Car on eBay a Real Steal

Looking for a hot new set of wheels?

It's slick, it's speedy and now it's famous. Last week a car thief in the Seattle area led police on a televised high-speed chase in a 1994 Subaru SVX, according to local KOMO 4 News.

Now up on eBay, the owners hope the car's newfound celebrity and the rarity of the model will earn them a pretty penny.

Unfortunately, after the thief drove the car through several fences and up and down an area golf course, it's a little "textured," they say.

"Before the chase, it looked smooth. It was more uniformly blue," Zach Malm, who wrote the eBay ad and whose father Paul owns the car, told KOMO 4 News. "After the chase, it's more textured."

The deal comes complete with all sorts of authentic extras, and the current bid has already shot up past the $5,000 bidding price.

"As an added bonus, we'll include the actual HUGE SCREWDRIVER used to break into this vehicle," the eBay ad promises. "My father's tears are not included. ... The car is in USED condition."

— Thanks to Out There reader Ben R.

Illinois Man Caught With Six Bags of Weed at Courthouse

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Demarco Cortez Whatley of East St. Louis remembered he had to pay a $500 fine at the St. Clair County courthouse.

But the 24-year-old says he forgot he had six baggies of marijuana in his pockets.

Bailiff D'Wayne Sargent says he and his colleagues discovered the marijuana when they searched Whatley after a courthouse metal detector sounded when he walked through.

They found marijuana in one of Whatley's back pockets and both front pockets.

Sargent says Whatley told them he forgot it was there.

Whatley now is charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana. It's punishable by a $1,000 fine and up to a year in prison.

— Thanks to Out There reader Christie O.

Man in Underwear Arrested at School

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A 31-year-old man is facing burglary charges after being caught inside the Bridge Academy charter school in his underwear.

Police said they were responding to an alarm at the school at about 8:15 a.m. Sunday when they found William Hoskins apparently downloading pornography on an office computer.

A duffel bag, clothing and a wallet containing Hoskins' ID, were found on the floor nearby, along with a bucket of urine, police said.

Police said Hoskins told them he went into the school to use the bathroom.

He was held in lieu of $500 bond for an appearance in Superior Court Tuesday.

Python Done In by Its Dinner

MIAMI (AP) — Once again, a python has been done in by its dinner.

After one python exploded after trying to eat an alligator, a 10-foot African rock python was apparently trapped by the turkey it ate at a nursery. The snake couldn't slither back through a fence to digest the bird.

Nursery owner Felix Azquz, 77, noticed one bird was missing early Monday. Then he saw the bulging snake.

"It scared me," Azquz said. "I ran outside to call the police."

The snake will be taken to a zoo, said Capt. Al Cruz of the Miami-Dade Fire Rescue antivenin unit.

Earlier this month, a 13-foot python burst as it tried to swallow a 6-foot American alligator in Everglades National Park. Neither animal survived.

On Sunday, a bulging 12-foot Burmese python was captured near the backyard of a Miami Gardens home. A snake expert said the python had eaten the homeowner's year-old Siamese cat named Frances.

Two-Headed Rattlesnake Found

SAN ANGELO, Texas (AP) — Angelo State University is getting an unusual addition to its collection of reptiles and amphibians: a two-headed rattlesnake.

Chris McAllister, a visiting professor of biology at Angelo State University in San Angelo, said he found the snake after turning over 400 to 500 rocks last month at a Christoval-area ranch, where he and students were scouring for interesting specimens.

While two-headed rat snakes and king snakes are relatively common, a two-headed rattler is not, McAllister said.

The tiny Western diamondback rattler, about as thick as an adult human finger, was less than a foot long and appeared to be a month old, he said. The heads were fused at the neck and functional, although the left head seemed to be the more dominant.

Both tongues flicked out of the mouths, and all four eyes were open, he said. Each head had a full set of fangs, but the snake didn't try to strike at him. In fact, it was lethargic and refused to eat so he euthanized it, he said.

McAllister discovered it had two hearts, two gall bladders, two tracheae and a divided liver.

"They're very important in controlling the rodent population," said McAllister, who was hospitalized for a week in 1996 after being bitten by a rattler. "They're an important part of the ecosystem."

8-Year-Old Girl Sends Red Cross Tooth

BRANDON, S.D. (AP) — An 8-year-old girl with a big heart and loose tooth found a creative way to help people displaced by the hurricanes.

Briton Nordmeyer sent her tooth to the Red Cross chapter in Sioux Falls, hoping the tooth fairy would leave money there instead of under her pillow.

The tooth poked a hole through the envelope and fell out, but her letter made it.

And after word spread of her generosity, a $500 check came in from an anonymous donor.

Briton had told her mother she wanted to do something for the children who lost everything.

"It's really nice to help them get new food, homes, schools, toys, lots of stuff to help them," Briton said.

Compiled by's Andrew Hard.

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