QUIRKY WORLD ... Ham-fisted bid to justify boozing in the nude

USA: Police have charged a man with trespassing, public drunkenness, and indecent exposure after he was caught on a neighbour’s Pennsylvania farm in the nude, drinking beer among pigs.

QUIRKY WORLD ... Ham-fisted bid to justify boozing in the nude

Police in Manor Township, Lancaster County, say 64-year-old Larry Henry told them, “I just like pigs” when they found him in the hog barn.

He faces a preliminary hearing on August 4.

Arrest papers show Henry had been banned from the farm since he got caught trespassing four years ago.

Police say Henry smelled of alcohol and acknowledged drinking a six-pack of beer while hanging out with the hogs. Police say the brand of beer was in keeping with the overall theme. Henry was drinking Hamm’s.

Under par

ENGLAND: Vets have discovered why Murphy the German Shepherd was feeling below par — he had six golf balls lodged in his stomach.

The seven-year-old rescue dog underwent an emergency operation after X-rays revealed unidentified objects inside him.

His owner, David Larson, a joiner from Jarrow, South Tyneside, was stunned as he has not walked Murphy near a golf course in the 18 months since he got him from a home. The problem came to light when Murphy became ill after eating a bone. He was seen by staff at Westway Veterinary Group in Newcastle, who discovered the problem.

Public Enemy No 1

USA: Now that a reputed drug lord has escaped from jail in Mexico, he’s regaining an infamous title over 3,000km away in Chicago.

The Chicago Crime Commission has said it will formally restore Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s title as Chicago’s Public Enemy No 1. The non-governmental body first applied that label to Guzman in 2013 to highlight how his Sinaloa cartel dominates Chicago’s drugs trade.

The commission struck Guzman from the list after his 2014 capture, but said his weekend escape through a tunnel returns him to the top of the list.

Doughnut-gate

USA: It brought on two long YouTube apologies, but Ariana Grande’s doughnut licking video won’t lead to criminal charges.

Police in Lake Elsinore, California, said the owner of Wolfee Donuts, where the licking took place, declined to press charges against Grande. They say their investigation was primarily to help the Department of Health, which lowered the restaurant’s grade from an “A” to a ”B” for leaving the tray of doughnuts exposed.

In the second of her two YouTube apologies posted last week, the 22-year-old singer said she was “disgusted” with herself and wanted to “disappear” after TMZ posted the video.

Slush pile

USA: The last of Boston’s winter nightmare has finally melted away.

Mayor Martin Walsh announced that Boston’s once-massive pile of filthy snow has officially dwindled to nothing. The pile accumulated into a 75ft (23m) tower of snow after a record-breaking winter that dumped more than 110in on the city.

The mound made Bostonians shiver into the summer, but not because of the temperature: it was laden with more than 80 tonnes of rubbish, transforming it into a repulsive garbage heap. Officials said two snowstorms struck after residents put their bins out, and it got swept up by ploughs.

Boy George

ENGLAND: Prince George’s second birthday, which will be celebrated next week, has been marked by a limited edition commemorative coin from the Royal Mint.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s toddler son’s birthday is on July 22 and a sterling silver £5 coin has been struck to mark the event. The coin bears a contemporary re-imagining of the St George and the dragon legend by artist Christopher Le Brun while the other side features the current portrait of the Queen by Jody Clark. The coin is priced at £80 (€114) and limited to 7,500.

Moo’ving home

POLAND: Matylda finally moo’ved back home. The cow escaped from her Polish farm two years ago and lived a life on the lam in a nearby forest, sometimes damaging crops.

She has finally been caught. Owner Leszek Zasada

said Matylda escaped in 2013 from his farm in Zloty Stok, in Western Poland, the day after he brought her home.

She survived two frigid winters on her own, but the time on the run took its toll. She lost the calf she was sometimes spotted with and returned home with many scars. Farmers complained of the damage she caused but nobody was able to catch her until now.

Stunning plan backfires

USA: The small Iowa city of Van Meter has dropped plans for a raffle that would have let the winner shock an official with a stun gun.

Bill Daggett, the police chief in the community of 1,000 west of Des Moines, told The Des Moines Register officials have changed plans after facing criticism from the American Civil Liberties Union of Iowa and others who learned of the raffle through the media.

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