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La. homeowner finds naked intruder in her tub, eating Cheetos

MONROE, La.

Police in Louisiana say a woman came home to discover a naked stranger in her tub, eating her Cheetos while taking a bath.

A Monroe police affidavit says 29-year-old Evelyn Washington was arrested on burglary and property damage charges.

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports that a responding officer found “a full tub of water and a plate of food along with half-eaten Cheetos belonging to the victim on the toilet next to the tub.”

Washington told the homeowner and police that an unknown male had told her to break into the house. Police found a tall ice chest under a broken window.

It’s unclear if she has a lawyer.

California tortoise with cracked shell gets $4,000 repair, new life with group

SAN DIEGO

A wayward tortoise that cracked its shell after falling off a 10-foot wall in California is recovering after vets used screws, zip ties and denture material to repair it.

San Diego County Animal Services Director Dan DeSousa says the male 90-pound African spurred tortoise probably was a pet that got loose from a yard.

He says it was found April 15 after falling over the wall while escaping a dog.

DeSousa says the animal’s shell cracked into three pieces. Veterinarians repaired it April 17 in a three-hour operation. The $4,000 cost is covered by the county’s Spirit Fund. The tortoise will live with a rescue group.

DeSousa says it will take a year to heal but the 35- to 40-year-old tortoise could have many more decades of life.

Highway department in Washington apologizes for ‘inappropriate message’

SEATTLE

Washington state’s transportation department has apologized for an “inappropriate message” that appeared recently on one of its traffic signs.

Motorist Ruslan Kozlov tells KCPQ-TV he was driving on Interstate 5 south Tuesday afternoon when he spotted the message “U Suck” on an overhead sign.

The transportation department said it was “clearly a mistake” that was caused by a “training error.” The agency says it’s taking steps so it doesn’t happen again.

Associated Press

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