In Stuart, Florida, a man on his lunch break was “dying to eat some clams.” The man told TCPalm he was disappointed that the restaurant wanted to charge him $12 for a plate of tiny clams that had “nothing in the shell.” When restaurant staff refused to give the man a refund, he allegedly called 911 hoping an officer would help resolve the issue. The officer told him to call the non-emergency number. A short time later, Agosto called back griping that nobody was answering the non-emergency line and that he still needed an officer to arrive on the scene. An officer did show up at the restaurant, but just to serve the man with a notice to appear in court for one count of misuse of the 911 system.
In Alberta, Canada, a divorcing couple have finally resolved their custody battle—over Edmonton Oilers hockey season tickets. The wife filed for joint custody of the tickets and won. “The parties shall alternate choices for game tickets with the defendant choosing first the game for which he wants tickets, the plaintiff choosing second for her game, and the parties alternating choices thereafter until all regular season tickets have been assigned,” a court justice ruled, according to CTV News.
In Montreal, Canada, a man was driving and singing along to the song “Gonna Make You Sweat,” a 1990 dance hit by C+C Music Factory that includes the command, “Everybody dance now!” He was pulled over by police, and officers asked him if he screamed loudly, the Canadian Broadcasting Company reported. The man explained he was just singing along to his favorite song. After police checked the man’s license and registration, they came back with a traffic ticket fining him $149 Canadian dollars (or $117) for screaming in his car. The man plans to contest the ticket as soon as a court date is scheduled, which could take up to a year.
In Manhattan, New York City, a mistake changed a woman’s life. She asked a store clerk for a $1 New York Lottery scratch-off ticket, but instead he handed her a $10 Set For Life ticket. The woman decided to just go ahead and buy it, and later told the lottery she used it for a bookmark for a couple of weeks before scratching it. But, when she did, she discovered she was the winner of $5 million to be distributed over 20 years, plus annual net sums of $172,068 after that for the rest of her life.