<![CDATA[NBC Southern California - Weird News]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/weird http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC4_40x125.png NBC Southern California http://www.nbclosangeles.comen-usThu, 05 May 2016 07:29:42 -0700Thu, 05 May 2016 07:29:42 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Stray Cats Using Zoo Facilities as Litter Box]]> Wed, 04 May 2016 12:36:27 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/stray-cats.jpg
Stray cats are sneaking into the Miami Zoo at night and relieving themselves, using sand in exhibits as litter boxes. But their feces can contain a deadly parasite, which causes a disease called toxoplasmosis.]]>
<![CDATA[Lost Alligator Tries to Ring Doorbell at SC Home]]> Wed, 04 May 2016 08:50:25 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Alligator-Doorbell.jpg
A large alligator crawled to the front door of a home in South Carolina and appeared to ring the doorbell on May 2. "I was out walking the dog and we kind of went around the corner from my daughter's house [when...

Photo Credit: WCBD]]>
<![CDATA[SoCal Weird News]]> Mon, 15 Feb 2016 12:12:47 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/217*120/storm+drain+020716.jpg
Enjoy images of LA's most memorable weird moments.

Photo Credit: Santa Clarita Sheriffs Department]]>
<![CDATA[Black Cat Slips Onto NHL Rink]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 09:02:13 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/IMG_9617.jpg
The San Jose Sharks got an unexpected visit Friday.Before the NHL team beat the Nashville Predators 5-2 at the SAP Center, a black cat crept out of the player bench area and scurried onto the ice.As...

Photo Credit: San Jose Sharks
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<![CDATA[Woman Lured by Singles Ad Dies After Weeks in Captivity]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 10:05:43 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/German_Ambulance-550668973.jpg
A 41-year-old woman who responded to a singles ad was held captive for several weeks by a man and his ex-wife — and later died at a hospital of injuries sustained while in captivity, NBC News reported.The...

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<![CDATA[Rider Dies When Horse Spooks After Lakeside Parade]]> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 13:20:38 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/horse+traine.PNG
An experienced horse trainer and member of the Escondido Mounted Posse died Saturday after her horse spooked and fell, knocking her off, the group's founder said.

Photo Credit: Billy Ortiz]]>
<![CDATA[Marijuana Exhibit Coming to Oakland Museum]]> Thu, 14 Apr 2016 20:38:32 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/0414-216-PotGeneric.jpg
Here’s a first for California: Marijuana, not in a grow house, but in a museum.

Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area]]>
<![CDATA[Great Dane Gets Stuck in Tree]]> Thu, 14 Apr 2016 10:40:51 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/DaneinTree.jpg
Kora, a 120-pound Great Dane who was stuck 20 feet up a tree in Louisville, Nebraska, was rescued Saturday night by the local fire department.

Photo Credit: WOWT]]>
<![CDATA[Chimp Leads Police on Chase Through Japanese Town]]> Thu, 14 Apr 2016 09:58:18 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/chimp-escaped-zoo.jpg
A chimpanzee fled from a zoo in northern Japan and tried desperately to avoid being captured by climbing an electric pole. Not for long.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: Burger Shop Break-In]]> Mon, 11 Apr 2016 15:48:07 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/five+guys+burglary+cooking+burglar.jpg
Police in Washington, D.C., are searching for a man seen in surveillance video who apparently grilled himself a hamburger as the restaurant was closed before allegedly swiping some water.Police said the...

Photo Credit: DC Metropolitan Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Modern Update For World's Oldest Operating McDonald's]]> Mon, 11 Apr 2016 07:13:47 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/4_6_2016_exteriorshotMcdonalds.PNG
The world’s oldest operating McDonald’s known for its historic 1950s architecture, including an animated neon "Speedee" mascot sign and iconic golden arches, will be getting a modern addition.

Photo Credit: KNBC-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Gold-Flecked Meteorite Legal Fracas]]> Thu, 07 Apr 2016 08:41:29 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/METEORITEcrop.jpg
A precious meteorite that’s traveled from the asteroid belt near Mars to the mountains of Fukang, China, to Marin County, California, is at the center of a vicious ownership battle being fought in San Francisco...

Photo Credit: Maine Mineral and Gem Museum
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<![CDATA[Alligator Tries to Get in Fla. Home]]> Fri, 08 Apr 2016 07:54:16 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/040516+plant+city+gator.jpg
An alligator was removed from a mobile home community in Central Florida Tuesday after it approached a resident's front door.According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, the gator was 9 feet 5 inches...

Photo Credit: Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office
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<![CDATA[Falling Tree Barely Misses Cop Car]]> Tue, 05 Apr 2016 16:03:09 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/boonton+dashcam+tree.jpg
A New Jersey police car came dangerously close to being crushed by a large tree when the tree snapped and fell onto the road amid powerful winds Sunday, dashcam footage from the patrol car shows.

Photo Credit: Boonton Township Police
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<![CDATA['Murder House' Waiting for That 'Special' Buyer]]> Mon, 04 Apr 2016 17:35:36 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/4-4-16-Murde_House.jpg
The ad on realtor.com for the four-bedroom home in Los Feliz tells only part of the story. The beautiful home nestled on a hill has a grand entrance, step-down living room, a ballroom, a library and serene...

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Berkshire Hathaway]]>
<![CDATA[911 Call Over Botched Pizza Order]]> Wed, 30 Mar 2016 01:47:52 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Food+Phillies+2012+Preview+Seasons+Pizza+Generic.jpg
A woman called 911 to complain that a Hartford, Connecticut, pizza shop made a mistake with her order and wouldn’t return her money.The woman said she ordered a small half-cheese, half-bacon pizza from Empire...

Photo Credit: NBC10 - Dan Stamm]]>
<![CDATA[Mystery Meat Found on Several New Hampshire Roads]]> Tue, 29 Mar 2016 08:40:09 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/179*120/GettyImages-462467813.jpg
A trail of mystery meat has hit the road in New Hampshire.Chicken, drumsticks, sausage, Angus steaks, pork chops and wild game meats were found alongside several roads in Epping last weekend, according to the...

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Seal Pup Found in Calif. Yard]]> Thu, 24 Mar 2016 19:28:44 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/sealion16.jpg
A 9-month-old, tagged California fur seal found its way to a home in Fremont Thursday morning, puzzling cops and neighbors over how the small mammal waddled its way there.Police spokeswoman Geneva Bosques made...

Photo Credit: Fremont Police Department
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<![CDATA['Boaty McBoatface' Floats in UK Ship-Naming Poll]]> Tue, 22 Mar 2016 13:06:30 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/national-environment-research-council-boat.jpg
When scientists in the U.K. asked the public to name their new $290 million polar research ship, they expected the name of an explorer or a naturalist. Apparently, they didn't factor in the Brits' oddball sense...

Photo Credit: Natural Environment Research Council]]>
<![CDATA[What Happens When You Pour Molten Copper on Big Mac]]> Mon, 14 Mar 2016 10:36:07 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/190*120/big+mac.png
Most know the ingredients of a McDonald’s Big Mac: two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, and onions – on a sesame seed bun. So what were to happen if you were to pour molten copper...

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<![CDATA[Hashtags on Bank Robbery Notes: PD]]> Sat, 12 Mar 2016 08:57:55 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Leroy+Earl+Morris+Daley.jpg
Prince George's County police say a man believed to be linked to at least nine bank robberies in Maryland used notes that included the hashtags #nopolice and #afterwork?Leroy Earl-Morris Daley, 45, likely will...

Photo Credit: Prince George's County Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Huge Trump-Like Hat Stolen Off Redondo Beach Head Sculpture]]> Thu, 10 Mar 2016 05:38:08 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/hatstolen-pch-030916.png
Some may be taking their hats off to the tricky trio who pulled off one hair-raising crime, because in the words of Donald Trump, "It's HUGE."

Photo Credit: Joe Oliveri ]]>
<![CDATA[Driver's Live Stream Ends with DWI ]]> Mon, 07 Mar 2016 07:34:56 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/219*120/3616livestream.jpg
A Long Island man used the video streaming app "Periscope" to broadcast himself driving his Lexus at 1 a.m. along the Ocean Parkway in Nassau County, state police said Sunday.Police dispatchers in Farmingdale...

Photo Credit: New York State Police]]>
<![CDATA[Man Breaks Into Store & Pays for Cigarettes]]> Wed, 02 Mar 2016 18:05:59 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/EllisBattistaNewMexico.jpg
Police in New Mexico say a man broke into a convenience store to buy cigarettes, NBC News reported.The man, identified as Ellis C. Battista, 24, pounded on the door of a Bradley, New Mexico, convenience...

Photo Credit: Las Cruces Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Ancient Bison Bone Discovered in LA]]> Wed, 02 Mar 2016 18:38:07 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/knbc-ancient-bison-bone-discovered-3.jpg
A bone of an ancient bison that once roamed Southern California was found at a Metro construction site in Leimert Park, the transportation agency said on Tuesday, March 1, 2016.

Photo Credit: Joseph Lemon/Metro]]>
<![CDATA[Bone of Ancient Bison Unearthed in Leimert Park]]> Thu, 03 Mar 2016 06:12:21 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/knbc-ancient-bison-bone-discovered-1.jpg
A bone belonging to a bison that roamed Southern California some 10,000 years ago was recently unearthed at a Leimert Park site where crews are building a Metro rail station, according to the transportation...

Photo Credit: Joseph Lemon/Metro]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: Three-Legged Bobcat Released in Santa Monica Mountains]]> Fri, 19 Feb 2016 23:58:32 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/2015-01-27-17-07-29-M-4_5.JPG
Santa Monica Mountain Park Service released a three-legged bobcat after catching it and studying its missing leg and its one-eared kitten.

Photo Credit: National Park Service
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