<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Weird News]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/weird http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.comen-usThu, 29 Sep 2016 10:41:52 -0500Thu, 29 Sep 2016 10:41:52 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Carpool Lane Trip With Trump Cutout Leads to Ticket]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:19:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/TrumpCarPassenger.jpg
A Washington state trooper ticketed a driver trying to get through the carpool lane with a giant cutout of Donald Trump's head Tuesday morning."You see a lot of things in your career, including mannequins, but...

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<![CDATA[Sword Stolen From Joan of Arc Statue in DC Park]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 19:26:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/092116+joan+of+arc+statue+no+sword.jpg
Who stole the sword?The sword Joan of Arc wields in a statue in Northwest Washington's Meridian Hill Park has vanished and the National Park Service says it was stolen.The French heroine clutched only...

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<![CDATA[Chicago Woman Finds 3-Foot Python in Apartment]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 07:17:06 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/englewood+snake.png
A woman found a 3-foot python in her apartment Monday night on Chicago’s South Side.

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<![CDATA[Pizza Vending Machines May Be Coming Soon]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 09:57:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NC_pizzavending0920_1920x1080.jpg
Piping hot pizza could soon be headed to a vending machine near you. Pizza Touch is testing three pizza vending machines at Florida gas stations, two in Orlando and one in Lakeland.

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<![CDATA[Cat Burglar Busted]]> Fri, 16 Sep 2016 10:21:22 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/cat-burglar-147394268667600001.jpg
Neighbors living in one Kennewick, Washington neighborhood have seen a rise in burglaries, but the culprit has been found.]]>
<![CDATA[Bear Shows Up in Sheriff's Office]]> Fri, 09 Sep 2016 18:21:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000018876451_1200x675_761388099764.jpg
This law-man walked into work and found a bear going through the trash but he didn't run; instead he started scolding the intruder like a child. Apparently, at the Placer County Sheriff's office in Lake...]]>
<![CDATA[Man Paints Dog]]> Mon, 05 Sep 2016 23:33:38 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Felix+Reagan.jpg
Police in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts, arrested a man they say crashed a stolen car, broke into a home and painted a dog Saturday afternoon. Officers arrested Felix Reagan following the incident. They say they

Photo Credit: Oak Bluffs Police]]>
<![CDATA[Opera Singer Arrested]]> Sun, 04 Sep 2016 16:37:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/241*120/2016-09-04_0745.png
An internationally awarded opera singer was arrested in Alexandria Friday night for using a speaker to amplify her voice while she sang on the sidewalk. Cellphone video posted on YouTube captured officers...

Photo Credit: Krista McClellan/YouTube
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<![CDATA[Boy Finds Bag of Meth in Video Game Package]]> Fri, 02 Sep 2016 14:36:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/4543558641.jpg
It was Grand Theft Auto come to life: When an 11-year-old bought a video game Wednesday in Lake Charles, Louisiana, he opened the plastic case to find a bag of drugs.NBC affiliate KPLC-TV reports that...

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<![CDATA[Cops Stumble Upon Gator in Tub ]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 05:57:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/gator+in+tub.jpg
Police responding to a call about a burglary at a Staten Island home encountered an unusual suspect — a three-foot-long alligator, and it was in the bathtub. The reptile was hanging out in the empty tub...

Photo Credit: @NYPDPaws
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<![CDATA[6-Ton Potato Spotted on NY's Hudson River]]> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 12:10:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/potato+hudson.jpg
If you happened to see a giant potato being hauled on a barge on the Hudson River Wednesday, your eyes were not deceiving you. The 6-ton spud, resting atop a tractor-trailer on a barge pulled by a tugboat, has...

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<![CDATA[The 'Poopening': Roomba Spreads Feces All Over Home]]> Tue, 16 Aug 2016 10:56:05 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Jesse+Newton+Roomba+Poop.jpg
Oh the horror. That’s how one man described the events that unfolded when his Roomba ran over dog poop, spreading a 25-foot trail of feces throughout his house.In a Facebook post, Jesse Newton said his...

Photo Credit: Jesse Newton
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<![CDATA[Police Go on the Road With 'UFO']]> Fri, 05 Aug 2016 09:06:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/belfast.jpg
A "UFO" got a police escort last week when it roamed the streets of Ireland, but the rolling saucer wasn’t from outer space. It was made right here on earth.53-year-old Ali Kemal Ali told the Belfast Telegraph...

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<![CDATA[Puppy Swallows Rubber Duckies]]> Tue, 02 Aug 2016 08:49:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NC_duckdog0729_1920x1080.jpg
An Oklahoma puppy undergoes emergency surgery after swallowing several rubber duckies. [warning: graphic footage]

Photo Credit: KFOR]]>
<![CDATA[Video Shows Officer Trying to Pull Over 2 Cows]]> Thu, 04 Aug 2016 08:40:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/218*120/vlcsnap-2016-07-29-15h43m31s162.jpg
A police officer in Windham, Maine, attempted to "pull over" two cows after they were reportedly menacing cars on Thursday afternoon.In a video the police department posted on its Facebook page, Officer Ernest...

Photo Credit: Windham Police]]>
<![CDATA[Police Find Package of Marijuana ]]> Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:33:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Cheltenham+Police+Marijuana.PNG
Police in Cheltenham Township, Pennsylvania, are looking for the owner of a package of marijuana mistakenly left at the wrong resident’s home.Earlier this week, a resident called the police department...

Photo Credit: Cheltenham Police Department
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<![CDATA['Pokemon Go' Player Stuck in Tree]]> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 08:46:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Pokemon+go+tree+cemetery+east+greenwich+firefighter.jpg
First responders came to the rescue of a young woman who got stuck up a tree playing "Pokemon Go" inside a New Jersey cemetery Tuesday night. East Greenwich Township Fire and Rescue posted a safety message about...

Photo Credit: East Greenwich Twp. Fire and Police]]>
<![CDATA[Ducks Dumped, Rescued From New Jersey Mall]]> Mon, 18 Jul 2016 10:04:05 -0500
New Jersey state wildlife officials said they were looking to find homes for 92 ducks who were dumped at a mall in Secaucus.]]>
<![CDATA[Deputies Free Bear Inexplicably Stuck in Car]]> Thu, 14 Jul 2016 06:29:55 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bear-ezgif-2217839850.gif
A black bear found stuck inside a car near Denver left sheriff's deputies scratching their heads this week — it's not clear how the wild animal managed to get inside. None of the car's windows were broken and...

Photo Credit: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
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<![CDATA[Missing Google Street View, Faroe Islands Get 'Sheep View']]> Tue, 12 Jul 2016 21:32:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/faroe-islands-sheep-view.jpg
If you were to take a tour of Europe's tiny, rocky Faroe Islands in Google Street View, you might see a lot of sheep. But you can't take a tour of the Faroe Islands in Google Street View, unlike much of the rest...

Photo Credit: Courtesy Visit Faroe Islands
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<![CDATA[Mystery Explosion Sounds in Calif.]]> Wed, 06 Jul 2016 19:42:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/218*120/7-6-16-Alhambra.jpg
Susan Saunders began hearing the explosions at random hours, day and night, in February at her Alhambra home. The first one came at 3 a.m."I thought, 'Somebody's blowing things up,'" said Saunders, 60.

Photo Credit: Keith Birmingham/ Pasadena Star-News]]>
<![CDATA[Mayfly Invasion Causes Traffic Nightmare on Illinois Bridge]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 18:25:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Mayfliest.png
Thousands of mayflies have taken over a bridge in central Illinois, creating a traffic nightmare for commuters trying to make their way across the city.

Photo Credit: Havana Police Department
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<![CDATA[Llama Enjoys Leaf Blower's Breeze at Houston Zoo]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:52:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/llama-breeze.jpg
Fiesta the llama enjoys the breeze when zookeepers at the Houston Children's Zoo use a leaf blower to clean to clean stalls.]]>
<![CDATA[Arrest After Distressed Emu Spotted]]> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 19:32:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/burned+emu.jpg
A man was arrested Monday evening in Campo, California, after discharging a shotgun when an animal control officer responded to an emu in distress outside his home, sheriff’s officials said.

Photo Credit: San Diego County Animal Services]]>
<![CDATA[Caution: Alligator Crossing]]> Tue, 07 Jun 2016 10:59:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/060616+gator+in+crosswalk.jpg
An alligator was caught on camera using a crosswalk in Flagler County, in northern Florida, Monday morning.According to the Flagler County Sheriff's Office, the gator was spotted in the bushes near the...

Photo Credit: Mark Olson / FCSO Facebook]]>