Published January 14, 2015
It was almost a rerun of the great Johnstown Flood (search).
On Saturday morning, Glenn Eugene Kimmel III walked into someone else's home in Somerset, Pa., just 25 miles down the road from where 2,200 people drowned after a dam burst in 1889.
The 29-year-old man walked upstairs, turned on the bath, climbed into the tub — and passed out.
By the time the people who lived there got home, reports the Tribune-Democrat of Johnstown, the bath had overflowed, the upstairs was saturated with water and part of the living-room ceiling had collapsed onto the ground floor.
Kimmel, meanwhile, was found happily snoozing on a bedroom floor, clad only in a bath towel.
Police said he appeared to have been drinking.
"He was not an invited guest and is not known to the resident," read the police report.
Kimmel, though a resident of nearby Boswell, turned out to be wanted in Virginia for allegedly stealing cash and a video camera.
Back in Pennsylvania, he was booked on charges of criminal trespass, disorderly conduct and criminal mischief, and faces a hearing Monday.
Damage to the home was estimated to be well over $1,000.
— Thanks to Out There reader John K.
JAMESTOWN, N.C. (AP) — Hairy toes gave away an alleged peeping Tom in the women's locker room at the Mary Perry Ragsdale YMCA (search).
A Greensboro man hiding in the women's locker room the night of Dec. 7 was caught peeping after a woman in a neighboring shower stall spotted his hairy feet, authorities said.
David Herbert Witham, 43, was charged with six counts of "secretly peeping in the room of females."
Authorities said a man hid in a shower stall and used a small mirror to catch glimpses of showering and disrobing women. He failed to conceal his bare feet.
"One of the victims saw his feet, and they were hairy," said Sgt. J.D. Church of the Guilford County Sheriff's Department.
Police said several women were in the locker room at the time of the incident. One of the women notified YMCA management, who called authorities.
— Thanks to Out There reader Lynn S.
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Police said Ryan M. Steel picked a pretty bad place to grow dozens of large marijuana plants — on land owned by a retired police chief.
Steel, 26, of Upper Makefield Township, was charged with manufacturing a controlled substance, criminal trespass and agricultural vandalism.
Authorities said he grew the plants on land owned by Robert Bell, the retired police chief of Bucks County's Springfield Township.
It was unclear why Bell's land was chosen to grow the plants.
"I don't think he had any knowledge of where he was," said Bell, who lives more than 20 miles away from Steel. "It was a this-is-your-brain-on-drugs type of thing."
Police pulled 29 6- to 10-foot-tall plants from Bell's property in September and arrested Steel on Dec. 2. Authorities did not say how they concluded Steel was the one who planted the crops.
Steel did not return a phone message seeking comment from The Intelligencer newspaper, and his father declined to comment when reached at home.
— Thanks to Out There reader Ted B.
NANAIMO, British Columbia (AP) — A bus passenger checking an unattended purse for identification found a human skull inside, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (search) said.
A woman spotted the purse on a bench at a bus stop a few blocks from the downtown area in this Vancouver Island town and immediately brought it to police, shaken by the discovery, Constable Jack Eubank said.
"She was headed to the ferry, just carrying on normal business, and then found this thing," Eubank said.
After the woman brought it to police Nov. 30, the skull was sent to Simon Fraser University (search) in Burnaby for analysis by a forensic anthropologist.
Another couple of weeks of testing is needed to answer such questions as gender and approximate time of death, Eubank said.
The skull is not a new specimen and could have been found and kept by someone, he added.
"In my experience on the West Coast, there's a number of ancient aboriginal burial sites around, and every now and then they get disturbed," he said. "I've seen it many times."
Eubank described the handbag as dark brown with wavy black horizontal lines, somewhat like a tiger skin pattern.
"We want to see if it jogs anybody's memory, or if somebody had a valid reason to be carrying this around and then inadvertently left it," he said. "We don't know."
LONDON (AP) — A drunken soldier sparked a security alert when he left a costume party dressed as a homicide bomber, wearing a turban, false beard and a combat jacket stuffed with pretend explosives, British police said last Friday.
A member of the public called police after seeing the sergeant in his costume walking along a road near the Aldershot (search) army base in southern England the previous Wednesday.
Fifteen police squad cars, armed officers, dog handlers and members of the Royal Military Police were called to the alert.
The soldier, a member of the Coldstream Guards (search) who had been attending a costume party celebrating his regiment's role in the 1815 battle of Waterloo, was arrested and spent the night in custody.
He was charged with a public order offense and fined around $150, police said.
LOS BANOS, Calif. (AP) — City officials here must decide whether to charge an 87-year-old man for damage caused when he tried to erect a fence in the middle of a street bordering his property.
Bernard Gardner said he was trying to reclaim property the city of Los Banos took from him for a street-widening project in the 1940s, when he was off fighting in World War II.
The street was damaged when one of Gardner's neighbors used a jackhammer to dig three post holes in the middle of West L Street. He was stopped by city crews in Los Banos, about 50 miles south of Modesto.
Gardner said he was upset that in August the city tore out cactus he had planted along a fence bordering the street.
"I was perfectly willing to let them have the street until they took out the cactus," Gardner said. "They just came and ripped everything out. I tried to point out that I owned the property."
Public Works Director Ray DeSa said the cactus was in the city's right of way and was removed for a repaving project.
"Currently Mr. Gardner's property line ends where the fence is," DeSa said. "There is no property in the street. He unfortunately may be misinformed."
Compiled by FOXNews.com's Paul Wagenseil.
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