Weird news roundup: Opposite day, dog poop and fire drills
It’s time for another roundup of your weekly weird news. This is Generation Beta.
NJ man awakens to find his leg on fire
A man who woke up in his car after a night of drinking says he believes someone else set him on fire as he slept.
Police Chief Mark Ott said when officers responded to the scene, they found an injured man who claimed he had been assaulted after spending the night drinking in the car.
“He had severe burns on his left leg from the knee to the ankle,” said Ott. “According to the individual he had been sleeping in his car parked behind 38 Elmer Street. He told the officers he had consumed alcoholic beverages until about 1 in the morning in that car, and then awoke to find his leg on fire.”
He was flown to the Chester-Crozer hospital for treatment. (via NJ.com)
You can’t arrest me! It’s Opposite Day!
A man arrested for public nudity is saying he was naked for “opposite day.”
Several people reported seeing 19-year-old Leonard Fodera wandering Indianapolis in the buff.
When police asked Fodera why he took a walk while naked, he offered a few responses. He said he wanted to be free and do what he wanted, according to the report. He also said that it was “opposite day.”
And the best response ever? The officer told Fodera “Fine, in that case, you are not going to jail for public indecency.” (via Indianapolis WISH)
Dog poops in house, man shoots wife
A 76-year-old Texas man has been charged with murder for shooting his wife and two dogs after one of the animals pooped in their home.
Michael Stephen Stoltz was arrested after a five-hour standoff at his suburban Dallas home late Tuesday.
Police had gone to the home to check on Mrs. Stoltz…who had been a no-call, no-show for two days at work. They say the home smelled like decomposition…and upon entering, found the Mrs. still on the kitchen floor with a gunshot wound to the head.
Stoltz told police officers he shot the first dog after it pooped on the floor Saturday. Then he shoot the other dog, and then his wife, who was screaming about his murdering their pets. He says he would have killed himself, as well…but ran out of bullets.
He is being held on bond for his wife’s murder. (via Reuters)
Indiana Y under fire for ‘creative’ fire drill
An Indiana branch of the YMCA is facing intense criticism from police and members for a terrifying security drill.
Emergency responders received multiple calls for a masked intruder, possibly with a gun, running through the Y.
As it turns out, that masked “intruder” was a Y employee. All YMCA branches are required to do monthly safety drills…but the Y director never let police or 911 know about this drill. No charges have been filed. (via WTHR – Indiana)