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SHERIDAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - A family of raccoons created a chaotic scene when they fell through a ceiling and into the living room of a Michigan home.
The Jackson Citizen Patriot reports that a homeowner in Sheridan Township sought help Friday after the raccoons fell from an attic. Police and firefighters easily picked up the four baby raccoons, but the mother eluded capture.
She bit a responder's gloves before hiding in a closet. The Albion Department of Public Safety posted video of the response on its Facebook page.
Police said in a statement that a dog catcher pole was used to collar the raccoon. No people or animals were injured in the incident.
The raccoons were taken away and released into the wild.

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BERLIN (AP) - An intoxicated man's ill-advised decision to spend the night on a freight train caused commuter chaos in Munich as police had to shut down all traffic at a busy station to look for him.
Munich police said Monday they received an emergency call at 5:20 a.m. from a man who said he'd woken up in a container on a train near the Pasing station, Munich's third largest, and couldn't get out.
But police say the 25-year-old city man was so drunk when he entered the container he wasn't sure where it was.
Police shut down all rail traffic and went train-to-train, eventually finding him at 6:20 a.m.
In total, 86 trains were affected with 1,280 minutes of delays, 37 cancellations and 21 partial cancellations. The man faces trespassing-related charges.
 
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PARIS (AP) - Visitors at a leading contemporary art museum in Paris didn't leave only their coats in the cloakroom - they left all their clothes.
The Palais du Tokyo museum opened its doors to nudists for a special visit Saturday. It's part of growing efforts by France's tiny nudist community to encourage acceptance of clothes-free activities, after a nudist restaurant and nudist park opened in the French capital.
The museum visit was arranged before regular opening hours so the nudists wouldn't mingle with other visitors. They viewed an exhibit of contemporary works focused on "Discord."
Organizers said they are hoping to attract younger members and get rid of "complexes" around their nudist practices, which they don't wanted "limited to beaches, summertime or a certain category of the population."

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DENVER (AP) - A Colorado woman has been cited by police after a container of what appeared to be urine blew up as she was heating it up in a microwave at a 7-Eleven.
Police say the incident occurred in the convenience store chain's Aurora location last week when the clerk heard a loud bang and saw 26-year-old Angelique Sanchez take a white plastic bottle out of the microwave.
A police report says when confronted by the clerk, Sanchez wiped a yellow liquid that smelled like urine onto the floor and walked out.
Police located Sanchez at a nearby clinic where she had planned to take a urinalysis test for a potential employer.
The Denver woman was issued a summons for damaged property. She could not be reached for comment.

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An off-duty police officer at a service station in Orange County, Calif., drew a gun on a man whom he suspected of stealing Mentos worth $1.19, video footage shows.
Jose Arreola, 49, who lives near Los Angeles, told the Orange County Register that he and his wife were going to a club in mid-March when the incident occurred. They stopped at a gas station in Buena Park to withdraw cash from an ATM. Arreola's wife, Jacqueline, asked him to buy her some mints.
After withdrawing $60 in cash, Arreola bought a back of Mentos with a $20 bill. While waiting for the clerk to give back change, Arreola pocketed the mints, the video footage shows.
A man, wearing a black hoody and shorts and standing behind Arreola immediately draws a gun, says he is a police officer and tells Arreola to put the candy back on the counter.
Arreola insists he had paid for the mints but the officer tells him to take his change and leave.
"It's been a month and I still can't shake it," Arreola told the Register. "It was traumatic, the whole incident. (And) I grew up in Santa Ana. I've been shot before."
Arreola has retained an attorney and is seeking financial damages from the Buena Park police department.

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This wasn't your usual suspect in the back seat of a law enforcement vehicle.
The Marin County Sheriff's Department on Monday shared video of a baby deer exploring the back seat of a patrol car just before she was reunited with her mother after becoming separated.
The fawn had previously been spotted sitting in the middle of a road while its mother looked on nervously from a nearby location, according to the sheriff's department. Concerned citizens were able to hold up traffic in an attempt to save the young deer.
After sheriff's deputies arrived, the fawn decided to hop in their patrol vehicle, conduct a brief investigation and even take a sniff from a cup of coffee in a cup holder.
"Hey sweetheart, can you back out and climb out of the car?" a person could be heard saying while a camera was rolling capturing the encounter. "Oh, you're going to drink my coffee?"
After a brief stint in the back, the fawn managed to squeeze past the center console area of the patrol vehicle, leap onto the front passenger seat and stumble out the door. Deputies were able to scoop up the deer and escort it to her waiting mother. 
The department's Instagram post indicated that mother and child "happily ran off into the woods."

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May 7 (UPI) -- A group of Georgia Tech students gathered in he school's Student Center to pay tribute to a Taco Bell eatery that shuttered permanently.
William Schertzer filmed video inside the Student Center's food court showing his fellow students holding a memorial service for the Taco Bell location that shut down permanently last week.
The footage shows a student playing taps on a bugle just outside of the former fast food eatery.
The reason for the Taco Bell's closing was unclear, but students said other eateries inside the Student Center, including Chick-fil-A store, remained in operation.

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RITTMAN, Ohio (AP) - Authorities say a couple in Ohio was startled to find a stranger who had helped himself to leftover Easter candy and then fell asleep on the couch of their apartment.
Rittman police say a 36-year-old man climbed through an unlocked window, got his a sugar fix and fell asleep overnight Friday in the couple's living room. A male resident of the home called 911 around 6 a.m. to report that "some random guy" wouldn't wake up. He can be heard yelling at the man to "get out of here."
The man did leave and was arrested nearby. Officers found prescription medication and two knives on him.
Police say the man is being charged with aggravated burglary.
Rittman is roughly 45 miles (72 kilometers) south of downtown Cleveland.

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PHOENIX, Ariz. - A comedian from Greensboro used his medical training to save a woman suffering a seizure during his stand-up set.
TMZ reported that Ken Jeong saved the woman Saturday night in Phoenix during the beginning of his comedy set.
Jeong often plays a doctor on TV and was able to use his real-life medical training to help the woman.
Sources said he hopped off stage to help the woman in the third row and stayed with her until an ambulance arrived.
The woman was taken to the hospital and Jeong finished his set.
Jeong was the lead in the ABC sitcom "Dr. Ken," in which he was also the creator, writer and executive producer. He's a licensed physician, but stopped practicing to pursue acting.
Jeong was raised in Greensboro and attended Walter Hine Page High School. He graduated from Duke University in 1990 and obtained his M.D. at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine in 1995.

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May 7 (UPI) -- A documentary film crew in Kenya shared footage from an unusual incident where a lion ran off with one of their video cameras.
The producers of My Africa, a virtual reality film from Conservation International, shared an outtake from the filming of the documentary that occurred when a group of lions became curious about some cameras set up in a field.
The video shows one of the lions grab a camera with its jaws, and the device continues to record as the big can runs off with it.
The footage shows the crew tracking the lion to a nearby location, where the camera continues to film as the animal pulls away pieces of the camera rig.
My Africa, narrated by Lupita Nyong'o, chronicles the lives of residents at an elephant sanctuary in Kenya. The film was released last week on Conservation International's website and on the WITHIN app.

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