Trending Topics 7/14- Trapped in the ATM, Dirty Disasters, Edgy Homes, and MORE!

July 14th, 2017

ITS FRIDAY FRIDAY GOTTA GET DOWN IT's FRIDAY!!! Its our second day back after Brian's Big Break, and we've got some WEIRD and WILD stories for you this morning to get you through the day!!

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Man trapped in ATM slips notes to customers begging for help

From the minds that brought you R. Kelly's Powerful "Trapped In The Closet" saga comes a chilling new real-world drama: Trapped in the ATM! In Houston this week, a contractor at a Bank of America Branch became trapped in an ATM without his phone while performing maitenance to the machine. Corpus Christi police Lt. Chris Hooper says the contractor became stuck Wednesday when he was changing a lock to a Bank of America room that leads to the ATM. The unidentified contractor, who had left his cellphone in his truck, encountered a problem with the lock. He passed notes through the ATM receipt slot to customers retrieving cash. One read, “Please help. I’m stuck in here …,” before imploring people to call his boss. A customer called police, who heard a faint voice coming from the ATM. An officer kicked in the door to the room, freeing the man. Yikes!

Police: Man shot while dragging raccoon to crab pot; suspect arrested

An update to a story we brought you a while back from Brian's home state of Washington!!!! The man who shot another man on the side of the road who had been dragging a raccoon has finally been arrested!!! Kevin Schumacher, 28, was arrested Tuesday. He is accused of running the man over and shooting him in the leg June 25 near Belfair. The two men had gotten in a confrontation over the dead critter in June. A Washington based news station obtained video of the man talking to a driver, who was not involved in the shooting. The man, while dragging the raccoon, told the driver he was going to put it in his crab pot. Brian told me he's REALLY surprised that neither of these people went to high school with him!!

Couple’s ‘Dirty Dancing’ lift goes terribly wrong

Intern Matt Here: If you want some advice for me for getting the "Perfect" dirty dancing lift, you may want to play it like my sisters and practice it in a safer environment than a grassy hillside, like a nice pool, lake, mattress, foam pit at a gymnastics place, anything that might help you from not ending up like this british couple who literally knocked each other out after practicing the famous Patrick Swayze lift from Dirty Dancing for their upcoming wedding. The pair has watched the ’80s cult classic more than 30 times and wanted to do the lift on their big day. After a few beers out at the pub, they decided to give it a go. But, as alcohol usually does with any sort of physical stunt, it goes awry. They had to be rushed to the hospital after the incident, where doctors at the hospital laughed when she told them how the accident happened. Thankfully, the couple was only left with bruises after the incident. After this flub, the bride-to-be said “I think we’re going to go for a slow one for our first dance."

Lafayette home teetering on edge of cliff asks $850K

Looking for an "Edgy" new pad in the heart of the bay area????? Look no further than this trendy four-bed, three-bath midcentury house with an undisclosed address in Lafayette that just went on the market for $850k!! The best part!!! It's currently uninhabitable for the fact it's on the verge of falling off a cliff!!!!!!! This rather "interesting" fixer upper is probably just a more serious sign of the housing crisis in the bay area, which has quickly become one of the most expensive, overly gentrified places to live in the US. According to the realator, the listing says, "Grand home on a quiet cul-de-sac has met misfortune. This is not for the faint of heart. Landslide at the rear of the home, house is currently red tagged. Geotechnical report available. Do the hard work and benefit from a incredible view of Mt. Diablo. Home is priced to reflect the cost of repairs. Will you be the one to restore this majestic home to it's prior glory? Nice flowing floor plan." Even Though $850k seems steep, this is a steal in Lafayette, where vacant lots can sometimes cost more than this condemned house. For perspective, the California Association of Realtors estimates that the average California home now goes for about $550,000, while the average Bay Area home runs $890,000.

Washington man mows ‘A HOLE’ into lawn with arrow pointing at neighbor’s house — and it's caught on Google Earth 

Some News from Brian's Home State!!!!!!! If you thought your neighbors were petty, be glad they're not the ones who immortalized your house with a nicely mowed written note that says "A-Hole" pointing to your apparently gaudy purple house on Google Earth's Sattelite maps. It’s unclear when the insult of celestial proportions was mowed into the lawn. Images can sometimes be several years old. This story started to gain traction as the location went viral on the maps service. When homeowner Cindy Zechenelly reached for comment Thursday morning, said she was aware that the image was going viral, adding “I’d just as soon let it die.” Neighbors complained nearly as soon as the Zechenelly’s house was repainted in 2009 that the purple color was distracting — referring to it as “Barney,” in honor of the fictitious purple dinosaur. Other neighbors signed a petition seeking property tax relief from Washington’s Clallam County because the building towered over others in the area. Honestly, I don't get why this is receiving so much flack as a house - I dig the color and the owner's persistence to keep it loud and proud!!

Wisconsin Craigslist ad seeks photographer for wedding, wedding night sex

Hey Freelancers!!! If you're really desperate for a wedding photo gig and don't mind some voyeuristic experiences, this craigslist ad might be for you!! According to the ad, it reads "Hello, my fiance and I are getting married later this year and are looking for a wedding photographer. We are hoping someone will document the whole day from beginning to end. We are specifically hoping someone will document the end, which we are finding difficult to find someone who will. We have both saved ourselves for marriage and understand our first time will be awkward but do not think it will be that much more awkward for the photographer to be there and we'd really like it documented (in a beautiful and tasteful way)." While it may be an incredibly awkward scarring experience, hey - its money!!!

Australian man has big toe replace thumb after bull accident

In a feat of Frakenstein proportions, an Australian man has a rather stubby new thumb thanks to doctors and his big toe, which will now reside on his hand after an accident with a bull at his job of a cattle worker in which he lost his thumb. Zac Mitchell, 20, said "The bull was coming through the yard and it run me over…my boss said, 'Is your head or your hand bleeding?'" Workers on the farm immediately tried to save his thumb by placing it in a cooler with cold beers. He was then airlifted to the hospital where surgeons tried twice -- with no success -- to reattach his thumb. "It is a bit of a crazy idea — they [patients] do not want to be injured in another part of their body," Lead plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Nicklin told the BBC. "Even if you have got four good fingers, if you do not have something to pinch against them, your hand has lost a huge amount of its function," Nicklin said. Mitchell said he plans to return to working on a farm after his 12-month rehabilitation period. He added that losing his big toe hasn't impacted his life and ability to work in a major way. 

Man caught sneaking into Tiger Stadium with prostitute

Rawr!!!! Easy there tiger!!! A Man in Louisana was caught sneaking into LSU's football stadium with a prostitute. The couple used a mechanical ladder on the side of the stadium to scale themselves into the bowl. 36 year old Lucien Hamilton admitted to soliciting the prostitute and has been charged with unauthorized entry into a place of business in addition to the solicitation charge. 

 

 

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