All Choked Up. In Paris, Jeanne Couepel explained to the judge why she had stolen 490 handkerchiefs: "I had a cold."
Letter of the Law. In Colorado Springs, a youthful gunman tried to hold up the Royal Liquor Store, fled empty-handed when the proprietor reminded him that, according to state law, he was too young to enter a liquor store.
Special Delivery. In West Orange, N.J., Postman Daniel Fineran, stung by a wasp while delivering the morning mail, asked a housewife for first aid, was bitten by her dog.
Conditioned Reflex. In Richland Center, Wis.,...