A thief has returned a 255-pound pumpkin that a central Pennsylvania boy won by correctly guessing its weight — along with a note apologizing for the theft.
Nine-year-old Jaiden Newcomer of York won the pumpkin at an Oktoberfest celebration in Windsor Township. He had displayed the giant pumpkin on his family’s porch until it was stolen last week.
But the pumpkin was back on the family’s porch Sunday evening.
The thief also left a note saying: “I’m really sorry about taking your pumpkin, it was wrong of me, you earned the pumpkin, I didn’t think my actions through nor realize who they were affecting. Sincerest apologies.”


AND NOW, ladies and gentlemen, a brand new “ASSHOLE OF THE DAY!”
2-Ply-Toilet-Paper-Annual-AwardAtlanta Police have detained a driver for questioning, after it appears he intentionally ran over a man and then parked on top of him.
According to investigations, a witness, Jonathon Johnson, stated he saw the suspect, Bryan Bush, in the area drinking alcohol and hit the victim with his vehicle.
After striking the victim with his vehicle, Bush drove over the victim and then stopped. He then placed the vehicle in reverse and then backed over the victim who was lying in the roadway. Bush then put the vehicle in drive and drove over the victim again.

The car remained on top of the victim until Johnson removed Bush from behind the wheel of the car.
131021050151_131020050112_ViewDocumentFragment“The victim was still under the vehicle when police arrived,” said Lt. Paul Guerrucci. “All of the specifics are still under investigation.”
The victim was then taken to Grady Hospital where police said he was in “extremely critical condition” for several fractures and a lacerated liver.
A Fulton County arrest warrant was obtained and served to Bush for aggravated battery.

France summoned the U.S. ambassador on Monday to protest allegations in Le Monde newspaper about large-scale spying on French citizens by the U.S. National Security Agency.
imagesThe allegations that the agency was collecting tens of thousands of French telephone records risked turning into a diplomatic row just as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Paris for the start of a European tour over Syria.
“I have immediately summoned the U.S. ambassador and he will be received this morning at the Quai d’Orsay (the French Foreign Ministry),” French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius told reporters on the sidelines of an EU meeting in Luxembourg.
(Apparently the Ambassador was slapped with a glove and challenged to a DUEL! -Ed.)

A man returning from a Halloween party and wearing makeup like the Joker was charged with drunken driving after crashing his car in Pittsfield early Sunday.
ac1d3e367f8cd723400f6a70670029e2Police say 64-year-old Dennis Lalime lost control of his car at about 2 a.m., then struck multiple trees and rocks before coming to a rest. Lalime wasn’t injured.
The Morning Sentinel (http://bit.ly/19WiL8P ) reports that a nearby homeowner heard the crash and called police, who arrested Lalime on an operating under the influence charge.
In his booking photo, Lalime’s face is painted white, with dark circles around his eyes, and his hair is dyed bright green, just like the villain in the Batman series.

US comedian Carol Burnett has been honoured with the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.
_70604489_burnettDame Julie Andrews, Tony Bennett and Tina Fey were among those who performed in her honour at the Kennedy Center for Performing Arts on Sunday.
Burnett’s variety show began in the 1960s and ran for 11 years, averaging 30 million viewers a week.
“This is very encouraging… it was a long time in coming,” Burnett joked as she accepted the prize.
(Here is an example of why the show was so popular!)