Among the Major League Baseball players — average salary: about $3.3 million — who spent time on the disabled list in 2010: Kendry Morales (Angels), who broke his leg jumping on home plate after hitting a home run; Brian Roberts (Orioles), who was out a week with a concussion when he smacked himself in the head with his bat after striking out; Chris Coghlan (Marlins), who needed knee surgery after giving a teammate a playful post-game shaving-cream pie; and Geoff Blum (Astros), who needed elbow surgery after straining his arm putting on his shirt.
At 2 a.m. on Nov. 13 in Akron, Ohio, a 70-year-old woman was the victim of a home invasion when Cory Buckley, 22, broke in and robbed her. According to the police report, the woman was seated on the commode at the time, and Buckley was dressed in a clown mask.
Robert Hurst, 47, was charged after an incident at the cemetery in Picayune, Miss., pursuing his hobby of “orb photography” — capturing the images of circles of light at night, especially the ones that appear to him as faces.
Hurst was spotted one night, naked, setting up his camera, thus giving rise to a charge of indecent exposure.
He explained that he thought bare skin would be the “best canvas” for orb photography.
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