Read the true stories and find them suitable headings (A-J).
An example (0) has been done for you.
A. Go home and wait
B. Huge criminal record
C. Unexpected guests in the car
D. Hotel’s loud snorers
E. Wrong place, wrong time
F. Call us for assistance
G. Protection from burglars
H. Closing down Denny’s
I. Pets in the trunk
J. Knowledge helps to escape
(0) E Darnell Madison was shot and killed in March in Homewood
when he burst into a motel room intending to rob the seven men
he had seen with a large amount of money. He was unaware they
were armed police officers working on another case.
When Al Asbaty returned to his car after shopping, he was
startled to find out that thousands of bees were building a hive
inside his Mercedes. Due to the sunny weather he had left the
windows rolled down allowing a queen bee to fly in, followed
by about 20,000 of her faithful servants. At last a bee expert
Tom Fuscalo managed to drive the insects into an artificial hive.
Denny’s restaurants are always open 24 hours a day. When they
decided to close last Christmas (first time ever), they realized
that a lot of doors did not have locks. Most of those that did have
locks, no one knew where to find the keys!
Shortly after the 911 emergency number became available, an
elderly and quite ill lady appeared in a Rochester hospital
emergency room, having driven herself to the hospital and
barely managing to stagger in from the parking lot. The horrified
nurse said,” Why didn’t you call the 911 number and get an
ambulance?” The lady said,” My phone doesn’t have an eleven”.
FBI and Florida authorities arrested Paul Flasher who
had been sentenced to five years in prison in 1990 for grand theft
but who had never been jailed.
Flasher said he had gone home from the sentencing
hearing and “sat tight”, just as his lawyer had instructed, waiting
for notification to report to prison. Authorities forgot him for 12
A 71-year old man fell off a dock into the jaws of an alligator
and escaped. “I wasn’t a bit afraid. I knew what they usually
do,” said George Blinn who got away from the alligator by
jabbing his thumb in its eye. Blinn said he has long been a fan of
such programmes as Wild Kingdom and knew about alligators’
general behaviour. Now he got the chance to use that
knowledge. Blinn said the alligator bit him on the left hand and
then flopped him over in the water three times before Blinn
Dennis Payne was arrested as a pickpocket at a Jersey City train
station, his 135th arrest in New Jersey and New York City since
1978. Police said it took a computer more than a half-hour to
print out Payne’s arrest record.
After police pulled over Kevin Temple in a routine traffic stop, a
police dog sniffing the trunk became agitated. In the trunk and
back seat officers found the following live animals: 48
rattlesnakes, 45 non-poisonous snakes, 67 scorpions, several
small lizards and a parrot. Temple said they were just pets.
In October, the Swallows Hotel in Gateshead, England, offered
11 chronic snorers a free night’s stay so they could test how well
soundproofed the rooms are. The hotel staff tape-recorded the
sounds coming from the rooms and promised the loudest snorer
Michael J. Schmidt set up a hidden camera at his home because
he had been burglarized several times and thought he could
catch the culprits in the act.
The burglars came back and were captured on tape which
Schmidt turned over to the sheriff. Among the items the burglars
took from Schmidt’s house was a box containing eight marijuana
plants. Schmidt was charged with illegal drug possession.
No of points:
7 years ago