Sheriff’s deputies in Manatee County, Fla., arrested two men in October after a traffic stop when, following a thorough search of the car’s trunk, they found marijuana.
In fact, the search of the messy trunk was so thorough that they also turned up a bong, which driver Mark Fiasco said he had lost and been looking for for seven years.
Wayne Short’s iguana was certified by the National Service Animal Registry as a “service animal” and thus allowed to attend to him on the Boardwalk in Ocean City, Md., where she had previously been barred.
Mayor Rick Meehan, eyeing the NSAR card, asked Short what sort of “service” Hillary provided, but Short declined to answer.
Firefighters were once again called to a claw-toy vending machine to extract a boy who had crawled up the toy-release chute — this time at a Walmart in Sun Prairie, Wis.
As is often the case, the boy appeared to be joyously in his element among the toys and not immediately receptive to coaxing from firefighters or his parents.
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