Three pint-sized trick-or-treaters got something meant for adults this Halloween — cans of beer instead of candy.
Dave Kozicki's 9-year-old son and two friends were wrapping up their neighborhood route about 7 p.m. Sunday, the Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, father told the Canadian Press wire service.
One man answered his door, apparently drunk. He tossed a can of Kokanee beer (search) into each boy's bag, then told them not to come back.
"Firstly you think it is kind of funny," Kozicki said, "but then I started thinking who knows what other stuff is going on and what else he is doing. I figured at the very least police should know about it."
Saskatoon cops charged a 53-year-old, whose name wasn't released, with distributing alcohol to minors. The beer was confiscated.
"I was kind of concerned because they were 9 years old. It's not like they were 16," said Kozicki. "I suppose a 16-year-old might appreciate it, but my kid and his buddies just thought it was kind of odd."
NATICK, Mass. (AP) — One thing was clear when 7-year-old Hunter Campbell's parents spotted a glittering object in his Halloween candy haul.
This was no Snickers bar.
A 14-carat engagement ring belonging to newlywed Paulie Andreosatos-Gavin had slipped off her finger when she was doling out candy to young Hunter.
The Natick resident had just had the ring re-sized and it was a little bigger than normal.
The panicked newlywed spent an anguished evening looking for the ring before deciding to check with police.
Luckily for her, Campbell's parents had turned in the ring as soon as they found it.
A grateful Andreosatos-Gavin told the MetroWest Daily News that she and her husband were planning to send Hunter a reward.
NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. (AP) — Maybe the nation isn't as divided as all the pundits claim.
After all, Upper Burrell Township neighbors Kerry Bush and John George have made it through the presidential campaign on speaking terms.
"I don't think people have put two-and-two together," George said, noting that neighbors haven't targeted either man with election year pranks.
George said it was his fourth-grade son, Cole, who noticed that the neighbors' names combine to form those of President George W. Bush and his Democratic challenger, Sen. John Kerry.
Bush manages a company that just got the cleaning contract at a nearby hospital, and said his name helped break the ice with his new co-workers.
And he has a ready reply to their most frequent jokes.
"I don't feel at all like a flip-flopper," Bush said. "I get called Mr. Bipartisan."
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Forgive some women for being a tad bit miffed when the hunky men who had offered to drive them to polling stations arrived. After all, the men were fully clothed.
The plan had called for the men of Long Tom Grange (search) — Oregon's best-known nudie calendar — to offer voters a free limo ride to ballot drop-off sites.
The men made headlines last year when they bared all for a calendar benefiting local schools.
Linda Roberts was surprised when 66-year-old rancher John Lopes greeted her in jeans and a cowboy shirt. As Mr. May in the group's 2005 calendar, he wore only his belt and boots astride his horse.
The group had considered going topless.
"But it's too cold," Lopes confessed.
Most Oregon voters mailed in their ballots, though some wanted to go drop them off in person. The men seized on the ballot delivery service as a way both to publicize their second calendar and to promote voter participation.
Despite the lack of nudity, Roberts, 46, a stay-at-home mother of two, was grateful for the group's service Monday afternoon for people like her: "slackers and procrastinators."
"Then I heard that their limo was coming for people and I thought, 'What a great way to go to the polls. I'd better fill my ballot out!'"
SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — Honesty may often be the best policy, but during a traffic stop over the weekend in Somerset County, it may have cost a father and his daughter some time behind bars.
Police say a pickup truck being driven by 18-year-old Megan Lee Cummings crossed over the center line before it was stopped.
When a trooper asked why there was a soda can in a plastic bag in the glove compartment, which had been opened to retrieve a license, police say Charles Cummings told them, quote, "I smoked crack with it."
Cummings continued, telling troopers that there was cocaine in a luggage bag in the bed of the truck and on the passenger side of the floor, and marijuana inside a cooler.
Troopers seized $26,000 from the truck, which police say Cummings told them was from selling drugs.
Cummings and his daughter, who both live in Johnstown, were being held Monday in the Somerset County Jail.
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — A 44-year-old man is accused of breaking into a student housing area at Idaho State University (search) to steal underwear from the laundry room.
The man, who reportedly admitted he was wearing a stolen thong during the interview with police, is charged with two counts of unlawful entry and two counts of petit theft.
After several reports of missing female undergarments, Idaho State University's Public Safety began paying more attention to the laundry room's surveillance camera.
While checking the monitor at headquarters the evening of Oct. 22, an officer noticed a man rummaging through laundry and called Pocatello police.
Campus security officers arrived to find the suspect still at the scene.
Pocatello police Lt. Steve Findley said the man admitted having a long-standing affinity for stealing women's underwear.
"Reports like this are fairly infrequent," Findley said. "And it's very infrequent that someone with a glitch like this is actually apprehended."
The man, who was not identified, is not a student at the university.
Compiled by FOXNews.com's Paul Wagenseil.
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