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Mad Minute stories from Tuesday, July 10th

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WESTLAND, Mich. (AP) — Made in the shade? It was more like made in the mud for hundreds of people at a Michigan park.
Scores of children — and some parents — participated in the 31st annual Wayne County Mud Day on Tuesday at Nankin Mills Park in Westland, west of Detroit. They sloshed and slid around in a shallow “pool” of mud and engaged in various races and a limbo line.
In keeping with tradition, there was something royal amid the soil: 3-year-old Charles Daviskiba and 4-year-old Molly Kofahl were crowned Mud Day King and Queen.
After the festivities, a local fire department rig sprayed water to rinse the mud-caked masses.

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July 9 (UPI) -- A Massachusetts police department shared video of an unsuccessful capture attempt on a sheep running loose after escaping from a rodeo.
The Mansfield Police Departmet posted a video to Facebook showing Officer Anthony "Jukes" Lattanzio and an Animal Control officer attempting unsuccessfully to capture the sheep as it ran loose on East Mansfield streets Sunday morning.
The sheep was last seen running into a wooded area, the department said.
Police said the sheep escaped Friday from the New England Rodeo and has been on the loose ever since. Residents who spot a sheep wandering in the area are being asked to contact the rodeo directly.

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(Huffington Post) The British Parliament is known for its shouts and interruptions ? and now even Siri is getting in on the act. 
On Tuesday, Apple's digital assistant interrupted a speech in the House of Commons by Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson. He was speaking about Islamic State terrorists in Syria when Siri ? triggered by the country's name ? chimed in.
"I found something on the web for Syria," Siri said as Williamson began looking around in surprise. 
"What a very rum business that is," Speaker John Bercow interjected to laughs, using a Britishism for "odd."
"It is very rare that you're heckled by your own mobile phone." Williamson replied as he apologized. 
Later, he fired off a tweet about the incident.
Not everyone was laughing. Some raised security concerns about a defense secretary carrying a device that can eavesdrop.
The BBC later reported that a source close to Williamson dismissed the risk, saying he did not carry the phone into "confidential and sensitive meetings."

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(Huffington Post) A Wisconsin woman is facing felony drug charges after police said they found about 82 grams of drugs in her vagina.
Desiree Webster, 20, was arrested June 25 in Shawano after police pulled over the 1997 Monte Carlo she was driving. 
Her companion, 39-year-old Jaral McCollum, a convicted drug dealer, was also in the car, according to The Smoking Gun.
Officers pulled over the car after getting a tip that McCollum might be selling heroin, cocaine, marijuana, meth and other drugs.
Police said McCollum's M.O. was to travel with a woman who would slip the drugs into her vagina if police stopped them.
A police dog showed particular interest in the driver's seat, where Webster had been sitting at the time of the stop, according to local station WBAY-TV.
After a corrections officer performed a strip search on Webster, she suggested there was something hidden in her vagina.
A CT scan of Webster's pelvic area taken at a hospital showed something that looked like a plastic bag that was about the size of a human fist.
Emergency room doctor Ryan Murphy told the station it's not uncommon for drug dealers to smuggle contraband inside various orifices.
"It's common that you would see them inside of condoms, inside of bags, inside of Saran wrap. People try to get creative, and they try to pack as much as they can into a very small container, and it's very common to actually see these containers or transport devices rupture," Murphy said. 
Officers said they found nearly 82 grams of drugs inside Webster. 
Here's the breakdown:
36.67 grams of cocaine
14.72 grams of meth
27.80 grams of synthetic weed
Six MDMA (Ecstasy) pills
1.26 grams of marijuana
Murphy said that if the bag had ruptured while inside Webster, she would have likely died.
"With the cocaine you're going to be in this like excited delirium state and the heart's going to be going really fast, and they'll be running a high fever and you know the body will kind of shut down from that and you'll die," Murphy said.
Webster was charged with six felony drug counts, including two counts of THC possession, possession with intent to deliver cocaine and possession with intent to deliver meth. She was also charged with eight counts of felony bail jumping stemming from an earlier felony case that remains pending.
McCollum was charged with four felony counts, including possession with intent to deliver cocaine, possession with intent to deliver meth and possession with intent to deliver synthetic cannabinoids.

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July 10 (UPI) -- A Thailand man captured video of a snake he found in his bedroom that had partially swallowed a piece of his wife's lingerie.
Sakda Lasada, 35, said he arrived at his home in Ubon Ratchathani and discovered a golden tree snake was in his bedroom.
The husband pulled on the snake's tail and discovered the reptile had swallowed a large section of his wife's pink silk nightie.
''I think the snake felt a little bit sick. It's not the normal food they eat. It would have been very difficult for him to digest this. He could have had problems if we didn't pull it out," Sakda said.
The video shows him pulling on the snake's tail, causing it to regurgitate the lingerie.
Sakda said he safely released the snake outside his home.

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July 10 (UPI) -- A Montana woman who won $2,000 from a scratch-off lottery ticket decided to play again the same day and won an additional $75,000.
Cheyenne Long of Kalispell told Montana Lottery officials she won $2,000 from a Power Play Gold Crossword scratch-off ticket she bought from the Michael's East store in Evergreen on July 1, and she decided to try her luck again when she was at the Holiday Station in Havre later on the same day.
Kalispell bought three Power Play Gold Crossword tickets from the Holiday Station and one of them turned out to be a $75,000 top prize winner.
"It was a super genuine and blissful moment," Long said of scratching off her second big winner of the day.
Long said she plans to use her money to pay off her bills and chase her goals of becoming a certified personal trainer and a pilot.

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July 10 (UPI) -- A grandfather who was asked to record a marriage proposal in New Mexico ended up accidentally recording video of his own reaction instead.
Jayce Flauding was visiting Sandia Peak Tramway in Albuquerque with his grandpa, John Hart, when a fellow tourist asked Flauding to record his marriage proposal.
Flauding said he handed the man's iPhone to Hart, and it was only after the proposal that everyone discovered Hart was holding the phone backward.
"He thought he was filming the proposal the whole time but all we saw on playback was a genuine, heartfelt reaction to the proposal itself -- he had the phone backwards!" Flauding wrote on YouTube.
Hart said he had actually struck up a conversation with the soon-to-be-groom before the proposal.
"He introduced me to his girlfriend and at that point I said, 'Wow hey this would be a great chance for you to propose to your girlfriend and put a big smile on her face,' and unbeknownst to me, that was the plan," Hart told KOB-TV.
Hart said he was honored to be asked to record the video.
"I thought I could handle this. Well unbeknownst to me, I'm taping myself," Hart said.

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July 10 (UPI) -- Authorities in Florida said they rescued a baby alligator from a getaway car being used by a pair of burglary suspects.
The Orange County Sheriff's Office said deputies responded early Sunday to a report of a vehicle burglary and a witness told them a man had attempted to break into a Ford F350, but fled in a white Chevrolet Impala when the vehicle alarm sounded.
The witness told police the Impala was being driven by a woman.
The sheriff's office said deputies spotted a vehicle matching the witness' description at East River High School and they arrested Grant Belcher, 32, and Meghan Forbes, 30.
Deputies searched the car and discovered a trash can containing a baby alligator with its mouth taped shut.
Belcher was booked on charges of burglary, alligator poaching and trespass on school grounds. Forbes was charged with burglary and trespassing on school grounds.

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July 10 (UPI) -- Authorities in Texas said thousands of bottles of Vitamin Water spilled into a ditch after an 18-wheeler overturned at an intersection.
The Randall County Sheriff's Office said the semi truck driver apparently fell asleep at the wheel about 4:30 a.m. Monday and crashed into a bar ditch at the intersection of Hollywood and Bushland Roads.
The crash caused the truck to overturn and spill thousands of bottles of Vitamin Water into the roadside ditch.
The sheriff's office cautioned drivers to avoid the area, as cleanup was expected to take several hours.

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July 10 (UPI) -- Security workers at a Florida airport said they opened an external hard drive inside a woman's checked bag and discovered it contained a live python.
The Transportation Security Administration said in an Instagram post that agents at Miami International Airport found the external hard drive Sunday in the checked luggage of a woman who was scheduled to travel to Grantley Adams International Airport in Barbados.
The agents found a python that had been wrapped in a nylon stocking and placed inside the hard drive.
"If you think airplane seats can feel constricting, imagine how this little guy felt! Talk about bad memories!" the TSA post said.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service took possession of the snake and cited the woman, who missed her flight to Barbados. TSA did not identify her in its post.
"Agent Neville Flynn would be extremely proud of our officers at the Miami International Airport (MIA)," the TSA post said, referencing Samuel L. Jackson's character from 2006 action film Snakes on a Plane.
"You see, Agent Flynn has HAD IT with snakes on planes, and our officers prevented a young Ball Python from flying the friendly skies this past Sunday," the post said.


 

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