Rare lobster spared boiling pot
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 11 (UPI) -- A Massachusetts restaurant said a lobster was spared the boiling pot after its rare marbled color pattern was recognized.
Jasper White, owner of the Summer Shack restaurant in Cambridge, said the rare calico lobster was spotted in the eatery's 1,200-gallon lobster tank and was taken Monday by scientists from the New England Aquarium, who said the lobster was destined for a New Hampshire research facility, The Boston Globe reported Thursday.
"Calicos are considered a rare color,'' aquarium spokesman Tony LaCasse said. "They used to say 1 in 30 million.''
However, he said the number is being revised after several of the creatures were caught in 2009.
Burglars target home during fumigation
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., May 11 (UPI) -- Police in Florida said they arrested suspects accused of burglarizing a home while it was tented for fumigation.
T.V. Sagnella, resident of the targeted home in Fort Lauderdale, said the thieves were only able to make off with his Microsoft Xbox, some jewelry and a few other items before police arrived and chased them away, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported Thursday.
"They're obviously not very smart to go inside a house full of poison," Sagnella said. "I wouldn't kill myself for an Xbox."
Police later received word that some of the jewelry was bring sold at Lauderhill's Swap Shop flea market and officers pulled over a vehicle containing the suspects and stolen goods.
Darrin Green, 20, and a 17-year-old boy were arrested and charged with burglary. Demar Hylton, 19, was taken into custody on unrelated warrants, including robbery, assault on law enforcement and possession of an illegal weapon, police said.
Baby born in City Hall parking lot
POCATELLO, Idaho, May 11 (UPI) -- An Idaho couple who tried to drive to the hospital for the birth of their daughter said the impatient infant was born in the parking lot of City Hall.
Camille Gilbert of Pocatello said she started feeling contractions Tuesday and called her husband, Tyler, to take her to the hospital, KIFI-TV, Idaho Falls, Idaho, reported Thursday.
However, the expectant mother soon realized the baby would not wait and instructed her husband to pull over.
Baby Oakley Gilbert was born in the parking lot before police officers from the building could reach the car.
"We didn't have time to do anything. By the time I got over there the head was out. She came out. We didn't have much time to think of anything," Tyler Gilbert said.
"We didn't have time to panic. We didn't have time to think about what if or where or when or anything," Camille Gilbert said.
Singer head bangs his way to injury
MINNEAPOLIS, May 11 (UPI) -- The lead singer of a Swedish metal band said he had to cancel a Minnesota concert when an accidental head bang on a tour bus left him bleeding.
Mikael Akerfeldt, lead singer of death metal bank Opeth, said he was retrieving underwear from his suitcase on a tour bus belonging to fellow metal act Mastodon when he accidentally hit his head, resulting in a gash "open down to the skullbone," The Local reported Thursday.
Akerfeld was released with eight metal staples in his head.
"So all rumors of me being in a car crash are false. I did crash my head into a car though, well...a bus really. Sorry," Akerfeldt continued.
"Wish the story was more rock 'n' roll, believe me."
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