#OddlySour: Yes Honey, It Is The Hotdog

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A Huge Buzz In Times Square

The buzzing got a bit bugging in Times Square and police had to be called, according to a report

It was a case of hold the honey, double the mustard in Times Square at lunchtime, says a Reuters report.

Police shut part of 43rd Street near Seventh Avenue after a thick swarm of bees gathered atop a blue and yellow umbrella over a hotdog cart in an area of Manhattan already buzzing with swarms of pedestrians, tourists and traffic.

A police officer who keeps bees himself, arrived at the scene in Times Square, known as “The Crossroads of the World,” wearing a mesh-hooded beekeeper suit. He deployed a vacuum cleaner-like device to collect the bees unharmed, said New York Police Detective Sophia Mason.

The scene drew crowds of tourists taking photographs. “It took about 45 minutes to suck them up,” Mason said. “They are at an undisclosed location. They will re-hive them. The bees just wanted some hot dogs,” she added.

Lemons Leave A Sour Taste

A man in the US had a bittersweet experience when his attempts at smuggling ended in handcuffs, says a report.

Authorities say a man has been arrested in Southern California after deputies found about 363 kg of stolen lemons inside his car, according to an AP report.

Riverside County sheriff’s officials say 69-year-old Dionicio Fierros was arrested and booked on a charge of theft of agricultural products.

Deputies were investigating recent farm thefts when they stopped Fierros’ car in Thermal. Inside his car, deputies say they found several large bags of freshly picked lemons they say were stolen from a nearby farm.

Tripping After A Drugs Haul

A sheriff’s office in the US made a big haul of drugs only to realise that it was something more common, according to a report

The North Carolina sheriff’s office seized 13 pounds of fentanyl worth $2 million on the street. The powder was found in a home along with other drugs and paraphernalia. A field test indicated it was the powerful opioid, justifying a host of charges against three suspects, says an AP report.

Most of those charges soon evaporated when a state lab concluded that whatever the powder was, it wasn’t fentanyl.

The sheriff’s office then sent the powder to a private lab, and the results arrived. New Hanover Sheriff’s Lt. Jerry Brewer said that the powder seized in July includes no illicit ingredients, and is nothing more than “a combination of simple and complex carbohydrates.” In other words, it was sugar, worth about $8 at the grocery store.

The Curious Case of A Time Capsule

A search by students to find a time capsule buried three decades ago proved a difficult proposition, says a report.

The former classmates reunited in Michigan to uncover the time capsule buried 30 years ago. The result? They couldn’t find it, says an AP report.

The seven classmates and two teachers spent two hours digging outside Coloma Junior High in southwestern Michigan. Tracy Gilmer said she remembers putting a Michael Jackson cassette in the box in 1988, along with assignments from an accelerated writing-and-reasoning programme, including a fictional country.

“We had our own constitution and I actually sewed a flag for our country. I think the flag is in” the time capsule, she said. A teacher, Sandi Sanders, said information about the capsule was filed away but lost. Some wonder if rebellious classmates dug it up.

“We are all kind of in the dark trying to remember what was in it and where it is,” Sanders said.

Trashed For The Love Of Cans

Even a trash can could catch the attention of people in Santa Fe, say a report.

Two New Mexico men are facing charges after police say the pair went on a spree of stealing trash cans around Santa Fe, according to an AP report.

Fifty-year-old Kenneth Brooks and 19-year-old Nicola Weydeveld were arrested after a security guard spotted them pushing rolling trash carts with trash cans inside from the Santa Fe Community Convention Center.

Police found the two men next to the two carts with other trash carts loaded inside. Court documents say Weydeveld told police he intended to use the trash carts for personal use.

Police say one stolen bin was valued at more than $3,200.

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