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Maine man's car rolls into lake during potty break

BELGRADE, Maine (AP) — Police say a Maine man's car got all wet when he stopped on the road for a bathroom break.

Chief Deputy Everett Flannery of the Kennebec County Sheriff's Office says 32-year-old Mark Leighton of Oakland stopped at a boat landing on Salmon Lake in Belgrade on Wednesday evening because he had to go.

Flannery tells the Morning Sentinel that Leighton was going to the bathroom when he heard a splash, turned around, and saw the car in the lake.

Flannery says it appears Leighton pulled the emergency brake but forget to put the car in park.

The car was pulled from the lake by a tow truck.

No one was hurt and no charges were filed.

Information from: Morning Sentinel, http://www.onlinesentinel.com/

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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Monkey nips at Texas officer during traffic stop 

ARANSAS PASS, Texas (AP) — A South Texas police officer had to deal with some unexpected monkey business as he wrote a speeding ticket.

A pet monkey bit Aransas (uh-RAN'-zuhs) Pass Officer Keith Moore on the hand in an attack captured on videotape.

KRIS-TV in Corpus Christi reported Thursday that Moore had a video camera on his glasses during the traffic stop.

Moore is seen handing the driver something to sign when a monkey leaps from the back seat, bares its teeth and bites the officer's right hand.

Moore says the monkey "came out of nowhere" during Wednesday's incident. The bite left a mark, but the 21-year-old officer wasn't hurt otherwise.

The trained monkey makes appearances at carnivals and other entertainment events.

Information from: KRIS-TV, http://www.kristv.com

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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