ARNOLD, Pa. (AP) – The bed may have felt just right, but police say the way that a drug suspect got there was all wrong.

Police charged Ernest Demar Boyd, 32, with breaking into a woman’s house and falling asleep in her bed.

Authorities also said they found Boyd with a white powder and 17 white rocks, which they said are drugs – or a substance meant to look like crack cocaine.

“What is that? It looks like soap to me,” Boyd said after police found the rocks in his pants pocket, along with some cash, according to a criminal complaint.

Thai man fakes bomb for date

BANGKOK, Thailand (AP) – A 23-year-old man hoping to win a woman’s heart by getting her lover out of the picture phoned in a fake bomb threat, reporting that his rival was about to detonate explosives, police said.

Police said Friday they arrested Thanee Boonsiri of Bangkok and that he admitted he told an elaborate tale when he called the police emergency center.

Thanee allegedly called the center and told them he was a defected separatist from the troubled south of Thailand.

Thanee said his supposed friend, still active in the insurgency, was about to detonate bombs planted in several major buildings in Bangkok, police Maj. Gen. Pramote Prathumwong said at a news conference.

Thanee then gave authorities his rival’s mobile phone number.

‘Burning’ clown gets probation

RENO, Nev. (AP) – This was not a happy clown – at least, not a very nice one.

A man dressed as a clown who assaulted a man and stole his bicycle at last year’s Burning Man festival has been sentenced to three years of probation and ordered to pay $21,000 restitution.

Johnny Goodman was caught after the victim’s friends tracked him down.

Man may sue over double sex change

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) – A man who says his doctors misdiagnosed him as a transsexual may sue the medical team that advised him to have a sex change, an Australian appeals court ruled.

Alan Michael Finch was 21 when he underwent a sex change operation to become a woman in 1988. By 1996, however, Finch said he was “a mess” and struggling to live life as a woman named Helen.

The following year, Finch began another round of surgery and reverted to life as a man.

Finch claims that the doctors who performed the initial sex change knew he was not a suitable candidate based on a medical report that described his masculinity as above average.

Last year, a court granted Finch an extension to the usual six-year time limit on such cases.


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