Officer Speedo Reinstated – Redneck Headlines
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Here are today’s Redneck Headlines:
#1 – Officer Speedo Reinstated
#2 – At Least He Wasn’t Chatty
#3 – Oh, Go Climb A Tree
A Provo, Utah, police officer who was fired after showing up at a high school party in a green Speedo has been reinstated.
The Provo Civil Service Commission has decided to reverse its decision to fire School Resource Officer Cody Harris, who was let go after he took off his pants during a female co-worker’s birthday party at the high school to reveal his green Speedo. Harris apparently wore the outfit to play the part of the frog for the woman’s “Princess and the Frog” theme party.
The commission determined there was no evidence Harris had made inappropriate comments during the event and found there were no sexual misconduct.
Harris will no longer be a school resource officer, however – he has been reassigned to a patrol division. (Salt Lake Tribune)
A Swedish woman learned the meaning of dead on arrival after she had to take an overnight flight − sitting next to a dead man.
Lena Pettersson said the man was having seizures before the Kenya Airways flight departed from Amsterdam − but the plane took off anyway. He died a few hours later while the plane was in the air.
Pettersson asked to move, but was told there were no seats available − so she had to sit next to the dead man for the rest of the flight.
The airline eventually apologized and gave her a refund of $713 − about half of the cost of her ticket. (NY Daily News)
An Alaska man trying to get a leg up on his exercise routine by climbing a tree wound up hanging by a leg after getting stuck.
Fairbanks firefighters had to use a ladder truck to reach the tree climber, who was dangling upside-down nearly 30 feet off the ground.
The 53-year-old man told firefighters he made the decision to climb the tree because “it was something he wanted to do.”
Luckily he had a cellphone with him and was able to call a friend — who alerted authorities. The man was uninjured. (AP)