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By United Press International  |  Aug. 3, 2006 at 6:00 AM
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3-year-old drives car into garden

BERGEN, Norway, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- A 3-year-old Norwegian boy climbed into the family car, started the red Volvo and took a quick spin down a slope and through his great-grandma's garden.

A stack of firewood stopped Phillip Strom's joyride, Bergens Tidende reported.

"I turned my back for two seconds but that was enough," his mother told the newspaper.

"Phillip got up in the driver's seat and turned the key," she said. "I thought it sounded like the accelerator was floored and then the car disappeared over the edge. It was completely unreal, just like in a movie."

Although the young driver told his mother she would have to "back the car up again," a tow truck from the Norwegian Automobile Association was summoned to bring the Volvo to higher ground, Aftenposten reported.

No one was injured and it was not revealed whether the car -- which had just returned from being serviced -- had to go back to the shop.

Man wins scratch lottery twice in 20 days

BEAUFORT, S.C., Aug. 3 (UPI) -- A Beaufort, S.C., man who used to live on a street called Lottery Lane has won a second major prize from scratch-off lottery tickets in 20 days.

Harold Gray, a self-employed contractor, buys one scratch ticket every day, and last month won $250,000.

Tuesday, his wife's 39th birthday, he bought a ticket worth $100,000, the Beaufort Gazette reported.

"I had to go home and take a little medication to calm me down," Gray said. "I feel like I have a horseshoe stuck up my behind."

He and his wife had already booked a cruise to the Bahamas later this month after their first win, but neither said they would quit their jobs.

Gray said he would pay off his bills, buy a house and invest the rest for retirement.

Naked patriot arrested on Alabama roadside

VALLEY HEAD, Ala., Aug. 3 (UPI) -- An Alabama man arrested for walking along a highway carrying a U.S. flag wearing nothing but a cowboy hat and boots says a party got out of control.

Gerald Kelley, 52, was arrested in Hammondville, Ala., Sunday afternoon after DeKalb County Sheriff's deputies received several calls from drivers saying two naked men were stumbling along the highway shoulder.

When deputies arrived, they found Kelly alone, and apparently inebriated, their report said. There was no sign of a second man.

No explanation for carrying the flag -- or for the nudity -- was given in the report, but deputies said Kelley told them a party he was at got out of control, the Fort Payne (Ala.) Times-Journal reported.

He was charged with public lewdness, jailed and released Monday on $1,500 bond, the newspaper said.

Swedish police help naked men get home

ÖREBRO, Sweden, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- Three naked men found walking in Orebro, Sweden told police their clothes were snatched from them by some unknown females.

The victims said they had no choice but to walk home through the city at 4 a.m., The Local reported.

"The young men were completely naked," police spokesman Per Clavell said. "The only thing they had with them was a bag with strawberries."

The men said they did not know the women who allegedly made off with their clothes.

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