Dec. 8 American Oddities

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THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Man who streaked at Buffalo Bills game pleads guilty, fined

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — A Buffalo Bills fan who ran naked across the field during a blowout loss last month and earned praise from other fans for rushing better than the team’s players has pleaded guilty to exposure.

Tristan Lambright admitted the violation in Orchard Park Town Court on Thursday. He’ll have to do 25 hours of community service and pay $400 in fines and fees. The 29-year-old ran out onto New Era Field on Nov. 12 during the Bills’ 47-10 loss to New Orleans and was tackled by security officers.

Better watch out: Santa makes ‘naughty’ comment to shopper

BANGOR, Maine (AP) — The police in Bangor, Maine, say they’ve gotten a complaint about a department store “bad Santa.” Police said Thursday a woman in the store with her daughter was approached by a man dressed as Santa, who handed out a candy cane. A short time later, they ran into him again and he said, “Good girls get candy, naughty girls get jewelry.”

The woman complained to a store manager, but was told they didn’t have a Santa on the payroll or in the store.

Police are advising him to do the right thing: “Put yourself on the naughty list and stop by to speak to us.”

Bigfoot sculpture erected where some search for creature

WHITEHALL, N.Y. (AP) — A nearly 12-foot-tall sculpture of Bigfoot has been erected in an upstate New York town where some say the legendary creature stalks the woods.

Paul Thompson told The Post-Star of Glens Falls that he got the idea for the statue after meeting people looking for Bigfoot around Whitehall, New York, located on the Vermont border between the Adirondacks and the Green Mountains.

Thompson paid a local artist for an 11-foot-8-inch-high, half-ton steel sculpture that depicts Bigfoot in full stride. He placed the sculpture in front of his business, the Vermont Marble, Granite, Slate & Soapstone Co. Bigfoot’s head is covered with a large red-and-white Santa Claus hat.

 

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