<![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 Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:06:26 -0700 Fri, 19 Sep 2014 23:06:26 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Cop Car Slams Into Dunkin' Donuts]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 16:48:02 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/cop+car+into+dunkin+donuts+berlin.jpg
Police are looking for the operators of two drones that flew dangerously close to planes preparing to land at LaGuardia Airport in July, according to a published report. Pilots spotted the drones above downtown...

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<![CDATA[Owner to Restore "Miracle" Jag Stolen Decades Ago ]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 09:49:52 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/jaguar+xke+stolen+ivan+schneider.jpg
Facing competition from other states, and plummeting revenues, Atlantic City sees another casino close. What must it do to turn itself around?

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<![CDATA[NY Dog Turns Up in Florida]]> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 08:36:38 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/nika+dog+missing+found.jpg
More than two years after a New York man's dog disappeared from its home, it mysteriously turned up in Florida.]]>
<![CDATA[Surge Is Back! Coca-Cola Revives Popular '90s Soft Drink After Fan Campaign]]> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:56:32 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/surge+soda.jpg
Surge, the popular citrus flavored soft drink, has returned, The Coca-Cola Company announced Monday.]]>
<![CDATA[Golfer Wins Trip to Space After Hole-in-One]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 05:13:37 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/455429326.jpg
A Brooklyn mother woke to find her three-and-a-half year old son covered in what is believed to be rat bites, is on a mission to relocate. Living near a rat-infested subway, the mother believes her son was...

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<![CDATA[Giant Panda Gets Dental Work: Raw Video]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 10:12:23 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/6PW_VO_PANDA_DENTIST_KNSD4S09_1200x675_327733827567.jpg
San Diego Zookeepers put one of their giant panda's under anesthetic to fix a chip in her tooth. The zoo provided this video.]]>
<![CDATA[Giant Panda Chips Tooth, Heads to Dentist]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 08:00:10 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/PandaDental_001_Web_1.jpg
On Wednesday, a concerned puppy in San Diego nuzzled and licked her best friend, a cheetah cub, to make sure he would wake up from his leg surgery this week. The dog’s presence made it less stressful for...

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<![CDATA[Sleepy Burglar Busted While Taking Nap in Home]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 08:37:53 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/091014+dion+davis+sleeping+burglar.jpg
A sleepy burglar who broke into a Sarasota-area home was busted after he was caught napping on a bed inside, authorities said.

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<![CDATA[Man Catches Massive Shrimp]]> Mon, 08 Sep 2014 13:07:29 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/giantmantisshrimp.jpg
Reports of a pair of deer hanging out on the Golden Gate Bridge Friday evening sent social media abuzz in the Bay Area. California Highway Patrol officers were called to the bridge, but the deer were...

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<![CDATA[Little Dude the Obese Cat Losing Weight]]> Sat, 06 Sep 2014 18:09:57 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/file-little-dude-obese-cat-wags.jpg
When a bracelet commemorating an FDNY firefighter killed on Sept. 11 washed up on a local beach, the woman who stumbled upon it had no idea it belonged to a family who turned out to be closer than she could have...

Photo Credit: Courtesy of WAGS Pet Adoption via Facebook]]>
<![CDATA[Wildest Food Crazes: Taco Bell's Biscuit Taco]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 10:33:15 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/biscuit-taco-bell.jpg
Cronuts, cupcakes and frozen s'mores are just some of the recent food trends that have swept the culinary world.

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<![CDATA[Weird News Photos: "Aggressive” Lizard in SoCal]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:45:37 -0700 Read more here.]]> Read more here.]]> http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/140915-huntington-park-lizard.jpg
Check out these weird news photos from around the world.

Photo Credit: Huntington Park Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[27 Large Marijuana Plants Found Near Walmart ]]> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 09:02:51 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/marijuana+plants.jpg
Singer Chris Brown will serve no jail time after entering a guilty plea to resolve an assault case.

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<![CDATA[Giant Rubber Duck Forced to Deflate]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 09:10:50 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/deflated+rubber+duck.PNG
The six-story tall floating rubber duckie drawing crowds from all over SoCal to the Port of LA in San Pedro has been moved to the World Cruise Terminal because it’s too popular, an event organizer said Friday.]]>
<![CDATA[Human Skull Donated to Thrift Store]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:34:28 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/013012+human+skull+generic.jpg
Police asked for the public's help to locate whoever donated a human skull to an Austin, Texas, thrift store. Homicide Detective Derek Israel said Wednesday that foul play was not suspected in the...

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<![CDATA[Unbelievable Animals: Puppy Helps Cheetah Recover]]> Thu, 04 Sep 2014 21:18:59 -0700 Read more here.]]> Read more here.]]> http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/cheetah+surgery+puppy.JPG
Check out some of the craziest animals and the stories behind them.

Photo Credit: San Diego Zoo Safari Park]]>
<![CDATA[Shell Shocker: Rare Blue Lobster Found]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:57:03 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/rareblue-lobster.jpg
A rare blue lobster has found a permanent home at the Maine State Aquarium. 14 year-old Meghan Laplante was out pulling traps with her dad on Saturday when they pulled up the rare blue lobster.]]>
<![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.

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<![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

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<![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.

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<![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...

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<![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...

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