<![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 Mon, 30 Nov 2015 01:22:52 -0500 Mon, 30 Nov 2015 01:22:52 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Thieves Strip, Hide in Pool: PD]]> Sat, 28 Nov 2015 17:33:50 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/SAN+LEANDRO+VERIZON+ROBBERY+VSV+%28WED%29+-+00000418.jpg
San Leandro police arrested two men on suspicious of stealing iPads and then jumping into a popular Oakland, California, recreational pool - in only their boxers - to try to avoid capture. But residents nearby...

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<![CDATA[Best Friends? Goat Becomes Pals With a Tiger ]]> Fri, 27 Nov 2015 11:12:52 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/212*120/IMG-20151127-WA0011.jpg
Something strange happened when a goat entered a Siberian tiger's enclosure at a safari park in Moscow. The intended four-legged meal surprised everyone. Instead of becoming an edible delight, the goat...

Photo Credit: Anton Fedoseyev]]>
<![CDATA[NJ Officer Saves Trapped Skunk]]> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 23:55:19 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Cop-Saves-Skunk.jpg
As an officer in the Ocean Gate Police Department in New Jersey, it’s Jonathan Whitney’s job to serve and protect members of the community, even if that member runs on four legs rather than two.

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<![CDATA[Gobble Gang: Turkeys Invade Denver Suburb]]> Sun, 22 Nov 2015 23:22:41 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/169*120/tuekry-112215.PNG
A rafter of fearless turkeys swarmed a suburb of Denver, Colorado, merely days before the birds' presumed worst nightmare: Thanksgiving. On Sunday morning, Amy and Ruben Rodriguez counted about 18 of the avian...

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<![CDATA[450 Pork Tamales Seized at LAX]]> Wed, 18 Nov 2015 17:14:26 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/151102-tamalez-seized-lax-1.jpg
Hundreds of tamales were seized by customs agents at Los Angeles International Airport earlier this month, federal officials said Wednesday. Inside the 450 leaf-wrapped treats were not drugs, weapons or...

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<![CDATA[Annual Tradition of a Scuba Diving Santa]]> Wed, 18 Nov 2015 13:09:51 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/NC_christmasdiving1117_1500x845.jpg
A scuba diving Santa and his reindeer helpers decorate a tree 80 feet below the surface of waters off Japan's Sado Island.]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: Biker Grabs Passenger's Toes]]> Fri, 20 Nov 2015 10:43:47 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/zim-killgore-motorcycle-toe-grabber.gif
As if you didn't need a reason for why sticking your feet out of a moving car would be a bad idea. How about this? A motorcyclist surprised an unsuspecting passenger when he grabbed her feet while he was riding...

Photo Credit: Youtube/Zim Killgore]]>
<![CDATA[Nude Man Breaks Into Massage Parlor]]> Wed, 18 Nov 2015 00:53:00 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/11PT_VO_NAKED_MASSAGE_T_KNSD7O9T_1200x675_568914499780.jpg
A naked man apparently found the cover he was seeking as he stole T-shirts from a massage parlor in the Hillcrest neighborhood of San Diego, though his lower half was still left exposed to the elements. Security]]>
<![CDATA[6,000-Pound Boom Box Fish Tank]]> Fri, 13 Nov 2015 14:25:11 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Butler+2.png
Jimmy Butler told Animal Planet’s “Tanked” crew he wanted an aquarium for his new River North, Illinois, pad that fish would be able to ‘bump’ in – and that’s exactly what he got. The Chicago Bulls guard...

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<![CDATA[Deer Lands in Backseat After Crash]]> Fri, 13 Nov 2015 08:29:30 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/plano+deer.jpg
As a longtime driver of tractor trailers, Christopher Coleman, of Frisco, Texas, has encountered all kinds of obstacles on the road. But none compare to what he experienced while driving home from work...

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<![CDATA[Surprised Homeowner Finds Pot in the Mail in East Windsor]]> Fri, 13 Nov 2015 01:47:42 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/east+windsor+pot_1200.jpg
An East Windsor homeowner was surprised to receive a package containing six pounds of pot on Thursday.

Photo Credit: East Windsor Police]]>
<![CDATA[600 Bobbleheads Left Near Doorstep]]> Fri, 13 Nov 2015 17:59:57 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Denorfia+bobbleheads.jpg
Several roommates were miffed when 600 bobbleheads bearing the face of a former Padres player mysteriously turned up near their doorstep in University City, San Diego. Now they're resorting to handing them out...

Photo Credit: Steven Luke]]>
<![CDATA[Skateboarding Dog and More Bizarre World Records]]> Thu, 12 Nov 2015 15:04:38 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/DogWorldRecord.jpg
From dogs on skateboards, to people doing laps on a track on their hands, here are some of the world's most bizarre world records.]]>
<![CDATA[Life-Sized Marilyn Monroe Statue Stolen From Restaurant]]> Thu, 12 Nov 2015 09:58:07 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Bristol+Mariyln+Monroe+statue+1200.jpg
It took less than four minutes for someone to run off with Marilyn Monroe. Marilyn's Pub in Bristol caught someone on camera stealing the restaurant's Marilyn Monroe statue just before 5:30 a.m. Sunday.

Photo Credit: Marilyn's Pub]]>
<![CDATA[Runaway Emu in Delaware]]> Thu, 12 Nov 2015 00:22:01 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Runaway-Emu-Delaware.jpg
A runaway emu was spotted near Spring Meadow as well as Old State Elementary School in Delaware Monday leading to a “soft lockdown” at both schools. Officials sent a letter alerting parents and informing...]]>
<![CDATA[Flushed Engagement Ring Found]]> Wed, 11 Nov 2015 06:09:10 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/218*120/flushedring-111015.PNG
A woman in Jurupa Valley in Riverside County, California learned the hard way that you have to remember where you put your engagement ring after she accidentally flushed it down the toilet. But all was...

Photo Credit: KNBC-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Huge Gator Caught in Parking Lot]]> Mon, 09 Nov 2015 07:10:11 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Gator2.PNG
A 12-and-a-half-foot, 800 pound, 50-year-old alligator was caught Saturday morning in Sugar Land. According to NBC affiliate KPRC, the gator was near Oyster Creek behind a strip center and was discovered...

Photo Credit: KPRC]]>
<![CDATA[Strange Lights Appear in Calif. Sky]]> Mon, 09 Nov 2015 14:44:40 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/BRIGHT-LIGHT-SD-1107+2015.gif
Viewers across California and parts of the West Coast reported seeing a strange, large flash of light across the Pacific Ocean Saturday night as the U.S. Navy was conducting a missile test.

Photo Credit: Tony Shin]]>
<![CDATA[Bunny on Boston Train]]> Sat, 07 Nov 2015 21:04:52 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/CTNKV6BXAAAE8tB.jpg
Transit police shared a photo of a rabbit on the seat of an MBTA train.

Photo Credit: MBTA Transit Police
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<![CDATA[Panty Thief Returned Damaged Underwear: Police]]> Fri, 06 Nov 2015 20:24:46 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Nelson+Montalvo+1200.jpg
A man broke into a house in Bethel, stole several pairs of woman’s underwear, damaged them and brought them back, according to police.

Photo Credit: Bethel Police]]>
<![CDATA[California Shack Selling for $2M]]> Fri, 06 Nov 2015 05:39:06 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1105-2015-PaloAltoShack.jpg
A 180-square foot shack in Palo Alto, California, can be yours for just under $2 million. The one bedroom, one bathroom shack is 85 years old, according to Estately. The shack is located in the Barron...

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<![CDATA[Boy OK After 'Last Supper' Fall]]> Sun, 01 Nov 2015 12:02:49 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Praylow+Boy+Out+Window+The+Last+Supper+Jesus.jpg
Divine intervention may have saved a boy who fell two stories and walked away in Philadelphia on Wednesday. Dionna Praylow was getting 3-year-old son Reginald ready for his evening bath Wednesday when she left...

Photo Credit: Dionna Praylow]]>
<![CDATA[Sanders' Face on Underwear Line]]> Thu, 29 Oct 2015 19:11:21 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/Bernie%27s+Briefs.jpg
The White House aspirations of Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, have inspired a new underwear company that mixes pop culture and politics. "Bernie's Briefs" launched just last week, and is the brainchild...

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<![CDATA[Police 'Pull Over' Slow Tortoise]]> Thu, 29 Oct 2015 11:59:03 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/102915+PBSO+tortoise.jpg
A tortoise was "pulled over" in Palm Beach County for doing what comes naturally: going too slowly. According to the Facebook page for the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office in Florida, the tortoise was plodding...

Photo Credit: Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office]]>
<![CDATA[Driver Uses 'Zombie Baby' in Carpool Lane: Police]]> Wed, 28 Oct 2015 12:25:30 -0500 tweeted "At least he's in the [Halloween] spirit. #TrickOrTicket."]]> tweeted "At least he's in the [Halloween] spirit. #TrickOrTicket."]]> http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/weirdNews-Credit-Washington-State-Patrol--Trooper-Guy-Gill.jpg
A Washington state driver buckled in a zombie baby doll in the passenger seat, hoping to trick his way through the carpool lane, police said. Washington State Patrol said the man used the doll — complete with a...

Photo Credit: Courtesy Washington State Patrol Trooper Guy Gill
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<![CDATA[Md. Officer Disguised as Homeless Man Catches Drivers Texting]]> Wed, 28 Oct 2015 03:30:29 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/102715+cop+posing+as+homeless.jpg
A man holding a cardboard sign on the side of a road in Montgomery County, Maryland, Tuesday morning looked homeless on first glance -- but he was actually a police officer in disguise working to catch...

Photo Credit: WRC-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Bagel-Wearing Pigeon]]> Tue, 27 Oct 2015 08:55:01 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Pigeon-Ordinance.jpg
This pigeon is giving pizza rat a run for its money. A photo uploaded to Reddit on Sunday shows a pigeon perched outside a park wearing a bagel around neck. It's not clear where exactly the photo was taken, but...

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<![CDATA[Man Binges on 'Walking Dead', Kills Friend Over Zombie Fears: Cops]]> Tue, 27 Oct 2015 07:50:06 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/perry+mugshot.jpg
A New Mexico man is alleged to have brutally beaten his friend to death last week because he believed he was turning into a zombie, NBC News reported. Damon Perry watched “The Walking Dead” on Netflix and drank...

Photo Credit: Grants Police
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<![CDATA['Chewbacca' Arrested on Election Day in Ukraine]]> Tue, 27 Oct 2015 10:54:19 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-473041684.jpg
It’s not every day police end up arresting a Wookiee. Ukrainian officials took someone dressed up as the hairy “Star Wars” character Chewbacca into custody on Sunday, NBC News reported. The person was...

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<![CDATA[Raccoon Wolfs Down Pizza in NYC]]> Sat, 24 Oct 2015 09:06:01 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/pizza+raccoon+Anya+Schiffrin.jpg
A month after a rat captivated New Yorkers by hauling a slice of pizza down a subway staircase, a raccoon was spotted devouring an entire slice of Sicilian pizza in Central Park. Anya Schiffrin was taking...

Photo Credit: Anya Schiffrin
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<![CDATA[Pumpkin Removed From Deer's Head]]> Fri, 23 Oct 2015 09:34:57 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/deer-pumpkin2.jpg
Deputies in Texas helped a deer in distress on Thursday. Hays County Sheriff's Deputies Mark Andrews and Anthony Schafer were dispatched to a welfare concern of a deer in the town of Wimberley, according to...

Photo Credit: Hays County Sheriff's Office
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<![CDATA[New Renters Find 8-Foot Boa]]> Sat, 17 Oct 2015 00:05:16 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/15+10+10+Boa+constrictor+snake+in+La+Mesa+Heartland+Fire.jpg
A family in San Diego’s East County were terrified when they encountered the last pest you’d expect to find in a new rental house: an 8-foot boa constrictor. The landlord at the La Mesa home said when...

Photo Credit: Heartland Fire-Rescue Dept. ]]>
<![CDATA[BMW Explosion Goes Unexplained]]> Fri, 16 Oct 2015 17:25:50 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/101615+charred+bmw.jpg
Charred plastic and metal are what's left of a woman's luxury car. It wasn't set on fire, but actually exploded while she was sleeping inside her South Florida home. "I never expected this to happen.

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<![CDATA[PD Chase Ends With Muddy Arrest]]> Thu, 15 Oct 2015 16:37:57 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/SWITZER.jpg
A police chase ended with a man driving into a swamp Thursday in Saco, Maine, officials said. State police say a trooper pulled 28-year-old Kevin Switzer over on the Saco Spur, a connection off I-95.

Photo Credit: Maine State Police]]>
<![CDATA[Goats Found Wandering Pa. Streets]]> Thu, 15 Oct 2015 09:18:08 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Southampton+Township+Goats.jpg
It sure seemed strange when a couple goats turned up in a Pennsylvania neigborhood. According to a post on the Lower Southampton Township Facebook page, two goats were found wandering around a residential...

Photo Credit: Lower Southampton Township
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