<![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 Sun, 29 Nov 2015 22:17:57 -0800 Sun, 29 Nov 2015 22:17:57 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Thieves Strip, Hide in Pool: PD]]> Sat, 28 Nov 2015 14:33:50 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/SAN+LEANDRO+VERIZON+ROBBERY+VSV+%28WED%29+-+00000418.jpg
San Leandro police arrested two men on suspicious of stealing iPads and then jumping into a popular Oakland, California, recreational pool - in only their boxers - to try to avoid capture. But residents nearby...

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<![CDATA[SoCal Weird News]]> Wed, 19 Aug 2015 19:04:18 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/hammock+bear+2.jpg
Enjoy images of LA's most memorable weird moments.

Photo Credit: Courtesy Rafael Torres]]>
<![CDATA[Best Friends? Goat Becomes Pals With a Tiger ]]> Fri, 27 Nov 2015 08:12:52 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/212*120/IMG-20151127-WA0011.jpg
Something strange happened when a goat entered a Siberian tiger's enclosure at a safari park in Moscow. The intended four-legged meal surprised everyone. Instead of becoming an edible delight, the goat...

Photo Credit: Anton Fedoseyev]]>
<![CDATA[Bizarre Busts at LAX: Giant Snails, Pork Tamales, More]]> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 09:11:27 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/giant-african-snails-seized-lax-thumb.jpg
See photos of some off the odd items seized at Los Angeles International Airport.

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<![CDATA[NJ Officer Saves Trapped Skunk]]> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 20:55:19 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Cop-Saves-Skunk.jpg
As an officer in the Ocean Gate Police Department in New Jersey, it’s Jonathan Whitney’s job to serve and protect members of the community, even if that member runs on four legs rather than two.

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<![CDATA[Gobble Gang: Turkeys Invade Denver Suburb]]> Sun, 22 Nov 2015 20:22:41 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/169*120/tuekry-112215.PNG
A rafter of fearless turkeys swarmed a suburb of Denver, Colorado, merely days before the birds' presumed worst nightmare: Thanksgiving. On Sunday morning, Amy and Ruben Rodriguez counted about 18 of the avian...

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<![CDATA[450 Pork Tamales Seized at LAX]]> Wed, 18 Nov 2015 14:14:26 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/151102-tamalez-seized-lax-1.jpg
Hundreds of tamales were seized by customs agents at Los Angeles International Airport earlier this month, federal officials said Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Annual Tradition of a Scuba Diving Santa]]> Wed, 18 Nov 2015 10:09:51 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NC_christmasdiving1117_1500x845.jpg
A scuba diving Santa and his reindeer helpers decorate a tree 80 feet below the surface of waters off Japan's Sado Island.]]>
<![CDATA[Motorcyclist Grabs Feet of Unsuspecting Car Passenger]]> Fri, 20 Nov 2015 07:43:47 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/zim-killgore-motorcycle-toe-grabber.gif
As if you didn't need to be told why sticking your feet out of a moving car is a bad idea. How about this? A motorcyclist surprised this unsuspecting passenger when he grabbed her feet while he was riding...

Photo Credit: Youtube/Zim Killgore]]>
<![CDATA[Nude Man Breaks Into Massage Parlor]]> Tue, 17 Nov 2015 21:53:00 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/11PT_VO_NAKED_MASSAGE_T_KNSD7O9T_1200x675_568914499780.jpg
A naked man apparently found the cover he was seeking as he stole T-shirts from a massage parlor in the Hillcrest neighborhood of San Diego, though his lower half was still left exposed to the elements. Security]]>
<![CDATA[6,000-Pound Boom Box Fish Tank]]> Fri, 13 Nov 2015 11:25:11 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Butler+2.png
Jimmy Butler told Animal Planet’s “Tanked” crew he wanted an aquarium for his new River North, Illinois, pad that fish would be able to ‘bump’ in – and that’s exactly what he got. The Chicago Bulls guard...

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<![CDATA[Deer Lands in Backseat After Crash]]> Fri, 13 Nov 2015 05:29:30 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/plano+deer.jpg
As a longtime driver of tractor trailers, Christopher Coleman, of Frisco, Texas, has encountered all kinds of obstacles on the road. But none compare to what he experienced while driving home from work...

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<![CDATA[Conn. Homeowner Gets Pot in Mail]]> Thu, 12 Nov 2015 22:47:42 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/east+windsor+pot_1200.jpg
An East Windsor, Connecticut, homeowner was surprised to receive a package containing six pounds of pot on Thursday. The person called police to say they had received the package from Florida from an unknown...

Photo Credit: East Windsor Police]]>
<![CDATA[600 Bobbleheads Left Near Doorstep]]> Fri, 13 Nov 2015 14:59:57 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Denorfia+bobbleheads.jpg
Several roommates were miffed when 600 bobbleheads bearing the face of a former Padres player mysteriously turned up near their doorstep in University City, San Diego. Now they're resorting to handing them out...

Photo Credit: Steven Luke]]>
<![CDATA[Skateboarding Dog and More Bizarre World Records]]> Thu, 12 Nov 2015 12:04:38 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/DogWorldRecord.jpg
From dogs on skateboards, to people doing laps on a track on their hands, here are some of the world's most bizarre world records.]]>
<![CDATA[Marilyn Monroe Statue Stolen]]> Thu, 12 Nov 2015 06:58:07 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Bristol+Mariyln+Monroe+statue+1200.jpg
Marilyn's Pub in Bristol, Connecticut, caught someone on camera stealing the restaurant's Marilyn Monroe statue just before 5:30 a.m. Sunday. The thief first backed a white van up to the patio area and walked up...

Photo Credit: Marilyn's Pub]]>
<![CDATA[Runaway Emu in Delaware]]> Wed, 11 Nov 2015 21:22:01 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Runaway-Emu-Delaware.jpg
A runaway emu was spotted near Spring Meadow as well as Old State Elementary School in Delaware Monday leading to a “soft lockdown” at both schools. Officials sent a letter alerting parents and informing...]]>
<![CDATA[Flushed Engagement Ring Thought Lost Forever Found]]> Wed, 11 Nov 2015 03:09:10 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/218*120/flushedring-111015.PNG
A woman in Jurupa Valley learned the hard way that you have to remember where you put your engagement ring after she accidentally flushed it down the toilet.

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<![CDATA[Huge Gator Caught in Parking Lot]]> Mon, 09 Nov 2015 04:10:11 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Gator2.PNG
A 12-and-a-half-foot, 800 pound, 50-year-old alligator was caught Saturday morning in Sugar Land. According to NBC affiliate KPRC, the gator was near Oyster Creek behind a strip center and was discovered...

Photo Credit: KPRC]]>
<![CDATA[Bright Lights Prompt Talk of UFOs, Gov. Cover-Up]]> Sun, 08 Nov 2015 09:56:08 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/BRIGHT-LIGHT-SD-1107+2015.gif
A UFO, a meteor shower or a government cover-up. Twitter lit up on Saturday night after a what looked like a meteor that exploded into a spotlight before fading into the fog.

Photo Credit: Tony Shin
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<![CDATA[Strange Lights Appear in Calif. Sky]]> Mon, 09 Nov 2015 11:44:40 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/BRIGHT-LIGHT-SD-1107+2015.gif
Viewers across California and parts of the West Coast reported seeing a strange, large flash of light across the Pacific Ocean Saturday night as the U.S. Navy was conducting a missile test.

Photo Credit: Tony Shin]]>
<![CDATA[Bunny on Boston Train]]> Sat, 07 Nov 2015 18:04:52 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/CTNKV6BXAAAE8tB.jpg
Transit police shared a photo of a rabbit on the seat of an MBTA train.

Photo Credit: MBTA Transit Police
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<![CDATA[California Shack Selling for $2M]]> Fri, 06 Nov 2015 02:39:06 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/1105-2015-PaloAltoShack.jpg
A 180-square foot shack in Palo Alto, California, can be yours for just under $2 million. The one bedroom, one bathroom shack is 85 years old, according to Estately. The shack is located in the Barron...

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<![CDATA[Halloween Fun Around the Inland Empire]]> Sat, 31 Oct 2015 19:38:44 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/194*120/OCT2015halloween.jpg
Don't worry if you didn't get a chance to get out much this Halloween, we're bringing the fun right to your browser.

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<![CDATA[Boy OK After 'Last Supper' Fall]]> Sun, 01 Nov 2015 09:02:49 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Praylow+Boy+Out+Window+The+Last+Supper+Jesus.jpg
Divine intervention may have saved a boy who fell two stories and walked away in Philadelphia on Wednesday. Dionna Praylow was getting 3-year-old son Reginald ready for his evening bath Wednesday when she left...

Photo Credit: Dionna Praylow]]>
<![CDATA[Sanders' Face on Underwear Line]]> Thu, 29 Oct 2015 16:11:21 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/Bernie%27s+Briefs.jpg
The White House aspirations of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, have inspired a new underwear company that mixes pop culture and politics. "Bernie's Briefs" launched just last week, and is the brainchild...

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<![CDATA[Police 'Pull Over' Slow Tortoise]]> Thu, 29 Oct 2015 08:59:03 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/102915+PBSO+tortoise.jpg
A tortoise was "pulled over" in Palm Beach County for doing what comes naturally: going too slowly. According to the Facebook page for the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office in Florida, the tortoise was plodding...

Photo Credit: Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office]]>
<![CDATA[Driver Uses 'Zombie Baby' in Carpool Lane: Police]]> Wed, 28 Oct 2015 09:25:30 -0800 tweeted "At least he's in the [Halloween] spirit. #TrickOrTicket."]]> tweeted "At least he's in the [Halloween] spirit. #TrickOrTicket."]]> http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/weirdNews-Credit-Washington-State-Patrol--Trooper-Guy-Gill.jpg
A Washington state driver buckled in a zombie baby doll in the passenger seat, hoping to trick his way through the carpool lane, police said. Washington State Patrol said the man used the doll — complete with a...

Photo Credit: Courtesy Washington State Patrol Trooper Guy Gill
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<![CDATA[Md. Officer Disguised as Homeless Man Catches Drivers Texting]]> Wed, 28 Oct 2015 00:30:29 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/102715+cop+posing+as+homeless.jpg
A man holding a cardboard sign on the side of a road in Montgomery County, Maryland, Tuesday morning looked homeless on first glance -- but he was actually a police officer in disguise working to catch...

Photo Credit: WRC-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Fire Dept. Rescues Boa Constrictor From Tree]]> Tue, 27 Oct 2015 10:20:02 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/NC_snakerescue.jpg
The fire department in Fresno responded to a bizarre, once in a lifetime call: the rescue of of a 40 pound boa constrictor.]]>
<![CDATA[Bagel-Wearing Pigeon]]> Tue, 27 Oct 2015 05:55:01 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Pigeon-Ordinance.jpg
This pigeon is giving pizza rat a run for its money. A photo uploaded to Reddit on Sunday shows a pigeon perched outside a park wearing a bagel around neck. It's not clear where exactly the photo was taken, but...

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<![CDATA[Man Binges on 'Walking Dead', Kills Friend Over Zombie Fears: Cops]]> Tue, 27 Oct 2015 04:50:06 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/perry+mugshot.jpg
A New Mexico man is alleged to have brutally beaten his friend to death last week because he believed he was turning into a zombie, NBC News reported. Damon Perry watched “The Walking Dead” on Netflix and drank...

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<![CDATA['Chewbacca' Arrested on Election Day in Ukraine]]> Tue, 27 Oct 2015 07:54:19 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-473041684.jpg
It’s not every day police end up arresting a Wookiee. Ukrainian officials took someone dressed up as the hairy “Star Wars” character Chewbacca into custody on Sunday, NBC News reported. The person was...

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<![CDATA[Raccoon Wolfs Down Pizza in NYC]]> Sat, 24 Oct 2015 06:06:01 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/pizza+raccoon+Anya+Schiffrin.jpg
A month after a rat captivated New Yorkers by hauling a slice of pizza down a subway staircase, a raccoon was spotted devouring an entire slice of Sicilian pizza in Central Park. Anya Schiffrin was taking...

Photo Credit: Anya Schiffrin
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<![CDATA[Pumpkin Removed From Deer's Head]]> Fri, 23 Oct 2015 06:34:57 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/deer-pumpkin2.jpg
Deputies in Texas helped a deer in distress on Thursday. Hays County Sheriff's Deputies Mark Andrews and Anthony Schafer were dispatched to a welfare concern of a deer in the town of Wimberley, according to...

Photo Credit: Hays County Sheriff's Office
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<![CDATA[New Renters Find 8-Foot Boa]]> Fri, 16 Oct 2015 21:05:16 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/15+10+10+Boa+constrictor+snake+in+La+Mesa+Heartland+Fire.jpg
A family in San Diego’s East County were terrified when they encountered the last pest you’d expect to find in a new rental house: an 8-foot boa constrictor. The landlord at the La Mesa home said when...

Photo Credit: Heartland Fire-Rescue Dept. ]]>
<![CDATA[BMW Explosion Goes Unexplained]]> Fri, 16 Oct 2015 14:25:50 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/101615+charred+bmw.jpg
Charred plastic and metal are what's left of a woman's luxury car. It wasn't set on fire, but actually exploded while she was sleeping inside her South Florida home. "I never expected this to happen.

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