One jar of face cream: $13,000
TOKYO, June 20 (UPI) -- A Japanese cosmetics company is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its luxury line with the creation of a $13,000 face cream.
Le Creme, which sells for $13,000 for one 1.7-ounce jar -- making it more expensive than gold -- was created by Shiseido Co. to celebrate the 30th anniversary of its Cle de Peau Beaute line of luxury products, the New York Daily News reported Tuesday.
Only three jars of the crystal-encrusted cream will be sold Sept. 21, the company said.
"We do not usually make limited editions of our products, but this is to mark a special occasion for the Cle de Peau Beaute line," Megumi Kinukawa, a spokesperson for the line, told Britain's The Daily Telegraph. "We hope it will appeal to our loyal customers and people who are interested in gorgeous brands."
Police: Man made up stories for hugs
ST. LOUIS, June 20 (UPI) -- Authorities in Missouri said they are searching for a man who they said claims to know women to trick them into giving him a hug.
St. Louis police said the man has been approaching women at local Schnucks markets in recent days and claiming to know them from the "old neighborhood," KMOX-TV, St. Louis, reported Tuesday.
The man claims it is his birthday and then asks for, and sometimes receives, a hug, police said.
However, the man found he had chosen the wrong target when a Fairview Heights, Ill., woman pulled out her cellphone and called police when he attempted his ruse on her.
Police: Caller claimed to be Obama
HOPATCONG, N.J., June 20 (UPI) -- Police in New Jersey said a man arrested for making repeated false 911 calls phoned police headquarters and claimed to be President Obama.
Hopatcong police said Jason Slater, 28, made three 911 calls June 10 before calling police headquarters, claiming to be President Barack Obama and demanding to speak with New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow, the New Jersey Herald, Newton, reported Tuesday.
Slater's mother allowed officers to enter her home and Slater was discovered hiding in her bedroom closet. He allegedly cursed at the officers repeatedly and was taken to police headquarters.
Officers said Slater threw his summons on the floor when he was released but picked it back up when he was warned by an officer. However, the summons was later found on the ground near a Dunkin Donuts and he was issued an additional summons for littering.
Slater also faces a charge of hindering apprehension.
Deputy: Man using forged $50
PORT CHARLOTTE, Fla., June 20 (UPI) -- Authorities in Florida said they arrested a man accused of trying to use a counterfeit $50 bill while standing near a uniformed sheriff's deputy.
The Charlotte County Sheriff's Office said a deputy saw Ryan Signore, 25, attempt to use the poor-quality fake to buy iced tea and cigarettes at the Rainbow Food Market in Port Charlotte around 7:10 a.m.
The clerk refused to accept the fake bill and the deputy asked Signore if he had any other $50 bills. The suspect led the deputy to his car, where two more alleged counterfeit bills were located.
Signore, who allegedly also tried unsuccessfully to pass off one of the fake bills at a gas station earlier, was arrested on a charge of uttering forged bills. He was taken to the Charlotte County Jail and released after posting $2,500 bond.
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