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March 31, 2009

Mid-Daily Items: Drunk guy loses control of his souped up bar stool

Authorities in Ohio say a man has been charged with drunken driving after crashing his motorized bar stool.

Police in Newark, located about 30 miles east of Columbus, say when they responded to a report of a crash with injuries on March 4, they found a man who had wrecked a bar stool powered by a deconstructed lawn mower.

Kile Wygle, 28, was hospitalized for minor injuries. Police say he was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated after he told an officer at the hospital that he had consumed 15 beers. Wygle told police his motorized bar stool can go up to 38 mph.

Wygle has pleaded not guilty and has requested a jury trial.



- A JetBlue employee says he took a free flight from New York to Boston — after falling asleep in a plane's cargo bin.

The man was discovered by baggage handlers at Logan International Airport after the plane landed there Saturday. He told police he'd been accidentally locked inside the pressurized luggage compartment while taking a nap.

The 21-year-old man says he called JetBlue Airways officials when he realized he was no longer on the ground.

A state police spokesman says the man wasn't charged with any crime and was returned to New York when it was determined he wasn't dangerous.

JetBlue Airways Corp. says it's investigating.



- Now you can trade your two Ponzis for a Madoff.

The Topps Co. Inc. says jailed Wall Street financier Bernard Madoff will be featured this summer in a set of trading cards dubbed the "world's biggest hoaxes, hoodwinks and bamboozles." The New York-based marketer of entertainment products says the cards show scoundrels and villains such as Enron, D.B. Cooper and Charles Ponzi.

Ponzi was a notorious swindler who ran what is now known as a Ponzi scheme — the kind Madoff pulled off for years until authorities busted him.

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