Tebow heralds 666th Monday night game
NEW YORK, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- New York Jet Tim Tebow's pre-game Twitter post featured the revelation that the game was No. 666 for Monday Night Football.
Tebow, the team's backup quarterback, posted to Twitter prior to Monday night's 23-17 loss to the Houston Texans and pointed out the game was the NFL's 666th Monday Night Football game, a statistic confirmed by ESPN, the New York Daily News reported Tuesday.
"Looking forward to giving God all the glory in tonight's 666th Monday Night Football game. Romans 8:37-39," Tebow posted.
Pieces of retired roller coaster for sale
MASON, Ohio, Oct. 9 (UPI) -- An Ohio theme park said it is offering plaques bearing a piece of track from a retired roller coaster for $99.99.
Kings Island in Mason said the limited edition plaques bearing track pieces from the Son of Beast, which opened in 2000, are now available for $99.99 while pieces of the wood structure are being sold for $49.99 and structural bolts can be purchased for $24.99, the Cincinnati Enquirer reported Tuesday.
Son of Beast, which was billed as the world's only looping wooden coaster, was shuttered after multiple accidents, repairs and lawsuits. Crews began dismantling the $10 million ride last month.
Park officials said they have not yet decided what to do with the 12 acres of land formerly occupied by Son of Beast.
Police: Bragging led to burglary arrests
METAIRIE, La., Oct. 9 (UPI) -- Police in Louisiana said they arrested a pair of alleged burglars after a friend of a burglary victim overheard them talking about the crime.
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office said a man overheard Julien Cadis, 17, and Brent Price, 19, talking at a bar Friday about an Oct. 1 burglary that the man suspected to have taken place at the Metairie home of a friend, The (New Orleans) Times-Picayune reported Tuesday.
The sheriff's office said deputies arrived and took the teenagers into custody.
The arrest report said the teenagers confessed to the burglary and property belonging to the victim was discovered in their room at the Days Hotel.
The report said Zoe Sopkins, 19, arrived at the hotel room while deputies were searching. She said she had been staying in the room with the teenagers.
Deputies said they discovered marijuana and scales at the hotel room. All three suspects told deputies a juvenile who visited the hotel room had smoked marijuana, the newspaper said.
Cadis was charged with two counts of simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling, possession of stolen property worth more than $1,500, drug possession with the intent to distribute, possession of drug paraphernalia, use of a firearm in connection with drug activity, possession of stolen firearms and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.
Prince was charged with simple burglary of an inhabited dwelling, possession of stolen property worth more than $1,500, drug possession with the intent to distribute, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, use of a firearm in connection with drug activity, possession of a stolen firearm and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.
Sopkins was charged with possession of marijuana, use of a firearm in connection with drug activity, possession of drug paraphernalia and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.
Teens smoke pot in front of chief's house
NAPERVILLE, Ill., Oct. 9 (UPI) -- An Illinois police chief said he arrived home to find two teenagers smoking marijuana in a vehicle parked in front of his house.
Villa Park Police Chief Robert Pavelchik Jr. said he arrived at his Naperville home Sept. 19 to discover Maximilian Salling, 18, and another teenager, whose name was not released, sitting in a 1999 Ford Escort parked outside of his house and allegedly smoking marijuana, the Chicago Sun-Times Media Network reported Tuesday.
"I'm coming down the street, and I see these two guys in a car," Pavelchik said. "I like to say I know most of my neighbors and friends, so I got out of my car with a flashlight in one hand and I said, 'What are you guys doing?'
"They're blowing dope when I come home from work, right in front of my house," Pavelchik said. "I smell the dope, and I see the pipe and the bag of dope on the floor, what we call in plain view."
Pavelchik said he detained the teenagers until Naperville police arrived.