<![CDATA[NBC 10 Philadelphia - Weird News]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/weird http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC10_40x125.png NBC 10 Philadelphia http://www.nbcphiladelphia.comen-usTue, 31 May 2016 21:49:51 -0400Tue, 31 May 2016 21:49:51 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Man Pays Fine With Buckets of Coins]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 11:00:43 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/052716+Penny.jpg
A Texas man paid a traffic fine with thousands of pennies in "protest" of a speeding ticket. Brett Sanders believes he did nothing wrong when he was ticketed for driving nine miles per hour over the speed limit...

Photo Credit: Brett Sanders]]>
<![CDATA[Black Bear Spotted in Quakertown]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 21:46:41 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/180*120/Quakertown+Bear.jpeg
A curious black bear was spotted snacking on seed from a Quakertown resident's bird feeder on Thursday.

Photo Credit: Darrin Trocine]]>
<![CDATA[Teen's Glasses Used for Art Prank]]> Fri, 27 May 2016 11:07:11 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/0526-2016-SFMOMAGlasses.jpg
A prank by a San Jose, California, teen has gone viral and made news around the world.TJ Cruda and his friends put a pair of glasses on the floor at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art earlier this

Photo Credit: TJ Cruda
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<![CDATA[Flintstones Car Parked Illegally]]> Thu, 26 May 2016 21:06:21 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.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[Man Climbs Hollywood Sign]]> Thu, 26 May 2016 10:17:25 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/hollywood-sign-climb-chopper.JPG
A man climbed the Hollywood Sign while waving a flag that read, "I'm Back," prompting a multi-agency response, including a helicopter, on Wednesday.The man, revealed to be a self-proclaimed YouTube prankster...

Photo Credit: KNBC-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Going to Prom in Trooper Car?]]> Wed, 25 May 2016 08:19:05 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/teenprom.jpg
An accident on the road to prom could have spelled disaster for two New Jersey high school seniors, but the two troopers who responded to the scene stepped in to get the boys to the dance in time.

Photo Credit: Alison Carroll]]>
<![CDATA[Detroit Police Want Philly Officers to Dance: #RunningManChallenge]]> Wed, 25 May 2016 13:28:37 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/196*120/Detroit+Police+Running+Man+Challenge.JPG
Are Philadelphia Police ready to dance?

Photo Credit: Detroit Police Department Facebook
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<![CDATA[Ospreys Drop Fish, Kitten From Nest]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 09:52:02 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.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[NYPD-NYFD Brawl During Charity Game]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 16:00:38 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/fdny+nypd+brawl.jpg
A charity football game between members of the FDNY and the NYPD was meant to be a family-friendly outing in Coney Island but quickly turned into a bloody brawl when a verbal dispute escalated on the field.

Photo Credit: Angel Zayas]]>
<![CDATA[Texas Man Reels in Shark]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 09:59:38 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/052216+Shark+Plano+man.jpg
A Plano, Texas, man's "catch of the day" almost took a chunk of his leg.With his cameras rolling, adventure fisherman George Saber reeled in a shark a mile and half off the Corpus Christi coast."He obviously...

Photo Credit: George Saber]]>
<![CDATA[Man Who Wheeled Corpse Down Street Charged with Murder]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 09:48:52 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/dead-body-dolly-0520.jpg
A man accused of wheeling his wife’s dead body on a dolly through a Staten Island neighborhood Friday morning is in custody, authorities said Saturday.

Photo Credit: NBC 4 New York]]>
<![CDATA[Blimp Makes Emergency Landing in Philly]]> Fri, 20 May 2016 23:48:21 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/BlimpCrash.jpg
A blimp floated seemingly out of control before landing and deflating in what appeared to be a construction zone off I-95 in Fishtown Friday evening.

Photo Credit: SkyForce10/Sheree Revilla
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<![CDATA['School' Misspelled on Diploma ]]> Fri, 20 May 2016 17:24:48 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.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...

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<![CDATA[Ferris Bueller's 'Day Off' in 2016]]> Fri, 20 May 2016 09:38:47 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Ferris+Bueller.jpg
In honor of the 30th anniversary of the 1986 Chicago classic "Ferris Bueller's Day Off," Chicago Magazine calculated the cash needed to pull off Ferris, Cam and Sloane's iconic adventures, from parking downtown...]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Sacrificed Chickens ]]> Fri, 20 May 2016 06:54:21 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/20160519+Rooster+Survived.jpg
A Northern Virginia woman has been accused of sacrificing as many as 12 to 15 chickens each week in her townhome in suburban Sterling, Virginia.Mercy Carrion was arrested May 5 after a confidential informant...

Photo Credit: NBC Washington]]>
<![CDATA[Surf and Turf Arrest]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 20:00:42 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.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[NYC Ad Agencies' Post-It Notes War to End]]> Wed, 25 May 2016 14:21:41 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/mic-drop-close-up.jpg
Rival New York City ad agencies wage war in the form of Post-it notes. See photos of their creative jabs.

Photo Credit: Havas Worldwide]]>
<![CDATA[Police Chase Ends in NJ Cemetery]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 07:01:06 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/tlmd_generic_police.jpg
A driver who ran a red light in New Jersey sparked a police chase that ended in a cemetery, where he was brought down by a stun gun after an attempt to flee on foot, authorities said.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Trucker in Loincloth in Wal-Mart:PD]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 05:13:34 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/walmart+sign+generic.jpg
A New Mexico truck driver is facing charges after authorities said he exposed himself to a woman inside a New Jersey Wal-Mart, wandered around the store in a loincloth, began masturbating and then urinated...

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Philly Jesus: 'I'm Innocent' of Store Trespass]]> Wed, 18 May 2016 16:04:59 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Philly-Jesus.jpg
Philly Jesus may preach a message of peace but he is putting up a fight against trespassing charges stemming from his arrest at a Center City Apple Store.

Photo Credit: Jen A. Miller]]>
<![CDATA[Warning to Residents After Bear Sighting Near MontCo High School]]> Wed, 18 May 2016 11:02:10 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Franconia+Township+Black+Bear+Souderton.jpg
Police in Montgomery County have a warning for residents: if you see a black bear, keep away and call police.

Photo Credit: Franconia Township Police
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<![CDATA[Firefighters Rescue Dog From Pond]]> Wed, 18 May 2016 17:05:54 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/199*120/51716doggy.jpg
Firefighters in New Jersey rescued a dog that became stranded on an island of debris in a pond Tuesday after chasing a flock of geese.

Photo Credit: Bloomfield FD]]>
<![CDATA[Meet the 'Game of Thrones' Dothraki Language Creator]]> Wed, 18 May 2016 07:12:21 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/DAVIDPETERSON.jpg
When the misogynistic, male Dothraki characters launch into curse-laden tirades on "Game of Thrones," viewers have a 35-year-old Orange County father and a University of California Berkeley graduate to thank. Or

Photo Credit: Courtesy of David J. Peterson
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<![CDATA[Mom Makes 'Permission Slip' for Sons to Climb Trees]]> Tue, 17 May 2016 09:46:37 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/tree+generic.jpg
When Julie Holcombe's twin sixth-grade sons told her a man approached them to ask them to stop climbing a tree on a school's property because he was worried about a possible lawsuit if they fell, she was...

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<![CDATA[West Philly 'Chick' Turns Table on Pesky Squirrel]]> Mon, 16 May 2016 15:07:26 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_000000015311914_1200x675_686656579743.jpg
NBC10 crews found a gutsy chick taking on a pesky squirrel in an empty West Philly lot Monday. The squirrel chased the baby bird before it turned around and held its ground, sending the squirrel away to a nearby...]]>
<![CDATA[Baby Opossum Found in Toilet]]> Mon, 16 May 2016 14:05:15 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.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 18:15:13 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.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 11:35:37 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.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[Missing Lab Found 720 Miles Away]]> Wed, 11 May 2016 08:47:57 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/Dominguez_and_Brownie.jpg
After three years and 720 miles between them, a New Mexico man and his beloved pooch, Brownie, were reunited in San Diego County.The 7-year-old Labrador retriever was spotted wandering the streets last week in...

Photo Credit: San Diego County Animal Services]]>
<![CDATA[60 Lbs. of Opium Found in Tea Bags]]> Wed, 11 May 2016 04:41:25 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/opium2.jpg
Three women were arrested at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport Tuesday after authorities found 60 pounds of opium hidden in their luggage.U.S. Customs and Border Patrol confirmed the women were on...

Photo Credit: U.S. Customs and Border Protection]]>
<![CDATA[Suspected Serial Burglar Uses Mickey Mouse Ornament, Shovel to Break Into Montco Home]]> Wed, 11 May 2016 05:17:34 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Whitpain+Twp+Burglaries+Shovel.jpg
Police in Montgomery County have released new surveillance video showing an alleged burglar bust his way into a home with a shovel.The incident happened Monday afternoon in the township’s Blue Bell...]]>