A man died on Christmas Day in Germany after he was hit in the head by a flying piece of metal from a condom machine that he and two accomplices blew up in an apparent robbery attempt, police said on Monday.

The 29-year-old man was taken to hospital in the western town of Schoeppingen, near the Dutch border, by the two other men who fled the scene of the explosion in a car, leaving behind condoms and money scattered around the gutted vending machine.

The two men told hospital officials that their friend had fallen down the stairs, injuring his head.

Suspicious of their story, the officials called the police.

During questioning, police said, one of them admitted that the three had blown up the condom machine, and that their cohort was hit in the head by metal as he tried to take cover from the explosion.

Maybe that’s not the type of grass that we were talking about

By Marty Carlson

Sometimes I need to follow my instincts a little more than I do. When I first heard of the story in Oakdale but a 14-year-old that was being praise for going out and earning money by mowing lawns. He was doing so so he could take his girlfriend out on a date. My first impulse was why we praising this young man so lavishly for doing something that kids have done since I was little.

Or is it that is so rare these days for someone to go out and earn their own money and not live off of others?

In today’s Oakdale leader newspaper reporter Richard Paloma reveals the rest of the story. It seems this young man, on his Facebook page, likes to brag about his marijuana use and the effects that it has on him and is a big fan of the use. The newspaper posted multiple pictures from this young man’s Facebook page of marijuana pipes, bongs, and other assorted paraphernalia including pictures of marijuana itself.

It also goes on to say that some mother stated that he was in counseling for his addictions to the drug. Now I’ve had a lot of idiot’s yell at me claiming this marijuana, is a herb, non-addictive and extremely safe drug. They here we are with a 14-year-old who may or not be lying to the public to get money for his addiction and I guess somehow some people feel this is acceptable as long as it feeds their need and wants and desires to get loaded, and they don’t really give a shit about the youth that are we making this drug more readily available.

I do a lot of commenting on the Modesto bee articles and letters to the editors, and have been roundly criticized and ridiculed for my anti-marijuana beliefs. And yes I put it in the same category as alcohol is what it’s done to our society. We seem to be a society that now has geared to it’s all about me mentality and what I want and to hell with everybody else, we used to have common goals common beliefs and now everybody is in selfish mode just wanting to do for themselves, and they’re willing to do for themselves with no consciousness about the effect it has on others.

In my opinion this is becoming a major issue that is going to escalate in this country in the near future. If a bunch of people don’t like Donald Trump there willing to start a riot to keep his rallies from have happening. There willing to stop freeways to keep traffic from getting there, and then scream like little bitches when somebody drives through anyway when the jumping out in the middle the freeway in front of cars.

America is time to grow the flock up get your ship together and start looking at solutions instead of creating more problems and obstacles.


A man pulled over in a routine traffic stop found himself behind bars over a long-overdue copy of the Tom Green comedy “Freddy Got Fingered.”

The North Carolina man, James Meyers, was pulled over for a broken brake light. When the Concord, NC officers ran a check on his driver’s license it showed an outstanding warrant for a movie he had rented and failed to return — in 2002.

“The guy brings me to the back of the car and he goes: ‘Sir, I don’t know how to tell you this, but there’s a warrant out for your arrest from 2002. Apparently you rented a movie, ‘Freddy Got Fingered,’ and you never returned it,'” he recounted the officers telling him in a video posted to YouTube.

“That’s what my local law enforcement officers are up to,” he says in the video. “They’re not out here catching heroin dealers.”

He was handcuffed before being taken into the magistrate’s office, according to a local media report.

When stopped, he was on his way to drop off his daughter at school, he says. The officers, who Meyers described as courteous, allowed him to complete the school run before turning himself in.

Open warrant

The Rowan County warrant remains open, according to the report, and Meyers is liable for a fine. He’s due in court on April 27 to answer the charge of failure to return hired property, a misdemeanor.

The film in question, “Freddy Got Fingered,” starring comedian Tom Green and actor Rip Torn, was a relatively new release at the time. The video shop, J&J Video in Salisbury, North Carolina, has since closed.

Green himself has developed an interest in the case, tweeting on Thursday, “I just saw this and am struggling to believe it is real.”

He has since referenced the case — and the movie — in a number of tweets.

The Canadian comedian, interviewed on an Australian TV show, talked about the incident, adding that he’d contacted Meyers and they’d “had a good laugh about it.”

“It’s a completely bizarre story… it’s an example of how bureaucracy can get out of control.”