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Deer interrupts surfing tryouts in California


Surfing team tryouts in California were interrupted by a four-legged friend who apparently wanted to get in on the fun.

Surfers at Southern California’s Dana Point were shocked when a deer rushed into the ocean Thursday morning. One surfer had to kick his board out and bail out of a wave when the animal suddenly appeared in front of him.

“They were just getting midway through their surf heat, and out of nowhere, this deer comes trotting down the shoreline,” Mike Foundy, whose son Cole was the surfer with the near-deer experience, told The Associated Press.

Foundy posted video of the dogpaddling deer, which he said appeared spooked, on his Facebook page.

Tryout judge Sheri Crummer told the Orange County Register that no one knew where the deer came from. It hopped over rocks and then went off to sea.

Surf team coach Tim Samson paddled out about a quarter of a mile and herded the deer back to shore, where it took off toward a hotel.

La. boy finds bag of meth in video-game package


It was “Grand Theft Auto” come to life: When an 11-year-old bought a video game Wednesday in Lake Charles, La., he opened the plastic case to find a bag of drugs.

KPLC-TV reported that the boy’s father returned to the store and called police. Det. Rebecca Reed with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office confirmed the substance was methamphetamine.

Joey Mooring is director of public relations for GameStop. Mooring told the TV station that the Grapevine, Texas-based company checks used games for quality when customers trade them in. He also says games are checked again before being shipped to another store. The Lake Charles store manager says employees there typically don’t examine games received from elsewhere in the company.

Reed says GameStop told police it couldn’t track the game’s origin.

Associated Press

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