What’s your favorite pizza topping? Pepperoni? Anchovies? Dead guys?
Unfortunately for pizza lovers in Pennsylvania, a particularly resourceful delivery guy used his car for both of his jobs — as a Domino's pizza delivery guy and a corpse transporter, the Smoking Gun reports.
Lower Southampton Township Police report that officers flagged down a late model Buick after noticing it didn’t have an inspection sticker.
When the suspicious ride stopped, the officers found that the driver, William Bethel, was driving with a suspended license, so they'd have to impound his ride.
When they had a little look-see in the back of Bethel’s station wagon, they saw a stretcher, some garbage, wet clothing and a pile of piping-hot pizzas waiting to be delivered.
Bethel explained that after he finishes the pizza delivery gig, he transports stiffs in the same car for a funeral home.
But a police check with health officials determined that, though undoubtedly nasty, using the same car to deliver dinner and the deceased did not violate local ordinances.
The wagon is registered to Carl Delia, owner of a “removal service” that carries cadavers to Philadelphia-area funeral homes. Bethel was not arrested.
Thanks to Out There reader Tony L.
Granny's Gotta Have Her Porn and Gangsta Beats
YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — A 62-year-old retired schoolteacher from Yonkers is fighting with Cablevision over an $1,100 bill for porn and gangsta rap. Claudia Lee says the charges appeared on her February bill — one month after she bundled her Cable TV, computer and phone services together with Cablevision.
Despite Cablevision's assurances to the state Attorney General's Office that her problem would be resolved, Lee has been forced to pay the company $779 and must cough up an additional $652 by today or her phone, Internet and television service could be cut.
Cablevision says Lee may not have ordered the Playboy Channel programs but someone in her home did. Lee counters that she lives alone in her one-bedroom apartment, and is only visited by her 81-year-old mother — who is not a porn fan.
She says someone has pirated her service. She adds that every time she calls Cablevision she has gets somebody new that she has to retell her problem to.
Lee has written to the state Attorney General's Bureau of Consumer Frauds and Protection. In a March 21 response letter to Lee, the bureau advised her that Cablevision had agreed to the bureau's request to resolve Lee's complaint.
Here's a Disme, Call Someone Who Cares
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — It cost a lot more than a nickel to buy this half dime.
A 1792 half dime, believed to be one of the first coins minted by the United States, was sold at auction for more than $1.3 million Thursday night at the Central States Numismatic Society convention, officials said.
The winning bidder was a private collector who wants to remain anonymous, said James Halperin, co-chairman of Heritage Auction Galleries of Dallas, which was selling the coin.
The bidding began at $750,000 and advanced to $1.15 million. With a 15 percent buyer's premium added on, the coin sold for $1,322,500.
The coin, mottled blue, gray and gold with time but still considered to be in excellent condition, was thought to have been struck on silver provided by George Washington, officials said.
It depicts a female Liberty figure with flowing hair on the front and an eagle on the back.
The Professional Coin Grading Service designated it a "specimen strike," meaning it likely was made as a presentation piece. The auction catalog description speculates the coin was "perhaps a special gift to a friend of the U.S. or even to George Washington himself."
Two worn 1792 half dimes, or "disme" as it was originally spelled, also were sold at the convention for $14,950 and $69,000, respectively.
Just Another Day in New York ... Yawn
NEW YORK (New York Post) — A daredevil used a fat suit to sneak a parachute up to the observation deck of the Empire State Building for a spectacular stunt jump Thursday — but authorities thwarted his death-defying scheme by grabbing him as he prepared to plummet to the packed Midtown streets.
Jeb Corliss — a stuntman who hosts an extreme-sports show on the Discovery Channel — struggled with guards as he dangled over the edge and begged them to let him fall. But security held him tight as a quick-thinking cop handcuffed him to a fence.
"He was getting really, really angry," said British tourist Christopher Hurst, 25. "They were saying, 'Get back up here.' And he was saying, 'Look, if you don't let go so I can do this, I'm going to die.' "
But Corliss, a top parachutist and BASE jumper who performed during the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show, managed to slip past building security with a devious disguise — a $15,000, full-body fat suit, police said.
The 30-year-old Malibu, Calif., man also donned a fake mustache as he concealed the chute, a jumpsuit, a helmet and an HDTV camera.
Once he got to the 86th-floor observation deck at about 4:30 p.m., he removed the bulky outfit in a bathroom and prepared to climb over the deck's security fence for his jump.
Hurst described a bizarre scene on the observatory as the guards struggled with Corliss — with picture-snapping tourists wondering if the incident was real or a show — and a man in a King Kong costume looked on.
"There were two girls crying," the London man said. "We were wondering, how did he get up here."
Corliss hosts the Discovery Channel's "Stunt Junkies" show, which features daredevils participating in extreme sports. The network last night said the stunt had nothing to do with his show.
In the past, Corliss has jumped off the Petronas Towers in Malaysia, formerly the world's tallest building. His specialty of BASE jumping is an acronym standing for buildings, antennas, spans and earth — all of which can be drop-off points for daredevil parachutists.
Compiled by FOXNews.com's Taylor Timmins.
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