SNAKE TURNS UP IN WASHING MACHINE
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — There’s nothing like the freshly-laundered scent of _ a SNAKE? An animal control warden near Chicago says an escaped pet snake “smelled like Downy” after it survived a run though a suburban family’s washing machine last week. Sanela Kamencic tells WMAQ-TV she was “totally creeped out” when she saw the snake in her washer. Despite the soaping, tumbling and spinning, the snake emerged no worse for wash-and-wear. A veterinarian who checked it out says the reptile was “in pretty good shape” and “really feisty.” An animal hospital says the corn snake, named Penelope, belonged to a 12-year-old boy who lives nearby. They have since been reunited.
“I DON’T THINK SO” WOMAN ARRESTED AFTER FLEEING NEW MEXICO OFFICER
LAS CRUCES, N.M. (AP) — “I don’t think so” may be a cute thing to say if you’re talking to your buddies. But a New Mexico woman has found out it isn’t so cute if you say it to a police officer. Authorities in La Cruces, New Mexico say Ricci Barnett was arrested late last month after police say she fled an officer during a traffic stop after telling him, “I don’t think so.” Doña County court documents show that on April 21, Barnett was driving the wrong way on a one-way street _ but refused to stop. When an officer caught up with her at a red light, he flashed his badge at her _ and she replied, “I don’t think so” before driving off. Know how the story ends? I think so. She was taken into custody and is now charged with aggravated fleeing from a law enforcement officer _ and reckless driving.
OFFICERS SAVE CHOKING BABY IN RHODE ISLAND
WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — The foster mother of a 16-month-old baby says she’s thankful that two Rhode Island police officers were on hand when her baby was choking this past Friday. Elaine Martinez tells a TV station in Warwick that when she noticed her baby was choking, she yelled for help. And officers Brian Holleran and Anthony D’Abrosca, who were on another call in the immediate area, responded. When they got there, they saw the baby wasn’t breathing _ and gave the child a couple of blows to the back and performed CPR. The baby began breathing again _ and after being taken to a hospital to be checked out, is doing just fine.
by Oscar Wells Gabriel II