Thursday, April 2, 2009

Famous for Foolishness

[It was an awesome ride into work today even though I have a killer headache from a flu-like bug that's going around. The ride home will be even better with temps near 70ºF.]

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My home town of about 50,000 people has now been put on the map and one of its residents is getting his 15 minutes of fame, whether he wants it or not.

Here's a sampling of headlines from online newspapers from around the midwest and from as far away as Sidney, AU. Compliments of the Associate Press news wire...

From the AP Online

Ohio man charged with drunken driving on bar stool

NEWARK, Ohio (AP) — Authorities in Ohio say a man has been charged with drunken driving after crashing his motorized bar stool. Police in Newark, 30 miles east of Columbus, say when they responded to a report of a crash with injuries on March 4, they found a man who had wrecked a bar stool powered by a deconstructed lawn mower.
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From the Kansas City Star

An Ohio man is charged with drunken driving after crashing his motorized bar stool, powered by a deconstructed lawn mower.
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From The Daily Item (PA)

Mid-Daily Items: Drunk guy loses control of his souped up bar stool
Authorities in Ohio say a man has been charged with drunken driving after crashing his motorized bar stool.
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Published in the Windsor (Ontario) Star

BARSTOOL CRASH SERVES UP DRUNK DRIVING CHARGE
CHICAGO -- Falling off a barstool can hurt one's pride, if not more, but an Ohio man got into trouble with the law for crashing his motorized version.
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And from Sidney, Austrailia

Drunk crashes motorised bar stool
April 1, 2009

Drink driving ... police in Newark charged a man after he crashed his motorised bar stool. Authorities in Ohio say a US man has been charged with drink driving after crashing his motorised bar stool.

6 comments:

Micah said...

Kind of makes you proud, doesn't it?

Baron's Life said...

Was it Mr. bean?...lol

Doug C said...

Micah - As a peacock!

Baron - Good one!

Allen Madding said...

His mama has to be so proud.

-Peace

Doug C said...

Allen - So proud indeed.

irondad said...

Don't look at me, I was in Kirkland Washington. He's giving us Rednecks a bad name. You'd never see me doing something like that.

"Hold my beer and watch this!"