NO WAY HEADLINES of the Day

Upset that he was told "no," an Aussie kids told his folks he was off to school, and headed for the airport instead.


You have to give kids credit when they do amazing things. But when those "amazing" things are more on the audacious side? Well, that's something else - and that's what an Australian family is dealing with after their 12-year-old took things way too far after an argument with his parents.

Apparently, he didn’t like hearing the word “no” from his mom. So the boy - identified as "Drew" (not his real name) - tricked his nana into giving him his passport, and he took Mom’s credit card and bought himself a ticket to Bali. Wait, what? Yup.

And because he’s 12, he’s allowed to travel alone with a passport and student ID. As the story goes, 'Drew' told his folks he was off to school, then took a train to the airport, hopped a flight out of the country, and landed in Denpasar for a four-day adventure on his mom’s dime - nice hotel and all. Of course, mom also had to pay to go get him. Is he sorry? Not even a little, saying: “It was great because I wanted to go on an adventure.”

Source: News 9 Australia


The woman has been charged a hefty fine for bringing her airline-issued snack through customs.


The U.S. Customs and Border Protection have fined a Colorado woman $500 after she saved her Delta Airlines-issued apple. Crystal Tadlockhad been travelling from Paris back to the U.S. when flight attendants on her Delta flight passed out apples in sealed plastic bags with the Delta logo on it. Tadlock stashed her apple in her carry on to save for later if she got hungry on the second part of her trip.

Well, U.S. customs had a different idea. When Tadlock arrived back in the U.S., she went through customs and her bag was searched at random. The customs agent soon found the apple. "He had asked me if my trip to France was expensive and I said, 'yeah.'," explained Tadlock. "I didn’t really get why he was asking that question, and then he said 'It’s about to get a lot more expensive after I charge you $500.'" She told to the agent that she received the apple from Delta and asked if she could throw it out or eat it. He allegedly told her no and fined her. Tadlock plans on fighting her charge in court. She says, "It’s really unfortunate someone has to go through that and be treated like a criminal over a piece of fruit.”

  • For those who don't know - U.S. Customs and Border Protection has a VERY strict policy that “every fruit or vegetable must be declared to a CBP Agriculture Specialist or CBP Officer." A spokesperson for the CBP says that items that are not declared are “confiscated and disposed of” by the CBP and failure to declare the products could result in a fine up to $1,000 per first-time offense.

Source: Fox 31 Denver


Detectives entered a funeral home in Clearwater and attempted to unlock the phone of a man killed in March.


(Gizmodo.com)

Largo, Florida police detectives entered a funeral home in Clearwater and attempted to unlock the phone of a man killed in March by another officer at a traffic stop using the deceased man’s hands, the Tampa Bay Times reported.

Victoria Armstrong, the fiancé of late Linus F. Phillip, told the paper she felt “so disrespected and violated” after police entered the funeral home she was present at and attempted to use Phillip’s corpse to unlock the device. While the police may not have been violating the law by doing so, Phillip’s family certainly felt the move was disrespectful:

Armstrong, 28, happened to be at Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home in Clearwater the day two detectives showed up with Phillip’s phone, she said. They were taken to Phillip’s corpse. Then, they tried to unlock the phone by holding the body’s hands up to the phone’s fingerprint sensor.

Lt. Randall Chaney said it was an unsuccessful attempt to access and preserve data on the phone to aid in the investigation into Phillip’s death and a separate inquiry into drugs that involved Phillip, 30. While Chaney said detectives didn’t think they’d need a warrant because there is no expectation of privacy after death—an opinion several legal experts affirmed—the actions didn’t sit right with Phillip’s family.

Chaney added that as far as he was aware, this was the first time the department has attempted to unlock a phone in this manner.

Link: https://gizmodo.com/florida-police-allegedly-crash-funeral-home-to-unlock-p-1825444683

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