QUIRKY WORLD ... Police wait for dopey owner to claim marijuana package

USA: Police in Pennsylvania are hoping a dope will stop by their station and claim a package containing 2kg of marijuana.

Cheltenham Township police near Philadelphia were alerted to the package this week. The package had been dropped off at the home of a person who wasn’t expecting one.

Police say they couldn’t determine who sent the package or who it was intended for, so they opened it, only to find the drugs.

The department’s Facebook page says: “What we found was surprising to say the least. Two kilos of high (get it?) quality marijuana.”

Police are hoping the owner of the package comes to claim it. They say they’d like a chat with that person.

Designer jean pool

England:

A fashion designer is offering fans the chance to own jeans from the personal wardrobes of A-list celebrities such as Kate Moss, Victoria Beckham, Ryan Gosling, and Emma Watson.

One hundred pairs of celebrity denims have been given a makeover by designer and artist Johny Dar and will be auctioned for his Jeans For Refugees project, which raises money for the International Rescue Committee. The first 15 pairs — donated by Sharon Stone, Pink, Elle Macpherson, Lily Allen, Eva Longoria, Heather Graham, Joan Smalls, Alicia Vikander, Sofia Coppola, Rachel McAdams, Zoe Saldana, Tal, Jessica Hart, plus Watson and Moss — open for bidding on online auction site Catawiki.

Presidential Riddle

USA:

Donald Trump’s chances of becoming president could suffer because he reminds Harry Potter fans of evil wizard Lord Voldemort, a study suggests.

Reading Harry Potter books leads Americans to have a lower opinion of Republican hopeful Trump, the findings show. The more of JK Rowling’s stories about the boy wizard they read, the more anti-Trump they become. Researchers believe the reason for the ‘Harry Potter effect’ is that Trump’s political messages jar with the values of Potter and friends, which include tolerance, respect for difference, opposition to violence, and anti-authoritarianism.

Flying high

England:

A British Airways flight carrying holidaymakers to Greece was forced to turn back when a “nasty smell” filled the cabin.

Passengers complained of a foul odour, reportedly compared to the smell of cannabis by some, on the flight to Heraklion airport after takeoff from Gatwick.

A BA spokeswoman said no evidence of cannabis or anybody smoking cannabis was found on board. She added: “Our pilot returned the aircraft to Gatwick as a precaution following reports of an unidentified strong smell in the cabin.”

Phoney friend

USA:

A woman in New York has been reprimanded for driving in a carpool lane with a fake passenger — who even had a briefcase.

Suffolk County Police say the woman was driving in a high-occupancy vehicle lane, which is restricted for travel during busy times unless a driver has a passenger.

Police say the dummy was made of a pile of clothes topped with a baseball cap. It was not wearing a seat belt in photos issued by police.

Lap in the market

USA:

A West Virginia strip club is offering lap dances to raise money for flood relief.

The Blue Parrot Cabaret club in Morgantown plans to donate portions of the proceeds to relief efforts in West Virginia. Club co-owner John Baron said reaction to the promotion has been positive. The club will also accept donations from anyone who does not want a lap dance.

Floods in June killed at least 23 people in West Virginia. Mr Baron said a friend’s mother lives in an area where 15 people died.


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