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The skinny: Nursing home strip show leads to lawsuit

Unhappy ending

nursing home strip show leads to suit

An 85-year-old woman with dementia had a male stripper gyrate in front of her against her will at her suburban New York nursing home, according to a lawsuit filed by her family, but the facility's lawyer said Tuesday the performance had been requested by its residents. John Ray, the attorney for Bernice Youngblood and her family, said the woman's son found a photograph of a man in white briefs dancing in front of his mother when he visited her in January 2013 at East Neck Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. The photo shows Youngblood putting money into the dancer's waistband. Ray said Youngblood had been urged to participate and did so against her will.

Dealer dilemma

Police: Woman not happy with weed

Police in East Texas have arrested a woman after she called them to complain about the quality of the marijuana she had purchased from a dealer. Lufkin police Sgt. David Casper said Monday that an officer went to the home of 37-year-old Evelyn Hamilton to hear her complaint that the dealer refused to return her money after she objected that the drug was substandard. Casper says she pulled the small amount of marijuana from her bra when the officer asked if she still had it. She was arrested Friday on a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia. Hamilton said Monday that she she called police when she got no satisfaction from the dealer's family.

Intruder is a quack

Duck breaks into woman's home

Police in Massachusetts responding to reports of an intruder in a woman's home quickly quacked the case. A North Reading woman called police Saturday from her upstairs bedroom to report that she heard loud banging noises downstairs and feared someone had broken into her home. Officers who responded found no sign of a break-in. But during a quick search of the home, police found a soot-covered wood duck. Police say it appears the duck got in through the chimney. An officer caught the duck and released it into a nearby pond.

Compiled from wire services and other sources.

The skinny: Nursing home strip show leads to lawsuit 04/08/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 10:46pm]
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