Bizarre News-Naked Burglary

August 5, 2009 10:12:37 PM PDT
The stories may be strange, but they're trueNAKED BURGLARY
ABINGTON, Pa. (AP) - A man accused of breaking into apartments in suburban Philadelphia, stealing women's underwear and leaving the scene naked has surrendered to police. The lawyer for 52-year-old Michael Victor says his client "has some severe issues to deal with." The burglar was caught on surveillance video during Friday's break-in.

GAY RODEO
PLYMOUTH MEETING, Pa. (AP) - The circuit combines the rough-and-tumble American rodeo tradition with campy flourishes that you won't see at its straight counterpart. The Liberty Stampede, one of more than a dozen gay rodeos nationwide this year, took place over the weekend on the rodeo grounds of the Lu Lu Shriners club in suburban Philadelphia. The competitions include "goat dressing" where two people attempted to get a pair of underwear briefs on a goat. Another gay rodeo signature, the "wild drag race," involves a man or woman, dressed in drag, trying to ride a steer across a finish line as two team members assist. There now are 28 regional organizations throughout North America and 17 rodeos on the 2009 schedule, according to the International Gay Rodeo Association.

GOLFER ASSAULT
FARGO, N.D. (AP) - A North Dakota man has pleaded not guilty to an aggravated assault charge stemming from a golf course argument. Fifty-seven-year-old Donald Sauvageau is accused of hitting another man in the head with a golf club at Fargo's Rose Creek Golf Course over the weekend. Sauvageau allegedly told police he was upset that the other man had hit balls into his group and tried to hit the man on the shoulder with his sand wedge, but missed and struck the man on the side of the head. Authorities say the 55-year-old victim needed stitches.

MAYOR ARRESTED
WIDENER, Ark. (AP) - The City Council of Widener, Arkansas has decided Mayor Abron Pitts can't drive a city truck any more after the his second arrest on a driving-while-intoxicated charge. Pitts was arrested about 10 p.m. Friday after driving the city truck to his home, with a state trooper in slow pursuit, following an attempt to make a traffic stop. During a special meeting of the City Council Monday, the council voted unanimously not to allow Pitts to drive the city truck. He turned in a key, though he said he had others at home.

RALLY TALLY
STURGIS, S.D. (AP) - The South Dakota Department of Public Safety says drunk driving arrests are about the same as last year so far at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally - and that drug arrests are down. Authorities report 31 misdemeanor and five felony drug arrests through Monday in Sturgis. At the same point in the 2008 rally, there had been 79 misdemeanor and 16 felony drug arrests. In one case during a traffic stop in Pennington County, a Highway Patrol trooper found 230 marijuana cigarettes disguised as Camel cigarettes.

MOTORHOME JOYRIDE
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) - Police say five teens stole a motor home from Billings, Mont., and drove it nearly 1,000 miles on a joyride to Washington state. The Whatcom County sheriff's office says the three boys and two girls, ages 14-to-16 were arrested Monday. Deputies had been alerted by Billings police the vehicle might be in Whatcom County. The Bellingham Herald reports the teens were booked into juvenile detention for investigation of possessing stolen property. The motor home was not damaged.


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