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Grinches Caught On Surveillance
Philadelphia police have released surveillance video — complete with cartoon images from Dr. Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" — of two people stealing decorations outside a house last month. Police released the video Thursday because they've been unable to locate or identify a portly woman in a white hooded jacket approaching the house about 2:15 a.m. Nov. 26. The video shows her returning about an hour later — this time with a male companion — to steal more decorations, but leaving a pile of faux gifts on the home's front stoop. The video on the city police YouTube channel includes captions illustrated with images from the animated TV special, including one of the Grinch using a magnet to pull nails from a fireplace mantle so he can steal Christmas stockings.
A Wendy's employee who tucked a partially smoked blunt in a customer's cheeseburger has been fired and charged with marijuana possession. Police in the city of Lovejoy, Ga., about 25 miles south of downtown Atlanta, say a customer drove home with her food Nov. 1, took a bite out of the burger and noticed a strange smell wafting from it. Police say the woman pulled the bun off and saw a partially smoked blunt inside. A blunt is marijuana rolled into a hollowed-out cigar. In an incident report released Thursday, police say 32-year-old Amy Elizabeth Seiber admitted that the marijuana was hers. Clayton County court officials did not know if Seiber has an attorney. A telephone number listed for her was out of service.
Yo, Adrian, Rocky devotees are gonna run now, a grueling tribute to their mythical champ. Nearly 35 years after Rocky Balboa returned for his first sequel, Philadelphia's favorite adopted son has inspired city runners to go to the distance. Rocky's faithful followers are set to run a 50K that will end, of course, triumphantly atop the art museum steps. The fictitious fighter left as a big a cultural imprint on the city as any founding father, and hundreds of runners are expected to follow in his championship footsteps, truly, through the streets, steps and past the statue he showcased to the world through six movies. All told, the track will run 31 miles. Sparked by a story on the Philadelphia Magazine website, Philadelphia's debut Rocky Run kicks off at 7 a.m. Saturday, with a start just around the corner from the house where Balboa lived in "Rocky II."
Tank Driving 101
Sometimes an owner's manual is not enough. Oregon State Police say that's what a 58-year-old man learned when he tried to drive a 50-ton battle tank up a steep grade near the coastal town of Gold Beach. The Oregonian reports that the 1969 Chieftain had been purchased by a local resident, but a truck driver transporting the tank was unable to climb the grade. So he unloaded it at a turnout along U.S. Highway 101. The owner's caretaker, Jeffrey Glossop of Pistol River, decided he could get the tank up the hill. State Police Lt. Gregg Hastings notes that Glossop had the operator's manual. But Hastings says the tank slipped out of gear and rolled back down across the busy highway, crashing through a guardrail. Glossop gave it another try, and the tank it rolled backward again through another guardrail and down an embankment. Glossop was cited for reckless driving and first-degree criminal mischief. Hastings says the tank is fine.
Tim Tebow has been offered a four-month contract by the Italian federation for American football. The Milano Seamen say they would be happy to sign the free agent quarterback. Excerpts of an offer sent by federation president Leoluca Orlando to Tebow's represntatives were posted on the federation's website Thursday. Seamen president Marco Mutti tells The Associated Press, "The offer has been made to his agent and now we're waiting for a response. ... We would be more than happy to have him." A federation spokesman tells The AP that the offer to play the Italian season beginning in March is for $200,000. Tebow was cut by the New England Patriots before this NFL season. He would be the most prominent player to appear in the eight-team Italian league — by far.
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