<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Weird News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/weird http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com en-us Mon, 24 Nov 2014 01:09:43 -0600 Mon, 24 Nov 2014 01:09:43 -0600 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Company Unveils Electronically-Powered Skates]]> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 12:36:43 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.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 17:32:14 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.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 14:57:21 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.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 11:57:12 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.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 07:28:20 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.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 14:08:33 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.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 08:06:16 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.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[Crews Resurrect Sunken Zombie Barge]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 19:21:07 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/zombie+barge+p1.jpg
A crane crew could be seen Wednesday outside Navy Pier lifting out of the water a haunted zombie barge that sunk on Halloween after getting pummeled by high winds and waves.]]>
<![CDATA[Drivers Scoop up Armored Truck Cash]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:57:47 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.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 09:49:11 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.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.

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<![CDATA[Stranger Sleeping in Man's Bed: PD]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 11:19:54 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.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 overnight into Saturday. Police arrested Tyler Sullivan, 26, on charges including criminal trespass. Sullivan was still in

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<![CDATA["Crook" Arrested for Burglary]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 05:50:54 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.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...

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<![CDATA[First Cat Cafe Opens in Oakland]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:08:43 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.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 19:29:47 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.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 06:46:57 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.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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<![CDATA[PHOTO: Snakes on Subway Train]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 06:43:15 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/erichertzog-crop.jpg
Snakes on a plane? Fuggedaboutit. In New York City, surprised subway riders discovered two snakes on a train. Eric Hertzog said he got on the C train at Canal Street this week and saw the man with the snakes.

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<![CDATA[Strange Metal Object Falls From Sky]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 13:00:24 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/mystery+metal+secaucus.jpg
Workers at a New Jersey treatment plant say they saw a heavy, metallic object fall from the sky Wednesday and want to know where the potentially deadly projectile came from. The workers said the object...
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<![CDATA[Man Squeezes Woman's Toes in Parking Lot: Police]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 11:05:17 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/514298485.jpg
Police are searching for a man who allegedly got a bit too “touchy-feely” with a woman’s feet at a grocery store parking lot in South Jersey.

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<![CDATA[Mountain Lion Jumps on Car]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:03:10 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1008-2014-SJ-MtLion.jpg
Surveillance video shows a mountain lion pouncing on top of a car in San Jose. The homeowner said it happened around 3 a.m. Tuesday in the Almaden Valley Country Club neighborhood.]]>
<![CDATA[Heroin in Padded Underwear: Cops]]> Wed, 08 Oct 2014 06:44:44 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/underwear3.jpg
A Massachusetts woman arrested when police found heroin and pills hidden underneath her padded underpants told police she wore the unusual garment because "I don't have a butt," police say. Jill Roy, 33, and a...

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<![CDATA[Rush to Flush? Outhouse Races Held Over Weekend]]> Mon, 06 Oct 2014 09:37:24 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NC-Outhouse-Races.jpg
10/06/14: More than 20 cleverly designed toilets are backing up Virginia City, Nevada with potty humor and good, clean, fun for the 25th Annual Outhouse Races.]]>
<![CDATA[Weird News Photos: Man Busted With 41 Pounds of Pot]]> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 08:51:25 -0600 Read the full story here.]]> Read the full story here.]]> http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Trunk-Pot-Bay.jpg
Check out these weird news photos from around the world.

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<![CDATA[Crabs Delay Flight]]> Fri, 03 Oct 2014 11:18:02 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Crabs-Generic.jpg
A flight from New York's LaGuardia Airport was delayed after crabs got loose in the plane's cargo hold, officials said. US Airways flight 890 to Charlotte Douglas International Airport was delayed about half an...

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<![CDATA[New Jersey Man Shoots Down Drone]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 09:18:09 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/drone-file.jpg
A Cape May County, New Jersey man shot down a drone hovering over his neighbor's yard and taking pictures.

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<![CDATA[Bumbling Burglars Botch Beer Theft]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 07:10:54 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bumblingbeerbandit.jpg
A pair of beer bandits fumbled their way through the crime as they tried to steal upwards of 72 cans of beer from an Oakland Park, Florida, convenience store. The two men were seen on surveillance video walking...

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<![CDATA[Pumpkin Fever: Healthy or Not?]]> Thu, 02 Oct 2014 07:12:52 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tlmd_pumpkin_facial_111612_ew_380.jpg
While many foods that contain "pumpkin" are automatically considered to be healthy, some pumpkin-flavored foods may actually be quite the opposite. Erika Edwards reports.

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