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Mad Minute stories from Friday, May 11th

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ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The smell of two dozen cupcakes in a baker’s car was too much for a black bear in New Jersey.
The bruin smashed a window and left only smeared icing and a paw print behind.
Christine Allen tells The Record the bear ate every single chocolate, vanilla and strawberry cupcake that she had made for a large order. Awaken by the dog barking and a “crunch sound,” her husband spotted the bear early Thursday.
Rockaway Township Police Lt. Peter Reilly says it looks like the bear has done some other damage in the area and breaking into a car raises concern. Police have notified wildlife officials.
Allen says while she doesn’t want her property destroyed, she doesn’t want the bear to be killed.

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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Columbus police are investigating a home break-in where the resident's music was so loud, police say she didn't hear the burglars.
According to a police Facebook post, on April 29, two men entered an apartment in the Hilltop.
While the victim was upstairs listening to the song "Whip It," thieves stole her TV.
Columbus police's Facebook post begins with: THE SONG "WHIP IT" IS SO LOUD THE VICTIM DOESN'T HEAR BURGLARS ENTER
Anyone who may have information in this case is asked to contact Det. Dent in CPD's Burglary Unit at 614-645-2257 or rdent@columbuspolice.org.
 
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For the second time this postseason Boston Bruins forward Brad Marchand was caught licking the face of an opposing player. The latest incident happened during the Bruins' 4-3 overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning on Friday night when he was involved in an altercation with Ryan Callahan following a low-bridge hit that resulted in Marchand … well … licking him.
This also happened in the first round when he did it to Toronto Maple Leafs forward Leo Komarov, and that happened after he gave Komarov a kiss on the cheek in an earlier game during the regular season.
The NHL has seen enough.
On Saturday, it announced that Colin Campbell spoke with both Marchand and Bruins general manager Don Sweeney and officially told them that the league has "put the player on notice that his actions last night are unacceptable and similar behavior in the future will be dealt with by way of supplemental discipline."
Following the Komarov incident in the first round it was reported that the league had reached out to the Bruins to try and get him to stop. Marchand denied that report. Now the league has officially announced that they have, in fact, spoken to him and the team.
Even if they did speak to him and the Bruins after the first incident they probably figured that they didn't need to make a big public spectacle out of it because it probably wouldn't happen again. Then when it did happen again they really had no choice but to make it public and officially put everybody involved on notice.
Marchand is a great player, and there is a pretty convincing argument to be made that he is among the top-10 or 15 players in the leagues right now when you combine his production and all-around play. But given incidents like this, and the fact he has been suspended or fined more than any other player in the league during the Department of Player Safety era, it all makes him one of the league's most frustrating players.
But now, the athlete says he wants to change his ways, and plans to stop licking other player's faces. 

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May 11 (UPI) -- A small monkey caused a scene in London when it apparently escaped and was found climbing the scaffolding of an apartment building.
Rescuers from the Monkey World Ape Rescue Center in Dorset said they responded May 6 to the apartment building in the Tower Hamlets area of London and managed to capture a female Geoffroy's marmoset monkey that was reported climbing on the outside of the building.
Officials said the monkey, which has been dubbed Freya, is believed to have escaped from exotic animal dealers or a negligent pet owner.
Marmosets are native to Brazil, but are allowed as pets under British law.
A Monkey World spokesman said the center is lobbying to have the law changed.
"Many of the Marmosets that we rescue are under a year old and are too young to be removed from their parents," the spokesman told the London Evening Standard.
"Breeders and animal dealers do this so that infants they take away from their parents are totally dependent on their owners and they can breed more to sell," he said.

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May 11 (UPI) -- Firefighters in the Chicago suburbs responded to a laundromat to rescue a 3-year-old boy who climbed inside a claw machine and became trapped.
The Palatine Fire Department said a crew responded Thursday evening to CD One Price Cleaners in Palatine on a report of a toddler stuck inside a toy-dispensing claw machine.
Video from the rescue shows firefighters partially dismantling the machine until one of the men can climb inside and lift the 3-year-old boy, who was not injured, to safety.
Officials said the boy is believed to have climbed into the machine through the prize-distribution door.
The fire department said the rescue was the first of its kind for Palatine.
"We have not had one of these before," Cpt. Robert Klucek told NBC Chicago. "But we're used to unusual calls and we adapt and overcome."
He said the toddler's adventure was not completely in vain -- he walked away with two toys.

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May 11 (UPI) -- An Iowa man who won a $4.38 million lottery jackpot said his luck was compounded by the fact he got his ticket for free as part of a promotion.
Chuck Anderson of Davenport visited Iowa Lottery headquarters on Thursday to claim his $4.38 million prize for matching all six numbers in Saturday's Lotto America drawing: 8-15-18-32-45, with Star Ball 1.
Anderson said he hadn't even intended to enter the Lotto America drawing, but he received a free ticket along with the Powerball ticket he purchased during the first week of this month from the Kwik Star store in Davenport.
The Iowa Lottery said it is giving away "Lotto Surprise" free plays this month to random players who buy tickets in games selected by the lottery. The qualifying game chosen for the first week was Powerball, and Anderson was selected when he bought his ticket.
Anderson said he was in disbelief when he checked his numbers.
"I had to check them again," he said. "I had to look a couple times."
The lucky winner joked that he still has his doubts.
"I'm waiting until the money is deposited," he said. "I won't believe it until it's there."

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May 11 (UPI) -- A pair of Florida airports took their romance public with a promposal that played out on their Twitter accounts.
The courtship began with a tweet from Miami International Airport asking Orlando International Airport to be its date to what is almost certainly a fictional dance.
"We're just winging it, but @MCO will you go to prom with us?" the airport tweeted, along with a photo of a sign outside the hub edited to show an airplane flying in the shape of a heart and the words: "MCO, prom?"
Orlando International Airport's initial response was coy and noncommittal: "We have many suitors, but our hearts are aflutter, MIA. Stay tuned for our response."
Several other airports chimed in expressing disappointment at being passed over by Miami International Airport, which in turn promised to take Tampa International Airport to homecoming.
Orlando International Airport finally responded affirmatively.
"That was a #AirportPromposal with altitude, MIA. We're letting the world know, it's a YES from us. This is going to be EPIC," it tweeted.
The tweet was accompanied by a photo of a boarding gate that states the flight "#SoManySuitors" is departing Orlando for Miami, with the flight status "Prom Date Official."

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May 10 (UPI) -- A Canadian zoo has been charged under the country's Wildlife Act after officials took a bear for ice cream at a Dairy Queen drive-through.
The Discovery Wildlife Park, located in Innisfail, Alberta, has been charged under the Wildlife Act for taking a bear outside the facility without notifying authorities. The zoo is being charged with an additional count after it emerged that the bear was being taken to an employee's home each night for bottle feeding in 2017.
"Under the terms and conditions of the zoo's permit, the charges are directly related to the alleged failure of the park to notify the provincial government prior to the bear leaving the zoo," Alberta Fish and Wildlife said in a statement.
The zoo posted a video of the bear's Dairy Queen trip in January, but it was taken down after widespread criticism. The video showed the Kodiak bear, Berkley, being hand-fed ice cream by a Dairy Queen drive-through employee while riding in the passenger seat of a pickup truck.
The zoo had defended the video as a message about safety.
"The message was: Don't feed the bears. Don't stop on the side of the road," zoo co-owner Doug Bos told CBC News in January. "If everybody would listen to the video, that's what the message was -- don't do this."
Bos and co-owner Debbie Rowland said they plan to plead guilty to the charges.
"We made a mistake. I'm embarrassed about it," Bos told The Guardian. "Every time we take an animal off the property, we're supposed to notify Fish and Wildlife, send them an email, and we forgot to do that in both instances."

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The time-worn building in Chicago's Rogers Park neighbourhood hardly looks like the corporate headquarters of one of the world's largest shipping companies.
But for a few recent months, that is essentially what it became – at least as far as the US Postal Service was concerned.
Federal court papers unsealed last week revealed an astonishing but ultimately bungled scheme to file a change-of-address form claiming that shipping giant United Parcel Service had moved its headquarters from a bustling business park in Atlanta to a tiny garden flat.
Not only did the change go through, but it also took months for anyone to catch on. 
In the meantime, so many thousands of pieces of first-class mail meant for UPS poured into flat L2 at 6750 N Ashland Avenue that a mail carrier had to bring in a tub to hold it all, a search warrant application filed in US District Court disclosed.
Among the correspondence were letters meant for the company's CEO and other executives, sensitive documents containing personal information, as well as corporate credit cards and tens of thousands of dollars in business cheques, according to an affidavit from the US Postal Inspection Service submitted with the warrant.
It wasn't until the resident, Dushaun Spruce, allegedly deposited nearly US$60,000 in UPS cheques into his bank account in late January that UPS was alerted to the suspected scam, court papers say.
In a brief interview last week with a Chicago Tribune reporter, Spruce acknowledged that authorities had served a warrant on him in January and seized mail, chequebooks, bank records and other documents from his flat.
"They took things they weren't supposed to," said Spruce, 24, standing barefoot at the building's main entrance.
While not disclosing Spruce's name, the unsealed warrant contained other clues to his identity: both his current flat number at the Ashland address as well as his previous address in the 1900 block of West Fargo Avenue. Public records listed both addresses for him.
Spruce has not been criminally charged and denies any wrongdoing. The investigation by postal inspectors and federal prosecutors continues, law enforcement sources said.
A spokesman for UPS confirmed that the company was recently notified that mail intended for UPS employees had been "redirected by an unauthorised change of address by a third party." He declined further comment.
But that is exactly what allegedly happened last October 26 when, according to the affidavit, a written change-of-address form was submitted requesting that UPS' headquarters address at 55 Glenlake Parkway NE in Atlanta be changed to Spruce's one-bedroom flat in Rogers Park.
According to the affidavit, Spruce did not identify himself on the one-page form. At first, his initials were written on the signature line. However, those initials were then scratched out and replaced with "UPS," the affidavit alleged.
Another error on the form was scratched out and replaced with the same initials, according to the affidavit.
It wasn't until January 16 – nearly three months after the address changes – that a UPS security coordinator caught on to the alleged scheme and notified postal inspectors, the court records show.
The security coordinator notified investigators that not only had UPS not authorised the change, but it also appeared that about 150 corporate American Express cards in various employee names – including the CEO and members of the board of directors – had been issued under the Ashland Avenue address, the affidavit said.
It was later learned that only five cards had actually been shipped, and none had been misused, according to the affidavit.

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(AP) A mummified monkey that was found in the air ducts of a former department store in downtown Minneapolis last month is going on display.
The Star Tribune reports that the Science Museum of Minnesota plans to display the monkey in its St. Paul lobby, which requires no admission fee.
The remains were discovered last month in the air ducts of what used to be the flagship store for the Dayton's department store chain, which was owned by Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's family.
Dayton recalled working at the store in the 1960s when one of the floors was transformed into a rainforest display, complete with live monkeys and birds. He said one monkey got loose and scurried into an air duct. It was not seen again.

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