PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania teenager's family says he accidentally ran all 26.2 miles of the Philadelphia Marathon because he missed a turn on his half-marathon course.
WPVI-TV reports (http://6abc.cm/1P6qyLN ) Evan Megoulas runs on his high school's cross country team in Palmyra, 80 miles west of Philadelphia. He set out Sunday to run the 13.1-mile half-marathon. His family was waiting for him at the finish line but became concerned when he didn't show up.
They say they gave police a photo of Evan, and officers tracked him down in the Manayunk section of the city. He felt good despite missing his turn and wanted to keep running.
Evan's brother says after he completed the marathon, officers wanted a picture with him.
His time was...
A YouTube prankster wanted to see what would happen when he walked around New York City with money taped to his suit. He was surprised to discover who took the cash.
Coby Persin attempted the economical experiment a week ago by walking around Union Square in a suit with 50 dollar bills taped on it. He was holding a sign, "Take what you need."
The lesson? There is a big difference between "need" and "want."
"People were taking the money for terrible reasons," Persin told The Huffington Post. "One guy admitted he didn't need the money. Another woman took about $19 because she had a nail appointment."
Persin noticed that the majority of people who took the money had expensive clothes or designer purses.
"I started questioning them, 'That bag's Givenchy. Do you really need the money?'" Persin said.
After about 90 minutes, Persin was walking down the street when a homeless person saw the sign and asked if it was legit.
"He only took $2!" Persin said. "He said that's what he needed for food."
Persin was so impressed that he gave the man an additional $60.
This isn't Persin's first social experiment with an edge.
In August, he went viral after making a video that demonstrated how easy it is for online predators to hook up with teen girls.
Now he is setting his sights on another social experiment: Seeing what happens when a blind man asks strangers whether they can make change for $5 while holding out a $50 bill.
"There's a guy who did that recently, but it turned out to be a prank," Persin said. "We're going to do it for real."
Looks like the force came down on Darth Vader.
The police force, that is.
Jacksonville sheriff's deputies arrested a man on Sunday who allegedly attempted to rob a convenience store wearing a Darth Vader mask and chest plate around 5:30 p.m.
Something was bugging him.
A Florida man accused of exposing himself in a women's restroom told officers he was simply trying to remove an insect from his clothing.
ooLLorenzo Adan Ramirez, 28, of Tavares, was arrested Tuesday, one day after a woman reported being...
A woman who didn't want to pay for an overcooked steak was surprised when the conflict became even...
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah man accused of calling in a hospital bomb threat because he was upset he couldn't attend his child's birth is being charged in federal court.
Michael Morlang was indicted Wednesday and faces up to 10 years...
A real estate broker could be in uber trouble after allegedly stealing a taxi cab and...
FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Police have given a New Jersey man special recognition for sandwich throwing: They locked him up.
The Fairfax City Police Department in Virginia says in a news release that 32-year-old Jonathan M. Magnes of Morristown was drunk when he...
By Wendell Roelf
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Wheelchair-bound athletes could face tougher checks at next year's Rio Paralympics to stop them risking their health by sitting on their scrotums, or clamping off catheters to fill their bladders, in order to boost adrenaline and performance.
A man in Jackson, Tennessee, who adopted a dog Thursday morning ended up being killed by the canine just a few hours later.
Anthony Riggs, 57, adopted the 5-year-old male Rottweiler from Jackson-Madison County Rabies Control, the area's animal control agency, shortly before 10 a.m., The...
An argument over the meaning of all-you-can-eat has led to assault charges for a woman in suburban Chicago....
If you don't think American bathroom habits are gross or disgusting, you're in for a shock.
A whopping 61 percent admit they pee in the shower, and 41 percent admit pissing in swimming pools.
That's just one of the bodily function bits of info wiped up...
That's clucked up.
A woman in Lake County, Florida, is facing charges after she allegedly called 911 for chicken wings.
Liann Gae Watson, 45, is accused of calling 911 Wednesday afternoon and telling the operator she wanted chicken wings and cigarettes, ClickOrlando.com reports.
Like many 68-year-olds, Mbah Bejan occasionally gets bent out of shape.
Unlike other oldsters, he's OK with that...
If records are made to be broken, now is the time: It's Guinness World Records Day.
BEAVER, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania woman has admitted she stole a police cruiser and...