Driver uses cardboard Trump head in carpool lane

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SEATTLE (AP) — A cardboard cutout of a head in a passenger seat definitely caught the attention of a Washington State Patrol trooper Tuesday morning.

That’s because it wasn’t just any old cardboard head, but that of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

A trooper stopped the motorist who was driving with the cardboard likeness in a carpool lane south of Seattle on Highway 167. The stunt netted the driver a $136 ticket.

Another trooper Tweeted a photo of the cardboard Trump head affixed to the passenger seat headrest.

Washington State Patrol spokesman Rick Johnson says every now and then they get somebody trying to be funny and says they’ve seen everything from teddy bears to mannequins all sitting beside drivers.

But Trump’s head? That was, to borrow a catchphrase — huge.

Bear at Polish zoo finds WWII mortar grenade

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WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Taking a toy from a bear can be dangerous, especially when the toy is a mortar grenade.

Malgorzata Chodyla, spokeswoman for a zoo in Poznan, in western Poland, told The Associated Press Tuesday that a visiting Border Guard officer noticed that a female bear named Ewka was playing with something odd.

On closer look, it proved to be a rusty mortar grenade from World War II.

The bear was swiftly locked up following the discovery on Saturday, the public was barred from the area and army sappers took the explosive to a test range to detonate it safely.

Police: Woman robs Arby’s restaurant, flees in taxi cab

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman faces armed robbery charges after police say she robbed an Arby’s restaurant in Gainesville and then hailed a cab to get away.

A Gainesville police report says 20-year-old Keshunte L. Taylor pointed a gun at a clerk on Sunday morning and demanded money.

Authorities say Taylor took more than $200 from three registers at the fast-food restaurant.

The Gainesville Sun (http://bit.ly/2dgzj5f ) reports Taylor hopped in a cab, which police stopped a couple of blocks away.

Police say they recovered a gun and $219.

Taylor remains in the Alachua County Jail. Records don’t indicate whether she’s hired a lawyer.

Information from: The Gainesville (Fla.) Sun, http://www.gainesvillesun.com