<![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 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:38:28 -0500 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:38:28 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![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...

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<![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...

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<![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.

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<![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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<![CDATA[Company Unveils Electronically-Powered Skates]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:18:37 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1121-2014-RocketSkates.jpg
Acton, a Southern California company, has developed electronically-powered skates, with no pushing required.

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<![CDATA[Lost Kitten Wanders 2,300 Miles]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:32:14 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Maine+Kitten+Thumb.jpg
A New Mexico woman's missing kitten has been located in Maine, although exactly how the feline made the 2,300-mile trip remains a mystery. The female kitten, named Spice, was turned into the Animal Refuge League...

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<![CDATA[Woman Let Dog Urinate at Store]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:57:21 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/450148534.jpg
Police are looking for a woman who allegedly let her dog urinate on dozens of clothes at a New Jersey store, refused to leave when asked and then led officers on a short chase. Police say the woman allegedly let

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<![CDATA[Canseco May Sell His Shot Finger, Gun on eBay]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:57:12 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Jose-Canseco-1.jpg
The former major leaguer tweeted Monday that he'll sell his detached digit, along with the gun with which he accidentally shot it off.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Tony Hawk Rides Hoverboard]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 08:28:20 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2014-11-17+at+3.26.35+PM.png
The pro skateboarder tested the $10,000 prototype Hendo Hoverboard after husband and wife Greg and Jill Henderson launched a Kickstarter to fund it.
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<![CDATA[Cocaine Found Hidden in Meat ]]> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 15:08:33 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/1113-2014-CocaineMeat.jpg
TSA agents recently found three vacuum sealed packs of cocaine hidden in raw meat at the San Jose International Airport.

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<![CDATA[Thousands of Turkeys Spill on Road]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:06:16 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/turkey-truck-6-main.jpg
A semi-truck carrying up to 30,000 pounds of frozen turkeys took a turn too quickly Wednesday morning, flipping over on its side, spilling diesel and thousands of Thanksgiving meals headed to a California...]]>
<![CDATA[Drivers Scoop up Armored Truck Cash]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:57:47 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/police-lights-shutterstock_542372564.jpg
An armored truck lost an unknown amount of money on a Maryland interstate Friday morning — and numerous drivers quickly scooped up the money, police said. Maryland State Police are now "reminding" the drivers to...

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<![CDATA["Hello Kitty" Arrested on DUI Charge]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:49:11 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2014-10-29+at+6.11.06+AM.png
Police say a Maine woman who was pulled over while wearing a Hello Kitty costume was arrested on a drunken driving charge.

Photo Credit: AP Photo/Cumberland County Sheriff's Office Jail]]>
<![CDATA[Man Discovers Stranger Sleeping Next to Him: Cops]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:19:54 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/sullivan+Edited.jpg
A Clinton man woke up in the middle of the night to find a stranger sleeping next to him.

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<![CDATA["Crook" Arrested for Burglary]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 06:50:54 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/josephine+crook+burglary+kohls+alhambra.gif
A woman with the last name of Crook was arrested for burglary at a Los Angeles area department store Friday night, police said. Josephine Crook, 49, was arrested at a Kohl’s department store and is suspected of...

Photo Credit: Alhambra Police]]>
<![CDATA[First Cat Cafe Opens in Oakland]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:08:43 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/160*160/catcafe.jpg
America’s first cat café opened its doors Saturday in Oakland, California. At the Cat Town Café, people can buy a latte and an hour of playtime with adoptable felines. The owners hope this new business will help...]]>
<![CDATA[Man Stole 500 Pairs of Used Panties]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:29:47 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/police_generic21.jpg
Felony charges are pending against Benjamin Hawkins, 18, after police discovered 500 pairs of stolen panties along with firearms in his bedroom, according to the Argus-Courier in Pataluma, California. Police say]]>
<![CDATA[Lady Liberty to Don Halloween Costume: Report]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:46:57 -0500 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP13062605022.jpg
This year, even the Statue of Liberty will be getting dressed up for Halloween, according to USA Today. The newspaper reports that Joe Boxer founder Nick Graham is planning to fly vividly colored 60-foot-wide...

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