• Man injured while taking selfie arrested on outstanding burglary charge

    By: Joy Johnston, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

    GALVESTON, Texas -

    A man in Texas injured while taking a selfie ended up with a mug shot.

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    Galveston police told KHOU that Billy Pettice, 38, was rescued Friday from the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway after falling 40 feet while trying to take a selfie. 

    Pettice was hospitalized and treated for broken ribs. While in the hospital, authorities ran a warrant check and discovered that Pettice was wanted on a misdemeanor burglary charge in Louisiana, KHOU reported.

    After his release from the hospital, Pettice was arrested on the outstanding warrant, police said.

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