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A funeral crasher in New Zealand who attended stranger's wakes just to raid the snack table has been stopped dead in his tracks.

A funeral crasher in New Zealand who attended stranger's wakes just to raid the snack table has been stopped dead in his tracks.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010 1:08 GMT

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – A bonafide “funeral crasher” has finally been caught in Wellington, New Zealand. The fake mourner would crash up to four funerals a week to eat the snacks and fingerfoods at the services despite not knowing the deceased. The man was such a pro, he’d even bring his own plastic Tupperware containers to take food home with him from the funerals. A funeral home worker caught him dead in his tracks.

BOSTON – Boston-based restaurants are really going down the toilet. Bean Town officials say they want to convert two former public toilet facilities into new, chic restaurants. The bathrooms could be turned into upscale outdoor eateries if lawmakers approve the proposals.

ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. – An honest cop in Georgia has turned himself in for breaking the law. Police Chief Gene Wilson accidentally parked his cruiser in a handicapped parking spot while grabbing breakfast at a local Chik-Fil-A. After realizing his illegal mistake, he drove to police headquarters to turn himself in and had another officer write him a ticket for $280. Wilson also gave himself a ticket once for running a red light.

SOUTH SUMATRA, Indonesia – Census officials in Indonesia have accepted a villager’s claim that she’s 157 years old. The alleged “oldest woman in the world,” known as “Turinah,” claims she was born in 1853, but has no official identification documents. She does, however, have an adopted daughter who’s 108, so they think her age claim is legit. Even at 157, Turinah is said to have “an incredible memory, clear sight, and no hearing problems.”

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