City in California tries humor to keep butts out of parks
It’s not the kind of sign you usually see at a park: “Our deer don’t smoke in your backyard. Please don’t smoke in theirs.”
But the Los Angeles foothill suburb of Glendale hopes such jokes will do a serious job and keep smokers from trashing local parks and trails.
The Los Angeles Times says 18 humorous signs were put up in April throughout the Verdugo and San Rafael mountains, at the Glendale Sports Complex and Deukmejian Wilderness Park.
Other samples: “Do not throw cigarette butts on the ground. Our squirrels are getting cancer” and “Smokers will be fed to the bears.”
Smoking is banned on city trails and parks but the city doesn’t have enough workers to patrol every trail.
Okla. man arrested after woman spots him in toilet
SAND SPRINGS, Okla.
A Tulsa man remained jailed this week on a peeping-Tom complaint after authorities discovered him inside a septic tank beneath a women’s bathroom at a Sand Springs water park.
Kenneth Enslow, 52, was arrested Sunday after a woman called police. She had taken her 7-year-old daughter to the bathroom and noticed a man looking up at her from inside the toilet, Tulsa County Sheriff’s Maj. Shannon Clark said.
“He went in there, climbed down in the septic and was looking up at the people utilizing that facility,” Clark said.
Enslow, who was covered in human waste, was helped from the septic tank by members of the Keystone Fire Department, who sprayed him off with a fire hose and then transported to a hospital for evaluation, according to a sheriff’s report.
Court and jail records did not indicate if Enslow has an attorney.
Enslow told police that a woman hit him in the head with a tire iron and dumped him in the toilet, according to the report.
But Clark said: “There were no injuries consistent with that.”
Enslow remained jailed on a felony warrant from Okmulgee County related to a 1998 embezzlement case, court records show.
A formal arraignment in the peeping-Tom case is scheduled for Monday.