#OddlyEnough: Watch Out! Elvis Is Here

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Unique Tribute To Rock n Roll Icon

A German town came out with a unique tribute to rock n roll legend Elvis Presley, says a report.

Keep your blue suede shoes behind the curb: the central German town where Elvis Presley was stationed as a US soldier in the 1950s has installed three pedestrian lights with images of the American rock icon, says the AP report.

The red shows an image of the singer striking a pose at a microphone and the green depicts his trademarked hip swivel dance.

They went online in the town of Friedberg, where Elvis, who died in 1977, was stationed at the US Army’s Ray Barracks from October 1958 to March 1960. He lived in nearby Bad Nauheim.

Friedberg, north of Frankfurt, already has an “Elvis Presley Platz” — Elvis Presley Square — and decided to add the three lights as an added attraction for the many Elvis fans who already make the pilgrimage to the town.

Suitor Lucky After Ring Goes Down The Drain

Lady Luck favoured a man in New York despite his engagement ring slipping into a grating, says a report.

New York City police has sought the an unlucky suitor who dropped an engagement ring down a Times Square grating while proposing to his fiancee, who nonetheless told him yes, according to the AP report.

Video shared on social media by the New York Police Department showed the man fumble the ring before lying on the sidewalk in the popular tourist destination and peering into the grating while his partner looked on in concern.

“She said ‘Yes’ – but he was so excited that he dropped the ring in a grate,” the NYPD wrote on Twitter.

“Our @NYPDSpecialops officers rescued it & would like to return it to the happy couple. Help us find them?”

Vote Early To Win Polls

A first-time political candidate in northeast Arkansas has learned a valuable civics lesson: vote early, says a report.

Cliff Farmer didn’t make it to the polls in time to vote, and his race for a Hoxie City Council seat ended up as a tie, says the AP report.

The Jonesboro Sun reports Farmer and his wife were returning from a Florida vacation when their plane landed only an hour before polls closed. The plane landed in Memphis, Tennessee, which is 130 km from Hoxie.

His wife voted early, but Farmer said he’d intended to vote after they returned. That resulted in Farmer and incumbent Alderwoman Becky Linebaugh each receiving 223 votes. Linebaugh says she voted.

A winner will be declared by a coin toss or another game of chance.

Some Thieves Never Learn

Some criminals never learn despite spending time in jail, says a report.

Police say a Pennsylvania man released from jail immediately stole a car from its parking lot, according to the AP report.

Westmoreland County Prison officials say that moments after 36-year-old Thomas Lee Williams was released, he attacked a woman in the parking lot and stole her car with the victim’s 1-year-old in the back seat.

The Tribune-Review reports Williams crashed about 15 minutes later and ran into the woods, where he was apprehended.

Police say the Philadelphia man was back in custody on $250,000 bail.

Heavenly Gesture To Boy From Royal Mail

The Royal Mail came up with a sweet gesture and made a boy happy, says a report.

The seven-year-old Scottish boy who sent a birthday card to his father in heaven has received a heart-warming reply, says the AP report.

A Royal Mail official responded to Jase Hyndman after seeing the card addressed: “Mr. Postman, Can you take this to heaven for my dad’s birthday.”

The Royal Mail’s Sean Milligan wrote back, saying, “This was a difficult challenge avoiding stars and other galactic objects on route to heaven. However, please be assured that this particular important item of mail has been delivered.”

Jase’s mother, Teri Copland, posted images of the letters on Facebook, which have been shared more than 260,000 times.

Copland says, “I actually cannot state how emotional he is knowing his dad got the card. … You’ve just restored my faith in humanity.”