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PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- A man known in Portland, Ore., for tattooing most of his body, including his tongue, has gone the next step by injecting ink into eyes, he said.

Matt Gone told KPTV, Portland, he stared his tattooing almost 20 years ago to conceal birth defects that left some of his muscles underdeveloped.

He estimates more than 98 percent of his skin is covered with ink.

"I never really knew how far I would ever go, and (tattooing my eyes) is about as far as you can go," he said.

Douglas Meier, an ophthalmologist with the Portland Clinic, warned that Gone is putting himself at risk for infection that could lead to blindness or even loss of his eyes.

"The risk of putting a needle near your eye is grave," said Meier. "Someone at home does not have access to the equipment nor the expertise."

Gone said he knew the risks and he proceeded with caution.

"I patch tested it and was successful. I had to take the risk; I've done that a lot of times before," he said. "I'm not crazy. I'm trained. I have a lot of experience."

Police: Thief left wallet, license behind

GALLATIN, Tenn., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Tennessee police said they arrested two theft suspects after one of them left behind a pair of old jeans containing his identification.

Investigators in Gallatin said Dustin Matthew Marshall, 20, left his old jeans in a Wal-Mart (NYSE:WMT) dressing room when he allegedly stole a pair of pants Oct. 14 and the jeans contained his wallet and his driver's license, WTVF-TV, Nashville, reported Wednesday.

Police said Marshall and Lindsey Samantha Scholl, 19, then allegedly skipped out on a restaurant bill Saturday and left behind evidence linking them to a string of burglaries from cars.

Officers said they obtained a search warrant for the pair's apartment and discovered further evidence linking them to the auto burglaries and an apartment burglary.

Both suspects were charged with burglary, three counts of theft from a motor vehicle, two counts of theft under $500 and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Boy, 10, called 911 over bad dinner

BUFFALO GROVE, Ill., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Police in Illinois said a 10-year-old boy called 911 to report his father had served him a dinner he did not like.

Buffalo Grove police Cmdr. Steve Husak said an officer received a call at about 7 p.m. Thursday from a boy who said his father had served him a meal that was edible but not as tasty as he would have liked, the Arlington Heights (Ill.) Daily Herald reported Wednesday.

Police said the officer talked to the boy about correct use of the 911 system. Husak said there was no contact with the boy's father and no further action was taken by officers.

"Most people utilize the 911 system correctly, however there are rare occasions in which citizens need to be reminded of the parameters of what is and is not a police matter," Husak said.

World's longest cat: 48 1/2 inches

RENO, Nev., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- A Nevada woman said her 48 1/2-inch-long cat is being officially recognized as the longest domestic feline by Guinness World Records.

Robin Hendrickson of Reno said she received a certificate last week making it official that Stewie, her 5-year-old Maine Coon, is the world's largest domestic cat after he was last measured in August, the Reno (Nev.) Gazette-Journal reported Wednesday.

Hendrickson said she first submitted Stewie for the record in July 2008, when he measured 47 inches from the tip of his nose to the tip of his tail, but he was beat out by a car named Leo.

The pet owner said she has some ideas for how to use Stewie's newfound celebrity for positive causes.

"He really likes people, especially kids. We hope that maybe Stewie can visit classrooms to help awareness of animal welfare," she said. "We also would hope that he continues to be the great guy he is. But it wouldn't hurt to see his picture on a bag of cat food. Or maybe sponsorships to cat shows. I think it would be great if Stewie was known worldwide. Mostly though, I hope he makes people smile."

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