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Pee-wee Herman sketch stolen from ice cream shop

PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — A sketch of Pee-wee Herman has been stolen from its home of 25 years on the wall of an ice cream shop in New Hampshire.

The Portsmouth Hearld reports that the owner of Izzy's Frozen Yogurt & Ice Cream in Portsmouth says the sketch drawing of actor Paul Reubens was stolen on Friday evening.

Owner Beth Gilbert says the store was full of people when the theft occurred and that two female customers saw a man take the sketch off the wall and walk out. Workers ran after the man, but he got away.

Gilbert says she paid about $100 for the sketch of Reubens wearing an Izzy's T-shirt.

The spot on the wall where it hanged is now bare as Gilbert hopes for the sketch's return.

Information from: Portsmouth Herald, http://www.seacoastonline.com 

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.


Thoughts, Freud? Vagina sculpture traps US student

BERLIN (AP) — An American exchange student who got stuck in a giant vagina sculpture was freed by firefighters in southwestern Germany.

Tuebingen fire service official Markus Mozer said Monday that the young man slipped as he tried to climb into the stone sculpture to pose for a photo.

He couldn't free himself, so the fire service was called. Four firefighters eased him out of the sculpture.

The incident happened on Friday and the student's name wasn't released.

Mozer says no damage was done to the sculpture, created by Peruvian-born artist Fernando de la Jara.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.


Deputies: Drunk man steals beer at gas station

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A would-be thief ran in to some bad times — and the arms of the law — outside a Tampa convenience store.

Hillsborough County Sheriff's deputies say 28-year-old Emmanuel Camper ran out of the Citgo Quick Mart on Sunday night after taking a beer without paying.

As he ran out the door, several uniformed deputies who were there for another investigation heard the clerk yelling, "He was stealing that beer."

Deputies say Camper was already intoxicated and failed to see them or their patrol cars, which had the overhead lights on.

Camper was taken into custody, charged with petit theft. He remained in the Hillsborough County Jail on Monday morning. Jail records didn't indicate whether he has an attorney.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.


Officer: Man came to court hiding pot in left sock

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say a Connecticut man who told his probation officer he wasn't foolish enough to bring drugs into a courthouse had been hiding 19 bags of pot in his left sock.

Darren Shelley, of Stamford, is scheduled to return Monday to Stamford Superior Court on a charge of possession with intent to sell.

Authorities tell The Advocate the 22-year-old Shelley reeked of marijuana when he met June 9 with his probation officer.

When the officer asked about it, Shelley allegedly said he was "not a fool" and "did not bring drugs into the court."

But the officer says a pat down revealed the bags of pot.

Shelley is being held on $5,000 bond. He faces a possible revocation of his probation on charges of risk of injury to a minor.

Information from: The Advocate, http://www.stamfordadvocate.com 

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.


Swollen creek not enough to halt food order

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A little thing like a flooded creek was not enough to keep an Alaska restaurant owner from delivering Thai ribs and fried rice to stranded customers over the weekend.

Anuson "Knott" Poolsawat, owner of Knott's Take Out in North Pole, forded the swollen waters of Clear Creek to reach two customers stuck along the Richardson Highway, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.

Mike Laiti and Brandon Borgens were completing a multi-day drive Saturday night up the Alaska Highway when they called in their order to the restaurant, which was near closing.

As they approached Clear Creek, they learned a sinkhole had developed from heavy rain near the creek. The state Department of Transportation closed the bridge.

Laiti called Poolsawat to cancel their order at the restaurant more than 25 miles away in North Pole.

"I called him and said, 'Hey man, I can't make it,' and he said, 'Not a problem, I'll come cross the waters,'" Laiti said. "He called me and said, 'Should I bring a boat?'"

Poolsawat arrived with takeout boxes containing Thai barbecue ribs and Thai fried rice. Another box held a "dinosaur egg" — a hardboiled egg that's fried and covered in a sweet sesame sauce.

Poolsawat hiked up his shorts and waded through the creek, holding the takeout boxes over his head. The cold water was hip-deep.

Poolsawat had already done them a favor by staying open late, Laiti said. The delivery was beyond expectations.

"He'd help anybody out. He's just a really good positive attitude, just a good guy," Laiti said. "He's definitely a goofball character and the food he makes is great."

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.


Man admires troopers, turns himself in on warrants

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Acting courteous, even when arresting someone, has paid dividends for the Alaska State Troopers.

KTVA reports a 49-year-old Anchorage man wanted on several felony warrants decided to turn himself in to troopers Friday after watching an episode of the reality show "Alaska State Troopers" on the National Geographic Channel.

Brian John Fahey approached two troopers in the parking lot of the Anchorage headquarters late Friday afternoon.

According to troopers, Fahey said he believed they "were more professional and courteous to the people they arrested than other law enforcement personnel he had dealt with."

Fahey has outstanding warrants for felony escape from an Anchorage halfway house and for failure to appear on original counts, including forgery and theft. He's being held on $20,000 bail ahead of an arraignment later Monday.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.



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