<![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 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:52:08 -0700 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 05:52:08 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Richmond Homeowner Locks Suspect in Toolshed]]> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 15:59:43 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/tlmd_handcuffs11.jpg
A burglary suspect in Richmond was locked up twice early Monday orning when a homeowner allegedly saw him breaking into a tool shed and trapped him inside until police arrived to arrest him.]]>
<![CDATA[Wiggly Lines Fixed After Confusing Commute]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 05:20:34 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/219*120/restriping+wiggly+lines.jpg
Police in Maryland are investigating after a body was found in two bags Sunday morning in a suburb northwest of Washington, D.C. Police found the body parts after receiving a call asking them to check up on...]]>
<![CDATA[Cops: Couple Had Fake Babies]]> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:48:46 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/fake-baby-th.jpg
A 5-day-old New Jersey boy is in critical but stable condition after he stopped breathing suddenly over the weekend, possibly because of a bacterial infection, his parents]]>
<![CDATA[New CA Bill Allows Dogs at Restaurants]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 18:18:58 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/051213+Cupcake+dog.jpg
Bay Area animal shelters are bracing for what they fear may be an ill-advised rush to acquire pet turtles and tortoises after the box office success of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie."We fear...]]>
<![CDATA[Man Shows Up for Jail in T-Shirt With Picture of His Mug Shot]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:32:44 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/1200x675-Burt1.jpg
A Maine man who reported for a jail sentence showed up in some odd attire.

Photo Credit: Booking Photo]]>
<![CDATA[Navy Sailboat Put on Auction Block for $25]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:57:17 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/navy+sailboat+auction.JPG
A San Diego man is among those non-residents arrested in violent clashes with police in Ferguson.

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<![CDATA[Naked Burglar Climbs Into Woman's Bed]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 23:58:49 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/naked-burglar-suspect-jonathan-phan.jpg
A Southern California woman woke up in her bed to find a naked burglar sleeping next to her, police said Monday.

Photo Credit: Santa Ana Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Man Gets Shot in Head, Walks to Hospital]]> Sun, 17 Aug 2014 04:17:59 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Hospital+generic+722.jpg
A man in a New York suburb with a gunshot wound to the head was apparently able to walk himself to the hospital, authorities in Westchester County said Saturday. Authorities were investigating the circumstances...]]>
<![CDATA[$5 Million Pot Grow Removed From Orange County Park]]> Sat, 16 Aug 2014 04:44:33 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/pot+bust+oc+august+15+copy.jpg
A wrong-way motorist accused of driving under the influence of meth and hitting and injuring multiple cyclists on Fiesta Island in San Diego was found with a baggie of meth hidden in her vagina, a...]]>
<![CDATA[Uncanny: "Canstruction" Sculptures Made From Thousands of Cans ]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 14:31:38 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Canstruction_39%5B1%5D.jpg
Sculptures made of cans are on display at Merchandise Mart in Chicago as part of the 8th annual Canstruction competition, during which teams create the large sculptures made of thousands of canned goods.

Photo Credit: Tatiana Walk-Morris]]>
<![CDATA["Ima Thief" Busted for Stealing: PD]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 08:07:13 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/imathiefbondcourt.jpg
A South Florida man who told police his name was Ima Thief was met by a judge's laughter when he appeared in bond court Thursday on charges he tried to steal two televisions from a

Photo Credit: NBC 6]]>
<![CDATA[Residents Set Up Dog Walker "Wall of Shame"]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:23:31 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Dog-Poop-Shaming.jpg
Dog walkers who don’t clean up after their pets on one Brooklyn street could find themselves in for a surprise nastier than the messes their pooches leave behind, thanks to a group of fed-up...]]>
<![CDATA[Number Goof Leads to Years of Alcatraz Misdials]]> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 09:36:14 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/edtAP7106130276.jpg
Police arrested an Elmo, a Spider-Man and two men dressed as Iron Man in Times Square over the weekend as authorities posted fliers in the Crossroads of the World reminding tourists they don't have to pay...

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<![CDATA[Elderly Woman Caught With Cash in Girdle at Airport]]> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:39:40 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/cash-generic-722x406.jpg
A Philadelphia mom is searching for answers after the deadly Ebola virus took the lives of two of her children. Georgia Nah was thrusted into the spotlight July 25 when her son, Patrick Sawyer, 40 became...

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<![CDATA[Penguin Chick Is Scientific Breakthrough]]> Sat, 09 Aug 2014 21:40:15 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/seaworld+penguin+artificial+insemination.JPG
Smokey Bear will turn 70 Saturday. Here are some little-know facts about the huggable bear with a brimmed hat, shovel and important public safety message.

Photo Credit: SeaWorld]]>
<![CDATA[Shoplifters Swipe Lobsters, Rogaine, Whitening Strips: Cops]]> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 11:29:16 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Suffolk-County-Shoplifters.jpg
People in one New Jersey town were surprised when they saw a black bear taking a stroll down the street on its hind legs earlier this week. A resident in Jefferson Township posted a video to YouTube showing the...

Photo Credit: SCPD]]>
<![CDATA[Real or Hoax? Bear Walks on Legs]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 10:42:46 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Bear-Generic.jpg
Archaeologists surveying land near Scott's Plantation in Anne Arundel County, Maryland have discovered the site of decades-old slave barracks. The land they're focused on had belonged to Francis Scott...

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Boa Still on the Loose in South Jersey Town]]> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 23:38:59 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Boa-on-the-Loose-New-Pic.jpg
A case pitting a casino against gamblers who won $1.5 million in a game with unshuffled card decks may be heading toward trial. In April 2012, 14 mini-baccarat players racked up the winnings over 41...

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<![CDATA[Ex-Vet's Monkey Bites Woman at Pizzeria]]> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 15:24:04 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/monkey-bites-woman-beaumont.jpg
One of the tasks of U.S. Customs and Border Protection at Washington Dulles International Airport is to intercept agriculture products that pose potential threats to America's industries, but a few unusual items...

Photo Credit: Riverside County Animal Services]]>
<![CDATA[Company Pays Settlement in Buckets of Loose Change]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 10:01:06 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Andres+Carrasco.jpg
A 48-year-old man who was killed in a flash flood in the San Bernardino County mountains was a father of two who loved the outdoors, family and friends said Monday.

Photo Credit: KNBC-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Alhambra Tortoise Reunited With Human Family]]> Sun, 03 Aug 2014 21:51:52 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/209*120/dirk+the+turtle.JPG
The owner of a pit bull who survived a 25-foot plunge from a New York City highway has stepped forward, according to veterinary office caring for the wounded pooch. The animal hospital caring for the canine says...

Photo Credit: Alhambra Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Wandering Tortoise Taken in by Alhambra Police]]> Sun, 03 Aug 2014 12:36:32 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/alhambra-tortoise-found.jpg
It may have outsmarted a hare, but a tortoise found in Alhambra couldn't outrun the police on Saturday.

Photo Credit: Alhambra Police Department via Facebook]]>
<![CDATA[Cop Blames Sex Cream ]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:25:40 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/miami+beach+police.jpg
A teen Comic-Con cosplayer initially thought to have been brutally assaulted is now believed to have suffered her head injuries in a fall, police said Thursday. Harbor police said in a news release...

Photo Credit: NBC 6 South Florida]]>
<![CDATA[Zoo Gets Fruit From Flipped Truck]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 02:16:22 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/elephant8.jpg
Passengers in a car traveling through Topsfield, Massachusetts on Wednesday morning had a frightening ordeal when an ax became lodged in their windshield. They were driving on Route 95 southbound around...

Photo Credit: Erin Harrison/Oakland Zoo]]>
<![CDATA[Florida Couple Answers Door, Finds Gator on Porch]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:16:28 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/073114+coral+springs+gator.jpg
A Coral Springs couple who heard a knocking on their door got the surprise of a lifetime when they found a 9-foot gator on their front porch.

Photo Credit: NBC6.com]]>
<![CDATA[Thousands of Blue Sea Creatures Wash Up on Calif. Beaches]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 15:47:41 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/velella.jpg
Thousands of dead gray and white fish washed up on the sand of Manresa State Beach in Aptos Friday morning, according to KSBW.

Photo Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto]]>
<![CDATA[Wanted Man Taunts Police Online, Gets Arrested the Next Day]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 16:20:27 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/roger+ray+ireland.jpg
An Edgewater, Maryland, man was arrested for violating his probation one day after he taunted Anne Arundel County officers on Facebook. Anne Arundel County Police posted a picture of Roger Ray Ireland on their...]]>
<![CDATA[Alligator Bites Man Fishing Golf Balls From Florida Lake]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:03:08 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/alligator+caught+in+weston.jpg
A Pompano Beach man fishing golf balls out of a lake around the Bonaventure Country Club in Weston ended up with a lot more than he bargained for when an alligator bit him.

Photo Credit: Gilma Avalos/NBC 6 South Florida]]>
<![CDATA[McDonald's Worker Sold Crack During Shift: Police ]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 02:24:31 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/McDonalds+Alleged+Crack+Dealing+Trammal.jpg
An undercover sting at a McDonald's on suburban Philadelphia's swanky Main Line has led to the arrest of a fast food employee who police say was selling crack at the restaurant. Officers from Radnor...

Photo Credit: Radnor Township Police]]>
<![CDATA[Geico Insurance Banner Falls on Bay Area House ]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:46:08 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/072314-banner-house.jpg
One Bay Area couple can now say for certain their house is covered by insurance. A 4,000-square-foot Geico insurance banner being towed by a plane came loose and fell directly on their house Friday...

Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area]]>
<![CDATA[Firefighter Arrested in Conn.]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:38:39 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/hartford+fire+lamont+freeman.jpg
Connecticut firefighter Lamont Freeman, 44, showed up drunk at a multi-family apartment in Hartford while he was off duty around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, police said. Freeman does not live in the apartment and was not...

Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com/Hartford Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[ATM Stolen From NYC Store, Dumped Off Bridge: Police]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:47:20 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/215*120/stolen+atm+recovered+staten+island.JPG
A thief broke into a Staten Island convenience store overnight and hauled out an ATM, taking out $1,300 before dumping it off a bridge and into the Richmond Creek, police say.

Photo Credit: The Staten Island Advance]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Flees Topless After Being Caught Shoplifting]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:31:53 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Macys+Sign+112613.jpg
A suspected shoplifter fled topless after being busted at a Southern California mall. But police were easily able to identify her – she left her driver’s license behind.

Photo Credit: NBC 5 News]]>