Odd Side – October 29, 2019

Egg Roll: Over 136K Eggs Fall Off Semitrailer Onto Roadway

HEGINS, Pa. (AP) – Police say more than 136,000 eggs splattered on a road when they shifted and fell out of a tractor-trailer driving through Pennsylvania.

The Republican Herald reports 11,340 dozen eggs and 2,260 gallons of egg product were ruined when a 66-year-old driver lost control of the rig.

Hegins Township police say Miles had just picked the eggs up at Carl Faus Farm and was on his way to Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania.

Police say Miles was driving north on Route 125 uphill. As he approached the Route 25 intersection, the load shifted, causing the eggs and egg products to fall and roll down the hill.

Miles reportedly did not realize the eggs had fallen and continued his drive.

A section of Route 125 was closed for several hours after the incident.

An investigation into the unsecured load is ongoing.

Thief Nets $4K Worth of Ornamental Fish From New Mexico Pond

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) – It’s a fishy mystery caught on camera.

KOB reports authorities say fish worth thousands of dollars recently were stolen from a Santa Fe, New Mexico, business and the alleged theft was captured on video.

Owner Melissa D’Angelico says the thief hit the pond in front of Santa Fe Landscapes and Water Gardens and took 10 of her koi. A video shows a man using a net to remove fish.

Koi fish are colorful, ornamental versions of the common carp and can grow up to three feet (90 centimeters).

D’Angelico says a thief stole fish at different times over the past few months. She says the fish were worth more than $4,000. No arrests have been made.

Headless Gator Found on Shoulder of Florida Road

SARASOTA, Fla. (AP) – Florida wildlife investigators want to know what happened to an alligator found without its head on the side of a roadway.

The gator was spotted by Kimberly Kukich, who was driving to her parents’ home in Sarasota. As she got closer to the large gator, she saw its head was missing.

Kukich said in a social media post that it looks like someone used a chainsaw to cut the gator’s head off.

Now the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is on the case. They say it’s illegal to possess alligator parts without proper permits.

Investigators tell ABC 7 that the gator was likely hit by a vehicle and its head was removed later.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the wildlife agency.

Health-Care Company Sends Woman Over 500 Letters in 5 Days

WINDHAM, Maine (AP) – A Maine woman says she received more than 500 letters from UnitedHealthcare in five days.

The letters were sent to Stephanie Lay’s 19-year-old son Bryce in Windham, but were addressed to Maine’s Department of Health and Human Services — in Cincinnati, Ohio.

WCSH reports most of the letters said the company was denying a payment of $54. Some say $0. The claims go back to 2016. Lay began receiving the letters Thursday.

Lay first thought it was a joke. She says she’s spent countless hours trying to figure out how this happened.

Lay says she was especially amused by a line written at the bottom of every single one of the letters that says, “Go Paperless!”

A spokeswoman for UnitedHealthcare says the company is looking into the issue.