A self-driving golf cart has been created at Loyola University in Chicago, and appears to have a life of its own. It seems to be ignoring its programming and resorts to random movements and doughnuts. A police officer tries to catch it a few times as it continues to dodge him. (Metro)
A window-washer in San Francisco survived a fall of over 100 feet onto the roof of a moving vehicle and is now being sued by the driver. The driver claims that he was also injured and had to miss work. He claims that the washer and the window -washing company were “negligent in the operation of the window washing equipment, which caused defendant Perez to fall”. (Courthouse News)
Mother’s Day is bound to be awkward for a Georgia man who accidentally shot his mother-in-law while attempting to kill an armadillo. Larry McElroy shot the armadillo with his 9mm pistol but the bullet ricocheted off the animal, hit a fence, went through the back door of his mother-in-law’s mobile home, through her recliner, and into the 74-year-old woman’s back. She was taken to a nearby hospital and is expected to recover. The armadillo, however, died from the shot. (Huffington Post)
A University of Oregon runner celebrated his victory a few steps too soon on Saturday (April 11). Tanguy Pepiot thought the race was pretty much over during the steeplechase at The Pepsi Team Invitational and began encouraging the crowd to cheer louder. As he was waving to the crowd, University of Washington runner Meron Simon took advantage of his distracted competitor and sprinted past him to win the race. (UPI)
A man rode his horse through the drive-thru of a McDonald’s in Pennsylvania. Stunned diners snapped photos and took to the internet. One person wrote: “Classic. And so quintessential Chester County in a cool kind of way.” (Mirror)
A woman has become frightened of the color yellow after being struck by a yellow cab which broke her hip. She gets very upset when she sees one of the taxis and can’t even touch a banana unless it’s wrapped in cellophane. More worryingly, she felt the need to crash into yellow taxis shortly after the accident. Thankfully she no longer gets the urge. Xanthophobia is the fear of the color yellow. (METRO)
A college student in Michigan threw a firecracker at her roommate which led to the apartment catching fire. Apparently, the firecracker landed in a hamper and ignited the laundry. Nobody was injured, and charges are not being filed. (UPI)
“The California Highway Patrol said an officer broke a window to wake an allegedly drunk woman found sleeping in a car stopped in the middle of a busy interstate. Witness Paul Anderegg spotted the car stopped in the middle of Interstate 805 northbound in San Diego early Friday and he pulled over to the side of the road. Anderegg said he walked across traffic to reach the car, which he said other motorists were passing on either side without stopping, but he was unable to wake the woman by knocking on her window. ‘You can see cars are going by 65, 70, even 80 miles an hour. Any impact… and that was very close,”‘CHP Officer Jake Sanchez told CNN Wire.
Anderegg called 911 and CHP Officer Sergio Flores soon arrived on the scene and attempted to rouse the motorist.
The highway patrol said Flores used his flashlight to knock out the passenger side window when the woman removed her foot from the brake and the car started to roll. The woman, identified as Amber Dlaine McKinney Morgan, 25, woke up and shifted the car into park. Morgan was removed from the car and arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. Police said a large bottle of alcohol and other drinks were seized from Morgan’s car.” (UPI)
A Washington State trooper pulled over a man in the carpool lane for using a cardboard cutout of “The Most Interesting Man in the World” from the Dos Equis commercials. When he was asked about I, the driver said, “he’s my best friend.” The State Patrolman tweeted: “I don’t always violate the HOV lane law … but when I do, I get a $124 ticket.” (ABC)