This guy's a deep sleeper....
From USA Today
Port Orange man unaware he was shot in head
PORT ORANGE, Fla. (AP) — A man who woke up and found his head bleeding, drove to work and left a note for his boss before going to the hospital to find he had a bullet lodged in his brain, authorities said.
When Glen Thomas Betterley, 53, noticed the blood Thursday morning he asked his girlfriend if she had struck him. Emma Lorene Larsen, 65, said no.
Betterley went to Halifax Medical Center emergency room where he learned he had been shot in the forehead.
While Betterley was being treated, police called Larsen and heard a single gunshot. When investigators arrived at the home, they found Larsen dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot to the head.
Betterley was in stable condition Friday
Cat Calls 911 to Help Owner, Police Say
Police aren't sure how else to explain it. But when an officer walked into an apartment Thursday night to answer a 911 call, an orange-and-tan striped cat was lying by a telephone on the living room floor. The cat's owner, Gary Rosheisen, was on the ground near his bed having fallen out of his wheelchair.
Rosheisen said his cat, Tommy, must have hit the right buttons to call 911.
"I know it sounds kind of weird," Officer Patrick Daugherty said, unsuccessfully searching for some other explanation.
Rosheisen said he couldn't get up because of pain from osteoporosis and ministrokes that disrupt his balance. He also wasn't wearing his medical-alert necklace and couldn't reach a cord above his pillow that alerts paramedics that he needs help.
Daugherty said police received a 911 call from Rosheisen's apartment, but there was no one on the phone. Police called back to make sure everything was OK, and when no one answered, they decided to check things out.
That's when Daugherty found Tommy next to the phone.
Rosheisen got the cat three years ago to help lower his blood pressure. He tried to train him to call 911, unsure if the training ever stuck.
The phone in the living room is always on the floor, and there are 12 small buttons — including a speed dial for 911 right above the button for the speaker phone.
"He's my hero," Rosheisen said.
Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com
Firies release man stuck in washing machine
Townsville, Queensland, Australia 10 January 2006:
WEDGED in a washing machine with his knees pressed tight to his chest, Robin Toom was hot.
And the baker's assistant was learning that his sister's 8kg top-loader was not such a great hiding place after all.
"I just hopped in there playing hide and go-seek with the kids," Mr Toom, 30, said yesterday from Townsville, where he and his sister live.
"I got in there and couldn't even get the lid down and the kids came in and said, 'ha ha, we found you'."
But embarrassment soon turned to exasperation and perspiration on Sunday afternoon.
Mr Toom's wife, sister, brother-in-law and the kids were soon trying to help rescue him from the machine, which didn't have an agitator.
They pushed and pulled. They added lubricant. Nothing worked.
"I couldn't stop sweating in there, they had to bring in a fan and put it on me. I was wedged in there."
After about 20 minutes, they called Triple-0.
"I was waiting for the (fire brigade) to come and bring the jaws of life and cut this thing open," he said.
Station officer Dave Dillon was on duty when the call came that "a man was stuck in a washing machine".
"I've never had an adult stuck in a washing machine in my life," Mr Dillon said.
"We thought we'd get there and he'd have his hand stuck."
However they arrived and found that the message had been correctly relayed.
Fire officers threaded a rescue device made of seat-belt-like material under Mr Toom's knees and lifted.
"When we lifted him, we lifted the whole washing machine up," Mr Dillon said.
Dismantling the machine was a last option because Mr Toom would have still been in the tub, which would then have to be cut open.
But Mr Dillon sparked the escape when he reached into the machine.
"He reached down to my right ankle and just twisted it, lifted it up, gave it a jolt and that freed me, it pretty much freed both legs," Mr Toom said.
Mr Toom then set out to change the rules of hide and seek for his children.