<![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 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 04:17:28 -0400 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 04:17:28 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Human Skull Donated to Thrift Store]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:34:28 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/013012+human+skull+generic.jpg
Police asked for the public's help to locate whoever donated a human skull to an Austin, Texas, thrift store. Homicide Detective Derek Israel said Wednesday that foul play was not suspected in the...

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<![CDATA[Unbelievable Animals: Rare Blue Lobster Found]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:07:27 -0400 here.]]> here.]]> http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/214*120/Blue+Lobster.jpg
Check out some of the craziest animals and the stories behind them.

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<![CDATA[Shell Shocker: Rare Blue Lobster Found]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:57:03 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/rareblue-lobster.jpg
A rare blue lobster has found a permanent home at the Maine State Aquarium. 14 year-old Meghan Laplante was out pulling traps with her dad on Saturday when they pulled up the rare blue lobster.]]>
<![CDATA[Drunk Man Lets Boy Steer Moving Car: Police]]> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 23:00:26 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Clarence+Hairston+mug+shot.jpg
A Delaware County man is behind bars after police say he was drunk behind the wheel while his 8-year-old nephew was steering the car.

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<![CDATA[Wiggly Lines Fixed After Confusing Commute]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:20:34 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/219*120/restriping+wiggly+lines.jpg
Police in Maryland are investigating after a body was found in two bags Sunday morning in a suburb northwest of Washington, D.C. Police found the body parts after receiving a call asking them to check up on...]]>
<![CDATA[Naked "Messiah" Attacks Driver: Police]]> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 07:02:29 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Half-Naked-Man-Thrown-From-.jpg
A heated argument led to one cook stabbing another in a Queens Village restaurant Saturday night.

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<![CDATA[Cops: Couple Had Fake Babies]]> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 13:48:46 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/fake-baby-th.jpg
A 5-day-old New Jersey boy is in critical but stable condition after he stopped breathing suddenly over the weekend, possibly because of a bacterial infection, his parents]]>
<![CDATA[Calif. Bill: Dogs Can Eat Out]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:18:58 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/051213+Cupcake+dog.jpg
Bay Area animal shelters are bracing for what they fear may be an ill-advised rush to acquire pet turtles and tortoises after the box office success of the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie."We fear...]]>
<![CDATA[No "Purge" Coming to Philly Tonight]]> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 15:30:24 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Purge+Philly+Flyer+Social.jpg
Officials with the New Jersey Division of Fire Safety have issued a statewide emergency bulletin about a dangerous challenge with fire being completed by teens across the state and country.

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<![CDATA[Suspect Claims He's Ex-STP Singer]]> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:14:22 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/180*120/scottweiland+-+14.jpg
A Massachusetts man has been sentenced to probation after being found guilty of trespassing at singer Taylor Swift's seaside mansion in Rhode Island.

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<![CDATA[400 Chinchillas Rescued]]> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 18:01:21 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Chinchillas50820REAL.jpg
Four hundred chinchillas were rescued by the San Diego Humane Society during an eight-hour operation Tuesday in Vista, the largest animal rescue operation ever by the humane society.]]>
<![CDATA[Steve-O Behind SeaWorld Sign Prank]]> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:02:43 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Sea-World-Sign-Steveo.jpg
Four hundred chinchillas were rescued by the San Diego Humane Society during an eight-hour operation Tuesday in Vista, the largest animal rescue operation ever by the humane society.

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<![CDATA["Ninja" Tries to Kill Uncle With Hammer: Police]]> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 09:09:45 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Michael-Norley-Jr-Lead.jpg
A Montgomery County man accused of attacking his uncle while dressed up as a ninja is behind bars.

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<![CDATA[Girl Calls 911 for Botched Pot Deal]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:39:38 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Amanda-Twomey-Jackson-Crisler.jpg
The estate of Anna Nicole Smith has failed in its final bid to obtain her late husband's money, seven years after the death of the Playboy model and reality TV star.

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<![CDATA[Man Shows Up for Jail in T-Shirt With Picture of His Mug Shot]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:32:44 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/1200x675-Burt1.jpg
A Maine man who reported for a jail sentence showed up in some odd attire.

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<![CDATA[Hiker Falls Just After Proposing]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:27:38 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/180*120/bradandjainee.jpg
A New Jersey couple about to celebrate their 47th wedding anniversary has been reunited with their lost wedding photos, just one day after NBC 4 New York aired a report about a Staten Island couple who found the...

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<![CDATA[Philly Will Not Be "Purged" on Friday]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:22:19 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Purge+Philly+Flyer+Social.jpg
Rumors swirling on social networks about a real-life purge -- where a band of psychopaths go around and commit mass murder -- coming to Philadelphia are as fake as the film they’re based.

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<![CDATA[Navy Sailboat Put on Auction Block for $25]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:57:17 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/navy+sailboat+auction.JPG
Got $25? You could just buy yourself a sailboat, thanks to the U.S. Navy. As part of a government liquidation, the U.S. Department of Defense is auctioning off a 50-foot sailboat to the highest bidder.

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<![CDATA[Woman Steals, Crashes Police Car]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 13:42:06 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Felicitas-Flores-SDPD.jpg
A 22-year-old San Diego woman took a joy ride in a stolen police car Friday night, leading officers on a long, high-speed pursuit and ultimately crashing the vehicle. According to the San Diego...

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<![CDATA[Man in 'Hoagiefest' Shirt Robs Wawa]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:13:06 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/211*120/Mount+Laurel+HoagieFest+Wawa+Theft.JPG
Thief masquerades as Wawa worker to steal smokes, police say.

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<![CDATA[Mutilated Bodies of Cats Found in Philly Neighborhood]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 19:30:47 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Mayfair-Cats-Bodies.jpg
Gruesome discoveries in the city’s Mayfair section have led to concerns for the safety of stray kittens in the neighborhood.

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<![CDATA[Man Gets Shot in Head, Walks to Hospital]]> Sun, 17 Aug 2014 07:17:59 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Hospital+generic+722.jpg
A man in a New York suburb with a gunshot wound to the head was apparently able to walk himself to the hospital, authorities in Westchester County said Saturday. Authorities were investigating the circumstances...]]>
<![CDATA[Pot Plants Worth $5M Removed From SoCal Public Park]]> Sat, 16 Aug 2014 07:44:33 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/pot+bust+oc+august+15+copy.jpg
A wrong-way motorist accused of driving under the influence of meth and hitting and injuring multiple cyclists on Fiesta Island in San Diego was found with a baggie of meth hidden in her vagina, a...]]>
<![CDATA[Uncanny: "Canstruction" Sculptures Made From Thousands of Cans ]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:31:38 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Canstruction_39%5B1%5D.jpg
Sculptures made of cans are on display at Merchandise Mart in Chicago as part of the 8th annual Canstruction competition, during which teams create the large sculptures made of thousands of canned goods.

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<![CDATA["Ima Thief" Busted for Stealing: PD]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 11:07:13 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/imathiefbondcourt.jpg
A South Florida man who told police his name was Ima Thief was met by a judge's laughter when he appeared in bond court Thursday on charges he tried to steal two televisions from a

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<![CDATA[2 Rescued From Scaffolding Stuck 20 Stories Up in NYC]]> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:25:36 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/scaffold+rescue.jpg
Alcatraz opened its prison doors 80 years ago to the nation’s most dangerous criminals, and its notoriety endures on the big and small screens.

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<![CDATA[Residents Set Up Dog Walker "Wall of Shame"]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:23:31 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Dog-Poop-Shaming.jpg
The dog found in an abandoned Long Island house with fur so thick and matted it could barely walk has been adopted, officials say, and a $2,000 reward is being offered for information about the person...]]>
<![CDATA[Number Goof Leads to Years of Alcatraz Misdials]]> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:36:14 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/edtAP7106130276.jpg
Police arrested an Elmo, a Spider-Man and two men dressed as Iron Man in Times Square over the weekend as authorities posted fliers in the Crossroads of the World reminding tourists they don't have to pay...

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<![CDATA[Masked Vigilantes Patrol Park]]> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:31:46 -0400 http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/xtreme+justice+league+north+park.JPG
A California man who sexually abused his 5-year-old niece and created a video montage of explicit images of the child will spend the next 35 years in prison, a San Diego judge ruled]]>