OFFBEAT NEWS: A PRETENTIOUS DOCTOR, STUPID CRIMINALS & MORE

Offbeat News: A Pretentious Doctor, Stupid Criminals & More

“Car Conundrum”

A Canadian neurosurgeon who crashed his rare Ferrari F40 in 2012 is demanding British Columbia’s public auto insurer pay an estimated $982,000 citing “insult” to his “sense of dignity.” Dr. Navraj Heran is suing the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia claiming they owe him more money for his accident because the vehicle has been absent from shows and it’s “embarrassing.”

At the time of the accident, he was offered $503,000, but that wasn’t enough for Heran and an arbitrator ruled the payout should total $696,000. The car eventually had to be shipped to Toronto for repairs, upping the payout to $790,000. Now, Heran is asking for $982,000 in his latest civil claim saying it was “unsettling and embarrassing” for him to leave the Ferrari out of his vehicle collection, which he frequently displays to the public. (insert eye roll here)

“The show absence of the vehicle is not a matter the plaintiff should have to repeatedly deal with on a public basis,” says Heran. A judge ruled that his “embarrassment” claim should be struck from his claim as it looks “frivolous.” As of now, the case remains unresolved.


“Boaty McBoatface Beats the Ice”

Boaty McBoatface- the now famous yellow submarine has survived its mission in Antarctica. Boaty traveled under an ice shelf about 1900-feet thick, and returned safely to its launch ship in 48 hours. Boaty’s handlers are planning more expeditions thanks to the success of this one.


“Determined to Run”

A blind Irish runner broke her second Guinness World Record after running 81.09-miles on a treadmill in 12 hours. Sinead Kane previously ran seven marathons in seven days becoming the first blind female to complete a marathon in each continent. She ran the treadmill at the Clayton Hotel Gym in Ireland, beating out the previous record holder by one-point-17 miles. Pretty cool, huh?


STUPID CRIMINALS:

  • An Alabama man has been charged with arson after setting a cockroach on fire in the lobby of his apartment building. Christopher Joseph Reidy was arrested when he set a bulletin board on fire in the lobby because “he was just trying to kill a roach.” Though the building didn’t sustain much damage, Reidy is being charged with a felony count of arson and is held at Madison County jail without bail.
  • Miami police are on the hunt for a man who stole a neighbor’s peacock. Video footage shows the man carry the peacock underneath his arm to his truck as other angry peacocks chase him down. Though residents in the neighborhood aren’t huge fans of the peacocks, they are upset about the theft. They also say the don’t recognize the thief or his truck.
  • Anthony J. Morcilio was busted when police found he was growing pot in his apartment. But how he got busted? Stupid. Apparently, Morcilio had an argument with his girlfriend. Cops were called. When they arrived, they were concerned about the “human cries” they said they heard inside. Morcilio told officers his girlfriend called and split – but they couldn’t locate her. So Morcilio let cops into his pad…and when they were searching, they found seven marijuana plants, 12 bags of medical marijuana candy and marijuana growing equipment. He’s now been hit on a bunch of charges, including distribution of a controlled dangerous substance within 500 feet of a public park and within 1,000 feet of a school. And by the way? His girlfriend was fine and those “cries?” Those were from his crated dog.

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