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Don't try this at home -- or elsewhere!


UPI News Service, 01/30/2011 

Don't try this in at home: Shoveling snow.

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In Danbury, Conn., people are at least nominally discouraged from shoveling snow as evidenced by the case of Nelio Nery, who was spied shoving snow from his driveway onto a city street. When informed by a snowplow driver this was illegal, Nery faced off with the snowplow, refusing to get out of its way, The Hartford Courant explained. By the time all was said and done, Nery was arrested for disorderly conduct for his act of civil disobedience. He was also cited for illegal distribution of frozen water crystals.

In the Not Recommended at College Department: This week California State University math Professor Tihomir Petrov was arrested for urinating on a rival professor's office door, the Los Angeles Times reported.

It might also be said, Don't Try This On Camera. The professor was allegedly caught in the act by hidden cameras put in place after college officials wondered about the origin of previous puddles of urine. Attorney Garret Weinrieb called Petrov "a man of impeccable character," and said he would be duly defended in court.

Don't Try This on your Honeymoon: In Rome, a woman is filing for divorce after her husband brought his mother along on their honeymoon.

ANSA reported the woman complained her husband's "excessive ties" to mom "made it impossible to establish a healthy conjugal relationship."

Don't Try Stealing a Truck in Denver without first checking to see if the owner is sleeping in the back.

Terry Bannick was, apparently, catching a snooze in the back of his 1993 Ford F-150 when he heard a cab door open and close. The alleged thief, Darwin Brown, did not stop for 2 1/2 hours, as Bannick called the police on his cellphone, but had trouble describing his location due to limited visibility from the back of the vehicle.

Brown was later charged with auto theft and possession of marijuana, The Denver Post reported.

Lastly, Don't Try This if your home is in North Carolina: A man was cited for discharging a home-made cannon in in Lincolnton, N.C., in celebration of a victory by the Pittsburgh Steelers football team.

Neighbors complained and Bobby Wayne Blanton was found to be in possession of the cannon, black powder and muzzle-loading propellant pellets, the Gastonia, N.C., Gazette reported.

He was cited for violation of a city ordinance. However, there was no mention in the report as to whether or not it was a crime to fire a cannon in the city after a Carolina Panthers victory.


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