Odds and Ends – Friday March 8, 2019 – March 14, 2019


Burglar crashes car into
Oklahoma adult novelty store

Tulsa, Okla. (AP) – Police in Tulsa, Oklahoma, are searching for a man who crashed his car into the glass doors of an adult novelty shop, then ran inside and stole lingerie and sex toys. Police say the heist at Hustler Hollywood happened at about 3 a.m. Monday, when the store was closed. It was captured on video. Employees discovered the damage later Monday morning when they came to work. Police Officer Jeanne Pierce tells Tulsa TV station KOTV that authorities believe the man knew the store’s layout because he ran directly to one section to steal the items, which were valued at about $300 to $400. Pierce says the greater cost is likely the damage to the glass doors. Authorities have not yet identified the man. No arrests have been made.

German police say dead
cow kicked slaughterhouse worker

Berlin (AP) – Police in southern Germany say a slaughterhouse worker suffered serious injuries after being kicked in the face by a dead cow. In a statement, police said the cow was “killed according to regulations” early Thursday at an abattoir in Aalen, and hung from a meat hook for further processing. Police said the carcass then kicked the man in the face, apparently due to a nerve impulse that experts say isn’t uncommon. The 41-year-old worker was hospitalized.

Dog shoots man: German
court rules owner not fit for license

Berlin (AP) – A German court has ruled that a dog owner isn’t fit to carry a firearms license after his dog shot him with a rifle. The Munich administrative court on Tuesday dismissed the man’s appeal against an earlier decision by Bavarian authorities to withdraw his license to own a rifle, as well as his hunting permit. The decision followed a 2016 incident in which the man, a passionate hunter, was shot in the arm after his dog managed to release the trigger on a loaded rifle that was lying in his car. The court ruled the hunter couldn’t be relied upon “because it must be assumed that he will handle firearms and ammunition carelessly in future as well.” The man, whose name wasn’t released, can appeal the verdict.

Purse lost in school in the 1950s to be reunited with owner

Jeffersonville, Ind. (AP) – A purse containing a prom invitation, photos and other items from 1950s America will be returned to its now 82-year-old owner after workers found it while demolishing part of an Indiana high school. Martha Everett lost the black stitched purse more than six decades ago. Workers found it in January behind science classroom cabinets in the old Jeffersonville High School, where Everett was a senior in 1955. Greater Clark County Schools’ spokeswoman Erin Bojorquez says the district was able to track Everett “thanks to the power of social media” after one of her relatives saw a Facebook post about the purse. The district plans to mail the purse to Everett’s home in Florida. The News and Tribune reports that its contents included a wallet, a letter inviting her to the prom, lipstick, photos and Juicy Fruit gum wrappers.

(Greater Clark County Schools via AP)
(Greater Clark County Schools via AP)

Met Museum says it’s returning stolen coffin to Egypt

New York (AP) – New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art says it’s returning a prized artifact to Egypt after learning it was stolen from the country in 2011. The Met said Friday that the Manhattan District Attorney’s office found evidence that the museum was given a false ownership history for the gilded Coffin of Nedjemankh. The Met bought the piece from a Paris art dealer in 2017 and displayed it until this week. Nedjemankh was a high-ranking first century BC priest. Investigators say the Met was given fraudulent documents, including a forged 1971 Egyptian export license. Met president Daniel Weiss apologized to Egypt. He said the museum was a fraud victim and unwitting participant in the illegal trade of antiquities. The Met says it’s cooperating with the DA’s investigation and revising its acquisitions process.