Quirky World ... Intruder was caught while cooking a snack

POLICE: INTRUDER CAUGHT COOKING CORN IN HOME

Quirky World ...  Intruder was caught while cooking a snack

Rockland police officers responded to a home at about 1:40am on Wednesday after getting a call from the homeowner.

Lt Nick Zeoli said the homeowner woke up to a loud bang from the kitchen. When the resident went to investigate, he found an intruder cooking corn on the cob on the stove. He told the intruder to leave, and the two men briefly scuffled.

Police arrested 69-year-old John Dalton and charged him with breaking and entering with intent to commit a felony and assault and battery. Police say Dalton, who was “clearly intoxicated”, forced his way inside through a side door.

MONEY MAKER

ENGLAND: An art competition which will see someone win the opportunity to have their design featured on the “tails” side of the new pound coin has been launched.

Both professional artists and beginners are being invited by Chancellor George Osborne to put forward their creative ideas for the reverse side of the new “distinctly British” £1 coin, which will enter circulation from 2017.

The winner will also receive a £10,000 (€12,500) fee in exchange for the right to use their design. Plans for the new 12-sided coin, shaped similarly to a pre-decimalisation threepenny bit, were unveiled in the budget.

COPS: NY MAN HID DRUGS IN ANTI-DRUG STUFFED ANIMAL

USA: Police say they have arrested a 22-year-old New York man after he was found with marijuana, cocaine, and LSD hidden inside a stuffed animal dressed in an anti-drug T-shirt.

Troopers say Gregory Bolongnese, of Plattsburgh, was arrested at the bus station in his hometown near the Canadian border. They say they found two grams of marijuana, about a half-gram of cocaine and LSD inside a stuffed lion doll wearing a Dare shirt.

Dare stands for Drug Abuse Resistance Education, a programme that aims to educate young people about staying away from drugs, gangs, and violence.

MAN ARRESTED AFTER DISCUSSING DRUGS ON 911 CALL

USA: A man has been arrested in Tennessee after dispatchers heard him discussing drugs on an accidental 911 call.

Grant O’Connor was charged with simple possession and possession of drug paraphernalia after his arrest in Mount Pleasant.

Dispatchers traced the call when they heard him talking about getting high and going to a drug dealer’s house on an open line.

According to a police report, an officer located O’Connor in a car that was pulling out of a restaurant parking lot. The officer searched the car and found a bag of marijuana and drug paraphernalia underneath O’Connor’s seat.

GOING WILD

ENGLAND: Dozens of critically endangered giant frogs bred in captivity have been released into the wild to help save the species from extinction.

The mountain chicken frog, one of the world’s largest — and rarest — frogs, is native only to the Caribbean islands of Montserrat and Dominica and was pushed to the edge of extinction by the spread of the chytrid fungus which affects amphibians.

Now conservationists say they have reintroduced 51 mountain chicken frogs to Montserrat following a successful breeding programme at London Zoo.

NAPPING THIEF

USA: A man who broke into a Pennsylvania bar was found by police napping on a table in the kitchen.

William Duffy, 35, of Bradford, faces a preliminary hearing on criminal trespass and public drunkenness charges, the Bradford Era reported. He was found inside the Mountain Inn Bar in Mount Jewett, about 175km north east of Pittsburgh.

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