Monday 2/27/12

Human Interest News   —   Posted on February 27, 2012

A plainclothes officer in Sussex, England, spent 20 minutes looking for himself.
Searching for a suspected burglar, an undercover cop kept following the directions of the operator of surveillance cameras who told him a person lurking in the area was acting suspiciously.

The operator directed the officer, who was on foot patrol, as he followed the “suspect” on camera last month, telling his colleague on the ground that he was “hot on his heels”.

He kept following the operator’s directions, before realizing he was the suspicious character — and was chasing himself.

Moms, this is why you should never throw out your kids’ sports cards.

A Michigan family is $10,000 richer after finding the Holy Grail of football cards while cleaning out a farmhouse following the death of a relative.

The 1894 card — featuring a picture of Harvard’s John Dunlop, without his name — is considered the rarest football card in the world.

Just call her “Sarge.”

A 51-year-old woman has become one of the oldest people ever to go to through Army basic training.

Sgt. Sandra Coast was allowed to enter the Army at an advanced age because she had already served in the Navy in the 1980s

A Canadian man’s dog is offered a credit card — 10 years after she died.

Kelly Sloan, who lives in Sarnia, Ontario, found the letter from Capital One while leafing through his mail last week. It urged “Spark Sloan” to apply for a special credit card offer, The Observer newspaper reported.

Spark, the family dog, died at age 13.

“They’ve got the right name, the right address, and it’s a heck of a deal,” Sloan joked to The Observer. “She can apply online today, and I guess, get her card.”

Had Spark gotten the card, she likely would have spent some of her new dough on a hula hoop, he said.

When contacted by The Observer, Capital One apologized for their mistake.

“We do comb through to make sure we’re sending them to the appropriate people, but obviously there’s an error here and we apologize,” Capital One representative Laurel Ostfield told the newspaper.

It was real cops — not just the fashion police — who busted a Florida man for wearing a woman’s watch.

Igor Adrian Ramos, 37, was charged with grand theft for allegedly pocketing a Long Island woman’s $6,500 Rolex after she left it behind at the Fort Lauderdale airport security line.

When sheriff’s deputies busted Ramos at his condo, he was wearing the stolen watch, officials said.


From The New York Post and Des Moines KCCI Channel 8.