In West Columbia, South Carolina, a man walked into a Waffle House at 3 a.m. and found only one employee in there, whom he says was napping. So, he went behind the counter and cooked his own meal, then left. He admitted to WIS-TV that he was ineb.riated and that he returned later to the restaurant to pay for his meal. The sleeping employee was suspended for one week.
In South St. Paul, Minnesota, police recently received a letter and $1,000 from an anonymous man. Apparently, the sender of the letter sped off after hitting a parked car more than 30 years ago. The Pioneer Press reports that the note says the driver hit a parked car one evening in 1985 or 1986. The sender expressed remorse and requested police try to track down the vehicle’s owner. The note says the money could be donated to a police charity if the victim isn’t located. “I am sorry for any inconvenience that I have caused and I ask for your forgiveness,” the letter says.
In South Portland, Maine, many Christmas shoppers will be delighted to find out their gifts are already paid for. According to WGME-TV, representatives for a Toys R Us store say a husband and wife stopped in to pay off $10,000 in layaway orders for other families. The couple is local and desired to remain anonymous. The money is enough to pay off the balance on about 100 layaway accounts.
In South Hackensack, New Jersey, police pulled over a woman when they noticed a mass transit sign poking out of the roof of her car. The Associated Press reports that the woman didn’t even notice it was there, but police say the sign got stuck in the vehicle when the driver was in Secaucus. Yes, alc.ohol was involved.
In Northport, New York, a woman arrived at a courthouse, pulled into a parking lot, cut off an unmarked police car then parked in a spot clearly identified as reserved for the village’s police chief. According to the Associated Press, when officers asked the woman to roll down her window, pot smoke billowed out. She was at court to face a charge of unlawful possession of mari,juana, and police gave her a second ticket for the same offense.
In Maplewood, New Jersey, a family leaves candy, snacks, tissues, hand warmers and other goodies outside their door every year for delivery people. But, this year, hours after setting them outside their home, they noticed things had been stolen. According to the Associated Press, The thief seemed to be targeting the priciest stuff, including about 25 squares of Ghirardelli chocolate. The family set up a surveillance camera and found the culprit—a very plump squirrel.