Bank of America ATM in Texas mistakenly spits out $100 bills, customers can keep it

Just in time for the holiday season, a malfunctioning Bank of America ATM in Texas early Monday dispensed $ 100 bills instead of $ 10 bills, causing several fights to break out and the bank eventually telling its lucky customers they can keep it.

There was a line at the bank in north Harris County when word spread about the faulty machine, Houston’s ABC 13 reported. Authorities said when a customer attempted to withdraw $ 20 on Sunday at around 11 p.m., the machine spit out a $ 100 bill, Houston’s KPRC-TV reported. When the man posted about it on social media, a crowd rushed to the location, deputies said.

A few fights ensued when people waited in line to make money from the ATM glitch, the station reported. The commotion occurred over a roughly two-hour period before authorities arrived, officials said. Deputies dispersed the crowd and shut down the transfer machine, ABC 13 reported.

Bank of America issued a statement on Monday in response to the error.

“This was an incident at a single ATM in Houston caused when a vendor incorrectly loaded $ 100 bills in place of $ 10 bills. We have resolved the matter. Customers will be able to keep the additional money dispensed,” the company said.

It was not immediately clear how much extra money was dispensed or how many people benefited from it.

Law enforcement said that if the bank called on the money to be returned, criminal charges could have been filed.

“There’s no free lunch. If you receive money that you know it is not yours, and you refuse to give it back upon demand, you can, at the discretion of the district attorney, be charged with theft,” Sgt. Joshua Nowick of the Harris County Sheriff’s Office told the station.

Texas A&M, LSU play 7 overtimes until Aggies win, 74-72

Kellen Mond’s 2-point conversion pass to Kendrick Rogers in the seventh overtime gave Texas A&M a 74-72 victory over No. 8 LSU on Saturday night in a game that tied the NCAA record for most overtimes in an FBS game.

“You had two teams out there refusing to lose and we just made one more play,” Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher said.

Mond connected with Quartney Davis on a 17-yard throw to tie it at 72. Greedy Williams was called for pass interference on the first 2-point conversion try, giving the Aggies (8-4, 5-3, No. 22 CFP), another shot. After a false start by Texas A&M, Mond found Rogers for the conversion to end it.

“We showed as a team that we’re never going to quit, and we did that for four quarters and way more,” Mond said.

Joe Burrow had a 10-yard TD run to put LSU (9-3, 5-3, No. 7 CFP) up 72-66 in the seventh OT, but his 2-point conversion throw failed.

The 74 points LSU allowed are the most ever given up by a ranked team, eclipsing the 73 No. 24 Fresno State gave up to Northern Illinois on Oct. 6, 1990, and the first seven overtime game involving a ranked team.

The 146 combined points are the most in an FBS game in NCAA history and the second-most in college football history behind the 161 points Abilene Christian and West Texas A&M scored in Abilene Christian’s 93-68 win in 2008.

“I lost track of overtimes … it is the craziest game ever,” Fisher said looking a bit dazed.

Fans and students join Texas A&M football players on the field after an NCAA college football game against LSU Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, in College Station, Texas. Texas A&M won 74-72 in seven overtimes.(Associated Press)

Fans and students join Texas A&M football players on the field after an NCAA college football game against LSU Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, in College Station, Texas. Texas A&M won 74-72 in seven overtimes.(Associated Press)

Mond threw for 287 yards and six touchdowns, three 2-point conversions and ran for one more TD as Texas A&M snapped a seven-game skid against LSU and got its first win over the Tigers since 1995.

LSU coach Ed Orgeron’s clothes might have already dried by the time this one ended after he was prematurely doused with Gatorade after the Tigers appeared to have a clinching interception in the fourth quarter. But the play was reviewed and it was ruled that Mond’s knee was down before the throw, keeping the Aggies alive and setting up the wild finish.

Burrow threw for three touchdowns and ran for three more as the Tigers were denied their first 10-win regular season since 2012 and likely knocked out of contention for a New Year’s Day bowl game.

Mond threw a 25-yard TD pass to Jace Sternberger and a 2-point conversion to Rogers in sextuple overtime before Burrow had a 4-yard touchdown run and Burrow ran for a 4-yard TD and threw for the 2-point conversion to push it to a seventh OT.

Clyde Edwards-Helaire took a pitch from Burrow and launched an 11-yard TD pass to Tory Carter to put the Tigers on top in the fifth overtime, but the 2-point conversion failed. Mond answered with a 6-yard throw to Rogers, but A&M’s 2-point try failed, too to send it to the sixth OT.

Texas A&M wide receiver Kendrick Rogers, right, celebrates with Charles Oliver (21) after an NCAA college football game against LSU Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, in College Station, Texas. Texas A&M won 74-72 in seven overtimes.(Associated Press)

Texas A&M wide receiver Kendrick Rogers, right, celebrates with Charles Oliver (21) after an NCAA college football game against LSU Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, in College Station, Texas. Texas A&M won 74-72 in seven overtimes.(Associated Press)

Mond found Davis on a 19-yard touchdown pass on the last play of regulation to send it to OT. Orgeron felt like the clock ran out before Mond spiked the ball to stop the clock with 1 second to allow for that play.

“I just feel bad for those young men,” Orgeron said. “That second shouldn’t have been put on the clock, and I’m sticking to that.”

Both teams kicked field goals in the fourth overtime to send it to the fifth.

Burrow threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Dee Anderson in triple overtime and Justin Jefferson grabbed the 2-point conversion. Rogers made it 49-49 and forced quadruple overtime when he grabbed a 25-yard TD pass and the 2-point conversion.

Both teams settled for field goals in the first overtime. Mond had a 3-yard touchdown run in double overtime and LSU sent it to triple OT when Nick Brossette followed with a 3-yard run, too.

Texas woman dies after botched plastic surgery in Mexico: report

The Texas woman who suffered severe brain damage from surgical complications tied to plastic surgery in Mexico has died.

TMZ reported Saturday that Laura Avila, 35, died just days after her family made the decision to move her to hospice care. She had been in a coma.

Avila traveled to a Juarez, Mexico, clinic with her fiancé in late October, intent on getting a nose job and breast augmentation. She suffered complications from the anesthesia, which caused severe swelling in her brain.

Angie Avila, her sister, told supporters on a GoFundMe page that Avila then had a heart attack and was placed in a medically induced coma to prevent further brain damage.

The woman’s fiancé, Enrique Cruz, told “Inside Edition” that when he arrived at the Rino Center at 3:30 p.m. to pick her up from the 12 p.m. procedure, doctors claimed they were waiting for anesthesia to wear off. He maintains that hours passed before they finally called a local hospital for help.


She was transferred to a hospital in El Paso, where her family was told she would likely never fully recover.

“Based on the recommendation of Laura’s physicians, and after hours of agony and consideration, our family moved Laura to a more comfortable facility late last night,” Angie Avila posted on the GoFundMe page last week. “Laura is peacefully resting and her fate is in the hands of God.”

Avila’s family attorney told TMZ that her death “is not in vain,” cautioning others against traveling south of the border for discounted cosmetic surgeries.

“She had the best of life in front of her until this tragic, unfortunate and senseless death. So that her death is not in vain, people should think of Laura before they look for cross border discount surgery.”

“They should do their homework and investigate the experience, training and track record of anyone before they sign up,” he continued.

Fox News’ Alexandria Hein and Madeline Farber contributed to this report.

Convicted sex offender bailed out after mom wins $15M lotto in Texas: report

A convicted sex offender in Texas who faces a new charge of allegedly raping a 14-year-old boy was bailed out by his mom who recently won a $ 15.24 million lotto and will also be eligible to receive a public defender, a report said.

Jason Wayne Carlile, 47, was convicted of exposing himself to a 2-year-old boy and accused of paying a woman $ 3,000 in exchange for her 15-year-old daughter, the Dallas Morning News reported.

He was arrested again last December for allegedly raping a child under 14 in 2006, according to the paper.

A court ruling Thursday stated Carlile will still be allowed to be represented by a public defender, as his mother testified that she used their life savings to bail him out of jail and has yet to collect the winnings from the jackpot, the Times Record News reported.

The mother, Joann Ames, and stepfather, Floyd Ames, hit lotto on Oct. 31, according to the paper. Joann testified that the couple exhausted their savings, and will not be able to collect the winnings until probably the last week of November.

Lottery winners have 180 days to collect the prize money, and Joann said they will walk away with about $ 7 million by taking the cash option, the paper reported.

Carlile is scheduled to appear in court in connection to the 2006 incident on Dec. 10, according to the Record News.

He remains out of jail on bond, but with certain restrictions, the Morning News reported.

Texas students to be taught slavery played ‘central role’ in Civil War

Texas’ 5.4 million students will be taught that slavery played a “central role” in the Civil War, according to reports.

The Texas Board of Education voted Friday to make the change, which goes into effect beginning in the 2019-2020 school year, NPR reported.

Students were being taught that there were three causes for the Civil War: sectionalism, states’ rights and slavery.

The board’s Democrats favored listing slavery as the only cause.


“What the use of ‘states’ rights’ is doing is essentially blanketing, or skirting, the real foundational issue, which is slavery,” Democratic board member Marisa Perez-Diaz, of San Antonio, said at a Tuesday board meeting, NPR reported.

Republican board member David Bradley, of Beaumont, argued for keeping the other causes in the social studies curriculum.

“Each state had differences and made individual decisions as to whether or not to join into the conflict, correct?” he said. “I mean, that’s the definition of states’ rights.”

As part of a compromise, the Republican-led board said students will be taught about “the central role of the expansion of slavery in causing sectionalism, disagreements over states’ rights and the Civil War.”

The board also decided to keep Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller in the curriculum.