Spaced Out Over A House Dilemma
A tiny apartment in the US does not allow you a choice between the kitchen or the toilet, says a report
A St. Louis man is the new tenant of the tiny apartment with a unique layout — the kitchen and bathroom are in the same place, according to an AP report. Yes. The toilet, bathtub, oven and sink are all in one room. The 200-square-foot apartment is in St. Louis’ tony Central West End.
The ad and photo for the $525-per-month apartment appeared on several websites and had people flush with excitement. Harold Karabell of S.F. Shannon Real Estate Management says the new tenant loves it.
The 111-year-old building originally housed 12 luxury apartments. Karabell says that around the time of the Great Depression, it was remade into 50 small units, the studio the smallest among them.
Toilet/kitchen combo aside, Karabell says the apartment has a lot to like, including refinished hardwood floors and new windows.
Man In Buff Leaves Police In A Huff
A man in the buff sent the police on a wild goose chase before landing in their net, according to a report.
The naked man who sprinted with Los Angeles police officers running after him and a police helicopter overhead is in custody after a lengthy chase, says an AP report.
The pursuit at dawn was captured live by TV news helicopters began after the man abandoned a suspected stolen truck on a freeway east of downtown.
Illuminated by a police helicopter spotlight, the man sprinted along dirt footpaths, through a homeless encampment and scaled a fence.
Officers closed in as he hid under trees, but the man then ran down an embankment and across several busy freeway connector roads, dodging cars.
The man disappeared into a hilly wooded area behind residences but officers caught up with him.
Hearse Thief Takes Corpse Too
A man in Mexico plumbed the depths of despair with a macabre act, says a report.
Police in central Mexico said they’ve caught a man who made off with a hearse — complete with a corpse inside, according to an AP report.
The Tlaquepaque police department says on its Facebook page that the hearse had been readied to take the body of an 80-year-old man from a hospital in neighbouring Guadalajara to a funeral home.
Police say a 40-year-old man has admitted seeing the keys left in the vehicle and deciding to take it.
Officers were alerted and they soon spotted the hearse along a highway and detained the suspect. Both the hearse and the body were recovered.
Airing A Domestic Grievance
A man in the US took to the air over a domestic abuse incident, according to a report.
Authorities say they were trying to arrest a Wisconsin man on a domestic abuse-related charge when he fled in an airplane before crashing into a cornfield, says an AP report.
The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office says officers went to Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh to try to arrest the 47-year-old for violating a restraining order and other charges. For 18 days, investigators had checked locations he was known to frequent, including the hangar where he kept his plane.
The department says he took off despite instructions from the control tower to hold until officers arrived, nearly hitting an Oshkosh police car before becoming airborne. The twin-engine plane crashed about two hours later near Waupaca, about 70 km away.
The pilot was hospitalised with serious injuries that weren’t life-threatening. Charges are pending in connection to the plane incident.
It’s Not Alright To Rob A Shoe Store
Short-sighted thieves robbed a shoe-store but when they checked their loot, they were in for a surprise, says a report.
The Roanoke Times reported a Virginia shoe store lost mostly shoes designed for the right foot over the course of two break-ins this summer.
Clean Soles operator Rob Wickham says his two-year-old sneaker store was raided by two people on July 20 and by one person on August 25. Taken together, he lost shirts, hoodies, a jacket, one complete sneaker pair — and 13 right shoes.
Wickham says he typically keeps right shoes on display, while their other halves rest behind the counter. Accordingly, Wickham says the looters were “pretty much risking their freedom for nothing.”
A 17-year-old boy has been charged in the July burglary.
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