Friday Fun Facts

Gurney Falls With Dead Body Falls Out of Van

Police say a gurney holding a dead body fell from the back of a coroner’s van at an Olympia, Washington intersection.  The coroner’s van was heading back to the county coroner’s office after responding to a home death.  Police say two gurneys fell out of the van at an intersection.  The gurney holding the deceased person was found in the intersection, while the second gurney rolled down the street and was found in a parking lot.  Police say there was no trauma to the body and the family was notified.

Burglar Forgets To Flush – Arrested by DNA Match

A man accused of burglarizing a home took a bathroom break and left DNA evidence in the toilet that led to his arrest.  The suspect “did his business and didn’t flush it” said Detective Tim Lohman of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office.  Investigators collected the “evidence” and ran a DNA profile. It matched to Andrew David Jensen who was arrested July 28.  Lohman said it’s the first DNA burglary match case he knows of with fecal evidence collected from a toilet.

10 Year-Old Catches State Record – 33 Pound Carp

A 10-year-old who reeled in a giant carp says he knew it was a record contender before he ever got it ashore.  Chase Stokes’ fish did indeed set a state record in Vermont. It weighed in at 33.25 pounds.  The Vermont Fish & Wildlife Department made the record official last month. The fish was a quarter-pound bigger than the previous record holder.