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Elderly nun shames a thief, and more

An elderly nun retrieved a stolen wallet from a petty thief by using the authoritative tone of voice she’d perfected over five decades of reprimanding naughty schoolchildren.

Elderly nun shames a thiefAn elderly nun from Pittsburgh retrieved a stolen wallet from a petty thief by using the authoritative tone of voice she’d perfected over five decades of reprimanding naughty schoolchildren. In full view of several witnesses, the thief reached into the open window of a parked car to steal the wallet. At that point, the 5-foot-3 nun, Sister Lynn Rettinger, approached and informed the man firmly: “You need to give me what you have.’’ The shamefaced thief handed Rettinger the wallet, apologized for his behavior, and hurried away.

Britney Spears favors cryogenicsBritney Spears wants to be frozen after her death, says the London Sun. A source says the troubled singer recently became fascinated with cryogenics, after hearing that Walt Disney had his body frozen. Spears’ father, Jamie, who controls her estate, is “happy to let Brit have her little obsessions’’ if it keeps her out of bigger trouble, the source says, and may even agree to let Britney invest in the Alcor Life Extension Foundation. “We’re only talking about $350,000 tops,’’ says the source. “Much more than that and he may change his mind.’’

Bank robbers reduce bank to rubble but ATM remains intactA gang of German bank robbers trying to blow open an ATM machine used too much explosive and destroyed the entire bank. The blast reduced the bank building in the village of Malliss to rubble and damaged cars more than 100 yards away, yet the targeted ATM machine was left completely intact. “Something evidently didn’t work the way the robbers wanted it to,’’ said a police spokesman.

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