Driver crashes, license exam ends badly
MAYFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- A 30-year-old taking a driver's test in Mayfield Heights, Ohio, didn't do herself any favors when she allegedly crashed her car and injured her examiner.
Rong Chen was taking her driver's examination Saturday, when she hit a concrete barrier, causing Ohio State Highway Patrol license examiner Lindsay Phillips to suffer minor injuries, Cleveland's WEWS-TV reported Sunday.
The accident occurred after Chen had already failed the driving portion of her examination and was driving the car back to the license bureau.
Chen's car had to be towed from the scene of the accident, a shopping center parking lot that doubled as a driving course for the license test, the TV station reported.
Corn maze tribute to Cincinnati Bengals
LEBANON, Ohio, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- An Ohio man has constructed a 12-acre corn maze dedicated to the Cincinnati Bengals, including the highly detailed tiger logo.
The maze includes the outline of a Bengal tiger, the words “Go Bengals” and outlines of the football team’s players, The Cincinnati Enquirer reported.
"I was interested in art back when I was in school," said 39-year-old Bill Irons, who constructed the maze. "I joke around that it's my 12-acre canvas."
Irons, who owns Irons’ Fruit Farm in Lebanon, will invite visitors next month to try to tackle the maze. Irons has built several corn mazes in recent years on his farm. He told the Enquirer this is his trickiest one yet.
Mets fan travels 1,200 miles for games
NEW YORK, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- New York Mets fan Bobby Lee has flown to the Big Apple from Kansas City, Mo., for the past four years to sell cotton candy at Shea Stadium.
Lee, 48, who grew up in New York, is now a retired firefighter who does not mind traveling 1,200 miles and staying away from home for weeks at a time just to watch a game, The New York Times reported Sunday.
“It’s my hobby,” he said. “Some guys collect coins. If I wasn’t doing this, I wouldn’t know what to do with myself in the summer.”
Lee’s wife, Sue, 50, is also a huge Mets fan. When she told her husband she wanted to move to the Midwest, it was under the condition that Lee could keep his hobby.
During the summer when Lee is away, Sue told the Times, she juggles work and the extracurricular activities of their two daughters, ages 10 and 13.
Accidental tip has dishwasher in hot water
LONDON, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Officials at a posh London hotel are searching for one of their dishwashers who suddenly disappeared after mistakenly being given more than $16,000.
Hotel officials at London's One Aldwych transferred nearly $16,600 into the Polish dishwasher's bank account recently and apparently the accidental tip moved the man to rethink his employment status, The Mail on Sunday said.
The average pay for a kitchen employee at the hotel, whose guests have included film stars Jude Law and Nicole Kidman, is normally $500 a week.
Shortly after the bank payment was made in June, the dishwasher stopped showing up for work.
At least one of the dishwasher's former colleagues applauded his apparent decision.
"What would you do if you spent every day washing rich people's dishes and then suddenly you went to the (ATM) and found you had eight grand in your account? I'd be off," the unidentified coworker told the newspaper.