BUNNELL, Fla., April 28 (UPI) -- A Florida moonshiner has been arrested for luring customers with fruit-flavored booze, investigators say.
Bob Tibbs, 69, was arrested Friday after a two-month undercover investigation, the Orlando Sentinel reported. He was released after posting $5,500 bail.
"Thanks to a tip, this illegal operation was shut down," Flagler County Sheriff Donald W. Fleming said in a statement. "A lot of people may be surprised that moonshine operations still exists. It does and it is illegal."
Deputies said they purchased moonshine flavored with apple, blackberry and strawberry as well as the unflavored stuff. Tibbs, who allegedly sold the booze out of his truck on the side of U.S. 1, provided a choice of 130- and 150-proof, they said.
Tibbs also sold fresh fish.
Deputies found a still on his property and broke it up, Fleming said.
Italian auditors hit the jackpot
ROME, April 28 (UPI) -- Italy's crackdown on tax scofflaws paid off in the form of some $7.9 billion owed to the nation's coffers in just four months, officials said.
Italian police said in a written statement the audits of various businesses included ski resorts, hotels and bakeries, many of which had never bothered to pay their fair share.
"The biggest peaks in evasion were in the wholesale and retail sector, the construction business, the manufacturing business ... and housing and catering industries," the statement from the Guardia de Finanzia said.
About 2,100 individuals were caught up in the crackdown. Britain's The Telegraph said most had not filed tax returns for more than a year but still lived very comfortable lifestyles.
One hotel owner in Grado claimed he had simply forgotten to send in a return, the newspaper said.
Truck spills milk onto Texas interchange
AMARILLO, Texas, April 28 (UPI) -- Thousands of gallons of milk spilled onto an interchange in Amarillo, Texas, after a tractor-trailer driver lost control of the truck, officials said.
The driver of the truck was taken to a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries, the Amarillo Globe-News reported.
Traffic was detoured around the spill, which occurred Friday on eastbound Interstate 40 on the curve of the downtown exit, while emergency crews cleaned up.
What moms really want for Mother's Day
SAN FRANCISCO, April 29 (UPI) -- Seventy-five percent of U.S. mothers say they would prefer a handmade card over a necklace from Tiffany & Co., a survey indicates.
Plum District, which provides locally relevant offers targeted for mothers, surveyed its 1 million members to find out what they want for Mother's Day.
The survey, which involved 19,256 of its members during March, indicated two-thirds would prefer to not pick out their own gift and 54 percent would choose to spend quality time with their own mother.
However, what mothers really want is some sleep. Eight-of-10 mothers said they would choose to sleep in versus a sunrise breakfast with the kids.
One-third of moms said they secretly want the day to themselves, while 52 percent would use an hour to themselves for a massage, while the other 48 percent would go on a bike ride.
"Some of the things we discovered in our survey were pretty surprising to us, like the fact that only 56 percent of husbands/significant others always remember Mother's Day," Megan Gardner, chief executive officers of Plum District (plumdistrict.com), said in a statement. "What didn't surprise us is that at the end of the day, moms might crave some 'me' time, but their families will always rank first."
No margin of error was provided.