WARREN, Ohio (AP) — Police say they’ve solved a shooting in Ohio that left a man wounded. The oven did it. The Vindicator in Youngstown reports 44-year-old Robin Garlock received wounds to both shoulders while trying to retrieve a handgun he’d hidden inside the broiler unit of his oven. Warren police say Garlock put the gun in the broiler because children were coming over. His girlfriend, unaware of the gun’s presence, turned on the oven Sunday to bake. Police say she called out to Garlock when she thought she heard a gunshot fired outside. Police say Garlock was struck by bullets or bullet fragments when they exploded inside the gun. No charges have been filed against the oven.
FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Forget the honey. Waffles seem to work better. A black bear taking a stroll through a busy, urban section of one Florida city was lured to safety by a popular breakfast staple: waffles. Florida wildlife officers said the yearling bear was spotted Monday morning near a Fort Myers apartment complex. The Naples Daily News reports that a resident saw the wildlife officers place waffles stuffed with something in a container and then put the container in the trap to lure the bear inside. Unsurprisingly, the bear was trapped without incident soon after. It will be released in a less populated area. State officers relocated 87 bears in 2017. The agency euthanized 36 conflict bears— animals causing a problem around people — and relocated 50 nuisance bears in 2016.
POTATO CHIP FIGHT
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts say an argument over potato chips led to an assault at a shelter over the weekend. The MetroWest Daily News reports 64-year-old Harold Dewar, of Framingham, was arrested Saturday morning and charged with assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Dewar had a warrant for a previous assault when he was arrested. Police say the assault happened Friday at the South Middlesex Opportunity Council-owned shelter in Framingham. Investigators say Dewar screamed at a man who asked if he had opened his potato chips. Police say Dewar then threw a ceramic bowl that shattered against a wall and cut the victim’s face. Dewar left the shelter but was arrested when he returned. Dewar’s attorney argued that the incident was a “mutual fight.”
UNDATED (AP) — A hiker whose companion was killed in a fall from a cliff near Snoqualmie Pass in Washington state avoided a similar fate thanks to a dog. King County sheriff’s sergeant Ryan Abbott said the victim’s companion heard him go over the 200ft cliff in the Pratt Lake area. When he went to investigate, the companion’s dog - a Husky - pulled him back before he went over the edge as well. Abbott said the companion told authorities the dog was the only reason he did not fall, and that he had to hike for an hour before he could get a mobile phone signal to call for help. Search and rescue crews found the victim hours later at the bottom of the cliff.
KINGSBRIDGE, England (AP) —A British town has turned its traditional red phone booth into a tiny nightclub - complete with a music system, glitter ball and lighting. Dancing might be a bit difficult, though. Only one , person can fit in, or maybe or two at a squeeze. Instead of making phone calls, the kiosk Kingsbridge plays records including Blondie’s Hanging On The Telephone and Telephone Line by Electric Light Orchestra. The red phone box was the 5,000th to be adopted from the phone company, when Kingsbridge Town Council took ownership of it. Now music fans can listen to records by paying one pound to use a dial-a-disc type record system. Proceeds go to charity..