After we heard about the boy with the ring on his penis, we now hear of another ‘ring on penis’ story…
While on routine patrol in Laguna Beach, California, just after noon on Saturday, a LBPD sergeant was flagged down by a couple who were concerned about a man in a vehicle with the windows rolled up.
They told him that they had heard moaning coming from the area of the parked car the night before.
They were on their way to breakfast on Saturday morning when they observed a man in the car and believed he might be deceased. That didn’t dissuade them from their breakfast plans, however.
After returning they flagged down the officer and asked that he check on the man.
Captain Jason Kravetz said: “The Sergeant contacted him and saw that he was soaking wet from sweat and also pale white. He said he had passed out in the vehicle the previous evening and was severely dehydrated.
“When asked to stand up, he was not able to, because he had a bag of ice on his groin and was suffering from a metal ring stuck on his penis.”
He added that he had taken a “Superman” form of Viagra and placed the 2” diameter metal ring on his penis three days ago.
After engaging in intercourse, he was still unable to remove the ring, police said.
After three days of trying to remove the ring, he went to a friend’s home in Laguna Beach for help.
Kravetz explained, “The man was in extreme pain and asked for medical assistance from LBFD. After the medics explained to him that the tourniquet like ring could permanently injure his penis if not drained, he insisted on trying to remove it himself. He was provided privacy and used a tube of lubricating jelly to successfully remove the ring. He was then able to drive himself to the hospital.”
The lead singer of a Swedish metal band said he had to cancel a Minnesota concert when an accidental head bang on a tour bus left him bleeding.
All that happened is I hit my head in mastodons tour bus as I was getting a new pair of (red) underwear out from my suitcase,” Mikael Akerfeld, lead singer of death metal bank Opeth, said of his injury.
The result was an gash “open down to the skullbone”.
Akerfeld was released with eight metal staples in his head.
“So all rumors of me being in a car crash are false. I did crash my head into a car though, well…a bus really. Sorry,” Akerfeldt continued.
“Wish the story was more rock and roll, believe me.”
Sergio Gonzales was happily driving through Central El Paso when all of a sudden a large metal branch fell from the sky. The metal impaled his vehicle and struck him in the face.
The idea of a metal branch may seem peculiar, but it’s standard practice in many cities across the U.S. That’s because cell phone towers are disguised in some cases to avoid the unsightly views of a growing number of cell phone towers. That’s the case with the cell tower owned by T-Mobile near Piedras and Altura which was modified in 2007 to appear like a palm tree shortly after a meeting took place with residents who lived near the structure.
“I truly though somebody had hit me,” said Sergio Gonzales, moments after the metallic piece struck his car causing him to halt his car dead in its tracks.
Gonzales said he was driving along Altura and making a right hand turn when the piece fell onto his car. He wasn’t sure something had fell from the sky until a passerby pointed to the faux palm tree above him. The scariest part, perhaps, is that the branch was merely inches from his neck and other areas that could have caused more damage than the cuts to his face near his right eye.
“It hit me in the face and I took out a rag to clean up and realized I had glass all over me,” said Gonzales who explained some of that glass was still in his eye at the time of the interview.
T-Mobile media relations personnel declined to answer specific questions but did relay information in an email. According to T-Mobile the palm tree received new fronds in 2010, and back in March 2011, the site was checked as part of a new standard the company created for all palm tree cell phone towers that have been erected in El Paso.
A mysterious, large metallic ball fell out of the sky on a remote grassland in Namibia, prompting baffled authorities to contact NASA and the European space agency.
The hollow ball with a circumference of 1.1 metres (43 inches) was found near a village in the north of the country some 750 kilometres (480 miles) from the capital Windhoek, according to police forensics director Paul Ludik.
Locals had heard several small explosions a few days beforehand, he said.
With a diameter of 35 centimetres (14 inches), the ball has a rough surface and appears to consist of “two halves welded together”.
It was made of a “metal alloy known to man” and weighed six kilogrammes (13 pounds), said Ludik.
It was found 18 metres from its landing spot, a hole 33 centimetres deep and 3.8 meters wide.
Several such balls have dropped in southern Africa, Australia and Latin America in the past twenty years, authorities found in an Internet search.
The sphere was discovered mid-November, but authorities first did tests before announcing the find.
Police deputy inspector general Vilho Hifindaka concluded the sphere did not pose any danger.
“It is not an explosive device, but rather hollow, but we had to investigate all this first,” he said.
Adrian Ayers from Clermont Country, Ohio had a cat which died. He decided to prepare a final resting place for the family pet and started digging a grave.
It wasn’t long before his spade hit a metal box. On closer inspection, he discovered that the box was filled with C4 and bullets.
The bomb squad was called and evacuated a 2 city block area while they made the explosives safe.
The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office have since confirmed that the box contained five three-quarter sticks of TNT, which would have certainly made sure the cat went out with a bang.
The authorities are still puzzled as to how the box ended up in Mr Ayers’ back yard.
Two men were trying to steal metal from the old Tiverton District Hospital in Devon, England.
In a bizarre twist it appears that neither thief knew that the other was there.
It was also discovered that prior to police arriving, one of the males hid in ducting for five hours thinking that the other male was the police searching for him.
A member of the public had dialled 999 to report sounds coming from the site shortly before midnight.
Around 10 officers, supported by a police dog and the Force helicopter, surrounded the hospital before moving in to make the arrests.
Inspector Andy Oliver from the Force Control Room said: “Thanks to a tip off from a member of the public who heard the males we were quickly able to contain the area and make the arrests.
“The Force helicopter was invaluable as one of the males was on the rooftop and so we were able to track his movements allowing officers to locate and arrest him. The other male was located by the police dog who tracked him to the ducting.
“The site is quite dangerous and with the price of metal being high this shows the risks some people are prepared to take.”
The arrested males were a 30-year-old male from the Crediton area and a 19-year-old male from the Cullompton area.
Both men were questioned at Exeter police station and were released on police bail pending further enquries.
It is unclear at this time if others were involved.