<![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, 01 Aug 2014 15:33:06 -0700 Fri, 01 Aug 2014 15:33:06 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![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 Miami Beach homicide detective will get his job back and back pay after he successfully argued that he tested positive for cocaine last year because he had used a sexual aid cream a few days before the...

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
Talk about not letting roadkill go to waste. The elephants, giraffes and bears at the Oakland Zoo got to nosh on African jackfruit and bananas Wednesday thanks to a overturned big rig that dumped 60,000...

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
Social media is teeming with pictures of small bright blue sea creatures washing up all over California beaches, with sightings reported in Humboldt County, Monterey and Ocean

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]]>
<![CDATA[Attention, Passengers: Please Stand at Your Seats]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 10:52:34 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/arilineseat.jpg
Frequent fliers may have new seating arrangements to look forward to — that is, if elevated, cramped bicycle-style seats are what they had in mind. Airplane maker Airbus has invented a new seating...

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[El Pollo Loco Burglar Arrested After Returning for Food]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 08:21:39 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/el-pollo-loco-burglary-costa-mesa-burglar.jpg
Daniel Lee Warn, 28, was arrested by police Wednesday in a Costa Mesa El Pollo Loco restaurant after allegedly breaking into the location earlier in the day wearing the same outfit, officials said.]]>
<![CDATA[Family Hatches Four-Legged Duckling]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 08:34:59 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/209*120/Four+Legged+Duckling+p1.jpg
Hatching animals is nothing new to one Sulphur Louisiana family, but they were surprised when one of their young ducklings was a little different. The duckling has not two but four legs.]]>
<![CDATA[Skull Intercepted at Airport]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 08:47:36 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/primate-skull.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: Courtsey of U.S. Customs and Border Protection ]]>
<![CDATA[Puppies to Ping-Pong: How to Kill Time at Airports]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:17:44 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/airport_generic.jpg
Forget napping in uncomfortable airport furniture, feigning interest in duty-free goods and drinking one too many overpriced beer. At last, airports are learning how to entertain their guests during layovers and...

Photo Credit: clipart.com]]>
<![CDATA[Dog Owners Who Neglect Pup Poop on Own Lawns May Be Fined by NY Town ]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:02:46 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/No-Poop-Dogs-Generic.jpg
One Long Island village is proposing fines for dog owners who don’t clean up after their pets – even on their own property – according to published reports. Lawmakers in North Hills proposed the...]]>
<![CDATA[Dozens of Giant African Snails Seized at LAX]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 08:36:56 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/giant-african-snails-lax.jpg
Los Angeles International Airport customs inspectors intercepted a pair of baskets containing dozens of live giant African snails, described by federal officials as one of the largest and most destructive...

Photo Credit: USDA APHIS PPQ Los Angeles ]]>
<![CDATA[Couple Caught Having Sex on Chipotle Roof: Police]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:32:12 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/184*120/Suh+Germack.JPG
Police say two people were engaging in sexual intercourse above a Delaware Chipotle restaurant.

Photo Credit: Newark Police]]>
<![CDATA[Florida Woman Strips, Does Yoga in Street: Cops]]> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 09:53:35 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/071114+michele+rene+cernak.jpg
A woman who was stripping and doing yoga in the middle of a Florida street was arrested Wednesday, police said. Police had received two calls about the woman, who onlookers said seemed to be under the influence....

Photo Credit: Marion County Sheriff's Office]]>
<![CDATA[Co. Paints Drought-Stricken Lawns]]> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 04:14:11 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/07-09-2014-grass-painting.jpg
Business is booming for a Bay Area company thanks to California's severe drought. Green Canary has been painting lawns that have turned brown due to a lack of water. The company uses green, water-based paint to...

Photo Credit: Marianne Favro]]>
<![CDATA[Liquor Store Customers Dodge Deer]]> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 08:42:55 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/179*120/deer+liquor+store.jpg
Employees and customers at Quick 6 Liquors in Weymouth, Massachusetts were in for a surprise Tuesday when an unexpected guest came barging in.

Photo Credit: Quick 6 Liquors]]>
<![CDATA[Caught on Camera: Bear Finds Food at Family Home]]> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:36:07 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/bear+in+devore+2.PNG
A hungry bear wandered into the backyard of a San Bernardino County home and was caught on camera removing the lid to a trash can to get access to the contents inside Tuesday night.

Photo Credit: LLN]]>
<![CDATA[Potato Salad Kickstarter Nets $50K]]> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 08:00:32 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/493921249.jpg
The world's most expensive potato salad is taking over Kickstarter, but some of the people paying for it won't even get a taste. A Columbus, Ohio, man has raised nearly $60,000 on the popular fund-raising...

Photo Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto]]>
<![CDATA[Python Trapped in Barbecue Grill]]> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 10:34:14 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/178*120/pythonbbqgrill.jpg
Residents in Florida City trapped a Burmese python in a barbecue grill on Thursday. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue's venom unit responded to the call for help from residents, who trapped the 12-foot-long snake in...

Photo Credit: Arnold Piedrahita Jr.]]>
<![CDATA[Drought in North Texas Spawns Grasshopper Invasion]]> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 23:30:36 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/GKS_cAfLUudmmbjkZtcN-2.jpg
For yet another year, the dry spring and ongoing drought left North Texans with a loud, destructive summer annoyance: a lot of grasshoppers. Texas A&M Agrilife experts said the combination of a warm, dry...

Photo Credit: Hannah Khalaf]]>
<![CDATA[Train Enthusiasts Visit All 468 NYC Subway Stops in Less Than 24 Hours]]> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 13:18:44 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/nyc-subway-generic.jpg
A group of British train enthusiasts broke the world record for the fastest run through New York City’s subway system, visiting all 468 stops in less than 24 hours. Glen Bryant, Andi James, Steve Wilson,...]]>
<![CDATA[Candidate Disqualified After Qualifying Fee Check Bounces]]> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:30:06 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/219*120/money_generic_cash.jpg
Florida Representative David Richardson was planning for a re-election campaign against Republican Laura Rivero Levey in District 113. But a returned check has instead given Richardson the election without...]]>
<![CDATA[Talking Parrot Missing After Mission Bay Outing]]> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 18:37:35 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Carly+Parrot+Solo.jpg
The trainer of a rare parrot, last seen one week ago at Mission Bay Park, fears the bird could be with someone else.

Photo Credit: Raz Rasmussen]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Burned After Laptop Suddenly Explodes]]> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 04:55:55 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Laptop-Explosion-New-Lead.jpg
A 72-year-old woman in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, is recovering after her laptop suddenly exploded, causing a small fire in her home. "The battery just exploded and it blew the laptop over," Loretta Luff said.

Photo Credit: NBC10.com]]>