每日英語跟讀 Ep.K485: About US - ’Guard cat’ credited with preventing would-be robbery
68-year-old Fred Everitt from Mississippi said his pet cat Bandit helped prevent a robbery at his home, and he credits the calico with possibly saving his life.
When at least two people tried to break into their home sometime between 2:30 and 3 a.m. on July 25, Bandit did everything she could to alert Everitt of the danger.
He was first awoken by Bandit’s meows in the kitchen. Then, she raced into the bedroom, jumped onto the bed and began pulling the comforter off of him and clawing at his arms. Everitt knew something was wrong.
He got up to investigate and saw two young men outside his back door. One had a handgun, and the other was using a crowbar to try and pry the door open.
He said by the time he retrieved a handgun and returned to the kitchen, the would-be intruders had already fled.（AP）
Woman sues over ban on feeding homeless people in parks 女子針對禁止在公園提供食物給街友的法令提訟
Norma Thornton, who was arrested in March for feeding homeless people, is suing over a local ordinance that regulates food-sharing events in public parks.
78-year-old Thornton became the first person arrested under Bullhead City’s ordinance for distributing prepared food from a van. Criminal charges against her were eventually dropped, but she’s seeking an injunction to stop the city from enforcing the ordinance that took effect in May 2021.
"The City Council passed an ordinance that makes it a crime punishable by four months imprisonment to share food in public parks for charitable purposes," said Thornton’s attorney.
Bullhead City Mayor Tom Brady said the ordinance applies only to public parks. Churches, clubs and private properties are free to serve food to the homeless without a permit.（AP）
布爾海德市市長湯姆‧布拉迪則說，該法令僅適用於公園，教會、俱樂部和私人場所都能自由向街友提供食物，毋須尋求許可。（美聯社）Source article: https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1551932; https://features.ltn.com.tw/english/article/paper/1553230