Same-name couple divorces, and more
Kelly Hildebrandt and Kelly Hildebrandt are divorcing after three years of marriage.
Same-name couple divorcesA Florida couple who share the same name are divorcing after three years of marriage because of “irreconcilable” differences. Kelly Hildebrandt, then 24, met Kelly Hildebrandt, then 20, after she sent him a Facebook message about their shared name. The couple fell in love and married, to much media fanfare, but this week filed for divorce. “We gave it our best shot,” said Mr. Hildebrandt, but “she’s a Florida girl, and I’m a Texas guy. We really did come from pretty different worlds.”
Norfolk's lionesque LabradoodleA dog that looks like a lion sparked a panic in Norfolk, Va. “Charles the Monarch” is in fact a Labradoodle, shaved and dyed by his owner to resemble the lion mascot of nearby Old Dominion University. Wandering near his home last week, Charles prompted several Norfolk residents to breathlessly dial 911. “I’d like to report a lion sighting!” one caller said. Police quickly traced the reports to Charles. The dog, meanwhile, is now world famous, with 50,000 Facebook friends and 1,000 Twitter followers.
Fisherman steals aquarium fish for competitionA British fisherman has been arrested after stealing a sea bass from an aquarium to win a fishing competition. Matthew Clark, 29, won a trophy and $1,300 in prize money for the 13-pound fish. But rival anglers quickly recognized the bass—which had distinctive markings—as a longtime fixture at a local aquarium and reported him to police. Clark confessed to the crime and said he had intended to return the fish to its tank alive, but that he’d panicked and sold it to a fishmonger instead. “All we got back was the head and the tail,” said a spokeswoman for the aquarium.