Media Mix: Jacques Pépin Cancels Book Tour; Chick-fil-A's Right-Wing Donations; and a Kid Pulls a Gun on Halloween

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Couple Arrested for Forgetting to Pay for a Sandwich: A pregnant woman and her husband were arrested after the woman ate a sandwich and forgot to pay for it at the register. They were separated from their 2-year-old daughter for 18 hours during their arrest. “It was the most ridiculous chain of events that happened,” the mother said. The charges against the couple were dropped. [AP]

Kid Pulls 9mm to Defend His Candy: On Halloween, a woman jokingly told some kids in her neighborhood that she was going to take away their candy. A 10-year-old boy responded, “No you’re not,” and pulled out a 9mm handgun. No shots were fired. [Augusta Chronicle/ Gawker]

Chick-fil-A Donates to Anti-Gay Groups: Once again, the conservative-supporting fast-food chain donated gobs of money to anti-gay groups, giving almost $2 million in 2009 alone. [Equality Matters]

Jacques Pépin Cancels Book Tour: Although the legend was supposed to tour the country to support his new book, Essential Pépin, he will instead be getting hip replacement surgery. What the 75-year-old hopes to be eating during his recovery: “I’m thinking I’d like leek and potato soup. Scrambled eggs, you know. Eggs in one form or another. Probably some salad, some cheese, maybe some roast chicken.” Hopefully no hospital jello. [Washington Post]

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