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WHO@ Newsletter - October 29, 2012

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Phone losses include 'adult toy' mishap
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2012/10/25/Phone-losses-include-adult-toy-mishap/UPI-74531351180906/

A British cellphone insurance company said the strangest claims it has received include theft by a seagull and losing a phone inside a cow.

Mobileinsurance.co.uk said the oddest claims it has received for people destroying or losing their phones include a Devon, England, farmer who said he lost his iPhone inside a cow's backside while using its flashlight function in his efforts to help the bovine to deliver a calf, The Sun reported Thursday.

The tabloid said other bizarre claims include a Nottingham, England, woman who said she baked her Nokia 6303i into a sponge cake and a Welsh woman who said a seagull stole her Samsung Galaxy while she walked her dog on Barry Island beach.

A Bristol, England, woman said she ruined the vibration function of her BlackBerry Bold 9900 while using it as an "adult …

WHO@ Newsletter - October 22, 2012

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Suspects talked crime in cop car
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2012/10/17/Deputies-Suspects-talked-crime-in-cop-car/UPI-92111350498453/

Authorities in Florida said two men who claimed not to know anything about a burglary were recorded discussing the crime in the back of a patrol car.

The Collier County Sheriff's Office said an East Naples man called 911 early Monday to report seeing two men and a woman at the home of neighbors he knew to be out of town, the Naples Daily News reported Wednesday.

Deputies said they pulled over a blue Saturn with a license plate matching the number the man had given them a short time after the call.

The woman driving the car said her friend and passenger, Vernon Jones, 21, had her pick up a man she didn't know, identified as Jacques Saintil, 19, and take them to the house, where they went inside and came back out with an Apple iMac computer and a black bag.

Jones refused to cooperate with deputies and Saintil t…

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WHO@ Newsletter - October 15, 2012

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Junk removers find $114k in savings bonds
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2012/10/10/Junk-removers-find-114k-in-savings-bonds/UPI-67111349891740/

The owner of a Massachusetts junk removal business said his crew discovered $114,000 worth of savings bonds in a hope chest hauled away from a home.

Leo Guarente, owner of the Junk Depot in Saugus, said a woman who asked to be identified only as Marie hired his crew to remove junk from her mother's Medford home and his workers used sledgehammers to open the chest and discovered a cache of savings bonds stamped by the Charlestown Savings Bank, the Boston Globe reported Wednesday.

The bonds had a face value of more than $20,000, but had matured to a worth of about $114,000, Guarente said.

"I could've used that $114,000 just like anyone else," Guarente said. "I haven't been on vacation in 10 years. But I did not think for one minute that I was going to keep that money."

Marie said…

WHO@ Newsletter - October 8, 2012

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Dog that rode in car grill back home
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2012/10/03/Dog-that-rode-in-car-grill-back-home/UPI-65101349295885/#ixzz28j1omQ3P

Animal control officers in Rhode Island say a dog who survived an 11-mile ride while stuck in the grill of a car has been reunited with her owners.

The East Providence Animal Control Center said the small white dog, whose name was revealed to be Suzie, was reunited with its owners Tuesday after the center went public with the story of how she was struck by a car in Taunton, Mass., and traveled 11 miles to East Providence while stuck in the car's grill, The Providence (R.I.) Journal reported Wednesday.

"They saw the news," animal control officer Evan Barlow said of the owners, "and just kind of ran down here and wanted to reclaim the dog."

Officials said the family, who live near where the dog was struck, had veterinary paperwork and a microchip number matching the canine's in…

Net Crimes Newsletter - October 1, 2012

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Candy wrappers with GPS to bring prizes
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2012/09/27/Candy-wrappers-with-GPS-to-bring-prizes/UPI-94311348787804/

The British maker of Kit Kat chocolate bars says hidden tracking devices in candy bar wrappers could bring lucky winners prizes of thousands of pounds.

Candy maker Nestle says its "We Will Find You" competition will involve global positioning system chips placed in six chocolate bar wrappers.

Once one of the lucky bars is opened the GPS chip will be activated, sending a signal to Nestle, which says the winner will be located within 24 hours by a helicopter for hand delivery of a briefcase containing $16,000 in cash.

The embedded chips will be placed in wrappers of KitKat 4 Finger, KitKat Chunky, Aero Peppermint Medium and Yorkie Milk chocolate bars, the company said.

A promotional video from Nestle says it will "scramble a crack team of highly trained individuals" to find the winner of the ja…