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Cutting Room Floor 02/19/07

Cutting Room Floor 02/19/07



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(KSL Staff)

RING POPPER

Another entry in the already crowded "stupid criminal file" to kick off this installment of the "Cutting Room Floor".

A house painter accused of stealing a 7-thousand dollar engagement ring from the condo he was working on decided to take matters into his own...mouth.

He swallowed the ring during a break from police question at the station...and as you might imagine, it was all caught on tape.

Doctors had to perform emergency surgery to get the 1-point-2-carat ring out.

He was arraigned from his hospital bed.

NINJA TURTLE

A palm-sized pet turtle was swallowed by the family's golden retriever... and amazingly lived to shell about it.

12 year old Shelby Terihay moved Pepper a red-eared slider turtle inside during a cold snap in Florida.

But Bella, the family dog, found the turtles in the tub and before Shelby knew it, Pepper was gone.

The vet told Shelby's parents how to make Bella vomit, which she did and after being in Bella's belly for about 10 minutes, Pepper came out... alive... suffering only a cracked shell.

PANT DELIVERY

A Pennsylvania woman gave birth so quickly, the newborn actually wound up in her sweatpants.

Rebecca Johnson said, "It happened so fast...I didn't know what happened until he was in my pant leg."

Johnson had just gotten out of the car at the hospital and was still in the parking lot when her 5-pound, 15-ounce son decided he was coming right there and then.

An emergency room physician cut the umbilical cord in the parking lot.

Mother and child are doing well...and no she didn't name him Levi.

Mason is his name.

SWAT NAP

A four hour SWAT standoff in South Carolina ended up a snoozer.

Police surrounded the man's home after he ran his mother off by firing several shots.

At first they heard breaking glass and other noises but then silence.

They tried calling him, talking to him over a patrol car's loudspeaker...everything but still no answer.

Finally when SWAT went around the back of the house they saw him asleep in the recliner.

After arresting him, police found 15 guns in his house.

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