<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Weird News]]> Copyright 2016 http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/weird http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.com en-us Sat, 06 Feb 2016 13:11:40 -0600 Sat, 06 Feb 2016 13:11:40 -0600 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Drone Hits Empire State Building]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 06:41:59 -0600 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 03:25:21 -0600 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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<![CDATA[Sea Lion Shocks Shoppers]]> Sat, 30 Jan 2016 17:12:37 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/sea+lion+in+store+2.jpg
A San Diego store had to refuse service to a whiskered customer who wandered in from the sea. A curious little sea lion climbed 145 steps to reach the Cave Store in La Jolla, manager Rachelle Agosti told NBC 7...

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<![CDATA[12 Most Bizarre Late-to-Work Excuses: Report]]> Mon, 01 Feb 2016 04:39:06 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/runnign+late.png
A new report revealed 12 of the most bizarre late-to-work excuses, and the list contains a bear, a lizard, and a lot of Vaseline.

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<![CDATA[Unbelievable Animals: Kinkajou Sleeps on Woman's Chest]]> Thu, 28 Jan 2016 09:31:43 -0600 Watch video of the creature here. ]]> Watch video of the creature here. ]]> http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/012616+kinkajou+in+miami+home.jpg
Check out some of the craziest animals and the stories behind them.

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<![CDATA[200-Pound Alligator Found in Suburban Chicago Home After 26 Years]]> Thu, 28 Jan 2016 12:19:26 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/dfgdfgfdgdfg.jpg
A man in south suburban Lansing kept an alligator at his house for over two decades without neighbors knowing, according to authorities.

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<![CDATA[Man in Clown Mask Robs Calif. Gas Station at Gunpoint]]> Wed, 27 Jan 2016 12:26:47 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/160125-clown-robber.jpg
A robber wearing a clown mask held up a San Bernardino, California, gas station at gunpoint Monday, and police say that business may not have been his first target of the night. About 10 p.m., surveillance...

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<![CDATA[Woman Wakes Up to Exotic Animal]]> Thu, 28 Jan 2016 09:28:19 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/012616+kinkajou+in+miami+home.jpg
A 99-year-old woman in Miami said she woke up to find an animal on her chest, according to a veterinarian caring for the unusual creature. It was a kinkajou, an animal usually found in the rainforests...

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<![CDATA[Vegan Butcher Offers 'Meatless Meats']]> Mon, 25 Jan 2016 17:06:12 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NC_veganbutcher0121_1500x845.jpg
Chances are pretty good when you think vegan or vegetarian, a butcher shop isn't what comes to mind but the owners of Herbivorous Butcher in Minneapolis, Minnesota hope to change that.]]>
<![CDATA[Raw Meat Found in Luggage]]> Sat, 23 Jan 2016 04:24:18 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/raw-chicken-DFW.jpg
U.S. Customs and Border Protection inspectors say a traveler tried to smuggle five raw chickens and three packages of pork meat after a flight this week to North Texas from El Salvador. The traveler, a...

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<![CDATA[Cops Pay $40 for Escaped Goat: NYPD]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2016 15:00:20 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Goat-Escapee-NYPD-0122.jpg
A couple of NYPD cops paid $40 of their own money to bail out a goat that escaped a slaughterhouse earlier this week, taking the gruff former fugitive to a Long Island sanctuary. Cops from the 103rd precinct's...

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<![CDATA[Cow Escapes NYC Slaughterhouse, Leads Cops on Chase]]> Thu, 21 Jan 2016 17:26:56 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Cow-on-the-run-0121.jpg
NYPD cops did their best cowboy impressions Thursday afternoon, wrangling a bovine that escaped a slaughterhouse and ran through the streets in Queens. Officers in Jamaica say they cornered a cow in a parking...

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<![CDATA[Crocodile Found in Fla. Pool]]> Thu, 21 Jan 2016 14:00:27 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/160*120/CROCODILE+IN+A+POOL+%282%29.jpg
A homeowner in Lower Matecumbe Key had quite the surprise Thursday morning when an uninvited guest turned up in the pool: a live crocodile. The homeowner, who lives near mile marker 77, called the Monroe...

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<![CDATA[Satanic Cross on City Hall Lawn]]> Wed, 20 Jan 2016 17:31:40 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/012016+satan+cross+hallandale+beach+city+hall.jpg
A South Florida man has erected a satanic cross on the front lawn of the Hallandale Beach City Hall. Chaz Stevens, a self-described atheist, put up the 6-foot black cross upside down.

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<![CDATA[Gray-Haired Men Guilty For Britain's Biggest Burglary]]> Thu, 14 Jan 2016 22:27:29 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/HattonRobberScene-GettyImages-476429124.jpg
The last three members of a British criminal crew with a combined age of around 500 were found guilty Thursday for a $20 million heist committed last Easter — the biggest in the country’s history, NBC News...

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<![CDATA[300-Pound Statue Vanishes]]> Thu, 14 Jan 2016 14:44:42 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/statue-UC-GettyImages-548776003.jpg
Someone could be trying to hide — or sell — a 300-pound bronze statue of a 20th century California crew coach. University of California police said the statue of UC Berkeley Crew Coach Carrol "Ky" Ebright...

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<![CDATA[Michigan Man Flies Off Car Hood Into Police Cruiser]]> Thu, 14 Jan 2016 05:54:27 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/police-lights-shutterstock_1318124128.jpg
A shirtless man clinging to the hood of his brother’s car was sent flying into a police cruiser in Michigan, according to video of the incident recorded by the police, NBC News reported. Police in Shelby...

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<![CDATA[Turtle Found Frozen Thaws Out, Survives]]> Wed, 13 Jan 2016 15:55:05 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/BLUE+BACKGROUND_edited-1.jpg
A turtle defied the odds by surviving being frozen solid. The turtle, appropriately named for "Frozen" character Elsa, was found frozen in a tank in a yard last week. Elsa was surrendered to an animal...

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<![CDATA[$500K in Marijuana Disguised as Carrots: Border Patrol]]> Thu, 14 Jan 2016 09:35:15 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/DHS-CBP+Carrots+Seized+02.JPG
U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents found half a million dollars' worth of marijuana disguised as carrots this week. On Sunday, they stopped the tractor-trailer at the Pharr International Bridge along the...

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<![CDATA[Texas Man Falls Into Hole on Walk to Buy Lottery Ticket]]> Tue, 12 Jan 2016 19:46:58 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/ticket-fall.jpg
A Fort Worth, Texas, man is lucky to be alive after he disappeared during a walk to buy a lottery ticket, police say. The 69-year-old man, who has not been identified, was reported missing by his family...

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<![CDATA['Polite' Robber's Mom ID's Him: PD]]> Tue, 12 Jan 2016 16:30:32 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/011216+levon+supreme+hall+BSO.jpg
A man accused of "politely" robbing a Little Caesars restaurant in Deerfield Beach last month has been arrested after his mother recognized him on surveillance video and turned him in, the Broward Sheriff's...

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<![CDATA[Man Steals Python From Pet Store by Stuffing Snake in Pants]]> Mon, 11 Jan 2016 16:11:22 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NC_pythoninpants0111_1500x845.jpg
Surveillance footage shows a man steal a 2-foot-long python from a pet store in Oregon by stuffing the snake down his pants.]]>
<![CDATA[Man Steals Python by Stuffing It in His Pants in Pet Store]]> Mon, 11 Jan 2016 15:49:34 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/NC_pythoninpants0111_1500x845.jpg
Police in Portland, Oregon are looking for a shoplifter seen stuffing a python down his pants and walking out of the pet store. The snake is about two feet long and was being sold for $200, says store co-owner...]]>
<![CDATA[Truck Dumps Shoes on Fla. Highway]]> Fri, 08 Jan 2016 17:05:39 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/010816+overturned+truck+shoes.JPG
An overturned Penske truck dumped thousands of shoes strewn about the Florida Turnpike near Sun Life Stadium in Miami-Dade. The crash occurred just before 1:30 p.m. Friday at Northwest 199th Street and...]]>
<![CDATA[Raccoons Climb Up Restaurant Wall]]> Fri, 08 Jan 2016 22:17:16 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-499532914.jpg
Staff members at one Bronx Chinese restaurant had a hard time shooing off a couple of would-be diners who wouldn't quit hanging around Thursday night. Video posted to Facebook Thursday shows a pair of...

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<![CDATA[Snapchat Selfie Helps ID Suspect]]> Sun, 03 Jan 2016 14:41:14 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/suspect+image.jpg
A man accused of armed robbery and taking a Snapchat selfie with his victim has been arrested, according to a Northern California police department. Authorities in Pacific Grove continue to search for two other...

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<![CDATA[Escaped Zebra Reunited With Owner]]> Fri, 01 Jan 2016 18:58:11 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/zebra1116.jpg
Officials in a North Texas county say a zebra found Friday afternoon is back home with its owner after a few hours of freedom. Sheriff Roger Deeds of Hood County said deputies found the zebra roaming just south...

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<![CDATA[Runaway Emu Finds Home on Delaware Ranch]]> Mon, 28 Dec 2015 08:41:07 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Runaway-Emu-Delaware.jpg
A wayward emu that eluded police and animal control officers in Delaware for months now has a place to call home. The emu, now named Eddie Horace, has found a home at Cathy Capone's Square Dog Ranch near...
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<![CDATA[Man Stabbed by 400-Pound Woman 'With a Beard']]> Thu, 24 Dec 2015 13:38:02 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/crime-scene-tape-sdpd-generic.jpg
San Diego police are searching for a heavyset woman with facial hair who allegedly stabbed a man in the neck after he asked a group of people for a cigarette in the East Village.

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<![CDATA[Stinky Tactic Against Mail Thieves]]> Thu, 24 Dec 2015 13:11:31 -0600 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/1214-2015-PackagesGeneric.jpg
Michaela Roekle has always taught her children that there is a moral to every story. So with two days until Christmas, Roekle, who has had her mail stolen from her Corona, California, home six times in the past...

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