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Pittsburgh, USA: Labourer Robert Domosky, who cross-dresses as 'Kelly', was charged with trespassing after he was found outside the girls' locker room at Greensburg Salem High School looking for the cheerleading coach.The 200-pound Domosky said he merely wanted her to teach him some cheers. In Domosky's apartment, police found cheerleader magazines and uniforms, pompoms, and photos of 'Kelly' in cheerleader garb.

Swindon, UK: A nightclub boss is appealing to planners to help him set up an Academy of Pole Dancing. David Broome, boss of Foxie's lap dancing club in Swindon, Wiltshire, has been flooded with women signing up for his pole dancing classes since he started them six weeks ago. He is seeking to persuade planning officers at Swindon Borough Council to let him erect a single-storey extension at the rear of his club in Victoria Road.

New Jersey, USA: Electrician Randy Broome stole two exotic snakes from a pet shop but came unstuck after one of them bit him in the scrotum.The 20-year-old, from Gibbstown, NJ, slipped two tiger python snakes into the pockets of his canvas trousers. He left the shop, got into his car and was driving away when one of the snakes suddenly sank its fangs into his groin.The snake wasn't poisonous and Broome declined to go to hospital. Detective Sgt Joseph Giordano Jr said the man told police he had rigged canvas bags to the pockets of his trousers to conceal the snakes. He said: 'As he was returning home, one of the snakes got out of the bag and wrapped itself around his leg and began to squeeze it before biting him.'

Ube City, Japan: An undercover male cop dressed as a schoolgirl managed to foil a serial flasher, despite his hairy legs.The 21year-old officer agreed to go undercover to catch the flasher, who had exposed himself to at least 20 schoolgirls. He agreed to wear a mini-skirt but refused to shave his legs for the sting, known as Operation Cross-dresser.The officer, who refused to be named, told Japanese media: 'It was embarrassing, so I'd rather not comment.' A Ube police spokesman said: 'The young policeman chosen for the task looked good in the borrowed school uniform without a wig or make-up.'The flasher, a 50-yearold construction company executive, was caught as he exposed himself to the undercover cop.The company boss now faces charges of indecent exposure.