• Police in Sabadell, Spain, slapped Ivan Gonzalez with a $135 fine for eating a croissant while riding his bicycle. Gonzalez was ticketed with reckless driving, which will cost him points on his driver’s license.
• Security at Heathrow Airport in London seized a miniature gun from a doll of the “Toy Story” cowboy Woody. But they did allow the owner to board his flight with the doll.
• Two paramedics in Wales have been banned from that profession after refusing to transport Sarah Thomas to a hospital after she called emergency dispatch. Thomas had had her pituitary gland removed during surgery for a brain tumor, but David Glover and Michael Davies didn't ask about any of that. Nor did they check her vital signs, even though she was having trouble breathing and staying conscious. They told her she just had a stomach bug and left her in her home, where she died. Doctors said if she’d gotten prompt treatment Thomas would have lived.
Charles Oliver is a staff writer for The Daily Citizen.