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Monday, June 12, 2017

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Body-Shamed Woman Just Wants a New Backpack

That poor 70-year-old woman who was cruelly body-shamed as she showered in a gym locker room by former Playboy Playmate Dani Mathers was apparently willing to testify against Mathers if the case came to trial, but Mathers ultimately pleaded no contest instead, so the woman's identity will remain a secret. But, LA City Attorney Mike Feuer has spoken to the victim and has revealed she expressed being humiliated and wanted $60 in restitution - so she could buy a new backpack. Along with showing the woman in the shower, Mathers' infamous Instagram photograph showed the victim's backpack that was hanging there, and it was a way people could identify her. She had to replace that with another backpack." Feuer also says he was struck by the fact that while Mathers secretly taking the photo was illegal in California, disseminating the photo was not. (Los Angeles Times)

The Happiest...Make That Crappiest Place On Earth!

The happiest place on earth didn't exactly live up to its name for 17 guests over the weekend. Down in Disneyland Friday night, 11 adults and six juveniles were hit with fecal matter! Initial reports came in that someone might have thrown it at them, causing a hazmat team to respond. However, it was soon determined that the poor unfortunate souls had actually been hit with goose poop from geese that were flying over the California theme park at the time. The guests were allowed to clean up in a private bathroom, were given new clothes, and returned to the amusement park "healthy and happy," per a tweet from the Anaheim PD. (CBS-LA)

The Guy Who Brought You Pineapple on Pizza Has Died

We don't normally think of pizza as being controversial - well, unless you want pineapple on your slice. Then the passions come out. Well the man who is responsible for inventing the Hawaiian pizza, Sam Panoplouls, has died at the age of 83. Panopoulos moved to Canada from his native Greece in 1954 at the age of 20 and opened a series of restaurants with his brothers. At the time, pizza wasn't really a big thing in Canada and he said back then you pretty much had to go to Detroit to get a pizza and only had three choices of toppings: mushrooms, bacon, or pepperoni. In 1962, Panopoulos topped a pizza with canned pineapple and ham "just for the fun of it, see how it was going to taste." He found it "refreshing," and customers loved it. Panopoulos' Hawaiian pizza has endured, spreading across the globe, but isn't without its detractors. The president of Iceland earlier this year said he's "fundamentally opposed" to pineapple on pizza and suggested banning it. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau quickly defended the dish and outed himself as a fan. An obituary describes Panopoulos as an "unforgettable personality" with a "frank sense of humor" and "booming laugh." (BBC)

We've Got a Place Called Billionaire's Row?

Everybody knows it's darn expensive to live in San Francisco these days, but the cost of real estate may finally be too high for even its wealthiest residents. A mansion in Cow Hollow, a posh neighborhood on the edge of what is known as "Billionaire's Row," has been on the market since 2008 - with an asking price that has actually increased from $27.5 million to $29.5 million. The address is 2820 Scott Street, and the 14,360-square-foot Italian-style villa built in the early 1900s has seven bedrooms, 11 bathrooms, a library, a private courtyard, eight marble fireplaces, stunning views of the Golden Gate Bridge and the Palace of Fine Arts, and yes, living quarters for the hired help. The owners tried to sell the house in an auction in March and started the bidding at $20 million, but no takers. Apparently even the uber-rich think $2,000 or so per square foot is too high. Just for perspective, that price point would put a 500-square-foot home at $1 million. Its current owners, Ken and Dorothy Paige of Paige Glass, bought it in 2005 and took on a serious restoration, including an overhaul of the wiring, plumbing, and heating systems. (Business Insider)

Summer's Here...So Kids Will Die in Hot Cars

In Texas, Kerr County Sheriff Rusty Hierholzer says, "This is by far the most horrific case of child endangerment that I have seen in the 37 years that I have been in law enforcement." He's referring to the arrest of a 19-year-old mother whose toddler girls died after being left overnight in a hot car. Amanda Hawkins arrived at Peterson Regional Medical Center Wednesday with Brynn Hawkins, 1, and Addyson Overgard-Eddy, 2. Hawkins told doctors the girls had collapsed while smelling flowers at Flat Rock Park. Officials soon learned that was a lie and police have pieced together that Hawkins left the girls in an SUV from 9pm Tuesday to about noon the next day while she spent time with friends inside a Kerrville home; the windows were cracked for part of that time, and temps reached about 85 degrees with 96% humidity. Reportedly one of the friends Hawkins was with "told her they could hear the kids crying out in the car and told her to bring them in." She allegedly responded that the girls were fine and would soon cry themselves to sleep. Per a press release, once finding the girls unconscious, Hawkins allegedly put them in a cold bath "and did not immediately want to take the girls to the hospital because she did not want to get into trouble." She was arrested on charges of abandoning or endangering a child and is being held on $70,000 bond. (San Antonio Express-News)

Kinda Sucks When Humans Decide to Do "God's Work"

Be careful music lovers - 45-year-old David Edward Brady has been arrested and accused of taking more than 1,000 doses of fake drugs to the Bonnaroo music festival in Tennessee. He was arrested on a similar charge at the Wakarusa music festival in Arkansas in 2015. But the quantity of bogus drugs was much smaller at Wakarusa. Brady told police he was doing "God's work" by selling fake drugs. According to an arrest warrant, police found about 1,000 hits of fake LSD, 37 pills made to look as if they were Molly (a synthetic drug that alters mood and perception), 22 bags of fake mushrooms, 20 bags made to look like cocaine, and an incense stick made to look like black tar heroin. Coffee County sheriff's investigator James Sherrill arrested Brady on a charge of possession of counterfeit controlled substances. (Arkansas Online)

What the What?

Up in Vancouver, 25-year-old Daniel Dahlberg was enjoying his very first ride on his new, motorized longboard - a ride that ended with a $598 fine. Dahlberg was on his way to work, riding a Boosted Board v2 that he'd purchased just two days earlier, when a Vancouver police officer on a motorcycle pulled him over, then wrote him a ticket. Turns out motorized skateboards and scooters cannot be operated on roads or sidewalks in British Columbia. Technically the ticket was because Dahlberg had no insurance. When he asked the officer where he could get it he was told, "you can't." Dahlberg is returning the skateboard and plans to fight the ticket. (Vancouver Sun)

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