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Monkey Business

Monkey Business

One morbid driveIn the town of Ketchikan in Alaska, the police department received a call in July from the Potlatch Bar. When they arrived, officers found the body of an older man in an aluminum transport casket. Alan Bengaard, police chief, said the man had died from natural causes over the weekend on Prince of Wales Island, and was supposedly on his way to the mortuary. However, his wife, who was transporting the body of her husband, decided to drive to Ketchikan. She filled the bed of the truck with ice to keep the body chilled. Apparently, she wanted to drive around for a couple of days with her husband. ìYou can’t make this stuff up,” Bengaard said, adding that the wife didnít really break any laws.Winner of the hot dog eating contestOn Coney Island on July 4, participants and onlookers celebrated the 100th anniversary of Nathanís Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest. Joey Chestnut won the contest after eating 70 hot dogs with buns. Wow! What an accomplishment!!!Cops mistake donuts for meth?In Orlando, 64-year-old Daniel Rushing was arrested when he stopped to pick up a friend at a convenience store last December. The friend needed a ride home. Cpl. Shelby Riggs-Hopkins, an Orlando police officer, was staking out the area for drug activity. She spotted a weapon in Rushingís car, and he said he had a concealed weapons permit. Then, Riggs-Hopkins asked him to get out of his car because she saw a ìrock-like substance” on the floorboard of his car. She believed she had seen ìsome sort of narcotic.î She asked to search the car and found three more flakes of the ìnarcotic.î Although Rushing kept telling Riggs-Hopkins and other cops who had arrived that what they were seeing were pieces of glaze from a doughnut, they arrested him and charged him with possession of methamphetamines. He spent 10 hours in jail before being released on bond. Eventually, the crime lab determined the substance found was not a narcotic. Riggs-Hopkins is still hoping to sue the cops for an ìunlawful arrest.î Maybe he should have saved some donuts for the cops! Moral of the story: Always have a donut on hand in case you are pulled over by law enforcement.

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