Rescuers free squirrel with head stuck in cup
ENFIELD, Conn. — Emergency responders in Connecticut have come to the rescue of a squirrel that was caught in a nutty situation.
Members of Enfield Emergency Medical Services responded Friday after the rodent got its head stuck in what appeared to be a plastic or paper cup.
Video posted on the Enfield EMS Facebook page shows the critter wildly jumping and flipping into the air in an effort to dislodge the cup.
Responders' first attempt to remove the cup was unsuccessful. The wily rodent hopped out of one officer's hands and through the legs of another.
The second attempt proved more successful. An officer covered the animal with a blanket and held its body steady while another officer removed the cup before the critter scampered away into some nearby bushes.
New Mexico restaurant selling 'black olives matter' shirts
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — An Italian restaurant in New Mexico is drawing criticism on social media for making merchandise with a slogan mimicking the Black Lives Matter movement.
News station KOAT-TV in Albuquerque reports that Paisano's in Albuquerque is selling "black olives matter" shirts and hats after making national headlines for putting the phrase on a sign outside the restaurant.
Owner Rick Camuglia says he emblazoned the phrase on the restaurant's main sign to sell a new recipe: a tuna dish with black olive tapenade.
Camuglia posted pictures of the dish and the sign on Facebook, drawing complaints he was being insensitive and trivializing a movement aimed at trying to stop police shootings of black residents.
Camuglia says he's not trying to stir racial tensions and was only trying to sell food.