<![CDATA[NBC Southern California - Weird News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/weird http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC4_40x125.png NBC Southern California http://www.nbclosangeles.com en-us Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:13:21 -0800 Tue, 25 Nov 2014 19:13:21 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Rare Deep-Sea Anglerfish Caught on Video]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 06:33:12 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/212*120/deep-sea-anglerfish.jpg

A reclusive "black sea devil" anglerfish was videotaped in its natural habitat for the first time, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute announced Wendesday.

"Anglerfish, like this Melanocetus, are among the most rarely seen of all deep-sea fishes," Bruce Robison, a senior scientist at the institute, said in an online statement.

Measuring only about three and a half inches long, the anglerfish was videotaped by a remotely-operated submersible 1,900 feet below the ocean's surface. Anglerfish generally live up to four times deeper than that.

"The shining spot at the tip of the 'fishing pole' projecting from the fish's head is a glowing lure. The anglerfish uses its light to attract prey in its deep, dark habitat."



Photo Credit: Monterey Bay Research Institute
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<![CDATA[Company Unveils Electronically-Powered Skates]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 06:18:37 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/1121-2014-RocketSkates.jpg

Forget walking or rollerblading — how about rocket skating?

California-based company Acton has developed electronically-powered skates that can propel the wearer up to 12 miles per hour — no pushing required.

Founders said the idea was inspired by "Iron Man," "Inspector Gadget" and "The Jetsons."

"The idea of just being able to slide around the urban environment is very exciting," said Peter Treadway, co-founder of Acton. "It's kind of like a magic carpet for your feet."

The skates were released this week and sell for $500 a pair.



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<![CDATA[Lost Kitten Wanders 2,300 Miles]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 15:32:14 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Maine+Kitten+Thumb.jpg

How did a kitten travel all the way from New Mexico to Maine? It's a mystery to her owner and the shelter where she's been staying.

According to the Animal Refuge League in Westbrook, "Spice" was put inside a duffel bag and someone dropped her off at a thrift shop in Portland. A shopper found the bag and brought Spice home for a few days before bringing her to the shelter.

At the shelter, they scanned for a microchip and discovered not only did Spice have an owner, but her home was over 2,000 miles away in New Mexico!

According to Jeana Roth at the Animal Refuge League, "We were in disbelief when we called the microchip company and they told us. They were in disbelief too to see a cat from New Mexico came to Maine in just five days."

Spice apparently escaped from her house on Halloween when her owner was opening
the door to trick or treaters. How she managed to get from there to Maine, no one has any idea.

The kitten's owner doesn't have the money to pay for Spice to return to New Mexico, but another pet owner is stepping up to help.

Jon Ayers is the CEO of Idexx. The company makes pet testing kits and Ayers has several shelter cats at home. He has offered to pay to send Spice back home and as soon as she recovers from a small cold she will travel with a shelter employee back to New Mexico to be reunited with her owner.



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<![CDATA[Caught on Cam: Cats Watch Burglars Break Into Home]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 06:36:31 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/cat-prowler.jpg

Police on the Peninsula are asking for the public’s help identifying a pair of burglars caught on security video breaking into a home while a couple of cats looked on.

The Palo Alto resident’s surveillance video captured the break-in Tuesday evening and recorded images of the suspects until of them noticed the camera and disabled it, Palo Alto police said.

No one was at home at the time of the burglary. Police say the two men seen in the video stole a laptop computer and some jewelry from the home.

Shortly after the burglar left the home, the cats also exited, but they were soon reunited with their owner, police said.

According to police, both suspects appear to be in their 30s, about 5’10”, with medium builds. Both appear to have mustaches and goatees, and were wearing eyeglasses and light-colored hats.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Palo Alto Police Department.

So far in 2014, there have been 107 residential burglaries in Palo Alto, police said.
 

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<![CDATA[Woman Let Dog Urinate at Store]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:57:21 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/450148534.jpg

Police are looking for a woman who allegedly let her dog urinate on dozens of clothes at a New Jersey store, refused to leave when asked and then led officers on a short chase after they were called to the scene.

Police say the woman, identified as 35-year-old Theresa Tumbleson, went into a Lane Bryant store in Toms River on Monday with her small dog. While inside, she allegedly let the pet relieve itself on 14 dresses and 11 pairs of pants, causing more than $2,000 in damage to the merchandise.

Police say the suspect got angry when a store employee asked her to leave and officers were called to the scene.

Officers got to the store as the woman was getting in her car. They tried to pull the vehicle over and followed the car for a short distance with their cruiser's lights and sirens on.

The car ran several red lights and officers decided not to give chase because the roads were wet, police said.

Police say warrants are out for Tumbleson’s arrest on charges of eluding a police officer and obstruction of the administration of the law.

She’s also likely to face additional charges in connection with the altercation inside the store, police say.



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<![CDATA[Canseco May Sell His Shot Finger, Gun on eBay]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:57:12 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Jose-Canseco-1.jpg

Jose Canseco says he's parting with his finger forever — for a price.

The former major leaguer tweeted Monday that he'll sell his detached digit, along with the gun with which he accidentally shot it off. He tweeted last week that the operation to reattach the finger had failed, and it had fallen off during a poker game.

Canseco said he is also selling the chrome-plated .45-caliber handgun he was cleaning when he accidentally shot off the middle finger on his left hand.

In a series of tweets posted Friday afternoon, Canseco said his finger fell off during a poker game Thursday night, even after he had it surgically reattached. (Warning: The below tweets might seem disturbing to some.)

Canseco was apparently unaware that a bullet was in the chamber when he was cleaning the gun, Las Vegas Metro Lt. Mark Reddon told NBC News.

"It was a serious hand injury," but not a serious medical injury, Reddon said. "There was nothing suspicious. There was no alcohol involved, just a misstep with a handgun."

Canseco began his long major-league career in the 1980s with the Oakland Athletics before going on to play for the Rangers, Red Sox, Yankees, White Sox and other teams.

He has admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs during his MLB career. After retiring, he also competed in mixed martial arts and boxing.



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<![CDATA[WATCH: Tony Hawk Rides Hoverboard]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:28:20 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2014-11-17+at+3.26.35+PM.png

The hoverboard is reality, and Tony Hawk has taken a spin on it.

The pro skateboarder tested the $10,000 prototype Hendo Hoverboard after husband and wife Greg and Jill Henderson launched a Kickstarter to fund it. 

In the video, Hawk performs a few tricks on the board, which hovers an inch off the ground and uses magnets, though he also ends up falling several times.

Hawk had caught attention for another hoverboard video earlier this year — a fake video made by Funny or Die that featured the skateboarder, musician Moby and others riding boards high into the sky, in a prank for which Hawk eventually apologized.  


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<![CDATA[Cocaine Found Hidden in Meat ]]> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 12:08:33 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/1113-2014-CocaineMeat.jpg

TSA agents recently found three vacuum sealed packs of cocaine hidden in raw meat at the San Jose International Airport.

Officials said agents made the discovery in a checked bag on an Alaska Airlines flight on Saturday. The male passenger was arrested.



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<![CDATA[Thousands of Turkeys Spill on Road]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 06:06:16 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/turkey-truck-6-main.jpg

A semi-truck carrying up to 30,000 pounds of frozen Butterball turkeys took a turn too quickly Wednesday morning, flipping over on its side, spilling diesel and thousands of Thanksgiving meals headed for Costco.

But since stores can't sell food that's spilled on the road – even though the turkeys were kept perfectly safe in cardboard boxes – the poultry is instead headed to feed the hungry and homeless at the Alameda County Food Bank in Oakland, spokesman Michael Altfest said. Some of the turkeys will be shared with shelters in Contra Costa County, too.

"This is a fantastic windfall as our Food Bank heads into one of the busiest times of year," Altfest  said. "Receiving this volume of meat protein is rare for us any time of year – and a donation like this simply couldn’t come at a better time. This is going to add a significant helping of holiday joy to thousands of households throughout our community.”

The shipment was handed over before noon on Wednesday.

"Unfortunately an accident happened, and fortunately low-income people in both Alameda County and Contra Costa County are going to benefit," added Suzan Bateson, executive director of the Alameda County Community Food Bank.

California Highway Patrol Sgt. Joseph Azevedo told NBC Bay Area that the driver "got confused" when he was traveling on Interstate Highway 680 in San Ramon about 2:30 a.m. He originally tried to take the I-580 interchange, but ended up taking the Alcosta Boulevard ramp instead.

And because he was "not familiar" with the ramp, he rounded it at a "high rate of speed" and his rear trailer went out of control, Azavedo said. He hit the brakes but wasn't able to prevent his rig from hitting the guardrail, he said. Between 20 and 40 gallons of diesel spilled on the road, shutting it down for hours.

The driver and co-driver were trapped inside, Azevedo said, and had to be extricated by San Ramon Valley firefighters. The driver suffered minor injuries.

The turkeys had been headed to a wholesale distributor for their eventual delivery to a Costco in Livermore.

In July, 60,000 pounds of African jackfruit and bananas spilled on the side of Interstate Highway 580 in Livermore. The load of squished fruit went to feed the elephants, giraffes and bears at the Oakland Zoo.

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<![CDATA[Drivers Scoop up Armored Truck Cash]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 11:57:47 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/police-lights-shutterstock_542372564.jpg

An armored truck lost an unknown amount of money on a Maryland interstate Friday morning -- and numerous drivers quickly scooped up the money, police said.

Maryland State Police are now "reminding" the drivers to that they are "welcome to turn in the money at the local barrack."

The incident happened shortly before 8 a.m. in the northbound lanes of I-270 near Route 80.

According to a preliminary investigation, a door lock on the armored truck malfunctioned, causing a side door to open. A bag of cash fell into the left lane of I-270, scattering cash into the air and across the highway, police said.

The truck driver pulled over to the shoulder and saw multiple vehicles had also stopped, with drivers picking up the cash. When a fire department official arrived at the scene, the drivers quickly left.

Maryland State Police, assisted by a K-9 team, recovered just over $200 from the scene.

Authorities have issued a warning to the drivers who grabbed the cash, telling them they can turn in the money at Maryland State Police's Frederick barrack. Those who don't return the cash could face theft charges if police learn their identities, authorities said.



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<![CDATA[Students' Worms Destroyed in Rocket Explosion]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:33:15 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/220*120/worms2.jpg

When the unmanned rocket exploded Tuesday after launching from a NASA launchpad in Virginia, 5,000 of pounds of spacegear and supplies were incinerated inside a glowing ball of flames.

Also inside: a tube of red worms, the subject of some Oakland students' science experiment.

The squiggly critters, technically Eisenia fetida, had been on the Orbital Sciences' Antares rocket headed for the International Space Station, because they were part of a winning science proposal written by 6th graders at Oakland's Urban Promise Academy. The school is the first public school in Oakland to be accepted into the National Center for Earth and Science Education's Space Flight Student Experiments Program.

"Fortunately, there were no injuries," Urban Promise Academy Vice Principal Dennis Guikema said on Wednesday. "But our worms are, unfortunately, gone."

Much of the student body was gathered in the school gym, watching the rocket take off at 3:22 p.m. At first, no one could tell what was happening, and the kids all cheered when the spaceship took off. Then there was fire and smoke. "But it all was very confusing," Guikema said. "We hoped it was just excessive flare from the rocket."

Then, as the details began to unfold, the students and staff soon realized the spacecraft had actually blown up over Wallops Islands on Virginia's eastern shore. While no injuries were reported, it was the first catastrophic launch in NASA's commercial spaceflight program.

And some of that catastrophe included destroying everything inside the "Cygnus" capsule, which was carrying "classified cryptoequipment" for the six people living aboard the space station. And the explosion also destroyed the science experiments from 18 schools in North America.

Three 6th graders from Urban Promise Academy, Kevin Cruz, Cithlali Hernandez and Jose Morga, won the chance to have their experiment be launched into space. Their project was chosen last year by a review board at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum to see if worms can compost food waste into soil in "microgravity," or in space.

Their proposal was selected out of a total of 1,487 original submissions. The final 18 winners came from San Marino, Calif.; British Columbia, Canada; New York, Washington, D.C.; Michigan, New Jersey, Texas and beyond.

"It was difficult for them to come to grips with what had happened," Guikema said, recalling the conversation he had with the three students. "But they're amazing kids. It was a definite setback, but it didn't diminish their excitement."

He said that organizers have already called the school to say another launch is in the works.



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<![CDATA["Hello Kitty" Arrested on DUI Charge]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:49:11 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2014-10-29+at+6.11.06+AM.png

Police say a Maine woman who was pulled over while wearing a Hello Kitty costume was arrested on a drunken driving charge.

Gorham police say officers stopped 37-year-old Carrie Gipson, of Westbrook, at about 2 a.m. Sunday because she was driving in the wrong lane.

They say she refused to take a breath test and was arrested for operating under the influence. She was taken to the Cumberland County jail.

Her police mugshot shows her wearing a red and white Hello Kitty costume, minus the doll's mammoth head.

There was no immediate response to a phone message left by The Associated Press at a residence believed to be Gipson's.



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<![CDATA[Stranger Sleeping in Man's Bed: PD]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:19:54 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/sullivan+Edited.jpg

A Clinton man woke up in the middle of the night to find a stranger sleeping next to him early Saturday.

Police arrested Tyler Sullivan, 22, of the Higganum section of Haddam, on charges including criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct.

At 1:35 a.m., a man in a home on East Main Street heard the front door open and thought that it was his wife. He rolled over expecting it to be her, but instead saw an intruder he didn't know sleeping next to him. When the stranger wouldn't leave at the resident's request, the man called 911.

Sullivan was still in the man's bedroom when police arrived and was very drunk, according to police. He later told police that he forgot what happened and "thought he was at his mother's apartment in the same complex," police said in a news release.

Police charged Sullivan with first-degree criminal trespass and disorderly conduct and took him in a police cruiser to the station for processing.

He was released on a $1,000 surety bond and is scheduled to appear in Middlesex Superior Court in Middletown on Nov. 4.



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<![CDATA[Woman With Last Name of Crook Arrested for Burglary]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 03:50:54 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/josephine+crook+burglary+kohls+alhambra.gif

A woman with the last name of Crook was arrested for burglary at a department store in Alhambra Friday night, police said.

Josephine Crook, 49, was arrested at a Kohl’s department store on the 1200 block of South Fremont Avenue and is suspected of commercial burglary and possession of burglary tools. Crook allegedly was in possession of a pair of wire cutters and a pair of scissors.

Crook allegedly took ladies’ undergarments and failed to pay for the items she concealed in her empty purse, police said.



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<![CDATA[First Cat Cafe Opens in Oakland]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 08:08:43 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*160/catcafe.jpg

America’s first cat café opened its doors Saturday in Oakland.

At the Cat Town Café, people can buy a latte and an hour of playtime with adoptable felines.

The owners hope this new business will help find homes for East Bay cats.

Internationally, cat cafés are popular in urban areas. This new venture in Oakland was the first to master the logistics and health code approvals in the U.S.

A similar idea is in the works in San Francisco.

The Cat Town Café features an area called the Cat Zone — where cats will roam freely and are available for adoption.

Walk-ins are welcome if space permits, but for a $10 donation, you can make a Cat Zone reservation ahead of time.

 

Cat Town and OAS volunteer Katie K. plays with Glynda, the first @cattowncafe cat!

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<![CDATA[Man Stole 500 Pairs of Used Panties]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:29:47 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/police_generic21.jpg

A Petaluma man's underwear-stealing crime spree is over.

Felony charges are pending against Benjamin Hawkins, 18, after police discovered 500 pairs of stolen panties along with firearms in his bedroom, according to the Argus-Courier.

Police say they were onto Hawkins for weeks, ever since a neighbor reported that she'd had two guns and some underwear stolen out of her home.

Cops contacted him and he told them that they could search his mom's home -- but not his bedroom, the newspaper reported.

So police got a warrant and searched his bedroom where they found 500 pairs of panties, two guns, and stolen jewelry, the newspaper reported.

He was arrested Tuesday, at which time cops found five pairs of underwear "shoved down his pants," the newspaper reported.

Police say that other victims came forward to report Hawkins had been prowling in other homes.

Hawkins is in jail on $40,000 bail.

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<![CDATA[Lady Liberty to Don Halloween Costume: Report]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:46:57 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP13062605022.jpg

This year, even the Statue of Liberty will be getting dressed up for Halloween, according to USA Today.

The newspaper reports that Joe Boxer founder Nick Graham is planning to fly vividly colored 60-foot-wide bow ties hanging from helicopters in front of Lady Liberty beginning 8 a.m. Oct. 31 to mark the launch of an eponymous menswear brand.

The bow ties, one black and one white, will pass about 1,000 feet in front of the statue to create the illusion that the monument is wearing the neck wear.

"It's going to be a big collection, so what better way to launch it than the Statue of Liberty," Graham told USA Today.

Two ties will pass in front of the statue for several hours before heading up the Hudson River.

Graham said the stunt hasn’t been approved yet by the FAA.

The National Park Service said it is aware of the plans, but wouldn’t have any say about the flyby since the helicopters won’t pass directly over Liberty Island.



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<![CDATA[PHOTO: Snakes on Subway Train]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 04:43:15 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/erichertzog-crop.jpg

Snakes on a plane? Fuggedaboutit. In New York City, surprised subway riders discovered two snakes on a train.

Eric Hertzog said he got on the C train at Canal Street this week and saw the man with the snakes. One snake was hanging from the railing, while another was between his legs.

The man started playing with the snakes, Hertzog told NBC 4 New York. One passenger nearly sat beside the reptiles, but ran to the other side of the car when he realized the snakes were there, Hertzog said.

The man put the snakes in bags and then into his backpack before exiting at 14th Street, Hertzog said.

Hertzog posted the photos on his Instagram account (below).

Other than service animals and working dogs for law enforcement, the MTA prohibits bringing animals on trains unless "enclosed in a container and carried in a manner which would not annoy other passengers."

 



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<![CDATA[Strange Metal Object Falls From Sky]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 11:00:24 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/mystery+metal+secaucus.jpg

Workers at a New Jersey treatment plant say they saw a heavy, metallic object fall from the sky Wednesday, and they want to know where the potentially deadly projectile came from.

The employees at Secaucus Treatment Works said the 5-by-5 inch piece of metal debris hit a railing, ricocheted off a concrete tank, then hit the ground. It landed about 25 feet from where employees were working.

"It came close. It came pretty close," said employee Victor Suppa.

It "could have killed somebody, absolutely" if it hit anyone, added operations foreman Steven Bronowich.

The workers said the object isn't part of the plant and there were no planes in the sky at the time. They were afraid to touch it at first, but they later picked it up and examined it.

They went online in search of answers and came up with all sorts of theories.

"We went on the website and we looked up space shuttle tiles, and you could see that picture there, it basically matches up with that," said Bronowich.

It seems unlikely; the last space shuttle mission was more than three years ago. So far, no one has been able to give employees a theory that seems to fit.

Employees handed the tile over to the county health department. Officials there tell NBC 4 New York it appears to be made of ceramic, metal and rubberlike layers. They were giving the piece to the FAA Friday.  

Follow Michael George on Twitter at @MGeorge4NY


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<![CDATA[Man Squeezes Woman's Toes in Parking Lot: Police]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 09:05:17 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/514298485.jpg

Police are searching for a man who allegedly got a bit too “touchy-feely” with a woman’s feet at a grocery store parking lot in South Jersey. 

The woman told police she was loading groceries into her vehicle in the parking lot of the ShopRite on Ark Road in Mount Laurel around 10:20 p.m. Saturday.

As she began to close her driver’s side door, a man stopped the door from closing. The man then told the woman he wanted to speak to her and complimented her toes, according to investigators.

The woman said the man then touched and squeezed two of her toes. After the woman told the man to stop touching her he let go and told her he was obsessed with toes, police said. He then walked away.

Anyone with information about the man is asked to call Mount Laurel police at 856-234-1414.



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<![CDATA[Mountain Lion Jumps on Car]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:03:10 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/1008-2014-SJ-MtLion.jpg

Surveillance video shows a mountain lion pouncing on top of a car in San Jose.

The homeowner said it happened around 3 a.m. Tuesday in the Almaden Valley Country Club neighborhood.

Residents in the area said the large cat may have come from the Almaden County Quicksilver Park, which has open space and several trails.

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<![CDATA[Heroin in Padded Underwear: Cops]]> Wed, 08 Oct 2014 04:44:44 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/underwear3.jpg

A Massachusetts woman arrested when police found heroin and pills hidden underneath her padded underpants told police she wore the unusual garment because "I don't have a butt," police say.

Jill Roy, 33, and a passenger were both arrested during a traffic stop in Buzzards Bay last month when police say they found bags of pot and pills in Roy's car.

Bourne police said that when they first pulled Roy over Sept. 16, they found a large bag of marijuana under the front passenger seat. Then, as they were escorting her to the cruiser, a makeup bag containing several straws and various pills, some of them crushed, fell from her pants, also.

At the police station, Roy admitted the pot was hers and said she had a medical marijuana card, though she didn't have it with her.

Roy was then searched again, and an officer found her underwear had a hard exterior.

"I don't have a butt, so I wear these and another pair of underwear under it," Roy explained, according to police.

Police told her to take off the hard outer layer of underpants, and they found a bag of heroin and several bags of painkillers inside the underwear she was wearing underneath.

Roy was ordered held on $5,000 cash bail. She was charged with a variety of felony and misdemeanor narcotics charges.

Roy has a very lengthy criminal record, according to the police report.

Roy's passenger Jennifer Johnson, 32, was arrested on two active warrants — one for unarmed robbery and intimidating a witness/juror/police/court official, and another for no inspection sticker/registration not in possession/operating a motor vehicle with a suspended licence.

Johnson was ordered held on $5,000 bail.



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<![CDATA[Burglary Suspect Claims She Was Searching for ISIS]]> Mon, 06 Oct 2014 12:15:08 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/10-6-14_ISIS-Burglary-Suspect.jpg

A Mississippi woman claimed she was searching for members of the terrorist group ISIS after being arrested on suspicion of burglarizing vehicles at her children’s school Friday, officials said.

After dropping her kids off at East Central High School, Lisa Carol Roche, 41, of Durley, was allegedly found taking sunglasses and other personal items from vehicles in the parking lot, according to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department.

Roche told responding deputies that she was searching for terrorists -- a claim that caught the attention of investigators, including Sgt. Curtis Spiers.

“In my years of experience, this is a first for me,” Spiers told NBC4. “It took me back.”

Spiers said the woman was seen a day earlier looking into vehicles in the parking lot. She also has a history with law enforcement, including arrests for shoplifting, felony burglary and felony embezzlement.

“This obviously isn’t her first rodeo,” Spiers said.

Roche faces up to five years in prison and a $10,000 fine, if convicted. She was expected to go before a judge Monday afternoon.

As for hunting down terrorists, Spiers said that should be left to the professionals.

“If you suspect any terrorist activity, contact your local law enforcement instead of taking the law into your own hand. No pun intended.”
 



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<![CDATA[Weird News Photos: Man Busted With 41 Pounds of Pot]]> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 06:51:25 -0800 Read the full story here.]]> Read the full story here.]]> http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Trunk-Pot-Bay.jpg Check out these weird news photos from around the world.

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