A Missouri woman said she wants her license plate replaced because some of the characters are arranged to spell “WH0R.”
Deb Levy said she was issued the plate, reading “WH0R8X,” which she said she finds “offensive” even though it is missing the “E” to turn it into “WHORE,” KTVI-TV, Kansas City, Mo., reported. Levy said officials told her she would have to pay $17 for a replacement plate.
KTVI-TV said it contacted the Missouri Department of Revenue and officials agreed to issue a new license plate free of charge.
This bird is not camera shy
A brazen bird snatched a video camera that was recording crocodiles in northwest Australia and captured fascinating footage of its 110 70-mile journey across the country’s remote landscape.
Wildlife rangers in Western Australia’s Kimberly region released video that reveals the sea eagle’s caper. The bird’s flapping wings can be seen as it grabs the device and takes off, and the eagle later poses for a selfie, poking its face into the camera lens.
Dead mice dropped over Guam
A group of 2,000 dead mice equipped with cardboard parachutes have been airdropped over a United States Air Force base in Guam in order to poison brown tree snakes. It may sound like the plot to an animated movie starring the vocal talents of Gilbert Godfried, but we assure you this is actually happening.
NBC News reports that the dead mice were pumped full of acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol. The hope is that the snakes, which are invasive to the area and cause harm to exotic native birds and the island’s power grid, will be drawn to the toxic rodents, eat them, and then croak. Other animals face minimal risk, reports the Air Force Times.
Barefoot taco employee gets fired
Restaurant health guidelines may vary by region, but there are certain violations that get Internet critics all revved up. After a photo of a barefoot worker preparing food in a Taco John’s kitchen in Charles City, Iowa, made its rounds online, the woman was fired for violating company policy and state health regulations, according to the Des Moines Register.
A customer complained, saying an employee “was preparing food in her bare feet and was wearing a tank top and was sweating badly and handling food,” the Des Moines Register reported.
Kentucky woman beats NJ ticket
A Kentucky woman whose van is plastered with political signs and trinkets has won a costly fight to have a $56 traffic ticket tossed in New Jersey.
A New Jersey judge said she wouldn’t want her grandchildren walking behind Lynda Farley’s so-called Liberty Van because of its blind spots and lack of view out the rearview mirror. But the judge said a string of flowers bordering the windshield hadn’t unduly interfered with Farley’s vision and threw out the obstructed-view citation.
Farley lives in Edmonton, Ky. She was ticketed heading home last year from New York’s Sept. 11 commemoration.
Topless barber charged for no license
A woman who allegedly offered topless hairstyling services in northern Colorado faces criminal charges. But police say the problem isn’t cutting hair without a top. It’s cutting hair without a license.
The Longmont Times-Call reports 46-year old Suzette Hall was arrested on suspicion of practicing cosmetology without a license. Hall’s former partner says she advertised $45 topless haircuts online.
This guy just won’t quit
Despite the fact that he was wearing a court-ordered GPS ankle monitor because of previous crimes, a man burglarized as many as 15 homes in Greenwood Village and Lakewood, Colo. Prosecutors had a pretty easy time of it in court as they were able to prove that he was at the scene of all of the break-ins. The district attorney predicted that he will be “the last guy picked on the prison Brain Bowl team.”