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February 21, 2019

MAN STEALS SODA TRUCK TO GET TO AIRPORT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Authorities say an Oklahoma man stole a Pepsi truck — but not because he wanted to quench its thirst. Police say the suspect, Steven Hart, told them he decided to swipe the vehicle while the driver was unloading soda from the back — because he was trying to get to the airport after getting into an argument with his girlfriend. No one was hurt in the situation, unless you count the sodas that spilled to the road as the truck drove off. Hart never made it to the airport; the truck was stopped in traffic and Hart jumped out and ran off. Once he did the truck rolled into the back of a school bus. No children were aboard. Hart is being held, pending charges that include larceny and attempted escape from the county jail as he was being booked into custody.

DOG OWNER SHOT BY HIS DOG

BERLIN (AP) — A German court has ruled that a man can be stripped of his privilege of owning a firearm — this, after he ended up being shot by his own dog. An administrative court in Munich has dismissed the man’s appeal against an earlier decision by Bavarian authorities to pull his license to own a rifle and his hunting permit. Back in 2016, the man, a passionate hunter, was shot in the arm after his dog somehow was able to release the trigger on a loaded rifle lying in his car. The court ruled the hunter was careless and would likely be careless with his use of weapons of ammunition going forward. The man can appeal again.

FAEROE ISLANDS - CLEANUP

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Don’t show up — unless you clean up. That, in effect, is the edict officials on the Faeroe Islands have issued for an upcoming weekend. The 18-island archipelago nestled between Iceland and Scotland says it will close itself to tourists for a weekend in April. That is, unless the tourists have arranged in advance to help spiff up the islands. About 100 visitors will be allowed to join the Faroese Maintenance Crew in exchange for free room and board in late April. The windy islands, which are inhabited by about 50,000 people and 80,000 sheep, draw visitors to their dramatic scenery and abundant birdlife.

by Oscar Wells Gabriel II