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Weird News: Mass. home intruder turns out to be a duck


April 15, 2014

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    NORTH READING, Mass. — Police in Massachusetts responding to reports of an intruder in a woman's home quickly quacked the case.
    A North Reading woman called police Saturday from her upstairs bedroom to report that she heard loud banging noises downstairs and feared someone had broken into her home.
    Officers who responded found no sign of a break-in. But during a quick search of the home, police found a soot-covered wood duck, which appeared to have entered the house through the chimney.
    An officer caught the duck and released it into a nearby pond.

Washington state sewage plant invites weddings
    WOODINVILLE, Wash. — A sewage treatment plant near Seattle is advertising its availability as a wedding venue.
    The Brightwater Wastewater Treatment Center says on Facebook it has a full catering kitchen, audio-video equipment, dance floor and ample parking.
    You could even hold the wedding outside.
    The director of the Brightwater Environmental Education and Community Center, Susan Tallarico, says receptions would take place just steps away from where raw sewage is processed. She says there's no odor because all the processing is contained.
    The King County plant was finished three years ago but has been available for rent for about seven months.
    It costs $2,000 to rent the center for eight hours. One couple has already booked the sewage plant for their nuptials.

Computer support call leads to burglary arrest
    DOVER, N.H. — Mike Witonis got an email from Apple thanking him for calling customer service about his laptop computer. Problem is, someone had stolen it from him a year earlier.
    Police eventually arrested 24-year-old Casey Wentworth of Portsmouth and charged him with burglary. He's accused of taking the laptop from Witonis' home in Dover in February 2013.
    When the break-in happened, police said they couldn't identify any suspects. Detectives contacted Apple, and the laptop's serial number was flagged.
    When Witonis got the email, he contacted police, who said the person who called customer service used the serial number of the stolen computer.
    Witonis says the discovery was sort of shocking.
    Wentworth is scheduled to be arraigned on May 2. It wasn't immediately known if he had a lawyer.

Woman complains to police about marijuana quality
    LUFKIN, Texas — Police in East Texas have arrested a woman after she called them to complain about the quality of the marijuana she had purchased from a dealer.
    Lufkin police Sgt. David Casper said that an officer went to the home of 37-year-old Evelyn Hamilton to hear her complaint that the dealer refused to return her money after she objected that the drug was substandard.
    Casper says she pulled the small amount of marijuana from her bra when the officer asked if she still had it.
    She was arrested Friday on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia.
    Hamilton said that she spent $40 on "seeds and residue." She says she called police when she got no satisfaction from the dealer's family.

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