From the Wikipedia entry for “The Noid”:
On January 30, 1989, Kenneth Lamar Noid, a mentally ill customer who thought the ads were a personal attack on him, held two employees of an Atlanta, Georgia, Domino’s restaurant hostage for over five hours. After forcing them to make him a pizza and making demands for $100,000, getaway transportation, and a copy of The Widow’s Son, Noid surrendered to the police. After the incident had ended, police Chief Reed Miller offered a memorable assessment to reporters: “He’s paranoid.” Noid was charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault, extortion, and possession of a firearm during a crime. He was found not guilty by reason of insanity.
Body Boys: Legend of the Pipers
This is amazing: Hiding behind the giant Macy’s billboard in New York is a small five-story building built by a competitor who bought the corner lot behind Macy’s back just as they were preparing to move to Herald Square. Even though the building has been displaying advertising for Macy’s for most of the years since, they’ve never and still don’t own it.
The photo above is my own crop of this larger photo (taken around 1908).