I Guess Robots can’t Swim

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July 20, 2017
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I Guess Robots can’t Swim

Officials in Washington, D.C. say a robot committed suicide.

The K5 security droid has been patrolling the grounds of MRP Realty since last week. But, workers were shocked to find the robot face down in a fountain this week.

Employee BILAL FAROOQUI tweeted about the incident, saying "It drowned itself" and "we got suicidal robots." MRP Realty says the security robot is part of a pilot program that still needs some fine-tuning.  The circumstances surrounding the "drowning" are still being investigated.

 

A Guy Reports a Fake Shooting So Cops Will Find His Phone Faster

I know it feels like you couldn't survive without your phone, nd here’s an example of how far we’ll go when we lose it. 

A 23-year-old guy in Florida named Eric Ross called 911 on Sunday to report a SHOOTING inside a house in Daytona Beach.  A bunch of cops responded and showed up with their guns drawn.  But once they got there, he told them he made it up because his PHONE was in the house, and he couldn't get inside to get it.

It turned out he called 911 earlier that day and said the person who lived there might have it.  Then when the cops didn't show up, he decided to make up the story about a shooting.

He knew it was a little risky too, because he told the operator to make sure the cops didn't SHOOT him when they got there.  They did initially point their guns at him.

He was arrested for misusing 911.  And it turned out he tried to break into the house to look for his phone before he called.  So he's also facing burglary charges.

 

A Guy Lost His Prosthetic Leg, and Two Guys Found It in a Beaver Dam

Two guys, Elliot Fuller and Jason Franklin were riding a canoe down a creek in Wabeno, Wisconsin last week when they saw a LEG sticking out of a BEAVER DAM.

They paddled over to check it out, realized it was a prosthetic leg, and took it home.  And they decided to check Craigslist on the off chance that someone had posted about it.

Believe it or not, someone HAD.  The leg belonged to a 49-year-old guy named Mark Warner who'd lost it on a fishing trip three weeks earlier when his boat tipped over.  One of his friends told him to post on Craigslist, just in case someone found it.

Elliot and Jason contacted him, and they met up with Mark to give him his leg back on Friday.  He gave them a $50 reward.