Bigfoot blamed for motor home vandalism
LYKENS, Pa., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A Pennsylvania man whose motor home was damaged by a rock-throwing vandal told police he believes Bigfoot is behind the crime.
Pennsylvania State Police released a complaint Friday saying John Reed, 39, of Lykens, a member of the Lykens Valley Sasquatch Hunters, told troopers earlier this month he caught a glimpse of the late-night vandal and believes the perpetrator to be the legendary ape rumored to wander the wooded areas of North America, The (Harrisburg) Patriot-News reported Monday.
"It wasn't a person. I didn't see any clothes or coat or anything like that," Reed said of the vandal responsible for smashing the windows and taillights of his 1973 Dodge Winnebago. "I don't think it was a bear. It didn't move like a bear."
Dauphin County District Attorney Edward Marsico Jr. said his office would prosecute the Sasquatch if it is captured by authorities.
"We have been searching for him for years," Marsico said with a laugh. "We would be glad to prosecute, assuming the elusive thing is captured."
Virginia grandma seeks cage match opponent
SANDSTON, Va., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A Virginia grandmother said she is trying to find a man who would agree to fight her in a cage match.
Khandace Cossitt, 56, of Sandston, said she attended a cage match with a boy from her neighborhood recently and it sparked her interest in the sport, WTVR-TV, Richmond, reported Monday.
"That's a fight?" she recalled thinking during the match. "You call that a fight?"
Cossitt said she is not interested in fighting women, and there aren't many who could match her 6-foot, 5-inch size. She said she is well practiced in fighting men.
"I've been a bouncer. I've been a security guard. I've been a stripper. I've done burlesque. I've been a horse trainer ... . [Men] pick at me and pick at me and I'm like okay. I let it slide, and then ... they will be decked," she said.
Cossitt said she is in contact with cage match promoters about finding her a worthy opponent. She said she is not afraid to fight someone younger than herself.
"I'm older and better insured," she said. "And I've done it a lot longer."
Tebow reps seek to trademark 'Tebowing'
NEW YORK, Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A management and consulting firm representing New York Jets backup quarterback Tim Tebow has filed a claim to trademark the term "Tebowing."
The claim, filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark office after the firm, XV Enterprises, successfully blocked an attempt to trademark the term by a New York fan who used his website, tebowing.com, to sell apparel featuring the term -- which the website defined as "To get down on a knee and start praying, even if everyone else around you is doing something completely different," CNN reported Monday.
The Patent and Trademark office published the trademark Oct. 9, listing XV Enterprises, which has Tebow as its sole shareholder, as the owner. Those seeking to oppose the registration must do so within 30 days. If there is no opposition, or the opposition is deemed unsubstantiated by the trademark office, XV Enterprises will be given ownership of "Tebowing."
Bride and groom dress as zombies
CARLETON, Mich., Oct. 22 (UPI) -- A Michigan couple, using a Halloween theme for their wedding, said they dressed as zombies to exchange vows.
"It's was a once-in-a-lifetime thing," Todd Lambert said. "It's really unconventional. That was the whole point."
Lambert and Amanda Cusumano of Monroe County were married Saturday at the Carleton home of his parents by Eric Drummond, a pastor who dressed as Sherlock Holmes, the Monroe (Mich.) Evening News reported Monday.
Lambert, 40, said he and Cusumano, 30, had both been married before in traditional weddings, so they decided to do something more unusual for their nuptials.
Lambert donned a black suit with shredded cuffs, fake monster teeth, monster contact lenses and silver face paint. His bride wore a black velvet dress with zombie makeup.
The costumed crowd at the ceremony included a chef and the bride of Frankenstein. The father of the bride, Alan Gabriel, dressed as AC/DC guitarist Angus Young.