Love Match. In Tottori, Japan, Fire Insurance Co. Manager Chikwo Iwamoto, 36, burned down his mistress' house, explained to police: "She had become cool to me."
Runner-Up. In Sitka, Alaska, the Sentinel carried an advertisement: "For Sale: Engagement ring, 3 weeks old, never worn. Was tied for 2nd place with six others. Will sell cheap."
False Alarm. In Wethersfield, Conn., William H. Coney was fined $6 for having a noisy muffler, despite his protest that it kept him from falling asleep while driving.
Scrambled Yegg. In El Centra, Calif., Willis Mallory, asked why he broke...