Weird News: Tuesday June 18th

 

A Florida Man was arrested asking an officer to for a screwdriver to start a scooter. The problem was, the scooter didn’t belong to him.

30-year old Raymond Millwater was spotted pushing a 2013 Honda scooter in Clearwater Beach on Wednesday. A witness who saw him called the police.

When an officer approached the Millwater, the Florida Man asked him for a screwdriver to start the scooter and said he didn’t know who owned it.

Police then contacted the owner of the scooter, who said he did not know the Florida Man.

source: https://floridaman.com/asks-cop-to-help-him-start-scooter-he-was-trying-to-steal/

With a population on the wane since the 19th century, the picturesque Irish island of Arranmore is down to its last 469 residents.

Determined to keep their community alive, islanders have taken an unusual step -- writing open letters to the people of the United States and Australia, asking them to consider moving to the island, three miles off the west coast of County Donegal inIreland.

Arranmore, known as Arainn Mhor in Gaelic, boasts towering clifftops, unspoiled beaches, a close-knit community -- and high-speed internet, which community leaders hope will entice remote workers. Earlier this year, the island also opened a shared digital workspace.

"We're the most connected island in the world," Adrian Begley, of Arranmore Island Community Council, told CNN. "So we wanted to send a letter to the rest of the world to say we're here, we're open for business."

The open letters detail the decline of the Arranmore population, explaining: "Traditional industries such as fishing and farming just aren't enough of a draw to keep young people here anymore. It's been a challenge for people to work here. Until now."

"We've a whole host of multi-talented people here, ready to collaborate," the letters read, citing a graphic designer, a mobile games developer, a photographer and an app developer. "Or if you're looking for a change of pace. Why not come here. Your commute, no matter where you are, will only ever be five minutes."

source: https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/ireland-arranmore-island-scli-intl/index.html

A South Carolina woman who police say was driving drunk will not be cited with a DUI because her vehicle of choice was a toy truck.

News outlets quote police as saying that instead they charged 25-year-old Megan Holman with public intoxication.

They say they spotted her cruising down the road in a Power Wheels electric toy truck after a caller reported a suspicious person on the street.

Officers say she was driving about a mile (1.5 kilometers) from her home in Walhalla when they stopped her.

source: https://apnews.com/91e9911f6c7249048291fb7d015f5722?utm_medium=AP_Oddities&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_medium=AP

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