It must be true…
I read it in the tabloids
A California man accidentally set his parents’ house on fire while trying to eradicate a spider infestation with a blowtorch. The 23-year-old later told authorities he was trying to remove black widows and their webs from the brick exterior of the Fresno home. But when he applied the propane flame, it shot through a crack and ignited flammable material, setting a blaze that badly damaged the top two floors of the house. “This is definitely not the preferred method to exterminate spiders in and around your home,” a fire official said.
A Greyhound bus trip from Cleveland to New York City took four and a half hours longer than scheduled after the driver got lost—and refused passengers’ offers to let him use their GPS apps. Passengers said that after a couple of hours, they noticed they were seeing the same sights over and over again as the confused driver went in circles. Travelers offered to loan the driver their GPSs because he did not have his own. But the driver refused help, saying, “We’re going back to the Cleveland terminal, and hopefully you’ll have another driver.” Although no new one was provided, the driver eventually made his way to New York City.
Six armed men in Belgium agreed to postpone a robbery on the advice of a shopkeeper, who had police waiting for them when they returned. When the robbers first held up a store at 3 p.m., the merchant, identified only as Didier, told them to come back at closing time, when he’d have more money. The robbers agreed, but returned early. Didier berated them, saying, “‘You have to buy a watch. It’s 5:30, not 6:30!’” The third time they came, police were waiting. “It was like a comedy,” Didier said.