Why would someone go around shaving other people's cats?
The mystery has the attention of police in Waynesboro, a small city in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley where someone has been taking cats and precisely shaving their underbellies or legs. It's happened to seven cats since December.
Police Capt Kelly Walker said Friday that all the cats have been returned otherwise unharmed, but some seem bothered. Walker says all the cats clearly had owners they were well-groomed and wearing collars. He says police aren't sure what crime has been committed, but the owners "would just like it to stop."
Walker says he learnt of the feline barbering spree this week when a resident asked if he could post notices asking anyone with information to contact police.
Police in Cleveland are trying to identify a woman they say pulled a gun on a barber because he was taking too long to cut her seven year-old son's hair.
Cleveland.com says a police report says the woman threatened the barber at a barber school April 14.
Police say the woman complained several times before pulling a handgun from her purse and pointing it at the barber, telling him, "I got two clips. I'll pop you." The police say the woman put the gun back after another employee came over to calm her down.
The barber was able to finish the haircut and the woman left with her two children afterwards.
WJW-TV reports surveillance video captured images of the woman and authorities are asking for help identifying her.
In a park amid skyscrapers, a gem has emerged: a posh public bathroom that cost nearly $300,000, complete with freshly delivered flowers, imported tiles, classical music and artwork.
The free-of-charge, air-conditioned splendour, inspired by visits to the city's priciest hotels, is open to everyone. More than 1 million people a year are expected to use the facility, park officials said.
On Thursday, two bathroom attendants held toilet tissue that a park official cut as the inaugural ribbon for the high-tech facility housed in a landmarked Beaux Arts building behind the New York Public Library in Manhattan. The toilets, in 310 square feet divided between the women's and men's sides, are reopening after a three-month renovation.
The eye-popping, LED-illuminated elegance is unusual in a city where public toilets are scarce and generally grungy.
A South Dakota man who claims to have found a mouse in a can of soda is suing Coca-Cola Co., saying he missed 60 hours of work and accumulated $1,000 in medical bills after becoming ill.
In court documents, attorneys for Coca-Cola Co. disputed that there was proof that the mouse ended up in the can during bottling, saying it would have been in a more advanced stage of decomposition, The Daily Republic in Mitchell, South Dakota, reported. Six weeks had passed between bottling and when Putzier opened the can on June 7.
Brian Johnson, an attorney for the Atlanta-based company, said during a motions hearing Tuesday that he anticipates testimony from a veterinary pathologist, who will analyse the mouse's decomposition. The defence also hopes to get testimony from the quality assurance manager and line supervisor of the Portland, Indiana, plant where the can was bottled.
Putzier is seeking $2,026, plus any general damages proven at trial, with interest.