A Little Friday File Fun

In New South Wales, Australia, a 12-year-old boy decided he wanted to drive to Perth. He was able to drive 800 miles, even refueling the car, before being stopped by police who noticed the car’s bumper was dragging on the ground. The boy was arrested.

In Vienna, Austria, a court has ruled in favor of a man charged with a public decency crime. A year ago, a policeman ticketed the man, and the ticket said he violated “public decency with a loud belch next to a police officer.” According to the Associated Press, the court said there was “never proof” that he burped to affront the officer.

Some jobs require a person to be in good physical shape, right? In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, police are trying to track down a man who robbed a Dunkin’ Donuts. Surveillance video caught the suspect doing stretches in the parking lot before the crime, according to CBS Philadelphia.

In Beaver Township, Ohio, police are looking for Bigfoot—actually more than one. The local NBC News station reports that the owner of Farmer Dave’s Gift Shop says someone stole three statues of the creature from outside her store. Two of the statues weighing as much as 225 pounds were mounted on pedestals. The owner says not only can’t she imagine how someone could have lifted them, she also believes they would be pretty difficult to hide.

In Fort Walton Beach, Florida, a police blotter says a 43-year-old woman, who was apparently upset that a man was playing a xylophone in the kitchen, dumped a pan of cold grease on his head. According to her arrest report, she asked him to stop and when he didn’t, she dumped the grease. The sheriff’s deputy noticed he had wet spots on his shirts and shorts and that there was a puddle of liquid on the floor near the xylophone. She was reportedly charged with assault.