<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Weird News, Strange News, and Odd News]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/weird http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.com en-us Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:25:32 -0500 Tue, 27 Jan 2015 05:25:32 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Coyote Roams NYC Housing Complex]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:40:41 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/11115coyote.jpg
Police captured a female coyote Sunday that was spotted roaming a Manhattan housing complex, authorities said. The coyote was sedated and captured in the sprawling Stuyvesant Town complex and delivered to...]]>
<![CDATA[Sea Lion Invasion]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:32:57 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NC_sealions0123001_1500x845.jpg
Hundreds of sea lions have taken over an Oregon dock, leaving boaters in a lurch.]]>
<![CDATA[Michigan Man Tattoos Taco Truck Logo, Gets Free Food]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:34:49 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/taco-stand.jpg
A Michigan man is now entitled to a lifetime of free tacos after he got a tattoo of a taco featuring the logo for Flint's new food truck, Vehicle City Tacos.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Sells "World's Largest BBQ Pit" on eBay]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:14:41 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/smoker2.jpg
A Brenham man is selling the proclaimed "world's largest barbecue pit" on eBay for $350,000.

Photo Credit: NBC 5 News]]>
<![CDATA[Barbie-Costumed Attacker Was High]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 01:52:51 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/tutu-trial-clip%281%29_1-PIC_0.jpg
The trial for the man accused of a brazen sexual assault in a Big Lots bathroom closed Wednesday as the defendant argued he had no recollection of the alleged attack. Gregory Phillip Schwartz, 41, said he...]]>
<![CDATA[Dating Profile Purports to Be Ex-Cop in "Cannibal Cop" Case]]> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 19:01:36 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/gil+valle+facebook.jpg
The former NYPD officer acquitted of conspiring to kidnap, kill and eat his wife and other women is looking to date a “non-judgmental” woman with “a positive outlook on life,” according to a Match.com profile...]]>
<![CDATA[Man Holds Child During Theft: Cops]]> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 00:10:03 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Surveillance-Photos-of-the-.jpg
Police are searching for two theft suspects, including one man who was allegedly caught on camera snatching a wallet while holding a child.

Photo Credit: Delaware State Police]]>
<![CDATA[Accused Robbers Posed as Cops]]> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 09:14:10 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/150113-women-police-impersonators.jpg
Two Los Angeles County women who committed robberies posing as police officers in Rancho Dominguez last week have been arrested, sheriff’s officials said Tuesday. Deputies serving a search warrant at the women’s...

Photo Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department]]>
<![CDATA[Florida Man Arrested After Dropping Pants, Dancing in Intersection: Deputy]]> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 11:16:57 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/claytoncornelisonmugshot.jpg
Deputies often see it all in their line of work, but one Florida law enforcement official saw quite a bit more than she expected while at a major intersection in North Fort Myers. The Florida deputy said...

Photo Credit: NBC 2/Lee County Sheriff]]>
<![CDATA[Drugged Bread Causes Hallucinations]]> Mon, 12 Jan 2015 11:55:32 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/199*120/1-8-2015-3KingsBread.JPG
At least 40 people in Southern California suffered symptoms ranging from nausea to hallucinations after eating drug-laced Three Kings cake, prompting a criminal investigation of the bakery that made it,...]]>
<![CDATA[Man Comes Forward to Claim Boa Constrictor Found in San Diego Toilet ]]> Fri, 09 Jan 2015 14:31:35 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/6PW_PKG_SNAKE_IN_A_TOIL_KNSD5KKU_1200x675_381371459843.jpg
The great mystery of the 5-foot boa constrictor that slithered from a toilet at a downtown San Diego PR firm is solved. The snake belongs to a tenant who lives on the fourth floor, the property manager told NBC...]]>
<![CDATA[Unbelievable Animals: Pup Stuck in Storm Drain]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 13:45:39 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/LA-sheriffs-department-mini-therapy-horse-valor.jpg
Check out some of the craziest animals and the stories behind them.

Photo Credit: Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses on Facebook]]>
<![CDATA[Florida Man in "I Have Drugs" Shirt Arrested for Drugs: Cops ]]> Wed, 07 Jan 2015 11:30:05 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/010715+john+balmer.jpg
A Florida man who was wearing a T-shirt that said "I have drugs" was arrested for drug possession, authorities said. John Balmer, 50, was arrested Monday for possession of methamphetamine and possession...

Photo Credit: Pasco County Sheriff's Office]]>
<![CDATA[Person Stuck in Chimney Saved]]> Sat, 03 Jan 2015 21:01:11 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/216*120/Woodcrest-Chimney-stuck.jpg
A person stuck and injured in a Southern California chimney had to be rescued Saturday morning, fire officials said. The Woodcrest rescue took about two hours, a Riverside County Fire Department news release...

Photo Credit: Engineer Jared Hazelaar/CAL FIRE Riverside]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: Scratch-Off Thief Stops to Chat on Phone]]> Fri, 02 Jan 2015 06:34:52 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/scratch+off+thief.jpg
Police are looking for a man who was caught on video stealing scratch-off tickets from a Bronx restaurant, and stopping to answer his phone twice in the process.]]>
<![CDATA[Hasbro to Replace Phallic Play-Doh Toy]]> Wed, 31 Dec 2014 14:47:05 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/play-doh-dennis.jpg
Hasbro Inc. says it will replace a Play-Doh toy that looks similar to a penis.

Photo Credit: Flickr/Dennis Brekke]]>
<![CDATA[Man Calls 911 When "Babbling" Wife Keeps Him Awake: Cops]]> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 11:24:44 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/middletown+police+department.JPG
All he wanted was a good night's sleep, but instead, this Middletown man found himself in trouble with the law.

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<![CDATA[Mountain Lion Spotted in Backyard]]> Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09:25:25 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/202*120/12-19-14-mountain+lion+sherry+kempster+newbury+park.JPG
A mountain lion creeping alongside a woman's backyard wall in Southern California forced road closures as wildlife officials tried to capture it.

Photo Credit: Sherry Kempster]]>
<![CDATA[Woman's Luggage Found 20 Years Later]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:54:00 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NC_longlostluggage1218_700x394.jpg
Many travelers fear having their luggage lost at the airport. One Arizona woman had the fear become a reality, though her story has a happy ending — two decades later.]]>
<![CDATA[Card Game Sells 30K Boxes of Poop]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:29:59 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/51RD-Lha01L._SL1023_.jpg
The creators of the popular game Cards Against Humanity, protested Black Friday by removing their products from their website and instead only offering one item—a box of “Bulls*@t” for $6. The box, which quickly
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<![CDATA[Calif. Mailman Works the River]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:11:54 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/waterbymail.jpg
As Santa readies his reindeer, and U.S. postal carriers take to their trucks, one mailman in California is delivering packages this holiday season on a boat. "I am the only mailman on the water but I mean, it's...

Photo Credit: Henry Jerkins
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<![CDATA[Hunters Find ATM in Middle of Woods]]> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16:56:56 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Discarded+ATM+Hunters.jpg
A father and son on the hunt for game in eastern Pennsylvania instead found an automated teller machine in the middle of the woods.]]>
<![CDATA[Deers Crashes Through NJ Home]]> Sun, 07 Dec 2014 11:20:20 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Deer-in-Home-Lead.jpg
A New Jersey woman received an unexpected visitor Saturday afternoon while she was in the middle of cooking. The woman told police she was inside her home and placing sweet potatoes in the oven when a deer...

Photo Credit: Galloway Township Police ]]>
<![CDATA[Man Busts Store Window, Steals Beer]]> Thu, 04 Dec 2014 13:28:03 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/henry4.jpg
A man was arrested early Thursday morning after he allegedly smashed a store window with a baseball bat and then walked off with a 12-pack of Heineken.

Photo Credit: Manchester Police]]>
<![CDATA[Ugly Costs More at Christmas Sweater Shop ]]> Tue, 02 Dec 2014 11:16:16 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ugly-sweater.jpg
Jeremy Turner is taking his obsession with ugly Christmas sweaters to a new level. He's the owner of the Ugly Christmas Sweater Shop, a Dallas store he has stocked with more than 1,000 sweaters on the...

Photo Credit: NBC 5 News]]>
<![CDATA[Thief Steals Holiday Decorations ]]> Mon, 01 Dec 2014 11:42:52 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/201*120/Located+Peanuts+Characters.JPG
Police are searching for an alleged “Grinch” accused of stealing holiday decorations from a home in Gloucester Township, New Jersey.

Photo Credit: Gloucester Township Police]]>
<![CDATA[Thief Steals Holiday Decorations ]]> Mon, 01 Dec 2014 12:06:31 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Peanuts-Characters.jpg
Police are searching for an alleged “Grinch” accused of stealing holiday decorations from a home in Gloucester Township, New Jersey.

Photo Credit: Gloucester Township Police Department ]]>
<![CDATA[Rare Deep-Sea Anglerfish Caught on Video]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:33:12 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/212*120/deep-sea-anglerfish.jpg
A mysterious "black sea devil" anglerfish was videotaped in its natural habitat for the first time, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute announced Wednesday.

Photo Credit: Monterey Bay Research Institute
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