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WATCH: Deer breaks into house, leaves behind mess

A North Carolina woman was startled early Friday by a four-legged intruder that appeared equally frightened.

 

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Amanda McNeil was awakened by her security alarm at about 4 a.m., WFMY reported. When she went to investigate, she found her house in shambles — and a deer.McNeil said the deer entered the house through a bedroom window and was injured in the incident. She managed to get the deer out of her house. Surveillance video captured part of the chaotic scene.

Police rescue raccoon who overate, got stuck in storm drain

Police in Zion, Illinois, had an unusual call Thursday morning.

WMAQ reported that City of Zion Illinois Police Department said a rotund raccoon was stuck in a storm drain grate.

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“It seems this little guy has been eating a little too well and got caught in the sewer grate,” a Facebook post from the department said.

Officers identified as K. Vaughn and  animal control Officer R. Knorr had to call in the Zion Public Works Department. 

“They were able to free him and our friend was no worse for wear,” the department said. 

Giant hog seen roaming Alabama neighborhood

A massive hog was seen roaming the streets of a Phenix City neighborhood Thursday.Angela Rena captured photos and video of the giant animal as it traipsed through people's yards.

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Rena told WTVM that she wasn't sure if Animal Control was called. No one has stepped forward yet to claim the hog.

Minnesota family asks for public's help in finding missing emu named Dork

A missing emu named Dork is gaining a Facebook following while an entire community in Minnesota searches for the wayward bird. 

Dork escaped from his backyard pen in Becker in April after a tree branch broke his pen, according to KARE11

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Since then, community members have been filling Dork’s Facebook page with pictures of him when he’s been spotted, the Palm Beach Post reported. A local hardware store even sells shirts that say, “Dork is the name, hiding is the game,” according to WCCO

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“It’s really taken on a life of its own,” Becker Police Chief Brent Baloun told WCCO. “It’s kind of a rallying point for the community.”

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Dork’s owner, Tom Berry, is starting to get worried since it’s getting cold, but he believes his bird is still on the loose because he’s searching for a companion, WCCO reported. 

“Geek and Dork were male and female, and Geek died three years or so ago, so he is on his own now,” Berry said. “He’s a bachelor; he’s looking for a female emu.”

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Dork is wildly loved by social media users, the Palm Beach Post reported. 

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Deputies: Man arrested after trying to race unmarked Sheriff's Office car

Deputies arrested an Indiana man over the weekend after he tried to get a Dodge Charger to race him without realizing that the car was actually an unmarked LaPort County Sheriff’s Office vehicle, according to authorities.

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Deputy Jim Fish was driving north on Indiana State Road 39 near the Indiana Toll Road when he saw a black Dodge Charger pull up quickly behind his unmarked Sheriff’s Office car, deputies said. He moved to put space between the cars and watched as the Charger behind him pulled forward and sped past him, officials said.

According to Fish, the black Charger drifted in and out of lanes at speeds exceeding 70 mph.

Fish turned on his car’s flashing emergency lights and gave chase, deputies said.

The black Charger eventually pulled into a yard and the driver, identified as 40-year-old Eugene Thome, ran from the area, according to officials. After running about 100 yards, he obeyed Fish’s order to stop and deputies took him into custody.

Authorities determined that Thome was wanted on a felony warrant. Deputies also learned that he was a habitual traffic violator. He was arrested on two counts of resisting law enforcement, among other charges.

In a police report, Fish wrote that Thome admitted he was trying to race before he realized that the car he had targeted was actually a law enforcement vehicle. He told Fish he fled because he knew that he was wanted and because of his habitual traffic violator status.

Police investigate after 65 pounds of marijuana arrives with Florida couple's Amazon order

Amazon customers in Florida got a surprise when they opened the package that arrived on their doorstep.

They ordered four plastic storage bins, but the containers came with 65 pounds of marijuana.

“We love Amazon and do a lot of shopping on Amazon,” the customer told WFTV, who asked not to be identified for safety reasons.

Photos: Couple get weed delivered with Amazon order

When she and her fiancé needed to put some things in storage, they placed an order for 27-gallon storage totes.

But when they arrived to their Orlando home, the couple knew something didn't feel right.

"They were extremely heavy, heavier than you would think from ordering four empty bins,” she said.

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The marijuana was in boxes inside the totes and as soon as they opened the boxes, they were hit with a strong odor.

"When the first officer got here, she was in disbelief,” the customer said.

Police seized the drugs and launched an investigation.

It had been shipped by Amazon’s Warehouse Deals via UPS from a facility in Massachusetts.

"We were still pretty fearful our home would be broken into, and we didn't sleep there for a few days,” the customer said.

The couple said that after going back and forth with Amazon mostly by email for more than a month, they never spoke to a supervisor.

They eventually received an email giving them a $150 gift card with the message, "I am unable to do anything else at this time."

The customers said what they wanted was an apology and an explanation about how this could happen.

"There was no concern for a customer's safety. I mean, this could have turned into a worst-case scenario," one of the customers told WFTV.

Orlando police said there have been no arrests, but they are still actively investigating the case.

Amazon sent a statement saying its customer service team worked directly with the customer to address concerns and will work with law enforcement officials to investigate the case.

Woman accused of slapping boyfriend with pack of bacon

A North Carolina woman is accused of slapping her boyfriend in the face with an uncooked pack of bacon during an argument over the weekend, according to multiple reports.

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A 38-year-old man told police that he was arguing with his 33-year-old girlfriend on Sunday when she hit him with the bacon, WRAL reported, citing a police report. The attack happened at their shared apartment in Goldsboro, according to WTVD.

It was not clear what led to the argument.

Goldsboro police told WRAL that the victim declined to press charges.

Man deposits marijuana along with money in night drop box

A man in upstate New York is facing charges after allegedly depositing marijuana with cash in a night deposit bag at a bank, WHAM reported.

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State police were called to the Lyons National Bank in Ontario, New York, after tellers found the items in the night deposit bag from a local gas station, WHAM reported..

Timothy Ventura, 27, of Webster, was the night manager. Police said Ventura allegedly said when he went to put money in the bag, he also accidentally dropped the marijuana into it, too. 

Once he had closed and locked the money bag, Ventura could not open it, WHAM reported. Ventura allegedly told police that he had no choice but to make the deposit and wait, WHAM reported. He later admitted that the pot was his, state police officials said.

Ventura is facing charges of unlawful possession of marijuana and is due in Ontario Town Court next month, WHAM reported.

Man’s heart stops after fish jumps into his mouth

This is no fish tale. 

A British man's heart stopped after he accidentally swallowed a 5½-inch long Dover sole during a fishing trip in southern England, the Daily Echo reported.

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The 28-year-old, who was not named, went into cardiac arrest during a fishing trip in Boscombe on Oct. 5 after the fish jumped in his mouth, blocking his throat, the Daily Echo reported. Paramedics were able to clear his airway with forceps.

“I have never attended a more bizarre incident and don’t think I ever will,” said MIke Harrison, an emergency responder for the South Western Ambulance service.

“Initially, we didn’t know the true extent of the situation or what the patient was choking on, but as we questioned them further we were told he had a whole fish stuck in his windpipe,” said Martyn Box, another paramedic at the scene.  

When paramedics arrived, a friend of the man already was performing CPR, the Daily Echo reported. The friend, who also was not identified, told Harrison that the victim had jokingly placed a fish he had just caught over his mouth. The Dover sole then wiggled free and fell into the man’s mouth and blocked his windpipe, the Daily Echo reported.

The man’s heart had already stopped, so paramedics continued CPR.

Extracting the fish was difficult because its barbs and gills were getting stuck in the man’s throat, the Daily Echo reported.

After six attempts, paramedics succeeded. The man was taken to a hospital and was able to respond to questions, the Daily Echo reported, adding that he has made a full recovery.

Cops: Burglar says 'Naruto' books were 'teaching him how to be a ninja'

Some thieves steal money. Others steal jewelry.

And then there are those who steal “Naruto” books to learn how to “be a ninja and ... enter secured areas,” Dunwoody police said in a Facebook post Monday.

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Christopher Zahyeer Atkins, 25, of Altamonte Springs, Florida, was arrested about 1 a.m. as he was burglarizing a Target store in the 100 block of Perimeter Center Place, according to a police report. 

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“The alarm company observed a suspect on camera making forced entry into the business,” Dunwoody police wrote in the Facebook post. “Officers quickly arrived on scene and checked the area. One of our officers observed a suspect walking away from the business matching the suspect description seen on camera.”

Atkins admitted to police during an interview that he broke into the store “because he was reading the book Naruto, Volume 5,” which was teaching him how to be a ninja, the post said. “Naruto” is a Japanese comic that follows an adolescent ninja. 

Atkins stole 10 books, 10 DVDs, an ONN DVD player, a Samsung tablet, Bluetooth headphones, a clock, money and a book bag, according to the report. 

Police booked Atkins into the DeKalb County Jail on a first-degree burglary charge.

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