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Police Play Matchmaker To Love Struck

Police in the US provided support to a love struck man when he knocked at the station for help, says a report.

So a woman was in for a huge surprise when Miami Beach police pulled her over, according to an AP report.

She and her boyfriend got out of the car. An officer asked the boyfriend if he had anything to say. And that’s when the man, identified as Kenneth, got down on one knee, held out a ring and said, “I just want you to marry me.”

A video tweeted by Miami Beach Police shows her covering her face, saying “Oh my God … crazy.”

She tells the officer she doesn’t know what to say. She looks back at her boyfriend, waiting on bended knee, and looks closer at the ring. Finally, she says “Yes,” and police say “Congratulations, guys!”

School Dropout ‘Millionaire’ Lands In Net

A school dropout in China aimed high but fell into the police net, according to a report.

China’s crackdown on online rumour-mongers and fraud has snared the fresh target – a 17-year-old junior high school dropout who pretended to be a billionaire, gave himself fake titles and posted Photoshopped pictures of himself with world leaders, says a Reuters report.

Police in northern China’s Shandong province said they were investigating the suspect, identified by the surname Shi and one of the characters in his first name, who called himself the “Sh Runlong Jocker” on social media and claimed to be a Chinese New Zealander from Hong Kong.

Shi made false claims about his identity, including that he was a board member of the Japanese Red Cross Society and a director at a fictional Shandong Internet Economic Research Centre. He also circulated fake images of himself with US President Donald Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Shi is also accused of being responsible for a fake state media article: the official Xinhua news agency said it had discovered a fake article claiming to be from Xinhua that portrayed Shi as a poverty alleviation hero.

Seagull Kicker Made To Pay Fine

A man accused of kicking a seagull that tried to eat his cheeseburger at a New Hampshire beach has been fined $124, says a report.

NH1 reported the man, Nate Rancloes, said he had just returned from getting a cheeseburger and fries and was sitting on the sand. He said seagulls got to the burger, and he spun around with his leg to shoo one away, but struck the bird. He said it was a simple mistake, according to an AP report.

A witness said it appeared the bird’s leg was injured and that it struggled to fly away. Seagulls are protected under US federal law.

Restaurant Owner Fined Over Dog Notice

A sarcastic sign in the window of a Connecticut restaurant asking people not to let their dogs pee on the eatery’s outside flower pot has earned the owner a $250 fine, says a report.

Duc Nguyen, owner of Duc’s Place in New Haven, told the New Haven Independent he was disgusted with people allowing their dogs to urinate on his pot.

He thought a humorous sign was a good way to discourage dog walkers from letting pets relieve themselves there. It read: “Attn: dog owners. This is a pay-per-pee flower pot. (Pay inside or leave your address and we’ll kindly return the favour.)”

Honda Smith, the city’s public space enforcement officer, said Nguyen broke two city ordinances for being a public nuisance and issued the fine. Nguyen says he plans to appeal.

Police See Red Over Blue Liquid

Police officers spent two hours investigating a suspicious plastic container found behind a Missouri sandwich shop before determining it was a high school science experiment.

KMBC-TV reports that police were summoned to a Jimmy John’s in Platte City on the northern edge of the Kansas City metropolitan area. The plastic container they encountered was filled with blue fluid attached to other items. Officers eventually determined it was an experiment meant to demonstrate how hydrogen can be used as power.

The student who built the project demonstrated it to friends inside the Jimmy John’s then left it behind the store so other friends could see it. But a worker at a nearby convenience store spotted the gadget and called 911.