– One elderly Ohio man just can't seem to keep his clothes on.
John Welday, 89, was arrested and charged with public indecency after being caught by police cruising in the buff for the third time, WTVO-TV reports.
Not only was Welday driving while naked, he was carting around more than 100 pictures of himself sporting nothing but his birthday suit.
Police Chief Barry Carpenter of Martins Ferry, Ohio, said there is nothing illegal about the pictures, but he is worried Welday may have been leaving the photos in public places.
"We find concern with it when he is traveling past a park where children are known to frequent," Welday said.
A neighbor of the elderly nudist was shocked by the arrest, and said Welday would never be a threat to children.
"What upset me was when they mentioned the fact he maybe would exhibit himself in front of children," said the woman, who chose not to be identified. "There's no way, like I said, I grew up around him, my children grew up around him, and anybody you talk to that knows Jack, will tell you the same."
Welday pleaded not guilty Friday.
Polly Wants a Party
Some birds just don't know when to keep their beaks shut.
One British family is facing eviction from their home because their pet parrot is offending the neighbors, reported The Sun newspaper in Britain.
Sparky the African grey has taken to squawking, "Show us your knickers" at passersby, among other unseemly comments.
“Sparky’s a real character and never shuts up," said tenant Paula Bedford.
“She likes to look out of the window at people passing by. Most people just laugh it off," said Bedford. “How do you tell a parrot to mind her language?"
Sparky belongs to Paula’s lodger Vinnie James, who has had the precocious bird for 15 years.
“I haven’t been teaching her swear words, but she seems to have picked up a few,” he insisted.
They'll Ticket Anyone These Days
WESTTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — According to New York City's traffic office, Russell Falkena ran a red light on Manhattan's West Side — in his rowboat.
The 46-year-old resident of Westtown in upstate Orange County recently received a 50-dollar traffic ticket in the mail for running a light in December. The notice included photographs of the vehicle and its license plate captured by traffic cameras that monitor Manhattan's intersections.
It turns out the plate number on the ticket matches those on the registration for Falkena's aluminum rowboat, which he says hadn't left his yard in years.
Plus, Falkena says, he was returning from a trip out West at the time he was supposedly ignoring the city's traffic laws.
But this West Side story has a happy ending. A city official tells the Middletown Times Herald-Record that the ticket will be dismissed.
Nostalgia Comes Knocking
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (AP) — A class ring lost while a woman was water-skiing more than three decades ago recently was returned, and a newspaper publisher flew into town to reunite it with its rightful owner.
Judy McMullin's Cape Girardeau Central High School class ring has had quite an adventure. She lost the ring she'd only had a month while water-skiing with friends at Lake Wappapello in 1970.
A year later, Shirley Essary of Poplar Bluff discovered the ring at the lake's edge while boating with her family. She recently realized she still had the ring while cleaning out her jewelry box, and wanted to return it to its owner.
Essary's husband, Pat, approached the publisher and co-owner of the Daily American Republic in Poplar Bluff, Don Schrieber, about the ring. Schrieber grew up in Cape Girardeau about 80 miles away and went to the same high school that the missing ring was from; he began to search for the ring's owner.
"What piqued my interest was that I graduated in '71," Schrieber said. "Even though she was a year older, I felt compelled to return it to my classmate."
Schrieber found only one set of initials matching the ring's inscription, J.A.F., in the 1970 class yearbook. Based on that girl's last name, he started calling every Fee in the phone book.
Schrieber reached Judy's mother, who gave him her daughter's phone number in nearby Chaffee and told Schrieber her child's married name is McMullin.
"I couldn't believe he'd found me," McMullin said. "When he told me where the ring was found, I knew it was mine."
On Saturday, Schrieber flew to Cape Girardeau to return the ring to McMullin.
This Reindeer Was a Little Late for Christmas
CAMBRIDGE, Maine (AP) — A Cambridge family was minding its business at home Thursday night when a deer jumped through a parlor window and scrambled through the home before being wrestled into a bathroom and locked in.
Lori Cunningham said the 100-pound doe smashed the window but somehow managed not to upset anything else in their antique-filled home.
She said her husband, Matthew, enlisted a neighbor to herd the deer back outside after they learned wardens planned to wait until this morning to respond. She said the deer was nearly run over by a truck as it fled, but it presumably made it to safety.
Cunningham said the family considers itself lucky that no one was hurt.
Her 4-year-old son was confused by the incident, she said. He wanted to know why there was a reindeer in the house when it's not Christmas time.
How Many Lives Does Frankie Have Left?
MENASHA, Wis. (AP) — Frankie the cat survived a deadly traffic crash and a month of wandering.
Now, thanks to the efforts of a sympathetic town in northwest Missouri, the gray Siamese is being reunited with his owner — a soldier home on leave from Iraq.
A Wisconsin couple had driven to Fort Hood, Texas to pick up the cat after their grandson, Army Specialist Benjamin Miller, was sent to Iraq in late September.
But as 65-year-old Forrest Weber and his wife, Dale, headed back to Wisconsin on New Year's Eve, they were killed in a three-vehicle crash on I-35 near Bethany.
The cat disappeared from the crash site, and Bethany residents kept an eye out for the feline.
One resident spotted the cat Wednesday only 50 yards from the crash site. Frankie came immediately when the resident called to him.
Compiled by FOXNews.com's Hannah Sentenac.
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