Police in Oakland, California spent two hours negotiating with a gunman who had barricaded himself inside his home. After firing ten tear gas canisters, they discovered that the man was standing beside them, shouting to please come out and give himself up.
AT&T fired President John Walter after nine months, saying he lacked “intellectual leadership”. He received a $26 million severance package. Perhaps it is not Walton who is lacking intelligence?
An Illinois man pretended to have a gun, and tried to kidnap a motorist, forcing him to drive to two different automated teller machines. The kidnapper then proceeded to withdraw money from his own bank accounts.
Fire investigators on Maui have determined the cause of a blaze that destroyed a $127,000 home last month – a short in the homeowner’s newly installed fire prevention alarm system. “This is even worse than last year,” said the distraught homeowner, “when someone broke in and stole my new security system.”
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39 thoughts on “Funny News Stories”
You can't fix stupid. Poor thangs.
Have a perfect day, Sandee! big hugs xoxo
You sure can't fix stupid. And there is so much stupid. 🙂
I wouldn't mind getting fired from AT&T
Me either. I would be set for life. 🙂
Now those are pretty darn funny. Love the one with guy standing outside with the police and yelling. Sandee, you and Zane and Little Bit have a great day.
There are some crooks with a real sense of humor. 🙂
These are the same folks who reproduce…a lot.
Off to the Breeze. WYWH!!!
Big hugs, honey…
Yep, the very same. Yes indeed. Have a great cruise honey. 🙂
Mind boggling how dumb some people can be.
Very mind boggling. 🙂
I've stopped trying to make sense of human activity.
You're a smart one. 🙂
I would be willing to just resign for half that.
Me too Joe, me too. 🙂
Good gravy!! lolol
LOL I agree with Jean heheh!
Have a tanfabtastic day Sandee ;-h
I think everyone agrees with Jean. 🙂
MAN, why couldn't I have gotten fired with a $26 million severance?
Me too, me too. 🙂
gee whiz- how did that exec earn that $26 million severance pay? amazingly stupid on the part of ATT…..glad I am not a stockholder…
It's amazing isn't it Kathe. Those guys get paid way too much. 🙂
The mind never ceases to boggle when you read stuff like this.
Yep, and they walk among us and procreate. 🙂
That last one — poor guy! He didn't do anything wrong, he must just have terrible luck!
More than terrible luck. I feel for him. The rest not at all. 🙂
dumb and dumber
Yep and yep. 🙂
Will my lack of intelligence get me a job, or $26 million? :))
We're not in the right circle for severance pay. Drat on that too. 🙂
Getting fired has never been so good.
I could use several of those kinds of firings indeed. I'd be rolling in money. 🙂
My pet rock just asked me if he made a gun-looking thing out of cheese, would I be forced to take him to an ATM? "Nawp", I responded, "I'd just feed your gun looking cheese thing to a dog". That got a hearty "PHFFFFFFFFFFFFFFT!!!"
I love Seymour. You know that right? I thought so. 🙂
26 Million? wow!! that's a lot of money anyone would trade for "lack of intellectual leadership" 🙂
I's sure like that kind of severance pay. 🙂
Sometimes the truth really does contain the best jokes. That first one is hilarious, the second – still shaking my head.
It does make one wonder doesn't it. We are in the wrong circle for that king of money though. 🙂
He kidnapped someone and withdrew his own money? ok…. And that poor homeowner! geez, he has a lot of bad luck.