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Woman who stole ketchup bottles from NJ restaurant wracked with guilt; returns 2 new bottles to owner

A customer who claims to have stolen a bottle of ketchup from a New Jersey restaurant was so distraught with guilt that the thief bought two new bottles — and delivered them with a handwritten apology note.

Described by himself/herself only as “an awful person,” the customer dropped off the Heinz bottles with a Walmart receipt and a note, which explained how he/she took the condiments from Perkins Restaurant & Bakery in Forked River, a city roughly 17 miles southwest of Seaside Heights.

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“A few weeks ago, I had taken one of your ketchup bottles off the table because for some reason I thought it’d be ‘risky,'” the customer wrote in the note, a photo of which was posted to a town Facebook group by restaurant owner Maria DeLeo. “I am as square as they come and this is the worst thing I’ve done.”

The customer then claimed to have gotten into a car accident only hours later, “and since then my karma, luck, and life have been s—.”

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“I hope returning two news bottles will restore some [luck] for me, and I can stop carrying around this guilt,” the note read. “Again, I’m really sorry if I inconvenienced you the same way my life has been inconveniencing me. I’m sorry. From, an awful person.”

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A woman who says she stole a bottle of Heinz ketchup from a New Jersey restaurant bought two new bottles for it after becoming wracked with guilt. (iStock)

The restaurant’s manager, Charlene Reebe, told the New York Post she spotted the note on July 31 while closing the store.

“There was just a normal, little gray Walmart bag on the side of a can, on the ground, and I remember thinking to myself, ‘Why didn’t someone just put it in the can?'” Reebe said, explaining that she was “very surprised.”

Reebe said no one realized a ketchup bottle was taken from the restaurant, and noted that the Heinz bottles the thief took were 12 ounces larger than Perkins even puts on its tables.

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The restaurant’s owner said she forgives the customer, and that she’d “hire her in a second.”

“Because if you do something like that, you’re not an awful person,” DeLeo told the Post. “You’re an honest person.’’

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Las Vegas pizzeria offering grasshopper pie as insects invade city

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One Nevada restaurant is making the most of the hordes of grasshoppers that have descended upon Las Vegas — by using them as inspiration for a pizza topping.

“What started out as a joke amongst our stoner friends has swept the nation,” Evel Pie, located on Fremont Street, announced on Facebook Tuesday. The pizza shop said their new pizza, dubbed “The Canyon Hopper,” is for “only the bravest daredevils.”

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The pie consists of chorizo, goat cheese, caramelized onions, arugula, and, of course, lime- and garlic-roasted grasshoppers.

Described as “damn good,” Evel Pie said the creation’s tastiness surprised even the staff.

The inspiration for the pie likely stems from the insect influx Nevada has seen in recent weeks. Videos showed Las Vegas, in particular, was swarmed with grasshoppers — which pose no danger, as they don’t carry disease and don’t bite, according to scientists.

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Jeff Knight, an entomologist with the Nevada Department of Agriculture, told local media last week that wet weather is probably to blame for the migration of adult pallid-winged grasshoppers.

He said the number of grasshoppers moving from north to central Nevada is rare, but noted that, as history shows, “when we have a wet winter or spring, these things build up often down below Laughlin and even into Arizona.”

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The grasshopper invasion has been so prominent that the National Weather Service’s Las Vegas office released radar footage last week appearing to show a storm, which actually showed “biological targets” — the grasshoppers that invaded the city.

This year, the Las Vegas area recorded more rain in six months than the annual average of just under 4.2 inches per year.

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Fox News’ Lukas Mikelionis contributed to this report.

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Paul Batura: ‘Zombie Eating’ is a sure sign of a coming social apocalypse

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A recent survey of America’s eating and screen usage habits confirms what most of us have observed at restaurants and even inside our own homes – the typical diner is more likely to stare at their phone or tablet than converse with the person across the table.

According to the survey sponsored by Snack Factory’s Pretzel Crisps, 88 percent of those asked admitted to using some type of screen while eating.

The explosion of smartphone and tablet use is revolutionizing culture and daily life in ways almost too numerous to mention. From accessibility to communicability, many of us have a love-hate relationship with our phones and technology.

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After all, because we can be reached anytime and anywhere, we’re more likely to work in unconventional places – including our dinner table or even at a restaurant while we’re out with friends.

“Hold on. I just need to respond to this one,” we might say, looking away from the person in our actual presence, and down to the email, text or post on our phone.

There was a time when the lines were more clearly drawn, of course. It’s not that people weren’t ever interrupted or distracted during mealtimes – but if it was the exception then it’s the norm now.

It would be impossible to overstate the importance and benefits of eating and socializing together, especially for children in a family setting.

What’s curious to me is that so many of us think what’s going on “out there” is more interesting than what’s going on right in front of us.

It’s a lie – and one with deadly consequences.

That’s because it would be impossible to overstate the importance and benefits of eating and socializing together, especially for children in a family setting.

Research has revealed that kids who eat dinner with their parents from five to seven nights per week are three times as likely to have a strong relationship with their mom and dad and twice as likely to have good grades in school than those children who do not follow a similar routine. All the typical “vices” decrease also, including smoking, alcohol use and drug abuse.

Television legend Larry King, a guy who has interviewed over 60,000 people and may know more than anyone about the art of conversation, regularly laments that dinners out with friends usually devolve into the other person being engrossed in their phone rather than his company.

In response and as a sign of protest, King only uses an “old-fashioned” flip phone and refuses to text.

But the problem is hardly limited to the Hollywood glitterati. The average American home is confronted with managing the effects of digitally distracted children and spouses.

What can be done about it?

It’s time to put down the phone, look up at the person across from you – and talk.

For some, this may seem like a daunting task, especially if you’ve become so accustomed to virtual living or are something of an incompetent conversant.

My mother used to say she learned the art of conversation from listening to talk radio. She particularly liked Arlene Francis, the former actress turned interviewer who held court on WOR Radio in New York City for nearly a quarter-century. Non-controversial, Francis could get anyone talking by asking them easy questions – and following up on their answers.

Dr. James Dobson, my old boss and a member of the National Radio Hall of Fame, likens good conversation to having a game of catch.

“If I throw you the ball – if I ask you a question – you need to throw it back it to me in the form of an answer. I can then take that answer and ask you another related question.”

I think that’s good advice. But we can’t just expect the other person to put down their phone. We have to make sure that when they do and look up – we’re ready to actually engage them in worthwhile conversation.

My friend and colleague Tim Goeglein, who served in the Bush White House, likes to repeat the advice his late mother once gave him. Back in the day, the Goegleins used to hold wonderful dinner parties in their Fort Wayne, Indiana home.

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“If you’re going to entertain, Tim,” his mother told him. “You have an obligation to be interesting!”

In the end, I think that’s the antidote to “Zombie eating” – invest in the person or persons at your table by asking them about their lives (They’re alive! They’re alive!)  – and sharing about yours.  Don’t take the people next to you at the dinner table for granted.  After all, time is fleeting, and life is fragile.

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Five guys arrested at Five Guys burger joint in Florida: police

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Now there’s apparently no guys.

Five guys were arrested at a Five Guys Burgers and Fries in Florida after allegedly getting into a fistfight, authorities said.

The Stuart Police Department announced the arrests on Facebook: “Five guys were involved in the fight, and those five guys found themselves under arrest,”

A witness said a cup was thrown and a door slammed in someone’s face before an “all-out brawl” broke out, according to an arrest report. The cause of the fight is unknown.

Three male juveniles and two adult men were charged with affray and processed at the Martin County Jail, police said. Florida law defines affray as a first degree misdemeanor charge resulting from two or more people fighting in a public place and disturbing the peace, the Orlando Sentinel reported.

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Keith Morine and Loren Perine, of Stuart, who are both 18, were arrested and booked into the Martin County Jail, the newspaper reported. The three male minors were fingerprinted, booked into the jail and later released to parents.

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Biscuits start baking inside hot car in Nebraska as part of weather experiment

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The National Weather Service in Nebraska demonstrated the effects of the brutal heat by trying to bake biscuits using nothing but a car and the sun.

In a series of tweets on Thursday, the National Weather Service in Omaha and Valley posted updates on the biscuit experiment over the course of eight hours.

“We actually were going to do cookies, but the store didn’t have cookies so it’s biscuits,” Hallie Bova, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Valley, told the Omaha World-Herald. “I thought it would be fun to try.”

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The experiment was conducted as an excessive heat warning had been issued for much of eastern Nebraska through 7 p.m. on Saturday by the National Weather Service. The high in Omaha on Thursday was 92 degrees with a heat index of 103.

The first tweet said, “If you are wondering if it’s going to be hot today, we are attempting to bake biscuits using only the sun and a car in our parking lot. We will keep you posted with the progress. Stay cool!”

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The biscuit dough was placed on a cookie sheet inside an enclosed vehicle on Thursday morning along with a thermometer.

The biscuits usually take about 14 to 17 minutes in 350-degree heat to bake, the newspaper reported.

The next tweet included a picture of the biscuits and included the caption, “45 minutes in. Biscuits are rising.”

The following update posted about an hour after the initial tweet said, “The pan has reached 175 degrees in 60 minutes and the tops of the biscuits are at 153.”

It added, “This is a good time to remind everyone that your car does in fact get deadly hot. Look before you lock! On average 38 children die in hot cars each year. Don’t be a statistic!”

Locksmiths and emergency personnel were called to free children inadvertently locked in at least two cars on Wednesday, the Herald reported.

About five hours later, the Omaha National Weather Service posted another update, writing, “Top of the biscuits are baked but the bottom remains doughy. But more interestingly, the temperature of the back seat in the shade is 144 degrees!”

The last update said, “after nearly 8 hours in the sun, the outside of the biscuit is actually edible. The middle is still pretty doughy though. The max temp on the pan was 185!”

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The tweet included the hashtags #HeatSafety and #LookBeforeYouLock.

The dangerously high temperatures and humidity could quickly cause heat stroke, according to the heat advisory, which reminded people to take extra precautions while working or spending time outside.

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DoorDash fires delivery driver who allegedly ate customer’s barbecue ribs, dropped off food with bite marks

A man in Pennsylvania is accusing his delivery driver of speeding off with a bellyful of barbecue.

Chris Payton, of York County, claims he ordered six ribs from a local barbecue restaurant via DoorDash, only to discover that the driver had helped herself to two of the ribs, and some waffle fries, before dropping them off.

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Chris Payton claims his order of ribs arrived half-eaten. (Chris Payton)

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“I guess she just pulls over to the side of the road and just decides to have herself a little snack before she delivers,” Payton told Fox 43.

Payton had also taken photos of his incomplete order, noting that the two ribs appeared to be “torn off” from the rest of the meat. Fox 43 reported that bite marks appeared to be left behind, too.

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“I guess she just pulls over to the side of the road and just decides to have herself a little snack before she delivers,” Payton told Fox 43. (Chris Payton)

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Surprisingly, the eatery that provided the ribs — Dickey’s Barbecue, located in West Manchester Township — told Fox 43 that this wasn’t the first time they fielded complaints about that very DoorDash employee, or “Dasher.”

DoorDash has since confirmed to Fox News that the offending “Dasher” is no longer working with DoorDash.

“We sincerely regret that this incident fell short of the experience we strive to give our customers every day,” a DoorDash spokesperson confirmed. “We reached out to this customer immediately after being notified of this event. We have since taken appropriate actions, including deactivating the Dasher from our platform for failing to follow and maintain our standards of food safety.”

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The company reportedly issued Payton a refund, but he’s also hoping the employee learned a lesson in treating customers with respect.

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Payton was issued a refund, and DoorDash confirmed to Fox News the employee no longer works with the company. (Fox 43)

News of the alleged barbecue bandit follows a similar complaint lodged against a DoorDash delivery driver earlier this year. In March, a customer in Stockton, Calif., claimed his “Dasher” took a sip of his milkshake before dropping it off, although he didn’t discover the driver’s dirty deed until later, when he watched his family’s front-door surveillance footage.

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DoorDash, which was founded in 2013, pays the Dashers that act as independent delivery drivers for restaurants in their area. Restaurants can apply to appear on the DoorDash app and website to be included among a specific area’s delivery offerings.

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Louisiana man arrested after allegedly licking ice cream, placing it back on shelf in ‘copycat’ video

A “copycat” ice cream licker was arrested in Louisiana on Saturday in the weeks after he was caught on video allegedly licking ice cream in a grocery store and putting it back in the fridge.

Lenise Martin III, 36, was taken into custody after video of him circulating online apparently showed him doing the deed. Martin appears to open a tub of ice cream, lick it, touch it with his finger, and then place it back on the freezer shelf.

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Lenise Martin III, 36, was arrested after allegedly licking a tub of ice cream and placing is back on the shelf at a store in Louisiana. (Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office)

When management became aware of the video, Martin returned to the store to prove he purchased the ice cream, WAFB reported.

Martin was charged with criminal mischief and unlawful posting of criminal activity for notoriety and publicity, and remained jailed as of Monday morning, according to online records from the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office.

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His alleged criminal act was seemingly inspired by that of a girl who was caught on camera doing the same thing — licking a tub of ice cream, specifically Blue Bell brand, and placing it back on the shelf — at a Walmart in Lufkin, Texas.

Reports indicate that Martin licked a tub of Blue Bell ice cream, but that information was not immediately clear. Blue Bell worked to help track down the store in Texas where the ice cream-licking took place.

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The sheriff’s office in Louisiana, meanwhile, is discouraging such copycat acts.

“It is illegal. It’s a health risk to others. We will pursue anyone we see do this. You will be charged,” officials said.

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Restaurant franchisee says Democrats’ $15 minimum wage would put him out of business

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A restaurant franchisee made an impassioned argument Tuesday against the left’s push for a $15 minimum wage, saying it would force him to fire employees and could put him out of business.

Larry Fox, who owns a restaurant group that maintains Hooters locations in Florida and Alabama, wrote in a recent op-ed for the Wall Street Journal that he is “panicked” over Democratic lobbying for a higher minimum wage. He told “Fox & Friends” on Tuesday that his employees already make more than the minimum wage with tips – a policy called “tip credit.”

“A lot of my employees are young, they’re going to school and they use this as flexible work hours to earn up to 20, 25, 28 dollars an hour,” Fox said. “It gives them the ability to work and stay in school, but if I lose the tip credit that will increase my labor cost 100%.”

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Fox said that his restaurants, like many others, are seasonal and don’t have a high profit margin. If a $15 minimum wage went into effect, he said there’d be no way to raise his prices to offset the cost.

Some states have already introduced the new minimum wage, including New Jersey, California, Massachusetts, Maryland and Illinois. A bill to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 is expected to advance in the House after the Fourth of July recess.

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Fox, however, said there’s a bevy of problems for restaurateurs that come along with that.

“If we can still have a reduced tip credit, we use the tips to offset it, and our girls are making more than that now,” he said.

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“The big problem is, you’ve got increased costs in the FICA insurance, unemployment insurance, our medical insurance, all of that continues to go up as well as wages,” he continued.

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Wedding reception’s ‘luxury’ menu slammed: ‘I thought this was hospital food’

A wedding guest has slammed the “luxury” menu they were served at a friend’s wedding reception.

Taking to a Facebook wedding shaming group, the anonymous guest shared snaps of the unusual wedding meal provided by a 4-star hotel in Leeds.

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To start, attendees at the nuptials were given a plate of three frozen Yorkshire puddings accompanied with an herb garnish.

When it came to the main course, adults dined on a lackluster chicken dish including an unusual side of zucchini stuffed with green beans.

Meanwhile, children were fed half a pizza topped with tinned tuna, alongside french fries and baked beans.

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Captioning her snaps the woman wrote: “I don’t know if the chef of this 4 star ‘luxury’ hotel was sick that day, or on holiday – but something must have been going on.

“I really appreciate the little herb on the side of the frozen Yorkshire puddings, really pushing it out there.”

And it seems that fellow group members were equally unimpressed, with the post receiving hundreds of comments from baffled people.

One wrote: “I would be 100 percent in the kitchen, throwing abuse at the entire kitchen staff if that was what was served at my wedding.”

“I had better food in school dinners,” said another with a third adding, “I thought this was hospital food.”

One particularly horrified member added: “Is that canned tuna on pizza??! WTAF”

“The green onions inside the cucumber. Wtf” wrote another.

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Wedding shaming groups have been on the rise of late with That’s It I’m Wedding Shaming the largest with over 54,000 members worldwide.

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Carol Roth: Dear militant feminists, stop messing it up for the rest of us

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My husband has opened the car door for me every single time we have arrived at our vehicle since we met nearly 22 years ago. Colleagues and strangers open doors and let me enter a building or room first. Other work associates let me order first at the restaurant. And, here’s an almost “secret”… I absolutely love it.

The website Eater, which describes itself a “the source for people who care about dining and drinking in the world’s best food cities,” recently ran an article that explained that many restaurants are doing away with classic training and etiquette, like serving the women at the table first and not using phrasing like “ladies” or “gentlemen” because they are eliminating “soft sexism.”

These are merely a few examples in a long list of grievances that are good manners being killed because some women don’t understand what equality or sexism really means.

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A restaurant serving women first is a sign of class, elegance and respect. If you are offended by that, have a hard think about why you are so angry.

So, ultra-“feminists” here’s my request: be miserable if you want, but stop ruining chivalry, manners and civility for the rest of us.

Equality is about being seen as equal in the eyes of the law. It does not mean that we are all equal in talent, beauty, strength, material possessions, free time, health, etc. Not only is that an unrealistic objective, it certainly has nothing to do with basic manners.

I am very grateful to the women who came before me, who fought for my and other women’s rights including voting and equal pay. While I appreciate immensely their sacrifices and hard work, I also can relish in the fact that because they have done so, there’s no other place or time in history where it is better to be a woman than right now in the United States of America.

There are women around the world who are truly oppressed, who aren’t allowed basic human rights, who are caned for adultery, who can’t do basic tasks without the accompaniment and approval of men.

We can continue to fight for them, while still appreciating the manners of a man—or anyone, for that matter- who is holding the door open for you.

To dote on a woman and to raise her up on a pedestal is a signal of respect, not a reflection of inferiority. While it may be a distinction, it’s not a discrimination, as it certainly doesn’t hold a woman back. And, while you may not want a man to offer up his seat on the bus while you show your grit and determination to stand, I would welcome the gesture, after a long day in four-inch heels, even if I ultimately turned it down.

I appreciate the fact that when the Titanic sunk, the women and children were allowed off first, and would appreciate the same courtesy today.

I am glad I was never eligible for the draft. I appreciate when a man across the aisle of the plane lets me go first vs. the ones that jockey with me for position — or worse, hit me in the head fighting to be the first to get their luggage down. I even give bonus points to the men that offer to take my luggage down for me, almost always responding with a thank you and “I am glad to see that chivalry is not dead.”

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So, to the women who are offended by civility and manners, I again politely ask you to stop screwing it up for the rest of us and ruining common courtesy in society.

And to the chivalrous men, your courtesies are appreciated by many. I say thank you as I virtually curtsy in respect, not in deference.

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