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POSTED August 1, 2012 9:38 p.m.

DRUNKEN MAN GETS INTO DOZING COUPLE'S BED: PUTNAM TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a Michigan couple got an unexpected visit from a drunken 27-year-old neighbor who wandered into their cottage and climbed into bed with them.

The Livingston County Daily Press & Argus of Howell reports that the man showed up in their Putnam Township bedroom around 3:30 a.m. Sunday.

Police say the couple left and called 911, and that officers found the man deeply asleep with his shorts partly down.

Police say the intruder said, "This isn't my house," upon waking. He explained he went out drinking nearby after putting his 2- and 4-year-old children to sleep at his own home a few doors down.

The children were found sound asleep and placed with neighbors. Their father was booked on suspicion of illegal entry and released on bond.

POLICE: PA. MAN STOLE KITCHEN UTENSILS, SMALL DOG: CORAOPOLIS, Pa. (AP) — A Pittsburgh man allegedly broke into a woman's apartment while drunk and stole a potato peeler, a kitchen knife and a small dog.

Online court records don't list an attorney for 24-year-old Garrett Stauber, who was arrested shortly after the burglary was reported about 3 a.m. in Moon Township.

Township police say a woman called 911 to report that Stauber kicked in her door, took the utensils out of her dishwasher, grabbed her dog then left.

A neighbor heard what was going on and briefly scuffled with Stauber who was found sitting shirtless on a couch in his friend's apartment in the same building where he had been staying recently.

MAN NOTCHES 7TN DUI, THIS ONE ON LAWN MOWER: CLINTON, Tenn. (AP) — It was Lonnie Michael Haney's seventh drunken driving conviction that got him sent to prison. It was on a lawn mower.

Anderson County District Attorney Dave Clark told The Knoxville News Sentinel the court sent Haney "back to 'Go,'" a reference to the board game Monopoly.

In a plea bargain Monday, the 48-year-old Haney pleaded guilty in exchange for a two-year sentence and $3,000 in fines.

An Anderson County deputy, who knew Haney's driving license had been suspended, saw him on a John Deere riding mower on the shoulder of a road in Oak Ridge in August 2010. The deputy said Haney's speech was slurred, his eyes bloodshot and he didn't do well in field sobriety tests.

MICH. MAN GETS 7-CENT TAX SHORTFALL NOTICE IN MAIL: BROOKFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A mid-Michigan man who underpaid his summer taxes by 7 cents found out that local officials don't just let such discrepancies slide.

Lansing State Journal columnist Mark Mayes reportsTom Sweet got a four-paragraph letter from the treasurer in Eaton County's Brookfield Township that included a receipt and photocopies of his bill and check. There also was the envelope and postage to send it.

Sweet says the treasurer "spent a lot more time than she needed to for 7 cents."

AMOROUS BULL DAMAGES ARK. DEPUTY'S PATROL CAR: SHERWOOD, Ark. (AP) — A bull in the mood for love damaged an Arkansas sheriff's patrol car when it tried to mount a man who was leading the animal across a yard.

Authorities said Wednesday that a Faulkner County sheriff's deputy was responding to a call about a bull running loose when he saw the man slapping and trying to guide the bull.

The Log Cab Democrat reportsas  the patrol car drew near, the animal reared up and pinned the man against the vehicle. According to the deputy's report, the bull then "tried to mate with him."

The bull then lost interest and followed a truck down the road.

The patrol car sustained minor damage, though no injuries were reported. The bull's owner says it was the animal's first escape.

 

 

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