Talk about extreme skating.
Residents of Waterville, Maine, were startled to see a local teenager celebrating Friday the 13th by riding his skateboard through the center of town completely nude, save for a strategically placed sock.
"I didn't believe it. I had to see it," Charles Roy, who works in a downtown office, told Boston's WCVB-TV. "And I came right back in after I saw it."
Eva Michaud told the TV station she had a hard time convincing the cops it was real.
"They didn't believe me at first," she said. "They made me repeat it again."
Police said the teenager skated around for about 15 minutes, all the while being videotaped by a friend.
Finally, cops arrested Jason Bowbly, 18, and his unnamed camera-toting buddy.
"It's indecent exposure," said Waterville police officer Joe Massey. "You just kinda wonder what they're capable of if they're out there at 4 p.m. on a Friday afternoon."
The pair have been ordered to appear in court July 6.
But they may not have broken any laws — Waterville's police chief told the TV station some nudity is legal in the state of Maine, as long as genitals are not visible.
— Thanks to Out There reader Cattina H.
WAYNE, N.J. (AP) — A 21-year-old business major has proven a basic lesson of marketing: Sex sells.
Courtney Van Dunk (search) posted a bikini-clad picture of herself on eBay about two weeks ago, auctioning off space on her body for advertisers.
The auction ended Thursday with a winning bid from a New Jersey wine retailer offering $11,300 for a month's worth of advertising.
Van Dunk, though, says the offer has been retracted, but she's confident that she's made contacts with enough companies to still earn some cash.
When she finds a buyer, Van Dunk plans to place temporary tattoos on her abdomen while she's at the beach, or on other body parts when she's at the mall, sporting events, amusement parks and other public places. Her behind and chest are off limits.
"I got the idea from a marketing class I had that did a short segment on body advertising," Van Dunk said. "I was wondering how advertising could get through to our TV-savvy generation, and I thought this would be an excellent way to do it."
An eBay spokesman estimated that out of the roughly 50 million listings on eBay each day, about five are for body advertising.
"In the grand scheme of things, there isn't a lot of body advertising space up for auction," spokesman Hani Durzy said.
Click in the photo box above to see a picture of available ad space.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — One of Orlando Romero's calves has a leg up on the other 25 calves born within the last two weeks on his ranch east of Tucumcari.
The calf was born with an extra leg, with two hooves, growing from its back.
"She moves like a damn deer. I had a heck of a time trying to catch her," said Jess Weaks, the ranch caretaker. "She's pretty ornery, that's for sure."
The week-old Limousin (search) heifer's extra leg does not touch the ground. It is attached to the calf's back between the shoulder blades and hangs to its right side.
The branch-like growth is the only major difference between the copper-colored calf and the rest of the herd, said Shane Jennings, a neighbor who first spotted the heifer.
"It's just cosmetic. She's out there in the pasture right now, like any other cow. The little booger's doing good. It's in real good health," Jennings said.
Weaks said Romero has talked with veterinarians about removing the leg and will likely transport the calf to his other ranch in Sapello, where it will become an ordinary cow.
"All [Romero] did was laugh when I told him about the calf," Weaks said. "I think he's gonna keep her. She's so cute. Women would die for eyelashes like hers."
Click in the photo box above to see a picture of the calf.
OAKFIELD, N.Y. (AP) — Katie Brownell (search) is in a Little League all her own.
The 11-year-old — the only girl playing in the Oakfield-Alabama Little League (search) — pitched a perfect game Saturday for her Dodgers. She struck out all 18 batters she faced in the six-inning, 11-0 victory over the Yankees.
Oakfield-Alabama officials said they can't remember anybody ever throwing a perfect game in this western New York league between Buffalo and Rochester.
In two games on the mound, Katie has struck out 32 of 33 batters. And she's hitting .714 through the team's first three games.
"She's been pitching for three years, but she really came on and excelled this year," said team manager Jeff Sage.
Katie was almost pulled out of Saturday's game until the scorekeeper reminded her coach she had a no-hitter going. Katie then kept mowing down the opposition and when the last batter was fanned, the crowd erupted.
"Everybody congratulated me," she said.
Click in the photo box above to see a picture of the distaff Randy Johnson.
HOUSTON (AP) — Two Houston police officers were fired after they were accused of downloading nude photographs of a suspected drunken driver from her camera phone.
Officers Christopher Green, 34, and George Miller, 38, were indefinitely suspended earlier this month, tantamount to firing in the department.
As earlier reported in Out There, a search warrant for Green's home accused him of transferring nude photos from the college student's cellular phone to his personal digital assistant.
The warrant also alleged that Miller left the woman a message suggesting they meet at an Italian cafe.
The woman's attorney, Ned Gill, has said he has no idea why she had nude photos of herself or why the officers examined the phone. The woman is from China and speaks little English, Gill said.
Prosecutor Edward Porter, who is leading a criminal investigation, did not immediately return a call for comment Thursday, but another prosecutor said he did not believe there would be charges. State law forbids accessing a computer system without consent from the owner.
Green and Miller were assigned to the department's drunken-driving task force, and the firings could affect other drunken-driving cases, officials said.
EATONTOWN, N.J. (AP) — "Star Wars: Episode Three — Revenge of the Sith" got lost in translation for some fans at a movie theater in New Jersey.
It seems there was a reel mix-up and, at some point in the film, Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi started to speak Japanese.
People at the Loews Cineplex at Monmouth Mall in Eatontown chanted, "Stop the movie, stop the movie" during Wednesday's midnight premiere.
The lights came on and the manager told the audience that the movie would not continue.
Loews marketing senior vice president John McCauley tells the Asbury Park Press the audience was offered the choice of squeezing into other theaters, getting a pass for another showing or receiving a refund.
It's not known how the Japanese version was spliced in.
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