In Other News

June 19, 2014

In Other News, 6/19

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Hospitals buy special fridges to store overweight bodies as obesity crisis escalates

Britain’s obesity crisis is so serious that hospitals are buying specialist equipment to keep bodies cool because they are too large to fit into mortuary fridges. Hospitals are also having to widen corridors, buy reinforced beds and lifting equipment to cope with the growing numbers of obese patients coming though their doors. — The Telegraph

Drunken man annoys Taco Bell workers, pretends to be police officer

Anne Arundel County, Md., police arrested an intoxicated man after he got belligerent in the drive-through of a Taco Bell, then lied to officers about himself being a police officer. Police responded to a call at the restaurant, where they found Robert Knickerbocker repeatedly blowing the horn of his Mercedes 300D. Staff said he’d ordered food but refused to pull up to the window and instead began blowing his horn and cursing them. Knickerbocker was issued five traffic citations and charged with DWI and impersonating a police officer. — WBALT-TV

Beaver attacks, pulls man out of kayak

A beaver jumped out of Irondequoit Creek in New York and attacked a man in a kayak, knocking him into the water last Tuesday. The victim, Michael Cavanaugh of Lima, N.Y., is recovering after being treated in the hospital for bite wounds on his back and deep puncture wounds on his arm. He is also being treated for rabies as a precaution. BayCreek Paddling Center trainer Nate Reynolds saw part of the attack. “I heard my name called out from the shop and I ran out the door to see a guy getting pulled into the water,” Reynolds said, describing the attack. "It was like watching a horror film.” — WHAM

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