Athens man fears false teeth were eaten by dog: ATHENS— A man told police he fears a dog ate his false teeth after a fight with his roommate.
Police say the 49-year-old man told them his roommate threw the teeth out the door in a fit of rage.
The Athens Banner-Herald reported that police were called to the man’s home on Norwood Circle around 5:40 p.m. Tuesday. The man told officers his 28-year-old roommate grabbed his false teeth off a table and threw them outside.
Police say the teeth are valued at $300.
Glasses look to keep Israeli women out of sight
JERUSALEM — It’s the latest prescription for extreme ultra-Orthodox Jewish men who shun contact with the opposite sex: Glasses that blur their vision, so they don’t have to see women they consider to be immodestly dressed.
In an effort to maintain their strictly devout lifestyle, the ultra-Orthodox have separated the sexes on buses, sidewalks and other public spaces in their neighborhoods.
Their interpretation of Jewish law forbids contact between men and women who are not married.
Walls in their neighborhoods feature signs exhorting women to wear closed-necked, long-sleeved blouses and long skirts.
Extremists have accosted women they consider to have flouted the code.
Now they’re trying to keep them out of clear sight altogether.
The ultra-Orthodox community’s unofficial “modesty patrols” are selling glasses with special blur-inducing stickers on their lenses.
The glasses provide clear vision for up to a few meters so as not to impede movement, but anything beyond that gets blurry — including women. It’s not known how many have been sold.
For men forced to venture outside their insular communities, hoods and shields that block peripheral vision also are being offered.
The glasses are going for the “modest” price of $6.
Police: 911 caller seeking ride for beer arrested
COLUMBIA, Tenn.— When you’re out of beer and need a ride to get some, who you gonna call?
The Columbia Daily Herald reported city police arrested a 67-year-old man after he allegedly called emergency dispatchers at least nine times Aug. 4.
Most of the calls were hang-ups, but a dispatcher said at least once, the caller asked if someone could send him a ride so he could buy beer.
Police Officer Seneca Shield said he told Allen Troy Brooks that if he cooperated, he would just receive a citation.
But authorities said Brooks denied making calls and claimed he didn’t have a telephone. Brooks was arrested and charged with making 911 calls in a non-emergency situation. He was released on bond.
A phone number listed for Brooks was out of service Monday, and no attorney was listed in court records.