I'm consoling a friend
Anne McDermott was talking on her cell phone while driving in Syracuse, N.Y., when a county sheriff stopped her.
"I was talking to a friend but told the officer the caller was my sister who was inconsolable because she had just put her dog to sleep."
The story was true – well, sort of. "She did put her dog to sleep, but months earlier," admits McDermott.
It turns out McDermott had spotted animal fur on the sheriff's uniform and gambled that he was a pet owner. "After a warning, he let me go," she says.