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Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, October 31st

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DELTONA, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a Florida woman has been arrested after stealing 47 guns from her ailing father's collection.
Volusia County Sheriff's officials say 58-year-old Robert Carter suffered a stroke last year. He recently moved to a rehabilitation center and asked family members to check on his home and gun collection after Hurricane Irma.
Authorities arrested his daughter 30-year-old Crystal Gorman on Thursday, charging her with grand theft and 19 counts of dealing in stolen property.
The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports she sold the firearms to pawn shops. Authorities said they could trace the weapons because Carter had a list of their serial numbers. Most had already been resold.
Gorman is being held without bond. It's unclear if she had an attorney to comment on the charges.

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GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) - A grizzly bear killed for preying on cattle in Montana will be stuffed and put on display.
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks plans to donate the young male grizzly to Benefis Health System, which operates a hospital and other medical facilities in Great Falls.
Montana grizzly bear management specialist Mike Madel says the grizzly was one of the fattest he'd handled. The Great Falls Tribune bears in the area south of Glacier National Park where the bear was caught are fat from eating a bumper crop of wild berries this year.
Madel says Fish, Wildlife and Parks can't sell bear parts but will donate mounts if they're used for educational purposes.
 
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LONDON (AP) - A judge on the Great British Bake Off, a widely watched television cooking competition in the U.K., has been forced to apologize after revealing the winner hours before the final episode was scheduled to air.
Prue Leith posted the name of the winner on her Twitter feed while traveling in Bhutan, which is six hours ahead of Britain, thinking that fans had already seen the last installment. The show airs at 8 p.m. Tuesday in Britain.
Leith, 77, later tweeted: "I am so sorry to the fans of the show for my mistake this morning. I am in a different time zone and mortified by my error."
The Great British Bake Off has a strong hold on the U.K. public - last year, nine of the country's top ten TV programs were episodes of the series, with the finale being watched by nearly 16 million viewers. Contestants who win the Bake Off often become national celebrities, appearing on other TV shows and at charity events.
Channel 4 scored a coup earlier this year when it bought the rights to Bake Off. The program is such a hit that the fact the season finale landed on Halloween this year did not daunt TV executives.
Some Britons took to Twitter in anguish Tuesday over hearing the news of the winner before the show, with one commentator writing that Leith "nailed it" as a clown for Halloween.

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WASHINGTON (AP) - A Michigan financial adviser who shares the same name as a former member of President Donald Trump's campaign team caught up in an investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 elections has been trying to sort out a case of mistaken identity.
George Papadopoulos identifies himself on Twitter as a certified public accountant who offers financial advice. On Monday, it was revealed that a former foreign policy adviser to Trump also named George Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to FBI agents.
Since then, the accountant has been busy on Twitter adamantly stating that he is not the same person and has no association with Trump.
He has also brought a sense of humor to the situation, tweeting Tuesday : "Buy low sell high = Never lie to FBI"

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RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - Halloween started early in one Southern California city, where a man dressed as Forrest Gump has been running around neighborhoods and stopping to take pictures with residents.
Video and a photo from police show the man sporting a mangy fake beard, red shorts and a red "Bubba Gump" hat during his jogs around the city of Riverside. It's the same outfit worn by Tom Hanks in the 1994 Oscar-winning film "Forrest Gump." Hanks' character spends part of the movie running across the country.
The man identified himself to KABC-TV only as Forrest Gump. He added that "it doesn't really matter" who he is. He says his runs are "just something that took off and made the community happy, made people smile."

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PENNDEL, Pa. (AP) - A war kept Wayne Wood's brother from attending his first wedding, and a hurricane briefly derailed the secret plans for his second, but the 84-year-old has finally said "I do" again - this time with his unsuspecting brother serving as best man.
The brother, Gordon Wood, told the Bucks County Courier Times he had been hoping for a while that Wayne Wood would marry his girlfriend of 2 1/2 years, Joyce Mary Garren. He had been unable to attend his younger brother's first wedding because he was serving on a submarine in the Korean War.
Gordon Wood, 86, had pushed repeatedly for an answer on the possibility of nuptials.
"I kept asking him," he said.
But Wayne Wood stayed tight-lipped, replying only, "Soon."
The younger Wood and his new wife live in Lake Placid, Florida, but they devised a ruse to marry in Pennsylvania while visiting the elder Wood and his wife, Joan Wood. With the help of local court clerks, the ceremony was scheduled for September. Then Hurricane Irma hit, and the couple were forced to stay home and deal with the aftermath.
"We were all worried about them," judicial clerk Mary Ann Rink said.
The pair finally arrived for their visit last week. On Monday, the bride-to-be said she needed to pick something up at a Bucks County courthouse. Then, Wayne Wood stunned his older brother by asking him to stand by his side for an on-the-spot wedding.
"I just can't believe it," Gordon Wood said. "I think it is fantastic."
Decades after missing out on the first wedding, he teared up as he noted, "I have never seen him happier."

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LEECHBURG, Pa. (AP) - Police say a man who was at a Pennsylvania judge's office to pay court fines stole a wallet that was near the payment window and used the cash inside to pay his fees.
Allegheny Township Patrolman Kerry Myers tells the Tribune-Review surveillance cameras caught the actions of Steven Rago.
Rago was out on bail on simple assault charges and was at a district court judge's offices on Thursday to pay fees.
Myers says video shows the 31-year-old Rago putting a wallet into his sweat shirt pocket. He's seen later paying the fine with cash.
Police say he admitted to having the wallet and returned it. He paid back the money, but his bail was rescinded due to the new theft charge.
Rago was transported to county prison ahead of a preliminary hearing on the simple assault charges.
No attorney is listed.

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BRADFORD, England (AP) - A goalkeeper was sent off for urinating during an English football match on Saturday.
Salford keeper Max Crocombe apologized after he was issued a red card for relieving himself at the home of Bradford Park Avenue in the National League North, the sixth tier of English football.
"I'd like to sincerely apologise for the incident today. I was in a very uncomfortable position and made an error in judgement which spoiled a great win," Crocombe wrote on Twitter. "My intention was never to offend anyone and I'd like to apologise to both clubs and both sets of supporters and it won't happen again."
Bradford Park Avenue confirmed a supporter reported Crocombe, a 24-year-old New Zealander, to police.
"He was told by the steward twice not to do it and he went ahead and had a pee," club secretary Colin Barker said. "He went to the side of the stand as I understand it. I didn't actually see it but the referee definitely sent him off for it because he was alerted to it by his linesman.
"One of our spectators has made a formal complaint so we're waiting to see what will happen from there. But there's no secret about it. It's been reported to the police."
Salford, which won the match 2-1, is owned by businessman Peter Lim and five stars of Manchester United's "Class of 92," Ryan Giggs, Gary Neville, Phil Neville, Paul Scholes and Nicky Butt.

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Federal prosecutors in western New York say a 28-year-old man has been fined $5,000 for mailing live snakes to China.
The U.S. attorney's office in Buffalo says Chaoyi Le, of Shanghai, China, sent seven ball pythons from Amherst, New York to China in 2014 using a fake name and labeling the package "belts, candy and chocolate." The package was intercepted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
Le was convicted of federal Lacey Act false labeling. In addition to the fine, U.S. District Judge Frank Geraci on Monday ordered Le to pay $3,500 in restitution to the Fish and Wildlife Service.
His lawyer, Victor Sherman of Los Angeles, said Le will return to China on Tuesday and "wishes to apologize to the American people for his actions."

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METAIRIE, La. (AP) - Authorities say a woman accused of pepper-spraying patrons at a Chuck E. Cheese's in Louisiana has been arrested.
Nola.com/The Times-Picayune reports a deputy working a security detail was at the front of the Metairie Chuck E. Cheese's restaurant on Sunday when someone notified him about an argument that was getting out of hand. The deputy spotted the woman "indiscriminately spraying pepper spray."
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office spokesman Lt. Jason Rivarde says paramedics treated five adults and two children for exposure at the scene.
Police arrested 24-year-old Katarian Marshall and charged her with disturbing the peace by fighting. It's unclear if she has a lawyer.
 

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