Each week, millions of Americans hop in their cars and drive to work or head out on a family adventure. For most, the trip is uneventful. But for some, the trip can take a turn for the weird. Ever have a ax come crashing through your vehicle's front window? There were a few odd stories this week that have been compiled below by Newsday. Drive safely!
Toddler crashes Jeep, runs home to watch TV
MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. (AP) — Police say a toddler crashed a Jeep into an Oregon home, then ran back to his home to watch cartoons.
Authorities say the 3-year-old boy who was wearing only a diaper climbed into the Jeep Tuesday evening and knocked it out of gear. Witnesses say it rolled down the street, through an intersection and into the house, causing minor damage.
KPTV reports an officer found the boy on a couch watching TV as if nothing had happened. He said his parents weren't home and another relative was sleeping. Police cited 22-year-old Brennan Pennington for failing to supervise a child.
Clowns to the left of me....
WESTWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Clowns to the rescue!
A woman who had just finished performing at a clown show in New Jersey has some fellow clowns to thank after she crashed her car into a utility pole.
About 10 clowns had finished putting on a show at Berkeley Avenue Elementary School in Westwood on Monday and departed in their respective cars. But the clowns' cars came to a halt when they saw another clown in need.
Jack "Poppi T Clown" Erbstein tells The Record (Woodland Park, N.J. ) that the woman was reaching for a GPS device that fell off the windshield when she veered off the road. Police Chief Frank Regino says the 68-year-old sustained minor injuries.
The clowns are members of Call Us Clowns, a not-for-profit organization that performs clown shows at schools and hospitals.
Ax crashes through front window
TOPSFIELD, Mass. (AP) — It was a scary moment on a highway north of Boston when an ax smashed through the windshield of a car.
Massachusetts State Police say the ax bounced out of a landscaper's dump truck at about 11 a.m. Wednesday on southbound Interstate 95 in Topsfield. They released a photo showing the ax with a corner of its blade stuck in the passenger side of the car's dashboard. The handle was sticking through the windshield.
Police say the car's passenger was "shaken up" but not hurt. The truck driver, from Peabody, Massachusetts, was cited for failing to secure the ax, which carries a $200 fine.