DOHhhhh!!!!! Police rescue deer that became entangled in pool coverA deer that fell through a pool cover at a New Jersey home and got stuck has been rescued by police.Officers were dispatched to a home in the Flanders section of Mount Olive Township to assist in the rescue of the doe .Police say the homeowner woke up to sounds of the doe struggling to free itself from the pool cover and escape.Sgt. Carl Mase freed the deer by cutting the pool cover while other officers pulled it from the in-ground pool.The deer rested briefly and then ran away into the woods.-------------------------------
Real-life angry birds...Leaders of a California college town are working to relocate turkeys that have been harassing people on the streets.The Davis City Council voted this week to approve a wild turkey management plan that includes trapping and relocating many of the birds and possibly killing some of the more aggressive ones. It also called for an ordinance prohibiting people from feeding the turkeys.Davis residents are fond of urban wildlife. They built a tunnel for toads and protected jackrabbits from construction, but the well-known turkeys wandering the streets are too much.Police Chief Darren Pytel says his department has fielded calls from people accosted by turkeys, including a man who was pinned against the wall of a bank by a bird.
Pooper scooper pretended to be Secret Service agent... A man whose company scoops up pet poop has been charged with flashing a fake Secret Service ID and badge during a traffic stop and using it to get the "government rate" for a hotel room.53 year old Christopher Diiorio pleaded not guilty to federal charges of conspiracy, using a false badge and a fraudulent official seal.Reserve Township police said Diiorio flashed the ID card after an officer pulled him over for a faulty brake light July 22. The hotel incident occurred a month earlier.Diiorio and his attorney, William Difenderfer, didn't respond to calls or emails. Messages left at Doodle Scoopers, Diiorio's Bethel Park business, also were not returned.A federal indictment alleges Diiorio emailed his photograph and information to "a foreign producer of false identification documents" between March 2014 and June 18, the date he is accused of using the badge at a hotel.The foreign entity - which was not identified by name or country - then shipped fake Secret Service identification cards to Diiorio, the indictment said.He originally faced state charges of forgery and impersonating a public servant stemming from the traffic stop, but those were dropped when federal authorities took over the case.According to the police complaint, the officer who stopped Diiorio took pictures of both sides of the identification card, which included a hologram, and sent them to a Secret Service agent related to the officer. The agent advised police the ID was fake, and the Secret Service was assigned to investigate.The most serious charge, conspiracy to commit an offense against the U.S., carries a sentence of up to 15 years in prison.---------------------
Michigan men adopt stray dog, puppies at bachelor partyA group of men from Michigan have returned from a bachelor party in Tennessee with a stray dog and her litter of puppies in tow.Groom-to-be Mitchel Craddock and his friends were on a five-day trip at a cabin in the woods when a stray dog approached their front door reported. The dog, they named Annie, wolfed down food and water the men gave her."We were cooking bacon with the door open. The next thing you know, there's this dog sitting right at the front door. She wouldn't come inside, but she sat right there," said Craddock.Eventually the men noticed that Annie was producing milk, Craddock said. They found her seven puppies in a den down the road from the cabin.The puppies appeared to be 5- to 6-weeks old and were very healthy, Craddock said."Once we got the puppies out of the hole, we knew we couldn't just leave them, so we started figuring out where they would go," he said.Craddock, who already owned a chocolate Labrador retriever, said he didn't intend to keep any of the puppies for his new household. However, his bride-to-be insisted they keep one.Each of the men took one of the puppies, whom they named Brimmie, Rosie, Daisy, Knox, Gunner, Bear and Finn. Craddock's grandparents took the mother as well as a puppy.-----------------------
Sheriff's deputies swing into action to help fallen fawn...Sheriff's deputies in Utah came up with a creative way to free a fawn from a basement window well.Summit County Sheriff's Detective Kacey Bates says the mule deer fawn fell into the 7-foot window well and was so desperate to free itself it seemed likely to break the window.Thinking quickly, one officer went to a swing set and unhooked a swing at the home near Kamas, about 40 miles east of Salt Lake City.Body cam video showed the deputies managing to loop the swing seat under its belly and hoist the approximately 100-pound creature out of the well.The deer was uninjured and bounded off into the darkness.--------------------------------