Friday, November 4, 2011

Flipped Out Friday #1

Cool Music Friday has been retired.  Instead, I present to you "Flipped Out Friday", featuring the most flipped out news stories of the week or other interwebastic findings that defy logic, explanation, or reason.  So without further ado, I present the very first "Flipped Out Friday"...

Teen Hangs Herself In Haunted House - Accident?

A 17-year-old girl was found hanging from a noose in a haunted house called "Creepy World" in Fenton, Missouri this past Thursday. Since it was a haunted house and all, customers actually walked by the girl without realizing she wasn't part of the attraction, assuming she was just a freaky prop.
The teen was working as an actor at Creepy World. Before the incident, she was only using the noose as a prop. Police believe that, for whatever reason, she stood up on a nearby bathtub, put the noose around her neck, and slipped. They're chalking this up as an accident. When she was found, she wasunconscious. She was immediately rushed to the hospital, where she remains in critical -- but guarded -- condition. Creepy World shut down part of the house after the accident, but reopened within a few hours. Frea-ky.
I'm with the police here in thinking this horrible thing was an accident. I mean, it's Halloween. It's a haunted house. And it's a 17-year-old. I'm sure -- I hope -- she placed the noose around her neck as a joke or, I don't know, for some other reason only a 17-year-old could explain. Either way, it still is pretty awful.

Self Defense?
Dennis Newton was on trial for the armed robbery of a convenience store
in a district court this week when he fired his lawyer. Assistant district
attorney Larry Jones said Newton, 47, was doing a fair job of defending
himself until the store manager testified that Newton was the robber.

Newton jumped up, accused the woman of lying and then said,
"I should of blown your [expletive] head off!"
The defendant paused, then quickly
added, "- if I'd been the one that was there."

The jury took 20 minutes to convict Newton and recommend a 30-year sentence.

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