A Little Friday File Fun

In Sydney, Australia, a woman who escaped from prison didn’t like the mug shots police were supplying to the media to help find her. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, she made a Facebook post asking the police to use a more flattering picture. The post helped officers track her down and arrest her.

In West Palm Beach, Florida, a man was arrested at a Publix supermarket. Police say the man was screaming at employees and refused to leave the store, according to the Associated Press. The interesting part of the story—his name is Vladimir Putin.

In Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, a man visiting an emergency room says he was tired of caretakers treating his leg and wanted to go home. The Times Leader reports that he found an ambulance left running outside the emergency room while its crew transported a patient. The man hopped in the car and left. However, police used a GPS device in the ambulance to track the man. He has now been sentenced to 15 to 30 months in prison.

In Napier, New Zealand, some Pokemon Go players were out hunting virtual cartoon characters when they stumbled across something else. They heard a car alarm and saw a masked man run past. According to Reuters, they were able to hold the man until police arrived.

In Cornwall, England, contractors laid new tarmac and safety markings outside a top-performing private girls’ school. However, they spelled out SHCHOOL in big yellow letters, the Metro UK reports.  Headmaster Dr. Glenn Moodie said: “Our A Level students have just achieved a fantastic set of results with 100 per cent of those taking English getting grade A. If the road repair team need any advice on spellings in the future, we would be more than happy to help!”