Loaded grenade launcher left at Goodwill store
Authorities say a grenade launcher, loaded with a live grenade, was left with other donated items at a Florida Goodwill store.
The Bradenton Herald reported that employees at a Goodwill store near Tampa reported the weapon Sunday.
The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office said the store manager told deputies that the grenade launcher had come in a shipment from another store several days earlier. The employees at the other location said they sent it along because they didn’t know what it was.
Deputies said they disposed of the active grenade in a Hazmat locker, and the launcher was stored in the agency’s property room.
Owner receives letter granting dog unemployment benefits
Michael Ryder had been approved for $360 every week in Michigan unemployment benefits – until the state learned he’d been dogging it at the Detroit-area restaurant chain where he supposedly worked.
Ryder is a German Shepherd owned by attorney Michael Haddock on the other side of the state in Saugatuck.
WZZM-TV reported that Haddock received a benefits letter addressed to “Michael Ryder” from Michigan’s Unemployment Insurance Agency. The station said Haddock contacted the agency about the letter.
The agency says its computer system sent the letter, but the claim later was flagged as suspicious and denied.
City’s attempt to break beer can record falls short
Residents in Bangor, Maine, came just 28 beer cans short of setting a world record.
Attendees at the city’s annual Chamber Dinner last week were attempting to break the record for simultaneously opening beer cans. WABI-TV reported the vast majority of the beers were supplied by Geaghan Brothers Brewing, and hundreds of attendees did the honors of opening them at the same time.
The beer maker said it sent video of the attempt to Guinness World Records and got word that the effort did not break the record.
The record was set in Japan in 2016 with 1,149 cans opened simultaneously. The Bangor attempt managed 1,122, which is a record for the city itself.