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POSTED July 25, 2013 9:45 p.m.

GERMAN POLICE SEIZE CAR WITH POOL: BERLIN (AP) — A car caught cruising the streets of a sleepy east German village on a sweltering summer's day sported a decidedly unorthodox feature: a pool filled to the brim with water.

German police say a motorcycle cop couldn't believe his eyes when he saw four men, including the driver, splashing about in the open-top BMW as they passed him Sunday afternoon near Blauenthal, about 155 miles (250 kilometers) south of Berlin.

JUDGE FINES WOMAN WHO CURSED AT JURY SELECTION: ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman has been fined $500 for cursing because she was frustrated with being picked to serve on a jury.

DiSantis told Kathleen Port she was "totally out of line" and explained jury service is a duty of citizenship.

Port, whose phone number is unlisted, apologized several times but was fined nonetheless.

She told the judge she was upset because jury service would make her miss work and cost her income.

DiSantis says Port could have claimed a hardship on her jury service questionnaire, but did not.

STINKY REST ROOM WAS SKUNK'S FAULT: MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man is under arrest for taking a skunk to the rest room — and leaving it there.

Kevin Kibert told WYMT-TV in Hazard during a jailhouse interview that he didn't do it, but acknowledges he went into the restroom at a Middlesboro convenience store earlier this month.

Store manager Pamela Hobbs said Kibert walked into the restroom with a garbage bag and came back out, saying, "Sorry, man," to an employee as he left. The worker went to see what Kibert was sorry about and saw a baby skunk, which had already sprayed the men's room.

The criminal mischief case against the 35-year-old Kibert was sent to a grand jury on Tuesday.

 

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