<![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 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:11:02 -0500 Fri, 31 Oct 2014 05:11:02 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA["Hello Kitty" Arrested on DUI Charge]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:49:11 -0500 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 12:19:54 -0500 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 06:50:54 -0500 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 11:08:43 -0500 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 20:29:47 -0500 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 07:46:57 -0500 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...

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<![CDATA[PHOTO: Snakes on Subway Train]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 07:43:15 -0500 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

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<![CDATA[Strange Metal Object Falls From Sky]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 14:00:24 -0500 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 12:05:17 -0500 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]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 12:43:37 -0500 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 07:44:44 -0500 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 10:37:24 -0500 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: $10,000 in Coffee Cans]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 16:09:32 -0500 NBC]]> NBC]]> http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/AP041209016025.jpg
Check out these weird news photos from around the world.

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<![CDATA[Crabs Delay Flight]]> Fri, 03 Oct 2014 12:18:02 -0500 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 10:18:09 -0500 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 08:10:54 -0500 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 08:12:52 -0500 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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<![CDATA[Spooky, Scary, Funny: Haunted House Reactions]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:56:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/July262012pic0084.JPG
Celebrate the season! For the past four years, Nightmares Fear Factory has been scaring these poor souls, much to our delight! Hidden cameras capture the visitors wigging out.]]>
<![CDATA[Wildest Food Crazes: Kale Day]]> Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:55:53 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/168635609.jpg
Cronuts, cupcakes and frozen s'mores are just some of the recent food trends that have swept the culinary world.

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<![CDATA[Pumpkin Spice Madness: Craziest Treats]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 08:41:49 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/pumpkin-spice-fatte-Ramsey-Mathew.jpg
It seems like everyone is going crazy over pumpkin spice-flavored this and that. Take a look at the wackiest pumpkin-inspired culinary items that might be worth a try this season.]]>
<![CDATA[Deer Swims in SoCal Pool]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 08:34:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/09_28_14__deer-encino-pool.jpg
A Los Angeles homeowner found a deer taking a dip in their pool on Saturday and caught the swim on camera. It appeared the deer accidentally fell into the pool after getting trapped in the pool cover,...

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<![CDATA[School Infested With Fleas]]> Wed, 24 Sep 2014 08:30:50 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/0922-2014-RuusElem.jpg
Students at an elementary school in Hayward, California, got the day off Monday after staff discovered a flea infestation on campus. Ruus Elementary School officials confirm that at least one student suffered...

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<![CDATA[Dog Named Lazarus Survives Euthanasia Attempt]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 13:43:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/animal-stories-AP695366171172_0.jpg
A mutt in Alabama is known as that dog that wouldn't die after he survived a euthanasia attempt by a local animal shelter. The dog, who's new name is Lazarus, is now finding a new lease on life with his adopted...

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<![CDATA[70-Pound Turtle Found Wandering Near SoCal Country Club]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:38:35 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/140921-la-canada-turtle.jpg
A turtle that weighs a whopping 70 pounds was found wandering streets near a country club in Southern California, officials said Sunday. Sheriff’s deputies found the common snapping turtle Thursday on a...]]>
<![CDATA[Cop Car Slams Into Dunkin' Donuts]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:48:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/cop+car+into+dunkin+donuts+berlin.jpg
A South Jersey police vehicle slammed into a doughnut shop Friday morning. The police SUV crashed into the Dunkin' Donuts shop in Berlin, New Jersey just before 11 a.m. Winslow Township Police said the...

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<![CDATA[Stolen Jaguar Found 46 Years Later]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 11:49:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/jaguar+xke+stolen+ivan+schneider.jpg
A classic British roadster regarded as one of the most beautiful cars ever made will be returned to its 82-year-old owner, Ivan Schneider, nearly five decades after the vehicle was

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