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The skinny: 'Breaking Bad' shirt featured in mug shot

Life imitates art

'Breaking Bad' shirt featured in mug shot

A suburban Chicago man accused of operating a methamphetamine lab appears in his booking photo wearing a T-shirt from the television show Breaking Bad. Daniel Kowalski's mug shot shows him wearing a T-shirt for the fictional Los Pollos Hermanos chicken restaurant depicted in the AMC show about a methamphetamine manufacturer. The Cook County Sheriff's Office says deputies acting on a tip checked Kowalski's home Monday. They found beakers, burners, chemicals and instructions for making meth in the house in unincorporated La Grange Highlands. Psychedelic mushrooms were also recovered. The 21-year-old Kowalski is charged with felony possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine manufacturing materials and precursors.

Digital blunder

Job invite goes to too many people

Police say they were called in to restore order in downtown Stockholm after Sweden's public employment service accidentally sent an email invitation for a recruitment event to 61,000 jobseekers instead of 1,000. Police spokesman Ulf Lindgren says staff at the job center alerted police Wednesday after several thousand people showed up to an event where jobseekers would have a chance to meet with potential employers. He said many people were upset but no arrests were made.

His lucky day

Lotto winner gets break for speeding

A Massachusetts man busted for speeding had a pretty good excuse when he was pulled over: He had just won a big lottery prize and was on his way to collect his cash. It turns out Thursday was 22-year-old Scott Lowe's lucky day in more ways than one. The officer who pulled him over in Hingham issued a verbal warning and urged him to drive safely. Lowe, of Rockland, told the officer he was speeding because he had won $50,000 on a scratch-off ticket and was on his way to Massachusetts State Lottery headquarters in Braintree to collect his winnings.

Not dead yet

Workers find man alive in body bag

Workers at a Mississippi funeral home say they found a man alive and kicking when they opened a body bag. Holmes County Coroner Dexter Howard calls it a miracle that 78-year-old Walter Williams is alive. The coroner was called to Williams' home in Lexington, a community north of Jackson, where family members believed he had died. Howard says Williams had no pulse and was pronounced dead Wednesday at 9 p.m. Early Thursday, workers at Porter and Sons Funeral Home were preparing to embalm Williams when he started to kick in the body bag. Williams was taken to a hospital. Howard says he believes Williams' pacemaker stopped working, then started again. Family members say Williams, a farmer, told them he's happy to be alive.

Compiled from wire services and other sources.

The skinny: 'Breaking Bad' shirt featured in mug shot 02/28/14 [Last modified: Friday, February 28, 2014 9:48pm]
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