<![CDATA[NBC Southern California - Weird News]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/weird http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC4_40x125.png NBC Southern California http://www.nbclosangeles.comen-usFri, 23 Jun 2017 13:10:32 -0700Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:10:32 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Man Visits Disneyland 2,000 Times In a Row]]> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:12:58 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/DIT+DISNEY+VISIT+THUMB.jpg

A Huntington Beach man has set a record for most consecutive visits to Disneyland. Jeff Reitz, 44, has visited the park 2,000 times in a row. Reitz started visiting the park every day when he was unemployed and wanted to keep his spirits up. Employed at the VA now, Reitz continues to visit every day after work because it helps him to decompress after a long day. His favorite ride is the Matterhorn Bobsleds, which he first rode with his mom when he was 2 years old. 

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<![CDATA[Deer Caught Duking It Out on Camera]]> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:07:46 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/DeerBoxing.gif

Bring it on! Two deer were caught in an impromptu boxing match, caught on cam by a Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency officer.  (Video Credit: TWRA)

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<![CDATA[SoCal Weird News]]> Thu, 26 Jan 2017 12:44:16 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/sea+lion+in+store+2.jpg Enjoy images of LA's most memorable weird moments.

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<![CDATA[Sheriff's Deputies Wrangle Llama on the Lam in Vacaville]]> Tue, 20 Jun 2017 12:50:29 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/194*120/llamafb.PNG

A llama caused some drama in Vacaville on Monday.

After the animal got loose from its pasture, two deputies with the Solano County Sheriff's Office were forced to "think outside the box to coax this llama out of the roadway."

Dashcam video posted on the Solano County Sheriff's Office Facebook page using an orange rope to corral the llama back onto the field. 

"They things they don't you in the academy ... llama wrangling," deputies quipped.

Four other llamas watched the interaction in rapt attention. 

The video also shows one of the deputies escorting the llama back to the field, while the other deputy followed in a car.

The llama was reunited with the rest of its herd after "verbal counseling," deputies wrote.



Photo Credit: Solano County Sheriff's Office via Facebook]]>
<![CDATA[Barflies Order Drinks During Armed Robbery]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:44:35 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/BarRobbery0620_MP4_1280x720_971876419659.jpg

Barflies appeared not to notice as armed robbers were sticking up a Florida bar with a shotgun Sunday, with some patrons even trying to order more drinks as the robbery was in progress.

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<![CDATA[Snake Crawls Out From Under Hood of Moving Truck]]> Tue, 20 Jun 2017 07:46:46 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/snakehood.jpg

A snake gave a couple of people inside a moving truck quite a scare when it appeared on the hood.

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<![CDATA[Furry Surprise Behind the Bumper: Kitten Found in Tesla]]> Tue, 20 Jun 2017 09:13:44 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/teslakitty.jpg

A Florida man heard meowing coming from inside his Tesla. He took the vehicle to his service center where a kitten was pulled from the rear bumper.

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<![CDATA[Intrepid Rat Drags Whole Garbage Bag Across NYC Sidewalk]]> Mon, 19 Jun 2017 19:47:44 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/garbage+rat.JPG

Never doubt a New York City rat's strength and resolve.

The city's rodents are already known to persist in their quest for local food favorites (see: pizza rat, roll rat).

But one astonishing rat in Brooklyn was captured on video dragging by its teeth an entire filled trash bag just to get to a personal pizza crust inside. 

Leigh Conner filmed the rat on her block in Crown Heights, near Kingston Avenue and Dean Street, DNAInfo reports

She told the news website she was getting on her bike when she spotted the trash bag moving away from the curb. That's when she saw the rat crawling out of the trash bag and start to drag it. 

It was apparently trying to get at a round pizza pie crust inside.

The rat could be seen tugging and gnawing through the plastic trash bag, then finally getting the pizza crust out of the bag. It scurries away with the dough -- but inexplicably abandons it a short distance away.

Could be this city rat is also pretty fickle. 



Photo Credit: Leigh Conner]]>
<![CDATA[Giant Pig Gets Loose in Georgetown, Mass.]]> Mon, 19 Jun 2017 15:14:02 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Giant_Pig_Loose_in_Georgetown.jpg

Bruno, a not-so-little piggy, took off in Georgetown, Massachusetts, setting off a police chase of sorts.



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<![CDATA[Poachers Sentenced After Taking More Than 250 Lobsters]]> Thu, 15 Jun 2017 20:43:08 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/lobster12.jpg

The San Diego City Attorney on Thursday announced the successful prosecution of four lobster poachers who took more than 250 mostly undersized California spiny lobsters from the South La Jolla State Marine Reserve.

Plea deals in the cases resulted in fines totaling $26,750 as well as jail time, probation, community service, forfeiture of fishing gear and orders to stay away from the marine reserve, a "no take" area where the poaching of any living marine resource is prohibited to protect habitat and ecosystems and conserve biological diversity by providing a sanctuary for fish and other sea life.

"I'm proud of the role the City Attorney's Office is playing in preserving our city's coastal environment," San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliott said. "We will continue to work with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife to protect precious marine resources so that they are available for future generations."

One case involved three poachers who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor counts for taking 74 lobsters. Minh T. Ly, Jesse Casarez Martinez, Jr. and Phillip L. Martinez were each placed on three years of probation and ordered to stay at least 100 yards away from South La Jolla State Marine Reserve. Martinez was fined $10,000, Ly was fined $5,000 and Martinez, Jr. was fined $500. Martinez and Ly were also ordered to perform 10 days of public work service.

In a separate case, Bryan John Gladis pleaded guilty to illegally poaching 185 spiny lobsters on two occasions.

As part of his plea agreement, Gladis was fined $11,250, ordered to serve 120 days in custody and placed on five years of probation. He was also ordered to forfeit all of his fishing gear, sell his fishing boat and stay away from the marine reserve.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife investigated the cases, which were prosecuted by Deputy City Attorneys Cheryl Shitabata and Michael Neumeyer of the City Attorney's Consumer and Environmental Protection Unit.

Citizens can anonymously report suspected incidents of unlawful hunting, fishing or pollution to CalTIP, the Department of Fish and Wildlife's confidential witness program, at (888) 334-2258.

Tips can also be sent via text to 847411 by texting "CALTIP" followed by a space and the message. Witnesses may be eligible for a reward if tips result in successful prosecution.



Photo Credit: Claire Fackler/NOAA]]>
<![CDATA[Bear Surprises Florida Man]]> Fri, 16 Jun 2017 06:05:47 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/bearstare.jpg

A Florida man had a huge surprise waiting for him in his garage when he arrived home. His surveillance camera captured a black bear running out of the garage.

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<![CDATA[Airbnb Jail Puts Guests Behind Bars]]> Tue, 13 Jun 2017 18:43:52 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_Airbnb_Jail_061317-149739931935900001.jpg

A jail in Canada that's been closed for decades is getting a second life thanks to a creative entrepreneur. The owner will begin listing individual cells on Airbnb at the end of June.

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<![CDATA['French Spider-Man' Climbs Hotel in Barcelona]]> Wed, 14 Jun 2017 06:11:15 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_SPIDER_MAN_CLIMBS_BARCELONA_061217_1-149729923873900001.jpg

French climber Alain Robert, also known as "French Spider-Man," climbed the Melia Barcelona Sky Hotel on June 12. The hotel is the city's fourth-tallest building.

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<![CDATA[Why Did 'Lord Buckethead' Run Against the British PM?]]> Fri, 09 Jun 2017 15:23:17 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/armus-lord-buckethead-dab.jpg

British prime minister Theresa May had some unusual competition for her seat in Parliament this year—and social media took notice.

Twitter was ablaze Friday with photos of May standing beside an Elmo impersonator, the “Howling Laud,” and a figure named “Lord Buckethead,” who one user described as Darth Vader wearing a trash can.

In another race, Mr. Fish Finger—yes, that’s a man wearing a fish stick costume—campaigned against Liberal Democrat leader Tim Ferron.

So what’s with these unusual candidates?

According to Charlie Beckett, a professor of media studies at the London School of Economics, extravagantly costumed joke candidates like Buckethead make up a “great British tradition” that adds comedy to general elections.

“These are kind of the court jesters, the people who remind the powerful that there’s a comic side of life,” Beckett, who studies social media and British politics, said. “It’s just a little bit of color in a carnivalesque way that Brits have always had in them.”

As far back as the 1960s, these characters have taken advantage of the British practice known as the “declaration of results,” in which all the candidates for each seat stand on stage together as a winner is announced.

“Especially with the famous politicians, like Boris Johnson or the prime minister, they will traditionally attract the most novelty candidates because they get the most coverage,” Beckett said.

Indeed, the Monster Raving Loony Party—which was founded just as politics was becoming a televised spectacle—has entered at least five candidates in races to elect members of parliament since 1983. Lord Buckethead, meanwhile, previously ran against two former prime ministers, Margaret Thatcher and John Major.

Although a fee of 500 pounds, or about $635, is intended to filter these joke candidates out, British parliamentary elections are otherwise open. To enter an election, a candidate can live anywhere and must gain the signatures of only 10 people in the district.

And often, the campaign promises are just as bizarre as their costumes.

Lord Buckethead wants to provide free bikes for everyone and nationalize the singer Adele, according to the BBC. Mr. Fish Finger, who decided to run after a Twitter poll found more people would trust a fish stick than his opponent, wrote a “manifishto” that includes promises to improve the education system by providing free fish rods for everyone.

“It’s part of the way that the core of politics in the UK doesn’t have the same decorum that American politics used to have,” Beckett said. “Here, it’s always been a bit more rough and tumble.”

But some candidates, like the Elmo impersonator, Bobby Smith, have other demands.

Bobby Smith, who won three votes while dressed up as Elmo, said that he ran as a way to raise attention to his custody battle. And another candidate, Yemi Hailemariam, wore a T-shirt featuring the name of her husband, Andy Tsege, an Ethiopian-born political dissident who was abducted and detained there in 2014.

“The funny, eccentric candidates must never be campaigning. They may be campaigning generally that life is too dull,” Beckett said, “but generally, if they get too serious, they get ignored.”



Photo Credit: Geoff Caddick/AFP/Getty Images
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<![CDATA[Deer Crashes Into Paint Store]]> Fri, 09 Jun 2017 12:03:09 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/deerpaint.jpg

A young deer ran into a Pennsylvania paint store on June 1. The young buck ran around the store before finding its way out.

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<![CDATA[Tractors Race Through Mud, Puddles and Fire in Russia]]> Wed, 07 Jun 2017 02:54:24 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/tractorrace.jpg

Twenty-eight drivers competed for five hours on a nine-mile course in a tractor race in Russia.

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<![CDATA[Watch: Feisty Bird Enters Liquor Store, Calamity Ensues]]> Wed, 07 Jun 2017 12:54:08 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/06-07-peafowl-peacock-liquor-store.gif

A proud bird strutted into a Southern California liquor store Monday and refused to go quietly, leaving behind aisles of shattered bottles that were knocked from shelves in a spirited encounter with an animal control officer.

A customer noticed the large bird, likely a peafowl, perched on a shelf below a neon Pabst Blue Ribbon sign on the back wall of Royal Oaks Liquors in the 500 block of North First Avenue. The store's front door was left open and the bird walked in and settled down on the shelf, store manager Rani Ghanem said. 

"A lady said, 'Hey, uh, you have a bird inside your store,'" he said.

Ghanem can point customers to the Wild Turkey and Grey Goose, but this was a different animal, so he called the experts. An animal control officer responded and tried to do things the easy way by simply slipping a net over the bird, but things didn't go according to plan.

The bird inched away from the net, then spread its wings and swooped down from the shelf. The store manager captured video of the store standoff and the sound of bottles shattering as they were knocked to the floor. Some of the bottles were valued at $500, the store manager told CNS.

After considering his options, the animal control officer eventually caught the bird from behind as it sat on a top shelf. He told Ghanem the bird would be released at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden.



Photo Credit: Royal Oaks Liquor]]>
<![CDATA[Wanted: Generic 'Barbecue Dad'; Payment: Beer and Food]]> Mon, 05 Jun 2017 19:19:40 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/barbecue-dad.jpg

A group of men in their 20s in Washington state has posted a Craigslist ad seeking a "generic father" to grill burgers and hotdogs at a gathering over Father's Day weekend in mid-June.

Qualifications, the ad says, include a minimum of 18 years' experience as a dad and 10 years of grilling experience. The chosen "dad" must bring his own grill, but burgers and hotdogs will be provided.

Dane Anderson, one of the barbecue hosts, tells Spokane NBC affiliate KHQ-TV that the young men don't live with their fathers and, as the ad says, none are prepared to fill the role of "BBQ Dad."

What does a "BBQ Dad" do, exactly?

As the Craiglist ad notes, duties include:

  • Grilling hamburgers and hot dogs (whilst drinking beer, of course)
  • Bringing your own grill (subject to change, but meat will be provided by party planners)
  • Referring to attendees as Big Guy, Chief, Sport, Champ, etc.
  • Talk about dad things like lawnmowers, building your own deck, Jimmy Buffet, etc.


The perfect candidate will meet the following qualifications:

  • A minimum of 18 years experience as a father
  • A minimum of 10 years grilling experience
  • An appreciation of cold beer on a hot summer day


Bonus points if your name is Bill, Randy or Dave, the ad says.

Anderson says several potential barbecue dads have responded, and the ad has even resulted in viral fame for one Canadian man, KHQ reports.

Anderson found the "generic father" picture used in the Craigslist ad on a website called TheLittleHoneybee.com. The photo, it turned out, was of Toronto dad Doug Sherman.

Anderson said he and Sherman got to meet over Facetime on Sunday.

"What were your thoughts when this went viral?" asked Anderson.

"I think this is just kind of a hoot, my friends think this is a hoot. I'm the BBQ dad!" said Sherman.

Sherman is from Toronto, which is about 33 hours away from Spokane. He's married, has two daughters and is a chief executive of a pharmacy.

Sherman said he's there for the boys anytime.

"If nobody does come out there, I'd be happy to Skype with you and walk you through the drill," Sherman said.

The barbecue is scheduled for June 17 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.



Photo Credit: KHQ-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Dog Gets Stuck in a Hole in a Tree]]> Mon, 05 Jun 2017 14:54:08 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_DOG_TREE_STUCK_060217-149642984706800001.jpg

A dachshund in Salem, Kentucky, crawled into a groundhog hole at the base of a tree and got stuck. Two off-duty state troopers and local firefighters rescued the dog and made sure it doesn't happen again

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<![CDATA[Researchers Discover 'Faceless Fish']]> Fri, 02 Jun 2017 13:15:53 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_FACELESS_FISH_060217_1-149642982927900001.jpg

Researchers in Australia caught a rare fish 13,000 feet below the surface of the water off the coast of New South Wales, Australia. 

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<![CDATA[Is This South Texas 'Monster Frog' Real?]]> Thu, 01 Jun 2017 06:11:10 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/monster-frog-south-texas-hunting-association.jpg

A monster frog making the rounds on social media may not be as gross as it seems.

Photos posted on the South Texas Hunting Association's Facebook show Markcuz Rangel holding what's claimed to be a frog weighing 13 pounds.

The post read, "Wanted to share a monster bull frog we got yesterday afternoon at one of our fishing ponds in South Texas ranch located in Batesville tx 13lb monster frog!!!"

"Everybody from Time Magazine in New York to stations in San Francisco have been jumping (pun intended) on this big frog story," Steve Lightfoot, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department spokesman, told NBC DFW.

Lightfoot said the frog pictured is indeed a big bullfrog, though bullfrogs rarely exceed one pound in weight.

Instead, what we have here is an optical illusion. Think of images of people holding up the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

"Since there is nothing to gain reference with, such as a hand around the frog, there's no way to say for certain how big it is," he said.

Lightfoot said the hunter is welcome to bring it in to be weighed or inspected by a Texas Parks biologist.



Photo Credit: South Texas Hunting Assoc.
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<![CDATA['Covfefe': Trump Lights Up Internet With Late-Night Tweet]]> Wed, 31 May 2017 12:04:52 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-05-31-at-5.20.48-AM.jpg

"Covfefe." It was the word that rocked the Twitter world just after midnight on the East Coast. 

President Donald Trump wrote the word in a late-night message from his personal account that mystified much of the rest of Twitter: "Despite the constant negative press covfefe."

It wasn't clear what he meant, though some suspected the word was supposed to read "coverage." But many others had fun with the tweet, as the hashtag #covfefe quickly began to trend.

In an audio-only White House briefing on Wednesday afternoon, Press Secretary Sean Spicer told reporters: "The president and a small group of people know what he meant."


Comedian and late-night host Jimmy Kimmel got in on the debate. "What makes me saddest is that I know I'll never write anything funnier than #covfefe," Kimmel tweeted.


Many people turned the word into a meme and some users started their own "Covfefe" Twitter accounts.

Even Merriam-Webster sounded off, though its tweet didn't specifically mention "covfefe" or Trump.


The ambiguous tweet stayed online for more than five hours, gaining thousands more retweets than Trump's other recent messages before being removed shortly after 5:30 a.m. 

Trump then sent another message to address what many people thought was a typo.

"Who can figure out the true meaning of "covfefe" ??? Enjoy!" the president wrote.

The White House has not responded to a request for comment. The tweet came the day White House communications director Michael Dubke announced he was resigning from his position.




Photo Credit: Twitter
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<![CDATA[You're Out? Conn. Minor League Baseball's Bizarre Strikeout]]> Mon, 29 May 2017 14:11:56 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Third-Base-Line-at-Dunkin%27-Donuts-Stadium.jpg

It's the odd strikeout that has gone viral.

Connecticut's Double-A minor league baseball team, the Yard Goats, played the Binghamton Rumble Ponies on Friday. In the top of the eighth inning, with the count at 1-2, Rumble Ponies pitcher Cory Burns lost his footing and threw the ball into the grass near the first base line.

Goats batter Josh Fuentes jokingly took a swing. But the ball was still live. The umpire called it a strike.

That was Fuentes' third strike and led to the end of the inning. And the Yard Goats ended up losing the game 5-4.

The play went viral and lead to a flurry of social media posts. Should the umpire have called a strike? Should Fuentes have known better?

Fuentes took to Twitter and had a good sense of humor about the strikeout.

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The Yard Goats chimed in on the fun on social media.

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Not everyone agreed that the umpire should have called a strike on what was an obvious joke swing. But technically, the ball was still live and play was still underway.    

Baseball fans around the country couldn't resist the opportunity to weigh in.

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Through Sunday, Fuentes was batting .255 with 38 hits, 13 runs, three home runs, 22 RBI, and leading the team with four triples.



Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut
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<![CDATA[German Biker Loses Bag of Cash, Raining Bills Over Autobahn]]> Tue, 30 May 2017 08:41:53 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Trafico-Generico.jpg

German police say a businessman on a motorcycle lost a plastic bag stuffed with his day's earnings while driving along a southern highway, sending a shower of cash across the Bavarian Autobahn.

Ingolstadt police said Sunday the 36-year-old had been carrying about 9,000 euros ($10,000) in small bills Saturday night when he lost the bag on the A9 highway.

The man, whose name wasn't released, stopped his motorcycle and tried to collect the cash himself, and witnesses called police.

Authorities temporarily shut down the stretch of the highway and helped the man collect his cash, but an estimated 1,500 euros were taken away by the wind before it could be recovered, the dpa news agency reported.

Police say he was able to produce a slip showing the cash was his.



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<![CDATA[Two Japanese Melons Sell For About $13,500]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 11:09:35 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_MELONS_MONEY_052617-149581826045600001.jpg

A pair of Japanese Yubari cantaloupe melons were sold for about $13,500 at the first auction of the harvest season in Sapporo. The Yubari melons are known for their perfect proportions and are often given as gifts. They are only grown in Yubari, a small town on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido.

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<![CDATA[Airborne Jeep Slams Into Occupied Home]]> Fri, 26 May 2017 03:20:33 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/CarHouse0525_MP4-149574723881800001.jpg

A Jeep flew into the side of a Milwaukee, Wisconsin, duplex Thursday morning, to the disbelief of a tenant who was sleeping inside. 

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<![CDATA[Hungry Bear Rips Bumper Off Doughnut Delivery Car]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 17:41:05 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/bear-bumper-doughnuts.jpg

A bear with a sweet tooth ripped off the bumper of a car used to deliver doughnuts in Colorado then tried to claw its way through the trunk to get inside.

Moose Watch Cafe owner Kim Robertson said she and her husband discovered the bumper-less car after they awoke Monday in Steamboat Springs.

They initially thought it had been struck by another vehicle. Then they saw the telltale claw and paw marks.

"That car just constantly smells like a rolling bakery," she said. "It's like Winnie the Pooh with honey."

There were no doughnuts at the time in the Ford Focus, but there were some sweet-smelling aprons.

After ripping of the bumper, the bear made a valiant attempt at clawing away the insulation in the trunk to get at the sweet smell inside, Robertson said.

Police officer John McCartin told The Steamboat Pilot & Today that he smelled doughnuts while standing outside the damaged vehicle.

"I guess if anyone is an expert about this, it's us," he joked.

Bears are a common sight in the Colorado ski town. Robertson said she sees several bears a year.

In honor of the bear that snatched the bumper, the Moose Watch Cafe is offering an appropriate treat: bear claws.



Photo Credit: Courtesy of Moose Watch Cafe]]>
<![CDATA[New 'Soundwave' Tattoos Can Talk, Play Music]]> Thu, 25 May 2017 06:14:54 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/DIT+SOUNDWAVE+TATTOOS+THUMB.jpg

What if tattoos could talk? That's what Nate Siggard, CEO and founder of Skin Motion, is trying to do with his soundwave tattoo app. It works like this: users can upload sounds and voices to the app, creating a waveform of the audio. They can print out these waveforms and have them turned into tattoos. They can point their mobile phone or tablet device at the tattoo and use the app to play back the sound.

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<![CDATA[Sheriff: DUI Suspect Hit 'Don't Drink and Drive' Patrol Cruiser ]]> Mon, 22 May 2017 09:28:39 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/205*120/DUI+Suspect+Paul+Wilkins.jpg

A 63-year-old Florida man was arrested for driving under the influence after he allegedly damaged a newly unveiled "Don't Drink and Drive" patrol car in a crash.

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office says Paul Wilkins drove into a traffic control point near U.S. 19 and Citrus Avenue around 10 p.m. Saturday. Police said Wilkins drove through cones, hit a detective’s car, and pushed it about 30 feet into the department’s brand new "Don't Drink and Drive" police cruiser. Both cars were parked, with red and blue lights flashing.

Wilkins told police he did not see the cars or the emergency lights flashing. No one was injured.

He was arrested on a charge of DUI.

Wilkins was taken to Citrus County jail in the new drunk-driving awareness cruiser emblazoned with the slogan "a cop or a cab, you decide."

It was not immediately clear if Wilkins had an attorney.



Photo Credit: Citrus County Sheriff’s Office]]>
<![CDATA[‘T-Rex’ Spooks Horses on City Street]]> Fri, 19 May 2017 16:34:45 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_HORSE_SCARED_051917_3-149521821406400001.jpg

A person in a Tyrannosaurus Rex costume allegedly growled at a pair of horses pulling a carriage in Charleston, South Carolina. The horses were frightened and caused the carriage to jackknife, injuring the driver.

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