A judge who disagreed with his colleagues on the Pennsylvania state Supreme Court was inspired to write his dissent in verse – to the theme song of "Mister Ed."
Justice Michael Eakin (search), who is fond of writing rhyming opinions, didn't agree when his fellow justices ruled that a drunken driving law can't be enforced against people on horseback.
Keith Travis, 41, and Richard Noel, 49, were riding horses when they were charged with drunken driving, as was a man in a pickup truck who allegedly rear-ended the horse Travis was riding.
All three men failed field sobriety tests, police said, but a judge threw out the charges against Noel and Travis after they argued that the word "vehicles" in the state's drunken-driving law doesn't apply to horses.
Prosecutors said the code includes people riding animals. But the Supreme Court justices cited a similar case in Utah, where judges said such a statute is too vague and thus let the horse-riders off.
Justice Eakin, however, dissented with two stanzas mimicking the theme song of "Mister Ed," (search) a ‘60s TV sitcom about a talking horse:
"A horse is a horse, of course, of course,
but the Vehicle Code does not divorce
its application from, perforce,
a steed as my colleagues said."
"'It's not vague,' I'll say until I'm hoarse,
and whether a car, a truck or horse
this law applies with equal force,
and I'd reverse instead."
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Coupon Offers Discounts on Stomachs
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. (AP) — Some drug store customers in Binghamton, N.Y., are doing a double-take this week when they receive a bonus coupon after making a purchase.
The cash register coupon distributed by a CVS (search) store promises a discount on the customer's next purchase of a stomach.
The coupon offers a savings of $4 "on any stomach purchase of $15 or more."
While some CVS customers may have found the offer a bit funny, the store manager didn't sound amused when asked about it.
The manager said the store wasn't selling stomachs, just stomach remedies.
Actors So Good, They Got Arrested
BELGRADE, Serbia-Montenegro (AP) — A group of Serbian actors filming a bank robbery scene played their parts so well that police mistook them for the real thing and hauled them off to a police station, a newspaper reported Wednesday.
The crew was filming the robbery scene Tuesday on a street in Novi Sad (search), 30 miles north of Belgrade, as part of a project to be shown in a multimedia performance at the nearby Serbian National Theater (search).
"We had just put black stockings on our heads and were carrying plastic handguns needed for the scene, when about 30 policemen surrounded us with pistols pointed at us," actor Aleksandar Gajin told the Vecernje Novosti newspaper.
No amount of explaining could immediately persuade the officers that it was not an actual heist.
Police confiscated the actors' toy weapons and the purported loot — black plastic bags stuffed with newspapers — and briefly interrogated the actors at a nearby police station, Gajin said.
Police released the crew shortly thereafter, Gajin said, adding that the "police used no brutality ... they just warned us that we should have informed them in advance."
Note to Self: Don't Moon Judges
MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — A New Haven man returned to the Milford courtroom where he mooned the judge and this time he left with more prison time.
Three months after dropping his pants in front of Superior Court Judge Patrick Carroll, Richard Brown was back in the courtroom Monday for a plea agreement on a robbery.
Brown's June 23 pants dropping cost him a year in prison. He got six months for contempt of court and an extra six months that the prosecutor tacked on to the sentence offered in a plea agreement for robbery.
Brown's outburst in June began when Carroll told him to say "yes, sir" when addressing the court.
"Sir? Kiss my (expletive), sir!" Brown shouted, dropping the pants of his two-piece prison jumpsuit as he turned to expose his rear end to the bench.
According to terms of the plea agreement, Brown will be sentenced in December to 10 1/2 years in prison for holding up the Krauszer's market in West Haven, on Dec. 11, 2003.
Brown will begin serving that sentence when he finishes his six months for contempt for mooning the judge.
Angry Man Urinates at Video Store
NEW YORK, N.Y. — According to the New York Post, a Staten Island (search) man got so angry when he was asked to leave a video store on Thursday that he decided to go — and peed all over the shop.
The bizarre episode began at 12:30 a.m. in a Blockbuster Video as the manager was closing up for the night, police sources told the paper.
The manager went up to Steven Scott, 33, and asked him to leave, but the stubborn customer refused, authorities told the Post.
Scott became so enraged that he pulled down his pants and urinated on some merchandise in the store, sources said.
After swiping four DVDs and a blank tape, Scott fled the store, the sources said.
The manager called cops and gave them a description of the suspect.
During a search, police arrested Scott after spotting him outside an apartment building nearby. He was charged with criminal possession of stolen property and criminal trespass.
Compiled by FOXNews.com's Marla Lehner.
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