Quirky World... Ms Crispi sets fire to ex’s home with bacon

USA: A woman called Ms Crispi accused of starting a fire in her ex-boyfriend’s house with a pound of bacon is to stand trial on arson charges.

Quirky World... Ms Crispi sets fire to ex’s home with bacon

Cameo Crispi, 32, allegedly called and texted her old flame repeatedly from his home in Utah where she left the bacon over a lit burner, reports the Metro.

The man, who wasn’t at his house, called police to report the harassment and when officers arrived they saw smoke coming out of the front door.

“I asked to come in and observed a wood stove left open with a fire burning inside and hot coals on the floor around the stove,” an officer noted in his report.

“I observed the burner to be on the setting ‘high’ and the bacon to be severely burned and smoking badly.”

Documents say Crispi’s blood alcohol level was four times the legal limit. She is due back in court in October.

USA: A 33-year-old slice of cake from Prince Charles and Princess Diana’s 1981 wedding has sold at auction for $1,375. (€1,047).

The cake, still in its original white and silver presentation box, was sold online by Nate D. Sanders Auctions of Los Angeles.

With the box was a card stating: “With best wishes from Their Royal Highnesses, the Prince & Princess of Wales.”

Auction house spokesman Sam Heller said the buyer is a private collector.

Although the cake came wrapped in its original wax paper, Heller said it wouldn’t be a good idea to try to eat it.

He added, however, that there is a small but dedicated group of royal cake collectors.

Some, Heller said, have purchased cakes dating to the days of Britain’s Queen Victoria, who married in 1840.

BRITAIN: A political punter stands to gain nearly £1m (€1.26m) if Scotland votes ‘no’ to independence, bookmaker William Hill said.

A customer who has already staked a record £600,000 on the outcome of the referendum has added a further £200,000 to his wager, and now stands to collect £973,333 should the outcome of the poll be a ‘no’ vote.

Spokesman Graham Sharpe said: “This gentleman’s stake of £600,000 was already a record for political betting, but his latest investment. as he calls it, takes his total wager up to £800,000 — the biggest amount ever gambled on the outcome of a political event.”

The man staked his initial bet of £400,000 at odds of 1/4 in June 2014, followed it up with an additional £200,000 at odds of 1/6 at the beginning of August, then added a third instalment on Saturday at odds of 1/5.

Mr Sharpe added: “All three bets have been placed in the same branch of William Hill in south-west London.

“The client is a middle aged gentleman who is not Scottish and does not have a vote in the referendum.

“We have now taken almost £2m on the outcome of the referendum and stand to win over a million pounds should there be a ‘yes’ vote, and lose a six-figure sum should there be a No vote.”

USA: New Hampshire police say a motorcyclist clocked at 204k/ph bragged after being arrested that he had reached 297k/ph during the chase.

State police say 31-year-old David J. Fries, of Manchester, was spotted by a trooper on Interstate 93 in Bow at about 2.45am on Saturday.

The first trooper eventually ended the chase, but another trooper saw Fries crash into a guardrail after he exited Interstate 393.

Police say Fries then led officers on an hour-long foot chase in Concord. He was subdued with help from a police dog.

Fries was treated for injuries from the crash and from the dog. He faces a variety of charges and is being held on $30,000 bail.

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