#OddlyEnough: Man Saved By His Mobile Phone

Image source: Reuters India

It was almost a photo finish for an Australian while confronting an armed man, says a report.

The Australian man had a lucky escape while confronting a man armed with a bow outside his home, as a loosed arrow pierced the mobile phone he was holding to take a photograph of the incident, Australian police said, according to a Reuters report.

The 43-year-old man had returned to find the man, who was known to him, waiting outside his home in Nimbin, a small east coast town around 150 km south of Brisbane.

“The resident held up his mobile phone to take a photo of the armed man who then engaged the bow and was ready to fire,” a police statement said.

“It’s alleged the man fired the arrow at the resident which pierced through the man’s mobile phone causing the phone to hit him in the chin. It left a small laceration that didn’t require medical treatment.”

A 39-year-old man was arrested at the scene and charged, police said.

A Novel Way To Recycle Plastic Bags

A woman in New York struck upon a novel way to recycle plastic bags, says a report.

Rosa Ferrigno’s new suit takes recycling to an extreme — she knitted it from more than 300 plastic grocery bags, says an AP report.

The 75-year-old woman from Greece in western New York whiled away the winter knitting a skirt and jacket from filmy brown bags scissored into thin strips that were tied together to make yarn. She lined it with cotton fabric.

The finished garment is quite chic, with a tweedy look from green printing on the brown bags.

Her daughter, Fran Bertalli, said that Ferrigno has been knitting and sewing since her childhood in Sicily.

Delivering The Naked Truth To Neighbours

A man in the US found a new way to send his message across to a nosey neighbour, says a report.

Jason Windus gave his California neighbour something to look at during a dispute over the height of a backyard fence — naked mannequins having a garden party, according to the AP report.

Four of the fashion dummies are seated in wicker chairs around a matching table. Another is standing with its arms over its head and shamrocks over on its breasts.

A hand-scrawled sign on top of a nearby wooden barrel reads, “Reserved seat for the nosey neighbour that complained about my fence to the city.”

“They wanted me to tear down my fence to see inside my yard, and now they get to,” Windus said.

Law-breaker Turns Breakdancer

Law-breaking turned into breakdancing at the end of a Southern California vehicle pursuit, says a report.

TV news helicopters were overhead when a suspect pursued by the California Highway Patrol finally surrendered, but broke out into a 10-second dance before being handcuffed.

The pursuit began in the Calabasas area and headed east on US 101 into Los Angeles, then north on Interstate 405 where the motorist exited the freeway in the San Fernando Valley.

A CHP cruiser finally bumped the car and spun it out. The driver got out with hands up but did not appear to be fully complying with officers pointing guns at him.

As the scene became illuminated by a law enforcement helicopter’s spotlight, the driver suddenly busted a move before being busted.

Truck Leaves Its Mark On Highway

A truck travelling on an US interstate left its mark there, says a report.

A truck carrying 40,000 pounds of printer ink overturned on an Atlanta interstate, closing all lanes on an outer loop for four hours. That’s 20,820 litres of ink, says an AP report.

News outlets report a car cut in front of the truck around 2am local time, causing the truck to lose control and crash.

Atlanta police’s traffic report twitter account says the spill stained Interstate 285, just south of Interstate 20.

All lanes on I-285′s outer loop were closed while crews used sand and dirt to soak up the ink. Southbound lanes had reopened after four hours, but aerial video indicated the spill had left a mark.


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