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October 2, 2018

SCARY HALLOWEEN DECORATION PROMPTS POLICE REPORT

WEST FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Someone saw something — and said something. But the something that was seen — wasn’t anything. Authorities in West Fargo, North Dakota say a neighbor spotted a Halloween decoration in the form of a sign reading “Help Me” that appeared to be written in blood. The sign was part of Becky Muhs’ display for the gory holiday. She says shortly after putting it up, she and her husband began getting messages from neighbors asking if they were OK. In one case, someone dialed 911. Muhs tells WDAY-TV the police visit ended with a chuckle — and the responding officer didn’t ask her to take the sign down.

MOUNTAIN PROPOSAL

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Making or receiving a wedding proposal can give a person a dizzying, lightheaded feeling. But this was different. A Texas man scoped out a scenic location in the Colorado mountains to propose to his girlfriend. She said yes — but the rocky mountain high — came crashing down to earth. That’s because Joshua Mason and Katie Davis got lost as they tried to make their way down from the 13,000-foot high spot where they agreed to tie the knot. The couple was showing signs of altitude sickness and dehydration when a hiker found them. He led them to his camp and gave them food, water and a place to warm up — as another camper called for help. The rescuers got to the camp and helped the couple to their car. They didn’t require medical treatment — and deputies say the engagement is still on.

SCOOTER RIDER HIT WITH INTOXICATION CHARGE

LOS ANGELES (AP) — You know those electric scooters you see making their way around the streets of different cities these days? Turns out they don’t mix well with alcohol, either. A Los Angeles man has been fined $550 and ordered to pay restitution for riding an electric scooter while intoxicated — and striking a pedestrian. The City Attorney says the prosecution of the 28-year-old man piloting the scooter is the first one in L.A. The office says the operator had a blood-alcohol level more than three times the legal limit. The pedestrian was struck while leaving a theater — and suffered a knee abrasion.

by Oscar Wells Gabriel II

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