NEW YORK (AP) - There are plenty of nudes in New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art. But they usually don't move. Police report busting a naked woman yesterday inside the arms and armor exhibit. She was posing for a photographer in front of visitors. Model Kathleen "K.C." Neill now faces a charge of public lewdness. Her lawyer says the museum is full of nude art, so it's "ridiculous" to arrest her. Photographer Zach Hyman directed the shoot. He's been getting attention lately for posing nude models on subways.
STEAM CAR RECORD
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) - Charles Burnett III drives a car that's really smokin' -- or make that steamin'. He was behind the wheel of the British Steam Car Challenge. The car appears to have broken a more than 100-year-old land speed record. The car, dubbed the "fastest teakettle in the world," hit a top speed of 151 miles per hour. It averaged nearly 140 over two mile-long runs at Edwards Air Force Base, in the California desert. If the run is confirmed, it will beat the official steam car record set by a Stanley Steamer in 1906. That mark now stands at 127 mph. Burnett's steamer is no lightweight. It weighs three tons and has 12 boilers to produce all that steam.
HENDERSON, Ky. (AP) - It wasn't a very sweet ending for a guy drinking hot chocolate behind the wheel. Police report Brent Churchill's Toyota Solara convertible ended up in the Ohio River. He was trying to make a U-turn on a boat ramp in Henderson, Ky. Officers say Churchill spilled the hot chocolate into his lap and lost control of the car. The Evansville Courier and Press reports the convertible top was down. Churchill was unhurt and climbed out as the Toyota floated down river. The sunken car was later found and towed out of the water.
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - It's one crime that really sucks. Sioux Falls, S.D., police report someone has ripped-off a car wash vacuum cleaner. The 4-foot-tall coin-operated vac was taken, along with its solid granite base. Police believe the vacuum theft happened late Sunday or early Monday. The missing vac and base are worth about five-grand.
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - Lumpy stamps mean some legal lumps for a Virginia woman. Ashley Arlene Dudley has been sentenced to 30 days in jail for trying to sneak pot to inmates in the Roanoke City Jail. Deputies became suspicious when they found 11 envelopes with unusually lumpy stamps. Underneath the stamps, deputies report discovering bits of pot. Authorities say fingerprints on the letters matched Dudley's.
AMHERST, N.Y. (AP) - University at Buffalo student Brian Borncamp won't be roughing it this semester. The philosophy and computer science major had been building a cabin in the woods on the western New York campus. He said he couldn't afford tuition and rent. But UB administrators gave the cabin idea an "F." He was almost finished when campus officials told him he had to clear out this week. The university says Borncamp has now accepted an offer of more conventional temporary housing.