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Bear trashes interior of Connecticut woman’s car

CANTON, Conn.

What might be the world’s hairiest vandal has destroyed the interior of a Connecticut woman’s car.

Linda Morad tells WFSB-TV she was house-sitting in Canton on May 18 when she noticed her car lights on and heard strange noises. She called police.

Officers found a full-grown bear that had somehow gotten into Morad’s car and could not get out.

Police opened a door, ran to the other side of the vehicle, and the bear scampered into the woods.

The car’s exterior was almost untouched, but the car’s interior was torn to shreds. Morad says her insurance company tells her the vehicle is totaled.

There was no food in the car, but Morad had taken some garbage to the dump earlier that day. She thinks the smell attracted the bear.

City looks for answers after zombie alert sent out

LAKE WORTH, Fla.

Officials say they still don’t know who sent a “zombie alert” to residents of a Florida city after a power outage.

Lake Worth spokesman Ben Kerr says an independent investigation is underway to determine who was behind the message sent to some 7,880 customers during a 27-minute power outage May 20.

During the city’s own investigation, Kerr says officials determined that no current or former employees edited the pre-prepared message to include the warning of a zombie invasion. He tells the Palm Beach Post that “no one was fired for it.”

Kerr said a hacking issue came up during Hurricane Irma last September. But that issue was dealt with quickly. He added that officials thought they got to all the messages, “but it turns out there was one hiding in the system.”

Message in a bottle washes ashore 18 years later

GLOUCESTER, Mass.

A message in a bottle that a woman tossed off the coast of Massachusetts has been found nearly two decades later in Nova Scotia.

Eighty-year-old Rita Ganim tells the Gloucester Times she dropped the bottle into Ipswich Bay in August 2000 with a short message asking the person who found it to contact her.

The bottle was all but forgotten until Ganim received a call from the Buffalo News saying someone found it.

Dallas Goreham had been looking for sea glass in the Canadian province May 16 when he came across the bottle. The 11-year-old’s mother tracked Ganim down through the newspaper and sent a photo of her son holding the message.

While there are no plans set, Ganim says she would love to meet the finders of her bottle.

Associated Press

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