Angry Driver Mows Down Lawn Mowers

What's the first thing you do when you have a fight in your car with your lady love? Why, drive into a row of lawn mowers, of course.

That's what Brownwood, Texas, police figure 19-year-old Joseph Eisenbach was thinking Sunday morning, according to the Brownwood Bulletin.

"I just lost it and punched the accelerator. I guess I was going too fast to stop," police officer Danny Hutchins quoted Eisenbach as saying.

But customers in and around the Tractor Supply store said it looked as if Eisenbach did it on purpose, spinning the wheels of his Chevrolet Cavalier (search) before zooming into more than 20 parked riding and push mowers.

It didn't help his case that his girlfriend got out of the wrecked car yelling that he'd done it intentionally.

Eisenbach told police he'd hit his brakes, but there were no skid marks along the car's path.

"The only good thing is, no one got hurt. The mowers can be replaced," said store manager Jason Holt.

Officer Hutchins arrived to find the Cavalier with its front end poking up in the air and its back end wedged on top of a riding mower. Holt said Eisenbach had tried to back off the heap without success.

Eisenbach was booked into the Brown County Jail on criminal-mischief and assault charges. Police estimated the crash caused about $21,000 in damage.

"I asked him what happened. He said his brakes locked up on him," Holt told the newspaper. "He was nonchalant ... kind of, 'Oh, well.'"

— Thanks to Out There reader Sarabeth W.

Why Is This Night Different From All Other Nights?

Good news for Orthodox Jewish men who want to be fruitful and multiply next week — Viagra (search) has been approved as kosher for Passover (search), according to the Jerusalem Post.

The weeklong holiday, which begins Saturday night, adds even more complications to already strict Jewish dietary laws.

Rabbis in Israel had said for years the Viagra pill's coating, which contains leavening, made it off-limits.

But Mordechai Eliahu, former chief rabbi for the Sephardic (Jews of Mediterranean origin) community in Israel, said that if Viagra users placed each pill in a kosher gelatin capsule, then the pill's coating would not come into contact with the body as it was being swallowed.

The Jerusalem Post had no information on whether Viagra's competitors, Cialis and Levitra, were kosher for Passover. All three are readily obtainable in Israel.

Man Puts Car 'Out of Its Misery'

LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA, Fla. (AP) — A man with car trouble is in trouble after shooting five rounds into the hood of his Chrysler "to put my car out of its misery."

John McGivney, 64, shot his 1994 LeBaron (search) with a .380-caliber semiautomatic, Broward County sheriff's deputies said.

When the property manager at his apartment complex asked what he was doing, McGivney said, "I'm putting my car out of its misery."

He tucked his gun in a pocket and went back inside.

He was arrested Friday on a misdemeanor charge of discharging a firearm in public. He posted $100 bail Saturday.

McGivney said the car has been giving him trouble for years and had "outlived its usefulness." He called the shooting "dumb" and worries he will be evicted. But he doesn't regret it.

"I think every guy in the universe has wanted to do it," McGivney told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. "It was worth every damn minute in that jail."

— Thanks to Out There readers Buddy H. and Alireza Z.

Pour Out That Soda, Son

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — There's a problem with the open-container law in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Officials have discovered that the ordinance bans all open containers in vehicles — not just containers of alcohol.

That means an open can of soda, or even an open bag of chips in the car, is technically against the law, and could be subject to a $50 fine.

City attorneys have brought the matter to the attention of the city council, which voted yesterday to fix the law. The new version could get final approval next week.

— Thanks to Out There reader Chris R.

Here's to You, Rockport

ROCKPORT, Mass. (AP) — This seaside town that was the site of a "revolt against rum" by hatchet-wielding women in 1856 is ready to pop the cork after nearly 150 years of being alcohol-free.

Residents on Tuesday voted to allow the sale of alcohol by restaurants, but to ban liquor stores and bars from opening.

Except for a brief period in the 1930s, the sale of alcohol has been forbidden in Rockport since 1856, when Hannah Jumper (search) and her gang of 200 women swept through town and destroyed anything containing alcohol in "Rockport's revolt against rum."

Some consider the rule a major drag on the tourist business that's the economic lifeblood of Rockport, one of 15 dry towns in Massachusetts. Others say the sale of alcohol will erode the quaint New England character that gives Rockport its appeal.

There were 1,939 votes for the proposal and 1,562 against, Town Clerk Fred Frithsen said.

Israeli Gorillas Observe Passover

RAMAT GAN, Israel (AP) — When Passover comes around, even gorillas in Israel keep kosher.

In line with many other Israelis busy removing bread-related products for the Passover holiday that begins Saturday night, the Safari Park Zoo (search) near Tel Aviv does the same.

Since religiously observant zookeepers and handlers cannot touch any leavened products during the weeklong holiday, the gorillas and other animals are also fed matzo — the unleavened cracker Jews eat to remember that in their rush to flee Egyptian slavery, the ancient Israelites' bread did not have time to rise.

"This turns out to be an interesting time for the gorillas and for the other animals because they get a bit of a change in diet," said Emelia Turkel, the zoo's curator. "We call this environmental enrichment, Jewish style."

The zoo has always fed the animals matzo during Passover, Turkel said, but tries to limit their intake to just one or two crackers a day to prevent the most common side-effect of matzo — constipation.

"If they eat too much it does cause stomach problems, so we hope that our public this week will not be feeding their own matzo to the animals," Turkel said.

Compiled by FOX News' Paul Wagenseil.

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