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ODDLY ENOUGH



Published: Mon, February 25, 2013 @ 12:00 a.m.

ODDLY ENOUGH

Mass. boy, trying to avoid his bedtime, calls 911

BROCKTON, Mass.

Police in Massachusetts say a 10-year-old boy called 911 because he didn’t want to go to bed.

Brockton police say the boy made the emergency call just after 8 p.m. Wednesday and told the dispatcher he was calling to report his mother because he did not want to go to bed.

There was no emergency.

The Enterprise reports that according to the police log, an officer went to the boy’s home and explained to him when it’s appropriate — and when it’s not — to call 911.

No one was charged.

Pa. hospital gets shoeshine tips totaling more than $200K

PITTSBURGH

A shoeshine man has given a Pittsburgh children’s hospital a total of more than $200,000 in tips he’s collected over the last 30 years.

Albert Lexie says he’s been shining shoes for $5 at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh since the early 1980s.

He says most customers tip him $1 and some give him an extra $2. He says a doctor gave him a $50 bill for Christmas.

WTAE-TV says Lexie gives all his tip money to the hospital’s sick children.

Dr. Joseph Carcillo says Lexie has donated more than a third of his lifetime salary to the Children’s Hospital Free Care Fund, which helps parents who can’t afford to pay their sick children’s medical costs.

Lexie has been shining shoes since the 1950s. He says, “It’s good to be a hero.”

Associated Press


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