<![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 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:01:27 -0600 Tue, 03 Mar 2015 11:01:27 -0600 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Wooden Passenger Fools Carpool Lane]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:17:13 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Fake+passenger.JPG
A Long Island man allegedly used a wooden figure in a hooded sweatshirt to get away with driving solo in the Long Island Expressway's HOV lane, police said. A Suffolk County Highway Patrol officer noticed...

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<![CDATA[What Color Is This Dress? No One Can Agree]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 12:44:08 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/the-dress-B-1l26HXAAEJ48-.jpg
Is this dress blue and black… or gold and white? The debate is raging, and no one seems to agree.

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<![CDATA[Woman Had Cheating Ex Robbed]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:59:34 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/022515+sarah+matherly.jpg
A South Florida woman was arrested after authorities say she arranged to have her cheating ex-boyfriend robbed at gunpoint. Sarah Nicole Matherly, 22, is facing robbery with a firearm and extortion charges...

Photo Credit: Broward Sheriff's Office]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Found in Box Near Landfill]]> Thu, 19 Feb 2015 21:44:43 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Irving+landfill+021815.jpg
A woman was found alive and barely clothed inside a cardboard box near a landfill in Texas. Police said the woman was wearing only a shirt and only spoke Spanish, telling investigators she was out with...

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<![CDATA[What Do You Call A Sport That Combines Skiing and Horses?]]> Thu, 19 Feb 2015 04:53:43 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NC_skijorning0217001_1500x845.jpg
Skijoring, a sport that combines skiing and horses, is a huge hit in Silverton, Colorado.]]>
<![CDATA[Watch: Fire Breather Catches Fire]]> Sun, 15 Feb 2015 20:49:18 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Tattoo-Fire1.jpg
A Philadelphia couple captured the moment when a performing artist suddenly caught fire during the Philadelphia Tattoo Arts Convention at the Pennsylvania Convention Center Sunday.

Photo Credit: Alice Gibson]]>
<![CDATA[Scorpion on a Plane at LAX]]> Sun, 15 Feb 2015 12:38:59 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/scorpion2.jpg
An Alaska Airlines flight out of Los Angeles International Airport was delayed Saturday night after a passenger reported being stung by a scorpion on the plane, airline officials said. Flight 567 was preparing...

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<![CDATA[GPS Guides Driver Onto Railroad ]]> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 12:50:40 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/img_551.jpg
Texas driver says GPS told her to turn right instead of left, which put her vehicle on a set of railroad tracks. The driver was arrested and taken to jail on suspicion of drunken driving.

Photo Credit: Carrollton Police via Twitter
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<![CDATA[Man Caught on Camera Stealing Surveillance Cameras: Police]]> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 09:11:31 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/surveillance+thief.jpg
Police say a thief was caught on camera – on the very cameras he was stealing.

The man is accused of stealing video surveillance cameras attached to the outside a Long Island motel in October.

Photo Credit: Suffolk County Crime Stoppers]]>
<![CDATA[Teen Dresses Up as "Slave" for #TBT]]> Wed, 11 Feb 2015 06:13:30 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/0210-heritagehigh-costume.jpg
"Throwback Thursdays" are a popular Spirit Week event at many high schools, designed to let students dress up in vintage outfits, and help break the winter doldrums. But when a student came costumed as a slave...]]>
<![CDATA[Man Steals Pork Loin ]]> Tue, 10 Feb 2015 09:42:06 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/pork-loin.gif
Police are looking for a man who stole a pork loin from a New Jersey Sam’s Club by sticking it down his pants and running out of the store, reports NJ.com.

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<![CDATA[Man Steals Cruiser, Taunts Officers]]> Thu, 05 Feb 2015 19:58:14 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/10953946_858430890884339_5937183689389048835_n.jpg
A Connecticut man was arrested early Thursday after calling police "pigs," taking a cruiser on a joyride, and throwing punches at officers, according to police.

Photo Credit: Springfield Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Gardener in Florida Spots 75-Pound Panther]]> Thu, 05 Feb 2015 18:56:14 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/6617975_G-1.jpg
A gardener working at a Florida residence Tuesday was shocked by a 75-pound panther that was lurking on the side of the house. The couple who owns the residence, Al Dijindil and Andrea Cameron, said to...

Photo Credit: Andrea Cameron]]>
<![CDATA[Scouts' Nude Beach Hike]]> Tue, 03 Feb 2015 09:49:54 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/black+beach+5454.jpg
A Cub Scout pack’s hike along a Southern California coastline ended up too close to a nude beach, scout officials confirmed Monday.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Clogs Toilet With Potatoes]]> Mon, 02 Feb 2015 10:56:03 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/Potatoes.jpg
Looking to unclog his potato-stuffed toilet, a Delaware County, Pennsylvania man decided to try and get help by pulling his apartment building's fire alarm. It was a poor decision.

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<![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.

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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]]>