<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Weird News]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/weird http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.comen-usThu, 05 May 2016 19:10:02 -0500Thu, 05 May 2016 19:10:02 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Stray Cats Using Zoo Facilities as Litter Box]]> Wed, 04 May 2016 14:36:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/stray-cats.jpg
Stray cats are sneaking into the Miami Zoo at night and relieving themselves, using sand in exhibits as litter boxes. But their feces can contain a deadly parasite, which causes a disease called toxoplasmosis.]]>
<![CDATA[Lost Alligator Tries to Ring Doorbell at SC Home]]> Wed, 04 May 2016 10:50:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Alligator-Doorbell.jpg
A large alligator crawled to the front door of a home in South Carolina and appeared to ring the doorbell on May 2. "I was out walking the dog and we kind of went around the corner from my daughter's house [when...

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<![CDATA[Black Cat Slips Onto NHL Rink]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 11:02:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/IMG_9617.jpg
The San Jose Sharks got an unexpected visit Friday.Before the NHL team beat the Nashville Predators 5-2 at the SAP Center, a black cat crept out of the player bench area and scurried onto the ice.As...

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<![CDATA[Woman Lured by Singles Ad Dies After Weeks in Captivity]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:05:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/German_Ambulance-550668973.jpg
A 41-year-old woman who responded to a singles ad was held captive for several weeks by a man and his ex-wife — and later died at a hospital of injuries sustained while in captivity, NBC News reported.The...

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<![CDATA[Great Dane Gets Stuck in Tree]]> Thu, 14 Apr 2016 12:40:51 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DaneinTree.jpg
Kora, a 120-pound Great Dane who was stuck 20 feet up a tree in Louisville, Nebraska, was rescued Saturday night by the local fire department.

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<![CDATA[Chimp Leads Police on Chase Through Japanese Town]]> Thu, 14 Apr 2016 11:58:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/chimp-escaped-zoo.jpg
A chimpanzee fled from a zoo in northern Japan and tried desperately to avoid being captured by climbing an electric pole. Not for long.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Burger Shop Break-In]]> Mon, 11 Apr 2016 17:48:07 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/five+guys+burglary+cooking+burglar.jpg
Police in Washington, D.C., are searching for a man seen in surveillance video who apparently grilled himself a hamburger as the restaurant was closed before allegedly swiping some water.Police said the...

Photo Credit: DC Metropolitan Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Gold-Flecked Meteorite Legal Fracas]]> Thu, 07 Apr 2016 10:41:29 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/METEORITEcrop.jpg
A precious meteorite that’s traveled from the asteroid belt near Mars to the mountains of Fukang, China, to Marin County, California, is at the center of a vicious ownership battle being fought in San Francisco...

Photo Credit: Maine Mineral and Gem Museum
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<![CDATA[Alligator Tries to Get in Fla. Home]]> Fri, 08 Apr 2016 09:54:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/040516+plant+city+gator.jpg
An alligator was removed from a mobile home community in Central Florida Tuesday after it approached a resident's front door.According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, the gator was 9 feet 5 inches...

Photo Credit: Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office
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<![CDATA[Falling Tree Barely Misses Cop Car]]> Tue, 05 Apr 2016 18:03:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/boonton+dashcam+tree.jpg
A New Jersey police car came dangerously close to being crushed by a large tree when the tree snapped and fell onto the road amid powerful winds Sunday, dashcam footage from the patrol car shows.

Photo Credit: Boonton Township Police
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<![CDATA[LA's 'Murder House' Up for Sale]]> Mon, 04 Apr 2016 19:35:36 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/4-4-16-Murde_House.jpg
The ad on realtor.com for the four-bedroom home in Los Feliz tells only part of the story. The beautiful Los Angeles home nestled on a hill has a grand entrance, step-down living room, ballroom, library...

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<![CDATA[911 Call Over Botched Pizza Order]]> Wed, 30 Mar 2016 03:47:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Food+Phillies+2012+Preview+Seasons+Pizza+Generic.jpg
A woman called 911 to complain that a Hartford, Connecticut, pizza shop made a mistake with her order and wouldn’t return her money.The woman said she ordered a small half-cheese, half-bacon pizza from Empire...

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<![CDATA[Mystery Meat Found on Several New Hampshire Roads]]> Tue, 29 Mar 2016 10:40:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/179*120/GettyImages-462467813.jpg
A trail of mystery meat has hit the road in New Hampshire.Chicken, drumsticks, sausage, Angus steaks, pork chops and wild game meats were found alongside several roads in Epping last weekend, according to the...

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<![CDATA[Seal Pup Found in Calif. Yard]]> Thu, 24 Mar 2016 21:28:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/sealion16.jpg
A 9-month-old, tagged California fur seal found its way to a home in Fremont Thursday morning, puzzling cops and neighbors over how the small mammal waddled its way there.Police spokeswoman Geneva Bosques made...

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<![CDATA['Boaty McBoatface' Floats in UK Ship-Naming Poll]]> Tue, 22 Mar 2016 15:06:30 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/national-environment-research-council-boat.jpg
When scientists in the U.K. asked the public to name their new $290 million polar research ship, they expected the name of an explorer or a naturalist. Apparently, they didn't factor in the Brits' oddball sense...

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<![CDATA[Hashtags on Bank Robbery Notes: PD]]> Sat, 12 Mar 2016 10:57:55 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Leroy+Earl+Morris+Daley.jpg
Prince George's County police say a man believed to be linked to at least nine bank robberies in Maryland used notes that included the hashtags #nopolice and #afterwork?Leroy Earl-Morris Daley, 45, likely will...

Photo Credit: Prince George's County Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Huge Trump Parody Hat Stolen]]> Thu, 10 Mar 2016 07:38:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/hatstolen-pch-030916.png
A giant, red hat with a message echoing Donald Trump's campaign slogan was stolen off a well-known statue in Redondo Beach, California, Tuesday in a middle-of-the-night theft caught on surveillance camera, the...

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<![CDATA[Driver's Live Stream Ends with DWI ]]> Mon, 07 Mar 2016 09:34:56 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/219*120/3616livestream.jpg
A Long Island man used the video streaming app "Periscope" to broadcast himself driving his Lexus at 1 a.m. along the Ocean Parkway in Nassau County, state police said Sunday.Police dispatchers in Farmingdale...

Photo Credit: New York State Police]]>
<![CDATA[Man Breaks Into Store & Pays for Cigarettes]]> Wed, 02 Mar 2016 20:05:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/EllisBattistaNewMexico.jpg
Police in New Mexico say a man broke into a convenience store to buy cigarettes, NBC News reported.The man, identified as Ellis C. Battista, 24, pounded on the door of a Bradley, New Mexico, convenience...

Photo Credit: Las Cruces Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Shoplift Suspect Hid Trout in Pants While Urinating: PD]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 23:15:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/wylie-%282%29.jpg
A Tennessee man who allegedly urinated on the floor of a Walmart while trying to conceal a package of trout in his pants was arrested Wednesday, police said.A store employee told the reporting officer that the...

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<![CDATA[Man Helps Solve Own Disappearance]]> Fri, 12 Feb 2016 20:18:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/160212-edgar-latulip-larger-yh-1022a_828608684cca8b71cca091f66e86fbef.nbcnews-ux-600-700.jpg
A man missing nearly 30 years has been found alive, living just 80 miles away from where he disappeared. He had reportedly been suffering major memory loss due to a head injury.Edgar Latulip vanished...

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<![CDATA[Man Throws Alligator Through Drive-Thru Window]]> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 08:49:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2016-02-09-at-8.43.49-AM.jpg
A Florida man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly hurled an alligator through a Wendy's drive-thru window, according to Palm Beach County Jail records.Joshua James, 23, threw the 3-and-a-half...
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<![CDATA[Alleged Thief Gets Stuck in Drain]]> Mon, 08 Feb 2016 11:07:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/217*120/storm+drain+020716.jpg
A man who fled from a deputy in Canyon Country, California, after allegedly trying to steal a car was found stuck in a storm drain on Saturday, officials said. The man fled and the deputy chased after him, only...

Photo Credit: Santa Clarita Sheriffs Department]]>
<![CDATA[Drone Hits Empire State Building]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 07:41:59 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/drone+suspect+empire+state+building.jpg
A small drone crashed into the 40th floor of the Empire State Building Thursday night and then fell to a 35th floor landing, authorities said. Police said a New Jersey man was flying the drone in an attempt to...

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<![CDATA[20 Exotic Animals Found in Michigan Home: Report]]> Mon, 01 Feb 2016 04:25:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Tarantula.jpg
Two people are accused of animal abandonment and cruelty after investigators Friday discovered 20 exotic animals in “squalid” conditions at a rural Michigan home, according to a report.

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