All he needed was a Bible and a lot of attitude.
A young man drove up in a pickup truck to a Farmington, N.M., Chevrolet dealership Monday, walked in and demanded that he be given a new car, reports the Daily Times of Farmington.
When asked how he planned to pay for the vehicle, the man's answer was simple: Jesus would finance it for him.
Then he became threatening.
"He said, 'If you don't give me the keys to the car, I'm going to drive it [the pickup] through the showroom window,'" said Webb Chevrolet Toyota (search) Finance Officer Bob Bish.
The man, who identified himself as Ray Montano, then walked back out to the gray Ford Ranger (search) truck sitting in the parking lot as employees and customers quickly backed away.
"He said he was going to do it," salesman Dwayne Carlson told the newspaper.
And do it he did. Montano gunned the engine, jumped the truck over the parking-space block, picked up a little speed and went straight into the front windows, shattering glass and knocking over a chair and a plant.
Fortunately, two feet of wall at the base of the windows stopped the truck with only its nose poking into the showroom.
Then Montano calmly got out of the truck, walked back into the showroom, sat down and read the Bible he was carrying as he waited for police to arrive.
Farmington Police Patrolman Mike Archuleta said Montano was arrested peacefully and would be charged with felony criminal damage.
Since the truck was apparently borrowed, and Montano was carrying no ID, authorities weren't even sure Ray Montano was his real name.
"Fifty years in the business — I've had cars go through windows but never intentionally," said dealership co-owner Marlo Webb. "He obviously had some emotional and mental problems. Strange things happen."
— Thanks to Out There reader Laurie O.
Bear Turns Out to Be Beer Snob
BAKER LAKE, Wash. (AP) — Rain-eeeeer .... Bear?
When state Fish and Wildlife agents recently found a black bear passed out on the lawn of Baker Lake Resort, there were some clues scattered nearby — dozens of empty cans of Rainier Beer (search).
The bear apparently got into campers' coolers and used his claws and teeth to puncture the cans. And not just any cans.
"He drank the Rainier and wouldn't drink the Busch beer," said Lisa Broxson, bookkeeper at the campground and cabins resort east of Mount Baker.
Fish and Wildlife enforcement Sgt. Bill Heinck said the bear did try one can of Busch, but ignored the rest.
"He didn't like that [Busch] and consumed, as near as we can tell, about 36 cans of Rainier."
A wildlife agent tried to chase the bear from the campground but the animal just climbed a tree to sleep it off for another four hours. Agents finally herded the bear away, but it returned the next morning.
Agents then used a large, humane trap to capture it for relocation, baiting the trap with the usual: doughnuts, honey and, in this case, two open cans of Rainier. That did the trick.
"This is a new one on me," Heinck said. "I've known them to get into cans, but nothing like this. And it definitely had a preference."
— Thanks to Out There readers Paul C. and Tim A.
Woman Bears Two Sets of Identical Twins
WYNNEWOOD, Pa. (AP) — A woman gave birth to two sets of identical twins — two boys and two girls — a rare occurrence even among quadruplets.
Geana and Kurt Morris, who also have a 2-year-old son, welcomed the four babies starting at 4:10 a.m. Friday.
The twins were born at 29 weeks gestation and are doing well, said officials at Lankenau Hospital (search) in Wynnewood.
Firstborn James Russell weighed 3 pounds; Robert Wayne weighed 3 pounds, 11 ounces; Anna Rose weighed 3 pounds, 9 ounces; and Ella Kathleen weighed 2 pounds, 7 ounces.
Dr. Andrew Gerson, who delivered the babies, put the odds of such an occurrence at about one in 1 million quadruplet births.
There was another twist: Geana Morris, 34, who is also a twin, delivered the children on her birthday.
"It's a very special 'birth' day for me," she said.
— Thanks to Out There reader Travis R.
Boys Arrested for Naked Basketball
POWELL, Wyo. (AP) — Two youths have given new meaning to the term "shirts and skins."
Police arrested the two boys after they were found playing one-on-one basketball on a street with a portable hoop — in the buff.
The two were cited for indecent exposure, putting an end to the late-night contest.
According to Sgt. Mike Williams, no alcohol was involved and the reason for the activity Aug. 7 was unexplained.
The two will have to explain it to the judge, he said.
Man Tries to Smoke Crack as He Sinks Into Lake
NORTH PATCHOGUE, N.Y. (AP) — A police chase ended when a Long Island motorist drove into a backyard pond and tried to smoke a crack pipe just before his car sank, police said.
Officers tried to stop Yasyn Abdul-Mattin, 32, after seeing him driving erratically at about 12:16 a.m. Friday, Suffolk County Police said.
Instead of pulling over, Abdul-Mattin took off and went up a private driveway, continuing into a backyard pond, police said in a news release.
Police said Abdul-Mattin refused to get out of the car and tried to light a crack pipe instead. Just before the car sank, he climbed out a rear window that an officer had broken, police said.
Police said they were charging Abdul-Mattin, of Smithtown, with driving while impaired by drugs and several traffic violations.
Parking-Lot Fire Fails to Impress Girlfriend
LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) — A young man's passion ignited a fire this week that only his girlfriend and the Lewiston Fire Department could put out.
Police said that last Wednesday evening, Chihao Wu, a student studying English at Lewis-Clark State College (search), arranged rolled-up clothes, doused in lamp oil, in a parking lot to spell "Happy Birthday" in his native language. He then summoned his girlfriend and lit the fiery display.
When police and members of the Lewiston Fire Department arrived, they found Wu stomping on the still-burning clothing. The would-be Casanova's conflagration ended when the fire department took an extinguisher to the flames, police said.
Despite a language barrier, police officer Nick Krakalia questioned Wu.
"It was his lady friend's birthday and he lit this fire in celebration," Krakalia wrote in his report.
Wu said there was no tradition of such displays in his country, but he was trying "to show devotion to the female," Krakalia said.
Wu cleaned up the mess and was not ticketed for the incident.
When asked if she was impressed with the display, Krakalia said the girlfriend simply said "No."
Compiled by FOXNews.com's Paul Wagenseil.
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