WTFery in the News: 06-Aug-2014

Boy, 6, drives toy ATV onto NYC parkway – Just last week I posted a link to an article about a 3 year old who crashed a car into a house. Well, I think I may have just found his older brother! This 6 year old decided to take his toy car onto a real highway:

A 6-year-old boy is safe after driving his toy ATV onto a New York City highway.
Authorities say the child rode the battery-powered toy onto the Bronx River Parkway around 7 p.m. Sunday.
He was on an outing with his family in a Mount Vernon park when he disappeared. Relatives immediately notified police.
The Journal News says that Westchester County police began receiving 911 calls less than an hour later about the boy. Police say he drove on a street near the park and took a ramp onto the parkway headed northbound.


Man accused of putting needles in packaged meat
– A man decides – “just for the hell of it” – to tamper with food by inserting sewing needles in raw meats. Thank God no one was hurt.

The criminal complaint filed Wednesday against Ronald Avers said one buyer of boneless chuck roast at the Shop ‘n Save store in Belleville just east of St. Louis later bit into one of the needles, and a needle slipped into a steak stuck another customer.
FBI Special Agent Daniel Cook, in an affidavit filed with the criminal complaint, wrote that Shop ‘n Save alerted him July 9 of the tampering, which dated to May of last year, when a customer first reported finding a needle in a package of ground beef. Roughly four months later, Cook wrote, a store employee found a needle sticking out of a package of pork chops. Customers later reported finding needles in everything from ground beef to roasts and steaks.

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