Taking aim at Kroger's
A Kentucky woman allegedly bought a car just so she could ram it into a supermarket that she hates. Police said that June Ann Blocker intentionally smashed her newly purchased 2006 Lincoln through the front of a local Kroger, slightly injuring two people. The former Kroger employee appears to have a long-standing grievance with the store, having previously driven a car into another of its Elizabethtown shops in 1999. Despite Blocker’s animosity toward the store, said family friend Jane Embry, “she is a wonderful person.”
Russia's pet squirrels
Squirrels are disappearing from Moscow’s parks, due to the new Russian fad of keeping the bushy-tailed rodents as pets. Russian authorities said they had stepped up police patrols in the capital’s green areas after receiving numerous reports of people trapping the squirrels, which are being sold as domestic pets for as much as $144 each. Anyone caught snatching a squirrel can be fined up to $570, but animal lovers are demanding that trappers face a more public punishment. “We should gather people together and pelt the person who does that with snow,” said one Moscow resident.
Nessie takes a break
Concern is growing in Scotland over the fate of the fabled Loch Ness monster, which hasn’t been spotted in 18 months—the longest stretch without a sighting in 90 years. “It’s very upsetting news,” said accountant and Nessie expert Gary Campbell. Campbell, who has collected 1,036 reports of sightings, including some dating back 1,500 years, thinks the prehistoric creature is still alive. “I’m convinced that Nessie has just taken some time out,” he said, “and will be back with a vengeance this year.”