Offbeat News for Monday, May 21st

If you’re looking to travel to outer space you’re in luck because an offer is on the table. However there is an awfully large price to pay, but some extras are included.
Condominium owner, Daniel Neiditch is selling his $85-million pad on the 45th floor of the New York City Atelier building- home to some of the most famous celebs. With an astronomical price tag like that the apartment better come with something, which is why the owner is offering two seats for a trip to outer space with the purchase.
The 10-bedroom, 11-bathroom apartment comes with some other perks too. The owner is also giving the buyer two Rolls Royce Phantoms, a Lamborghini, courtside seats to a Brooklyn Nets game for a year, a summer mansion in the Hamptons, a $1-million yacht with docking fees for five years, a live-in butler and private chef. If that wasn’t enough, the complex also comes with a fitness center, swimming pool and basketball courts.
A group of young squirrels are recovering after getting their tails tied together. The six eight-week-old squirrels got themselves tangled up when their tails became covered in sap from a tree. After wrestling around in their nest for a bit the tails got knotted together. Resident Craig Luttman noticed the squirrels’ struggle and describes it as “kind of like a tug of war, going in completely opposite directions.” He called Nebraska Wildlife Rehab who were able to untangle them and remove the sap after giving them a mild painkiller to help with the pain. Director Laura Stastny says some of the squirrels suffered some injuries to their tails, but all six will be released back into the wild in just a few short weeks.
The owners at are facing criminal charges of extortion and laundering for charging people fees to have their mugs removed. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is upset about the website’s “de-publishing fee” (which they’re charging people to remove mugshots from the site). “This pay-for-removal scheme attempts to profit off of someone else’s humiliation,” Becerra says. “Those who can’t afford to pay into this scheme to have their information removed pay the price when they look for a job, housing, or try to build relationships with others. This is exploitation, plain and simple.” Becerra argues that some of the victims were never charged with a crime. Others have asked to have their mugs removed, only to be told no. His office alleges the website brought in at least $64,000 in removal fees from 175 people in California. David Ferucci, attorney for site argues the photos are a matter of public record.
Police in Florida were able to nab their fleeing suspect when his pants fell all the way down to his ankles. Tobias Smith tried to evade cops during an attempted traffic stop and ended up leading them on a chase around town. He seemingly crashed into everything; another car, a power pole, a fence and a barber shop. He then abandoned his vehicle and began to run on foot…until his pants fell to the ground, which gave police just enough time to arrest him. Tobias has been charged with leaving the scene of a crash, fleeing and eluding, driving with a suspended license, and resisting arrest. The barbershop suffered $3-thousand in damages.

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