A Connecticut State trooper got a Memorial Day treat after bumping into CHiPs Star, Erik Estrada.
Estrada, 68, was traveling through Bradley Airport when he stopped for a quick snap with one of Connecticut State’s finest, Trooper Cummings.
“Sorry John, it’s Ponch & Trooper Cummings now!” Connecticut State Police captioned the photo on Facebook Monday.
Estrada is no stranger to law enforcement, he currently serves as a reserve LAPS police officer – and a well-off one at that – He is estimated to have a net worth of around $4 million dollars.
VIA: A northeast Missouri firefighter is dead and another injured after a rollover crash involving a fire truck.
That incident happened just before 6:15 p.m. Monday on Highway 15, three miles north of Memphis.
Dr. Jeff Davis, Scotland County coroner, told KTVO the truck was on its way to a fire when the crash happened.
The two men involved were a part of the Memphis Volunteer Fire Department.
Both were ejected from the fire truck.
One of the men was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:51 p.m. by Scotland County Sheriff Wayne Winn.
The other firefighter involved was transported to Scotland County Hospital by ambulance.
He was then flown to University Hospital in Columbia where he is listed in serious condition.
At this time, the crash is still under investigation.
Investigators are not releasing the names of the firefighters yet.
Keaton Tilson, a vehicle mechanic with the U.S. Army stationed at Fort Hood, waited at the airport for two days on standby hoping to get a flight out to visit his family in St. Louis over the Memorial Day weekend, but after multiple tries, no luck, that is until a complete stranger stepped in.
Josh Rainey observed a uniformed Tilson being denied standby boarding. That’s when he approached the discouraged soldier and offered him his plane ticket. But the story didn’t end there, the pair soon learned airline rules forbid travelers from flying using someone else’s ticket.
“Got discouraged. Apologized. He thanked me. I walked away, and I called my wife, which I would do in a situation like that to kind of ask for her advice, and we agreed both that it was the right thing to do to go back and buy the ticket,” Rainey said on Monday. “I’m very appreciative, because if it wasn’t for him, I probably wouldn’t be here right now. Honestly, I feel like I would still be at the airport, because it’s Memorial Day weekend,” Tilson said. h/t
Tiger Woods claims prescribed meds led to DUI arrest in South Florida.
“I understand the severity of what I did and I take full responsibility for my actions,” Woods said in a statement. “What happened was an unexpected reaction to prescribed medications. I didn’t realize the mix of medications had affected me so strongly.”
The once phnom golfer Woods was arrested early Monday on charges of driving under the influence in Jupiter, near his South Florida home, sheriff’s deputies said.
(FOX5) – A tow truck driver fired from his job after he says he stopped an out-of-control vehicle from barreling into the Las Vegas Strip is gainfully employed again.
Anthony Garcia will be back on the road thanks to PCCU Towing, which interviewed Garcia and hired him. He is due to begin work Monday.
Garcia told FOX5 he was ousted from his job at Quality Towing and subsequently barred from collecting unemployment benefits because his supervisors viewed his actions on the Interstate 15 exit ramp to Spring Mountain Road as a use of deadly force.
According to Garcia, he drove his tow truck into a vehicle that had been traveling erratically. Moments before, Garcia stopped to see the vehicle with a driver unconscious inside. He believes the driver experienced a medical episode and that his foot limply hit the accelerator. Continue reading
VIA: This is the Houston love story that is making international news.
A well-meaning Romeo was hoping to surprise his girlfriend with a gorgeous bouquet of flowers, but soon learned he bought her a bushel of purple kale instead.
Jailyn told the Daily Mail she and her boyfriend Jamarcus have been together for nearly a year.
On Monday, he arrived to Jailyn’s house with what he thought was a giant purple flower.
It turns out, it was the leafy cabbage instead. Continue reading
VIA: The Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office gave a big shout out to an elderly man who saved his wife from an aggressive robber.
Just after 10:00 a.m. Monday, officers posted the gist of the story on Twitter.
They say that 82-year-old Yousef protected his wife from the attacker and was actually able to detain him until officers arrived.
The Sheriff’s Office spoke very highly of Yousef.
“Many times we meet citizens we see as heroes,” officials wrote on Twitter.
Way to go, Yousef! This world needs more heroes like you!
Stupid is as stupid does: Specifically, the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office, which titled its post, “Smile – Thanks to a Quick Thinking OCSO Deputy – You’re Being Facetimed Using a Stolen Phone!”
Which brings us to the case of 18-year-old Chandler Ridge Carlyle, who police say asked to borrow a man’s phone while at a friend’s house to “call for a ride home,” but forgot that “borrowing” involves returning the thing you have borrowed.
Stung by the $600 loss, the victim reported the theft to police, reports the Palm Beach Post. A deputy at first texted the stolen phone, identifying himself and demanding its return. When that didn’t work, he made a FaceTime call to the phone—and snapped a picture of the man who answered. Carlyle stands charged with grand theft. Continue reading
VIA: Taken at the Santa Cruz Hospital, a Brazilian hospital in Rio Grande do Sul, the baby’s nurses are seen completely stunned as the unnamed newborn pumps her legs in a walking motion.
According to the midwife featured in the video, she was attempting to give the baby a bath, but states the baby only wanted to get up and walk.
The revealing video, uploaded on Facebook by Arlete Arantes, has been shared over 1.6 million times and has received more than 72 million views, according to Tech Times.
Some of the commenters are equally as in awe as the nurses who witnessed the action, while others have dismissed the video explaining the motion is a natural reflex in newborns.
According to Dr. Kenneth Wible from Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics in Kansas City, newborns who place one foot in front of the other, the “walking” motion, are exhibiting the stepping reflex, which can be attributed to “human’s primitive instinct” to move. Continue reading
VIA: Roads are indeed a vital part of our lives, but often the many roads we travel are not in a good shape—full of potholes these “lifelines” are waiting for some quick recovery!
Many people across the world have started taking initiative to fix these “decaying” roads, by planting beautiful flowers in the potholes. Recently, many such photos have gone viral.
Though some experts argue that such “decorated potholes” are more dangerous, if not illegal! But these photos very clearly highlight the issue that every government should pay enough attention to the betterment of their country’s roads. Continue reading