Thursday, July 23, 2015

Just When You Thought You Heard It All News (7-25-2015)

Side Bar: PEOPLE! When God gives you a gift in a chicken box, don't give it back!!!!
James Minor only wanted some hot Bojangles' chicken when he pulled into the drive-thru of the Henrico County, Va., fast-food chain last week. But shortly after receiving his chicken, he realized it was cold.
"I sent it back to the person who was working the window and I asked them to get some fresh chicken," Minor said. "And they told me to pull up in the drive-thru and fresh chicken would be out in six or seven minutes."
So Minor waited, and when a worker finally came out and handed him the bag, he expected to open it to find some fresh, hot, golden brown chicken, instead he got a little more than he bargained for.
"When I opened the box up, the BoJangles' chicken box, there was probably close to $4,500 in cash and also SunTrust deposit slips," Minor told WTVR. Using his camera phone, Minor took video of the money immediately, as his first thought was that someone was trying to steal the money from the store or that somehow he was being set up.
Minor rushed from his car and took the money back to the manager and told him what happened.
Minor told the news station that he was stunned by the manager's response.
"He told me in an arrogant, nasty attitude, being disrespectful, saying that, 'We would've called the authorities on you, too,'" Minor said. "Here I am doing a good thing, bringing the money back. Most folks probably would've kept on going and wouldn’t have recognized it until they got home."
Minor told WTVR that he was offered some more chicken and a tailgate party. He also says that a Bojangles' district manager hung up on him when he called corporate headquarters. He says that in the end, he was offered a $100 gift certificate, but says it still doesn't feel right.
"I deserve respect, an apologetic letter from the Bojangles' company and probably a cash reward," he told WTVR. "What is a $100 gift certificate when you’re bringing in $4,500?"
The news station contacted Bojangles' but was unable to get a comment.

Imagine looking under your bed and seein this face?! Looking like the Grinch that stole Christmas!!
Jason Hubbard entered the house while the owner was taking out the trash back in May, Spotswood, Texas police wrote on Facebook. He then stayed under the bed for three days, charging his four cell phones with a nearby electrical outlet.
“He was hiding upstairs underneath the bed, in my daughter’s bedroom,” owner Margaret Adamcewicz  said. 
“He used to date my daughter five years ago…It didn’t end well…He didn’t say why he came back. He just picked our house. Hubbard remained under the bed until May 10, when Adamcewicz’s husband heard a noise and peeked under to inspect what it was, and spotted him. The couple’s 28-year-old son prevented Hubbard from leaving until police arrived.
“I wasn’t scared, I was just angry,” Adamcewicz said.Police confirmed that Hubbard was arrested and charged with burglary and criminal trespassing. 
It’s not clear what he did for food or how he relieved himself when he had to use the bathroom, but  said she believes he didn’t eat and only drank water.

An Inverness, Florida, a goofy looking woman risked her life by taking on an alligator that was trying to eat her dog, Hope.

"It was the dumbest bravest thing I've ever done. but I wasn't going to let her go," Lori Beiswenger said. Well she got the first part right!

Earlier this month, Beiswenger was planting trees on the nine-hole Point O' Woods Golf Course, which she owns with her husband, when she heard Hope scream. The gator had attacked the dog, and was dragging it into a nearby pond.

Beiswenger waded into the water and foolishly began pulling on the gators tail. The gator soon noticed and turned toward her. Beiswenger then hurried back to shore.

Jodie Daniels, a golf course volunteer who was nearby, heard Beiswenger calling for help. He grabbed a shovel and managed to free the dog. "It was quite a shock to pull the dog up and the gator is still attached to the dog," Daniels said.

Daniels hit the gator on the head with the shovel, but it managed to escape. An animal control company came the next day to trap the gator and take it away. 

"I read him his Miranda rights," Beiswenger told WFTS, joking about the way the animal was tied with its arms behind its back.

The gator was killed and sold to a local restaurant for meat.

Hope underwent a three-hour surgery for a severed artery and is expected to have her stitches removed this weekend.  "I love this dog," Beiswenger told CBS affiliate WTSP. "I wasn't going to loose her."

Hope has escaped death in the past: Beiswenger adopted her when she was due to be put down, and the dog later survived getting hit by a car. "She is quite the wonder dog," Beiswenger told Bay News 9.



  1. "The Guy Under the Bed"---doesn't that sound like the title of a comedy show, P.R.? Why not write the script--just don't use the actual names of the main characters. Unbelievable!! As far as the woman and her dog--well, I didn't find her to be "goofy" as you say--she seemed pretty courageous. After all, there is no way that I would have allowed myself to WILLINGLY have an encounter with a reptile of any sort--let alone an alligator. The woman loved her dog--she even named her "Hope" as a result of the dog's two past near-death experiences. As far as the "Bojangles" Corporation is concerned, it appears that the man wants to be rewarded for doing the right thing. They offered him a $100 Gift Certificate, free chicken and a tailgate party; surely he wasn't expecting to get half the $4,500 as a "reward"! I'm guessing that he took the cell phone picture of the money and later notified the local TV station in an attempt to squeeze out what he considered to be a "respectable reward" from "Bojangles". :)

    1. Maybe I will write that script........
      You have valid points concerning all 3. But I would have kept that money that I found (given 10% to The Lord, of course), and I think that I would have said a prayer for Hope, & I would have went to the animal shelter the next day. As far as the creep under the bed goes, I don't there would have been anything left of him by the time the police came to my house!

  2. I hope that you will write the script; I don't believe that you would have kept the money--you have a conscience--and you know that giving your tithe from the "fruit of the poisoned tree" wouldn't have impressed the Father in Heaven; and the thing with the dog, "Hope"--yeah you might be right--mourn her loss (no way I would tangle with an alligator--unless it were on behalf of my kid or another relative)--and, as you said, check out "the Animal Shelter the next day".