Brunswick, Ohio, police were called out to a grocery store one morning about a customer throwing grocery items at an employee. Police say Frances Slyman went to the meat counter to get some special cut filets.
At some point Slyman threw two of the filets at the worker because of an alleged comment the employee made to Slyman’s husband. No word on what was said to provoke the meat assault.
If you suffer from coulrophobia, I have good news: The U.S. may soon experience a clown shortage. It seems as older clowns are dying and not nearly as many younger clowns are joining the ranks to replace them — leading to a drastic decrease in membership at the country’s biggest clown organizations over the past 10 years. The president of Clowns of America International admits “clowning isn’t cool anymore.”
At age 11, Chloe Stirling had two businesses: No Bones About It pet-sitting, and Hey, Cupcake! baking. Her mother said when she reached 16, she’d match her savings for a car, but the young businesswoman had grander plans: She was saving for a bakery. The problem, under Illinois law, was that she didn’t already have a bakery. So when the Madison County Health Department read Chloe’s profile in the newspaper, it shut down her cupcake business. Officials told Chloe’s mom she would have to stop selling cupcakes unless she got a kitchen separate from the family kitchen.