where are parents?
it's not a take from a film by Cheech & Chong
The sheriff's deputy says it's right there on the video: a Southern California toddler using a marijuana pipe. "(The video) depicts the child placing the (pipe) up to his mouth and he sucks on it, pulls it away, sucks on it, pulls it way. And it's done about three times," San Bernardino County Deputy Lisa Guerra told the Victorville Daily Press. The boy's parents, Melanie Soliz, 20, and Blake Hightower, 24, of Hesperia, were arrested and booked for investigation of cruelty to a child on Saturday. Guerra said a tipster provided the video with the 23-month-old boy, who was placed with Child and Family Services. Hightower and Soliz, who is seven months pregnant, said they had medical marijuana cards but didn't explain the video.
new BIRD TRICK
Tired pigeon is bad news for bad guys
When a pigeon fell to the ground in the northern Colombian city of Bucaramanga on Tuesday, the dutiful police officers walked over to help it take off again. Hmm. What is that tied to its wings? Turns out the pigeon was carrying 45 grams of marijuana and cocaine to a prison, but the weight forced it to land early. The find exposed a drug transport method that even the authorities called clever.
No hooting, please
When sun sets, forget that walk
Chico the Chihuahua of the Chicago suburb of Crystal Lake is not big on nightlife these days. And that's understandable. When Chico was out for a walk with owner George Kalomiris last week, a great horned owl swooped down and tried to fly away with the 4-pound dog. Kalomiris said he saved Chico by keeping a firm grip on the leash. But the attack so traumatized Chico that now he refuses to go outside at night.
Compiled from Times wire services and other sources