And now…

4 Sep

For something completely different.

Two entries from News of the Weird‘s so-called Redneck Chronicles from last Monday’s posting.

  1. Roy Griffin, 60, John Sanborn, 53, and Douglas Ward, 55, were arrested in Deerfield Township, Mich., in July and charged with stealing a 14-foot-long, stuffed alligator from a barn, dragging it away with their truck, and using it to surf in the mud (“mudbogging”).  When the gator’s owner tracked down the three nearby, they denied the theft and insisted that theirs is an altogether-different 14-foot-long stuffed alligator.  (Ward’s blood-alcohol reading was 0.40.)
  2. When deputies in Monroe County, Tenn., arrested a woman for theft in August, they learned that one of the items stolen was a 150-year-old, Vatican-certified holy relic based on the Veil of Veronica (supposedly used to wipe Jesus’s face before the crucifixion).  The painting had been stolen from the closet of a trailer home on a back road in the Tennessee mountains, where a local named “Frosty,” age 73, had kept it for 20 years with no idea of its significance.
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2 Responses to “And now…”

  1. Brandon Foreman September 4, 2011 at 10:55 pm #

    LOL at the first story.

  2. Jaguwar September 22, 2011 at 9:17 am #

    OMG at the second! Treasure in a TRAILER CLOSET? In the backwoods of Tennessee? Wow!

    I recently watched a special Antiques Roadshow, where people found some true treasure they often paid next to noting for. Here’s the link:
    http://video.pbs.org/video/2131179160?starttime=1200000

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