TAMPA, FLORIDA POLICE CALLED AFTER HOCKEY FANS SCREAM “SHOOT!”
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Hockey fans can be an excitable bunch, especially when the Stanley Cup is on the line. Police in Tampa, Florida found that out the hard way last week when they responded to a complaint from a neighbor about the people next door. Police say the neighbor reported hearing people shouting “shoot! shoot!” — so authorities showed up to see if there was something going on. There was: Game 3 of the Stanley Cup final between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Dallas Stars. Devon Garnett says he and two of his buds were watching and were urging their team to shoot the puck more. After talking to Garrett and his pals, police determined there was no crime — other than a lack of offense.
ARGENTINE LAWMAKER SUSPENDED FOR ACTING UP DURING VIRTUAL CONGRESSIONAL SESSION
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Acting out during a video conferencing call at work get eyes to rolling. But in Argentina, the head of a lawmaker may end up rolling for what he was seen doing during a virtual session of congress. As legislators debated bills, Juan Emilio Ameri was seen canoodling with his wife. People tuning in to the session saw him pull his wife’s shirt — and kiss one of her breasts. The House president interrupted the session to report what he called “a serious offense by a deputy.” Ameri was suspended and a committee has been formed to consider his expulsion. For his part, Ameri says he’s ashamed that his actions toward his wife ended up in one of those little video boxes. But he says he was just showing his wife affection after she had breast implants a few days earlier — and wanted to see the results. He also says he didn’t think his internet connection was on - so he thought he wouldn’t be seen.
RAT WINS BRITISH AWARD FOR ANIMAL BRAVERY
LONDON (AP) — For many people, rats are considered pests. But to a British animal charity, one rat is considered a hero. Meet Magawa, a giant African pouched rat. It has been awarded a top civilian award for animal bravery. Magawa has been cited for searching out live landmines in Cambodia. It’s the first time the citation for heroism has gone to a rat. The charity, PDSA, credits Magawa’s “lifesaving bravery and devotion” with discovering 39 landmines — and 28 other pieces of unexploded ordinance over the past seven years. More than 60 million people in 59 countries are threatened by landmines and unexploded ordinance. Nearly 7,000 people have been killed or hurt from encountering them.