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WHO@ Newsletter - July 30, 2012

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Customs official caught playing game
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2012/07/29/Customs-official-caught-playing-game/UPI-26131343575829/
A Turkish customs agent was busted playing video games on the job when Customs and Trade Minister Hayati Yazici came for a surprise inspection, officials said.

During his recent visit to Hopa, in Turkey's border province of Artvin, Yazici decided to make a surprise visit to the Sarp Border Gate on the Georgia border, Today's Zaman reported Sunday.

Yazici had his security team leave him and had the license plates on his car changed for the surprise inspection.

When he arrived for the inspection, Yazici entered a room at random and caught an officer playing a video game, the report said.

Yazici proceeded to scold the officer for playing video games while at work.

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WHO@ Newsletter - July 23, 2012

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .British police affix cameras to dogs
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2012/07/19/British-police-affix-cameras-to-dogs/UPI-54921342727922/

Police in Staffordshire, England, said they will strap cameras to the heads of police dogs to help gather evidence during busts.

Staffordshire police said 20 police canines with their dog support unit will be outfitted with FidoCam technology during the next 12 months to give officers a dog's-eye-view in situations including drug busts and foot chases, The Daily Telegraph reported Thursday.

"This bit of kit is fantastic -- it attaches to the dog's head and we can get a live view of what they are seeing," Inspector Chris Dawson said.

"There are many situations when this technology will be beneficial to our officers. If we are searching for a dangerous person we can send the dog into a building with the camera to search for them and then when they indicate a find by barking, we will be able to se…

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WHO@ Newsletter - July 16, 2012

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Thieves take toilet seat from courthouse
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2012/07/13/Thieves-take-toilet-seat-from-courthouse/UPI-53271342204324/

Police in Sweden said they arrested two people accused of attempting to steal items including a toilet seat from a courthouse.

Kristianstad police said the 24-year-old woman and 38-year-old man, who both had previous encounters with police, were arrested outside of the courthouse Thursday with pilfered coffee, tea, sugar and a toilet seat, The Local.se reported Friday.

Police said a security camera recorded the couple attempting to break into a storage locker.

The man and woman were held on suspicion of robbery and attempted robbery.

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WHO@ Newsletter - July 9, 2012

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Police recover missing teddy bear
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2012/07/06/Police-recover-missing-teddy-bear/UPI-18111341603817/

Police in Sweden said a Facebook plea for help in finding a little girl's lost teddy bear resulted in the girl being reunited with her beloved toy.

Stockholm police said a citizen saw the stuffed animal, which 1-year-old Tyra lost June 19, on a wall Thursday near the Kungsholm Church and recognized it as the teddy bear from a missing poster that was put on the Sodermalm police's official Facebook page, The Local.se reported Friday.

"The teddy bear is back!!!" police wrote on the Facebook page. "Tyra's beloved teddy was found by someone engaged in the search party. The bear was found on a wall near Kungsholm Church, not far from the where he disappeared, just like in many other cases."

Police said officers presented the bear to the toddler Thursday.

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WHO@ Newsletter - July 2, 2012

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Web site sells anti-infidelity ring
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2012/06/29/Web-site-sells-anti-infidelity-ring/UPI-84671340991875/

A Vancouver-based Web site is marketing an anti-infidelity wedding ring that leaves the imprint of the words "I'm married" on the wearer's finger.

TheCheeky.com is selling the titanium bands, which have the letters carved into the inside of the wedding band to leave an imprint on the wearer's finger, for $550, the New York Daily News reported Friday.

"With Arnold, Tiger and two-timing IMF guy in mind, we have created this wedding ring for people intent on cheating," the company said on its Web site.

The ring received a lot of attention from Twitter users.

"Who would ever buy this? Least romantic wedding ring ever," one user wrote. "I'm just saying that if either of you are considering these, then you should probably reconsider marriage, period."

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