This guy is LONELY!!
A 55-year-old Turkish man is facing up to five years in jail for “preventing public officials from performing their duty”. His crime – phoning the police 45,210 times in just one year.
Şeref Can, a divorced man from Istanbul’s Bayrampaşa district, allegedly called the police line well over 100 times per day between May 15, 2017 and May 15, 2018, but never once made any sort of complaint or asked police assistance. Instead, he only tried to make conversation with whoever picked up the phone. At one point, police staff became so irritated by Can’s unusual habit that they filed a complaint about him with Istanbul Police’s communications and electronics department. After confirming that Can had called the 115 emergency number a total of 45,210 times in a year, investigators charged him with “obstructing service of public institutions”.
The offender is set to stand trial at the Istanbul Criminal Court of First Instance, and, if found guilty of the charges brought against him, faces a jail term of up to five years. Can has already apologized to the police in a statement, saying that he only called them incessantly because he was lonely, but it remains to be seen if the judge will consider his apology.
“I divorced my wife about two years ago. I was consuming alcohol all the time. I called the emergency line because I was feeling depressed and lonely. I regret my actions and won’t do it again,” Şeref Can reportedly wrote in his statement.
We've lost the woman responsible for an iconic holiday dish.
A moment of silence....please!
You’ve probably never heard of Dorcas Reilly, but chances are, you’re really familiar with her work. She’s the woman who created a true Thanksgiving classic: green bean casserole. The creamy, crunchy dish has been gracing tables as long as we can remember, but she's the one who came up with it for the Campbell’s Soup Company back in 1955 and it’s been a hit ever since.
It can't be overstated how important Dorcas is to American culinary history. In fact, the original recipe card was donated to the National Inventors Hall of Fame in 2002. "Dorcas was an incredible woman, whose legacy will live on for years to come," Campbell's said in a statement. "She will be missed by her Campbell colleagues and all those who were impacted by her creativity and generous spirit."
Reilly passed away back on October 15th from Alzheimer’s disease. She was 92. So when you’re dining on your turkey dinner this Thanksgiving, have a bite of her iconic green bean casserole in honor of its creator. And to see the classic recipe, CLICK HERE.
Source: USA Today