Weird Things in the News
Two young men were arrested after they had broken into a police van for the purpose of taking gag photos of themselves, as if they were under arrest. However, the men somehow locked themselves inside the van, and neither they, nor a friend they called, could figure out how to open the doors. Finally they were forced to call 911. The police arrived, unlocked the van, arrested the men, and locked them back up. This time they were locked inside a cell.
A smuggler failed to contain the dozens of King Cobras and other snakes he was transporting from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi. After panic broke out on the train, the police were called, the snakes were collected, and the smuggler got away. It was suspected that he was going to sell the snakes illegally to a restaurant where a meal of King Cobra can cost the equivalent of $500.
By Lois Jamieson
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