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  • November 21, 2003 -- Chad Allen looked in his toilet bowl and thought he'd gone mad. Inside was an octopus. Just how the small sea creature - with eight tentacles and a head the size of a quarter - got there is a mystery in the town of West Peoria, Ill."It's wild that something like that would happen. Peoria has one of the best sewer systems in Illinois," said Mayor James Dillon.
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    FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
    FF. Jimmy Giberson Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Otten Ladder 35 *
    FF. Steve Mercado Engine 40 *
    FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
    FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
    FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
    FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
    FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40

    Charleston 9
    "If my job was easy a cop would be doing it."
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    • I ALWAYS THOUGHT YOU WERE SUPPOSED TO SMOKE IT....

      Police: Man chokes to death trying to hide bag of pot in mouth

      Thursday, November 20, 2003
      (11-20) 07:20 PST FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) --

      A man changing a flat tire choked to death on a bag of marijuana he had stuffed down his throat in an apparent attempt to hide it from police who stopped to help him, authorities said.

      Nickolas Sandoval, 24, died Wednesday.

      Officers were unaware at first Sandoval had drugs when they spotted him on the highway in Corinth, about 45 miles northeast of Fort Worth, said Corinth police Cpl. Frank Lott.

      Officers went from "Oh, hey, here is someone with a flat tire" to "Hey, this guy is choking," Lott told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

      Sandoval, of Ponder, was pronounced dead at a hospital. Cause of death: "asphyxiation due to aspiration of plastic bag," according to a spokeswoman for the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office.

      Sandoval was convicted at least three times of marijuana possession, and pleaded guilty two years ago to a drunken-driving charge.


      Maybe even a Darwin runner up?
      If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

      "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

      "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

      Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

      impossible solved cotidie. miracles postulo viginti - quattuor hora animadverto

      IACOJ member: Cheers, Play safe y'all.

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      • November 22, 2003 --Finally, justice for Billy the Kid. It took 122 years, but the legendary Wild West gunslinger now has a mouthpiece. New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson has appointed Sante Fe attorney Bill Robins to represent the Kid in an investigation into his death, supposedly at the hands of Sheriff Pat Garrett. "I'm hoping this will shed enough light that the governor can ultimately pardon Billy the Kid," Robins said
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        CAPT. Frank Callahan Ladder 35 *
        LT. John Ginley Engine 40
        FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
        FF. Jimmy Giberson Ladder 35
        FF. Michael Otten Ladder 35 *
        FF. Steve Mercado Engine 40 *
        FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
        FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
        FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
        FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
        FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40

        Charleston 9
        "If my job was easy a cop would be doing it."
        *******************CLICK HERE*****************

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        • November 23, 2003 -- Brazilian car thieves sparked a bio-hazard scare in Rio de Janeiro after stealing a biologist's car, which contained samples of cholera and typhoid fever. Police said they found the vehicle Friday morning in a shantytown, but without the samples in it. Investigators said the criminals had obviously been in the car, and likely do not know how dangerous the samples they took are when handled carelessly.



          November 23, 2003 --A woman collecting wood in a forest in India was killed and half-swallowed by a 10-foot-long python. The snake swallowed the woman head-first up to her waist. Villagers recovered the woman's body after slaying the snake, which had crushed the woman in its coils before eating her.

          ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
          NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
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          CAPT. Frank Callahan Ladder 35 *
          LT. John Ginley Engine 40
          FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
          FF. Jimmy Giberson Ladder 35
          FF. Michael Otten Ladder 35 *
          FF. Steve Mercado Engine 40 *
          FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
          FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
          FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
          FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
          FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40

          Charleston 9
          "If my job was easy a cop would be doing it."
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          • Firefighters Free Teen Stuck in Chimney



            COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A teenager who locked himself out of the house tried to shimmy down the chimney. It didn't work.

            Battalion Chief Craig Mosley said firefighters got a call Sunday evening reporting a child stuck in a chimney. When they arrived, they found the youth stuck a few feet from the bottom.

            Fire department spokeswoman Kelly McGuire identified the boy as 15-year-old Henry Golatt.

            He was small enough to get most of the way down the chimney, which was about a foot wide. But the flue that opens into the house was only 8 inches across.

            Mosley says firefighters considered cutting holes in the chimney or dismantling it, but decided on a less destructive approach. They lowered a rope from an aerial ladder and pulled Henry up very slowly.




            He lost his pants on the trip up but only his dignity was hurt.
            I.A.C.O.J. Firefighter/EMT-B

            "I'm gonna drill a hole in your skull and pump out all the stupidity"
            Gunny Ermey


            "Never underestimate the Power of Stupid People in Large Groups"


            Humpty Dumpty was pushed

            Polishing the Chrome on all the IACOJ "apparati"

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            • EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWw

              Miss. Police Probe Port-A-John Pyromania




              STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Starkville police detectives are investigating a series of incidents in which portable toilet facilities, or port-a-johns, have been set on fire and destroyed at various construction sites around the city.

              The incidents have been occurring at night usually between midnight and dawn, police detective Bill Lott said.

              "We do believe that whoever is doing this is using some type of accelerant to get the port-a-johns burning rather quickly. They're all made of plastic, and once it goes up, it burns up rapidly, which is what we've seen in all the cases," Lott said.

              No suspects had been identified or arrested as of Friday.

              Police are planning to send remnants of one of the burned port-a-johns to the State Crime Laboratory in Jackson for testing to determine if accelerants were used to set them aflame.




              Those responsible for the vandalism face arson charges and five to 20 years imprisonment if convicted.

              "Our biggest concern is that if one of these port-a-johns is close to a house or other building under construction and is set on fire, then the fire could spread to the larger structure and possibly to an adjacent one that might be occupied," Lott said.

              "We are urging people in areas where there is construction going on and port-a-johns have been placed to keep an eye out, especially at night. Being alert could help us catch those who are responsible."
              I.A.C.O.J. Firefighter/EMT-B

              "I'm gonna drill a hole in your skull and pump out all the stupidity"
              Gunny Ermey


              "Never underestimate the Power of Stupid People in Large Groups"


              Humpty Dumpty was pushed

              Polishing the Chrome on all the IACOJ "apparati"

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              • November 26, 2003 --There was a big furor when a Seattle restaurant started serving sushi on naked women, so it now has two men serving as platters, too. The guys, wearing only their boxers, went to work last weekend, covered in donuts rather than sushi. The happy-hour crowd "sipped drinks and took way too long deciding between crullers or pink with sprinkles," the Seattle Times reported.





                November 26, 2003 --DWI charges have been dropped against Brad Lieser of Belgrade, Minn. The reason: The tiny town (pop. 750) can't afford to prosecute him. "A few thousand dollars for one case - that's time we can have an officer out handling other cases," said Police Chief Gabe Tweten.
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                NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
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                CAPT. Frank Callahan Ladder 35 *
                LT. John Ginley Engine 40
                FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
                FF. Jimmy Giberson Ladder 35
                FF. Michael Otten Ladder 35 *
                FF. Steve Mercado Engine 40 *
                FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
                FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
                FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
                FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
                FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40

                Charleston 9
                "If my job was easy a cop would be doing it."
                *******************CLICK HERE*****************

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                • Woman rescued from flooded car arrested
                  Wednesday, November 26, 2003 Posted: 8:27 AM EST (1327 GMT)



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                  WINFIELD, West Virginia (AP) -- A woman whose rescue from her flooded car was broadcast on CNN and The Weather Channel was later arrested when a deputy who saw the TV footage realized her driver's license had been revoked.

                  Putnam County Sheriff's Deputy David Bailey, saw Christy Walker, 37, on a newscast November 19. A TV crew filmed her driving past screaming firefighters, fire trucks and cones set up to block part of a roadway covered in water. Her car submerged and she was rescued by volunteer firefighters.

                  Because he remembered her from a previous run-in, Bailey ran a driver's history check on Walker and confirmed that her license was invalid.

                  Last week, he used what he saw on TV to charge her with driving on a DUI-related revoked license. Walker was arrested in January on a charge of driving under the influence and Bailey also had charged Walker with driving illegally in September.

                  On Monday, Walker pleaded guilty to two counts of driving on a revoked and suspended license. She faces up to $500 in fines and up to six months in jail for each charge when she is sentenced December 15.


                  Future Darwin Award winner?



                  Tanker
                  I.A.C.O.J. Firefighter/EMT-B

                  "I'm gonna drill a hole in your skull and pump out all the stupidity"
                  Gunny Ermey


                  "Never underestimate the Power of Stupid People in Large Groups"


                  Humpty Dumpty was pushed

                  Polishing the Chrome on all the IACOJ "apparati"

                  Comment


                  • November 27, 2003 -- It's Thanksgiving Day and it's 63 degrees in New York.
                    ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
                    NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
                    343
                    CAPT. Frank Callahan Ladder 35 *
                    LT. John Ginley Engine 40
                    FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
                    FF. Jimmy Giberson Ladder 35
                    FF. Michael Otten Ladder 35 *
                    FF. Steve Mercado Engine 40 *
                    FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
                    FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
                    FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
                    FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
                    FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40

                    Charleston 9
                    "If my job was easy a cop would be doing it."
                    *******************CLICK HERE*****************

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                    • November 28, 2003 --A student has been arrested for disrupting cop radio signals by playing the sounds of sex acts over police frequencies. Rjib Mitra, 24, jammed police radios in Madison, Wis., with a porn-film soundtrack, cops said. He has been released on bail to his Milwaukee parents, who have been instructed to padlock the room in their home that contains a computer.


                      November 28, 2003 --A West Virginia woman whose dramatic rescue from her flooded car was broadcast on TV was later arrested after a sharp-eyed sheriff saw the footage, recognized the woman and remembered that her license had been revoked. Christy Walker, 37, was filmed careering into a roadway covered in water and then being rescued by volunteer firefighters. When the Putnam County sheriff saw her on TV, he remembered she'd had a run in with the law before, ran a driver's check and found out her license was invalid.
                      Last edited by E40FDNYL35; 11-28-2003, 06:35 AM.
                      ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
                      NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
                      343
                      CAPT. Frank Callahan Ladder 35 *
                      LT. John Ginley Engine 40
                      FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
                      FF. Jimmy Giberson Ladder 35
                      FF. Michael Otten Ladder 35 *
                      FF. Steve Mercado Engine 40 *
                      FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
                      FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
                      FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
                      FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
                      FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40

                      Charleston 9
                      "If my job was easy a cop would be doing it."
                      *******************CLICK HERE*****************

                      Comment


                      • November 29, 2003 -- You'll be in hot water if you live in Kentucky and don't bathe at least once a year. A state law requiring annual baths is one of the wackier ordinances on the books in Kentucky. Another odd statute requires that a woman in a bathing suit on a highway be escorted by at least two cops or be armed with a club. "Sometimes unusual laws have a little sense behind them," said Elizabethtown City Attorney D. Dee Shaw. "Sometimes they don't."
                        ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
                        NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
                        343
                        CAPT. Frank Callahan Ladder 35 *
                        LT. John Ginley Engine 40
                        FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
                        FF. Jimmy Giberson Ladder 35
                        FF. Michael Otten Ladder 35 *
                        FF. Steve Mercado Engine 40 *
                        FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
                        FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
                        FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
                        FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
                        FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40

                        Charleston 9
                        "If my job was easy a cop would be doing it."
                        *******************CLICK HERE*****************

                        Comment


                        • In Ohio it is illegal to tie your horse to the state fountain and you have to give an audible single when passing other cars.

                          I use this when passing police officers on the freeway *beep beep*

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                          • November 30, 2003 --Bill Fickett's nice gesture went up in smoke on Thanksgiving Day - literally. The St. Cloud, Minn., man just wanted to give his wife a break from the kitchen, so he offered to cook. But he ended up burning down the garage, causing about $14,000 in damage. However, Fickett said his family still had a nice dinner. "We just had to have chicken instead of turkey," he said.

                            ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
                            NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
                            343
                            CAPT. Frank Callahan Ladder 35 *
                            LT. John Ginley Engine 40
                            FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
                            FF. Jimmy Giberson Ladder 35
                            FF. Michael Otten Ladder 35 *
                            FF. Steve Mercado Engine 40 *
                            FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
                            FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
                            FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
                            FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
                            FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40

                            Charleston 9
                            "If my job was easy a cop would be doing it."
                            *******************CLICK HERE*****************

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                            • November 29, 2003 -- You'll be in hot water if you live in Kentucky and don't bathe at least once a year. A state law requiring annual baths is one of the wackier ordinances on the books in Kentucky.
                              That one isn't wacky at all. What's wacky is that the same law could still apply today ( Tries to imagine what not having a bath for a year would feel like..... )
                              IACOJ

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                              • December 5, 2003 --"Attention, Wal-Mart shoppers! Sheriff's deputies in aisle 2." A judge in Goldsboro, N.C., ordered deputies to go to the local discount megastore and "shop" around for folks willing to volunteer as jurors. Seems there weren't enough potential jurors for an upcoming murder trial. The deputies met with lots of resistance from Christmas bargain-hunters, but came up with 50 possibles.
                                ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
                                NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
                                343
                                CAPT. Frank Callahan Ladder 35 *
                                LT. John Ginley Engine 40
                                FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
                                FF. Jimmy Giberson Ladder 35
                                FF. Michael Otten Ladder 35 *
                                FF. Steve Mercado Engine 40 *
                                FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
                                FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
                                FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
                                FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
                                FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40

                                Charleston 9
                                "If my job was easy a cop would be doing it."
                                *******************CLICK HERE*****************

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