SNAKE IN THE PANTS:
A Florida man walked into a pet store and stuffed a baby python into his pants in an attempt to s-s-s-steal it.
Travis Treder had targeted the shop twice before, swiping a lizard and a smaller snake before slithering away free. This time around, employees kept a close eye on him from the moment he walked in the door, chatting with him about possible buying options and letting him wander the aisles. A manager says, “We waited on him for probably 15 minutes and then we went into the office to see what he was going to do, and sure enough, he targeted our higher-end snakes again."
As soon as Treder grabbed the snake, employees grabbed him, and with the help of a customer who happened to be an off-duty security guard, they restrained him with zip ties and called 911.
TRUCK CRASH CAUSES MAJOR TRAFFIC YAM...
A tractor trailer hauling 50,000 pounds of potatoes crashed on Interstate 77 near Charlotte, North Carolina and shut down traffic for several hours Friday morning.
Police say the potato truck driver had trouble keeping his eyes peeled and fell asleep. He veered into a concrete barrier and spilled the spuds all over the road. The driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries, and no one else was hurt. The stretch of road was closed for a few hours while cleanup crews picked up the tossed taters. The truck was pretty mashed up.
12 YEAR OLD TAKES BUS FOR JOYRIDE...
Police in Bangor, Maine arrested a 12-year-old boy after he stole a school bus and took it for a joyride.
John St. Germain and his girlfriend spotted the bus and noticed that the driver appeared to be too young to be behind the wheel, so they followed him and called police. But when the bus came to a stop at an intersection, St. Germain got out of his car, jumped on board and grabbed the wheel from the kid. Police arrived and took the kid into custody. It is unknown how he was able to steal the bus.
Cops also recognized St. Germain for his brave act to stop the bus and avoid any potential injuries or property damage. This is the second time in a month that the 12 year old has stolen a school bus...