WOODBURY, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut homeowner who planted on his lawn three large wooden letters that spell “WTF” is rankling neighbors and town officials who say the message is offensive.
The phrase “Woodbury wastes taxpayer funds” is written on the letters along Main Street in historic Woodbury, a town of 10,000 residents. “WTF” also can stand for an obscene exclamation of disbelief.
This isn’t the first time homeowner Thomas Arras has fought with the town and the Woodbury Historical Commission over his handcrafted protest messages. A previous sign targeting First Selectman William Butterly Jr. read: “Butterly utterly utterly disappointing.”
uMASKED MAN WAS SLEEPING IN VEHICLE HE’D BROKEN INTO: HARRODSBURG, Ky. (AP) — Police in Kentucky say a man who broke into several vehicles at a Harrodsburg business was found sleeping inside one of the cars with a mask still over his face.
Multiple news outlets report that police say 35-year-old Matthew Stewart of Louisville faces theft, criminal mischief and criminal trespassing charges in connection with the incident.
Police were called to CC Auto Parts & Service on Monday after employees found a lock box containing keys that had been pried open and several vehicles broken into.
Responding officers discovered Stewart asleep in the driver’s seat of a vehicle. Police say he was wearing black gloves and a mask.
uTRIATHLETES TO SWIM IN RIVER THAT’S HOME TO GIANT SNAKE: WESTBROOK, Maine (AP) — Organizers of a triathlon aren’t letting a giant snake keep athletes out of the water.
The Major League Triathlon is this weekend in Westbrook, Maine, and the swimming portion is going to be held in the Presumpscot River where a large snake was spotted earlier this summer.
Organizers said they decided to keep the swimming in the river after consulting with city officials.
The snake was dubbed “Wessie” after it was seen eating a beaver and swimming across the river in June. The snake was initially believed to be a python, but DNA tests on a 12-foot snakeskin found in the woods indicate it’s actually an anaconda.
Major League Triathlon is offering a “SWIMWITHWESSIE” discount promo code for athletes who want to participate on Saturday.