Thursday's American Oddities

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The Associated Press

Cops: Man pulls gun in Ohio after failing to get McMuffin

WARREN, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say they’re looking for a man who pulled out a gun after being told by a McDonald’s drive-thru worker there were no Egg McMuffin sandwiches available.

Police say the incident occurred shortly after 3:30 a.m. Wednesday at a McDonald’s in Warren, about 60 miles (97 kilometers) southeast of Cleveland.

The worker told police that two men inside the car appeared to be around 20 years old. She said the driver called her a vulgar name after pulling out the gun and then cursed at her again before driving away.

Warren police hope to identify the men using surveillance video footage.

 

DC bar offers $5 ‘Moscow 

Mueller’ drinks for indictments

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Washington restaurant is offering a special $5 “Moscow Mueller” drink every time special counsel Robert Mueller indicts an associate of President Donald Trump.

The Bird DC promoted the offer on Twitter Wednesday and added the hashtag “#muellertime.”

The drink’s name is a play on the popular Moscow Mule, a beverage made with vodka, ginger beer and lime juice. Mueller is investigating potential links between Russia and Trump’s presidential campaign.

In August, The Bird DC announced all happy hour drinks would be $4 any time Trump fires a White House official.

 

Fishy story: Headless 

400-pound tuna found in woods

GLOUCESTER, Mass. (AP) — Spotting a 400-pound tuna in the Massachusetts seaport of Gloucester, known as America’s oldest seaport, is not unusual. But finding a headless tuna in the woods is a bit odd.

State Environmental Police and federal fisheries regulators are trying to figure out who dumped the headless fish, which had to be hauled out of the trees by a tow truck.

Authorities won’t say exactly when the tuna was found or who tipped them off.

But Ally Rogers, a spokeswoman for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Office for Law Enforcement, tells the Gloucester Daily Times that the fish was illegally harvested.

The tuna season runs from early June to November.

Maj. Patrick Moran of the Environmental Police says he’s never before had to investigate a tuna in the woods.

 

What are the odds? Woman claims 2 lottery prizes on same day

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — She knows how to pick a winner.

Local media report that Kimberly Morris of Wake Forest scratched off two North Carolina lottery tickets on Monday, winning $1 million on one of the tickets and $10,000 with another.

Morris thought things were going well when she bought a ticket at a grocery store Monday afternoon and scratched off the $10,000 prize. She went to the lottery headquarters in Raleigh to claim her prize.

On the way home, she stopped and bought another ticket, and bingo! It was worth $1 million. She chose to take the lump sum on the $1 million ticket, which was worth $417,012 after taxes.

 

Lawsuit: Couple’s $2M condo had urine, food in the walls

WEEHAWKEN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey couple is suing a construction company after they say they found bottles of urine, rodents and rotten food inside the walls of their newly purchased $2 million luxury condominium.

NJ.com reports the couple’s holding company, Shiloh Holding, filed the suit last week after they said they discovered the urine and food during renovations at the luxury unit in Weehawken.

They are also alleging the property’s windows were fraudulently advertised as hurricane-proof. A company representative says the firm doesn’t comment on pending litigation. The couple’s attorney says they are seeking up to $6 million in damages.

Police: Escapee captured while drinking Gatorade

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina have captured an escaped inmate after they found him drinking a Gatorade while sitting outside a doctor’s office.

Buncombe County Sheriff Van Duncan told a news conference that 42-year-old Michael Lee Calloway was captured Thursday morning after being spotted in Biltmore Park in Asheville.

Authorities say Calloway escaped custody on Wednesday while he was at a doctor’s office for a medical appointment for what Duncan called “some sort of procedure.” Officers had removed his shackles and restraints at the doctor’s office.

Investigators say Calloway grabbed an officer’s head and tried to hit her head on the ground before fleeing. The sheriff says as many as 100 law enforcement officers were involved in the search. Calloway was originally in custody on various charges, including breaking and entering.

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