A 61-Year-Old Guy Gets in a Fist Fight With a Bear -- and Wins

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July 7, 2016
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A 61-Year-Old Guy Gets in a Fist Fight With a Bear -- and Wins

If a bear charged you, would you stand your ground and fight?

61-year-old Rick Nelson from Sudbury, Ontario, Canada was walking his dog on Sunday when a bear cub poked its head out of a bush.  But it was scared of Rick, so it started crying for help and that brought his MOTHER over.

Black bears don't usually attack people, unless their babies are in danger.  And this black bear thought that's what was happening, so she CHARGED.

She was over 300 pounds and VERY angry, but Rick made a split-second decision that he had to stand his ground and fight her.  He says he knew most bears are right handed, so before she swung at him, he knew where he'd have an opening, and he punched her in the FACE. 

She still got in one decent shot on him, but his punch was enough to stun her.  Then her cub started wandering away, and fortunately she decided to go after the baby instead of sticking around to fight.  So Rick only wound up with some cuts on his face and his shoulder. 

Click here for some pictures.

 

Herding Hippos

Why let your legacy be drugs when it can hippos instead? Colombian drug lord PABLO ESCOBAR was killed more than 20 years ago in a shootout with police, but his personal zoo was never dismantled.

The drug lord was breeding Hippos in that zoo.  And now, the largest wild hippo herd outside of Africa roams the villages of Colombia. DIEGO ALEJANDRO ROJAS, who's 19, says, "They are like the village pets. I'm more afraid of the snakes than the hippos."

The hippos have no natural predators so they live in paradise.  What started out as four hippos has become a herd of about 35 that just keep reproducing, breaking fences, pooping in surrounding rivers, and polluting them.

 

A Woman Uses the Worst Alibi for a Robbery: "I Was Smoking Crack"

A 45-year-old woman named Sandra Froust recently got arrested for robbing a store at gunpoint in West Monroe, Louisiana.  And she might have come up with the worst alibi ever . . .

Several people identified her SUV, and the whole thing was caught on a security camera.  So she claimed she lent her SUV and her clothes to a woman who just LOOKED like her.  But apparently she couldn't come up with a name.

It gets worse.  She also claimed that she couldn't have robbed the store because she'd been hanging out at home smoking CRACK for the past ten days.  The cops talked to her family, and they confirmed that she DOES smoke a lot of crack.  But they also said she hadn't been home in about a week.  So that made her alibi even thinner.  Stupid Criminals!!!

Now she's facing charges for armed robbery.  Click here to see her mugshot.