Heroin for grandma?
That's what an international airline passenger told federal agents in Detroit this week after getting busted trying to sneak $50,000 worth of heroin into the country.He had a pretty funny collection, but today, reading the paper from my Ohio hometown, I found one (on the front page, no less) that I think tops them all:
That's what Melissa Campbell's 15-month-old son, Mason Holden, had from Wednesday night until about 4 p.m. Saturday.*Yes, it really is a news story: The pharmacist mixed the toddler's antibiotic solution at twice the specified strength. The store realized its mistake, according to the report, and phoned the mother later that day, so no harm was done. (And diarrhea is a side effect of the medicine in any case.)
But it's hard to think of a news story of any description (anywhere but The Onion) that would be well served by the lede "Severe diarrhea."
*If that's not enough information for you, just keep reading. "I'm changing him every 30 minutes," the mother says later.