Police in Florida are looking for a woman who apparently takes her taters very seriously – because she allegedly attacked a restaurant manager in an argument over cold mashed potatoes.
According to the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office the woman dined earlier this month at Cody’s Roadhouse with a man and two young girls.
The woman complained to the manager about her mashed potatoes being cold and asked for a 50-percent discount on her meal. The manager did not give her a discount, but gave her restaurant credit to use another time. She and her fellow diners then left.
But it seems the woman was still steamed over her cold spuds, because she returned to the restaurant this week and argued with the same manager. This time the argument turned physical, with the woman grabbing the female manager by the throat.
According to sheriff’s deputies, the suspect, who hasn’t been identified, left in a blue Saab. (UPI)
Good yeast is always in the last place you think of looking. ZZ Top and Santa Claus may decide to go into the beer-making business after hearing this story.
Rogue Ales, a brewery in Newport, Oregon, looked all over the place to find a new yeast strain and finally found it – in some dude’s beard. The beard belongs to the face of brewmaster John Maier (No not that John Mayer). It turns out that his magical whiskers contain a unique yeast that’s perfect for fermenting beer. The yeast will be used in their new beard beer called “New Crustacean,” which should be available in early 2013. (Huffington Post)
An Idaho woman will think twice about what she decides to doodle after receiving additional jail time for mailing a violent stick figure drawing to a relative.
Linda Joyce Lakes was scheduled to be released from prison a week ago, but her release was halted after she was charged with mailing a threatening communication – which is a felony.
Lakes sent the drawings, one of which was a stick figure lying on the ground with its face smashed in and a bat nearby, to a family member. The drawings had captions reading, “No more tears,” “No hiding” and “No you.” She also included a letter indicating her prison sentence was almost up.
It doesn’t look like she will be able to make good on any of those promises anytime soon. (Journal Sentinel)