Bizarre News-Marijuana for Gas

November 5, 2009 11:12:22 PM PST
The stories may be strange, but they're trueMARIJUANA FOR GAS
NEW MARKET, Md. (AP) - It's green -- but it's not money and it won't buy gas. Deputies in Frederick County, Md., charge James T. Hart tried to pay for fuel for his motorcycle with pot. A gas station clerk called the cops. Deputies report a search of Hart and his bike also turned up suspected cocaine and Oxycodone. Hart now faces a number of charges, including drug possession.

BO SCOOP
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is the most powerful man in the world -- so what does that make his dog, Bo? Obama reveals he has the nighttime dog-walking duties -- and that includes picking up Bo's you-know-what. The president tells a TV interviewer his walks with Bo around the White House are a highlight of his day. But the First Dog can be a naughty puppy. Michelle Obama says Bo has chewed up at least one magazine and gone after the president's gym shoes. Bo moved into the White House nearly five months ago, fulfilling a campaign promise the president made to his two young daughters, Malia and Sasha.

PATIENT ATM BURGLAR
VALENCIA, Pa. (AP) - Cash machines are sure built to take it -- as a suspected thief has learned. Pennsylvania troopers say they're looking for a man who attacked an ATM with a crow bar and power saw. But the man wasn't able to get anything out of the cash machine -- except for maybe a headache. Troopers say the man clobbered the ATM for 17 minutes at a bank in western P-A, before dawn earlier this month. State police are releasing surveillance video of the cash machine abuse, in hopes someone will be able to I-D the suspect.

BEER WADDLE
ZACHARY, La. (AP) - Most people would be walking awfully funny after a case of beer. But a woman in Louisiana isn't charged with drinking the beer, she's accused of stealing the brewski. Police in Zachary say security video shows Lisa Newsome pulling her up housedress, putting a case between her thighs and waddling out of a store. The case of brew weighed 20 pounds. Capt. David McDavid says when Newsome was busted this week she offered to demonstrate how she did the beer waddle. But McDavid says he replied, no thanks, he's not into that. Newsome was booked onto the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a theft charge.

SEMI BURGLARY
WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) - Police in Utah are looking for a pair of would-be crooks armed with -- a semi-truck. West Valley City officers report two men tried to smash their way into a pawnshop with a stolen tractor-trailer. Police Capt. Tom McLachlan says the men rammed the semi through the first set of doors but couldn't get through a second set. McLachlan says the two men ran, leaving the semi behind. Police are reviewing security video to try to identify the suspects.

GIANT WATERMELON
RUTHSBURG, Md. (AP) - Mechelle Suitt has a whale of melon. The watermelon the Maryland woman grew weighed in at 138 pounds. Suitt says a cashier told her the seeds she was buying were unusual. A few months later she found out why. The giant melon was displayed for a while at a produce stand near Suitt's home. Over the weekend, the monster melon was carved up. Suitt says she's getting all sorts of requests for seeds. But she saved them for neighbors, family and her pastor.


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