US Hermit Turns Down Marriage And Bail Offers

The unwanted approaches to a man who lived alone in the woods for 27 years prompt police concerns people want to exploit him.

Anger at Bieber's Anne Frank message

Justin Bieber faces a public backlash over his note in the Anne Frank Museum's guestbook, saying he hoped the Holocaust victim would have been a fan.

Swallowed Engagement Ring Recovered By Police

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Police say they've got the $3,200 engagement ring a New Hampshire allegedly swallowed during an attempted jewelry store theft.

Authorities charged 52-year-old Ronald Perley with theft and falsifying physical evidence after they say X-rays showed the 14-karat white-gold ring with princess-cut diamonds inside him.
WMUR-TV ( reports Manchester police had recovered the ring as of Saturday.

WATCH: Mom Chucks Baby Aside For Brawl On Bus

The babies on the bus go fly-y-ying.

Police in Hartford, Conn., are investigating a video that shows a woman tossing a child aside on the bus before attacking a fellow passenger she claimed "disrespected her in front of her baby."

The incident took place around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Transit general manager David Lee told the Hartford Courant.

Bizarre Kidnapping Of Cal Ripken Jr.'s Mother Takes New Turn

Detectives in Aberdeen received a tip they hoped would be their big break: A prisoner seeking leniency said he knew the man who abducted the mother of Orioles legend Cal Ripken Jr.
But nearly nine months after the bizarre kidnapping, no suspect has been identified and police still don't know of a motive in the case, in which Violet R. Ripken was taken from her home by an unknown assailant and safely returned nearly 24 hours later.

Crazy Reason 6-Year-Old Was Driving A Car

Police in Lapeer responded to an unusual phone call Saturday morning from drivers on M-24 who reported a vehicle driving erratically.

"They told police when they called that it looked like a 6-year-old was driving the car," said Sgt. Andy Engster of the Lapeer County Sheriff's Department. "And they were exactly right."

Female Flies Have Kinky Habit, Study Shows

From Tanya Lewis, LiveScience Staff Writer:

Female Ulidiid flies have a kinky habit: After mating with a male, they expel his sperm and eat it.

The odd behavior may help these lady flies choose which guy flies will father their young, researchers reported online today (April 11) in the journal Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology.

Florida battles slimy invasion by giant snails

ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - South Florida is fighting a growing infestation of one of the world's most destructive invasive species: the giant African land snail, which can grow as big as a rat and gnaw through stucco and plaster.

Florida Hit By Outbreak Of Giant Land Snails

Experts are warning residents about the danger to health and architecture from increasing numbers of plaster-eating molluscs.

Police ‘recover’ £2,100 diamond ring swallowed by thief during jewellery raid

Police in New Hampshire say they have ‘recovered’ a £2,100 engagement ring a man apparently swallowed during a bungled jewellery store raid.
Ronald Perley, 52, remains in custody after allegedly gulping down the 14-carat white gold ring with princess-cut diamonds at Bellman’s Jewelers, Elm Street, in the American city of Manchester, on Thursday evening.
CCTV footage appears to show Perley taking the ring and putting his hand to his mouth.
Workers said Perley had reacted when the shop was locked down and they confronted him.


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