TODAY’S GENIUS AWARD GOES TO……
On Wednesday February 6th, a solo vehicle accident occurred on Highway 18 above Red Rock Wall in California. A white Ford E350 van, for unknown reasons, overturned on Highway 18 landing on its side after crossing the oncoming traffic lane.
The van was traveling upbound just after 1:34 pm. According to transcripts of the original 9-1-1 call, the driver adamantly stated that his van was flipped over by aliens. Additionally, the male driver became confrontational with bystanders and officers, then stated that he did not want law enforcement on scene and demanded a tow truck.
The van, laying on its side, was not a traffic hazard as it was out of the roadway and not blocking traffic lanes. Three California Highway Patrol units were on scene. The man was not transported for his injuries and his claims of “alien intervention” during the traffic accident are under investigation by the California Highway Patrol.
AND THEN THERE’S……
According to a news report, a man melting down dental fillings inside a Massachusetts apartment building caused fire officials to deem the dwelling uninhabitable because of mercury contamination.
Fall River firefighters were called to Hamlet Street apartment building last Saturday and learned a 51-year-old man had tried to melt fillings on January 25th. The man, who received the fillings from his dentist grandfather, thought the fillings were made of silver, but the fillings were actually made of mercury.
The man then became sick and has been in the hospital since January 28th. The man’s girlfriend called the building’s management company prompting fire officials and a HAZMAT team responded to the building Saturday.
WPRI reports there were “elevated levels” of mercury in the man’s apartment and other areas of the building. The building was deemed uninhabitable and won’t be opened until a crew cleans up the building.
OR HOW ABOUT……
A prank video was the inspiration for two teens that built a fort out of toilet paper in a store and stayed in it overnight. According to Norfolk County OPP, a 13-year-old female and a 16-year-old male built the fort on Monday night in an aisle of a Simcoe store.
They returned to the store on Tuesday evening and fell asleep in the fort after the store closed. Both woke up early the next morning to the sounds of employees restocking the shelves and ran to a bathroom in the building. An employee saw the teens, located them hiding in the restroom stall, and contacted the police.
The OPP says the two were very remorseful upon their arrival. Both teens were taken home to their parents by the police. No charges were laid at the request of the store.
OKAY, ONE MORE……
A 16-year-old boy was arrested after he briefly took control of a small plane during a short commercial flight over western Alaska. The teen was in the front passenger seat of the Piper Cherokee Six on a recent Yute Commuter Service flight from Napakiak to Bethel.
The flight between the two remote communities usually takes about four minutes. Alaska state troopers said that the teen grabbed the aircraft controls shortly after takeoff, causing the “plane to enter a steep climb and then a dive toward the ground.”
A woman sitting behind the teen grabbed him around the neck, pulling him away from the controls. The pilot stabilized the aircraft and returned to Napakiak. An agent for the regional airline contacted the village public safety officer to detain the teen.
He slipped away before the officer could take him into custody, but was arrested the next day in Bethel. Authorities have not released the teen’s name because he is a minor. Interfering with the duties of a flight crew is a federal offense.