NEW YORK: “Suspended Judge dead” – read the
headline.
Here’s the rest of the story. The obituary stated that an obese
Westchester judge who was suspended for using her courtroom trash can as toilet
has died, court files show. White Plains City Court Judge Elizabeth
Shollenberger passed away in September 2019, at the age of 63. Judge
Shollenberg, who suffered from an array of ailments, including hypertension,
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and gastrointestinal issues, sued the
state court system in 2018 after she was suspended for defecating in her courtroom
trash can in a moment of desperation. Sad story…

SPAIN: The
victim got a real kick out of this one
. Champion female kick-boxer Iman
Barlow, who lives in Britain and is known as the “Pretty Killer’ – and her
boyfriend, a boxer named Stan Stannard, came to the rescue of a mugging victim
on the island of Majorca. Two bandits had grabbed a $30,000 watch from their
male victim who was there with his child. The fight was no contest – we hear
that the victim certainly got a “kick” out of how the story ended.

TENNESSEE:  Too crabby for their own good? It has
been reported that a mother and her daughter were arrested for allegedly
stealing $200 worth of crab legs from a supermarket. Felicia Hollins, 56, and
Gabrielle Hodges, 34, are accused of stuffing the crab legs into their purses
at a Super Foods in Memphis. When the manager tried to stop them, one of the
women allegedly became so “crabby” she hit the manager in the face with her
purse. The ladies were arrested and charged with theft and assault.

SPAIN: Hairy
medical mix-up?
Doctors gave young children a drug thought to help with
gastric reflux, but the children began sprouting “fur” all over their bodies.
At least 17 children, some of them babies, developed “werewolf syndrome” as a
result of accidentally taking minoxidil – a hair loss preparation known as
Rogaine.

TEXAS:  Look
before you squat!
A Houston Airbnb renter had a surprise when he showed up
at the home – and found a 4-foot-snake coiled in the toilet bowl. The startled
renter shared a video of the black-and-gray reptile with a local TV station. It
is not clear how the snake got there. We learn that Airbnb gave the renter a
refund. GOOD!

UNITED KINGDOM: Only
a half-baked drug bust
. A “major airport drug bust” in England was ended
when all charges we dismissed when a lab report revealed that the powder seized
was actually vegan cake mix. A restaurant from Purezza, a veggie-centric eatery
in London, was stopped by authorities who seized 25 blue bags of the mix at
Gatwick Airport. We learn, further, that after the police lab checked the
powder and returned the bags, the restaurant owner offered them slices of vegan
cake.

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