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Weird News Wednesday: Man skips work for 6 years, a dinosaur in the road, and a stolen car full of cream puffs

Posted at 1:13 PM, Feb 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-17 15:13:17-05

A man skips work for 6 years and no notices. was ratted out after skipping work for 6 straight years. A 69-year-old Spanish man was fined this week after officials discovered he hadn't shown up to work for at least six years, the Guardian reports. The civil servant was discovered only when the deputy mayor attempted to give him an award for 20 years of "loyal and dedicated" service in 2010. The investigation into García determined he hadn't been to his office for at least six years—and possibly as long as 14 years — and had done "absolutely no work" between 2007 and 2010.

Dinosaur in the road!Here's something you don't see every day: a triceratops blocking traffic. UK resident Chris Hollingshead posted this picture to Facebook and said, "That priceless moment when you're driving home from work at 3 am and the road is blocked by a 20 ft Triceratops!!!"

Joyriders arrested after speeding across lawn in a stolen SUV filled with cream puffs. Officers said the SUV had been reported stolen and officers found drugs and a pellet gun in the vehicle along with a large supply of baked goods including creme puffs and cookies.