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July 5, 2012 at 6:00 AM   |   Comments

That fish was how big?

LOS ANGELES, July 5 (UPI) -- A fishing party landed a shark that was so big the scale on the dock couldn't measure its weight, the manager of a Southern California fishing business said.

Craig Campbell, general manager of Del Rey Landing in Marina Del Rey, said the scale stops at 750 pounds, and he thinks the shark the fishing party brought in Monday weighed at least 800 -- and possibly as much as 900 -- pounds, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Campbell said it took at took at least six men to land the mako shark about 15 miles off the coast, and then they had to tow it by its tail because it wouldn't fit in their boat.

"It was a pretty big fish," Campbell said.

He said fishing in the area is pretty good currently, and the big catch is a sign "big fish are out there and coming in a little closer."

"We haven't seen sharks like that around here for a couple years," he said.

"It used to be a fairly common occurrence."


Missing dog found after taking train

DUBLIN, Ireland, July 5 (UPI) -- An Irish woman said she was reunited with her dog after it hopped a train in Kilcock and ended up about 20 miles away in Dublin.

Deirdre Anglin said her dog, Patch, went missing "around 4 or 5 p.m." Tuesday and apparently hopped an Irish Rail train Wednesday morning from Kilcock to Pearse Station in Dublin, TheJournal.ie reported Wednesday.

Workers at the station took care of Patch and posted his picture on Twitter.

"This morning we did the usual social network thing, putting photos on Facebook and Twitter and then I saw the tweet from Irish Rail at around 9.30 so I went straight down for him," Anglin said.

Anglin said she doesn't think Patch will try to repeat the stunt.

"He's a bit nervous now so I'd say he's had his fill of trains and won't be going on them again," she said.


Police: Suspect was upset by lack of sex

PALM BAY, Fla., July 5 (UPI) -- Police in Florida said a man arrested on robbery charges told them he was upset because his fiancee refused to have sex with him.

Palm Bay police said James Seehaus, 25, used a white cloth to make his BB gun appear to be a real gun when he robbed a 7-Eleven store in Palm Bay June 28, Florida Today reported Wednesday.

Seehaus was pulled over by a police officer responding to the robbery and the officer discovered the BB gun in the suspect's car and $55 in his wallet. Seehaus, who was identified as the robber by the store's clerk and another witness, said the $55 belonged to the convenience store, police said.

Seehaus, who was charged with armed robbery and theft, told police he committed the crime because he was upset about his fiancee's refusal to have sex with him and he needed to buy car insurance.


Woman left crash scene due to ice cream

VAN BUREN, Ark., July 5 (UPI) -- Police in Arkansas said an accused hit and run driver told them she left the scene of the crash because she feared her ice cream would melt.

The Van Buren Police Department said Derek Parker followed Flora Burkhart, 58, to her home after she rear-ended his truck around 6 p.m. Sunday, The Smoking Gun reported Wednesday.

Parker called 911 and officers responded to Burkhart's home and asked why she had left the scene of the crash.

"I left because I did not want my ice cream to melt," police quoted Burkhart as saying.

Police said the woman told them she "didn't think there was enough damage to the vehicles to call police."

The damage to each vehicle was estimated around $500.

Burkhart was cited for leaving the scene of an accident and driving too closely to another vehicle.

Topics: Van Buren
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