World Cup fan receives noise complaint from NASCAR-watching neighbor

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Put this one into the Bizarro Files.

Last night, an Amherst, Massachusetts woman called local police after she herself got a call from a neighbor that took her task for various things – including not being able to watch NASCAR and listen to Lynyrd Skynyrd because of her celebrations over the ongoing FIFA World Cup.

According to the report from Diane Lederman of The Republican (Springfield, Mass.), that neighbor also called her a name and accused her of taking jobs away from Americans.

The woman is from South America and, per police reports, said she’s been wearing various team jerseys as the soccer tournament has progressed.

The police reports go on to say that since the number of the caller was already blocked, the woman was unable to have the phone company block those calls in the future. However, she still wanted to document the call, so she contacted the police.

Hopefully, this matter won’t escalate any further – unlike an incident that took place earlier this year in Tennessee, when a wife allegedly stabbed her husband for smoking pot and “worshipping the NASCAR race at Bristol.

In that saga, the woman reportedly drove off from their home and crashed through the front door of a nearby church. When her husband arrived at the church, she stabbed him with a large knife while claiming “the devil is in me.”

The man survived the attack, while the woman was arrested and charged with attempted first-degree murder and felony vandalism.

Danica Patrick crashes out of her final Indianapolis 500

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INDIANAPOLIS – Danica Patrick’s racing career ended with a heavy impact in Sunday’s Indianapolis 500.

Patrick, who became the first woman to lead the Indy 500 in 2005, lost control of her No. 13 Dallara-Chevrolet and slammed the Turn 2 wall on the 68th lap. She was able to walk to a waiting ambulance, which transported her to the track care center for a routine evaluation.

After qualifying seventh, she will finish 30th in the race, which will be her career worst at the 2.5-mile track. Patrick had six top 10s in eight Indy 500 starts, including a best finish of third in 2009. She led 19 laps in her ’05 debut at the Brickyard, finishing fourth.

Patrick also was the first woman to lead a lap in NASCAR’s premier series in the 2013 Daytona 500, where she was the first female to capture a Cup Series pole position

Patrick wrecked in the final two races of her career. She finished 35th in the Daytona 500 on Feb. 18, her final NASCAR start.

She also crashed and finished 37th in the Nov. 19, 2017 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway, her last race as a full-time driver.