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Jerry Mika received a check in the mail totaling over $2 million. Mika expected to see a $15 refund from the Utah
Department of Commerce and instead received check for $2,245,342. The
teller accidentally put the serial number not the actual amount of the
check. Mika thought about what he could do with the check, but he
returned the check to the bank instead of cashing it.
Truffle hunter Cristiano Savini found an unusual find on his truffle
hunt. He found a 3.3 pound (1.5 kg) truffle. Savini donated the find to
the organizers of the Macau auction. A truffle found in Alba, Italy, the
same size sold for 125,000 euros by a
Hong Kong bidder last year. The 3.3
pound truffles have been the largest discovered since a 5.5 pound
truffle was found in 1954. The
truffle sold for a record $330,000.
According to the Associate Press, a pregnant Minyon Brister began having
contractions when she bent down to put the turkey out of the oven.
Before Brister reached the hospital, Mykayla Jalyin Gaines arrived in
the backseat of her stepfather’s truck. Lucy Brister, Mykayla’s
grandmother, handled the delivery. The baby’s early arrival surprised
the family, because she was not due until Tuesday.
Time for yet another story-telling moment: A Georgia man walked into a bank and tried to deposit a fake $1 million bill. When the bank tellers didn’t open the account for Alexander D. Smith, he started cursing at bank workers. The tellers called the police, who arrested the man on two counts of forgery. The second count of forgery came after police discovered he bought cigarettes from a nearby grocery store with a stolen check. The moral of the story: It’s always good to learn what not to do by the observation of others.
A crew picking up litter up on Interstate 4 in Tampa, Fla., found
60 pounds of fresh Marijuana stuffed in two big garbage bags. The
Florida Highway Patrol said anyone
missing two big bags of pot can call their Tampa area office. This is
one story I would like to have an update on.
Justin T. Veal robbed about a dozen businesses of $10,000 to get “gas money,” but he made sure he didn’t miss curfew or church. His mother set his curfew at 1:30 a.m., and he always made it home by curfew. He robbed the stores to get money to “fix his car, buy jewelry and keep up with everyone else.”
"I had just got hired to two new jobs and
really, I just needed some gas money," he said. "It was the easy way.
Sometimes you never think you're going to get caught."
In Sicily, police arrested a man suspected of being a Mafia
mobster as he watched a television show about the arrest of a Mafia
boss. Police arrested Michele Catalano as he watched the final chapter
of a TV mini-series, “Bosses of Bosses,” recounting the arrest in 1993 of
Cosa Nostra leader Salvatore "Toto"
Riina. Police suspected Catalano of being senior commander serving
under the latest "boss of bosses," Salvatore Lo Piccolo.
Catalano faces charges of drug trafficking and extortion.
SparkNote contributed to this review.
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