A California woman bit into a hot dog — and swallowed a bullet.
Olivia Chanes, 31, of Mission Viejo, told police she was eating a hot dog Sunday in the food court at the Costco (search) superstore in nearby Irvine when she bit into something hard, reports the Orange County Register.
It turned out to be a live 9-millimeter round. After she went to the hospital with abdominal pains, X-rays revealed another round in her stomach.
"At first I thought it was part of my braces," said Chanes, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Police questioned Costco workers and searched through the food court's remaining packages of Hebrew National (search) hot dogs, but found no more bullets.
"We have no idea where it came from," Irvine Police Lt. Jeff Love told the Times. "It's a very strange occurrence, and obviously, we're very concerned."
Costco CEO Jim Sinegal said from the company's headquarters in Kirkland, Wash., that the hot dogs had been screened and passed through a metal detector before they left the Hebrew National factory.
"Obviously, it's regrettable," he said. "It's difficult to understand how this could have happened."
Chanes, who was told by doctors that it would be best to let the swallowed bullet be expelled naturally, was more upbeat.
"I think it's the most secure way for a bullet to enter your body," she told the Spanish-language newspaper La Opinion. "If a bullet's going to be in your stomach, at least it didn't pierce the skin to get there."
— Thanks to Out There reader Don W.
Defense Lawyer Turns Out to Be Fake
He may not have been for real, but he seemed to do a good job.
A Brevard County, Fla., woman watched in court as her defense lawyer was arrested and put behind bars, reports WFTV-TV of Orlando.
Turns out the man, who'd been claiming to be Scott Siverson, attorney at law, was really named Jorge Luna, and the judge had gotten a letter from the bonafide Scott Siverson explaining that someone else had been impersonating him.
Luna 'fessed up as soon as he was caught.
"He was truthful as to who he really was," said Assistant State Attorney Wayne Holmes. "That's probably why he's sitting in jail for 45 days and not six months."
Luna's client said she had no idea he was operating under false premises. He had already gotten another client sprung from jail, and prosecutors weren't sure how many other cases he'd defended.
Missed Misdemeanor Causes Coitus Interruptus
The deputy would have let the lovemaking couple go — but an unpaid ticket meant the automotive amour had to come to an end.
A passing Summit County, Colo., sheriff's deputy noticed bare buttocks up in the air inside a parked car near the Dillon Reservoir, about 70 miles west of Denver, reports the Summit Daily News.
He tapped on the window, but after discovering the passionate pair were not only consenting adults, but married to each other, he figured there wouldn't be much to charge them with.
Just as a matter of procedure, he ran their names through the computer — and discovered the man had an outstanding $63 unleashed-dog summons.
The interrupted lovemaker put on his clothes and went with the deputy to an ATM and then to the county jail to pay off the fine.
One More for the Road
It's always a woman's prerogative to change her mind.
A Stockton, Calif., woman stabbed her boyfriend, then started driving him to an emergency room, stopped and stabbed him again, reports the Modesto, Calif., Bee.
Police say Serena Prasad, 22, got into an argument Monday with her boyfriend, who police wouldn't name, at his house in Turlock, Calif.
Prasad allegedly stabbed her beau several times in the chest with a steak knife, then thought better of it.
"When she realized what she did," explained Sgt. Matt Speckman, "she threw him in the car and started taking him to the hospital."
But the pair kept arguing inside the car, and Prasad told police she thought, "He ain't getting off that easy."
She pulled over, "got out of the car, stabbed him one time in the shoulder and kicked him in the head," said Speckman.
An officer then showed up and arrested Prasad on a charge of attempted murder. She was held in lieu of $500,000 bail.
The perforated boyfriend's injuries were said to be not life-threatening.
Police would not say what the argument was about, but they did find the steak knife in the back of the car.
— Thanks to Out There reader Don W.
Assault With a Deadly Stuffed Fish
SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — A woman was arrested on accusations she used a mounted fish with a pointy nose to assault her live-in boyfriend, police said.
A state police trooper responded Monday to a domestic dispute and found a 25-year-old man who claimed he was the victim of a knife assault.
The man had several small cuts on his arms, right leg and left shoulder, as well as a bite wound on the same shoulder, a Saginaw police report said.
But when questioned, a 25-year-old woman told authorities she bit her boyfriend back after he bit her first. And she said she never used a knife on him.
She said the man threw her down and hit her several times. That's when she grabbed the fish.
"She could not get away, so she grabbed a decorative fish off the mantle of the fireplace and hit him several times until he let her go," the police report said.
Investigators could find no evidence of knives used at the scene, but did find a mounted fish that was "something like a swordfish," The Saginaw News reported.
The woman had not been charged Tuesday.
Delaware Driveways Full of Bombs
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Delaware dwellers seeking more bang for their buck by using clam shells to pave driveways may get more bang than they bargained for.
For the past three months, surplus munitions dumped at sea decades ago have been turning up in some shell-covered driveways in Sussex County.
Authorities believe the rusted explosives are being dredged up by clam harvesters from the sites where the Army dumped surplus ordnance after World War I and World War II.
Since early February, bomb disposal teams from the state police and Dover Air Force Base (search) have responded to nine complaints, removing nearly 100 war relics from yards and driveways.
Many rural residents in Delaware and southern New Jersey, especially those living on farms and in beach towns, use crushed clamshells as an economical way to create a driveway.
Poultry grower Bill Layton spent $600 in November for about 50 tons of clamshells to cover his driveway. Stone, asphalt and concrete could have cost anywhere from three to 10 times as much.
Last month, Layton spotted a grayish object that turned out be a World War I French rifle grenade. Thirteen more grenades were found later by a state police bomb team.
"We've been riding over them all winter," he said.
Assistant Delmar Fire Company Chief Joe Morris said state police bomb technicians retrieved three WWII pineapple grenades from his property.
"They looked like clumps of rusted metal," he said. "I'm surprised they hadn't blown apart."
Compiled by Foxnews.com's Paul Wagenseil.
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