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Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
John Hutcherson, 21, was arrested in Marietta, Ga., in August for vehicular homicide and DUI after he drove 12 miles home and went to bed, allegedly oblivious of the dead body of his good friend that was hanging out his passenger-side window. According to police, the 23-year-old pal had been decapitated by a telephone pole guide wire when he stuck his head out the window after Hutcherson veered off the road. A neighbor alerted police the next morning when he saw the body still draped on the door of Hutcherson’s truck.
Three of these four things really happened, just recently. Are you cynical enough to figure out the made-up story? (Answer below.)
(a) Identical male twins were revealed to be the registered owners of a Russian Web site devoted to nude photos of female Siamese twins.
(b) A male nurse who had just pleaded guilty to lewd conduct with a handicapped boy was merely transferred by his employer (a California government agency) away from children, to work in its animal-care facility.
(c) A distributor in Florida moved more than 10,000 units of a plastic toy premium (inside bags of candy) that depicts planes flying into the World Trade Center.
(d) An Oregon couple pleaded guilty to several instances of punishing their two kids’ bad behavior by allowing their pit-bull dog to attack them.
(Answer: A is untrue).
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