Woman fired after cops seize laxative-laced brownies
A Michigan engineering company employee has been fired after police determined she baked laxatives into brownies intended for a departing colleague’s send-off.
Saline police Chief Jerrod Hart says officers confiscated the tainted confections May 3 after another employee tipped off management. No one ate the brownies.
The Ann Arbor News reports that Hart says the 47-year-old woman initially denied putting laxatives in the brownies, but after learning investigators would test them she admitted she had. Her name hasn’t been released.
Other employees told police there may have been tension between the woman and the departing employee, but specifics haven’t been released.
Hart says the woman faces no charges, but if anyone had eaten the brownies it could have been considered a criminal act.
Ex-lawmaker: Naked man tackled on Alaska flight
A retired Alaska state lawmaker says a naked passenger was tackled and detained on an Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to Anchorage, Alaska.
Former state Sen. Johnny Ellis said on Twitter the incident happened May 14 after the man ran from the front of the plane to the back, yelling and waving.
Alaska Airlines spokeswoman Bobbie Egan said that Alaska Airlines flight 107 from Seattle landed without incident in Anchorage.
Egan says shortly before the descent into Anchorage, a disruptive male passenger was detained. She says he was removed by law enforcement after the plane parked at the gate and was then transported to a local hospital.
She didn’t say whether the man was clothed or what led to the incident.
Estonian municipality put cannabis leaf on flag
The southern Estonian municipality of Kanepi has a cannabis leaf on its new flag – because that’s what its name means in Estonian.
Andrus Seeme, mayor for Kanepi’s 2,500 souls, says a referendum took place in late 2017 and 80 percent picked the winning design – a silver cannabis leaf on a green shield – out of seven designs.
Seeme said the city council adopted it May 15.
Kanepi chose a new flag after three municipalities merged into one after last year’s administrative reform.
Seeme said the leaf has been used as a heraldic symbol by local groups for decades and the new flag has met little opposition in Estonia, where cannabis is illegal.