Gotta Watch: Bike giveaway; sliding cars; return theft; Morning Cup of Conan redux
December 20th, 2010
10:20 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Bike giveaway; sliding cars; return theft; Morning Cup of Conan redux

900-bike giveaway – A neighborhood in Akron, Ohio, hit by tough economic times, got an early morning surprise over the weekend when Santa rolled in riding shotgun in a big rig. Inside were 900 bicycles and tricycles, all given away by a charity called Elves and More.

Icy roads lead to demolition derby – It seems a bit cruel to plant a camera at the bottom of an icy hill and wait for havoc to ensue, but that's what a local news crew did in Spokane, Washington. The recent rash of bad weather out West lead to some big insurance claims and a ridiculous video of the slowest pile-up you may ever see.

Cleaning up in aisle two – Holiday sales are up for retailers across the country, but so are holiday scams. CNN's Susan Candiotti shows surveillance video of shoppers returning merchandise they just grabbed off the shelves. The brazen acts cost retailers $14 billion a year.

Morning Cup of Conan redux   Finally, in case you missed it, "CoCo" sits down with Mark Wahlberg for today's Morning Cup of Conan.

soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Frank

    People of Minnesota,
    Someone needs to enlighten your punter to the Vikings playing outdoors heritage even starting from the 1960's and 1970's.This fellows appears to be soft.

    December 20, 2010 at 12:54 pm | Report abuse |
  2. youwillneverknow

    These guys probably got some very cheap tires! Anyways, being someone who likes taking risks, I would like to try going on that hill for the fun of it if there were no other cars.

    December 20, 2010 at 7:29 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Masa D. Luffy

    @youwillneverknow: Quite right dude. Today it was raining hard for California, so I went on canyon roads. It was pretty fun. 🙂

    December 20, 2010 at 9:02 pm | Report abuse |
  4. SomeGuy

    Regarding slow pileup!! Did you notice that at no time did anyone think to go to the top of the hill and warn people to stop before approaching the slope?

    December 20, 2010 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
  5. J.W.

    I live in Spokane and something to be known about that area of town is that it's all a hill. It's a slow decline, but when icy, impossible to control your speed even with studs.

    December 21, 2010 at 12:56 am | Report abuse |