News of the Huh??? (December 2018 Issue)

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The youngest mayor ever?

He’s barely old enough to vote, and now he is the mayor.

In the small town of Yoncalla, Ore., Ben Simons has just been elected mayor at the age of 18, but don’t let his age fool you. He has accomplished quite a bit already: he was high school valedictorian, he is a city councilor, and he’s even a volunteer firefighter.

He received 41 percent of the vote to beat out two other candidates. He ran because he wants to do well for the community and help others.

(TheHill.com/Brett Samuels)

 

The mystery porker

A mystery pig landed in a squad car after a mad dash through streets. The little porker came out of nowhere Nov. 3 in a blaze of black, racing down busy Federal Highway in Florida.

Soon, a handful of people joined a trio of Broward sheriff’s deputies in a mad dash through the streets of Dania Beach, trying to catch the critter, a miniature potbellied pig that weighs all of 35 pounds.

The pig however, was not happy about this. He squealed when he was picked up and put into the squad car.

(Sun-Sentinel.com/Susannah Bryan)

He’s only 69, but he feels younger

A Netherlands man wants to prove it’s possible to be as old as you feel.

He believes changing his age will improve his chances on the dating app Tinder.

Media Personality Emile Ratelband said, “When I’m on tinder and it says I’m 69, I don’t get an answer. When I’m 49 with the face I have, I’ll be in a luxurious position.”

Ratelband has filed a lawsuit against the Dutch government requesting that his date of birth is changed from 1949 to 1969.

(BBC.com/Staff Report)

 

It’s the kind of night for a joyride

An 11-year-old boy in Cleveland, Ohio, is facing charges after taking police on a high speed chase Nov. 4 after his mom took away his PlayStation.

The boy stole his mother’s 2013 Dodge Durango around 10:45 p.m. when he reached speeds of 70 mph before crashing the SUV into a parked truck.

This is the second time in 13 months that the boy took the family’s car out for a joyride. In October of last year, he led troopers on a 50 mile chase on an interstate before being apprehended.

(HuffingtonPost.com/David Moye)

 

Moms wield coffee mugs in brawl

A brawl between two moms in Florida landed them both in the hospital. Both moms used a coffee mug as a weapon.

Tiffani Cruz allegedly slashed the other mom in the throat with broken pieces of the coffee mug, and the other mom was airlifted to a nearby hospital.

After Cruz recovered got out of the hospital, she explained why she used the coffee mug.

“It was self-defense over an incident that made no sense,” Cruz said.

North Port Police said it was an argument over parenting, and Cruz she previously confronted the other mom for yelling at another child.

(ABCActionNews.com/Isabel Rosales)

 

Fred Flintstone caught speeding

A Wesley Chapel man dressed as Fred Flintstone was cited for speeding in his “Foot Mobile.”

Pasco Deputies had a little fun with a the man after they saw him dressed as Fred Flintstone while driving a souped-up golf cart that looked like the Flint Mobile.

The Pasco County Sheriff pretended to pull over Flintstone, Don Swartz, for speeding in Meadow Bedrock Pointe Subdivision.

(WFLA.com/Staff Report)