From 100 escaped goats taking over Boise to a baby getting away with just a "cuteness warning" while driving in Boston, here's a look at some of the strangest headlines of the past week.
Patriots fan turns Tom Brady's autograph into a tattoo
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — A young Connecticut woman didn't want to ever lose the autograph she got from Tom Brady.
The New England Patriots star signed 19-year-old Megan Uhrynowski's arm after a practice at Gillette Stadium on Monday night that she had attended with a friend.
Uhrynowski, a college student, told WHDH-TV her friend had suggested she turn the autograph into a tattoo.
So she did.
Uhrynowski went to a tattoo parlor the next day and had the five-time Super Bowl champion's signature permanently etched on her arm.
She said she was "freaking out" when Brady responded to her request to sign her arm during an autograph session with fans, adding: "It was probably like the coolest thing."
No kidding: Dozens of goats chow down in Idaho neighborhood
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — About 100 escaped goats have munched on manicured lawns in Idaho's capital city before being rounded up and hauled away.
Multiple news outlets captured the goats calmly eating grass and shrubs in a Boise neighborhood Friday morning before a trailer arrived applause from neighborhood residents.
It's not clear where the goats came from or how they got loose.
Goats are sometimes let loose in the nearby Boise foothills to eat wild plants and reduce wildfire threats.
Hawaii judge evicts Oahu nudists from rental house
HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii judge has ordered the eviction of the tenants of an Oahu rental home that advertised naked parties and gained the ire of neighbors.
The judge sided with the property manager, citing lease violations, multiple disturbances and running a business out of the Nuuanu home, Hawaii News Now reported Thursday.
Neighbors have complained of the so-called Freedom House's loud parties, like naked yoga, and a fire that consumed a car. Neighbor David Brown said he frequently reported the parties to police.
An attorney for property manager Sakuma Realty said the home operated as an illegal business, which advertised online. The renters have denied that allegation.
"It's just a website that I decided that I could have to have people come together," tenant Brent Thomas said.
Tenant Amy Highmoor said the property manager and neighbors are retaliating because of their alternative lifestyle and her complaints about the home's condition.
"I'm a naturalist. This is my religion and I have a right to be nude," Highmoor said. "I am not offensive."
Lawyers for both sides will work out a moving date for the tenants.
Do you realize how cute you were driving? Police stop tot
MALDEN, Mass. (AP) — A 1-year-old motorist has been pulled over for driving without a license — but he got off with a "cuteness warning."
Police in the Boston suburb of Malden say they staged the traffic stop Tuesday afternoon after spotting Grayson Salerno driving a red toy Mercedes convertible along a sidewalk.
An officer pulled his cruiser behind Grayson, switched on the blue flashing lights and pretended to write a ticket.
Photos and video of the incident have been widely shared on social media.
Grayson's mother, Cori Salerno, says she's tickled the mock misdemeanor has made so many people smile.
It's doubtful the young offender understands the charge. He was wearing a T-shirt with the inscription: "I have literally no idea what you are saying."
Colorado man fined $1K for repeatedly feeding bears
DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man has been fined $1,000 for intentionally feeding bears for the third time in the past eight years.
The Durango Herald reports a resident reported to Colorado Parks and Wildlife that they had seen a man leaving out food in his backyard for bears.
Wildlife Manager Matt Thorpe says the resident took pictures and provided them to officials.
An investigation found that the man had previously been fined for the same behavior in 2010 and 2012.
In Colorado, it's illegal to knowingly feed bears.
The first offense carries a $100 fine. The second violation gives a $500 fine.
Thorpe said Colorado Parks and Wildlife contacted the man on Sunday, who paid the fine on the spot.
He can be fined another $1,000 if he breaks the law again.
Two love: Identical twin brothers to wed identical sisters
GRASS LAKE, Mich. (AP) — Two sets of 24-year-old identical twins had their first date together, became engaged at the same time and are now preparing to tie the knot in Michigan this weekend.
Identical twins Krissie and Kassie Bevier will marry Zack and Nick Lewan in Grass Lake on Aug. 3 and 4, the Jackson Citizen Patriot reported. Krissie and Zack's wedding will be held on Friday, while Kassie and Nick will get hitched on Saturday. The four will share their reception Saturday night.
"I'm in disbelief sometimes of just how everything happened," Nick Lewan told WILX-TV.
Kassie Bevier and Nick Lewan met first at Grand Valley State University four years ago in a psychology class. The professor had asked if there were any twins in class, and Kassie and Nick both raised their hands.
"I was looking around and I looked behind and I was like, 'Oh. I'm in trouble now,'" Nick Lewan said.
Kassie and Nick invited their twins on their first date to church one Sunday morning, and Krissie and Zack started dating shortly after.
Nick and Zack Lewan proposed to the Beviers together on a trip last year to the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn.
"It basically happened at the same time ... which is par for the course for us," Kassie Bevier said. "We do things in twos."
The couples plan to move in together into a two-bedroom apartment in Fenton.
The Beviers are working toward finishing their doctorates in physical therapy at the University of Michigan. Nick Lewan is pursuing his master's degree in mental health counseling from Oakland University. Zack Lewan works in vegetation management for an energy company.
"We're individuals. We are all individuals," Zack Lewan said. "We work differently and we have different interests, and just respect each other for those differences."
The couples said they click so well because they were brought up with the same family values.
"We just flow together and it makes sense," Krissie Bevier said. "There is a special twin bond, and having someone who understands that is huge."
2 drivers cited for going too slow under Idaho's new law
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho police are starting to enforce a new law targeting slow drivers using the passing lanes of highways.
Two drivers have been cited as of July 27 for driving too slowly in the passing lane since the law took effect July 1, the Idaho Press reported Monday.
Idaho State Police have given warnings to three other drivers.
Most people expect the general traffic to stay on the right lane and leave the left lanes open for passing, said Lt. Shawn Staley.
"If vehicles are moving slower, it can cause accidents and crashes," he said.
The law doesn't specify how much time it should take for slow cars to move over to the right lane. Staley expects it should be within a normal and reasonable time, as determined by troopers.
Drivers who hold up traffic by going below the speed limit in the left lane could face a $90 fine, Staley said.
"Guys will make traffic stops on it," Staley said. "But it would have to be fairly egregious."
State Rep. Lance Clow of Idaho Falls sponsored the bill. The Republican doesn't expect state troopers to actively look for slow drivers, but said they have a new tool if needed.
The law also allows drivers to go 15 mph (24 kph) over the speed limit on a two-lane road to pass a vehicle going below the speed limit.
It does not apply to multilane highways or Interstate 84, Staley said.
Those driving the speed limit on the left lanes will not be fined even if they "impede" drivers who want to speed, Staley said.
"If you're going the lawful rate of speed, another person shouldn't push up behind you," he said.
Michigan man fights ticket for turkey who moved into yard
GARDEN CITY, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit man who found himself facing fines after a wild turkey moved into his overgrown backyard has made friends with the massive bird.
Garden City bans residents from keeping wild animals as pets. The city fined Johnston $100 for harboring the turkey and another $100 for dumping brush at his curb after he cleaned up his backyard in an effort to get the 30-pound turkey to leave.
The Detroit News reports that the city eventually dismissed the turkey ticket since Johnston wasn't keeping the animal as a pet. Johnston is still fighting the other one.
Meanwhile, the turkey remains in Johnston's yard. Johnston says as far as he's concerned, the bird can stay as long as he wants.
State officials say wild animals can only be moved if they're a nuisance or a threat.