A Little Friday File Fun

And now it's time for FRIDAY FILES!
By PS

In Montreal, Canada, a man driving his car was singing along to the 1990s dance hit “Gonna Make You Sweat.” Then, he got pulled over by police. Huffington Post Canada reports officers came up to look into the man’s car and asked him what he was doing. After he replied, “Nothing,” one officer asked him, “Did you scream loudly?” the Canadian Broadcasting Company reported. He told the officers, “No, I was just listening to my 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.

 

In Venice, Italy, a 25-year-old runner unexpectedly won a marathon. Turns out, he won the Huawei Venice Marathon after a motorcycle leading the six runners ahead of him took a wrong turn, The Guardian reported. Video shows the leaders running for several hundred meters in the wrong direction before they realize the error and have to turn back. The incident occurred about 16 miles into the 26.2-mile race.

 

In Henrietta, New York, a garbage truck rolled away from a gas station, traveled across the street and crashed into a retail store. WHAM-TV reports that gas station workers say the truck driver parked there to use the bathroom and the truck had rolled away by the time he returned. The irony: the store’s name is “A Beautiful Mess.”

 

In Salt Lake City, Utah, police were looking for a man wanted in a string of burglaries, spotted him and followed his car to a church. The man got out and ran into the church. A SWAT team was called and held a standoff, waiting for the suspect. According to the Associated Press, more than six hours later, police received a call from the man asking to be rescued because he accidentally locked himself into the church’s boiler room.

 

In Anchorage, Alaska, the airport sees different hazards than others across the country. Recently, workers cleaning up a runway found a 450-pound seal lounging on it. The seal was removed by sled by North Slope Animal Control. The workers have seen birds, caribou, polar bears and musk ox on the runway, but the seal sighting was a first, the communications director for the state Department of Transportation told the Associated Press.