In Palm Coast, Florida, four people have been arrested for criminal mischief when they trashed a pizza place, causing about $1,000 in damage. According to the Daytona Beach News-Journal, the melee started when a customer was angry that her garlic knots had cheese on them, and even though the restaurant gave her a refund, she felt it was handed to her disrespectfully.
In Newport, Shropshire, England, concerned citizens called police about an otter in distress. Upon investigation police found the “otter” was a collar from a fur coat. According to the Evening Standard, officers found humor in the wasted call though, and posted a picture of the “otter” in a patrol car with a caption saying, “Thank you to everyone for their concerns .. Ollie the Faux Otter is safely in our van recovering from his ordeal.”
In the Muswell Hill suburb of London, England, while drinking with friends at a pub, Simon Smith was persuaded to change his name to reflect his love of food. He officially changed it to Bacon Double Cheeseburger. The 33-year-old, who said he proudly signs off his work emails as “B D Cheeseburger,” told the Evening Standard he particularly got a kick out of booking into hotels on business trips. But this fiancée is not as amused about the name change, so Bacon admitted another name change might be needed ahead of their wedding.
In Hillsdale, New Jersey, some residents are being terrorized and accosted… by wild turkeys. In some neighborhoods, they are seemingly everywhere—waddling by the dozen in the road, perched on car roofs, pecking at the tires of delivery trucks. In one instance, a letter carrier felt trapped in his truck and telephoned his boss for help. The boss called 911 and officers ran the turkeys off. The postmaster explained the turkey situation as “crazy.” “I mean, they’re actually attacking, biting,” he said. “They chase the trucks—everything.”