<![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 Fri, 22 May 2015 09:51:49 -0500 Fri, 22 May 2015 09:51:49 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA["Petite" Inmate Slips Off Handcuffs, Escapes Jail]]> Wed, 13 May 2015 19:45:39 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/5-13-15+Kelly+Smith+Prisoner.JPG
Authorities in Southern California are searching for a 23-year-old woman who escaped police custody several hours after being arrested. Officials say Kelly Smith was sitting in the booking area of the Ventura...]]>
<![CDATA[Caught on Cam: Wild Boar Walks Into Shopping Mall]]> Tue, 12 May 2015 07:13:19 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/WMAQ_000000012356638_1200x675_443805251539.jpg
A wild boar wandered inside a shopping mall in Hong Kong.]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: Goats Gone Wild]]> Thu, 07 May 2015 09:38:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/212*120/5-6-15-Goats+Agoura+Hills.JPG
Dozens of grazing goats were on the loose in Southern California on Wednesday after roaming down their hillside job site and into the street.

Photo Credit: Joe Cascio]]>
<![CDATA[Snorkeler Finds Plastic Skeletons Having Underwater Tea Party]]> Wed, 06 May 2015 14:04:47 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/f_skeleton_partay_150506_6a819ada04e4d948f980d79e51334ebb.nbcnews-ux-640-360.jpg
A terrified snorkeler discovered what he thought were human remains at the bottom of the Colorado River. Upon further investigation, the sheriff's department found something more humorous.]]>
<![CDATA[Urns End Up on Thrift Store Shelf]]> Tue, 05 May 2015 06:41:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/urn+bonnie+throp.jpg
Authorities are trying to figure out how urns containing what could be human ashes ended up on the shelf of a thrift store in Connecticut. A customer spotted the urns on a shelf in the housewares department. She]]>
<![CDATA[Launching Moonshine Into Space]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 20:03:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Onyx+Moonshine+Space.jpg
A Connecticut distillery plans to launch a 750-milliliter bottle of moonshine 22 miles into space next month. It will be the first time a full-sized bottle of liquor leaves the earth’s atmosphere.

Photo Credit: Onyx Moonshine
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<![CDATA[Officers Confiscate Gator While Executing Search Warrant]]> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 14:11:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/41815alligator.jpg
It wasn't exactly what they were looking for, but police in New Jersey made a startling discovery Saturday while executing a search warrant: an alligator.

Photo Credit: Long Branch Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Ben & Jerry's Unveils Ice Cream Burrito]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:38:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ben-jerry-ice-cream-burrito.jpg
Cup, cone or burrito? Ben & Jerry's is unveiling a new ice cream burrito, its new treat that splits the difference between a sundae and a waffle cone.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Ben & Jerry's
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<![CDATA[WATCH: Burglary Caught on Cat Cam]]> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 23:45:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/hells+kitchen+cat+cam.JPG
A New York City resident set's up a cat camera to keep tabs on her pets while she was away, and it unexpectedly catches a burglary in progress. The video shows the thief climbing up scaffolding to get to...]]>
<![CDATA["Better Than Your Average Studio": Apartment Features Shower in Kitchen ]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:47:03 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Shower-head-generic-7308089.jpg
If you made a move to New York City with hopes of making a meal in the shower like the eccentric “Seinfeld” character Kramer, now’s your chance. A real estate agent in Manhattan’s Lower East Side is advertising...

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Chimp Swats Down Drone at Dutch Zoo]]> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 09:19:10 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/MonkeyDrone.jpg
A chimp being filmed by a drone for a television show based out of a zoo in the Netherlands decided she wasn't too keen on the invasion of privacy and swatted the drone from the sky with a tree branch.
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<![CDATA[Sea Lion Pup Gets "Detained"]]> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 06:13:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Sea+lion+in+squad+car.JPG
Sheriff’s deputies had an unusual suspect in the back of their patrol squad car this week in Imperial Beach.

Photo Credit: San Diego Sheriff's Department
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<![CDATA[Police Seek Volunteers to Get Drunk]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 19:00:44 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/tlmd_alcohol_470x265.jpg
Police in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania are looking for volunteers to get drunk on their dime and participate in a “field sobriety coordination testing school” for officers.]]>
<![CDATA[Baby Stroller Used to Shoplift]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 00:20:24 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Dicks+Sporting+Goods+Stroller+Theft+Hatch+Nicolle+Hatch+Edward+Hatch.jpg
A man and a woman pushing a baby stroller walked into a Dick’s Sporting Goods store in South Jersey, cut the security locks on five Easton Mako Torq BBCOR baseball bats valued at nearly $2,750 and placed...

Photo Credit: Mount Laurel Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[New York City Subway Dance Party]]> Fri, 03 Apr 2015 21:50:43 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/2-party-aa.png
New York City commuters were pleasantly surprised when they were greeted with a dance party on a subway car. Meir Kalmanson, 25, and his friends threw a party on Mar. 26 in order to get commuters to connect with...
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<![CDATA[Sign Asks Joggers to "Stop Pooping" Along Trail]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 06:31:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ss3-31-15-1.jpg
To whoever has been pooping on the public bike path in Hampton, Illinois – please stop, officials have asked.

Photo Credit: Tiffany Liou/KWQC]]>
<![CDATA[Man Says He Released Pink Chickens to "Make People Smile"]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:20:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2015-03-27-at-8.39.49-PM1.jpg
Two chickens dyed pink were spotted roaming the Portland, Oregon, waterfront park on Thursday, leaving many wondering why were they pink and who let them loose. The mystery didn't last long.

Photo Credit: Multnomah County Animal Services
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<![CDATA[Pink Chickens Roam Portland]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:03:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2015-03-27-at-8.37.41-PM.jpg
Pink Chickens Roam Portland

Photo Credit: Multnomah County Animal Services]]>
<![CDATA[School Assistant Barricaded Student]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:29:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/lemon+grove+academy.JPG
An after-school assistant in California was arrested after some bizarre behavior, including barricading several students into a classroom, taking off her clothes and upending desks, according San Diego...

Photo Credit: Google Maps
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<![CDATA[WATCH: Driver Tied Cat to Hood of Car]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 18:12:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/214*120/NC_catoncar0324001.jpg
Ohio police search for driver spotted with cat tied to the hood of her vehicle.]]>
<![CDATA[Couple Weds Around the World]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 10:16:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/wedding-world-kiss.jpg
Cheetah Platt and Rhiann Woodyard didn't want the average wedding, so they packed their bridal dress and suit and left on a world tour. They've held ceremonies at locations around the world -- in front...

Photo Credit: Courtesy Cheetah Platt]]>
<![CDATA[Sea Lion Pup Climbs on Surfboard]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:42:12 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/sea+lion+surfer+1.jpg
Dan Murphy was surfing Southern California's Cardiff By-the-Sea when a wiggly little creature jumped on his board and crawled up his back. At first, the local resident thought he was being attacked.]]>
<![CDATA[Accidental Invite Elicits Real-Life Wedding Crasher]]> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 11:24:34 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/223*120/Capture5.PNG
A Washington man is set to travel to Philly after he accidentally received an invite to a stranger's bachelor party.]]>
<![CDATA[Meth Lab Discovered in Ind. Walmart Restroom]]> Sat, 14 Mar 2015 16:32:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Walmart-Generic1.jpg
A restroom at a Walmart in eastern Indiana has been closed indefinitely after an employee discovered a working meth lab inside.]]>
<![CDATA[Handgun Handbag Pulled From Stores]]> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 15:08:26 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/handgun+handbag.jpg
New York-area fashion chain Easy Pickins has pulled a controversial purse, featuring a realistic 3-D imprint of a handgun

Photo Credit: NBC 4 New York]]>
<![CDATA[Employee Worked in Pee-Soaked Pants]]> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 08:29:54 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/SodaBan.jpg
A Wendy’s restaurant employee in Southern California has filed a claim as a precursor to a lawsuit against the restaurant franchise, claiming her managers implemented a “no bathroom breaks” policy during...

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Police Seek Serial Pooper]]> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 12:24:11 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/web-vod-serial-pooper.jpg
Officials are seeking to identify a man believed to have defecated on multiple cars and children's front yard toys in an Akron, Ohio neighborhood over the last three years.]]>
<![CDATA[Worker Hurt by Falling Ham]]> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 20:41:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Ham-Generic.jpg
A Pennsylvania man was hurt when a “pallet of ham” fell on top of him as he was working Wednesday night, officials said. The unidentified worker was working at Hatfield Quality Meats, a pork packing company in...]]>
<![CDATA[Jelly Belly Puts Wisconsin Warehouse Up for Sale]]> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 13:09:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Jelly_bellys.jpg
With Easter just weeks away, Jelly Belly Candy Co. said it plans to sell their Wisconsin warehouse and move their operations to Tennessee.]]>