Thursday, June 6, 2013

Just When You Thought You Heard It All News (6-8-13)

A Gwinnett County, Ga., man went shopping for a BMW and decided to take the car for a test drive. What happened next was disturbing, and outrageous. The cops pulled him over and cuffed him for obstruction, according to the local media.

It all started when Sowells drove a BMW out of Philips Motors in Snellville for a test run. He drove onto a highway and was stopped by police officers soon after. According to Sowells, the officer said he didn’t have any tags on the car.

“I said, ‘No problem.’ I don’t have any tags on this car because it’s not my car,” Sowells said he told one of the officers. “The dealer is right there. We can get it all clarified.”

When Sowells asked the officers repeatedly to call and confirm his test drive with the dealership, they allegedly refused. Sowells said the officers asked to view a document that was strewn across the vehicle’s back seat. Not knowing what it was, he refused.

Bad move!

The officers then resorted to using bully tactics, Sowells claims. “They asked me to get out of the car. I said ‘I don’t feel comfortable.’ They commenced to open up the car door and they tried to drag me out of the door by my left arm,” he contends.

It was at this point that the officers called for backup.

The police report states that Sowells tried pulling away from the policemen. When the lawmen pulled out their tasers, Sowells then acquiesced and was arrested on the spot.

The officers were probably pissed because they probably can't afford the B, much less the M or the W.

Sowells is upset by the incident because, “they’re treating me like I’m a criminal and I hadn’t done anything.”

Here’s what the Snellville police department had to say about the matter:

The officer observed a paper on the rear seat that appeared to be of the type dealers use when placing a vehicle for sale. He asked if he could retrieve it and Mr. Sowells refused. Based on his refusal to provide information and his passive and then active resistance, Mr. Sowells was charged with obstruction.

Police officials also state that when the dealership was contacted, no one answered the call. When Sowells and the officer drove to the dealership, “The dealer comes out to pick the car up and at this point I’m thinking we can all go home,” Sowells figured. “Everything is OK now. No, it’s not OK. I’m going to jail.”

But he is not taking the ruffian treatment that he claims to have endured by the officers lightly. The Georgia resident, who has never been arrested, plans on fighting his case to the hilt.

By the way, Sowells ended up purchasing the BMW after all, and he should have. After all he earned it!

Beauty may be in the eye of the beholder, but one lovesick bull moose in Colorado is having a hard time understanding that a bronze moose statue is not the same as the real thing.

The young bull has fallen hard for the life-sized moose statue with large antlers in a backyard in Grand Lake, Colo., and he’s attracting people from all over the area to watch him make his moves.

“He’s in love with it,” said Frances Transue, 55, who lives about a mile from the moose love scene. “He acts like he wants to mate it. He kisses it, he nuzzles it.”

Transue isn’t the only one who’s noticed the moose’s courtship. Local media have taken note, and various videos have been circulating online.

Like clockwork, the moose calls on the statue in the morning and stays for the most of the day, according to one citizen.

"He's not too shy about it, apparently. I think he thinks the statue is a female, she said, “but it’s definitely not.”

Is this moose Bi-curious or just confused? But then again.......

In many parts of Colorado, wildlife such as moose and elk are common in communities. Mike Porras, of the Colorado Parks and Wildlife, said it’s important that people remember moose can be dangerous to humans.

“Wildlife is unpredictable,” Porras said. “Why that moose is tolerating people coming that close is a question for the moose. Certainly, we recommend people not do that.”

I can never understand why people forget that a wild animal is, well, a wild animal.

I was going to say that this story gives the phrase "special delivery" a whole new meaning. But that would be corny.

It sounds like a stoner's dream, but it's been a bit of a nightmare for a California man who recently got an unexpected FedEx delivery: 11 pounds of marijuana.

George Burton, from Sacramento, Calif., said the FedEx Kinkos box with his name and return address handwritten on it was left on his porch Thursday.

Burton and his dog sitter cut it open to find a layer of spray Styrofoam.

"We break into it, I look and say, 'This isn't what I think it is. He said.

Burton turned the pot over to police, who believe his address was picked at random. But Burton and his fiancee decided to temporarily leave their home out of fear the intended recipient may resort to violence after discovering the pot worth about $24,000 is gone.

A sign posted on his front door reads: "Kinkos/FedEx Box Given to Sac Police."

On the surface, this sounds like a smart move. But this may actually makes things worse. As far as I know drug dealers are not the most understanding people in the world.

"I'm really concerned someone is going to come looking for this," Burton said. "People have gotten hurt for a lot less than $24,000 worth of marijuana."


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