BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei — It was a beer run on the high seas.
Brunei’s customs officers arrested two men who tried to smuggle 1,382 cans of contraband beer by boat into the Muslim-majority country, a news report said Wednesday.
The men entered Brunei’s waters from a neighboring nation Tuesday but tried to flee when they realized they had been spotted, the Borneo Bulletin newspaper reported. It did not identify the neighboring country, but Brunei shares borders with two Malaysian states on Borneo island.
Customs authorities foiled the escape after a high-speed chase, making their biggest seizure of alcohol this year, the report added.
Brunei’s laws ban the public sale and consumption of alcohol, though non-Muslim visitors are allowed to bring in limited amounts for private consumption.
Representatives of Brunei’s Royal Customs Department could not immediately be reached. The men are expected to be charged with alcohol smuggling, which is typically punished by a fine.
BROOKLYN, Mich. — Pat Green may think twice the next time before asking for a cold one.
The last time he did it, the Texas-born country singer-songwriter was knocked out cold.
Green performed Saturday night at the Michigan International Speedway after NASCAR’s Carfax 250 race. He’s best known for the 2003 hit “Wave on Wave.”
The Jackson Citizen Patriot reports that late in his show, he shouted, “Anyone got a beer?
A can of suds suddenly soared from the audience onto the stage.
Then a second can from the crowd hit Green between the eyes, knocking him out.
Medical personnel treated him at the track.
A phone message seeking an update on Green’s condition was left Tuesday at his publicist’s office in Nashville, Tenn.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) – Jacksonville police say Reginald Peterson needs to learn that 911 is not the appropriate place to complain that Subway left the sauce off a spicy Italian sandwich.
Police said the 42-year-old man dialed 911 twice last week so he could have his sub made correctly. The second call was to complain that officers weren’t arriving fast enough.
Subway workers told police Peterson became belligerent and yelled when they were fixing his order. They locked him out of the store after he left to call police.
When officers arrived, they tried to calm Peterson and explain the proper use of 911. Those efforts failed, and he was arrested on a charge of making false 911 calls.
Peterson did not have a listed phone number.
or I should say, John Daly, you better watch your beer intake.
I like the guy, and hate to see his career implode due to booze and excessive Hooterness.
‘Hooterness’ being a scientific term, ya know.