Feeling Lucky? Maybe It's That Horseshoe in Your Bottom

Um … he may want to see a doctor about that – but at least he can afford it.

Lucky money magnet Harold Gray, who brought home another $100,000 from a scratch-off lottery ticket just weeks after diligently scratching his way to a $250,000 windfall, says he feels like he has "a horseshoe stuck up [his] behind," The Beaufort Gazette reports.


Though his theory of the roots of his good fortune might sound a little … uncomfortable, one can hardly protest having hundreds of thousands of dollars hurled in one's general direction on something of a biweekly basis.

"I just said — not again — oh man, it's just like a dream come true," Gray said of scratching off the second winner on his wife's 39th birthday.

"I said, here you go — happy birthday, honey … She couldn't believe it; it freaked me out, too — I had to go home and take a little medication to calm me down," he said.

But getting to the … uh … bottom of Gray's love affair with luck might just start with his choice of former residence – on Lottery Lane. It must've been in the cards.

After winning the first chunk of cash, the self-employed contractor pledged to pay off his bills and invest for his retirement. But he's going to have a little more fun with the second haul.

"All my bills are paid off now," Gray said Tuesday. "I'm going to buy a house — I don't know where yet."

And as for his envious friends, Gray insists there's no big secret to his success –- just a heaping helping of the Midas touch.

"Hey — at least it's not a doctor or a lawyer with all the money," he said. "Poor people are getting some of it, too."

And Now This From the Your-Commute-Could-Be-Worse Dept.

NEW DELHI (AP) — In an effort to keep monkeys out of the New Delhi subways, authorities have called in one of the few animals known to scare the creatures — a fierce-looking primate called the langur, the Hindustan Times newspaper reported Wednesday.

The decision to hire a langurwallah — a man who trains and controls the langurs — came after a monkey got into a metro car in June, the newspaper reported.

The langur handler is being paid a retainer of 6,900 Indian rupees ($160) a month, and "he will be called whenever there is a monkey problem," Anuj Dayal, the spokesman for the Delhi Metro Rail Corp., was quoted as saying.

On June 9, a monkey reportedly crawled through some pipes and ended up aboard a train, scowling at passengers and jumping around a car.

Passengers had to be moved to another car while staff chased the dexterous creature, causing delays.

The langur handler was being employed to prevent more such problems.

"There are too many monkeys," Dayal was quoted as saying.

Thanks to Out There reader David B.

Note to Self: Crime Neither Pays Nor Accepts Personal Checks

LACEY'S SPRING, Ala. (AP) — A robbery suspect gave authorities a bit of help when he fled the scene of a noon holdup at People's Bank of North Alabama: He left his personal bankbook.

James Danny Lancaster, 64, of Cullman, was charged with first-degree robbery and remained in Morgan County Jail Tuesday on a $10,000 bond.

Information in the bankbook put investigators on Lancaster's trail. He was arrested less than 90 minutes after the holdup.

When an officer stopped Lancaster's car, police could see money bound by "Peoples Bank" bands inside it, officers said.

Chief Deputy Mike Corley said Lancaster took between $6,000 and $7,000 from a teller. Lancaster allegedly told tellers he had a gun, but he did not brandish a weapon and deputies said they did not find one during the traffic stop.

Thanks to Out There reader Tammy R.

Mmmmm ... Inedible Feast

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A team of surgeons in western Serbia earlier this week took out eight nails, a knife, a pen, a screw, a spoon, a clothes-peg and other, smaller objects, from a young man's stomach, one of the doctors said Wednesday.

"We were astonished," said Dr. Maja Gulan, who helped perform the operation Monday in Uzice, 70 miles southwest of Belgrade.

"We have seen people swallow various things, but never this many," she added.

The identity of the patient has not been revealed. The doctors said he had suffered no major damage to his internal organs, and was successfully recovering.

The case was initially reported by a concerned relative who saw him swallowing the objects, doctors said.

Friends Don't Let Friends Drive ... With Sandwiches?

CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) — A Carlisle man is fighting a DUI charge. Nothing unusual about that — except that he was in the passenger's seat of the car.

A state trooper says Derek Pittman had reached over and was steering the car while his friend, the driver, was taking a bite of a sandwich that he was holding in both hands.

The trooper says the car was weaving on the road, so he gave Pittman a field sobriety test and he failed — with a blood alcohol content nearly three times the legal limit for driving in Pennsylvania.

Pittman's attorney says the driver did not undergo a sobriety test — and besides, the driver never took his hand off the steering wheel, so the charge should be thrown out.

A hearing is scheduled Aug. 22 in Cumberland County Court.

Thanks to Out There reader Melissa P.

Compiled by FOXNews.com's Taylor Timmins.

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