A Little Friday File Fun

In Tuscon, Arizona, a man locked himself out of his house and decided to try and get in through the chimney. However, he became stuck there for four hours until a neighbor heard his cry for help and called firefighters. By the time help arrived, he had managed to get far enough down to touch the floor, but the exit was too narrow for him to completely escape, the department said, according to the Huffington Post. Firefighters pulled him back up through the chimney.

In Gwinnett County, Georgia, a 16-year old playing high-school soccer experienced his third soccer-related concussion and fell into a coma. After several days, he woke up, but could only speak Spanish. According to the Huffington Post, the boy, whose English has since returned, said he knew a little Spanish because his friends and a brother speak the language, but he’d never felt comfortable holding a conversation in Spanish before his injury. His Spanish has gradually slipped away since he woke up.

In Blyth, Northumberland, England, led police on a chase after police spotted him speeding. The chase reached up to 129 miles-per-hour. When he was stopped, he told police he had stopped at a McDonald’s drive-thru and wanted to get home and eat his burger and fries while they were still warm, the UK’s Metro reports.

In Portland, Oregon, a man was arrested for dressing as a tree and standing in the middle of a busy intersection. He was arrested after refusing police orders to leave the area. According to the Portland Press Herald, the man told police his motivation was to see how people would react to what he called his “performance” and how he might impact “people’s natural choreography.” 

In Athens, Ohio, an Ohio University professor says a student checked into his class Tuesday by swiping a card, but wasn’t there when the professor took attendance at the end of the session. He emailed the student who confessed that he had ditched class because his father got him tickets to the opening game of the World Series. According to the Associated Press, the student included a picture of himself and his brother at Progressive Field. The professor responded by calling it “an impeccable excuse,” and added “no repercussions.”