Oddly enough


Oddly enough

House squatter answers door naked in Florida

BIG PINE KEY, Fla.

Authorities say a Louisiana woman living illegally in a vacant home in Florida answered the door naked when a sheriff’s deputy stopped by to investigate.

Monroe County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Becky Herrin says a real-estate agent called to report that someone was staying at the home on Big Pine Key without the owner’s permission.

Deputy Richard Wang looked in the window and saw 36-year-old Feliciamae Farrington naked. He knocked on the door, and she answered, still naked. Farrington refused to get dressed, and investigators say she fought with Wang as he tried to take her into custody. The struggle continued when other deputies arrived.

Farrington is from Harvey, La. She’s been charged with trespassing, battery on a law-enforcement officer and resisting arrest. Jail records don’t list a lawyer.

Judge demands to be called ‘Your Honor’

SAO PAULO

Brazil’s top judicial oversight board has decided it won’t sanction a judge who reportedly got angry at a bakery cafe waiter and demanded the man address him as “Your Honor.”

Witnesses say Judge Dilermando Motta Pereira was upset because the waiter did not put ice in his cup. The judge allegedly yelled at the employee, grabbed his shoulder and ordered the waiter to call him “Your Honor.”

Chief Justice Carmen Lucia said in late Tuesday’s decision that Pereira should have been more careful, but did not deserve to be punished for the 2014 incident in the northeastern city of Natal.

Pereira acknowledged the actions, but said he was mistreated by the waiter and complained other clients interfered.

Woman, 105, receives honorary diploma

OAKDALE, Pa.

A Pennsylvania woman who said her only regret in life was not finishing high school has received an honorary diploma — at age 105.

Theresia Brandl donned a cap and gown Wednesday at her Oakdale nursing home to celebrate, surrounded by four grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

Brandl attended Stowe High School until she had to drop out to care for her ailing mother. The school was later merged with a nearby school, forming Sto-Rox High School, which awarded her the honorary diploma.

The diploma was arranged by the Twilight Wish Foundation, which helps fulfill wishes for people over 65, after Brandl was nominated by an administrator at the nursing home.

Associated Press

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