It’s a Weird World
SA student steals bus to get to exam
JOHANNESBURG — South African media say a high school student stole a bus in a desperate effort to get to his final year mathematics exams.
Broadcaster ENCA reported last Thursday that Le-aan Adonis got behind the wheel when the driver failed to show up.
Adonis told ENCA he found the keys in the bus. Other students said they asked the 20-year-old to drive because they trusted he could handle a bus.
The broadcaster said a traffic officer stopped the bus a short distance from the school in a village in the Western Cape province, and fined Adonis fined M5 000 rand.
According to ENCA, Adonis faces a school disciplinary hearing. He has already received offers of free legal representation and donations for his fine. The students arrived on time for their exam. — AP
Burglar climbs naked into couple’s bed
PORTLAND — A naked burglar who hopped into a Portland, Oregon couple’s bed in the middle of the night wound up fleeing down the street after the male victim woke up and chased him with a gun, firing three shots.
Portland police say Dean Defeudis (32) broke into a Portland home around 3 a.m. last Thursday, gathered items of value and then stripped naked, climbed into bed with a man and woman and then kissed the man.
“The victim woke up and the suspect was sitting on top of him holding a knife,” Portland Police Sergeant Pete Simpson said in a written statement. “The victim pushed the suspect off of him as the victim retrieved his handgun and began giving the suspect commands to stop.”
“The suspect put his pants on and ran out of the home, chased by the victim who fired three shots near the suspect to get him to stop,” Simpson said. Defeudis was not injured in the incident. The male victim, who was also unhurt, was not expected to face charges in the incident.