Tuesday, April 27, 2010

HA-HA! Would-be iPad thief lost finger

A man in Denver lost his pinky finger as a result of trying to steal an iPad.

Police arrested Brandon Smith for second-degree assault and robbery of Bill Jordan.

Jordan had just purchased an iPad when the suspect followed him down a staircase to the parking garage and accosted him, yanking so hard at the iPad that he stripped some of the skin to the bone on his little finger.

Jordan's finger was so badly damaged it required amputation. (info from UPI)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Woman gets prize for setting her hair on fire

A woman in Story, Indiana whose hairspray-coated hair ignited when she lit a cigarette is now her town's official "Village Idiot." Dani Hamm earned the honorary title by getting the most votes from regulars at the restaurant where she's a bartender. The title awarded every April comes with a $100 bar credit.

Hamm was driving to work in February when she lit a cigarette and then heard a "whoosh" as her hair ignited.

She wasn't injured because she used her hands to douse her hair, which she had coated with a liberal layer of hairspray. (info from The Associated Press)