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British butcher trapped in freezer uses sausage to bash his way out

LONDON

A British butcher who got locked in a freezer says he was saved by a frozen sausage that he used as a battering ram.

Chris McCabe says he became trapped in the walk-in freezer at his shop in Totnes, southwest England, last month when wind blew the door shut. The safety button to open the door had frozen in the frigid weather, which was 4 degrees below zero.

McCabe said he tried unsuccessfully to kick the button free before picking up a 3.3-pound black pudding, a form of blood sausage.

McCabe told website Devon Live that he used the meaty tube “like a battering ram” and managed to unstick the button after several blows.

The grateful butcher told the Daily Mirror: “Black pudding saved my life, without a doubt.”

New church bells, constant ‘Amazing Grace’ draws fire

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.

An Albuquerque resident says new bells and the constant playing of “Amazing Grace” by a Latino Catholic church have created a living hell for her.

KOB-TV in Albuquerque reports Bernadette Hall-Cuaron says she can no longer stand the regular ding-dongs coming from Our Lady of Guadalupe Church’s new electronic bell system.

Hall-Cuaron says the bells ring about 20 to 25 times a day, and its keeping people from church because the sounds are so annoying. She says bong songs make it hard for her to sleep.

Pastor Rev. Joe Vigil says he’s responded to the complaints by lowering the volume and moved the bells from 6 to 8 a.m.

Beach blades! Maine teen glides over frozen sand, surf

YORK, MAINE

Beachgoers in Maine have caught an unusual sight — an ice skater’s blades gliding over frozen sand and surf.

Grant Long celebrated his 18th birthday Jan. 6 by skating on the newfound patch of ice after record-low temperatures caused Long Sands Beach to freeze over.

Long’s mother says her son got his skates for Christmas and felt as if the ice was a “birthday bonus.”

Onlookers at the beach captured a video of Long skating and posted it to Facebook last Monday. The video has gathered more than 170,000 views, with commenters saying they have never witnessed such a sight.

Associated Press

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