Charlie Brown! He’s Such A Clown!
You may not know 56-year-old Peter Robbins but chances are you know his voice. He was the voice of Charlie Brown in several of the Peanuts TV specials including “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Well Robbins has been arrested in San Diego after authorities say he stalked someone. He was busted at the San Ysidro Port of Entry this weekend after a background check revealed an active warrant out for his arrest. Robbins is charged with allegedly making a threat to cause great death or bodily injury and stalking. The victim’s name has not been released. (TMZ)
Naked in the Snow… For Facebook!
A British woman has apparently started a Facebook craze for people to brave the Arctic weather and pose naked in the snow. 40-year-old Leanne Myers stripped to her undies to pose for a picture playing guitar in the snow with 25-year-old neighbor Danielle Smith. In an attempt to give a laugh to her co-workers, she posted the picture on a Facebook page she set up and called it: “Let’s get naked in the snow!” She then invited friends to strip off for their own photos in the snow – and hundreds people have already taken up the challenge in just a few days. She told reporters, “It is totally amazing, I really had no idea it would take off like this! People have really embraced it, and a lot of the pictures are of friends of friends, but now there’s some coming in from people I don’t know. I’ve had interest from Abu Dhabi and America and people messaging me saying ‘we’re not in Wiltshire, can we send in a pic?’” Leanne says they are welcome from anywhere, as long as they are kept tasteful.” Nearly 8,000 people have “liked” the Facebook page and Myers is now hoping to use it as a fund-raiser for local charities. (Ananova)
We Have the Technology! We’re Going to Scan You!
The NYPD will soon deploy new technology allowing police to detect guns carried by criminals without using the typical pat-down procedure. Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said the department just received a machine that allows police to view concealed weapons from a distance. A video image aired at a Police Foundation breakfast Wednesday showed an officer, clad in a New York Jets jersey and jeans, with the shape of a hidden gun clearly visible under his clothing when viewed through the device. The department will begin testing the high-tech device for use on the street. It’s enough to be placed in a police vehicle or stationed at a street corner where gunplay has occurred in the past. (New York Daily News)
And the Irony Gods Had a Conniption!
How’s this for irony. Texas billionaire The Texas billionaire Tilman Fertitta– who owns the Golden Nugget Atlantic City casino — has to pay a $15,000 fine — FOR GAMBLING! Yep, Fertitta was cited for playing blackjack at two other Atlantic City casinos last year. That violates a law that bars holders of a key casino employee license from gambling in Atlantic City. Golden Nugget general manager Tom Pohlman says Fertitta feels bad because he genuinely didn’t know about the ban. Fertitta can gamble in Vegas — just not at his own casino. (NJ.com)
Bizarre Circus Slaves
Police in Italy rescued two teenage sisters from a circus which forced one of them to swim with flesh-eating piranhas for the amusement of guests! While the 19-year-old sister swam in a transparent tank with piranhas, the younger, 16-year-old was forced into another container where the circus staff tossed snakes at her. She was injured by one of the snakes. The three Italians who ran the circus were arrested and accused of forcing the sisters to live in virtual slavery. The suspects say it’s not slavery at all because the women were paid $150 bucks a week. (Yahoo News)
This article was written by CARL LAMAR