Homeless awareness campaign breaks fist-bumping record
ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Three hundred people in Alaska looking to raise awareness of homelessness are the new world record holders in fist-bumping.
KTVA-TV reports a Guinness World Records representative verified each of the fist bumps passed along a line of registered participants in a fenced-off area Saturday.
An improper fist bump could have meant disqualification.
The United Way of Anchorage organized the event. Mayor Ethan Berkowitz, Alaska First Lady Donna Walker and people who work with homeless youth were among those who joined in.
United Way of Anchorage president Michele Brown said fist-bumping was chosen to represent a strong affirmation of what the community stands for.
The previous record was set by a chain of 250 people.
Old man Miller!? Police find ‘elderly man’ is young fugitive in Massachusetts
BOSTON — Authorities say an “elderly man” found at a Massachusetts home actually was a 31-year-old fugitive wearing a disguise.
Police went to a house on Cape Cod on Thursday looking for Shaun Miller, who’d been a fugitive since April when he and several others were indicted on heroin distribution charges. Police say when they ordered a man there to come outside, an elderly man emerged.
The U.S. Attorney’s office says when officers realized the man was Miller, they pulled off his “realistic disguise” and placed him under arrest. Nearly $30,000 in cash and two loaded guns were found in the house.
Miller, of Hyannis, is being held pending a detention hearing on Aug. 31 in federal court. It wasn’t immediately known if he’s represented by a lawyer.