Diana Duyser will never forget the day the Virgin Mary appeared before her on a grilled cheese sandwich ... because she now has a tattoo of the scene.
The Florida woman sold the sandwich in 2004 for $28,000, but on Friday, she had her Virgin Mary of the Grilled Cheese tattooed on her chest, WPLG-TV reports.
"We all believe in certain things, OK, and this is what I believe in and this is what I want near and close to my heart and she'll be there — forever," Duyser told the station.
The holy image appeared on a sandwich that Duyser whipped up nearly 13 years ago.
"It's Publix bread and Land O'Lakes cheese — yellow, American — so you cook that without any butter or oil and that's what happened," she said. "I went to take a bite and she's looking back at me."
She kept it for a decade in a clear plastic box, where miraculously, it didn't mold. Then, in 2004, she sold it in an eBay auction to a gambling Web site, Goldenpalace.com.
The site paid for Duyser's new $1,000 tattoo. They even trotted out the sandwich, in a bullet resistant box, to Miami Ink Tattoo Studio in South Beach, Fla.
Not everybody was so convinced that the still-mold-free image on the toasted bread was that of the Mother of God.
"I think it looks a little like Janet Jackson, a little like Michelle Pfieffer," said Luis Hernandez, adding "I don't see the Virgin Mary in there, no."
Take My Wife ... Please!
RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AP) — The government has ordered an Internet auction site to remove an advertisement in which a Brazilian man offered to sell his wife for about $50.
The Secretariat of Public Policies for Women announced late Friday it had ordered Mercado Livre, partially owned by eBay Inc., to remove the ad and warned it was violating a law banning the offer or sale of "human organs, people, blood, bones or skin."
The advertisement was no longer visible on the site Saturday.
It was posted by a man who gave his name as Breno and said: "I sell my wife for reasons I prefer to keep short ... I really need the money."
The described his wife physically and listed her qualities as a homemaker and companion. He reportedly said she was 35 and "worth her weight in gold."
The Estado news agency said it wasn't clear if the ad was meant as a joke. It said Mercado Livre told it the ad hadn't been noticed earlier because of the large number of products offered on the site — nearly 1 million.
There was no answer Saturday at phone numbers for Mercado Livre or its public relations agency.
Nothing Like a Good Public Shaming
ATTALLA, Ala. (AP) — Shoppers entering a Wal-Mart Supercenter in Alabama got a reminder not to try anything funny: Two shoplifters stood outside with signs reading "I am a thief, I stole from Wal-Mart."
Attalla City Judge Kenneth Robertson Jr. ordered the two people to wear the signs for four hours each during two successive Saturdays.
"The only comments we've heard so far have been positive," said store manager Neil Hawkins. "Most of them thought it was a good thing."
One of the shoplifters, Lisa King Fithian, 46, wore the sign from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to avoid a 60-day jail sentence. Another convicted shoplifter was at the store from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Fithian maintained her innocence. She said her conviction was based on a misunderstanding: She said she was taking a $7 item to the service desk because it would not scan.
Outside the store, she said people who saw her wearing the sandwich board commented that the punishment was "cruel."
Hawkins noted how embarrassing it would be for the public to see someone who got caught shoplifting. "Maybe they'll think twice about doing it," he said.
Get On to the Party Tow Truck
NAPERVILLE, Ill. (AP) — This new taxi service doesn't come cheap, but it may be a bargain compared to the price of a drunk-driving arrest.
Smith Cos. plans to launch a towing taxi service called NDUIT (No DUI Tonight) this week in Naperville, a suburb of Chicago. It will allow intoxicated drinkers to call for a ride home in a tow truck that will also haul their cars.
For an unscheduled pickup, the fee will be $85, plus $2 per mile. If someone has a hunch that they are going to overindulge, reservations are available for $65, plus the towing fee.
Smith vice president Frank Sheppard said he believes the service is unique.
"There are a lot of businessmen and women, and we feel it's the best place, suburb-wise, to do this," he said.
Naperville police Capt. Gary Bolt said he does not know if the idea is practical.
"You can probably pay five bucks for a taxi ride and get back cheaper and more comfortably," he said. "In the interest of public safety, I applaud their efforts, but I just don't know how well it will be received."
Beware the Wrath of the Vengeful Elevator
OSLO, Norway (AP) — Two young Norwegian vandals overlooked a small but crucial detail when they started smashing up a train station elevator: They were inside it.
And the elevator at the Lillestroem Train Station, north of Oslo, appeared to be the vengeful sort, sealing its doors and holding the two for the police.
"Vandalism is always sad, but a lot of people do see the humor in this," Ellen Svendsvoll, of the National Rail Administration, said Monday. "They got what was coming to them."
The two vandals, identified only as men in their early 20s, went into the elevator late on April 21, waited for the doors to close, and started to kick them, she said.
They kicked so hard that the doors jammed, and the elevator stopped, sending an alarm to security guards. The guards tried to lower the elevator, which only jammed the doors more, so they called the police and fire department.
The firemen freed the two suspects, while the police waited outside.
"Talk about being caught in the act," said Svendsvoll. "I've never heard of anyone being trapped by the elevator they were vandalizing. I don't know what they were thinking. They couldn't have been thinking much."
The two now face criminal charges, as well as a claim from the railroad for the cost of repairs, which Svendsvoll said would probably exceed $16,700.
It's likely to be an open and shut case. Apart from the elevator closing up on the two, a security camera recorded the attack.
Next Time Ask If He's an Alcoholic
SAO PAULO, Brazil (AP) — A Brazilian court has ordered local brewer Ambev to pay $49,400 to an alcoholic beer taster who drank about 3.2 pints of beer each day.
The unidentified employee alleged that the company did not provide the health measures needed to keep him from developing alcoholism, a labor court in the Rio Grande do Sul state said in a statement Friday.
The employee said in his lawsuit that for more than a decade, he drank between 16 and 25 small glasses of beer during his eight-hour shifts at the company
The employee said he also received a bottle of beer after each shift.
An initial ruling had favored Ambev, or Companhia de Bebidas das Americas, which can still appeal the decision. The company alleged the employee already was an alcoholic before becoming a beer taster.
Judge Jose Felipe Ledur said the company still was negligent because an alcoholic should never have been made a beer taster.
Ledur also said the employee's alcohol dependency had worsened in recent years and that even on vacation, the employee felt like drinking the same amount of beer he drank at work.
Compiled by FOXNews.com's Sara Bonisteel.
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