<![CDATA[NBC 10 Philadelphia - Weird News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/weird http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC10_40x125.png NBC 10 Philadelphia http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com en-us Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:48:37 -0400 Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:48:37 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Angry Dad Decks Ogling Wawa Customer: Police]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:56:58 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/180*120/Wawa+Punch+Suspect+Daughter.JPG
Police need the public’s help Monday to identify a father accused of clocking a customer inside a Delaware County Wawa store because he thought the victim was focusing on daddy’s little girl rather than focusing...

Photo Credit: Surveillance Image]]>
<![CDATA[Rare Redwood Spared, in California to Be Moved at Cost of $150K]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 13:56:22 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/03-13-2014-albino-tree.jpg
A vocal community outcry has spared the life of what may be the world's tallest albino redwood chimera, which was set to be cut down to make way for train tracks in Northern California's wine...

Photo Credit: Thomas Stapleton]]>
<![CDATA[Wanted Man Taunts Police Online, Gets Arrested the Next Day]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 19:20:27 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/roger+ray+ireland.jpg
An Edgewater, Maryland, man was arrested for violating his probation one day after he taunted Anne Arundel County officers on Facebook. Anne Arundel County Police posted a picture of Roger Ray Ireland on their...]]>
<![CDATA[Dog Has "Worst" Matted Fur, Couldn't Walk: SPCA ]]> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:48:44 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/suffolk+dog+ziggy+1.jpg
A dog found in an abandoned Long Island home was brought in to an animal shelter with fur so painfully thick and matted that the dog was barely able to walk, and authorities are searching for the...]]>
<![CDATA[Alligator Bites Man Fishing Golf Balls From Florida Lake]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:03:08 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/alligator+caught+in+weston.jpg
A Pompano Beach man fishing golf balls out of a lake around the Bonaventure Country Club in Weston ended up with a lot more than he bargained for when an alligator bit him.

Photo Credit: Gilma Avalos/NBC 6 South Florida]]>
<![CDATA[Lentil the Cleft Palate Puppy Spreads Cheer]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:10:43 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/lentil_puppy77.jpg
A Philly puppy named Lentil born with a cleft palate and cleft lip has become a social media celebrity. The 20 pound French bulldog is taking his message on the road to children nationwide.]]>
<![CDATA[McDonald's Cook Nabbed Selling Crack: PD]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 05:24:31 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/McDonalds+Alleged+Crack+Dealing+Trammal.jpg
An undercover sting at a McDonald's on suburban Philadelphia's swanky Main Line has resulted in the arrest of a fast food employee who police say was selling crack at the restaurant.

Photo Credit: Radnor Township Police]]>
<![CDATA[Geico Insurance Banner Falls on Bay Area House ]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:46:08 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/072314-banner-house.jpg
One Bay Area couple can now say for certain their house is covered by insurance. A 4,000-square-foot Geico insurance banner being towed by a plane came loose and fell directly on their house Friday...

Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area]]>
<![CDATA[Firefighter Arrested in Conn.]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 09:38:39 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/hartford+fire+lamont+freeman.jpg
Connecticut firefighter Lamont Freeman, 44, showed up drunk at a multi-family apartment in Hartford while he was off duty around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, police said. Freeman does not live in the apartment and was not...

Photo Credit: NBCConnecticut.com/Hartford Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Man Writes Robbery Note on Store's Paper: Cops]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:49:52 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/JeffreySilanoEDIT.jpg
A man wrote a note on paper he got from a West Haven Walgreens clerk and scrawled a message on it stating that he was armed and that he planned on rob the store late Monday night.

Photo Credit: West Haven Police Department ]]>
<![CDATA[ATM Stolen From NYC Store, Dumped Off Bridge: Police]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:47:20 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/215*120/stolen+atm+recovered+staten+island.JPG
A thief broke into a Staten Island convenience store overnight and hauled out an ATM, taking out $1,300 before dumping it off a bridge and into the Richmond Creek, police say.

Photo Credit: The Staten Island Advance]]>
<![CDATA[Apologetic Dog Returns Stolen Toy to Crying Tot]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 14:47:24 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Dog-apologizes-for-taking-t.jpg
This may just be the best online video of a crying baby and an apologetic dog to ever hit the Internet.

Photo Credit: NBC Today Show]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Flees Topless After Being Caught Shoplifting]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:31:53 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Macys+Sign+112613.jpg
A suspected shoplifter fled topless after being busted at Southern California mall. But police were easily able to identify her – she left her driver's license behind. The 44-year-old woman, whose name was...

Photo Credit: NBC 5 News]]>
<![CDATA[Attention, Passengers: Please Stand at Your Seats]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 13:52:34 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/arilineseat.jpg
Frequent fliers may have new seating arrangements to look forward to — that is, if elevated, cramped bicycle-style seats are what they had in mind. Airplane maker Airbus has invented a new seating...

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[10-Ft. Snake Found in Manhattan Park]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:54:07 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/washington+square+snake.jpg
Police said they cleared a 10-foot-long snake out of a park in Manhattan Sunday afternoon.

Photo Credit: @Maya__Salam/Twitter]]>
<![CDATA[Restaurant Burglar Arrested]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:21:39 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/el-pollo-loco-burglary-costa-mesa-burglar.jpg
Daniel Lee Warn, 28, of was arrested by police Wednesday in a Costa Mesa El Pollo Loco restaurant after allegedly breaking into the location earlier in the day wearing the same outfit, officials]]>
<![CDATA[Family Hatches Four-Legged Duckling]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:34:59 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/209*120/Four+Legged+Duckling+p1.jpg
Hatching animals is nothing new to one Sulphur Louisiana family, but they were surprised when one of their young ducklings was a little different. The duckling has not two but four legs.]]>
<![CDATA[Face Appears in Sky During Fireworks]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:27:39 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/figure+in+the+sky+1.jpg
A mysterious figure in the sky has residents talking in suburban Melrose Park, Illinois.]]>
<![CDATA[Skull Intercepted at Airport]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:47:36 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/primate-skull.jpg
One of the tasks of U.S. Customs and Border Protection at Washington Dulles International Airport is to intercept agriculture products that pose potential threats to America's industries, but a few unusual items...

Photo Credit: Courtsey of U.S. Customs and Border Protection ]]>
<![CDATA[Puppies to Ping-Pong: How to Kill Time at Airports]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:17:44 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/airport_generic.jpg
Forget napping in uncomfortable airport furniture, feigning interest in duty-free goods and drinking one too many overpriced beer. At last, airports are learning how to entertain their guests during layovers and...

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<![CDATA[Dog Owners Who Neglect Pup Poop on Own Lawns May Be Fined by NY Town ]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:02:46 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/No-Poop-Dogs-Generic.jpg
One Long Island village is proposing fines for dog owners who don’t clean up after their pets – even on their own property – according to published reports. Lawmakers in North Hills proposed the...]]>
<![CDATA[Dozens of Giant African Snails Seized at LAX]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:36:56 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/giant-african-snails-lax.jpg
Los Angeles International Airport customs inspectors intercepted a pair of baskets containing dozens of live giant African snails, described by federal officials as one of the largest and most destructive...

Photo Credit: USDA APHIS PPQ Los Angeles ]]>
<![CDATA[Couple Caught Having Sex on Chipotle Roof: Police]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:32:12 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/184*120/Suh+Germack.JPG
Police say two people were engaging in sexual intercourse above a Delaware Chipotle restaurant.

Photo Credit: Newark Police]]>
<![CDATA[Dead Body Falls Out of Coroner's Van Along Busy Road]]> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 19:44:35 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/dead+body+falls+out+of+coroner+van+crop2.jpg
Drivers traveling on a busy Bucks County, Pennsylvania, road Friday had to navigate an unusual obstruction -- a gurney carrying a corpse. A Bucks County Coroner's Office van was traveling down the 100 block...

Photo Credit: Jerry Bradley/LevittownNow.com]]>
<![CDATA[Man Exposed Himself to 2 Teenage Girls: Police]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 13:36:52 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/police_generic21.jpg
A man exposed himself to two teenage girls and followed them in his vehicle, according to police.]]>
<![CDATA[Heads Up! 'Supermoon' Appears Saturday]]> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 19:20:00 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/0711supermoon.jpg
The full moon on Saturday will appear to be unusually big. In fact, it will be a "supermoon."]]>
<![CDATA[Florida Woman Strips, Does Yoga in Street: Cops]]> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:53:35 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/071114+michele+rene+cernak.jpg
A woman who was stripping and doing yoga in the middle of a Florida street was arrested Wednesday, police said. Police had received two calls about the woman, who onlookers said seemed to be under the influence....

Photo Credit: Marion County Sheriff's Office]]>
<![CDATA[Co. Paints Drought-Stricken Lawns]]> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 07:14:11 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/07-09-2014-grass-painting.jpg
Business is booming for a Bay Area company thanks to California's severe drought. Green Canary has been painting lawns that have turned brown due to a lack of water. The company uses green, water-based paint to...

Photo Credit: Marianne Favro]]>
<![CDATA[$76M in Pot Found in Truck]]> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:49:29 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/bakersfield+uhaul+marijuana+bust.PNG
Police said they discovered $76 million worth of marijuana when they pulled over a U-Haul truck driver who ran a red light in Bakersfield Wednesday. Two officers could smell the marijuana during the...]]>
<![CDATA[Liquor Store Customers Dodge Deer]]> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:42:55 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/179*120/deer+liquor+store.jpg
Employees and customers at Quick 6 Liquors in Weymouth, Massachusetts were in for a surprise Tuesday when an unexpected guest came barging in.

Photo Credit: Quick 6 Liquors]]>
<![CDATA["Free" Written on Abandoned Dog]]> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 22:58:56 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/0708-Benicia-Dog.jpg
An abandoned dog was found with the words "free" and "I need a home" written on it in permanent marker in a typically dog-friendly Northern California community last week. Shannon Bettencourt just finished...]]>
<![CDATA[Caught on Camera: Bear Finds Food at Family Home]]> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:36:07 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/bear+in+devore+2.PNG
A hungry bear wandered into the backyard of a Southern California home and was caught on camera removing the lid to a trash can to get access to the contents inside The bear wandered into the backyard of a home...

Photo Credit: LLN]]>
<![CDATA[Potato Salad Kickstarter Nets $50K]]> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 11:00:32 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/493921249.jpg
The world's most expensive potato salad is taking over Kickstarter, but some of the people paying for it won't even get a taste. A Columbus, Ohio, man has raised nearly $60,000 on the popular fund-raising...

Photo Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto]]>
<![CDATA[Python Trapped in Barbecue Grill]]> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 13:34:14 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/178*120/pythonbbqgrill.jpg
Residents in Florida City trapped a Burmese python in a barbecue grill on Thursday. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue's venom unit responded to the call for help from residents, who trapped the 12-foot-long snake in...

Photo Credit: Arnold Piedrahita Jr.]]>
<![CDATA[Drought in North Texas Spawns Grasshopper Invasion]]> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 02:30:36 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/160*120/GKS_cAfLUudmmbjkZtcN-2.jpg
For yet another year, the dry spring and ongoing drought left North Texans with a loud, destructive summer annoyance: a lot of grasshoppers. Texas A&M Agrilife experts said the combination of a warm, dry...

Photo Credit: Hannah Khalaf]]>