A Little Friday File Fun

In Columbia, Pennsylvania, a family returned from a trip to find a 21-year-old man in their home, wearing their clothes, eating their food and rearranging their furniture. According to the Associated Press, police believe the man had settled in the home for at least two days. They also found a backpack with $2,800 worth of items that belonged to the family.

In Dayton, Ohio, a former University of Dayton student who borrowed the “History of the Crusades” from the university’s library in 1967 has sent it back with an apology for the late return. The Associated Press reports that the man checked out the book as a freshman before leaving school to join the U.S. Marines. The man says the book and other belongings must have been gathered from his dormitory room and sent to his parents’ house, where they remained until his parents died. He recently found the book in a box of belongings forwarded to him by his brother. University officials say they won’t be charging the man the late fee of about $350.

In Pompano Beach, Florida, a man entered a car dealership and tried to buy a BMW with a credit card and a food stamp card. His business was declined. The next night, the man burglarized the dealership and stole the BMW. Police were able to trace the car to a place where the man had run out of gas because he had no money to get any.

In Great Falls, Montana, a 66-year-old woman decided to attend a “Coffee with a Cop” event at a local café. However, police said she was stumbling and smelled of alc.ohol. A police lieutenant followed her to the parking lot and saw her vehicle resting against a light pole, the Associated Press reports. She was arrested after establishing that she was well over the legal limit to drive.

In New York City, a matchmaking service promises to help single people sniff out their perfect match by breathing in the odors from dirty T-shirts. Each of Smell Dating’s first 100 clients received a T-shirt to wear for three days straight without bathing. The clients then mailed the T-shirts back to Smell Dating, where they were cut into swatches. Smell Dating then sent batches of 10 mixed swatches back to the clients to sniff this week. A match will be made if one client likes the scent of another and the olfactory attraction is mutual.