Published on December 3rd, 2011 | by Yellow Magpie1
Odd News Stories: Chicken-Rabbit, Guitar Robbed From Coffin And The Facebooking Juror
The Rabbit That Thinks It’s A Chicken
One interesting Finnish rabbit has decided it wants to be a chicken. Otto lives with a rooster and nine hens on a farm.
Otto the rabbit prefers chicken feed to carrots, and likes to sit on the eggs.
Speaking to Reuters, the owner of Otto, Ville Kuusinen stated:
‘When I went to the hen house, I noticed he was sitting on the eggs. Later I watched through the window how he jumped on the beam, failed, tried again and with a lot of practice eventually he stayed up there.’
Although some decidedly non-chicken like traits remain. When strangers enter the chicken pen, Otto bolts for cover. It appears some things are harder to overcome.
Guitar Robber Steals From Coffin
In a bizarre crime, a man may be facing up to ten years in prison after allegedly stealing a guitar from a coffin.
Steven Conrad was accused of taking a Fender Telecaster from a grave at Allouez Cemetery, Green Bay. The guitar was buried with the late Randall Jourdan a guitar player for over four decades.
Reuters reported that the suspect allegedly told a groundskeeper ‘I have to have that guitar. It’s too expensive to be in a crypt.‘
Judge Boots Out Judgemental Facebook Juror
A member of a jury had to be dismissed by a judge after she refused to stay away from the Internet and in particular, Facebook.
The woman posted updates which stated that she wished to contact the accused after the case and also that she wanted to punch a fellow juror that irked her.
Even more bizarre was her decision to post pictures of the shoes of fellow jurors. She even commented that one person’s shoes were ‘chunky running shoes which I am pretty sure are not used for their intended purpose.‘
MSNBC reported that Judge William Froeberg dismissed her from the case stating. ‘It is unfortunate in this day and age that things are taken so lightly, such as trial when people’s lives are at stake.’
He warned the other jurors. ‘The rest of you, I don’t want to have to deal with this again. Stay off the Internet. Don’t talk about this case…And certainly don’t be Facebooking.’