Oh, The Hu-Manatee! – Redneck Headlines
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#1 - Blame It On The Elephant
#2 - Oh, The Hu-Manatee!
#3 - No Dance, No Crime
A Delaware man arrested for his seventh DUI had a perfectly good excuse … he was swerving to avoid an elephant.
31-year-old Samuel Phipps was arrested after his Land Rover veered off the road and crashed into a guardrail.
The state trooper who responded to the accident found that Phipps appeared to be intoxicated. When he questioned him about the accident, Phipps claimed that he had swerved to avoid an elephant running across the road.
He also allegedly told the deputy he had smoked some pot laced with PCP before getting behind the wheel.
According to Delaware police, there were no reports of elephants running loose in New Castle that night. (DelawareOnline)
A Florida woman was busted for taking a ride on the back of a manatee. Cops received photographs from a witness who saw a woman in the water taking a piggyback ride on the thousand-pound endangered species, and immediately went on a manhunt to find her.
In the state of Florida, the treatment of manatees is taken very seriously. Messing with them in any way is a second-degree misdemeanor.
Finally, after going public with the picture, the woman – identified as 52-year-old Ana Gutierrez – turned herself in. She claimed that she was new to the area and wasn't aware of the law stating that she couldn't mount and ride the beast.
She has not been arrested, although charges have been turned over to the prosecutor's office. She could be facing a fine or short jail term. (Tampa Bay Times)
An exotic dancer called 911 claiming that she had been robbed, but the only thing actually taken from her was her time.
Cops in New Hampshire say the woman was booked to dance for a customer at his house, but when she arrived, the customer refused to open the door. She called 911 claiming a theft of service.
An officer arrived at the house, determined that no crime had been committed, and sent her on her way.
The cop reported that what likely happened is that the customer ordered an exotic dancer, but didn't like the way she looked when she arrived, so he decided not to let her in. (Seacoast Online)