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Dallas Family 'Biked' By Pranksters

It's unclear exactly how the 14 LimeBike rental bikes arrived on the Hales' lawn

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    Dallas Family "Biked" By Pranksters

    A Dallas family says they were pranked by a friend who left 14 rental bikes in their front yard. (Published Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017)

    You've probably heard of front lawns being filled with flamingos or trees getting toilet-papered.

    But one Dallas family is dealing with a different kind of prank.

    The Hale family woke up Christmas morning to more than a dozen bikes parked in their front yard.

    They say it was a prank by a family friend who is also a comedian.

    Domino's Pizza Launches Outdoor Delivery

    [DFW] Domino's Pizza Launches Outdoor Delivery

    Domino's Pizza is tweaking its home delivery service for those times you're not at home.
    After years of delivery right to your doorstep, Domino's drivers will now deliver to outdoor locations.
    That includes beaches, parks, landmarks, and other outdoor locations across the country.
    Domino's says its drivers will deliver to 150-thousand locations from the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, to the "Welcome to Las Vegas" sign.
    The locations are now active and show up in the company's app or website as "Domino's Hotspots."
    Customers pre-pay for their orders, select a location, and your pizza is on the way.
    Previously, Domino's delivered to offbeat locations, but, the new service sets up designated drop off points.
    The service was tested last fall in Miami before being rolled out nationwide.

    (Published Monday, April 16, 2018)

    “I guess it’s called getting biked,” said 14-year-old Ethan Hale.

    The bikes are owned by the bike-share business LimeBike.

    Riders can, and do, leave them anywhere.

    But never anything like this.

    Ethan first noticed the bikes Christmas morning when he stepped outside to play with his new drone.

    “My son came outside to use one of his presents and immediately came back in and was like you're not going to believe what's in the yard,” Ethan’s father, Michael, recalled.

    Canada Lawmakers Hold Moment of Silence

    [DFW] Canada Lawmakers Hold Moment of Silence

    Canadian lawmakers wore hockey jerseys on Monday to honor the victims and their families of that tragic bus crash in Canada that killed 16 people.
    The bus was carrying the junior league Humboldt hockey team to a game when a tractor-trailer slammed into the bus.
    Sixteen were killed and thirteen people were injured in the crash.
    Today's remembrance was one of a number of events that honored the team and their families.
    Earlier the lawmakers honored Rusty Staub, a major leaguer who played for the Montreal Expos and the New York Mets.

    (Published Monday, April 16, 2018)

    “I was really confused and kind of laughing at the same time ‘cause there were 14 bikes in our yard, LimeBikes,” said Ethan’s 12-year-old sister Lyla.

    It's unclear exactly how the bikes got here.

    After three days, the Hales say they are ready for them to go.

    "We're kind of hoping LimeBike will get them, retrieve them but I don't know," mom Sarah Hale said with laughter.

    NBC 5 emailed LimeBike and within an hour, a crew showed up to retrieve the bikes.

    In a statement, a LimeBike spokesperson said, “Sabotaging the bike-share ecosystem is illegal and morally wrong. It is an attack on the overall transportation system in Dallas. Sometimes, these pranks put the lives of our LimeBike operations crew and our city partners in danger when we retrieve the illegally placed bikes."

    Roof Blown off Apartment in Pennsylvania

    [DFW] Roof Blown off Apartment in Pennsylvania

    Storms in Pennsylvania caused heavy damage to a large apartment building, leaving dozens without a place to live.
    Residents of Luther Wood Apartments in Scranton have been evacuated after wind ripped the roof off the building. 
    It happened just before 6 a.m. Monday.
    As of 11 a.m., Scranton fire officials say 90-people have been evacuated from the building, and another 35 may be forced to leave.
    A shelter is being set up to help the residents of the senior apartment complex.
    No word on any injuries.

    (Published Monday, April 16, 2018)

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