Tale of the bleating heart

Sheriff deputies in Tennessee responding to the sound of a man screaming found something all together different.

According to the Putnam County Herald Citizen, dispatchers answering the call from a resident could also hear a horrifying shrieks in the background.

Deputies followed the wails past the Jackson Passage toward another road when they came upon the screamer.

"It was actually coming from a goat that was tied to a fence," wrote one deputy.

It's not the first time that a bleating goat has been confused with a human being in Putnam County.

A resident last fall reported hearing a voice behind a home that turned out to be a goat tangled up in the woods.

A Waffle House whiff

A Waffle House employee in Virginia was arrested after police said she tried to pull an April Fools' prank.

Police said Susan Tinker called 911 to report a robbery at the restaurant in Hampton, Va. Police spent more than an hour investigating and waiting for the manager to review surveillance tape before she confessed that it was all an April Fools' joke, officials said.

Tinker is no longer employed there.

He was really on the fence

An Arizona man faces trespassing charges after he was found hanging upside down on a fence -- with a spike impaled through his leg.

"I was getting close to passing out and just tried to stay as positive as possible," said Jeremy Lockridge, 32, told 3TV. "It was pretty gory."

Lockridge was taking a shortcut home when he hopped the fence and slipped. A passerby held him up until police arrived.

Paramedics took Lockridge to a hospital with the spike still in his leg.

Lockridge said he won't take any more shortcuts.

-- Scott McCabe