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The Thong Bandit, Bree McMahon comes home, and a very cool Halloween costume


A weird story, an uplifting story, and a cool-ass Halloween costume for your Saturday pleasure:

**So we’ve written a few times in this space about Bree McMahon, the remarkable young soccer player from Orlando’s Freedom High School who had one leg amputated in a horrific accident at a school car wash fundraiser in September.

Well, if you need some more inspiration in your life, I highly recommend this latest column on Bree from the Orlando Sentinel’s Mike Bianchi, who has been chronicling Bree’s recovery. This young woman has shown such remarkable courage and optimism through her ordeal, and now she’s finally been released from the hospital.

She’s already talking about how quickly she wants to play soccer again, once she gets a prosthetic leg. Such a great kid; the kind we all hope to have.

**The Smoking Gun delivers another glorious story to my inbox today. Let me introduce you to Kendra Clem, a 23-year-old woman who decided to steal from Intimate Apparel, a Kentucky store that sells, well, intimate apparel. Apparently Miss Clem decided to shoplift Monday night, and she did it while wearing only a hoodie and two pairs of stolen thongs (Why two? I wondered the same thing).

But alas, Miss Clem was apprehended, and the thongs were returned. Boy, I really hope the store doesn’t try to re-sell them.

***Finally, in honor of Halloween, perhaps the coolest costume of all time. Seriously, if this were around when I was a kid, I would’ve begged and pleaded for it. Watch to the end, it’s only 1 minute long.