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Weird, offbeat and bizarre news from around the world. Funny, strange & odd news stories that make you wince, laugh and fear for humanity.

Paying crime: man arrested after breaking into shop and paying for cigarettes

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To Las Cruces, New Mexico, where a man is under arrest. His crime? Paying $6 for the pack of cigarettes he took.

Ellis C. Battista, 24, is charged with one count of breaking and entering, a fourth-degree felony.

Posted: 3rd, March 2016 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Nigerian government pays 23,846 workers who don’t exist

Looking to save money, the Nigerian government culled 23,846 workers from its payroll. The Finance Ministry says the mass sacking saved 2.29 billion naira (£8m, $11.53m). But don’t worry – the sacked workers never existed:

The audit is part of

Posted: 1st, March 2016 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Shoplifter stole because only stupid people wait in line

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To Florida, where Hope Hanak, 56, woman was allegedly tried to steal $500 worth of groceries from the Publix on Citrus Tower Boulevard.

Police said Hanak loaded groceries into reusable bags and went to the customer service desk to

Posted: 27th, February 2016 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mr Cherry arrested for public indecency at airport (photos)

eric cherry naked

 

To Nashville International Airport, Tennessee, where Eric Cherry is stood before the American Airlines desk. He wants to buy a ticket. But he can’t because police say he can’t buy a ticket whilst naked. They arrest him.

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Posted: 24th, February 2016 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Cross-Fit with Buff Jesus

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Jesus is buff.

But where is he?

Spotter: Imgur

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Posted: 23rd, February 2016 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


The Lego Bandit wants his Mr Froggy returned or else

crimeThis story gets better the more you read. An inmate at DuPage County, Illinois, wants to be released within 14 days. He says that unless his the personal effects taken from him during his July 2015 arrest are retuned within …

Posted: 21st, February 2016 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Police handcuff man handcuffed in a sex game

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Dustin G. Taylor, 21, of Fort Smith, Arkansas, was unable to located the key that would release the handcuffs a lover had tied to his wrists during a sex game. He called for help. The police answered. They took …

Posted: 14th, February 2016 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Train station poster alerts commuters to vomit inducing Valentine’s Day

Train station poster alerts commuters to vomit inducing Valentine's Day

 

 

Posted: 13th, February 2016 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Driver blames failed breath test on beer-battered fish

beer batteredTo Adams County, Wisconsin, where 76-year-old John H. Przybyla says his failed breath test is down to the beer-battered fish he’d eaten.

The judge thought it was Przybyla who was battered.

He’s been found guilty of drink driving.

Soon, like …

Posted: 10th, February 2016 | In: Strange But True | Comment (1) | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man kicks elevator door open, falls down shaft, breaks legs

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WorldNews247 says the man was upset when the the elevator button he’d pressed didn’t cause the doors to open. So he kicked the doors. They opened. He then fell though the opening and down the shaft, breaking his legs.…

Posted: 9th, February 2016 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Shoplifting suspect left puddle of urine at crime scene

The thrill of shoplifting can trigger all manner of bodily ticks. In Florida, for instance, Brooke Amber Sutton, 27, allegedly left behind a puddle of urine when she made off with more than $2,100 in designer clothes.

An employee at …

Posted: 5th, February 2016 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Woman stole groceries because she’d shat her pants

poo in pants crimeAnorak used to work at a magazine which ran the competition: “Write a sentence ending with the words ‘in my pants’.”

Had Paula Jay Ernst, 51, entered, she would have said: “I took reusable grocery bags to steal $199 worth …

Posted: 3rd, February 2016 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mr Beezow Doo-doo Zopittybop-bop-bop arrested again

Evergreen State College police says Mr Beezow Doo-doo Zopittybop-bop-bop, 34, assaulted one of their number. Mr Beezow Doo-doo Zopittybop-bop-bop has been charged with first-degree assault (two counts), third-degree assault, third-degree malicious mischief and malicious harassment.

On Feb. 16, Mr Jeffrey …

Posted: 3rd, February 2016 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


28 prisoners escape after women dressed in dominatrix gear for mass orgy handcuff guards

inmates prison breakInside the Nova Mutum public jail, near Cuiaba, central Brazil, three female visitors are dressed in saucy knickers and dominatrix gear. They promise male prison guards a night they will never forget. To loosen up the guards for the mass …

Posted: 1st, February 2016 | In: News, Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Mug Shirt T-shirt: man arrested wearing appropriate T-shirt

mug shot t -shirtTo Pennsylvania, where Michael Emrick, 36, has been arrested. That’s him in the T-shirt bearing the message “Really Good At Making Really Bad Decisions”.

Emrick allegedly fled from police in a stolen vehicle, stole food from a gas station, tossed

Posted: 31st, January 2016 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Police blotter: squirrel behaving mysteriously hit by investigating police car

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Spotter: 

Posted: 25th, January 2016 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man has sex with 450 tractors, says Hugh Dunnit

sex tractor When police found Ralph Bishop, 53, he had his trousers around his ankles and was “interfering” with a tractor parked in a field outside Saxmundham, Suffolk. Well so says the Suffolk Gazette’s “Hugh Dunnit”.

The story says that when questioned, …

Posted: 25th, January 2016 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Good news: woman finds traces of real chicken parts in her KFC

To Wellingborough, U.K., where amidst the fat, cardboard, grease and batter, Cassandra Perkins, 22, has found something exciting and newsworthy in her KFC dinner

“It looked disgusting and pink, I didn’t want to touch it,” she tells the Northampton Chronicle

Posted: 24th, January 2016 | In: News, Strange But True, The Consumer | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man arrested for saving dogs in house fire

man arrested fire dogsTo Florida, where the Brevard County Fire Rescue crew are responding to calls of a fire at Wendell Joyner’s home. They arrive to find 58-year-old racing inside the burning home to save his three dogs.

“I got out of the …

Posted: 23rd, January 2016 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Man dies shaking crumbs from tablecloth

Accidental death of the day takes us Saint-Marcel, Italy, where a man is doing the housework.

The 47-year-old man has eaten breakfast with his wife and two children. He starts to tidy up, taking the tablecloth to the balcony to …

Posted: 23rd, January 2016 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0


Car thief sat on police officers lap in ‘stolen’ patrol car

car thiefTo Tacoma, Washington, where police say David Boulet tried to steal a police patrol car and ended up sitting on an officer’s lap.

Police first spotted Boulet driving by a motel. They thought him suspicious and stopped the vehicle he …

Posted: 23rd, January 2016 | In: Strange But True | Comment | Follow the Comments on our RSS feed:RSS 2.0