Tuesday's American Oddities

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The Associated Press

Police: Thieves take SUV
pulling U-Haul with casket inside

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say thieves have stolen an SUV and an attached U-Haul trailer — with a casket inside — outside an Albuquerque motel.

Albuquerque police say the heist occurred early Monday at a Residence Inn and the casket was later found not too far from the site it was taken.

Authorities say the casket contained the body of the victim’s father-in-law.

The U-Haul was located after Albuquerque police searched for a black 2005 Chevy Trailblazer SUV with Oklahoma license plates.

Police said the deceased man’s daughter and her husband were on their way from Oklahoma to Kirtland, New Mexico, to bury him.

No arrests have been made, and the investigation continues.

Complaints about festival’s cold pizza prompt state inquiry

NEW YORK (AP) — Some New York City foodies say a neighborhood pizza festival has left them with a bad taste in their mouths.

Prosecutors are looking into the New York City Pizza Festival after attendees fumed they paid $75 each to eat cold slivers of pizza in a parking lot in Brooklyn on Saturday.

The festival was promoted as a celebration of pizza of all kinds. 

Attendees say on Facebook they instead got cold slices of pizza “smaller than a sample size,” served with glasses of warm wine.

WNBC-TV reports Democratic state Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is urging attendees to file complaints on his website.

A spokesman says prosecutors opened an investigation Monday.

Festival organizer Ishmael Osekre says event producer Hangry Garden was responsible for delaying the event. The event producer contends it was misled by the organizer and wasn’t paid.

 

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