A Little Friday File Fun

Starting in Memphis, Tennessee, pilots of a FedEx cargo heard a knock on the cabin door by a man who was an accidental stowaway. The pilots instructed him to sit in a jump seat in the cargo area and prepare for landing. According to the Huffington Post, the man is a FedEx worker who fell asleep while loading the Lubbock, Texas-bound aircraft.

In Westlake, Ohio, a stranger showed up at the door of a home in which only two teenage brothers were there. He was let in by the younger teen, breaking the family rule on admitting only known relatives, police said. Once inside, the man told the boys that their father owed him money, and he threatened them. The boys barricaded themselves in a bedroom, jumped out a second-floor window onto a garage roof and ran to a neighbor’s home to call for help. However, when police arrived, the boys’ father explained that he had a friend pose as a threatening ex-convict during a test to see whether his teenagers would let a stranger into their home, according to the Associated Press. A prosecutor will consider potential child-endangering charges against the adults.

In Corte Madera, California, a man drove to the California Highway Patrol office to report a crash he had been involved in over the weekend. According to the Associated Press, an officer who spoke to the man in the station’s lobby said he smelled strongly of alcohol. Also, his eyes were red and watery. After confirming that the man drove himself to the office, the man was given a sobriety test, and failed. He was arrested.

In Lincoln, California, EMTs responded to a call about an 87-year-old man who passed out while mowing the lawn. He didn’t want to go to the hospital, but his family took him inside to try to convince him to go with the EMTs. While inside, they heard the lawnmower crank up and looked out to find one of the EMTs finishing mowing the lawn. The elderly man’s son went out and said, ‘You don’t have to do this,’ but the EMT responded, ‘I checked with dispatch and we don’t have any pressing calls,’ the Huffington Post reported.