A red- faced US senator had some explaining to do after his phone interrupted a congressional hearing by playing a tune from the Disney hit Frozen. Pat Roberts’ handset blared the Let It Go ringtone during Thursday’s finance committee hearing on US tariff policy. The Kansas senator’s fellow committee members and staffers laughed as the Oscar- winning song’s chorus broke off Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack’s testimony. And proving that politicians do have a sense of humour, Senator Roberts quipped ‘Ah, come on, just let it go’ as he reached for the mute button.
A man who allegedly had sex with a tree, told police officers he was God, shrugged off being tasered twice and tried to stab a cop with his own badge while on powerful drugs has been arrested.
Kenneth Crowder, of Melbourne, Florida, was tripping on flakka, a new drug that authorities say is sweeping the state. According to a police report, Crowder, 41, was spotted by witnesses running naked through a Melbourne neighborhood, yelling that he was Thor, before ripping out two lots of taser probes and trying to attack a police officer with his own badge.
He was arrested on charges of battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting with violence and assault with a deadly weapon on a law enforcement officer.