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How bizarre! How bizarre!
by Thanos Kalamidas
2011-10-08 11:41:44
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N. Korean leader's grandson Facebook pages

bizarre_0001_400Facebook accounts believed to belong to the North Korean leader's grandson have caused a stir in the South. South Korean media discovered accounts thought to belong to Kim Han-sol, the 16-year-old son of Kim Jong-nam, Kim Jong-il's eldest son, on Saturday. According to reports, the posts revealed a teenager who said he was in favour of democracy and that his favourite film was "Love Actually".

Photos showed Kim Han-sol with bleached blonde hair and dressed stylishly. He is now believed to have blocked public access to his social networking accounts after being bombarded with South Korean media attention, the Korea Herald reported. Kim Han-sol's sense of fashion has provoked considerable interest in the South Korean media, with Facebook photos showing him wearing rimmed glasses, earrings and a pendant in the shape of a cross.

A photo taken with a young woman has attracted interest because Mr Kim captioned it with the comment: "I'm going to miss you so much", a South Korean paper reported. The unidentified girl replied: "I love you too, yeobo." ''Yeobo'' is a term of endearment that husbands and wives in Korea use to address each other, the paper explained. And in one post, the teenager is said to have asked fellow students if they preferred democracy or communism - and said he preferred democracy.  Kim Han-sol is believed to live with his father, Kim Jong-nam, in China and also in the former Portuguese territory of Macau.

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Drunken driver arrested amid patrol station fill-Up


An Ramsey County deputy tells FOX 9 News he recently made one of the easiest drunken driving arrests in his career after a repeat drunk driver pulled up to the private pumps at the patrol station to top off his tank. "I've seen a lot of unique things," said Deputy Rob Wilkinson, a 7-year veteran of the Ramsey County Sheriff's Department. "There are a lot of good people that make stupid decisions. It baffles the mind sometimes." Yet, with all of the strange things he has seen, this latest arrest marks the first time a drunken driver has ever come to him.

"This would go down as the easiest arrest I've ever made," he said. Wilkinson was going to fill up his squad car at the patrol station in Arden Hills at the end of his shift on Wednesday night when he noticed a car parked at the private pumps that he did not recognize. "I didn't think much of it, because it's not uncommon for people to get lost and find their way back there," he said. In this case, the driver -- identified as Jonathan Gould -- certainly was lost. In fact, he told Wilkinson he thought he was at a gas station in Anoka, which is 15 miles away. His other answers were just as sobering, Wilkinson said.

"I asked him to get out of the car. He had to brace himself against the car to get his balance and nearly stumbled," Wilkinson recalled. "The car was in neutral, and it started rolling when he got out." After failing a field sobriety test, Wilkinson took Gould into the patrol station, where he blew a .25 on a Breathalyzer test. To make matters worse, Gould had crashed into the gate at a National Guard facility down the black so violently that another deputy found his license plate still wedged in the fence. "It's somewhat humorous someone would be arrested for DWI at a police station, but fortunately it happened here and not after he hit somebody on the road," Wilkinson said.

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Man who saw crash assaulted by driver, passenger


Police in Waterloo say a man who witnesses a car accident was beat up by the car’s driver and passenger after he called police. KWWL-TV reported  the accident happened early Thursday morning when a car lost control and hit a city bench. Police say a 60-year-old man saw the accident and called police. The man followed the car until it broke down a short distance later.

Police say when the man told the driver and the passenger he had called police they assaulted him and ran from the area. The witness was taken to a local hospital. Police say they impounded the car and are looking for its occupants.

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Car left mangled after colliding with train in Muncie


bizarre_0004A Muncie man was injured Wednesday afternoon when his car collided with a moving train near the Muncie Mall. Police say Michael L. Haskett, 54, was transported from the scene of the crash to IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital, where he was treated for possible head and neck injuries. The crash occurred about 2 p.m. on the tracks at McGalliard Road and Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. Steve Watkins, a patrolman with the Muncie Police Department, said witnesses reported they had stopped at the crossing for the approaching Norfolk Southern train when a westbound silver Chevrolet Impala driven by Haskett sped past in an apparent attempt to beat the southbound locomotive.

The train collided with the vehicle's passenger side bumper and front tire, reportedly causing the locomotive to drag the car -- a rental vehicle from Hertz -- several feet away from the intersection, where it came to a rest in a mangled heap on the east side of the tracks. Mike Franz, who was working outdoors nearby at Oak Motors, 3001 N. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., said he didn't witness the collision, but he certainly heard it. "I just heard a train whistle, and then I heard a 'ka-boom,'" Franz said. "The train was almost all the way across. I don't know how you could avoid seeing that."

Haskett, according to Watkins, was alert and conscious when emergency personnel arrived on the scene. Muncie police Sgt. Jay Turner said Haskett was lucky he wasn't fatally injured. "If you look at it, the train's never really in the wrong in these types of situations," Turner said.


   
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