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2149623 2038-01-18 05:00:00.0 UTC 2038-01-18T00:00:00.000-05:00 2013-10-29 00:03:15.0 UTC 2013-10-28T20:03:15.000-04:00 the-skinny-texan-survives-being-hit-by-lightning-twice published 2013-10-29 01:21:52.0 UTC 2013-10-28T21:21:52.000-04:00 news/bizarre DTI 113381401 Double bolt Texan survives being hit by lightning twice Casey Wagner was at an off-road competition, Rednecks with Paychecks, in North Texas when storms rolled in on Saturday, KTVT-TV reports. The 31-year-old, who has worked as a rodeo clown, took shelter under a tree. "What I remember is just a loud boom and it dropped me to my knees and then it hit me again," he told the TV station. "When I got hit, it was just two big ol' flashes and then sparks went everywhere." A nurse who happened to be nearby cared for Wagner until he was taken to a hospital. A day later he was still shaky. He said Sunday that doctors told him the tingling feeling would last about a week. He said he believes God kept him alive — and he plans to start going to church more. NUTTY SQUIRREL Run-in goes badly for police officer A Dollar General store in Johnson County, Tenn., called police about a pesky squirrel running loose in the store, WJHL-TV reported Friday. Intending to kill or scare the animal, a police officer fired his gun in the store. When that didn't work, he used pepper spray. That worked on the customers still inside the store. Owner Carl Duffield left with the others, coughing and hacking. "It was comical," Duffield said, "but I'm sure they didn't feel that way — the customers that came out." Mountain City police supervisors didn't either. The officer, who refused to fill out a report, was fired. Beer run Georgia man races into burning home Walter Serpit said he went back into his burning home to save his beer after making sure his family was safe. Serpit, who walks with a cane, saw that the six adults and two children who live in the home made it outside safely. He then went back in to get his beer, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. "I told them to get the kids out and everything, and me myself, being an alcoholic, I was trying to get my beer out," Serpit said. "I went back into the house like a dummy and the door shut on me because this back draft was about to kill me." He saved several cans of beer. Compiled from wire services and other sources. Times wires News, Bizarre 25300551 The Skinny: Texan survives being hit by lightning twice PALEXANDERN 4STA Main The skinny 3 dbRail102913 2013-10-29 04:00:00.0 UTC 2013-10-29T00:00:00.000-04:00 1 /resources/images/dti/2013/10/A4S_skinny102913a_11817235.jpg /resources/images/dti/rendered/2013/10/A4S_skinny102913a_11817235_4col.jpg/resources/images/dti/rendered/2013/10/A4S_skinny102913a_11817235_8col.jpg 2 /resources/images/dti/2013/10/A4S_skinny102913b_11798485.jpg /resources/images/dti/rendered/2013/10/A4S_skinny102913b_11798485_4col.jpg/resources/images/dti/rendered/2013/10/A4S_skinny102913b_11798485_8col.jpg true templatedata/tampabaytimes/StaffArticle/data/2013/10/28/113381401-the-skinny-texan-survives-being-hit-by-lightning-twice StaffArticle news,bizarreBizarre FloridaDouble boltTexan survives being hit by lightning twiceNews, BizarreNews, Bizarre<span style="display:none;" class="author source-org vcard"><span class="org fn">Tampa Bay Times</span></span><a rel="item-license" href="/universal/user_agreement.shtml">&#169; 2016 Tampa Bay Times</a><br /><br />Times wires 2262801 2016-01-26 14:30:12.0 UTC 7 Months Ago florida-lizard-that-survived-being-made-into-a-salad-becomes-new-jersey news/bizarre Florida lizard that survived being made into a salad becomes New Jersey class pet StaffArticle 2268140 2016-03-06 03:22:17.0 UTC 6 Months Ago treasure-island-woman-dies-after-being-hit-by-car-on-gulf-boulevard news/publicsafety/accidents Treasure Island woman dies after being hit by truck on Gulf Boulevard StaffArticle 2285098 2016-07-12 19:18:04.0 UTC 1 Month Ago rv-store-owner-lightning-got-hit-by-lightning news/weather Tampa RV store owner: 'Lightning got hit by lightning' StaffArticle <p><b>Double bolt</b></p> <p><b>Texan survives being hit by lightning twice</b></p> <p>Casey Wagner was at an off-road competition, Rednecks with Paychecks, in North Texas when storms rolled in on Saturday, KTVT-TV reports. The 31-year-old, who has worked as a rodeo clown, took shelter under a tree. &quot;What I remember is just a loud boom and it dropped me to my knees and then it hit me again,&quot; he told the TV station. &quot;When I got hit, it was just two big ol' flashes and then sparks went everywhere.&quot; A nurse who happened to be nearby cared for Wagner until he was taken to a hospital. A day later he was still shaky. He said Sunday that doctors told him the tingling feeling would last about a week. He said he believes God kept him alive — and he plans to start going to church more.</p> <p><b>NUTTY SQUIRREL</b></p> <p><b>Run-in goes badly for police officer</b></p> <p>A Dollar General store in Johnson County, Tenn., called police about a pesky squirrel running loose in the store, WJHL-TV reported Friday. Intending to kill or scare the animal, a police officer fired his gun in the store. When that didn't work, he used pepper spray. That worked on the customers still inside the store. Owner Carl Duffield left with the others, coughing and hacking. &quot;It was comical,&quot; Duffield said, &quot;but I'm sure they didn't feel that way — the customers that came out.&quot; Mountain City police supervisors didn't either. The officer, who refused to fill out a report, was fired.</p> <p><b>Beer run</b></p> <p><b>Georgia man races into burning home</b></p> <p>Walter Serpit said he went back into his burning home to save his beer after making sure his family was safe. Serpit, who walks with a cane, saw that the six adults and two children who live in the home made it outside safely. He then went back in to get his beer, the <i>Atlanta Journal-Constitution </i>reported. &quot;I told them to get the kids out and everything, and me myself, being an alcoholic, I was trying to get my beer out,&quot; Serpit said. &quot;I went back into the house like a dummy and the door shut on me because this back draft was about to kill me.&quot; He saved several cans of beer.</p> <p>Compiled from wire services and other sources<i>.</i></p>trueruntime2016-08-30 05:42:06