At just two feet tall, an Italian pony named Charly is one of the smallest of his kind, and now he’s gone missing. Late last week, Charly was snoozing in his stall at the National Horse Fair of Città di Castello, where he was scheduled to perform, when thieves cut through the fence, nabbed the tiny equine, and sprinted across a tobacco field to a nearby getaway car. Charly’s owner Bartolo Messina discovered his prize pony was missing the following morning, and is devastated by the crime. “I never imagined having to write this but unfortunately it has happened and I feel empty, violated and destroyed!” He posted on Facebook. “Help me to find him, whoever has news … please contact me!” Italian police believe Charly’s captors may demand ransom for his return.
Charly, if you’re reading this, we will never give up hope for your safe return, even if that means going door-to-door to collect donations to pay your ransom. Who wants to chip in a dollar? Let’s bring Charly home! [Huffington Post]
Courtney Cox was arrested after fooling around in a fountain. Guess the opening credits for “Friends” were criminally misleading.
Cox — not the actress, who spells her name with an extra “e” — of Shreveport, La., was arrested Sunday at the Horseshoe Casino Hotel in Bossier City after the 29-year-old allegedly went for a skinny dip in the casino’s fountain. Read more at Huffington Post…
Colombian police say they have arrested a Toronto woman who simulated pregnancy to try to smuggle cocaine.
Col. Esteban Arias says 28-year-old Tabitha Leah Ritchie was stopped while trying to board an Air Canada flight in Bogota after an inspector noted that her belly was unusually cold and hard. He says police discovered a false belly made of latex taped to her body and they found 2 kilograms (4.4 pounds) of cocaine. Read more at Huffington Post…
When someone dies, often the surviving family members submit an obituary to the local newspaper, celebrating their loved one’s life. But what if that family member was a complete shitbird during the time they were on this planet and you were still really pissed about it? Maybe you would take the opportunity to piss all of their grave, metaphorically speaking, by revealing what they were really like in that obituary. That’s what Marianne Theresa Johnson-Reddick’s children did when their mother passed away at the end of August. Check out the vicious obituary — which has since been removed from the Reno Gazette Journal‘s website — that was published in the local paper upon her death, in which the children claim the deceased “spent her lifetime torturing in every way possible.” (Note: The obit erroneously states that Johnson-Reddick died on September 30. She died on August 30.)
Marianne Theresa Johnson-Reddick born Jan 4, 1935 and died alone on Sept. 30, 2013. She is survived by her 6 of 8 children whom she spent her lifetime torturing in every way possible. While she neglected and abused her small children, she refused to allow anyone else to care or show compassion towards them. When they became adults she stalked and tortured anyone they dared to love. Everyone she met, adult or child was tortured by her cruelty and exposure to violence, criminal activity, vulgarity, and hatred of the gentle or kind human spirit. Keep reading »
Meet Christopher Lynn Jackson, an Arizona man who, according to court documents, allegedly branded his initials on his girlfriend’s “vaginal area,” because, he told her, “her vagina was his.”
The incident took place back in May but Jackson’s now ex girlfriend only came forward this week. According to her, Jackson took her to a baseball game and then wanted to go dancing afterwards. She refused because she was tired, so Jackson gave her what he called “energy pills,” but instead of waking her up, she ended up passing out. When she woke up, she felt serious pain in her vaginal area and looked down to see a C and J branded there. Jackson was nearby with branding equipment and a butane torch. A search warrant further confirmed the woman’s allegations and Jackson was arrested for felony aggravated assault. Jackson has allegedly since bragged about branding other previous girlfriends.
And you thought your boyfriend was being an asshole. Put this guy awaaaaay. [Gawker]
We are gathered here today to honor and pay our respects to Frog, the victim of NASA’s recent rocket launch. While Frog’s dramatic mode of passing may have produced an undeniably humorous photo, we realize that getting blasted 40 feet into the air by a rocket is not particularly pleasant for any species, and therefore we must temper our laughter and internet memes with a bit of somber reflection upon Frog’s life.
Born a tadpole near NASA’s Flight Facility in Wallops Island, Virginia, Frog went through an awkward phase as a froglet (didn’t we all?) before finally reaching adulthood. Frog enjoyed leisurely evening swims, catching flies, and was never one to turn down a juicy worm. Frog was also an avid fisherman. Friends of Frog will never forget the largemouth bass incident of 2011 — you might say Frog had a tendency to bite off a little more than he could chew!
Frog was an active member of a local chorus, singing baritone and gaining a certain degree of notoriety around the pond for soulful solo croaks. Sigh. One thing’s for sure: the launch pad pool will be a much quieter place in the days to come. Keep reading »
Many theater-goers are annoyed by cell phone use during films but one journalist at the Toronto International Film Festival took his response to the extreme yesterday – he called 911. Read more at The Mary Sue…
A Filipino man by the name of Herbert Chavez loves Superman so much that he’s had 19 surgeries to try to become Superman. And Chavez is by no means finished. Really. He’s even had abdominal implants — apparently that’s a thing. Chavez makes a habit of strolling around his neighborhood streets decked out in full-out Superman attire, because you’ve got to go big or go home, right? He says his goal is to teach local kids good morals. Chavez also proudly sports a Guinness World Record for the biggest Superman memorabilia collection (1,253 items, in case you were wondering). YOLO, I guess. Keep doing you, buddy. I wonder if he has meetups with all the Real Life Human Barbie Dolls. [Telegraph UK]
Dear Patrick Neal Schumacher,
I get it: You were caught between a rock and a horse ride, as it were. You needed to get to your brother’s wedding some 600 miles away, but because your driver’s license had been suspended, you needed to find an alternate means of travel. Planes, trains and other automobiles were apparently out of the question, so you did what any enterprising, horse-owning person might: You decided to traverse the distance to Bryce, Utah, on horseback. Keep reading »