In Haines, Florida, a man crashed his riding lawnmower into a police car while the police officer was away from the car. When the officer came back, the man admitted he hit the police car, but insisted there was no damage. However, the officer noticed minor damage to the rear of the vehicle. The man failed a field sobriety test and admitted he was drunk. He is facing charges of driving under the influence.
In Punta Gorda, Florida, a Charlotte County sheriff’s deputy stopped a pickup truck after it ran a stop sign, and the driver told the officer he and his female passenger were collecting frogs and snakes under an overpass. He gave the deputy permission to search bags in the truck. When the deputy found 41 3-stripe turtles in the woman’s backpack, he asked if she had anything else. That’s when she pulled a 1-foot (0.3-meter) gator from her yoga pants.
In Gillette, Wyoming, The Gillette News Record reported that a 36-year-old man went to the Sportsman’s Warehouse and bought some items with a rewards card but allegedly took sunglasses and ammunition without paying for them. Police say he returned to the store a few hours later, asked to fill out a job application and left with two more pairs of sunglasses, allegedly without paying for them.