#OddlyEnough: ATM Makes A Costly Mistake

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Getting Rich After A Glitch

It was bonanza time for people in Houston when an ATM made a big mistake, says a report.

The ATM in the Houston area was been shut down and was temporarily guarded by law officers after mistakenly dispensing $100 bills instead of $10s and word of the glitch got out on social media, says an AP report.

Some Harris County sheriff’s deputies protected the outdoor ATM after the night’s incident and notified Bank of America.

A bank statement says a vendor incorrectly loaded $100 bills in place of $10 bills. Bank of America also says customers will be able to keep the additional dispensed money.

Officials with North Carolina-based Bank of America didn’t say how much cash was wrongly dispensed.

Burger Outlet Shut After Rat Video

A video of a rat on the grill at a burger joint sparked an outrage, says a report.

The Hawaii-based burger chain has closed a Honolulu restaurant for cleaning after a video posted to social media appeared to show a rat being cooked on the grill, according to an AP report.

Teddy’s Bigger Burgers has closed the Mapunapuna location and fired two employees who appeared in the Snapchat video.

“We are horrified that a former teenage employee would conduct themselves in that way and make such a video of which we are investigating its authenticity,” said Richard Stula, the president of Teddy’s Bigger Burgers.

The company initiated a “complete sanitisation” and is replacing equipment and utensils at the fast-food restaurant after the video was shared with them several days ago, Stula said.

“We will then send a corporate team in to inspect and complete a thorough audit of the location before it is allowed to re-open,” Stula said.

Error Proves Lucky For Lottery Woman

Mistakes can be costly but in the case of a lottery woman it proved lucky, says a report.

The North Carolina woman who was given the wrong lottery game ticket is celebrating that mistake, says the AP report.

The N.C. Education Lottery said that Zerineia Carmichael of Goldsboro wanted to buy the Carolina Panthers lottery game ticket, but the store clerk gave her a “777” ticket instead.

Carmichael said she normally would have asked the clerk to give her what she asked for, but she decided instead to keep it. When she began scratching off the card in her car, she thought she had only won $7. She said she kept scratching and seeing more 7′s.

When she was done, Carmichael had won $277,777. After state and federal taxes, she took home $195,837, part of which she said she plans to use to get a new car.

Stinky Side To A Gas Attack

It wasn’t all gas for a woman in the US, says a report.

The Florida woman faces an aggravated assault charge after authorities say she passed gas in line at a dollar store and pulled a knife on a man who complained about it, says the AP report.

Citing a Broward Sheriff’s Office report, the Miami Herald reported that 37-year-old Shanetta Yvette Wilson passed gas while waiting in line at a Dollar General and upset a nearby customer.

The report says the offended customer and Wilson then got into an argument “in reference to the defendant farting loudly.”

It says Wilson then pulled a small folding knife out of her purse and told the victim she was going to “gut” him while moving as if to attack him. Wilson was arrested and charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill.

Teenage Boys Fly High

Sheriff’s deputies arrested two teenage boys they say stole a small airplane at a private airstrip in rural eastern Utah and flew about 24km before landing successfully at Vernal Regional Airport.

The Desert News reported the 14- and 15-year-old boys stole the single-engine Cessna from a private airstrip in Jensen along US Highway 40 about 24km west of the Colorado line, says an AP report.

The Utah County sheriff’s office said they left a group home and were staying with friends in the Jensen area. They apparently gained access to a tractor and drove to the airstrip, where they took off in the plane and were spotted flying low along US 40 near Gusher.

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