Inmate tried to hail cab from hospital
BEAVER, Pa. (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies say a western Pennsylvania county jail inmate wearing an orange-and-white striped uniform tried to hail a taxi to escape from a hospital where he was taken for medical treatment.
Holden Wooley, 23, was taken to Heritage Valley Beaver Hospital on Saturday night after a reported seizure. Deputies say at one point during his four-hour hospital visit, Wooley went outside to hail a cab — but the driver refused to pick him up.
When hospital security officers tried to grab him, Wooley ran into the woods. Police say he was arrested a couple hours later when officers used a dog and a stun gun to subdue him.
Kangaroo startles drivers on highway
PASCO, Wash. (AP) — Startled drivers weren’t seeing things — it really was a kangaroo hopping down the highway in Washington state.
The meandering marsupial nearly caused a couple of accidents Saturday and police responded, keeping the ’roo off the road while its owner tracked it down and caught it with help from friends.
The owner lives in an area of the state where it’s legal to own exotic pets.