Ferret down the pants: It’s one thing for shoplifters to hide plunder in their pants. But a live ferret?
Police said a homeless man in north Florida did just that. And he made it out the door before being challenged.
Thirty-eight-year-old Rodney Bolton is charged with theft over the $129 animal that police say he took from a pet store in Jacksonville Beach.
A 17-year-old witness confronted Bolton in the parking lot and was bitten by the animal after the man allegedly shoved it in the teen’s face.
That confrontation makes the ferret a “special weapon” under Florida law. So Bolton also faces battery charges for dangerously wielding the animal.
La-Z-Boy auction: A motorized La-Z-Boy used by a man who pleaded guilty to driving it drunk is going up for auction. But police said interested bidders need to keep it off the streets.
The chair, powered by a lawnmower engine, comes equipped with a stereo, cup holders and lights.
Police in Proctor, in northern Minnesota, put the seized chair up for auction on eBay on Thursday. The proceeds will go to the police, state and the prosecuting attorney.
But Chief Walter Wobig cautions that the chair isn’t “street legal,” so any buyer should stick to the living room — or at most a parade.
The former owner, Dennis LeRoy Anderson, pleaded guilty this month to operating the chair while intoxicated. His family is also auctioning on eBay an autographed photo of him riding the La-Z-Boy to help with his fees.