memo: it probably isn't a good idea to rob your pharmacy and pick up your prescription later.
Here is the story from Springfield, MO:
Springfield man has been charged with felony pharmacy robbery after a
clerk recognized him when he returned to get his prescription filled.
F. Manning, 31, is accused of being the masked robber who displayed a
gun and demanded narcotics from a clerk at the Walgreens Pharmacy at
2681 W. Republic Road on July 30.
The clerk described the suspect
as a white male wearing a tan jacket, gloves and a mask at the time.
She also described his silver four-door passenger car, according to a
A few days later Manning returned to the Walgreens
to get a prescription filled, where the clerk recognized him and his
She called police with a license plate number.
Springfield police advised other local agencies that Manning was wanted,
and the Republic Police Department arrested him at noon Tuesday,
according to a news release.
Manning was charged with felony pharmacy robbery and is being held in Greene County Jail on $150,000 bond. via
In the past, my pointless carried stories of unusual phobias... like the fears of buttons, knees and peas. This metro.co.uk carried the story of another sort of fear... here is the story:
"Fran Dando is so scared of bananas that all it needs is a glimpse of one to make her shake, sweat profusely and even vomit. The 21-year-old children’s worker suffers from bananaphobia, an overwhelming fear of the yellow fruit.
‘It began when I was seven and my brother put a banana in my bed as a joke,’ said Ms Dando, from Hastings, East Sussex.
felt his horrible, slimy thing underneath my body. I was frozen in
panic and hyperventilating. Ever since then, if I see one the same
feeling comes back.’
She has since been forced to dodge bananas in shops and turn a blind eye to them in the fruit bowl at friend’s houses.
generally do not explain my fear unless a situation comes up. Then I
will say: ‘Sorry I am going to have to leave the room’. It is
embarrassing – it is such a nonsensical fear.’
However, Ms Dando’s two-year-old son, Harrison, loves bananas, which has put her in a tricky situation. ‘I have to use a blanket to pick them up and put them in the
trolley and then when I am at home I have to wear rubber gloves and use a
tea towel to open one and give it to him,’ she said."
Okay, she may have taken it too far... but there are many people who just don't like the pretentious Starbucks-speak used at the famed coffee chain. Finally a NY English professor snapped. Here is the story:
Lynne Rosenthal, a college English professor from Manhattan, said three cops forcibly ejected her from an Upper West Side Starbucks yesterday morning after she got into a dispute with a counterperson -- make that barista -- for refusing to place her order by the coffee chain's rules.
Rosenthal, who is in her early 60s, asked for a toasted multigrain bagel -- and became enraged when the barista at the franchise, on Columbus Avenue at 86th Street, followed up by inquiring, "Do you want butter or cheese?"
"I just wanted a multigrain bagel," Rosenthal told The Post. "I refused to say 'without butter or cheese.' When you go to Burger King, you don't have to list the six things you don't want.
"Linguistically, it's stupid, and I'm a stickler for correct English."
Rosenthal admitted she had run into trouble before for refusing to employ the chain's stilted lexicon -- balking at ordering a "tall" or a "venti" from the menu or specifying "no whip."
Instead, she insists on making a pest of herself by ordering a "small" or "large" cup of joe.
Yesterday's breakfast-bagel tussle heated up when the barista told the prickly prof that he wouldn't serve her unless she specified whether she wanted a schmear of butter or cheese -- or neither...
The bagel brouhaha escalated until the manager called cops, and responding officers ordered her to leave, threatening to arrest her if she went back inside, she said.
"It was very humiliating to be thrown out, and all I did was ask for a bagel," recalled Rosenthal, who said she holds a Ph.D. from Columbia.
"If you don't use their language, they refuse to serve you. They don't understand what a plain multigrain bagel is."
A Burleigh County Detention Center inmate ended up making a
spectacle of himself when he didn’t get to speak to a
William Demery, 42, could face a charge of criminal mischief for
allegedly snatching another Burleigh County inmate’s glasses and
eating them less than five hours after being booked into the
(CHICAGO) - According to two research scientists the
mystery of vanished ships and airplanes in the region dubbed "The
Bermuda Triangle" has been solved.
Step aside outer space aliens, time anomalies,
submerged giant Atlantean pyramids and bizarre meteorological phenomena
... the "Triangle" simply suffers from an acute case of gas.
Natural gas—the kind that heats ovens and boils
water—specifically methane, is the culprit behind the mysterious
disappearances and loss of water and air craft.
The evidence for this astounding new insight into a
mystery that's bedeviled the world is laid out in a research paper
published in the American Journal of Physics.
Professor Joseph Monaghan researched the hypothesis
with honor student David May at the Monash University in Melbourne,
The two hypothesized that large methane bubbles rising
from the ocean floor might account for many, if not all, of the
mysterious disappearances of ships and aircraft at specific locales
around the world...
Any ships caught within the methane mega-bubble immediately lose all
buoyancy and sink to the bottom of the ocean. If the bubbles are big
enough and possess a high enough density they can also knock aircraft
out of the sky with little or no warning. Aircraft falling victim to
these methane bubbles will lose their engines-perhaps igniting the
methane surrounding them-and immediately lose their lift as well, ending
their flights by diving into the ocean and swiftly plummeting
A Chinese man’s luck hit rock bottom when he got stuck in a poo-filled toilet pit for two days. He didn’t deliberately enter it, though, he slipped down there. Then, naturally, he yelled desperately to be rescued – but to no avail.
It was a full 48 hours before the now very whiffy man, from Wuyuan County, Inner Mongolia, was liberated. A passerby heard his pleas for help and called the emergency services.
Whether nose pegs were used, we don’t know, but fire-fighters lowered a ladder down to the hapless man and pulled him out. Needless to say, the first thing that he did was rush off and have a wash, in a nearby pond.
It turns out that his family had in fact reported him as missing to the police.
He would now certainly seem to be in the running for the title of 'person stuck in the most unpleasant place for the longest'.