On August 4th Spokane County deputies responded to a burglary at the Church of the Nazarene in Deer Park.
Surveillance footage captured a man walking around inside the church wearing a mask and holding a flashlight. During the video, he was looking at the church's audio equipment.
The burglar was identified as 28-year-old Grant M. Simonson.
After roaming around inside the church he climbed out an open window. Deputies were outside waiting for him and commanded Simonson to put his hands up.
At that moment a wild skunk ran up to Simonson and sprayed him, then scurried away. (If this isn't a coincidence then I don't know what is.)
Police said that Simonson was arrested and taken into custody.
After he was read his rights, Simonson told police that he was "wide awake and bored." He noticed the open window at the church and decided to go inside because he was "curious."
He was booked into the Spokane County Jail for second-degree burglary. He was later released on his own recognizance later in the day.
What's hilarious about this video is that when they cut back to the weatherman after the story, he is absolutely losing it and he laughs uncontrollably. The news station then cuts to a break so he can gather himself.
Basketball Gym Turned Into Home For Sale In Indiana
An Indiana couple spent 20 years turning this high-school gym into a home and the house is now on the market for $299,000.
The gym building used to be part of Eastern Hancock High School. It sits on a 3.6-acre lot at the edge of the town of Wilkinson, Indiana. It comes with half of the original basketball court.
The couple Jeff and Christi Broady purchased the gym/house in 2002 for $85,000.
The building is now split into two halves. One half still looks like a gym, equipt with the court, bleachers, and high ceilings. The other half looks like a home, with segmented rooms and two levels.
The owners were able to build walls inside and create new living spaces, such as a kitchen, bathrooms, and bedrooms. They also added windows and doors that led to the other half of the building, where they kept the original basketball gym.
Wilson said he had received four offers thus far. "Not unusual in this market," he said. "There have been well over 20 showings on it."
"The coolest thing is more than half of the gym floor is still gym — the original floor, the original bleachers, the original basketball goal," Wilson added. "I graduated from that gym in 1969. I could tell you where I was sitting."
There is one thing any prospective buyer should know, though: "It still smells like a gym," Wilson said.