<![CDATA[NBC Chicago - Weird News]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/weird http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/5-Chicago-Blue.png NBC Chicago http://www.nbcchicago.comen-usSat, 30 Jul 2016 06:24:10 -0500Sat, 30 Jul 2016 06:24:10 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Video Shows Officer Trying to Pull Over 2 Cows]]> Sat, 30 Jul 2016 06:03:52 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/218*120/vlcsnap-2016-07-29-15h43m31s162.jpg
A police officer in Windham, Maine, attempted to "pull over" two cows after they were reportedly menacing cars on Thursday afternoon.In a video the police department posted on its Facebook page, Officer Ernest...

Photo Credit: Windham Police]]>
<![CDATA[Police Find Package of Marijuana ]]> Fri, 22 Jul 2016 14:33:46 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Cheltenham+Police+Marijuana.PNG
Police in Cheltenham Township, Pennsylvania, are looking for the owner of a package of marijuana mistakenly left at the wrong resident’s home.Earlier this week, a resident called the police department...

Photo Credit: Cheltenham Police Department
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<![CDATA['Pokemon Go' Player Stuck in Tree]]> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 08:46:08 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Pokemon+go+tree+cemetery+east+greenwich+firefighter.jpg
First responders came to the rescue of a young woman who got stuck up a tree playing "Pokemon Go" inside a New Jersey cemetery Tuesday night. East Greenwich Township Fire and Rescue posted a safety message about...

Photo Credit: East Greenwich Twp. Fire and Police]]>
<![CDATA[Ducks Dumped, Rescued From New Jersey Mall]]> Mon, 18 Jul 2016 10:04:05 -0500
New Jersey state wildlife officials said they were looking to find homes for 92 ducks who were dumped at a mall in Secaucus.]]>
<![CDATA[Deputies Free Bear Inexplicably Stuck in Car]]> Thu, 14 Jul 2016 06:29:55 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bear-ezgif-2217839850.gif
A black bear found stuck inside a car near Denver left sheriff's deputies scratching their heads this week — it's not clear how the wild animal managed to get inside. None of the car's windows were broken and...

Photo Credit: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office
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<![CDATA[Missing Google Street View, Faroe Islands Get 'Sheep View']]> Tue, 12 Jul 2016 21:32:23 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/faroe-islands-sheep-view.jpg
If you were to take a tour of Europe's tiny, rocky Faroe Islands in Google Street View, you might see a lot of sheep. But you can't take a tour of the Faroe Islands in Google Street View, unlike much of the rest...

Photo Credit: Courtesy Visit Faroe Islands
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<![CDATA[Mystery Explosion Sounds in Calif.]]> Wed, 06 Jul 2016 19:42:18 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/218*120/7-6-16-Alhambra.jpg
Susan Saunders began hearing the explosions at random hours, day and night, in February at her Alhambra home. The first one came at 3 a.m."I thought, 'Somebody's blowing things up,'" said Saunders, 60.

Photo Credit: Keith Birmingham/ Pasadena Star-News]]>
<![CDATA[Mayfly Invasion Causes Traffic Nightmare on Illinois Bridge]]> Mon, 27 Jun 2016 18:25:16 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Mayfliest.png
Thousands of mayflies have taken over a bridge in central Illinois, creating a traffic nightmare for commuters trying to make their way across the city.

Photo Credit: Havana Police Department
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<![CDATA[Llama Enjoys Leaf Blower's Breeze at Houston Zoo]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:52:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/llama-breeze.jpg
Fiesta the llama enjoys the breeze when zookeepers at the Houston Children's Zoo use a leaf blower to clean to clean stalls.]]>
<![CDATA[Arrest After Distressed Emu Spotted]]> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 19:32:45 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/burned+emu.jpg
A man was arrested Monday evening in Campo, California, after discharging a shotgun when an animal control officer responded to an emu in distress outside his home, sheriff’s officials said.

Photo Credit: San Diego County Animal Services]]>
<![CDATA[Caution: Alligator Crossing]]> Tue, 07 Jun 2016 10:59:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/060616+gator+in+crosswalk.jpg
An alligator was caught on camera using a crosswalk in Flagler County, in northern Florida, Monday morning.According to the Flagler County Sheriff's Office, the gator was spotted in the bushes near the...

Photo Credit: Mark Olson / FCSO Facebook]]>
<![CDATA[Great Dane Rescue]]> Fri, 03 Jun 2016 14:26:17 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Dog+rescue+in+Middletown+1200.jpg
Firefighters come to the rescue on a daily basis, but the rescue of a dog in Middletown, Conn., was out of the ordinary.Firefighters responded to Hendley Street around 7:30 a.m. Friday after a resident spotted

Photo Credit: Middletown Fire Department]]>
<![CDATA[Ice Cream Truck as Prom Ride ]]> Wed, 01 Jun 2016 20:15:09 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/b87c89b5-f944-4ea3-89ac-23575cb10170.jpg
One Connecticut teen had a "chill" ride to his prom this year. A Bristol teen shocked classmates when he showed up to the senior prom in an ice cream truck. Zack Nichparenko said he wanted to take a...

Photo Credit: Zackery Nichparenko
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<![CDATA[Flintstones Car Parked Illegally]]> Thu, 26 May 2016 20:06:21 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/052616+key+west+flintstones+car.jpg
Authorities in Key West spent Thursday trying to meet the Flintstones, or at least the owner of an illegally parked car that looks like the modern Stone Age family's.City officials said they found the vintage...

Photo Credit: City of Key West
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<![CDATA[Ospreys Drop Fish, Kitten From Nest]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 08:52:02 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/osprey+nest+stratford.jpg
The Stratford Fire Department is plagued with an unusual problem: Two ospreys that built a nest above the station are dropping sticks, fish and even a kitten in the path of unsuspecting firefighters below.The...

Photo Credit: NBC Connecticut]]>
<![CDATA['School' Misspelled on Diploma ]]> Fri, 20 May 2016 16:24:48 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/211*120/Diploma+Cover+5.20.16.jpg
Graduates at a Southern California high school are getting one last laugh before saying goodbye after the school distributed diploma covers with a typo.A graduating senior at Ontario High School posted a photo...

Photo Credit: @jacedoooo_ via Twitter
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<![CDATA[Surf and Turf Arrest]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 19:00:42 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-482996433+%281%29.jpg
A Vermont man accused of stealing beer, lobster and Angus steak from a supermarket faces retail theft charges, authorities say.State police said they were notified of a retail theft/trespassing incident...

Photo Credit: Getty Images, File]]>
<![CDATA[Baby Opossum Found in Toilet]]> Mon, 16 May 2016 13:05:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/opossum+in+toilet.jpg
A woman made a startling discovery earlier this month when she found a baby opossum in her toilet in San Diego.The Pacific Beach resident had no idea how the little critter got there but alerted San Diego...

Photo Credit: San Diego County Animal Services
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<![CDATA[Turtle OK After Windshield Crash]]> Fri, 13 May 2016 17:15:13 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/051316+turtle+into+windshield+i-4.jpg
Nicole Marie Bjanes was driving on I-4 in Deltona, Florida, Monday when a turtle came crashing through her windshield.Florida Highway Patrol officials said another car hit the turtle while it was crossing the...

Photo Credit: Nicole Marie Bjanes
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<![CDATA[Robot Dino Roasted at Exhibit Fire]]> Fri, 13 May 2016 10:35:37 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/CiSGLNbVEAA1zoH.jpg
A spark from a welding iron ignited a fire Thursday that caused the extinction of a 90-foot-long robotic dinosaur that was set to be part of an exhibit at a New Jersey theme park.The animatronic...

Photo Credit: Leonia Police Department
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<![CDATA[Officers Finds Gator Foot in Truck]]> Tue, 10 May 2016 03:25:33 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/050916+alligator+foot+dashboard+fwc.jpg
A Florida man was slapped with a citation after Florida Fish and Wildlife officers made an unusual find in his dashboard: an alligator foot.Officers stopped the truck to check for a day-use pass in a wildlife...

Photo Credit: FWC]]>
<![CDATA[Maine Bus Joyride]]> Mon, 09 May 2016 15:20:15 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/bus34.jpg
Talk about a joyride: A 12-year-old stole a school bus and took it for a drive, according to police in Bangor, Maine.Authorities said John W. St. Germain III and his girlfriend saw the young man driving...

Photo Credit: Bangor Police
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<![CDATA[Stray Cats Using Zoo Facilities as Litter Box]]> Wed, 04 May 2016 14:36:27 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/stray-cats.jpg
Stray cats are sneaking into the Miami Zoo at night and relieving themselves, using sand in exhibits as litter boxes. But their feces can contain a deadly parasite, which causes a disease called toxoplasmosis.]]>
<![CDATA[Lost Alligator Tries to Ring Doorbell at SC Home]]> Wed, 04 May 2016 10:50:25 -0500 http://media.nbcchicago.com/images/213*120/Alligator-Doorbell.jpg
A large alligator crawled to the front door of a home in South Carolina and appeared to ring the doorbell on May 2. "I was out walking the dog and we kind of went around the corner from my daughter's house [when...

Photo Credit: WCBD]]>