Stuffed Tiger Determined to Not be a Threat

Zoo workers prepared tranquiler darts and a thermal imaging helicopter was dispatched amid reports of a white tiger on the loose near an England golf course.

But there was just one problem — it turned out to be a stuffed animal.

Police have launched an investigation into the potential hoax that sent golfers and cricket players scrambling in Hampshire Saturday afternoon.

As the helicopter neared what was first reported to be a dangerous animal in the grassy field, it detected no heat and the stuffy blew over with a gust.

On Saturday, Sussex Police helicopter officials tweeted, “Tiger seen near golf course, concerns for members of the public!”

Then later, another tweet: “Initially there was great concern for the public that a tiger had escaped the local zoo, luckily, it wasn’t real.”

Scary Student

A 13-year-old Florida boy is accused of putting a prescription drug into his teacher’s coffee to get back at her for yelling at him.

Police in Osceola County, Fla., say the school resource officer at Discovery Intermediate School was informed Thursday of rumours that a student had attempted to poison a teacher on Monday.

Police interviewed the boy, who they said admitted that he put one of his prescription Clonidine pills into the teacher’s drink because she yelled at him in class.

Clonidine is often used to treat high blood pressure. It decreases the body’s heart rate and relaxes the blood vessels so blood can flow more easily through the body.

The boy told police he takes the drug to go to sleep.

On Monday, the teacher went home sick, telling two colleagues before she left that she felt nauseous, dizzy and drowsy.

The boy is charged with poison of food with the intent to injure.

Wow, as if teachers in the USA didn’t have enough to worry about already.

Aww, I Really Like Like….

An Israeli couple has taken their love of Facebook to a new extreme: they have named their third child Like, in honour of the button on the social networking site that allows users to express their approval of someone else’s online actions.

Lior and Vardit Adler, who live in Hod Hasharon, told German press agency DPA that giving their children uncommon names is something they like to do.

Their other two children are called Dvash, which means honey in Hebrew, and Pie.

“If once people gave biblical names and that was the icon, then today this is one of the most famous icons in the world,” Lior Adler told DPA.

At least they did not name them status!

Watch Out for Counterfeit Hubcaps

Police in Quebec City have seized more than 3,000 counterfeit hubcaps.

The RCMP announced Wednesday officers searched an auto parts business and two warehouses to find the fake hubcaps, which had well-known trademarks on them such as Cadillac, Audi, BMW, Volkswagen and GM.

Four men were arrested and charges are pending, police said.

Wow, there really is a counterfeiter for everything!

Pay for Booze with an IOU

An Alberta woman who police say is under a court order not to consume alcohol allegedly ordered alcohol and other items from a delivery service and gave the deliveryman an IOU instead of money.

Police in Camrose say a 47-year-old woman placed her order Tuesday night. When the deliveryman arrived, the woman took her items inside and closed the door, police said. After the deliveryman knocked several times, the woman returned and handed him a written note that said she’d pay later, police said.

The driver went to the police station to report it and during their investigation, officers discovered the woman is under a court order to not possess, purchase or consume alcohol.

Police are investigating.

Only in the Great White North, eh?

Glue Gun Assault

Police in St. John’s expect to lay charges in a workplace confrontation that involved an unusual weapon: a glue gun.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary said an employee of Hearn Distributing is believed to have struck a truck driver on May 12 with a piece of metal. The driver was visiting the premises of the Mount Pearl beer-distributing company.

The truck driver then confronted the employee, who in turn responded with a glue gun.

Many CBCNews.ca community members who read the unusual story offered some cheeky quips.

“Stick em up!” wrote holyroodstudios.

Commenter Jasonf6 said it was a good thing the police were called. “It could have turned into a sticky situation.”

berdan riffed on the debate about Canada’s long-gun registry.

“Of course if this glue gun had been properly registered, then this never would have happened.”

“Obviously a case of male bonding!” joked Sentient Human.

Pumpkin eater channeled classic cop TV show Hawaii Five-O. “Scrap-book him, Danno.”

Only in Canada, eh?

New Torture Device for Bad Employees

What the heck is this?

It is the Ostrich!!  For power-naping at work or if you want to get teased forever!

OSTRICH offers a micro environment in which to take a warm and comfortable power nap at ease. It is neither a pillow nor a cushion, nor a bed, nor a garment, but a bit of each at the same time. Its soothing cave-like interior shelters and isolates our head and hands (mind, senses and body) for a few minutes, without needing to leave our desk.