Caped Crusader Delivers Pies by Day, Busts Baddies by Night

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a … um … it’s a pizza delivery guy wearing tights!!!!

Cameron Evans may be a mild-mannered pie carrier by day, but when he sees a damsel in distress, he’s not afraid to hit the nearest phone booth to put on his superhero skivvies.

Evans, also known as “Luke Pie-Rocker,” was out delivering dinner in Minneapolis when Teresa Skarman fell victim to a wild-eyed purse snatcher, The Star-Tribune reports.

Lucky for Skarman, Evans was already sporting his superhero garb.

Clad in orange tights, black boots and a cape, the “Pie-Rocker” chased after the mugger, determined (as any good hero) to save the day.

And unlike lesser good guys, he did it without a heroic musical accompaniment.

Evans chased the baddie for blocks and — with the aid of a few other Good Samaritans — got the bag back after trapping the thief in an alley.

He said he wasn’t worried for his safety — just hopeful that others would “do the right thing.”

And Skarman, who filed a police report on the incident, couldn’t be happier with her fortuitous run-in with a real-life superdude.

"I'm so thankful," Skarman said. "He's my hero."

Thanks to Out There readers Ryan P., Robin S. and Phil B.

Judge to Lawyers: Neener Neener Neener

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge, miffed at the inability of opposing attorneys to agree on even the slightest details of a lawsuit, ordered them to settle their latest dispute with a game of "rock, paper, scissors."

The argument was over a location to take the sworn statement of a witness in an insurance lawsuit.

In an order signed Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Gregory Presnell scolded both sides and ordered them to meet at a neutral location at 4 p.m. June 30 to play a round of the hand-gesture game often used to settle childhood disputes. If they can't agree on the neutral location, he said, they'll play on the steps of the federal courthouse.

The winner gets to choose the location for the witness statement.

"We're going to have to do it," said David Pettinato, lead attorney for the plaintiff, Avista Management. "I guess I'd better bone up on 'rock, paper, scissors' rules."

Last year, officials of the auction houses Christie's and Sotheby's engaged in the game to decide who would get to sell a $17.8 million collection of art offered by a Japanese electronics company. Christie's won.

Thanks to Out There readers Daniel 'GlimmerTriplet' H., Laura V., Melissa P. and Rob E.

Kitty Gets Big for His Britches, Busts Bear's Butt

WEST MILFORD, N.J. (AP) — At least one bear in West Milford doesn't want to know Jack.

Jack is a 10-year-old orange-and-white tabby. And when the cat spotted the bear in a neighbor's yard, the clawless kitty took action.

The bear scurried up a tree and eyed the cat for about 15 minutes, while Jack stared and hissed from the ground. The bruin inched its way down before jumping off and running away.

But Jack chased the bear into the brush and up another tree.

That's when Jack's owner realized what was happening and called her cat. The bear took off as Jack rubbed up against its owner and the neighbors.

Jack's owner, Donna Dickey, tells The Star-Ledger of Newark Jack considers the area his turf and doesn't want anyone in his yard.

Thanks to Out There readers Rob E. and Melissa P.

At Least He's Honest

SYDNEY, Australia (AP) — A man who was quarantined along with 59 other passengers who fell ill on an Australian cruise ship says he deserves a refund because he wasn't sick, just hung over.

A cruise ship owned by P&O Cruises Australia docked in Sydney on Friday after an outbreak of gastroenteritis sickened dozens of passengers during a 10-night cruise along the Queensland state coast.

Sick passengers were quarantined to prevent the gastroenteritis, which causes vomiting and diarrhea, from spreading.

But passenger Michael Wanless said he was wrongly quarantined after doctors confused his hangover for the illness.

"Quarantine me, that's fair enough, but I think that I'm entitled to be reimbursed for that part of the trip," he told the Australian Broadcasting Corp. on Friday.

The ship "Pacific Sun" was to be sanitized in Sydney, and P&O was providing free medical treatment to all infected passengers, the ABC said.

Compiled by's Taylor Timmins.

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