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Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, April 26th

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- A Kentucky man has been arrested in North Carolina after witnesses say he urinated on the floor of an American Airlines flight from San Francisco to Charlotte.
A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police report states that 28-year-old Jordan Gardner was arrested Sunday morning when the flight arrived.
Multiple media outlets reported that witnesses said Gardner pulled down his pants, arched his back and urinated on the floor. A flight attendant was notified and sent him to the bathroom.
The flight attendant used club soda to clean the mess. Gardner returned to his seat about 15 minutes later.
Charlotte police and the FBI met the flight.
WBTV reported the Ludlow, Kentucky, man faces a criminal complaint of destruction of aircraft. He's to appear in federal court Thursday. It was not known if he has an attorney.

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ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- A 12-year-old western New York girl wound up running 10 extra miles after she got into the wrong road race.
LeeAdianez Rodriguez had registered for the 5K race that was part of last Sunday's Rochester Regional Health Flower City Challenge. She thought she was arriving late at the starting line when the race started, so she began running with the rest of the runners.
It turned out she was actually running with the half-marathoners on the 13.1-mile course and not in the 5K, or 3.1 miles. Rodriguez says she realized about halfway through that she was in the wrong race but decided to finish.
She completed the half-marathon in 2:43:31.
Her mother became worried when her daughter wasn't among the finishers of the 5K, but they were reunited when Rodriguez finished the half-marathon.

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Detroit, MI -  A 5-day-old Chihuahua puppy named Bobby has been rescued by someone unusual. 
The Michigan Humane Society picked him up, after his mom was hit and killed by a car. He was too young for puppy food, and there were no lactating dogs at the shelter, so workers tried to have a mother cat nurse Bobby along with her kittens.
Sure enough, it worked. 
Bobby fit right in and the momma cat, named Gwin, accepted him as one of her own.
The shelter says it will be a few more weeks before Bobby can start eating solid food. At that point, he'll be moved to a foster home to be socialized with other dogs.

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PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. (AP) -- Fearing Snapchat could take an ugly turn toward "snap chomp," police are warning people not to take selfies with an alligator in suburban Atlanta.
Peachtree City police also advise residents not to feed the 6-foot gator known as "Flat Creek Floyd" as he soaks in the sun on Flat Creek, about 30 miles southwest of downtown Atlanta.
Peachtree City police Lt. Mark Brown tells WSB-TV that the gator's presence has "gone a little crazy" on social media.
Police say that when Floyd was spotted earlier this month, it was the first alligator sighting in the area in five years. Gators are common in parts of south Georgia, but are not usually seen in metro Atlanta.

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FRANKFORT, N.Y. (AP) -- State police say an upstate New York mayor illegally provided his village with 111 road signs belonging to the state Department of Transportation.
Sixty-year-old Frank Moracco was charged Monday with official misconduct and petit larceny. Investigators say Moracco works as a sign shop foreman for the DOT. He's accused of stealing the signs and giving them to the Herkimer County village of Frankfort.
Village clerk Karlee Tamburro tells The Observer-Dispatch of Utica that Moracco will continue to serve as mayor and the Mohawk Valley village isn't commenting on the charges. Moracco couldn't be reached at his office.
He's due in court on May 3.

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DUARTE, Calif. (AP) -- A bear cub seen rooting through garbage cans and wandering in a suburban Los Angeles County foothill community was captured and released back into the wild.
The Los Angeles Times reports the bear - estimated to be about 100 pounds - was spotted Sunday roaming though yards, gardens and down streets in Duarte at the base of the San Gabriel Mountains.
Sheriff's Lt. Ernest Bille says the cub climbed up and down a tree and hid behind homes while wildlife officials searched for it.
The bear was eventually tranquilized, caught and dropped off back in the mountains.
Officials say the cub was between 18 and 30 months old and capable of living independently in the wild.

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Missouri Senate has tabled a sales tax proposal after a senator filibustered it by reading a book about 50 Cent.
Democratic Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal on Monday read for almost an hour from "The 50th Law," a self-help book co-authored by 50 Cent and Robert Greene that draws on anecdotes from the rapper's life.
Chappelle-Nadal opposes a plan to would allow unincorporated areas of St. Louis County to vote on a sales tax to fund law enforcement. She says the county's government should not see additional funding until it addresses a number of issues. That includes the way law enforcement responded to protests in Ferguson following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
The House passed a similar bill 123-24 later Monday. That bill now heads to the Senate.

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Apparently people in Germany really don't like looking up from their phones. The issue has gotten so extreme, the city of Augsburg has decided to do something about it.
To ensure the safety of pedestrians, the city is installing traffic lights in the sidewalk -- that way people won't have to look up from their phones in order to notice the traffic signal in front of them. 
A recent survey in Berlin found nearly 20% of people have missed changing signals because they were looking down. Researchers also found young people were more likely to put themselves in harms way to look at their phones. 

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We've all seen weird mugshots, but here's a new one. 
Police in Miami arrested a man with half a beard, for having a full stash of marijuana. 
Officers say 58-year-old Kevin Gibson had more than 20 grams of pot on him, planned to sell it, and was drinking in public. 
He was booked into jail for possession, and is still in jail on a $5,500 bond. 

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A man in Florida is in jail, after he got caught having sex with a woman at an apartment's public pool. 
Police say when swimmers told 28-year-old Austin David Misiak to stop, he did, but he wasn't happy about it. They say he then got out of the pool, chased and tried to hit children who were there. 
Police say he yelled at the adults, and tried to attack a 15-year-old girl who told him to stop bothering everyone. Instead, the girl's boyfriend stepped in and punched Misiak twice. 
Officers came to the pool and arrested him. No one got hurt. 

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