Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Hoping to make a clean getaway

The news has been relentlessly bleak recently. Murders here, murders there, murders everywhere, and the occasional eating of babies.

The heat is unrelenting, 100 degrees here, 100 degrees there and no rain to speak off. I have murdered my lawn. I will undoubtedly be prosecuted by my friendly neighborhood home owners association.

The ennui of Summer is here. So enjoy a bit on the lighter side of the news.

Sleepy car thief arrested in car wash

A dozy Australian thief has been arrested, after police say they caught him asleep at the wheel of a stolen car - in a car wash. South Australia Police say the 30-year-old man drove the Audi convertible into an automatic car wash in the early hours of Monday morning, and then apparently nodded off.

A service station attendant called the police at 3 a.m. when he noticed the car hadn't moved for an hour.