The real Lassie is hailed as a hero

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The real Lassie is hailed as a hero

“We were shaken up, didn’t know what was happening,” Laundry said. “Next thing we know, the cops were there, and it was all because of her.”

Anger management

Later, Faison tweeted: “Totally lost my junk and got booted from the gym. … I hope to be able to find the ref and ask for his forgiveness. I was bad wrong.”

Tennessee state Rep. Jeremy Faison, 45, had to be ejected from the stands at a high school basketball game in Johnson City on Jan. 4 after he became angry at a referee and tried to “pants” him — pull down his trousers. Faison’s son was playing on the Lakeway Christian Academy team, The Associated Press reported.

Story Highlights

  • WMUR-TV reported that Cam Laundry and his passenger had been ejected when his truck hit a guardrail and went off the road on Jan. 3. When state troopers and a Lebanon, N.H., police officer found Tinsley on the side of the road, she evaded capture and led them to the scene of the accident.

  • Tinsley’s reward? A venison burger. Follow-up: Laundry has a February court date for driving under the influence. At least Tinsley was sober.

Our advice to referees everywhere: Always wear a belt.

Conniving cats

Seoul, South Korea’s Metropolitan Fire & Disaster Headquarters is warning citizens: Your cats may burn your house down. According to the agency, more than 100 fires over the past three years have been started by cats, The Washington Post reported. “We advise pet owners to pay extra attention as fire could spread widely when no one is at home,” warned Chung Gyo-chul, an official at the department, which recommends keeping paper towels and other flammable items away from cooking appliances.

Signs of the apocalypse In Texarkana, on the border of Texas and Arkansas, Dec. 30 brought a new phenomenon: fish falling from the sky. KXXV-TV reported that people found fish on their sidewalks and lawns, but city officials have an explanation: “Animal rain” occurs when small water animals are swept up in waterspouts or drafts.

“2021 is pulling out all the tricks,” the city posted on Facebook. “While it’s uncommon, it happens … And please, for the sake of everyone, let’s tiptoe into 2022 as quietly as possible.” Send your weird news items with subject line WEIRD NEWS to WeirdNewsTips@amuniversal.com.