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Mad Minute stories from Wednesday, April 18th

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(Miami Herald) A naked Florida man in a Publix parking lot kicked trash cans and jumped on and punched cars while screaming "I only had one beer!" cops say.
Indian River County sheriff's deputies arrested Jonathan Boettcher, 46, and charged him with disorderly public intoxication.
According to the arrest report, a deputy arrived at a Publix on U.S. 1 in Vero Beach Thursday night to find Boettcher swinging his arms and yelling while wearing no shirt and no underwear, but with basketball shorts around his ankles.
The deputy said Boettcher was sweating uncontrollably as he yelled "I only had one beer!" and "I only wanted to smoke some pot."
One witness told the deputy she had seen Boettcher screaming and fussing before kicking over the cigarette disposal on a trash can. After that Bruce Lee moment, she said, he entered Publix and shouted, "You're not the one!"
A second witness said Boettcher had been near the post office north of Publix, stopping traffic and punching cars before stripping off his clothes.
For his part, Boettcher told the deputy he'd had one beer and smoked part of a marijuana joint in the homeless camp behind Publix. As for dropping his pants, he claimed to be responding to a friend mooning him or indulging in behavior that was "the only way we would get him out of there."
They did. A judge sentenced him Friday to 45 days in county jail.

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Firefighters in central Indiana had a strange problem on their hands this week: hashing out what to do with a raccoon its owner said was stoned.
A woman awoke firefighters at Station 82 in Wayne Township, east of Indiana, in the middle of the night asking for treatment for her pet raccoon, according to a tweet from the township's fire department. 
"The raccoon had smoked too much weed," the department said Monday, going on to assure readers that, "Yes! It happened!"
The firefighters love animals but weren't able to help the baked beast, according to the tweet. 
"It really left the guys scratching their heads that someone brought a raccoon to the firehouse at 2 a.m. seeking help, and especially with the condition the animal was in, so we hope that the raccoon made a full recovery," Fire Capt. Mike Pruitt told NBC affiliate WTHR.
 
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Dortmund, Germany, may be ground zero for the next sexual revolution, thanks to the world's first brothel showcasing silicon sex dolls.
Called Bordoll, the brothel opened last year to johns wanting to enjoy the charms of one or more of the establishment's 13 female sex dolls and one male doll.
Each session with a doll costs around $101 per hour, and owner Evelyn Schwarz says each doll is booked to "work" 12 sessions a day, according to the Metro.
Schwarz purchased her silicon working girls from Asia for around $2,538 each. Each plastic prostitute is a different size, with different hair colors and breast sizes.
Since opening the brothel doors, Schwarz said men all over Germany have patronized the establishment — and claims 70 percent have come back. "For many it is not a fetish but more of a curiosity," she said, according to the Mirror.
Schwarz says it's not uncommon for women to wait "outside in the car" while their husband has sex with a doll. "They see it as a toy," she said.Schwarz said most customers have treated the dolls with respect, but she's already had to replace one doll.
Schwarz said a 5-foot-1, blond, blue-eyed doll's backbone was broken. She told Vice the customer "created a second asshole."

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April 18 (UPI) -- Officials in Hawaii shared video of a monk seal pup playing with a knife it apparently found at a Hawaii Island beach.
The Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources shared a video showing the seal pup using its mouth to play with an orange-handled knife at a beach on Hawaii Island.
The department said the seal, known to researchers as Manu'iwa, was spotted with the knife on Sunday.
"There was real concern that the seal pup might swallow the knife. It's a reminder to all of us to properly dispose of our trash and not to leave it on Hawaii's beaches or in the ocean," the DLNR Division of Conservation and Resources Enforcement officer who captured the video said in a Facebook post.
The department said the seal eventually dropped the knife under some rocks and officers were later able to retrieve the sharp object.

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April 18 (UPI) -- An aspiring funeral director who showed up to her Georgia prom in a casket said the stunt was intended to both amuse and send a sobering message.
Alexandrea Clark, who rode to the Americus Sumter High School senior prom in a hearse Saturday, was unloaded from the vehicle in a casket, to the surprise of her classmates.
Clark, who posted photos of the reveal on Facebook, said she wanted to send a message to her classmates about the dangers of drinking and driving after prom.
"I was thinking about my class and how they are going to prom and doing the bad stuff after prom; like having drugs and doing all that," she told WXIA-TV.
Clark, who has been working for two years at the West Mortuary in Americus, said her unusual prom arrival was also designed to celebrate her intention to become a funeral director.
"This is just what I do, and this is my career that I plan on doing and I love what I do," she said. "I love being around people and helping others. And it's not to disrespect anybody."

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (WFLA) - A St. Petersburg man said the letter "o" from a Hooters sign blew off the wall and landed on his foot, leaving him with injuries. But video of the incident tells another story. 
According to an affidavit, John Bradley Kane, 55, was arrested for insurance fraud Friday after deputies said he lied to investigators about an incident outside the Hooters restaurant located at 192 Johns Pass Boardwalk West in Madeira Beach.
In November, Kane retained an attorney to file an insurance claim against Hooters' insurer, Liberty Mutual after he claimed he was struck in the foot by an "o" from a Hooters sign that had blown off the wall during Hurricane Irma.  Kane said he should be reimbursed $50,000 for treatment and demanded $175,000 in total to settle the injury claim, the affidavit states.
But according to the manager, Kane and some friends entered the store with the fallen sign and asked for food and drinks in exchange for the stolen "o."  When employees did not cave to their demands, they left the store with the sign. 
The manager showed detectives surveillance video that shows the sign fall onto the sidewalk without hitting anyone. The "o" remained in the same spot until a man identified as Kane picked it up and moved it to the rear door of the restaurant.  He walked away, then returned a short time later to steal it. The manager said the man in the video was the same man who tried to trade the sign for food and drinks, according to the affidavit. News Channel 8 does not have the video in question. 
After it was determined he lied about the incident, detectives arrested Kane for insurance fraud less than $20,000.
He was booked into the Pinellas County Jail and released on a $5,000 bond. 

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Is your name Eileen? Did you flush your knickers down the loo?
That was a "bad idea" - according to a water company which fished them out of its system before they caused a major blockage.
Severn Trent said it found the pair of size 14 pants with the name "Eileen" on the label at its Hayden Sewage Treatment Works in Cheltenham.
The firm has released a photograph of the unexpected find to highlight one of the issues it says it faces on a regular basis.
For pants are not the only unusual item to be flushed down a toilet - previous discoveries have included tennis balls and even a motorbike broken down into parts.
Paul Tingle, from Severn Trent, said: "We find all sorts of things in our sewers and in treatment works that simply shouldn't be there because they could cause blockages.
"I don't think I need to tell anyone that putting your pants down the toilet is a bad idea, and "Eileen" is very lucky that she didn't cause the sewer pipe to flood both her home and her neighbours.
"There's a reason why we ask everyone to only put three Ps down the toilet - pee, poo and paper. Certainly not pants!

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April 18 (UPI) -- Security cameras at an Irish gas station captured the moment a donkey being transported in a farmer's SUV attempted a window-shattering escape.
The video, recorded by cameras outside a gas station in Leitrim, shows the farmer filling up his tank while transporting a donkey in the back seat of his SUV.
The donkey can be seen climbing to the front seat before attempting to jump out of the vehicle through a partially-open window.
The donkey ends up shattering the window and making it outside, but is quickly stopped by the farmer and witnesses before it can flee the scene.

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High winds raking Southern California left one community buried in tumbleweeds.
Residents of Victorville in the high desert northeast of Los Angeles had to call the city for help when tumbleweeds piled up Monday.
Victorville spokeswoman Sue Jones tells the Daily Press as many as 150 homes were affected in a neighborhood that faces open desert. Nancy Martinez-Brown posted a photo of tumbleweeds piled high outside a Victorville house. She said the tumbleweeds often blow over a 6-foot fence around her property and fly as high as their second-story windows.
The city and San Bernardino County Fire Department sent crews to rake up the weeds and load them into trash trucks.
The gusts trailing a departing storm system are decreasing Tuesday.

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April 18 (UPI) -- Authorities in Florida said deputies responded to a 911 call from a woman who was vexxed to discover an opossum in her bedroom.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office said Lantana resident Dagne "Dee" Kuiper called 911 on Saturday to request help with her unusual wildlife problem.
"I don't know how to explain this I'm a single woman, I'm 53 years old I think it's a possum," Kuiper said in the 911 call provided to WPEC-TV.
Kuiper said she had spotted an opossum the previous night, but hadn't had any problems with it.
"It was so cute last night he's little but I don't know if it's the same one now," Kuiper told the dispatcher.
Kuiper said the opossum she found Saturday had peed on her bed before climbing her nightstand and refusing to budge.
"The one time I needed a man in my life is right now. What do I do with him the other four days?" Kuiper joked during the 911 call.
The PBSO shared a photo of deputies taking the opossum outside in the drawer from Kuiper's nightstand.
"The baby possum was taken into custody without incident and released back to his parents with stern warning," the sheriff's office said.


 

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