A 26-year-old guy in Canada wanted to get attention for his cleaning business Sunday so he tied 110 helium balloons to a lawn chair and floated up into the sky. He actually landed safely . . . but the cops were there to arrest him for mischief.
There was a movie in 2003 called “Danny Deckchair” where a guy ties a bunch of helium balloons to a lawn chair and floats through the sky.
And yes, that also happened with the old man’s house in “Up”, but the obscure “Danny Deckchair” reference is far more relevant to this story. Don’t be so mainstream.
26-year-old Daniel Boria of Calgary, Alberta, Canada wanted to get some viral attention for his cleaning company on Sunday, so he decided to risk his life. He tied 110 helium balloons to a lawn chair and let them take him up into the sky.
He floated through the air . . . he’s not sure exactly how high he got, but it was high enough to get a LOT of attention. Unfortunately for him, some of that attention came from the cops . . . and they arrested him when he landed.
He was charged with mischief since the chair could’ve hurt someone when it fell . . . and he could be facing more charges for violating Canada’s federal aviation laws.
Daniel says the stunt cost him about $20,000 and he wore a parachute just in case things went wrong. Quote, “You can spend the same marketing dollars on a billboard, or you can fly . . . seems like more fun, right?”
The sandwiches they make at Subway serve a purpose: They’re cheap, they’re fast, and they taste . . . okay. Most of their competitors make sandwiches that CLEARLY taste better.
43-year-old Frederick Warren of Chicago most definitely agrees with everything I just said.
A few weeks ago, he went into a Subway, pulled out a knife, and demanded all the cash from the register.
Then he took it, and walked across the street to a Potbelly Sandwich Shop . . . and used the cash to buy one THEIR better-tasting subs.
If you don’t know Potbelly, it’s a smaller chain than Subway that makes a pretty good sandwich. Try the meatball?
The cops caught him while he was still sitting in the Potbelly, finishing up his food. He had $186 in cash on him and the knife . . . and he was arrested.
As if Baltimore police don’t have enough to do, they now have to investigate one of their own for allegedly biting another man over a woman. Michael Flaig, a cop in Anne Arudel County, near Baltimore, was arrested on Cinco de Mayo after a man says he bit him in an alleyway behind a bar. The man says he told Flaig, who was off duty at the time, to stop touching his female roommate inappropriately.
According to the police report, Flaig ran up behind the man and tried to punch. He then pulled the man to the ground and during the fight the man straddled Flaig and that’s when he says he was bitten.
Flaig, a 10-year veteran on the force, is now facing assault charges and has been placed on “paid administrative duties.”
Source: Huffington Post
(Here’s Alan in his mugshot . . . with his new haircut on display. It’s not THAT bad, right?)
A guy in Connecticut wanted a good haircut to hide the fact that he’s rapidly balding. But his reaction to that haircut has now turned the ENTIRE WORLD onto the fact that he’s rapidly balding.
47-year-old Alan Becker of Stamford, Connecticut went to get his haircut at a salon on Wednesday morning. And when his stylist was done, he HATED it.
Then he found out it cost $50 . . . and he lost it.
He started screaming at the staff, kicked a hole in the wall, and started throwing stuff around the salon. Then he stormed out . . . but came back in to demand that they FIX his haircut.
But they called the cops . . . and Alan was arrested for criminal mischief and breach of peace.
Police say Ice . . . a.k.a. ROBERT VAN WINKLE . . . stole a pool heater, a bicycle and other stuff in addition to the furniture. The theft occurred sometime between December and this month.
Ice has been renovating a nearby house, possibly for his cable show “The Vanilla Ice Project”, and police found the stolen loot after executing a search warrant.