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Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, June 5th

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ELMSFORD, N.Y. (AP) — A brewing company in New York has joined with an ice cream maker so consumers can have their cake in a beer.
Captain Lawrence Brewing Company’s “Fudgie the Beer” is a take on Carvel’s “Fudgie the Whale” ice cream cake that’s formed in the shape of a whale.
The stout beer is brewed with the ice cream cake maker’s signature chocolate and fudge and is 6 percent alcohol by volume. The brewery says the beer pairs well with smoked foods and chocolate desserts.
The first batch of “Fudgie the Beer” sold out and the second batch will be available Friday.
The beer will be available only at Captain Lawrence’s beer hall in Elmsford, New York.

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BERLIN (AP) — Two lions, two tigers and a jaguar were thought to have escaped their enclosures Friday at a zoo in western Germany, sparking a massive search by police and warnings to residents to stay indoors.
Hours later, authorities said those animals had, in fact, never left their cages.
A bear, however, was shot dead after flooding triggered by heavy rains swept away the fencing for its enclosure, allowing it to escape.
Andreas Kruppert, the mayor of the town of Arzfeld, said the confusion arose because volunteers using a drone were unable to find the carnivores, prompting fears they had all escaped the zoo in Luenebach, near Germany's borders with Luxembourg and Belgium.
The bear escaped from the 30-hectare (75-acre) zoo grounds into the rolling hills of the Eifel region and was shot.
Western Germany has seen several strong storms in recent days, causing flash floods.
 
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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Pennsylvania woman who failed to pay turnpike tolls on over 1,600 trips during a five-year period has paid $10,000 in restitution.
LNP reports that 45-year-old Lori Yearick of Mount Joy Township owed nearly $92,000 in tolls and fees to the turnpike commission when she was arrested. The commission accepted about $10,000 in restitution based on Yearick's trips between Harrisburg East and Mechanicsburg interchanges.
Turnpike officials say Yearick made 1,645 trips between Jan. 2012 and March 2017, and they initially offered an installment payment plan but received no response.
Dauphin County prosecutors say Yearick will face a theft of services charge next month. Her attorney didn't immediately return a call seeking comment Tuesday.

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WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man using a metal detector has found another man's class ring more than 60 years after he gave it to a high school sweetheart.
The Worcester Telegram reports Aaron Doray met 80-year-old Robert Michaud in Worcester on Saturday to return his Cushing Academy class ring.
Doray say he found the ring in March while using his metal detector in Leicester. He called Cushing Academy with hopes of finding the ring's owner, and they linked him to Michaud.
Michaud graduated from the school in 1954, and the ring was engraved with his initials. He says he gave the ring away when he was 19, figuring the girl later "threw it out the window."
Michaud says he is delighted to have his ring back, although he's "terrible with rings."

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An Oregon man on drugs stole a car in front of deputies and thought he was in a real-life version of the video game "Grand Theft Auto" when he led authorities on a 40-mile chase Saturday, police said.
Anthony Clark, 23, of Grant Pass, told police he had taken LSD when he got into a Toyota Camry that two Jackson County deputies were waiting to tow after an unrelated DUI stop, the sheriff's office said.
The sheriff's office said Clark sped through multiple towns, crashed through a fence, ran over spike strops twice and drove down several roads the wrong way, according to The Oregonian.
Clark was arrested after ramming into another police cruiser, fleeing into a mobile home park and trying to steal another vehicle, police said. The sheriff's office said no one was hurt during the chase, according to the newspaper.
Clark admitted to taking drugs and hallucinating while he was being interviewed by officers, the sheriff's office said. The Oregonian, citing a probable cause affidavit, reported Clark got into the Toyota after getting out of the passenger side of a truck nearby and told a deputy that he was going to steal the car.
The man is facing a bevy of charges from three different law enforcement agencies, according to KDRV-TV.
Clark was charged by the Jackson County Sheriff's Office with attempting to elude an officer in a vehicle, attempting to elude an officer on foot, driving under the influence of intoxicants, unauthorized use of a vehicle, reckless driving, and reckless endangering another person.
He was charged by the Ashland Police Department with recklessly endangering another person, reckless driving, first-degree criminal mischief, attempting to elude an officer in a vehicle, second-degree criminal trespass and unlawful entry into a vehicle. Oregon State Police charged Clark with recklessly endangering another person and third-degree escape.

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June 5 (UPI) -- A Pennsylvania teen who took a cardboard cutout of Danny DeVito to her prom saw the favor returned this week when the actor sported a cardboard cutout of her.
Allison Cross made headlines last month when she took a life-sized DeVito cutout as her date to the Carlisle High School prom in Pennsylvania.
Rob Mcelhenney, one of DeVito's costars on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, posted a photo to Instagram on Monday showing DeVito with a cardboard cutout of Cross on the set of the TV series.
"Hey Allison -- I heard you took cardboard Danny to prom. What a coincidence. He took cardboard Allison to Paddy's," Mcelhenney wrote.
Cross responded to the photo on Twitter, writing: "I am shooketh."
"Thank you SO, SO MUCH @RMcElhenney and @DannyDeVito for fulfilling my dream of visiting Paddy's Pub from @alwayssunny!!" she tweeted.

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Coast Guard rescued a man who was caught in a storm trying to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a rowboat.
Fifty-two-year-old Duncan Hutchinson was attempting to row from New York to Scotland on Sunday night when he faced 21 mph (34 kph) winds and 8½-foot (2.6 meters) seas about 20 miles (32 kilometers) east of Barnegat Light, New Jersey. The man called the Coast Guard.
A Coast Guard rescue boat navigated the high seas and reached the man on Monday. Officials say thankfully the man was well prepared and radioed for help.

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June 5 (UPI) -- A black bear that prompted a lock-down at a Florida school before wandering to an apartment complex was relocated using waffles and syrup.
The bear, which prompted a lock-down Monday morning when it was spotted near Grace Community School in Fort Myers, was cornered by police and wildlife officers in the late morning at the nearby Park Place apartment complex.
Witnesses said Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers used waffles and syrup to lure the bruin into a cage.
"They got a box of waffles in this container, and they stashed the waffles inside the container and threw it into the cage, and lured him into the cage like that," Park Place resident Brittani Morgan told WZVN-TV.
The yearling bear, which weighs about 170 pounds, was released deep in the Collier County woods, officials said.

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Thailand's military has been called in to tackle garlic smuggling after local prices plunged.
The country is facing an allium crisis as garlic is being illegally moved across its borders from neighbouring countries.
Military officers are working with the customs department and the commerce ministry to try to stamp out the smuggling, Boonyarit Kalayanamit, director-general of the internal trade department, said.
As a result of the contraband vegetable, local farmers are suffering as garlic prices have slumped, falling from 115 baht (£2.70) a kilogram in the same period last year to 77.5 baht (£1.81).
Mr Boonyarit said the three departments were working together "to deal with the issue, particularly garlic smuggled from neighbouring countries".
Anybody found in possession or who moves imported garlic without a permit will face "at least five years" in prison, a fine of up to 140,000 baht (£3,280), or both, he added.
Thailand will produce about 84,000 tons of garlic this year, which is 10.6% higher than last year, due to an increase in growers, especially in the north.
The country relies on importing about 44,000 tons a year to keep up with its healthy appetite for garlic, with about 121,000 tons consumed in Thailand annually.
The Thai government did not say which countries the smuggled goods are mainly coming from, but China, which is close but does not share a border, is the largest producer of garlic in the world.
The latest figures available show China was responsible for 72.8% of the world's garlic exports in 2016, with a value of £2bn - ahead of Spain which is the second largest exporter, responsible for 11.4%.
Chinese garlic prices reached an all-time low in March ahead of the harvest, after high prices from 2015 to 2017.
A kilogram of Chinese garlic is priced at about 54p, considerably lower than Thai prices, even after they dropped dramatically.
Kulit Sombatsiri, director-general of the Thai customs department, said they will be inspecting garlic imports from neighbouring nations.
He said the smuggled garlic is mainly entering Chiang Rai which borders Myanmar and Laos and is just 100 miles from the Chinese border.

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A man who was accidentally shot by an off-duty FBI agent at a Colorado nightclub on Saturday will now receive free drinks from the bar for life.
The patron of Mile High Spirits Distillery and Tasting Bar, in Denver, was shot in the leg around 12:45 a.m. after the agent allegedly shot him as he grabbed his gun off the floor after it fell out of his waistband holster.
The distillery, according to Fox 31, said it's "shocking that the only shooting to ever occur at our establishment came about as a result of an FBI agent entering our distillery tasting room carrying a loaded firearm without our knowledge, in violation of our rules."
Management of Mile High Spirits said they plan to speak to the FBI to understand why the off-duty agent was armed in their establishment.
Police interviewed the agent after the shooting before releasing him to an FBI supervisor. The Denver Police Department's homicide unit is investigating, and charges filed will be determined by the district attorney's office.
Mile High's statement said the team is wishing the patron, who was taken to the hospital in good condition after the incident, a quick recovery and added he will receive "complimentary drinks forever."


 

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