You know that feeling you get when your finger slips on a keyboard and you lose all your unsaved work? Marco Marsala of the U.K. can tell you all about it. He runs a web hosting company that manages servers and internet connections for various clients. Recently though, when he wanted to free up some space on his hard drive, he entered a line of code that read “rm -rf.” When properly written, this code deletes files stored in a certain area of the computer. But instead, the code Marsala typed in ordered the computer to delete everything with no restrictions, and even included an override for any warnings the computer might present. All of the data is now gone, and it looks like Marsala is out of business.
Talk about a clean getaway. Texas resident Wesley Evans managed to break out of jail this week, but once police were on his tail he decided to hide out in his girlfriend’s apartment. Knowing that ducking in a closet probably wouldn’t keep him hidden for long, he came up with a more creative idea: pull the racks out of the apartment’s dishwasher and squeeze right in. Evans, by the way, is roughly six feet tall. Police found him wearing nothing but underwear and handcuffs. It’s unclear what charges he’ll be facing as a result of his escape attempt.
Crime can make a guy hungry, after all. A man broke into a Five Guys restaurant in Washington, D.C., this week but instead of going for the cash register, he fired up the grill. He ended up making a cheeseburger, treating himself to a fountain drink and even swiped a bottle of water on his way out. Police are still searching for him.
Toro, toro! Texas police received an unusual call this week when someone said an intoxicated woman was charging passing cars as if she was a bull. By the time police arrived, the woman’s sister had taken her back inside. Officers warned her to stay there, but after she came back out twice she was arrested. The woman has since been charged with public intoxication and assault family violence.