|Crabby Pants and Reporter Cheryl P. on the hunt for odd news|
In a Pig's Eye
Yesterday I woke up to hear a strange report on the local Kansas City news. A gas station attendant found an insulated medical cooler containing two eyeballs that had been left on top of a trash can at a Conoco gas station. Yes, you read that correctly...eyeballs. Two eyeballs packed in ice in a cooler just sitting there. Needless to say, this caused a bit of a panic. Who leaves their eyeballs at the gas station?
It turns out that two men in a blue Toyota with Nebraska plates left them there, according to the security cameras. Still, the investigators were concerned that perhaps these were supposed to be at an eye bank and that there might be some urgency involved in figuring out where they belonged. However, police called all the area hospitals and transplant centers and none were expecting deliveries of eyes.
I am sure you all will be relieved to know that he Jackson County Medical Examiner determined later in the day that the eyes weren't from a human. They were, in fact, pig's eyes.
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I couldn't make this stuff up if I tried.Can there be any reasonable explanation of why someone would pack pig eyes in a medical cooler?
Speaking of Pigs
A Library of Congress employee is facing a felony charge after placing ads on Craigslist. Kenneth Kuban placed an ad under the category "Casual Encounters" directing men seeking sex to the home of a woman that he had previously dated for a short period of time. In his correspondence with respondents, he included her picture and her address.
Kuban, 61, targeted the woman as part of an extensive stalking/harassment campaign after their relationship ended. The woman, identified as L.M., had secured a restraining order against Kuban but he continued to torment her by placing ads on Craigslist.
The phony Craigslist ad did exactly as Kuban hoped. L.M has been deluged by men answering the ads. Some of the respondents came from other states. Even though she posted signs on her fence and gate that anyone responding to the ads were un-invited and trespassing, she still had a steady flow of people coming by. Police were having to be called several times a day to get rid of unwelcome visitors.
Federal agents linked Kuban to the ads pursuant to a search warrant of his work computer. Kuban was a film preservationist at the Library of Congress.
Guess some things need to be preserved on a computer but probably not fraudulent ads seeking sex for your ex. Maybe the Craigslist people could use this as proof of how effective their ads work.
And This Little Piggy Went Home....Empty Handed
As long as I have a swine theme going, there is a report out of Redding, California of a failed burglary attempt on Kent's Meats and Groceries. There is a video released of a man in his pajama bottoms trying to break the front window of the market. The hapless burglar, however runs away after setting off the alarm.
Kent Pfrimmer, the store's owner told KRCR-TV " I think we are pretty fortunate. He didn't look too intelligent to me. He said he thought the video was comical.
Sometimes a person just needs to bring home the bacon.
For Petey's Sake
|Best photo bomb ever...by a pig.|
“He’s part of our family,” says Forgione, whose short and stocky pet weighs in at nearly 40 pounds, stands 15-inches tall and measures 21-inches long, snout to tail. “This is our pet. He’s not harming anybody. He goes to the vet every six months, he gets his hooves clipped, he gets de-wormed, he gets his shots.”
But the city put its foot down and earlier this month denied her petition to amend the city’s health code to create an exception for “domesticated mini pigs.” She’s exhausted her appeals and has until later this summer to remove Petey or authorities will do it for her.
Exactly how many people own pigs in the city is unclear. But many connect online, creating Facebook pages for their pigs and swapping photos. One Brooklyn pig named Franklin is dressed up in Mets baseball gear and has more than 1,000 likes on his Facebook page.
Pig lovers also hope to overturn the city’s ban.
They point to the case of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s daughter, Georgina, who adopted a pig from an
animal shelter in New Jersey after Superstorm Sandy and brought it to Gracie Mansion on Thanksgiving Day. A spokesman for the mayor says she learned it was illegal and took it back to her home in Florida the next day.
Pig activists’ strongest hope may be with New York State Sen. Tony Avella, who last month held a news conference for Petey and has called the city health commissioner to plead the pig’s case — so far to no avail.
Pork in politics...nothing new.