Offbeat News: A Squirrel Hunter, A Hungry Dog & More

“This is It”

A Michigan couple is expecting their 14th child. Sounds crazy, but what’s even crazier is that the first 13 were all boys. So why are they going for another? They want a girl. And sure, having a 14th child seems like a huge deal, but to Jay and Kateri Schwandt it’s business as usual.

“If you have three, it’s the same as having 10 at this point, if you ask me,” Kateri notes. “It’s more chaos, more noise. It’s nothing we’re not used to at this point.” As for whether it’s a girl or boy, Jay says, “I would live to have a girl, but I just don’t think it’s in the cards.” And get this – they’ve decided to wait until their new bundle of joy arrives to find out the gender.

If it’s another boy… will they try again? “I’m thinking that this is it,” Jay offers. “”It feels like this is going to be it, and we’re going to enjoy every second of it.”

“Location, Location, Location”

In case you missed it, a brilliant Girl Scout set up shop in front of a pot dispensary in San Diego over the weekend. And for her efforts – the unnamed girl sold more than 300 boxes in six hours…and scored roughly $1,500.

“I think our customers loved it,” says Urbn Leaf’s Savannah Rakofsky. “They went out and bought boxes.” The best part? She’s within the rules… well, mostly. She didn’t set up a booth, and was using a wagon – which is good. But being outside of a dispensary? Yeah… they’re not too thrilled.”

Spokeswoman for the unnamed girl’s troop, Alison Bushan says it’s a “gray area.”

For the record, the rules vary by state on whether scouts can take advantage of legal weed stores. In 2014, Girl Scouts of Colorado made it clear it’s not allowed – but for scouts in Oregon? Totally okay. Either way, the idea to sell in front of dispensaries seems to be catching on. “After the news story ran,” Rakofsky adds. “We had more Girl Scouts show up.”

“Hound with a Hankering”

There’s an old saying about if a tree falls in the woods – and no one’s there to hear it, does it make a sound? So if no one’s home except the family dog – how do you know he’s the one who started a fire? Thanks to a little thing called home surveillance cameras.

That’s what a family in Southwick, Massachusetts learned when local firefighters responded to put out the flames. Thanks to a home surveillance cam, we get to see the unnamed family’s golden retriever home with a second golden retriever. Apparently hungry, the dog went to the stove and got up on his hind legs to snatch the flapjacks. That’s when he hit the ignition button on the gas stove.

The good news? The alarm system was working, and it alerted emergency responders who saved the day. There was also minimal damage. As the department points out, “If you have pets or young children in the home look into safety covers for your stove controls.” Bad boy! Good call!

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream”

A Virginia man’s dream led him straight to the lottery jackpot. Victor Amole dreamed about the numbers 3-10-17-26-32 and decided to use them on four identical Cash 5 tickets. The number proved lucky and at $100,000 a pop, Amole earned $400,000. He plans to invest his winnings.


  • If you’re hunting squirrels, it’s best to stay away from schools. A York County Pennsylvania elementary school was placed on lockdown Monday after a squirrel hunter armed with an air rifle came on the property. Police say one person was taken into custody and made it clear that students were not in danger. No word on the squirrels, though.
  • Even though he’s “embarrassed” and “regretful,” Adam Stalmach, better known as the ‘Waste Management Phoenix Open streaker,’ says “It was worth it.” His reason? He made people laugh. He was jailed after the incident on Jan. 31 and was released Monday. Stalmach says, “It sucked. Jail is not fun. It’s not a good idea.” We agree, dude. Stay out of jail.

To hear more ‘Offbeat News’, tune into The Morning Brew with Bob Allen on KMZN 99.5FM/740AM or follow him on Facebook.

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