Weird News 10/07/15
This goes way beyond the munchies.
When an Ohio man told a dispatcher that he was “too high” on marijuana, officers arrived at his Austintown home to find him on the floor “in a fetal position” amid a “plethora” of Doritos and other junk food, according to a police report obtained by The Huffington Post.
An officer said the 22-year-old, whose identity was redacted from the report, could be heard groaning in an upstairs room. The officer then found him amid the junk food, which also included Pepperidge Farm Goldfish and Chips Ahoy cookies.
The man told the officer he could not feel his hands because he “smoked too much weed,” the report noted. He then sent the officer to his car where he had allegedly smoked the pot, and the cop recovered a glass pipe, rolling papers, roaches and a glass jar of marijuana. He declined medical treatment, the report said.
The report notes that an investigation is pending for drug possession and drug paraphernalia.
An Austintown police detective declined to speak about the case.
Who was that “maxied” man?
A man accused of robbing an auto parts store in Apple Valley, California, has been arrested despite disguising his face by strategically putting a maxi pad over his eyes.
Surveillance video, taken around 6:40 p.m. on Sept. 28, shows a man with a feminine hygiene taped on his head, using a piece of wood to break the glass front door of a Battery Mart and slip inside the store, according to Victor Valley News.
The suspect stole several battery chargers and flashlights before fleeing the scene in a white 1992 Dodge Dynasty.
When Battery Mart owner Mark Wedell saw the video, he immediately noticed something about the burglar.
“Right away everybody started saying we should call this guy the maxi pad bandit,” Wedell told NBC Los Angeles. “We had a pretty good picture of his face ’cause he came to the store the first time and looked in the window without his maxi pad on.”
“But when he came back and he had the maxi pad over his eyes, I guess he thought it was going to take care of everything.”
Investigators for the San Bernardino Sheriff’s Dept. had no problem seeing through the fiendishly clever disguise and quickly arrested their sanitary suspect, 51-year-old Gary Victor.
“It wasn’t surprising, but yes, that is, in fact, that’s what he was trying to conceal his identity with, and he didn’t do a very good job,” police spokeswoman Trish Hill said, according to UPI.
Victor was arrested and taken into custody on suspicion of burglary and possessing stolen property. The stolen items were returned to Battery Mart, according to the Victorville Daily Press.
The maxi pad was recovered and taken into evidence.
Victor is a convicted felon with an extensive history of run-ins with the law, according to the Victor Valley News.
Pennsylvania Man Allegedly Fired For Farting Too Much At Work
“Flatulence and farting is the sexy part of the story.”
Richard Clem is in a stinky situation: His wife filed a lawsuit last month against their former employer who allegedly fired him for farting too much.
The 70-year-old man and his wife, Louann, both worked at Case Pork Roll Company of Trenton, New Jersey. He was fired in February, 2014, for his supposed flatulence, according to court documents.
Louann Clem claims in a court filing that her husband’s termination was a violation of theAmericans with Disabilities Act.
Richard Clem supports the lawsuit and is taking legal action on his own through the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
“When the suit was filed, I didn’t know it would go viral,” Clem told The Huffington Post. “I was very surprised.”
Richard Clem started working at Case Pork Roll in 2004 as a comptroller and believes he did a good job.
“I brought them into the 21st century,” he said proudly.
At the time of his hire, Clem weighed about 420 pounds, but underwent gastric bypass surgery in October 2010, to get rid of his own porky belly.
Clem lost about 120 pounds before gaining back 10. He’s also suffered some embarrassing side effects, including “extreme gas and uncontrollable diarrhea.”
In 2013, Clem’s symptoms worsened, which caused “significant disruption in the workplace,” according to the suit.
Louann Clem, who began her job at Case Pork Roll in 2008, said company president Thomas Dolan repeatedly griped about her husband’s gassy problem.
The suit alleges Dolan made Richard Clem work at home and said things like, “We cannot run an office and have visitors with the odor in the office,” and “Tell Rich we are having complaints from people who have problems with the odors.”
Richard Clem was fired from Case Pork Roll on February 28, 2014, Louann Clem quit the same day “because of the harassment and discrimination her husband faced as a result of his disability and the resulting symptoms,” according to NJ1015.com.
The Clems’ lawyer, David Koller, said his client’s gastrointestinal disorders may be getting headlines, but aren’t the key part of the case.
“Flatulence and farting is the sexy part of the story, but my client suffers from obesity, which is covered by the Americans with Disabilities Act,” Koller told The Huffington Post.
Louann Clem is seeking damages from Case Pork Roll that include pain and suffering, compensatory damages and punitive damages.
Richard Clem also wants company employees to go through training programs that will prevent future incidents from occurring.
“I’m speaking up for people who are overweight,” he said. “Does being obese mean you can’t do a good job? Of course not!”