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Restaurant cites freakout over its french fries

WATERVILLE, Maine

A Maine restaurant says news about the anger surrounding a change in its french fries has reached people all over the world.

Bolley’s Famous Franks co-owner Leslie Parsons tells the Kennebec Journal a newspaper in China wanted to try its fries and it received a call from people representing TV chef Rachael Ray.

The Journal had reported the Waterville restaurant faced threats of violence when it changed from crinkle-cut to straight-cut fries in June.

Parsons says the change was a financial decision because crinkle-cut fries required special blades that needed to be bought monthly. She says many people felt as new owners they were changing tradition at Bolley’s, which had served crinkle-cut fries since it opened in 1962.

Parsons says despite the criticism “99.9 percent” of its customers are “awesome.”

Fish out of water: Barrels of bait spill on highway

NEWCASTLE, Maine

There are plenty of fish in the sea – and almost as many on a Maine highway.

The Portland Press Herald reports a truck carrying 35 barrels of bait fish tipped over Aug. 16 in Newcastle, spilling the pungent fish all over the road and backing up traffic.

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said the 41-year-old truck driver told police he went into the breakdown lane to avoid hitting a vehicle stopped in traffic and lost control of the truck.

The truck driver was hospitalized for minor injuries.

Police say it took crews from multiple departments more than three hours to clean up the fish.

Police say speed and driver inattention contributed to the crash.

Police: Man angry about loud music waves gun at school dance

THATCHER, Ariz.

A 72-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of waving a gun at a high-school dance in Arizona because he didn’t like the loud music.

Police in the small southeastern Arizona town of Thatcher say Robert Layton drove to the high-school parking lot around 11:45 p.m. Aug. 17 and complained about the loud music.

Witnesses say Layton pulled a 9 mm handgun out of his pocket and waved it around before pulling wires to disable the music.

A DJ at the event wrestled Layton to the ground and disarmed him.

Authorities later said there were no bullets in the handgun.

Layton was undergoing an evaluation at a hospital before being booked into jail. It was unclear if he has a lawyer yet who could speak on his behalf.

Associated Press

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