At least 300 professional clowns from Mexico and Central America, in Mexico City for a convention, demonstrated against the country’s drug-cartel violence by laughing, in unison, nonstop, for 15 minutes.
Freemon Seay, 38, was arrested in Thurston County, Wash., on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after disciplining his 16-year-old daughter for leaving home without his approval.
Seay allegedly forced the girl to suit up in armor and helmet, with a wooden sword, and to fight him (also in armor, with a wooden sword) for over two hours until she could no longer stand up.
Seay’s wife (the girl’s stepmother) was booked as an accessory and was said by deputies to have been supportive of her husband’s “Renaissance fair” enthusiasm (which Freemon Seay called a “lifestyle”).
A firearms instructor shot himself in the thigh during his recertification class at the Smith & Wesson facility in Springfield, Mass.
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