<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - Weird News, Strange News, and Odd News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/weird http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.com en-us Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:10:41 -0400 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:10:41 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Unbelievable Animals: Rare Blue Lobster Found]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:07:27 -0400 here.]]> here.]]> http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/Blue+Lobster.jpg
Check out some of the craziest animals and the stories behind them.

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<![CDATA[Shell Shocker: Rare Blue Lobster Found]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:57:03 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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[Wiggly Lines Fixed After Confusing Commute]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:20:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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 13:48:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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[Calif. Bill: Dogs Can Eat Out]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:18:58 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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 10:32:44 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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 17:57:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/navy+sailboat+auction.JPG
Got $25? You could just buy yourself a sailboat, thanks to the U.S. Navy. As part of a government liquidation, the U.S. Department of Defense is auctioning off a 50-foot sailboat to the highest bidder.

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<![CDATA[Man Gets Shot in Head, Walks to Hospital]]> Sun, 17 Aug 2014 07:17:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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[Pot Plants Worth $5M Removed From SoCal Public Park]]> Sat, 16 Aug 2014 07:44:33 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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 17:31:38 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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.

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<![CDATA["Ima Thief" Busted for Stealing: PD]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 11:07:13 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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 14:23:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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 12:36:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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 11:39:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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[Shoplifters Swipe Lobsters, Rogaine, Whitening Strips: Cops]]> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 14:29:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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 13:42:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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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<![CDATA[Boa Still on the Loose in South Jersey Town]]> Wed, 06 Aug 2014 02:38:59 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Boa-on-the-Loose-New-Pic.jpg
A case pitting a casino against gamblers who won $1.5 million in a game with unshuffled card decks may be heading toward trial. In April 2012, 14 mini-baccarat players racked up the winnings over 41...

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<![CDATA[Company Pays Settlement in Buckets of Loose Change]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 13:01:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Andres+Carrasco.jpg
A 48-year-old man in Southern California killed in a flash flood in the San Bernardino County mountains was a father of two who loved the outdoors, family and friends said Monday.

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<![CDATA[Tortoise Reunited With Human Family]]> Mon, 04 Aug 2014 00:51:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/209*120/dirk+the+turtle.JPG
The owner of a pit bull who survived a 25-foot plunge from a New York City highway has stepped forward, according to veterinary office caring for the wounded pooch. The animal hospital caring for the canine says...

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<![CDATA[Police Take in 150-Pound Tortoise]]> Sun, 03 Aug 2014 15:36:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/alhambra-tortoise-found.jpg
It took two officers to take a 150-pound tortoise into custody, the Alhambra Police Department said in a Facebook post Saturday. "The tortoise did try to make a run for it; but, our officers are pretty

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<![CDATA[Gas Station Clerk Uses MMA to Surprise Robbers ]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 14:38:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/MMA-Clerk.jpg
A group of robbers got more than they bargained for when they messed with the wrong clerk at a Houston gas station.

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<![CDATA[Cop Blames Sex Cream ]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:25:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/miami+beach+police.jpg
A teen Comic-Con cosplayer initially thought to have been brutally assaulted is now believed to have suffered her head injuries in a fall, police said Thursday. Harbor police said in a news release...

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<![CDATA[Zoo Gets Fruit From Flipped Truck]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 05:16:22 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/elephant8.jpg
People traveling on Route 95 in Topsfield, Massachusetts on Wednesday morning had a frightening ordeal when an ax became lodged in their windshield.

Photo Credit: Erin Harrison/Oakland Zoo]]>
<![CDATA[Florida Couple Answers Door, Finds Gator on Porch]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:16:28 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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.

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<![CDATA[Thousands of Blue Sea Creatures Wash Up on Calif. Beaches]]> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 18:47:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/velella.jpg
More than 500 specimens believed to be about 20 million years old have been unearthed in Fremont. The fossils include teeth from the biggest prehistoric shark and what appears to be an entire whale

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<![CDATA[Wanted Man Taunts Police Online, Gets Arrested the Next Day]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:20:27 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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 15:03:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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.

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<![CDATA[McDonald's Worker Sold Crack During Shift: Police ]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:24:31 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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...

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<![CDATA[Geico Insurance Banner Falls on Bay Area House ]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:46:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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...

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<![CDATA[Firefighter Shows Up Drunk at Stranger's Apartment: Police]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:38:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/hartford+fire+lamont+freeman.jpg
Police said 44-year-old Lamont Freeman showed up drunk at a multi-family apartment at 160 Barbour Street while he was off duty around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[ATM Stolen From NYC Store, Dumped Off Bridge: Police]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:47:20 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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.

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<![CDATA[Woman Flees Topless After Being Caught Shoplifting]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:31:53 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Macys+Sign+112613.jpg
A suspected shoplifter fled topless after being busted at Southern California mall. But police were easily able to identify her – she left her driver's license behind. The 44-year-old woman, whose name was...

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<![CDATA[Attention, Passengers: Please Stand at Your Seats]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:52:34 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.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...

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<![CDATA[Restaurant Burglar Arrested]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:21:39 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/el-pollo-loco-burglary-costa-mesa-burglar.jpg
Daniel Lee Warn, 28, of 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]]>