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Air horn harasser finally arrested

Man had been waking residents every day at 4am with huge horn - and other tall tales

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Air horn harasser finally arrested

Residents of El Segundo, California, are praising local police after they caught a man who has been waking residents with an air horn every morning for the past six weeks. Police say John W Nuggent (above) had rigged a huge horn to his car and would drive around blasting it at 4am. The target of the air horn was a local resident with whom Nuggent had "some sort of dispute", officials said.

78-stone man removed from home

A Mexican man, reported to weigh about 78 stone, has been removed from his home in Aguascalientes for medical treatment. The 32-year-old, identified only as Juan Pedro, is so obese that he has been unable to leave his bed for years. Doctors say he will spend several months in hospital receiving specialised treatment.

Drunk driver sprays Lynx in mouth to fool police

A South Carolina man reportedly tried to trick police who suspected him of drink driving by spraying Lynx body spray into his mouth to mask the smell of alcohol. Having been observed by police spraying the aerosol into his mouth, 45-year-old Patrick David Butler was subjected to three roadside sobriety tests. He was then taken to the police station, where he registered a blood-alcohol level of 0.13, well above the 0.08 limit.

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