Friday, January 1, 2016

Just When You Thought You Heard It All (1-1-2016)

DWI charges against an upstate New York woman have been dismissed based on a very unusual defense: Her body is a brewery............

A lawyer representing the woman says her blood-alcohol level has been recorded at four times the legal limit when she hasn't had a drink. She didn't discover her rare condition until after her arrest.

Attorney Joseph Marusak says he submitted medical evidence of his client's condition, known as "auto-brewery syndrome," to a suburban Buffalo judge who dismissed the DWI charges this month.


The condition is believed to be caused by high levels of yeast in the gut. The woman is now on a low-carbohydrate diet that has brought it under control.

Marusak declined to name the woman, citing medical confidentiality laws, and he says the case has been sealed.

Instead of ringing in the New Year with their 35.4 million pound windfall by choosing all six winning numbers, grandparents Edwina and David Nylan of England are nursing a hangover of missed fortune.

When Edwina called the U.K. lottery to claim the jackpot, a representative told the pair they had entered the drawing too late.

"We've tried to have a laugh about it but we're completely distraught," Edwina told SWNS. "We've spent years paying out for the lottery and this money could have changed our lives. We feel like we've been cheated out of it."

The couple said they used a cell phone app to purchase a ticket on Dec. 23, SWNS reported. When they were alerted that their account required more funds for the purchase, they added more money. Then they bought the ticket with six numbers they chose randomly, and the app confirmed the buy, they said. But lottery officials say they have no record of the purchase.

Authorities reportedly confirmed they have a record of the couple repeatedly trying toadd funds as the 7:30 p.m. drawing limit approached -- but assert they did not register a completed transaction before the deadline.

"When anyone successfully purchases a ticket on the Lottery website they will see a purchaseconfirmation screen, receive an email confirming their purchase and be able to see the ticket in their National Lottery online account," a spokeswoman told the Telegraph.

Edwina conceded to outlets, "I didn't remember to check because it was just before Christmas and I was so busy."

The payment was eventually processed, but not until midnight, on Dec. 24, way past the deadline.

"It was like all our dreams had come crashing down around us," Edwina said to SWNS. 

Keenyatta Robinson refuses to give her dough to Domino's Pizza after discovering a vulgar note on two receipts.

Robinson's daughter recently ordered a pizza from a Domino's in West Bloomfield, Michigan.

When she saw the receipt, something bothered her (and it wasn't the price of the pie).

On the receipt were three words, two of them offensive: "f*** this c***".

"I don’t understand why they would treat me this way," Robinson told WXYZ TV. 

Robinson decided to see if it was an accident, so she placed another order. 

"When I came to pick it up that receipt had the same vulgar language,” she told the station.

Robinson believes the receipts are in retaliation for the time in 2014 when she complained about not getting the sausage pizza she ordered.

The manager told her she would no longer be served, and she complained to his superiors.

Ronnie Asmar, Director of Operations at Domino’s, said that manager was later terminated, in part, for being rude to customers.

"His parting gift to us was putting that vulgar comment in her phone number’s notes,” Asmar told the station.

Apparently, no one noticed the comment until Robinson pointed it out.

Asmar has tried to apologize to her and offered a gift certificate to make it up to her, but Robinson refuses to accept it -- ever.

“I will never eat here again,” Robinson told the station.“Ever. In my lifetime.”

Vulgar receipts aren't as common at pizzerias as mozzarella cheese or pepperoni, but they do show up from time to time.

In July, Loretta Smith Layne ordered chicken wings from a New Jersey pizzeria and asked that they be "fried hard."

When she got the order from from Danny's Pizza Pizzazz in Bridgeton, the note on the receipt underneath the special instructions was the vulgar phrase, "fried hard like a black d--k." 

In January, 2012, a Papa John's restaurant in New York City came under fire when the receipt referred to the customer, not by her name, but by "Lady Chinky Eyes."

The employee who typed that phrase into the system was later terminated.


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