A driver ended up in jail on theft charges after plugging into a school's outlet without permission. The kicker: He got maybe 5 cents worth of juice for his trouble. The mess began when Kaveh Kamooneh drove to his son's middle school to watch his kid play tennis. He spotted an exterior outlet and plugged in his Nissan Leaf, only to get stopped by a police officer after about 20 minutes. The officer filed a report, and police showed up on Kamooneh's doorstep 11 days later to arrest him. He then spent 15 hours in jail. Kamooneh acknowledges he didn't ask permission to juice up, but he adds that it was a Saturday morning and nobody was around. "A theft is a theft," says one police sergeant.
Weird enough is that a 28-year-old man in Kenya got hit with a 10-year jail sentence for bestiality after being caught having sex with a goat. (Apparently the goat's owner spotted his neighbor in the act.) But weirder still is that the goat itself was brought into court for the sentencing. As one source puts it, "the female goat watched quietly in the corner of the court room as her attacker was jailed for bestiality."
An 11-year-old entrepreneur in Portland, Oregon, got a strange lesson in grown-up economics when she tried to sell mistletoe near the city's public market. A security guard informed her she'd have to move outside the city park's boundaries—or she could just plunk down on the sidewalk and simply ask people for money. "I don't want to beg," says Madison Root, who was trying to make a few bucks to help pay for new braces but opted against the suggestion. "I would rather work for something than beg." One bright spot: A viewer who saw the story on the local news promptly placed 30 orders.
Jeff Bezos announced that Amazon wants to use drones to deliver your order within a half hour. He says that the project, which is heavily in the R&D stage right now, couldn't debut before 2015 even if Amazon were ready because of FAA regulations, but estimates that it could still be another four or five years. The goal is for PrimeAir to do quick and light deliveries (Bezos called out kayaks as an item that the drones probably won't be able to handle) around a 10-mile radius. The drone fleet would be greener than using trucks because it would be all electric, and people's stuff would find them wherever they were based on GPS coordinates they entered at checkout.