<![CDATA[NBC Southern California - Weird News]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/weird http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC4_40x125.png NBC Southern California http://www.nbclosangeles.com en-us Tue, 27 Jan 2015 06:31:56 -0800 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 06:31:56 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Coyote Roams NYC Housing Complex]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 07:40:41 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/11115coyote.jpg
Police captured a female coyote Sunday that was spotted roaming a Manhattan housing complex, authorities said. The coyote was sedated and captured in the sprawling Stuyvesant Town complex and delivered to...]]>
<![CDATA[Sea Lion Invasion]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:32:57 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NC_sealions0123001_1500x845.jpg
Hundreds of sea lions have taken over an Oregon dock, leaving boaters in a lurch.]]>
<![CDATA[Michigan Man Tattoos Taco Truck Logo, Gets Free Food]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:34:49 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/taco-stand.jpg
A Michigan man is now entitled to a lifetime of free tacos after he got a tattoo of a taco featuring the logo for Flint's new food truck, Vehicle City Tacos.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Sells "World's Largest BBQ Pit" on eBay]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 10:14:41 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/smoker2.jpg
A Brenham man is selling the proclaimed "world's largest barbecue pit" on eBay for $350,000.

Photo Credit: NBC 5 News]]>
<![CDATA[Barbie-Costumed Attacker Was High]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 22:52:51 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/tutu-trial-clip%281%29_1-PIC_0.jpg
The trial for the man accused of a brazen sexual assault in a Big Lots bathroom closed Wednesday as the defendant argued he had no recollection of the alleged attack. Gregory Phillip Schwartz, 41, said he...]]>
<![CDATA[Man Holds Child During Theft: Cops]]> Sun, 18 Jan 2015 21:10:03 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Surveillance-Photos-of-the-.jpg
Police are searching for two theft suspects, including one man who was allegedly caught on camera snatching a wallet while holding a child.

Photo Credit: Delaware State Police]]>
<![CDATA[Women Dressed as Cops Arrested After Robberies]]> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 06:14:10 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/150113-women-police-impersonators.jpg
Two women who committed robberies while dressed up as police officers in Rancho Dominguez last week have been arrested, sheriff’s officials said Tuesday.

Photo Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department]]>
<![CDATA[Florida Man Arrested After Dropping Pants, Dancing in Intersection: Deputy]]> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 08:16:57 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/claytoncornelisonmugshot.jpg
Deputies often see it all in their line of work, but one Florida law enforcement official saw quite a bit more than she expected while at a major intersection in North Fort Myers. The Florida deputy said...

Photo Credit: NBC 2/Lee County Sheriff]]>
<![CDATA[Criminal Probe Launched Into Source of Drug-Laced Bread]]> Mon, 12 Jan 2015 08:55:32 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/199*120/1-8-2015-3KingsBread.JPG
A criminal investigation was launched into the source of a synthetic drug found in bread that sickened customers of an Orange County bakery that was shut down this week.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Comes Forward to Claim Boa Constrictor Found in San Diego Toilet ]]> Fri, 09 Jan 2015 11:31:35 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/6PW_PKG_SNAKE_IN_A_TOIL_KNSD5KKU_1200x675_381371459843.jpg
The great mystery of the 5-foot boa constrictor that slithered from a toilet at a downtown San Diego PR firm is solved. The snake belongs to a tenant who lives on the fourth floor, the property manager told NBC...]]>
<![CDATA[Unbelievable Animals: Pup Stuck in Storm Drain]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:45:39 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/LA-sheriffs-department-mini-therapy-horse-valor.jpg
Check out some of the craziest animals and the stories behind them.

Photo Credit: Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses on Facebook]]>
<![CDATA[Florida Man in "I Have Drugs" Shirt Arrested for Drugs: Cops ]]> Wed, 07 Jan 2015 08:30:05 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/010715+john+balmer.jpg
A Florida man who was wearing a T-shirt that said "I have drugs" was arrested for drug possession, authorities said. John Balmer, 50, was arrested Monday for possession of methamphetamine and possession...

Photo Credit: Pasco County Sheriff's Office]]>
<![CDATA[LA Sheriff's Deputies Lose Shotgun on Drive]]> Sun, 04 Jan 2015 11:44:30 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/216*120/bean-bag-shotgun.jpg
Two sheriff's deputies lost a yellow bean bag shotgun from the trunk of their car Saturday morning, authorities said.

Photo Credit: Courtesy Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Stuck in Chimney Saved in 2-Hour Rescue]]> Sat, 03 Jan 2015 18:01:11 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/216*120/Woodcrest-Chimney-stuck.jpg
A woman stuck and injured in a Riverside County chimney had to be rescued Saturday morning, fire officials said.

Photo Credit: Engineer Jared Hazelaar/CAL FIRE Riverside]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: Scratch-Off Thief Stops to Chat on Phone]]> Fri, 02 Jan 2015 03:34:52 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/scratch+off+thief.jpg
Police are looking for a man who was caught on video stealing scratch-off tickets from a Bronx restaurant, and stopping to answer his phone twice in the process.]]>
<![CDATA[Fire Truck Hit By Alleged DUI Driver: PD]]> Fri, 02 Jan 2015 18:04:10 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/1DUI+into+fire+truck.jpg
An alleged drunk driver carrying a stolen gun crashed into a fire truck in San Bernardino Wednesday night, damaging the truck, authorities said.

Photo Credit: Courtesy San Bernardino Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Hasbro to Replace Phallic Play-Doh Toy]]> Wed, 31 Dec 2014 11:47:05 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/play-doh-dennis.jpg
Hasbro Inc. says it will replace a Play-Doh toy that looks similar to a penis.

Photo Credit: Flickr/Dennis Brekke]]>
<![CDATA[Man Calls 911 on "Babbling" Wife]]> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 08:24:44 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/middletown+police+department.JPG
All he wanted was a good night's sleep. Instead, a Middletown, Connecticut, man found himself in trouble with the law. Peter Recchia, 54, told EMTs and firefighters that he called because his wife "babbles"...

Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com]]>
<![CDATA[Name That Snake: Cobra to Go on Display]]> Sun, 21 Dec 2014 14:02:05 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/COBRA5.jpg
A cunning cobra who spent days loose in a Los Angeles suburb is about to make her public debut at the San Diego Zoo.

Photo Credit: San Diego Zoo
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<![CDATA[Mountain Lion Spotted in SoCal Backyard]]> Sat, 20 Dec 2014 06:25:25 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/202*120/12-19-14-mountain+lion+sherry+kempster+newbury+park.JPG
A mountain lion creeping alongside a Ventura County woman's backyard wall forced road closures as wildlife officials tried to capture it.

Photo Credit: Sherry Kempster]]>
<![CDATA[Woman's Luggage Found 20 Years Later]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:54:00 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NC_longlostluggage1218_700x394.jpg
Many travelers fear having their luggage lost at the airport. One Arizona woman had the fear become a reality, though her story has a happy ending — two decades later.]]>
<![CDATA[SF's Ganja Yoga Relies on Marijuana]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:13:16 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/T6A-YOGA-CARDIOVASCULAR-DISEASE-VO---00003209.jpg
New yoga studio in South of Market allows its students to smoke marijuana while practicing the art. In fact, it's encouraged.

Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area]]>
<![CDATA[Card Game Sells 30K Boxes of Poop]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 10:29:59 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/51RD-Lha01L._SL1023_.jpg
The creators of the popular game Cards Against Humanity, protested Black Friday by removing their products from their website and instead only offering one item—a box of “Bulls*@t” for $6. The box, which quickly
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<![CDATA[Calif. Mailman Works the River]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 14:11:54 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/waterbymail.jpg
As Santa readies his reindeer, and U.S. postal carriers take to their trucks, one mailman in California is delivering packages this holiday season on a boat. "I am the only mailman on the water but I mean, it's...

Photo Credit: Henry Jerkins
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<![CDATA[Hunters Find ATM in Middle of Woods]]> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 13:56:56 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Discarded+ATM+Hunters.jpg
A father and son on the hunt for game in eastern Pennsylvania instead found an automated teller machine in the middle of the woods.]]>
<![CDATA[SUV Driver Mistakes Gas for Brake, Drives Onto Mercedes]]> Mon, 08 Dec 2014 21:21:40 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/225*120/12-09-14_SUV-on-Benz.JPG
The driver of a Lexus mistook the gas for the brake in a Studio City grocery store parking lot on Monday and rolled up onto a new Mercedes in a Ralph's parking lot.]]>
<![CDATA[Deers Crashes Through NJ Home]]> Sun, 07 Dec 2014 08:20:20 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Deer-in-Home-Lead.jpg
A New Jersey woman received an unexpected visitor Saturday afternoon while she was in the middle of cooking. The woman told police she was inside her home and placing sweet potatoes in the oven when a deer...

Photo Credit: Galloway Township Police ]]>
<![CDATA[Man Busts Store Window, Steals Beer]]> Thu, 04 Dec 2014 10:28:03 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/henry4.jpg
A man was arrested early Thursday morning after he allegedly smashed a store window with a baseball bat and then walked off with a 12-pack of Heineken.

Photo Credit: Manchester Police]]>
<![CDATA[Ugly Costs More at Christmas Sweater Shop ]]> Tue, 02 Dec 2014 08:16:16 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ugly-sweater.jpg
Jeremy Turner is taking his obsession with ugly Christmas sweaters to a new level. He's the owner of the Ugly Christmas Sweater Shop, a Dallas store he has stocked with more than 1,000 sweaters on the...

Photo Credit: NBC 5 News]]>