<![CDATA[NBC Southern California - Weird News]]>Copyright 2018 https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/weird http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC4_40x125.png NBC Southern California https://www.nbclosangeles.com en-usThu, 13 Dec 2018 20:01:10 -0800Thu, 13 Dec 2018 20:01:10 -0800NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Why This Helicopter Was on a 101 Freeway Overpass]]> Thu, 13 Dec 2018 12:06:19 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/Why_This_Helicopter_Was_on_a_101_Freeway_Overpass.jpg

Drivers on the 101 Freeway northeast of downtown Los Angeles saw what might be considered an unusual sight on an overpass. But in LA it's just another day on the set. Video broadcast Thursday Dec. 13, 2018 on Today in LA.

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<![CDATA[Traveler Busted at NY Airport With 70 Live Finches in Hair Rollers]]> Wed, 12 Dec 2018 15:22:38 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/finches+8.jpg On Saturday, U. S. Customs and Border Protection stopped a passenger arriving from Guyana and discovered they were carrying 70 live birds hidden in hair rollers in a black duffel bag.]]> <![CDATA[Calif. Man Rescued After 2 Days Stuck in Greasy Restaurant Vent]]> Wed, 12 Dec 2018 20:36:32 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/sanleandromanstuck.jpg

First responders on Wednesday rescued a trespasser — possibly a burglar — who was reportedly trapped for about two days in a grimy vent at a vacant Chinese food restaurant in San Lorenzo, according to officials.

The 29-year-old man, seen caked in grease as he was stuck in the narrow passageway, was taken into custody after being freed from the vent, officials said.

"It is likely he wound not have survived another day given the circumstances," the Alameda County Sheriff's Office wrote on Facebook.

Fire and sheriff's department units responded around 9:30 a.m. to the 700 block of Bockman Road after receiving word that someone was making faint calls for help from the restaurant, officials said.

As firefighters arrived at the scene, they heard someone moaning from inside the vacant building. They eventually found the man who told them he had been stuck in the duct system above the stove for about two days.

Crews managed to free him in about 30 minutes, according to officials. The man did not suffer any serious injuries, but he was said to be suffering from fatigue, body cramps and pain in his extremities. 

He was taken to a local hospital for treatment, according to the sheriff's office. He is expected to make a full recovery.

"At this time, we are conducting a trespassing and vandalism investigation," the sheriff's office said in a statement. "It is unknown if the suspect intended to commit a burglary."



Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area/Alameda County Sheriff's Department]]>
<![CDATA[Movie Theater for Dogs, Owners Opens in Texas]]> Fri, 07 Dec 2018 21:55:52 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/dog-cinema-plano.jpg

The movies have gone to the dogs in Plano, Texas – literally.

Popcorn and poodles and golden retrievers in front of the silver screen will be a common sight at K9 Cinemas when the movie theater opens Friday.

“We’re going to have the movie on. We want people to be able to relax and watch the movie just like they would at home,” owner Eric Lankford said.

Lankford said he wanted a place for people like him who enjoy time with their dog. He said he didn’t see any other place that would allow him enjoy a movie with his dog.

“We are going to be showing older movies. We are going to have snacks, drinks,” Lankford said.

Lankford is aware that dogs can sometimes be unruly, so there are a set of specialized rules for Rover.

“We’ve got some guidelines in place to make sure that it is safe, fun, friendly and clean when people show up,” Lankford said. “We do have three doggone rules. Clean up after your pet. Bring the papers showing that your dog is up to date and there are only two dogs per human allowed.”

Lankford said, for now, the theater will only be open on weekends.

It’s an experiment that could lead to a very unique movie-going experience.

“We are going to have dogs here, so there is going to be noise. That means you might have to take your dog outside to go use the restroom,” Lankford said.

K9 CINEMAS
1192 Greenway Dr.
Plano, TX 75075
(469)-431-1077



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<![CDATA[Miami Duo Arrested For Operating Dental Practice Out Of Bus]]> Thu, 29 Nov 2018 16:51:29 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/112918+dental+suspects.jpg

Two people are behind bars after allegedly running an illegal dental practice out of a bus in Miami.

According to Miami-Dade Police officials, Daniela Sulbaran and Victor Bernal were arrested earlier this month for practicing health care without a license. Bernal was also charged with possession of drugs with intent to sell.

During an undercover investigation, officials scheduled an appointment with Bernal for a dental procedure.

They arrived at the bus, which parked in a parking lot at the 6000 block of Northwest 74th Avenue.

Sulbaran diagnosed, evaluated and offered to treat the officer. That’s when police moved in and arrested the two.

While police were searching the bus, they found a bag containing various prescription drugs, including lidocaine, mepivacaine, ibuprofen, and other dental products.

Investigators are asking people who may have been treated by Sulbaran and Bernal to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

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<![CDATA[Man Finds Missing Cat Under His Truck]]> Wed, 28 Nov 2018 18:57:55 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Cat+screenshot+%281%29.jpg

A woman lost her cat after a repairman left her house, but the man later found the cat under his truck.

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<![CDATA[Is 'Game of Thrones' to Blame for Husky Uptick at Shelters?]]> Wed, 28 Nov 2018 17:03:55 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/HUSKY-KENNEL+NUMBER+R729-Suka-ANIMAL+ID-A1475390-second+picture.jpg

Several employees at the Department of Animal Services believe there is a correlation between HBO’s hit fictional television show "Game of Thrones" and a rise in the number of huskies populating Riverside County’s animal shelters.

Based off an extinct North American prehistoric carnivore, dire wolves resemble large wolf-like creatures on the television show. In the show, the dire wolves first appear as puppies. As they grow, they become more vital to the storyline and develop relationships with the characters.

In addition to their wolf-like resemblance, dire wolves characteristics resemble Siberian Huskies. Animal Services Chief Jaclyn Schart believes fans of the show are making the correlation, and are seeking huskies as pets. 

"We really do believe the series has caused our husky spike," said Schart in a Department of Animal Services press release. "It's the same trend shelters experienced with '101 Dalmatians' or 'Beverly Hills Chihuahua.' Popular culture drives up interest in certain breeds."

In 2013, 351, or 1.7 percent of all impounds, consisted of husky or husky mixes in the county’s shelters.

As the show has gained popularity, the number of husky or husky mixes has increased to 1,027, or nearly seven percent of impounds in the county’s shelters.

Although "Game of Thrones" may be a reason for the increase in husky impounds, Schart believes there is another reason for the large intake of husky breeds.

"They're very cute as puppies, but then they grow up to become huskies and they're hyper active," Schart said in the news release. "Then the adopter brings them back."

Huskies account for the highest returned breeds at the shelter at nearly 13 percent, based on 2018 statistics.

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<![CDATA[Stray Pig Named Piggy Smalls Up for Adoption]]> Wed, 28 Nov 2018 12:59:10 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/PiggySmallsSplit.JPG

Piggy Smalls is up for adoption.

Yes, a pig by the name of Piggy Smalls is looking for a forever home after she was found wandering the streets of East Palo Alto earlier this month, according to the Peninsula Humane Society and SPCA (PHS/SPCA).

"Piggy Smalls is extremely friendly and will make a wonderful pet for someone who has the space she'll need to thrive and live a happy life," according to PHS/SPCA Communications Manager Buffy Martin Tarbox.

The adult female pig was found by police on Nov. 8 at the intersection of Alberni Street and Laurel Avenue in the Peninsula city, according to the PHS/SPCA. She was scooped up and transported to the PHS/SPCA, but no one came forward to claim her.

Piggy Smalls checks in at roughly 45 pounds and could grow even more, according to the PHS/SPCA. She is considered to be an adult, but the PHS/SPCA does not know exactly how old she is.

On average, pigs can live anywhere from 12 to 18 years, according to the PHS/SPCA. The animals enjoy feasting on pig pellets, fresh vegetables and alfalfa hay. Piggy Smalls is said to be "very fond" of apples.

Those interested in adopting Piggy Smalls can call 650-340-7022. Her adoption fee is listed at $100.



Photo Credit: PHS/SPCA]]>
<![CDATA[Party Bomb at Gender Reveal Party Started 2017 Wildfire]]> Tue, 27 Nov 2018 16:06:40 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Gender+Reveal+Fire1.jpg

A border agent started a massive wildfire in Arizona when a gender-reveal party bomb, packed with explosives, ignited the surrounding brush on fire.

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<![CDATA[Cards Against Humanity Mocks Black Friday With Crazy Sale]]> Sat, 24 Nov 2018 06:18:30 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/cards+against+humanity+box+.png

The company behind the popular card game “Cards Against Humanity” has made its stance against Black Friday known for years, but they took things to a whole new level this year.

The company, who in past years has given away boxes of feces and dug a hole in a random Illinois town as part of their promotional blitz around the holiday, is selling a breathtaking variety of items in what they’re calling a “99 percent off sale.”

The website, which is ringed by phrases like “Death is the Ultimate Savings” and rude comments about Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, is putting new items on sale every 10 minutes, including a Presidential Mahogany Casket, a Poncho Toilet, and even cash, all of which are being sold at drastically reduced prices.

The items, even the obscure ones like the life-sized cut out of Orlando Bloom and an original Picasso Lithograph, have all sold out within seconds, and all have required customers to answer a type of trivia question before they can be purchased.

In past years, the company has used Black Friday to deride consumerism. In one instance, the company told patrons to send in $5 in exchange for nothing, and hundreds of people did, with employees of the company pocketing the money or donating their share to charity.

The company also raised money to dig a hole in Oregon, IL, and sold boxes of literal bull feces for $6.

For your chance at a Nursing Skills Geriatric Medical Doll, or money, or whatever else the company is selling, you can visit their website before the end of the day.



Photo Credit: cardsagainsthumanity.com]]>
<![CDATA[Prankster in Turkey Costume Carves, Gobbles Bird on Subway]]> Thu, 22 Nov 2018 21:09:03 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/subway-turkey-diptych.jpg

If you're going to pull a prank on the subway on Thanksgiving, you might as well do it in a turkey suit.

That's exactly what popular New York City Instagrammers @princezee and @MrNYCSubway did Thursday in honor of the holiday.

In videos posted to both of their accounts, @princezee can be seen carving and gobbling up a turkey in a turkey costume as amused straphangers look on and take video. 

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The stunt comes just days after @MrNYCSubway -- which is run by photographer Dre Verrios -- posted images of a partially nude man painted to blend in with a G Train. 

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<![CDATA[Ketchup Fight? Wild McDonald's Brawl Caught on Video]]> Tue, 13 Nov 2018 22:58:23 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/212*120/ketchup-fight-mcds-102718.PNG

A bizarre brawl broke out in an Orange County McDonald's after a woman went into the employee area, demanded ketchup, and allegedly started choking an employee when she was told to leave, the Santa Ana Police Department said Tuesday.

Police were searching Tuesday for the woman captured on McDonald's surveillance footage.

It started after the customer, a woman seen in surveillance footage in a pink shirt and gray sweatpants, got upset in the drive-thru because something was left out of her order Oct. 27.

She allegedly became so upset that she walked in a back door left open at the Santa Ana McDonald's in the 1500 block North Bristol and began swearing at the manager, police said.

The manager said she couldn't believe it started over ketchup.

The woman allegedly slipped in through a door left open after an employee took out the trash. On surveillance, the woman in the pink shirt can be seen confronting the manager, and a fight quickly breaks out.

It took a while before a co-worker tried to break up the fight. By that point, the woman in pink can be seen on video choking the employee.

"It happened all so fast. One of the girls did help me. The rest, I don't know, I wasn't really aware of what was going on," the manager who was attacked said. She didn't wish to be identified.

The manager says beyond a few four-letter words, the woman kept asking for ketchup.

"We're starting to see more of this type of incident: people upset by service take it beyond a complaint. They physically assault the workers," said Cpl. Anthony Bertagna.

About a minute after it began, a man walks in and seems to tell the female attacker it's time to leave. It is unclear if she ever got the ketchup.

"Fortunately the male you see got her out of the store otherwise we don't know where this would have gone," Bertagna said.

As for the 22-year old manager, she said she suffered more from shock than serious injury.

The manager believes the two were seen leaving in a white car.



Photo Credit: Santa Ana police]]>
<![CDATA[The 'World's Longest Hair Competition']]> Tue, 13 Nov 2018 04:34:21 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/hair+screenshot+%281%29.jpg

Women from Lithuania competed for a title of who had the longest hair. The winner got an all-expenses-paid trip to the European Parliament in Strasbourg or Brussels.

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<![CDATA[Giant Python Discovered Among Texas Goodwill Donations]]> Fri, 02 Nov 2018 11:54:22 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/fort-worth-snake.jpg

A shocking discovery Thursday at the Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth sorting center now officially tops the list of bizarre donations they have been forced to handle: an albino boa constrictor snake.

“I was tipping this machine, and when I brought the bin back the snake was hanging over the edge,” said Tassy Rodgers, who works in donation processing. “I was a little freaked out and thinking this cannot be fake; it’s gotta be real.”

The snake was very much real, and is now in the care of the Goodwill staff until its rightful owner can be located.

The belief is that it did not slither its way into the southeast Fort Worth sorting center and was instead dropped off — either on purpose or by accident — at one of the 38 donation centers in the Fort Worth area.

“I just don’t know what the context is of how this snake got to us,” said Goodwill assistant manager James Murphy. “There are multiple steps this snake had to take to get here.”

“I don’t know if someone may have [dropped it off] maliciously,” Murphy said. “Maybe they wanted to get rid of it and weren’t quite sure how, or maybe it just wanted to get warm. It was in a pile of clothing.”

Thankfully for the snake — and for the other employees — Murphy has previous experience owning and handling snakes and other exotic animals, so he was prepared to help as opposed to panic when he got an urgent knock on his office door Thursday.

“They’re very strong and they are constrictors. So if he didn’t want to let go of that bin, it would have been hard to get him off without hurting him,” Murphy said. “So, we tried to coax him to start slithering, to relax his muscles and that’s when I started holding him. Eventually he relaxed enough for me to get him in that bin.”

A snake expert told NBC 5 that boa constrictors are not venomous and are generally fairly calm though they could bite when threatened.

Editor's Note: The snake in this story was previously identified as a python. NBC 5 has since learned it is a boa. We regret the error.



Photo Credit: NBC 5 News]]>
<![CDATA[Photos: Halloween Reaches Peak Revelry at the West Hollywood Carnaval]]> Thu, 01 Nov 2018 05:01:55 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/AP_18305103637119.jpg Excess seemed like just enough when it came to Halloween costumes Wednesday at the West Hollywood Carnaval, where hundreds of thousands gathered to celebrate into the night. We have photos of the ornate costumes on Santa Monica Boulevard.

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<![CDATA[Whoa! Headless Girl Costume Will Creep You Out]]> Wed, 31 Oct 2018 13:35:58 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/headless-girl-costume-2-2018.jpg

A toddler's headless girl costume is creeping out people across the globe for Halloween.

Maya, just 2 years old, is enjoying her new-found fame after the costume her mother made is circulating around the world on social media.

Krystel Hwang, who lives in Manila, Philippines, said she made her 2-year-old's creepy costume using a $3 dress she purchased. 

"I wanted to do something different and unique for my girls this year. Charlie, my 6-year-old, was a zombie bride last year," Hwang told NBC4. Maya was Chucky last year!

She said she's gotten reqeusts from all over the world to share her video, including from Ireland, Poland, Spain, Japan, Vietnam, and Poland.

"Everyone seems so amazed, like, 'How is that even possible?'" she said.

She also has quite a talent for costume-making -- she hand-made Supergirl and Wonderwoman costumes for her girls two years ago.



Photo Credit: Krystel Hwang/ Instagram @kryshteta
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<![CDATA[Doritos Donates Chips After Pig Lured Home by Deputy's Snack]]> Fri, 26 Oct 2018 17:55:07 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/doritos-pig-update.jpg

After San Bernardino County Sheriff's deputies lured a sauntering sow back home with a trail of Doritos, the chip company took notice.

Two deputies from the Highland station responded to a call of a pig "the size of a mini horse" wandering the streets Oct. 14. They decided the path of least resistance was to sacrifice a bit of their lunch to create a trail of chips to entice the pig back home.

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He followed them and was secured inside of his gate. The deputies even knew where to take him because they had encountered him on previous calls.

The giant chip company noticed the giant pig post, and decided to provide the department with an extra crunch to their lunch. 

Doritos said as long the deputies continue to protect, Doritos will serve (chips). 

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Photo Credit: San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department
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<![CDATA[Man Gets Entire Back Tattooed With Michael Jordan's Jersey]]> Thu, 25 Oct 2018 17:38:11 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-225307.jpg

When it comes to tattoos paying homage to Chicago, this one is a slam dunk.

It goes beyond the World Series rings, the skylines, the logos and even the Stanley Cup trophies.

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One man tattooed his entire back with Michael Jordan’s “23” jersey, even adding Jordan’s signature in the number “2.”

A video showing the tattoo was posted by Front Tattoo on Instagram Monday, where it has been seen more than 192,000 times.

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Photos from other accounts by the artists show at least three tattooers working on the intricate piece at a time.

Even rapper Common shared video of the finished product.

“A while ago, I put up a video of a dude playing basketball in a park dressed as Michael Jordan. He had on the full @chicagobulls @nba Finals uniform along with arm sleeve,” Common wrote. “I declared him the biggest Jordan fan EVER! Until this........”

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<![CDATA[‘Headless Chicken Monster’ Spotted Off Antarctica]]> Tue, 23 Oct 2018 11:06:02 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/SeaCucumber-Chickenmonster.jpg

A sea creature nicknamed the “headless chicken monster” was seen near Antarctica on a long-line fishing company’s underwater camera system. The bizarre-looking creature is actually a sea cucumber.

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<![CDATA[Baby Trump Balloon Angrily Floats Over Downtown LA]]> Fri, 19 Oct 2018 16:00:16 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_18292570601096-1.jpg A giant balloon depicting President Donald Trump in a diaper, wielding a cellphone, with an angry look on his face was probably the last thing commuters expected to see from the 110 and 10 Freeway interchange, but it actually happened Friday.

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<![CDATA[Watch Divers Carve Pumpkins Underwater in Florida Keys]]> Mon, 15 Oct 2018 01:44:34 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/220*120/101418+pumpkins.jpg

A creative group of scuba divers submerged 30 feet beneath the surface in the Florida Keys to carve pumpkins.

The event took place at the annual Underwater Pumpkin Carving contest that took place Sunday near Key Largo.

Underwater artists of all ages used dive knives and carving tools to transform their orange gourds into sea creatures. Participants were also challenged to keep the hollow, naturally buoyant pumpkins from floating off while the artists worked their magic.

Sebastian Gimeno, 16, and his brother Gabriel, from Weston, impressed the judges with their dolphin and half-moon cutout to win a dive trip.

Other pump-kin entries included sharks, a sea horse, an eel, sea turtle and a skeleton fish.



Photo Credit: Florida Keys News Bureau]]>
<![CDATA[Runaway Pig Lured Home by Deputy's Doritos]]> Sun, 14 Oct 2018 19:56:11 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/SB+Loose+Pig.jpg

San Bernardino County Sheriff's deputies in California had to reach into their bag of tricks — or lunch bag of tricks — to corral a portly pig that had gotten loose.

The two deputies from the Highland station responded to a call of a pig "the size of a mini horse" wandering the streets. They decided the path of least resistance was to sacrifice a bit of their lunch to create a trail of chips to entice the pig back home.

He followed them and was secured inside of his gate. The deputies even knew where to take him because they had encountered him on previous calls.



Photo Credit: @LAPDHQ
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<![CDATA[Hundreds of Corgis Descend on DC's Jefferson Memorial]]> Mon, 08 Oct 2018 07:14:14 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/corgi+8.JPG Hundreds of corgis and other dogs from across the D.C. area gathered at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial along the Tidal Basin on Sunday for the "Million Corgi March."

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<![CDATA[Popeyes Offers 24-Karat Dusted Wings]]> Thu, 04 Oct 2018 11:25:42 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/popeyes-24kwings.jpg

Popeyes has a golden deal Thursday, offering 24-karat gold dusted "champagne" wings for one day only to celebrate the opening of their 3,000th store.

The wings, coated in edible golden flakes, were available at several Popeyes restaurants across the nation, including one in Anaheim.

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The Boneless Wing Bash was for one day only Oct. 4, and as part of the deal, customers were getting six shimmery boneless wings, a warm biscuit, and a choice of a side dish for $5.

List of stores offering the gilded deal:

  • 1005 North Magnolia Blvd, Anaheim, CA 92801
  • 868 C E Grand Street, Elizabeth, NJ 07201
  • 75 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010
  • 621 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70130

But if you really want to get your hands on some sparkling wings, don't wait -- the deal is available only while supplies last. 

The Anaheim store will be open for regular hours Thursday until 10 p.m. for dine-in, and 11 p.m. for drive-thru.



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<![CDATA[Aggressive 'Ankle-Biter' Mosquito Eating SoCal Alive]]> Thu, 04 Oct 2018 01:20:57 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/mosquito-west-nile-zika-virus.jpg

A new species of mosquito going against the traditional modus operandi of attacking human flesh at dusk is tearing through Southern California, causing some residents to call it an "invasion."

The Aedes mosquito, or "ankle biter" as it's not-so-affectionately being called, will aggressively nip at skin multiple times in one sitting, and will come out in the middle of the day -- atypical SoCal mosquito behavior -- to suck your blood. 

Aedes mosquitoes are also notorious for bites below the knee, specifically around the ankle, and will get their fill inside or outside of homes. 

The Aedes mosquito leaving its mark (literally) on Southern California residents is causing officials to take preventative action.

"They are small and extremely aggressive. They will come out in the middle of the sun and attack you," Roy Alfred said. "Once they get established, they pretty much don’t disappear."

The aggressive blood-suckers, which officials believe arrived on a container ship from Asia, are slowly colonizing Southern California.

Robert Saviskas, the executive director of LA County West Vector Control, said while California already has a native mosquito population, ours are not like these new buzzing burdens.

"Native mosquitoes bite at night. These bite in the daytime. While native mosquitoes need a large body of water, these can breed in a small bottle-cap of water," he said.

And unlike the local mosquitoes, the Aedes enjoy breeding indoors. They also lay larva just below the water line.

"Those eggs can last up to a year… and still be viable," Saviskas said.

Vector officials have been trying to get the word out that the mosquito is more than just a nuisance.

"Mosquitoes can transmit debilitating diseases such as zika, dengue and yellow fever," Saviskas said.

They advise to get rid of standing water -- even keeping recyclables dry, since the Aedes mosquito can lay eggs in such a small amount of water.

"Saucers, indoor plants or outdoor plants. Any kind of little container, anything that you are raising, you are planting," he said.

Vector control said they are no overloaded with requests for inspections of the arrivals from overseas, which they believe have become the "new normal."

"Once they get established, they pretty much don’t disappear," Saviskas said.

Vector control has planned to spray pesticide beginning Tuesday night through Saturday in Huntington Beach, Anaheim, Fullerton and Orange County, according to a Facebook post.

Treatment will begin in Huntington Beach at Bartlett Park on Tuesday and Wednesday night between 6:20 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Spraying in Orange County will begin on Thursday, Oct. 4, and Friday, Oct. 5 between 4:30 a.m. to 5:30 a.m.at Grijalva Park.

Anaheim will receive treatment on Oct. 4 and 5 between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m. at Dad Miller Golf Course.

Fullerton will receive neighborhood treatment between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m. on Oct. 4 and 5. 

NBC4's Conan Nolan contributed to this report.



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<![CDATA[Couple Sets Up Tent on Subway, Crawl Inside, Smoke: Witness]]> Mon, 01 Oct 2018 02:21:04 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/DoNb4XrUwAAAy0T.jpg

A couple got onto a subway train at the start of the evening rush Friday, set up a tent, crawled inside and brazenly began smoking drugs to the shock and disgust of other passengers in the train car, one of whom relayed the event to News 4 New York over Twitter.

A witness tweeted both the MTA and News 4 New York when a man and a woman got on the southbound 2 train at 233rd Street in the Bronx, pitched a green and blue camping tent, and crawled inside to "smoke some sort of a drug." 

"They have the car train door open, exposing passengers to drugs," the rider tweeted to NYC Transit just before 5 p.m. "Please alert the conductor or police." 

The witness moved from the car with several other passengers after smoke began filling it. 

"I'm sick and tired of these people on the trains," @Indepublican told News 4. "This drug epidemic is outrageous." 

The witness didn't elaborate as to why he or she suspected the two people were smoking "drugs."

Authorities responded quickly to the tweet, however, and the NYPD Transit Chief jumped in to ask where it was unfolding.

The police response played out live over Twitter, with @NYPDTransit assuring the rider that officers had located the train and were "investigating now."

Two minutes later, @Indepublican replied to @NYPDTransit: "They just walked away with the police. Thank you officer!" 

A message left with the MTA regarding the incident was not immediately returned. 

Police on Saturday said they received a 911 call reporting a tent set up inside a subway car around 5:11 p.m. But when officers arrived at the Jackson Avenue subway station in the Bronx, they didn't find anything. 



Photo Credit: @indepublican/Twitter
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<![CDATA[Mosquitoes in Field Forced Booze Bandit to Surrender: Police]]> Wed, 26 Sep 2018 17:58:19 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/johnmosquitoes.jpg

Mosquitos drove a man out of the Wisconsin cornfield he was hiding in after police say he swiped more than $500 in liquor from a Piggly Wiggly supermarket and led authorities on a three-mile car chase.

A Cambellsport police officer responded to grocery store about 6 p.m. last week on Sept. 18 where he said he saw a man running out of the store with the hot hooch, getting in a car and taking off. The officer pursued the suspect for about three miles, he said, but halfway through the chase the alleged booze bandit took off on foot.

Officers had a dog and a drone assisting them in their search for the man. Shortly after the search began, police received a call that man was attempting to hitchhike in the area.

When police approached the man he threw his hands up and admitted "I am the guy you’re looking for," according to a police report.

Police said the man quit running because he wasn’t familiar with the area and the mosquitoes were "really bad."

The man even asked an arresting officer to wipe 15-20 mosquitoes off of his forehead, police said.

John Wilson, 39, of Fond du Lac, Wisc., was charged with fleeing from an officer, retail theft, obstructing a retail officer, and operating after revocation of his license, police said.



Photo Credit: Cambellsport Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Cop Takes Selfie With Raccoon Busted in Woman's Bathroom]]> Thu, 20 Sep 2018 06:55:08 -0800 https://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/raccoon+on+thing.jpg

A raccoon busted pawing through a woman's bathroom cabinet was subjected not to a mugshot, but to a selfie.

The rogue raccoon was looking somewhat guilty when it was caught with its arm in the bathroom cabinet of a home in Pinellas County, Florida, this week.

"A masked bandit!" Pinellas County Sheriff's Office captioned a photo of the perp on Facebook." The raccoon is shown perched atop the bathroom cabinet with its tail hanging down, one paw in the cabinet, the other gripping the mirror for stability. 

The woman "was quite surprised to find this furry intruder in her home when she woke up!" police said.

The officers said they were able to catch and release the vain intruder safely, but not before taking a quick selfie.



Photo Credit: Pinellas Country Sherrif's Office]]>