<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Weird News]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/weird http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com en-us Sun, 01 Feb 2015 08:52:51 -0600 Sun, 01 Feb 2015 08:52:51 -0600 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Hot Air Ballon Lands in the Street]]> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:07:28 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Hot+air+balloon+landing+0129.jpg
A hot air balloon landed in the middle of a street in Sorrento Valley, California, on Thursday after witnesses reported seeing it flying low overhead and clipping a tree. It wasn't immediately clear what led to...]]>
<![CDATA[Pharmacy Robbed of Pills]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 22:43:50 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/SDPD-Generic-police-tape.jpg
A Southern California pharmacy was robbed Thursday when a thief hopped the counter and stole prescription drugs, San Diego Police confirm. Officers responded to the CVS on Westview Parkway in Mira Mesa...

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<![CDATA[Body Parts Found in Suitcase: SFPD]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:58:34 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/police-stock-breaking-119818994.jpg
San Francisco police say a suitcase found in the South of Market neighborhood Wednesday afternoon contained dismembered body parts. A medical examiner confirmed the remains are human, but police said it...]]>
<![CDATA[Pizza Order Leads to Standoff]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:21:02 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/pizza-assault-arrest-gurney.jpg
Police in Irving, Texas, said a man ordered a second pizza during a four-hour standoff that resulted from his first attempt to order a pizza. Daniel Gurney called a nearby pizzeria Tuesday night.

Photo Credit: NBC 5 News
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<![CDATA[Beauty Trend: Snail Facial]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:37:55 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/THAI-SNAIL-FACIAL-20150128.jpg
The latest beauty trend in Thailand has therapists using snails to munch on clients faces, leaving a healthy glow in its path.]]>
<![CDATA[Mr. Incredible Guilty of Assault]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 09:47:53 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/10-23-14_hollywood+blvd+costume+superhero+fight.jpg
A man who dressed as Mr. Incredible, the superhero dad from the hit animated movie, was convicted of battery for beating a woman dressed as Batgirl on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the Los Angeles City Attorney...

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<![CDATA[Coyote Roams NYC Housing Complex]]> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:40:41 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/11115coyote.jpg
Police captured a female coyote Sunday that was spotted roaming a Manhattan housing complex, authorities said. The coyote was sedated and captured in the sprawling Stuyvesant Town complex and delivered to...]]>
<![CDATA[Sea Lion Invasion]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 15:32:57 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NC_sealions0123001_1500x845.jpg
Hundreds of sea lions have taken over an Oregon dock, leaving boaters in a lurch.]]>
<![CDATA[Michigan Man Tattoos Taco Truck Logo, Gets Free Food]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 13:34:49 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/taco-stand.jpg
A Michigan man is now entitled to a lifetime of free tacos after he got a tattoo of a taco featuring the logo for Flint's new food truck, Vehicle City Tacos.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Sells "World's Largest BBQ Pit" on eBay]]> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:14:41 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/smoker2.jpg
A Brenham man is selling the proclaimed "world's largest barbecue pit" on eBay for $350,000.

Photo Credit: NBC 5 News]]>
<![CDATA[Barbie-Costumed Attacker Was High]]> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 00:52:51 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tutu-trial-clip%281%29_1-PIC_0.jpg
The trial for the man accused of a brazen sexual assault in a Big Lots bathroom closed Wednesday as the defendant argued he had no recollection of the alleged attack. Gregory Phillip Schwartz, 41, said he...]]>
<![CDATA[Man Holds Child During Theft: Cops]]> Sun, 18 Jan 2015 23:10:03 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Surveillance-Photos-of-the-.jpg
Police are searching for two theft suspects, including one man who was allegedly caught on camera snatching a wallet while holding a child.

Photo Credit: Delaware State Police]]>
<![CDATA[Accused Robbers Posed as Cops]]> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 08:14:10 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/150113-women-police-impersonators.jpg
Two Los Angeles County women who committed robberies posing as police officers in Rancho Dominguez last week have been arrested, sheriff’s officials said Tuesday. Deputies serving a search warrant at the women’s...

Photo Credit: Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department]]>
<![CDATA[Florida Man Arrested After Dropping Pants, Dancing in Intersection: Deputy]]> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 10:16:57 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/claytoncornelisonmugshot.jpg
Deputies often see it all in their line of work, but one Florida law enforcement official saw quite a bit more than she expected while at a major intersection in North Fort Myers. The Florida deputy said...

Photo Credit: NBC 2/Lee County Sheriff]]>
<![CDATA[Drugged Bread Causes Hallucinations]]> Mon, 12 Jan 2015 10:55:32 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/199*120/1-8-2015-3KingsBread.JPG
At least 40 people in Southern California suffered symptoms ranging from nausea to hallucinations after eating drug-laced Three Kings cake, prompting a criminal investigation of the bakery that made it,...]]>
<![CDATA[Man Comes Forward to Claim Boa Constrictor Found in San Diego Toilet ]]> Fri, 09 Jan 2015 13:31:35 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/6PW_PKG_SNAKE_IN_A_TOIL_KNSD5KKU_1200x675_381371459843.jpg
The great mystery of the 5-foot boa constrictor that slithered from a toilet at a downtown San Diego PR firm is solved. The snake belongs to a tenant who lives on the fourth floor, the property manager told NBC...]]>
<![CDATA[Unbelievable Animals: Zombie Cat]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:30:49 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/miracle-cat-2.jpg
Check out some of the craziest animals and the stories behind them.]]>
<![CDATA[Florida Man in "I Have Drugs" Shirt Arrested for Drugs: Cops ]]> Wed, 07 Jan 2015 10:30:05 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/010715+john+balmer.jpg
A Florida man who was wearing a T-shirt that said "I have drugs" was arrested for drug possession, authorities said. John Balmer, 50, was arrested Monday for possession of methamphetamine and possession...

Photo Credit: Pasco County Sheriff's Office]]>
<![CDATA[Person Stuck in Chimney Saved]]> Sat, 03 Jan 2015 20:01:11 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/216*120/Woodcrest-Chimney-stuck.jpg
A person stuck and injured in a Southern California chimney had to be rescued Saturday morning, fire officials said. The Woodcrest rescue took about two hours, a Riverside County Fire Department news release...

Photo Credit: Engineer Jared Hazelaar/CAL FIRE Riverside]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: Scratch-Off Thief Stops to Chat on Phone]]> Fri, 02 Jan 2015 05:34:52 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/scratch+off+thief.jpg
Police are looking for a man who was caught on video stealing scratch-off tickets from a Bronx restaurant, and stopping to answer his phone twice in the process.]]>
<![CDATA[Hasbro to Replace Phallic Play-Doh Toy]]> Wed, 31 Dec 2014 13:47:05 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/play-doh-dennis.jpg
Hasbro Inc. says it will replace a Play-Doh toy that looks similar to a penis.

Photo Credit: Flickr/Dennis Brekke]]>
<![CDATA[Man Calls 911 on "Babbling" Wife]]> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 10:24:44 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/middletown+police+department.JPG
All he wanted was a good night's sleep. Instead, a Middletown, Connecticut, man found himself in trouble with the law. Peter Recchia, 54, told EMTs and firefighters that he called because his wife "babbles"...

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<![CDATA[Mountain Lion Spotted in Backyard]]> Sat, 20 Dec 2014 08:25:25 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.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 11:54:00 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.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[Cards Against Humanity Sells 30,000 Boxes of Poop for Black Friday]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 12:29:59 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/51RD-Lha01L._SL1023_.jpg
Instead of coal in their stockings, some Cards Against Humanity customers will be getting a box of poop—bull poop.
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<![CDATA[Calif. Mailman Works the River]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 16:11:54 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.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[Your Most-Clicked Facebook Posts for 2014]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:17:33 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tlmd_facebook_logo92.png
Facebook is popular among NBCChicago readers and in 2014, more people came to our site through the social network than ever before.]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Fought Twin Sister Over Vibrator, Boyfriend: Cops]]> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 10:19:06 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/121014+heidi+creamer+new.jpg
A Florida woman is facing a battery charge after authorities say she got into a fight with her twin sister over a vibrator and her boyfriend.

Photo Credit: Manatee County Sheriff's Office]]>
<![CDATA[Hunters Find ATM in Middle of Woods]]> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:56:56 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.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 10:20:20 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.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...

Photo Credit: Galloway Township Police ]]>