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Mad Minute stories from Thursday, June 11th

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Police in Florida say they won't file charges against a man who lost his arms while making fireworks. 

Officers say the man was mixing explosives in a coffee grinder, when the mix blew up.

Shrapnel severely injured the man, and blew his forearms to bits, exposing his bones.

Police say the found 31-year-old Justin McHenry sitting outside his Cape Coral home. 

Officers say they found evidence he was working with materials similar to what's used to make IEDs. 

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A 19-year-old man in Vero Beach, Florida faces charges after police say he hit his dad with a McDonald's bag full of hamburgers. 

The father of Tanner Wolf told investigators his son had been using marijuana and causing problems, and when he told his son to get his feet off the kitchen counter, Wolf got mad. 

Officers booked the teenager into jail for battery.

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What would you do if a large snake snacked on one of your animals? One man from Newalla, Oklahoma thought the appropriate reaction was to eat the snake. 

Trevor Bounds' family farm is home to chicken, ducks, rabbits and guineas.

"Guineas I heard are really good at flea and tick control so that's what we originally got them for" said Bounds.

Guineas were temporarily kept in a cage, until an unwelcome guest slithered in late one night, and Bounds found himself face to face with a 6 foot long snake. 

"I was a little irritated that the snake ate my guineas," Bounds said. "I'm sure I probably caught him probably an hour and a half after dinner."

And this serpent was ready for his second course.

They caught it sliding into their dog's cage, but it was short lived attempt.

Bounds killed the snake, measured his pray nose to tail, and fired up the grill.

Revenge is a dish best served cold, but this seared snake sure hit the spot. 

"Everyone always says it taste like chicken?" Bounds said, "it didn't taste like chicken. But yeah pretty good tastes like fish."

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(NBC) - Two young sisters in Texas started a lemonade stand to raise money for a Father's Day gift.

But police say the girls needed a permit to sell the lemonade and under Texas law, their stand had to have a health inspection.

They'd been open for an hour, and had already made more than $25 when the Summer time fun came to a stop, with a visit from police, initially because the girls were set up just off the curb in a residential street.

But they also needed a peddlers permit first. The city agreed to waive the $150 fee for the girls.

"It is a lemonade stand but they also have a permit that they are required to get", said Chief Clyde Carter of the Overton Police Department.

"I think that's ridiculous. I think they're 7 and 8 and they're just trying to make money for their own cause", said mother Sandi Evans.

"We have to follow by the state health guidelines", said Chief Carter.

Texas House Bill 970 prohibits the sale of food, which requires time or temperature control to prevent spoilage.

By law, the girls can't sell it without an inspection and permit.

This Saturday, the Green sisters plan to reopen their lemonade stand, but will only be accepting donations.

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The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says it's looking into reports of a man who was selling a live shark outside a South Florida supermarket.

Cellphone video caught the incident Thursday at a Publix in Fort Lauderdale.

The Sun Sentinel reports wildlife officials say once they determine what species the shark was, they'll make a firm decision on pursuing an investigation, but that one is "more than likely."

The man who was hawking the shark - Patrick Lanier - told television station WSVN he felt like he "struck gold" after catching the shark in the Intracoastal Waterway. When he found no buyers, he says he released it back into the water.

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No one got hurt when 87-year-old man crashed into a driver's license building in Deerfield, Illinois.

The man was taking a driving exam to renew his license. 

The Secretary of State spokesperson says the building was damaged, but would be repaired. 

The man was issued a conditional use license, but he had to wrap 2 feet of bubble wrap around his entire car. 

Investigators say it appears the man hit the gas instead of the break by mistake. 

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(AP) CHARDON, Ohio - Authorities said a hit man broke into an Ohio home in 2006 and killed 31-year-old Daniel Ott with a shotgun in what was a paid act of vengeance for his willingness to testify against the operator of a stolen car "chop shop" operation.

But the shooter killed the wrong Daniel Ott. The only thing the slain Daniel Ott was guilty of was having the same name as the intended target.

Nine years later, three men were indicted Wednesday in Ott's death.

Geauga County officials said Joseph Rosebrook, 59, of Saint Cloud, Florida; Chad South, 45, of Moraine, Ohio; and Carl Rosebrook, 57, of East Liberty, Ohio, were indicted on charges of aggravated murder, kidnapping and conspiracy to commit aggravated murder. They're being held in Geauga County Jail, just east of Cleveland, after their arrests on June 1.

Detectives were baffled by the slaying. They followed the usual playbook, looking at Ott's activities and the people who knew him. They got nowhere. Ott worked at a greenhouse nursery and lived an unassuming life with his girlfriend in quiet Burton Township.

It took six months before detectives learned there was another Daniel Ott, a man who they suspected was the hit man's real target. And it took another eight years or so to finally solve the case.

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A man is gaining worldwide recognition for his blood donations that have saved millions of babies' lives in Australia.

78-year-old James Harrison has been donating blood plasma for the past 60 years. Doctors say his donations have been used to save 2 million babies with Rhesus disease. Babies can die from the condition that comes from when they have a positive blood type, and the mother has a negative blood type.

When Harrison was 14, he needed blood to survive after surgery, and started to give blood afterwards as a way to say thanks. That's when doctor's realized his blood had an antibody that could fight Rhesus disease. 

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Some British tourists may go to jail for three months, unless they can pay a Malaysian tribal chief a fine of ten buffalo. 

That's what the chief demanded of Eleanor Hawkins and her friends after they got naked on top of a mountain in Malaysia and took a picture. 

The chief says their actions upset the gods and caused a deadly earthquake. 

Hawkins and 4 friends was detained at the airport in Sabah when she tried to go home. They're currently in a Malaysian prison. 5 others were able to go home. 

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HENRICO COUNTY, Va. - A Virginia mom apparently did not learn her lesson.

Laquanda Newby, 25, is charged with three counts of contributing to the delinquency or abuse of child after police said she left her two children inside her hot car outside the Henrico County Courthouse on Monday.

According to WTVR, Newby was at the courthouse to turn herself in for a previous situation that involved her allegedly leaving a child in a hot car.

On May 26, Newby was accused of leaving a child in a car while she shopped at Sam's Club. When police arrived, they found Newby by her car and could not arrest her for the alleged crime because they had not witnessed it.

Instead, the officer swore out a warrant if Newby promised to later turn herself in, according to WTVR.

When Newby turned herself in on Monday, police said she left her two children - ages 6 and 1 - in her car. Deputies could not say for sure how long the two children were in the car but surveillance video showed it was more than an hour.

The car's windows were closed and temperatures hit the 90s on Monday in Henrico County, police said.

Newby was booked in the Henrico Jail. Her bond was later denied.

The children were placed in the custody of their father.
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