45-year-old Joseph Glynn Farley didn’t reinvent the wheel, but he certainly came up with a unique way to get arrested while cruising around on one. Police detained the Southeast Texas man after he was discovered riding a unicycle naked across a local bridge. In an understatement, Farley was arrested for allegedly distracting drivers and creating [...]
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