Weird News

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September 22, 2017

Police say a Florida gas station owner chased a man and fired a warning shot, forcing him to return some stolen beer.

Orlando television station WESH reports it was the fourth time store owner Sowann Suy used his gun in defence of his store in the Atlantic coast community of Cocoa.

Suy, who's dubbed 'Clint Eastwood' by friends, told the station he fired the shot on Wednesday after the man took the beers and threatened to beat him up.

Records show Suy shot a suspect in the stomach at the store in 2009, and chased off another suspected robber the following year.

In 2016, Suy wounded one man and two others were arrested during a botched robbery.

Cocoa police spokeswoman Barbara Matthews says Suy has "a perfect right to defend himself."

A bat infestation prompted a Salt Lake City high school to cancel its after-school programmes so school workers could root out the flying mammals.

Janitors at the city's West High School rounded up more than 300 bats from Monday through Wednesday, prompting the school to close its doors on Wednesday afternoon.

Some flying bats were caught in midflight by janitors using butterfly nets. Others were found sleeping in classroom corners.

Salt Lake City School District spokesman Jason Olsen says the high school lies in a migratory bat path. But the number of bats this year was above average.

Students who may have come into contact with the bats were encouraged to speak with Salt Lake County Health Department personnel who were at the school on Wednesday.

The captured bats were relocated.