Weird News

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April 10, 2018

SOMERSET, Kentucky (AP):

A Kentucky pizza deliveryman's customer service was on fire. Literally.

Donatos Pizza driver Ralph Letner told WKYT-TV that he was delivering pizza to a Somerset mobile home park when he saw a home on fire. Letner says he ran inside, shut off the breaker, and found homeowner Jesse Decker trying to put out flames.

Says Letner: "I got down on my hands and knees because the smoke was everywhere, made my way back into his kitchen and got him to go out his front door."

Decker says Letner is a hero for saving his life. A woman also escaped unharmed.

Letner wasn't even supposed to be working, having stayed past his shift because it was busy.

Firefighters say an electrical problem caused the fire.

WINSLOW, Maine (AP):

A travelling Maine petting zoo says its reindeer has unexpectedly given birth to the first baby reindeer in the state in more than 20 years.

Pony X-Press co-owner Ed Papsis says the reindeer is a dark-brown female calf, and it was born at a farm on Easter Sunday. She has been named Mistletoe.

Papsis tells the Morning Sentinel that the calf's mother's name is Cocoa. Papsis said that he didn't know that Cocoa was pregnant.

There are no wild reindeer left in Maine, and Pony X-Press has the only domesticated ones in the state. It once had the only reindeer in Maine, an 18-year-old female named Freeway that died in 2016. It now has one male and four females.

Attempts to reintroduce reindeer to the wild in Maine in the past haven't succeeded.