1. Police in Wichita, Kansas, arrested a 22-year-old man at an
hotel after he tried to pass two (counterfeit) $16 bills.
2. A man in Johannesburg, South Africa, shot his 49-year-old friend
in the face, seriously wounding him, while the two practiced shooting
beer cans off each other's head.
3. A bus carrying five passengers was hit by a car in St.. Louis,
but by the time police arrived on the scene, fourteen pedestrians had
boarded the bus and had begun to complain of whiplash injuries and
4. When two service station attendants in Ionia, Michigan, refused
to hand over the cash to an intoxicated robber, the man threatened to
call the police. They still refused, so the robber called the police
and was arrested.
5. An award should go to the United Airlines gate agent in Denver
for being smart and funny, and making her point, when confronted with a
passenger who probably deserved to fly as cargo ~ During the final
days at Denver's old Stapleton airport, a crowded United flight was
canceled. A single agent was rebooking a long line of inconvenienced
travelers. Suddenly an angry passenger pushed his way to the desk.
He slapped his ticket down on the counter and said, "I HAVE to be on
this flight and it has to be FIRST CLASS." The agent replied, "I'm sorry
sir. I'll be happy to try to help you, but I've got to help these
folks first, and I'm sure we'll be able to work something out." The
passenger was unimpressed. He asked loudly, so that the passengers
behind him could hear, "Do you have any idea who I am?" Without
hesitating, the gate agent smiled and grabbed her public address
microphone. "May I have your attention please?" she began, her voice
bellowing throughout the terminal. "We have a passenger here at the
gate WHO DOES NOT KNOW WHO HE IS. If anyone can help him find his
identity, please come to the gate." With the folks behind him in
line laughing hysterically, the man glared at the United agent, gritted
his teeth and swore "#@&$ you!". Without flinching, she smiled and said,
"I'm sorry, sir, but you'll have to stand in line for that, too."
The man retreated as the people in line continued laughing at him.