Friday's American Oddities

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The Associated Press

Cleaning Caper: Intruder cleans apartment, takes nothing

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — A Virginia man returned home from a trip and found that his apartment had been broken into — and cleaned.

Arlington County Police say in a crime report that shortly after 12 a.m. Monday, a man returned to his Arlington apartment after a trip. He called police when he noticed that his apartment appeared to have been cleaned and some items had been moved around. Nothing was missing.

The man told police he doesn’t employ a maid. Police say the mystery cleaner unlawfully entered the apartment.

Channing Tatum dances with cashier at gas station

STATESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Channing Tatum has hosted an impromptu dance party in a convenience store at a North Carolina gas station.

The “Magic Mike” star stopped by the Sunoco in the town of Statesville on Tuesday night for some coffee and a candy bar. He bantered with the cashier and later danced with her to the tune of Nas’ “If I Ruled The World.” Tatum joked with some puzzled customers that he was the store manager. He took time to snap a photo with a fan.

Tatum is promoting his upcoming film, “Logan Lucky,” which centers on a heist at a North Carolina NASCAR race.

St. Louis Cardinals ask for help in finding the rally cat

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals are looking for their rally cat.

The feisty feline became an internet sensation Wednesday night, sprinting onto the field at Busch Stadium with the bases loaded for the Cardinals with two outs in the sixth inning. After the cat was removed, a game-winning grand slam followed.

The Cardinals said Thursday a fan grabbed the cat after its grounds crew employee put the animal down to receive treatment for scratches and bites. The fan claimed the cat was hers and left. The team hopes to find the cat to make sure it is properly cared for, and they are developing a stray animal protocol to ensure the safety of grounds crew members in the future.

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