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Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, October 4th

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KEY LARGO, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a naked drunk Florida man wanted to know if his .45-caliber gun and shotgun worked, so he fired them into the air.
Neighbors heard the gunfire Tuesday and called the Monroe County Sheriff's Office.
Spokeswoman Becky Herrin said in a news release that arriving deputies found 66-year-old Roger Scheid inside the home.
Herrin said Scheid was "naked and appeared to be intoxicated."
Investigators found the weapons and two spent casings.
Scheid first told deputies he was cleaning the guns. Then, he said he was checking to see if they worked. He is charged with unlawful discharge of a weapon and firing a weapon while under the influence. An attorney is not listed on jail records.

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RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - A would-be thief in a Rio de Janeiro suburb apparently chose the wrong gym to rob.
Surveillance camera footage shared widely on social media shows the man entering the gym and jumping a turnstile after arguing with the receptionist. Several seconds later, the man is seen jumping back over the turnstile and fleeing outside. He is chased by several jiu-jitsu students dressed in uniforms.
Jiu-jitsu teacher Edgar Neto told The Associated Press that the incident happened Monday night and he reported it to police.
The man managed to escape. Police said Wednesday he hasn't been arrested, but they have recovered one of his sandals that fell off during the chase.
 
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CASPER, Wyo. (AP) - Police say a central Wyoming man they arrested for public intoxication claimed he had traveled back in time to warn of an alien invasion.
Casper police say the man they encountered at 10:30 p.m. Monday claimed he was from the year 2048.
KTWO-AM in Casper reports that the man told police that he wanted to warn the people of Casper that aliens will arrive next year, and that they should leave as soon as possible. He asked to speak to the president of the town, about 170 miles (270 kilometers) northwest of Cheyenne.
The man told police he was only able to time travel because aliens filled his body with alcohol. He noted that he was supposed to be transported to the year 2018, not this year.

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SANFORD, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina man has been arrested and charged with trying to hide marijuana in the bushes at a courthouse before a hearing on a possible probation violation.
Local media outlets reported that Lee County Sheriff Tracy Carter said 21-year-old Teon Shamal La'Shane Douglas of Sanford was arrested Monday after deputies saw him putting marijuana and a cellphone and some other items in the bushes at the courthouse.
The sheriff said narcotics officers saw Douglas put about 15 grams of marijuana in the bushes at the courthouse in Sanford.
Carter said Douglas was arrested after the probation hearing and charged with felony possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
It was not known if Douglas has an attorney on the latest charges.

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A terrifying Freddy Krueger-like metal glove with six-inch blades at the fingers was anonymously turned into police in England.
The seemingly home-made weapon, which looks eerily like those worn by the burnt serial killer in the 1984 hit "A Nightmare on Elm Street," was dropped off at the knife bin at the Uxbridge police station.
"There are knives and then there is this," the West Drayton Police wrote in a tweet sharing photos. "Safely dropped off anonymously in the knife bin in #Uxbridge Police Station. #noknives."
Local residents were in disbelief that someone made the gloves.
"So Freddy Krueger lives in Uxbridge - brilliant, I just moved here last year thinking it was a safe place to live," Denis Hart told the Mirror UK.

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(Huffington Post) Give him points for truthfulness. Oh, and style.
 A man in Sterling, Connecticut, is facing numerous charges after State Police pulled him over Saturday night for suspected DUI.
They allegedly saw his vehicle strike a sidewalk curb and break other traffic laws, according to The Smoking Gun.
Police said Corey failed sobriety tests and found marijuana and drug paraphernalia inside the car. Oh, and a 12-inch machete, according to the Hartford Courant.
Corey was arrested, which, admittedly, is not unique.
However, the shirt he was wearing at the time is. It was a green T-shirt with perhaps the most truthful statement ever put on a piece of clothing: "Beer + Beer = Shenanigans." 
Corey was charged with numerous traffic violations including operating under the influence of alcohol, as well charges for possession of drug paraphernalia and marijuana and weapons in a motor vehicle, according to NBC Connecticut.
He was later released on a $10,000 bond. His next scheduled court appearance is Oct. 3 and it's likely he'll wear a different shirt.

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CONCORD, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts bakery's granola may be made with love, but federal officials say it shouldn't be listed as an ingredient on the package.
Nashoba Brook Bakery, in Concord, was taken to task by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for listing "love" as an ingredient on its Nashoba Granola label. In a letter posted this week on the FDA website, the agency said federal regulations require that ingredients "must be listed by their common or usual name."
"'Love' is not a common or usual name of an ingredient, and is considered to be intervening material because it is not part of the common or usual name of the ingredient," the FDA wrote.
The agency said in a statement Wednesday that listing "love" as an ingredient was just one of several violations, including a failure by the company to clean and sanitize its baking equipment and facility properly.
The information about the use of "love" was included but is not among the agency's top concerns, the FDA said.
The bakery's CEO, John Gates, told The Associated Press the bakery will be "fully cooperative" with the FDA. He also said the bakery has a "cleaning contract of $100,000 per year," along with a pest control contract.
Gates said the company has gotten a positive reaction from people since news of the letter began to circulate.
"It taps this feeling that a lot of Americans have that there are ways in which the government can overreach, and it seems kind of silly," Gates said. "Because it's about the word love, it's cathartic. ... It makes it something that people can smile at."
Bakery co-owner and chief baker Stuart Witt said the company has been open nearly 20 years, and has been selling granola nearly that long. "Love," has been listed on the label from the beginning, he said.
"We feel very strongly that love is a big part of what we do," he said, adding that much care is put into baking the company's rustic, European-style sourdough bread.
"Because it's such a long process, there's so much room for error if you're not really caring and putting a lot of love into it," he said. "I always say, with our granola, you need to mix it, mix it thoroughly, and then when you're done, mix it again, and mix it again."
Witt said it's up to the government to say whether "love" should come off the label.
"We're not very happy about," he said. "But we're going to do it."

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Paducah, KY - If you think you've had a busy week, check out the nursery at a Kentucky hospital. 
Six sets of twins were born there in just one week, which is a record for that particular hospital. 
12 babies in all, four boys and eight girls. They're all doing well and their parents feel like they're part of an exclusive club. 
"A little chaotic but it's exciting," said Morgan Demyer, a nurse at the hospital. "It's exciting for us to get to experience that with families and the families getting that joy as well. So everybody gets the opportunity to be double-blessed."
One thing the babies, parents and moms have in common - they all will need lots of naps. 

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A man who was caught trying to sneak snakes into Canada in his socks has pleaded guilty.
Federal prosecutors in Buffalo say 28-year-old Chaoyi Le faces up to five years in prison after pleading guilty Tuesday to violating wildlife regulations.
He was arrested in 2014 at the Lewiston-Queenston Bridge in western New York after Canadian border agents discovered three live albino western hognose snakes hidden in his socks. At first, Le said he'd found them in a New York park, but eventually admitted buying them.
Authorities say Le, a Chinese citizen who lives in Mississauga, Ontario, was trying to avoid a U.S. Fish and Wildlife inspection.
Court documents say that on the same day, Le also mailed several snakes from New York to China.
Sentencing is set for Oct. 30.

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LA CROSSE, Wis. -- A 90-pound brat was returned to an American Legion Post in La Crosse after it was stolen early Friday morning. 
WEAU-TV reports the "Golden Brat" was taken off its grill around 3 a.m. morning. The suspects dropped the 8-foot-long brat behind the building and it fell into three separate pieces.
Bartender Cali Hoffman says that a lot of people put in a lot of work to prepare the bratwurst.
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"It was just like a tradition that we have here it's kinda like a lot of money wasted, a lot of time, preparation wasted. I know that the people have been cooking it since 9 o'clock last night, been here all night, didn't sleep anything like that and people just stole it just for fun and games," Hoffman said.
Although the brat could not be served, it was still sliced up as tradition.
Police are still reviewing surveillance video to figure out who grabbed the extra large brat - and returned it. 
 

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