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Nitwit News – November 20
Nitwit News – November 20

The all-clear was given Tuesday at a Venice, Florida, park after it had been closed down due to what police initially said was a suspicious package. Investigators say the package was a GPS receiver that is used for the recreational activity known as geocaching.

Emily Hughes said when she turned on the faucet in her Arizona home in June, the water that came out was yellow. She said her water company, Johnson Utilities, wasn’t doing anything about it, so she turned to social media. Emily posted video of the yellow water on her Facebook page, writing that she was, “So disgusted right now.” But then, Emily said her problems got even worse. Emily and her husband are being sued by Johnson Utilities. The company claimed her statements were defamatory. Emily and her husband have hired an attorney, who says they’ve done nothing wrong.

A Minnesota man trying to avoid a prison sentence for an $11.5 million insurance fraud decided to fake his own death, but he was found out and sentenced this week Monday to 12 years and eight months in prison. And he has to pay back th $11.5 million

… In order to convince people he was dead, Travis Scott ground up some of his teeth, extracted pints of his own blood and pulled out pieces of his hair. He combined all of those pieces together in a stocking cap and shot them with a shotgun. He left the cap in a canoe in September 2011, along with a suicide note saying he had weighed himself down in case he didn’t die from the shotgun blast. But authorities didn’t buy it and began a hunt for Scott.

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