The Canadian province of New Brunswick is on full alert for a missing truckload of Moosehead beer.
Fifty-four thousand cans of the refreshing lager simply disappeared Monday when a tractor-trailer failed to turn up at its destination in Toronto, reports the CBC.
Police found the truck, still running, along with its empty trailer in the parking lot of a McDonald's in Grand Falls, New Brunswick, a few miles from the Maine border.
There was no trace of the beer, worth nearly $60,000 in U.S. currency — or of the truck's driver.
Normally, a renegade can of Moosehead (search) wouldn't attract much attention in New Brunswick, where the beer is brewed, but company spokesman Joel Levesque pointed out that these cans are different.
"Because [the load] was destined for Mexico," he explained, "the labeling on one side was English and Spanish on the reverse side."
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Sgt. Gary Cameron is confident the loose lager will be recovered.
"If it is here in New Brunswick," he said, "it will be detected very rapidly because of the Spanish writing on the Moosehead cans, which is a rarity."
Of course, the beer could just have been driven into the U.S. That's why Levesque asks residents of both sides of the border to be alert.
"If someone offers you a cold Moosehead in a can that has Spanish on it," he said, "the beer is hot."
DEVIZES, England — Investigators in England think a fire at a cricket club was caused by a burning bunny.
The blaze destroyed a tool shed at the Devizes Cricket Club (search), wiping out more than $100,000 worth of turf mowers and other equipment.
It's being blamed on a rabbit that was hiding in a pile of branches stacked up for a bonfire. Moments after members of the grounds crew lit it, the rabbit ran out with its tail on fire and dashed into the shed.
Within a half-hour, the shed was on fire.
The Devizes fire commander says he's "99-percent confident" the rabbit did it. But he says the bunny may have gotten away. No remains were found, so he says it either got out through a hole in a corner of the shed or was "burnt to a cinder."
— Thanks to Out There reader Philip B.
MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — A suspected bank robber's getaway was abruptly cut short by an unusual witness — his ex-wife, authorities said.
Police accuse Daniel Waggoner, 31, of robbing a bank branch in a Kroger grocery store Tuesday. Police and witnesses said he passed a note demanding money, received cash from tellers and fled.
Detective Frank Hensley said Waggoner's ex-wife later saw him driving on state Route 122, and wondered what he was doing in Middletown.
"She is on her way to the bank at Kroger and sees his truck — it's easy to spot. It's black with a chrome smoke stack," Hensley said.
When the woman reached the Kroger, she learned that the bank branch was closed because of the robbery.
She went to another branch and told the teller that her ex-husband had been in Middletown shortly after the robbery and that he had gotten out of prison a year ago after serving a sentence for bank robbery.
"She said he had no business being in Middletown, then she heard about the bank robbery and put it together," Hensley said.
The ex-wife identified Waggoner from a photograph taken by the bank surveillance camera, and police took Waggoner into custody.
— Thanks to Out There reader Travis R.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The serial "snuggler" will have to keep his hands to himself.
The man who sneaked into women's apartments just to cuddle with them has been sentenced to five years' probation.
Before pleading guilty earlier this year to 12 counts of unauthorized entry, Steve Danos, 26, led a commendable life, a judge said Wednesday before sentencing him.
None of the victims was hurt. Instead, the intruder roused the residents to ask about a party, helped himself to beer and pizza, folded clothes, made nachos and crawled into one woman's bed to rub her stomach.
Before his arrest, Danos had a more notable claim to fame. He drove in the winning run in the state championship baseball game his senior year at John Curtis Christian School (search) in River Ridge.
"It's simply unbelievable," state District Judge Todd Hernandez said Wednesday, while flipping through letters written to the court on Danos' behalf by friends, teachers and school administrators.
"Mr. Danos, up until this point you've led a life that would make any parent unbelievably proud," Hernandez said.
The judge attributed Danos' bizarre behavior to the use of alcohol and drugs.
Danos' attorney, Robert Gill, said Danos was an outstanding high school athlete who sank into depression when he didn't make the team at Louisiana State, Gill said.
The odd behavior began when Danos started soothing himself with Xanax, alcohol and marijuana, Gill said.
AMBLER, Pa. (AP) — The secret at one McDonald's wasn't just in the sauce.
The manager at a McDonald's in Montgomery County, Pa., has pleaded guilty to selling pot along with Big Macs.
Authorities say word about Denise Stilwagon's $10 bags got out and she sold some of the illegal weed to an undercover detective.
Stilwagon was sentenced to time already served plus four years of probation.
Her boyfriend and supplier, James Harry, has also pleaded guilty and was ordered to serve 90 days in jail.
BATTLE MOUNTAIN, Nev. (AP) — For the third year in a row, this northern Nevada town turned the pungent press it received after being designated the "Armpit of America" into a tourism success.
About 1,500 people came to Battle Mountain last weekend for the annual Armpit Festival (search). Sponsored by Old Spice, it featured such events as wet T-shirt and armpit beauty contests, boxing matches and bed races.
"It was a hometown kind of thing," said Battle Mountain Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Sarah Burkhart. "Everybody looked like they were having a good time."
Battle Mountain, located 220 miles east of Reno along Interstate 80, was originally designated the "Armpit of America" in a December 2001 Washington Post Magazine piece written by Gene Weingarten.
Since then, the town has debated the merits of holding an event that draws attention to the negative moniker, with those who feel bad press is better than no press at all holding the upper hand for now.
"Right after it happened everybody got defensive, myself included," said Ruby Bryant, a 35-year resident, told the Humboldt Sun.
"But you can't keep going that way. You have to get over it. They've really turned it into a positive."
Rather than drawing negative attention to a town wounded by the downturn in the mining industry in recent years, Bryant said the festival has helped locals take pride in Battle Mountain by using the event as a showcase for out-of-towners.
"Sometimes it takes a little something like this to shake people up," she said. "I think this has given us some self-respect for where we live."
Compiled by FOXNews.com's Paul Wagenseil.
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