Fetch Me My Credit Cards

There's one doggie in Texas whose deposits are more than welcome.

Buzz, a 7-year-old border collie from Amarillo, has been trained to make deposits at the bank, the Amarillo Globe-News reports.

His master, Willow Creek Kennels (search) owner John Beard, has trained Buzz to be a finance dog — he hands bags of money to bank tellers, gives credit cards to cashiers and even routes monthly reports to the kennel accountant.

"He's so much fun to wait on," Citibank teller Shelly Kearns told the newspaper. "In fact, I tell John when he comes in without him, 'OK, now you're going to have to drool on my counter.'"

Border collies are working dogs, Beard explained, and need to stay busy.

"He goes everywhere I go. If they allow dogs, he goes in," said Beard. "He goes to the hardware store with me. He takes my credit card and pays for me."

"He'll stand right here on his hind legs and wait while I count the money," Lisa Aguilar, a cashier at Pride Home Center (search), said. "I think he's a pretty neat dog."

Buzz is a perfect, patient, polite customer, said Kearns.

"He drools a lot," the bank teller said, "but that's about it."

— Thanks to Out There reader Erin T.

Every Who Down in Whoville Was Really a Cop

WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A Wetzel County man pulled out his Grinch (search) mask about five months too early.

Wheeling officers stopped 42-year-old Norman Eugene Gray of Proctor last Tuesday morning, telling him to take the mask off and not put it on again.

According to police reports, Gray took the mask off and asked why he couldn't wear it. After officers told him that wearing masks in public is illegal, he reportedly put the mask back on and said he didn't think it was illegal.

Gray was then arrested and the mask confiscated.

Ohio County Prosecutor Scott Smith said wearing a mask or hood in public is a misdemeanor under state law, punishable by a fine of up to $500, up to a year in jail, or both.

Smith said masks can hinder efforts by law enforcement officials in identifying criminal suspects.

Children up to age 16 are allowed to wear masks.

Other exceptions are safety gear used in occupations, theatrical productions, civil defense, protection from bad weather — and, of course, Halloween masks.

— Thanks to Out There reader Kevin C.

Man Flees Cops, Embraces Cliché

ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) — Police say an 18-year-old who robbed a taxi driver shot himself in the foot — literally.

Rodriquez Lamar Massett of Atlanta pulled a handgun after an Acapulco Taxi cab picked him up and drove him to a McDonald's restaurant, Roswell Police Sgt. James McGee said.

The suspect took $74 and fled on foot but was spotted by police.

"While the suspect was running, the weapon discharged, striking the suspect in the foot," McGee said.

Massett was transported to North Fulton Regional Hospital (search) with a minor injury, he said.

— Thanks to Out There reader James A.

A Little Dirt on the Collar Goes a Long Way

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Smearing dirt on their work shirts so they'd look more like laborers, 16 men cashed counterfeit paychecks totaling about $13,000 at a gas station, authorities said last Wednesday.

Three other men who may have been directing the operation also were arrested, Westchester County District Attorney Jeanine Pirro (search) said.

Pirro said the men, most of them from Mexico and some suspected of being illegal immigrants, moved into an Elmsford motel last week. She said her office was tipped to their activity by the state Department of Motor Vehicles.

On Friday, the men drove to a gas station in upstate Catskill that provides check-cashing privileges to employees of Casings Inc., a local tire recycling company.

At the side of the road, the men rubbed dirt onto a pair of blue work shirts, then went into the gas station in pairs with counterfeit weekly salary checks of between $400 and $500, Pirro said. They cashed 34 fake checks for about $13,000, she said.

They were charged with grand larceny and possession of forged instruments.

Peeved Principal Punishes Pranksters

DELEON SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — The high school seniors thought they were pulling a memorable graduation prank when they sneaked into the school one morning and covered the toilet seats with plastic wrap and greased up the door handles.

They even left a note for the principal that read, "We love you, Mr. Pearson."

But Mr. Pearson wasn't amused — he canceled the graduation ceremony and ordered the school's senior class to stay home the last six days of school.

"They have to learn self-control," said Lighthouse Christian Academy (search) Principal Luke Pearson.

Early last Thursday, seven of the school's eight seniors sneaked into the school and pulled off their prank. They even replaced the desk in Pearson's office with a child-sized version.

Some parents and students said the punishment was too harsh.

"We thought it was funny," said senior Dottie Jo Thomas. "I still think it's funny."

Compiled by FOXNews.com's Paul Wagenseil.

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