Group upset by Geico's 'bestiality' ad
TUPELO, Miss., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- A conservative Mississippi website is objecting to a Geico ad for depicting "bestiality" in the form of showing a pig on a date with a woman.
One Million Moms, a website run by conservative Christian group American Family Association, said the Geico ad shows Maxwell the Geico pig parked in a car with a woman and "the girl appears to be turned on by the pig."
"She hints that she wants to make out. She is disappointed when she learns the tow truck is on the way and they won't be able to 'pass the time,'" the website said.
One Million Moms said the commercial is offensive because it "plays with the idea of bestiality."
The website called upon those offended by the ad to "let Geico know their new ad is irresponsible."
Purple heart found in record player
BELTON, S.C., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- A Purple Heart awarded to a World War II soldier was returned to his South Carolina family after it was found inside a record player.
Andrew Staton, 17, a researcher for Genealogytrails.com, said the finder discovered the purple heart in a record player purchased from a flea market at the Anderson Jockey lot in Belton, WHNS-TV, Greenville, reported Monday.
Stanton said the finder brought his search for the medal's rightful owners to the website, and he began looking for information on Sgt. James Carithers.
The teenager said he found a post from 2000 on a genealogy website from a woman seeking information about family members including Carithers.
The woman, Arrista Pottle, identified herself as Carithers' niece and said he had died before she was born. She said her mother did not often speak of her brother.
"I guess it was still very painful for her that he had died when he was very young," Pottle said.
Woman's hand stuck in glove box
STOCKPORT, England, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- British firefighters said they were called to a woman's home to free her hand from the glove compartment of her car.
Stuart Hall, crew manager of the Stockport, England, fire crew, said firefighters were called to the 49-year-old woman's home when her hand became stuck in the glove box while she was attempting to retrieve something, The Mirror reported Monday.
"She wasn't able to move her hand -- either to push it in or pull it out," Hall said. "There was a man there with her and he tried for a long time to no avail so they had no other option but to call us."
The firefighters freed the woman by first removing her wristwatch., the newspaper said.
"As soon as the watch came off it was fine; they were a little embarrassed as we were a last resort," Hall said. "But if someone is stuck they are stuck, they can't stay there all night. We don't train for something exactly like this but we will always be able get people free somehow."
The woman suffered slight bruising and soreness in her wrist, Hall said.
Maine whistler agrees not to stand still
PORTLAND, Maine, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- A Maine man whose whistling led to a disorderly conduct charge agreed in court to pursue his musical passion only while on the move.
Portland, Maine, city officials said they received multiple complaints from residents and businesses about Robert Smith, 32, whistling loudly outside. The complaints resulted in a disorderly conduct charge, the Portland Press Herald reported Monday.
A Portland city ordinance lists whistling as a disorderly behavior, which can carry a fine up to $500.
The case was resolved when Smith promised prosecutors he would only whistle while walking, not while standing in one place.
"It came from God -- that's where it came from," Smith said of his whistling hobby. "God is showing me what I'm doing is OK. He shows me every day with laughter."
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