Cash found at Goodwill back with owner
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- A Missouri Goodwill store said a stack of cash has been returned to its rightful owner after six months of legal wrangling.
Mark Jacobs, an attorney for MERS Goodwill, said at least 15 people attempted to claim the $14,505 when it was discovered in May at the Sappington Goodwill store. St. Louis County Associate Circuit Judge Brenda Stith Loftin ruled Monday the money rightfully belongs to Renee Stout of Webster Groves, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Tuesday.
Stout said her mother had been known to stash cash at her Columbia, Ill., home and the money was apparently mixed in with items she donated to the store after holding an estate sale at her parents' home.
The company that hauled the items, and the hidden cash, to Goodwill had also sued to gain possession of the money.
Jacobs said Stout will receive the cash, minus $979 to pay Goodwill for legal fees.
Man gets 90 days for audio sex recording
ST. PAUL, Minn., Nov. 20 (UPI) -- A Minnesota court sentenced a hotel clerk -- caught recording audio of a newlywed couple having sex -- to 90 days in jail.
Jeremiah Marg, 29, pleaded guilty Monday in Ramsey County District Court to a charge of intentional interference with privacy for slipping an audio recorder under the door of a newlywed couple at Hotel 340 in St. Paul, where Marg worked as a clerk, to record the sounds of the couple having sex, the St. Paul (Minn.) Pioneer-Press reported Tuesday.
The couple discovered the device before Marg could retrieve it and listened to the recording. The device contained audio of their sex acts as well as recordings of Marg speaking to his child, prosecutors said.
Marg was given credit for three days served in jail and is due to report for his sentence Jan. 14.
Truck breaks popular statue's legs
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Officials in Amsterdam said a popular statue has been sent for repair after its legs were broken when a truck backed into it.
The officials said the sculpture of a young boy, titled Het Lieverdje, had its legs broken Tuesday when a truck backed into it on the Spui square in the center of the city, DutchNews.nl reported Tuesday.
The statue, which was made by sculptor Carel Kneulman and has stood on the Spui since 1960, was sent to a bronze workshop for repair and will be returned to its position as soon as possible, a spokesman said.
Deer wander into department store
CORALVILLE, Iowa, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Workers at an Iowa department store said a trio of deer strolled into the shop through its automatic front doors.
Employees at the Kohl's store in Coralville said the deer wandered in through the automatic doors around 9 a.m. Monday and about 30 workers were needed to guide the animals out of the store, KCRG-TV, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, reported Tuesday.
A worker said two of the deer left the way they came, but the third exited through the back of the store.
No injuries were reported.
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