The Wasteland
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That’s messed up

At the suggestion of Today’s News-Herald features editor Pam Ashley, I’m starting a new regular feature here at The Wasteland called ‘That’s Messed Up’. These entries will feature things that are outrageous, unbelievable, shocking and, well, just plain messed up. I will try to post at least a couple of these  a week.

So, to start off here are two stories reported by the AP in the past couple of days:

Good Samaritan Busted

On Feb. 20, Denver man Jim Moffett, a truck driver, stopped in the middle of snow storm to help three little old laddies cross the street. Moffett noticed a pickup truck headed right for them and pushed the elderly women out of the way, taking the hit from the truck himself and sustaining serious injuries. So the guy wakes up in the hospital with bleeding in the brain, broken bones, a dislocated shoulder and a possible ruptured spleen, and is informed that he has been cited for jaywalking. Unbelievable. Read the whole story here.

Lady trades her kids for a bird

Donna Greenwall, of New Orleans, traded her two children for a pet cockatoo and $175 in cash. She originally asked for $2,000, but when the childless couple she was soliciting said they couldn’t afford it, she gladly took the bird instead. Greenwall has been arrested and charged with kidnapping. Full story here.

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One Response to “That’s messed up”

  1. I get the feeling that this is going to get the blood boiling. Good idea.


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