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ODDLY ENOUGH



Published: Thu, July 17, 2014 @ 12:00 a.m.

ODDLY ENOUGH

Red Bull spills onto I-95 in Florida truck crash

ROCKLEDGE, Fla.

Call it a different kind of energy jolt. Thousands of gallons of Red Bull spilled onto Interstate 95 in central Florida after two tractor-trailers collided.

The Florida Highway Patrol says the crash happened last week near Rockledge.

Troopers say the truck hauling more than 30,000 pounds of Red Bull was heading north when the driver tried to move over to the center lane because another truck was disabled on the shoulder of the road.

When the driver swerved back into the outside lane, his truck sideswiped the parked vehicle.

The trailer on the first truck ripped open and the energy drink spilled onto the road.

The driver of the truck was ticketed for failure to maintain a single lane. No injuries were reported.

Pennsylvania man’s draft notice was 102 years late

KENNERDELL, Pa.

A western Pennsylvania woman says her late father has received notice to register for the nation’s military draft, some 102 years too late.

Martha Weaver, now in her 80s, tells The Derrick of Oil City that the Selective Service System notice arrived early this month in Rockland Township, Venango County. That’s about 60 miles north of Pittsburgh.

Her father’s name was Fred Minnick, though the notice misspelled the last name “Minick,” and warns that failure to register is “punishable by a fine and imprisonment.”

Trouble is, her father was born June 12, 1894, which means he would have been 18 and eligible for the draft in 1912.

Weaver suspects the confusion was spawned by the incorrect birth date on the form, which lists the birth year as 1994.

Minnick died April 20, 1992.

A clean getaway? Men steal $2,000 in soap, hygiene items

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga.

Police are trying to figure out why a trio of hygiene-minded thieves walked into a CVS pharmacy in Atlanta’s northern suburbs and stole $2,000 in soap and other personal care items.

Authorities say the three men were filmed by surveillance cameras as they carried out the July 1 heist at a store in Sandy Springs, just north of Atlanta.

Sandy Springs police Sgt. Ron Momon told WSB-TV the suspects walked into the store and casually grabbed the items, then walked out of the store past cashiers.

Police said they wanted to catch up with the men to find out why they took the products.

Associated Press


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