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Almost News: Bad border jump, foiled robbery, and long-lost coupon



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SALT LAKE CITY -- Storms, death and destruction - those have been the main headlines for the past couple of days. But a lot of other things have happened since superstorm Sandy hit the U.S.

Attempted border jumps, foiled robbery attempts and making good on a long-lost coupon are among the national news stories that didn't make the top story cut this week.

Two men attempting to cross the border from Mexico into the United States only made it halfway over the fence before their car ran into a major problem. Their make-shift ramp that extended to either side of the border caught their Jeep high center.

When border patrol agents came across the car, the two men ran away.

If you're going to break into a house, you might want to do a little research on the homeowners. One intruder got more than he bargained for when he forced his way into the home of a karate champion.

The intoxicated man was literally kicked out of the home by a woman who won first place in her karate tournament earlier that day. And from the sound of it, she was still in the mood for a fight.

Karate champ Jannine Ramirez said, "I kicked him. He flew through my shower doors. He broke that. He got back up. He came toward me again. I kicked him. He tried to get out of the bathroom, so I threw him into my living room and from there I just kicked him literally all the way out of my house."

The intruder told police that he was very drunk and thought he was entering his own house.

And finally, coupon clipping is very popular these days, but those pesky expiration dates always seem to sneak up too quickly. So it's really amazing that one man's 20-year-old Pizza Hut coupon was actually worth something.

Maybe it was because the coupon was fresh out of an unopened, original VHS copy of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles."

Andrew Adams

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