Tastelessness Legally Approved

A Norwegian man may soon have moviegoers young and old upset.

Espen Scheide, a 20-year-old butcher from Trondheim, legally changed his middle name to "Keikoburger" earlier this month, Norwegian newspapers reported Tuesday.

Keiko (search), a killer whale, starred in the trilogy of "Free Willy" films, about a young boy who befriends a captive Orca.

The six-ton Keiko died in remote Taknes Bay (search) in December, likely from pneumonia, after swimming to Norway from Iceland in 2002 in a failed effort to return to the wild.

It was an ironic place to die, since Norway is the only country that conducts commercial whaling, despite a global ban and protests.

Norwegians eat the red meat of minke whales — not of orcas — which is sometimes ground into whaleburgers.

Scheide, now known as Espen Keikoburger Scheide, told Norway's largest newspaper, Verdens Gang, that he happened to see a form for name changes on the Internet, and decided on a whim to apply for "Keikoburger," his online handle.

"I didn't think I would get such a name approved," the paper quoted him as saying. "This is fun. Now I can get a driver's license and passport with an exclusive name."

Keikoburger Schiede, who could not immediately be reached by telephone, said he had no special relationship with Keiko, but thought the name was amusing. The change was approved on Oct. 7.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

One 'Saddam Hussein' Convicted, Two More to Go

LONDON (AP) — One of a trio of armed thieves who wore rubber Saddam Hussein masks while raiding corner stores was convicted Tuesday of robbery and weapons offenses.

Jamie Miell, 25, was convicted at Reading Crown Court (search) of one count of conspiracy to rob and 18 counts of possessing a firearm while committing or attempting to commit a robbery.

Two other men, Mark Davies, 27, and Garri Collins, 22, pleaded guilty earlier this year to conspiracy to rob and to 21 firearms offenses.

Prosecutors said the three men used guns, knives and baseball bats to rob 21 convenience stores and pubs across southern England and Wales of $58,000 in cash during a three-month spree last year.

Police began tracking the gang after closed-circuit TV footage showed a similarity to several of the crimes — the thieves wore masks depicting the deposed Iraqi dictator.

Judge Zoe Smith said the three men would be sentenced next week.

Striptease Doesn't Get Drunk Driver Out Of Trouble

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — A woman pulled over by police on suspicion of driving while drunk tried to get out of the ticket by performing an impromptu striptease that was captured on police video.

Tallinn police spokeswoman Jana Zdanovits told the AP on Tuesday that the woman, who was not identified, was pulled over Monday night in the capital's Mustamae area.

Zdanovits said that after the woman took, and failed, a breathalyzer test, she suddenly bared her breasts to the two officers.

The police spokeswoman confirmed a tabloid report that the woman then offered the pair of officers a private performance.

Zdanovits said a police camera caught the incident on tape.

The woman faces charges of drunk driving. If found guilty, she could be fined $478 and lose her license. The average monthly salary in Estonia is around $519.

Drunk driving is a major problem in Estonia, where the average half-liter bottle of vodka can be bought for $4 and hard liquor is sold in convenience stories.

Do What You Do Best

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A man charged with forgery allegedly tried to get out of jail by — what else? — forging documents for his release.

Now, 20-year-old Jared J. Bailey faces new felony charges of attempted escape and forgery.

Investigators say Bailey forged the signature of Monroe Circuit Judge Douglas R. Bridges on a court order that purportedly changed his bail from $100,000 surety bond to $500 in cash.

Bailey's old roommate told police that Bailey asked him to fax the fake papers to Bailey's attorney. The friend said he went to a copy store with a fax number he thought was the attorney's, but the documents went to the jail instead, according to an affidavit.

The fake document is complete with a clerk's office stamp and a template similar to the real thing. It details a hearing in Bridges' court and states: "The defense informed the Judge that substantial evidence disputing the prosecution's claims had been found. ... After hearing the new evidence presented by the defense, the court orders that the defendant's revoked bonds be reinstated, and that the corresponding holds be lifted."

Jail staff viewed the papers as suspicious and did not release Bailey, whose bond has since been raised to $250,000 surety.

In April, Bailey was charged with six felony counts of forgery and theft involving $5,200 reportedly taken from three people. Bailey is also awaiting trial on charges of burglary, felony battery, confinement with a deadly weapon, attempted armed robbery and impersonating a police officer.

Compiled by FOXNews.com's Paul Wagenseil.

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