<![CDATA[NBC 10 Philadelphia - Weird News]]>Copyright 2019 https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/weird http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC10_40x125.png NBC 10 Philadelphia https://www.nbcphiladelphia.com en-usWed, 23 Jan 2019 17:06:08 -0500Wed, 23 Jan 2019 17:06:08 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Puppy Survives Euthanasia Attempt, Finds New Family]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2019 21:01:41 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/RudolphDogEuthanizedSurvived.jpg

A 7-month-old mixed pit bull pup named Rudolph, who survived an overcrowded shelter that tried to euthanize him, has found his forever home, an animal shelter official said Tuesday.

In a Jan. 16 Facebook post, the Kings Harvest No Kill Pet Rescue Shelter in Davenport, Iowa, described the experience of “this adorable young man” at another shelter. That post has been shared more than 2,000 times.

“Thank goodness the vet said he wouldn’t do it again,” read the Facebook post. “So we brought him to our shelter in hopes somebody would come adopt him and give him a second chance at life.”

Rochelle Dougall, Kings Harvest Pet Rescue's assistant director, said the shelter partnered with a non-profit rescue organization called Save Our Strays to rescue Rudolph from his previous shelter and transport him to Iowa. 

Dougall would not name the previous shelter; Kings Harvest often volunteers to take dogs that might be euthanized at other shelters because of overcrowding.

Although Dougall said it was the first time her shelter had heard of a euthanized dog waking up, similar cases have occurred with other shelters across the country.

In 2018, one Texas dog was left blinded after a failed euthanasia attempt, CBS Austin reported.

“Euthanasia is usually just an overdose of anesthetic,” Dougall explained. “You have to hit the vein and you have to make sure you give enough. It could have been a combination of missing the right spot or not giving enough, so that he just went to sleep and woke up.”

Dougall said that the shelter’s veterinarians assured Rudolph was in tip-top shape. The only notable trait was that Rudolph “had a serenity to him,” which Dougall said was “quite unusual for a little pup.”

But the puppy’s calm personality transformed when Davenport residents Joyce Valentine, her 24-year-old son, Mitch, and his best friend entered the shelter on Jan. 18.

“He was just the sweetest little thing, and it seems like he really took to Mitch right away,” Valentine said. “[Rudolph] interacted with them, he started playing with them.”

Valentine said that because she’s a nurse, Rudolph’s traumatic experience “really tugged at [her] heart.” The family has since dubbed the puppy Rudy.

“He is such a strong little guy,” Valentine said. “And I was really hoping that I’d get to be apart of his story and his life, and give him the best life that I can.”

Despite the dozens of applications, calls and Facebook messages the shelter received about adopting the dog, Dougall said the decision about Rudolph’s new family really rested with the pup himself. Dougall said the puppy “really lit up and just instantly connected” with Mitch.

The shelter also wanted to ensure that Rudolph ended up with a local family, in accordance with the shelter’s adoption contract.

Since his adoption, Rudy has even won over Valentine’s 4-year-old rescue pit bull, Thatchet. 

“We have dubbed him as the ‘doggy dad,’” Valentine said. “They sleep together, they cuddle up together, they play really well together. Thatchet is really quite gentle with him.”

Valentine said Rudy has already proven to be “such a smart little dog” by learning new commands every day. He’s already learned the hand commands for sit and down.

“I just encourage people to adopt a dog,” Valentine said. “Most of them are just wonderful little guys, and they deserve a happy and healthy home.”

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Kings Harvest No Kill Pet Rescue
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<![CDATA[Odd Rescue: Horse Trapped in Dumpster Hoisted to Safety]]> Sat, 19 Jan 2019 23:40:34 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/horse-rescue-oc.jpg

After a horse became trapped in a dumpster in Orange County, California for hours, firefighters successfully hoisted the animal to safety Friday afternoon.

The call came into crews at 2:30 p.m. of a trapped horse at the Golden West Stables, Huntington Beach Fire Department said.

"I was actually in my horse's stall getting ready and then I heard my mother say, 'there's a horse in the dumpster!' And my heart stopped," said Brooke Winger, who owns a horse named Abby at the center.

Winger said the horse who became trapped was being led to the lower arena area when the horse started running.

The horse essentially got loose and stepped on the lid of the dumpster thinking it was a flat surface. 

The horse plunged into the dumpster, with one leg hanging out.

After about two and a half hours of Winger and the horse's owner keeping it calm, the animal was hoisted to safety by fire crews.

A veterinarian checked the horse, but it appeared to have minor scratches and would be just fine, Winger said. 

Photo Credit: Huntington Beach Fire ]]>
<![CDATA[Email Prompts Man to Attend Stranger's Vt. Bachelor Party ]]> Fri, 18 Jan 2019 07:20:51 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/215*120/will14.jpg

A typo in an email address connected total strangers — and will result in an unlikely guest at a party in Vermont this weekend.

“I try to be open to things in life,” said Will Novak of Arizona, who was accidentally invited to the bachelor party of a man he never met.

A typo meant the invitation went to Will instead of to Bill Novak of Brooklyn, because their email addresses — like their names — are just a single letter off from one another.

“He’s a really nice guy,” Bill Novak said of Will Novak, referring to the email and texting friendship that developed after other party guests sorted out the email confusion.

The invitation was to a bachelor party for a man named Angelo and will be held this weekend at Vermont’s Okemo Mountain Resort.

Will Novak responded to the misdirected message, accepting the invitation, because he said he thought Angelo and his friends seemed cool.

“The fact they wrote back and met me at my level of intensity and enthusiasm and were like, ‘You seem great, you’re hilarious, come on out — let’s have fun,’ was amazing,” Will Novak said.

“It’s very crazy,” Bill Novak acknowledged, adding that he thinks his group of friends will all get along with the stranger from Arizona, based on the sense of humor and fun Will has demonstrated.

The director of Okemo’s ski-and-ride school said he will give the Arizonan beginner lessons, hoping to get his skills to the point where he can take an easy run with the whole bachelor party.

“I’ve never heard of anything even close to something like this,” ski-and-ride instructor Chris Saylor said of the unusual reason the guest is attending the bachelor party. “I think the friendship they’re going to build with people they’ve never met before, just through an errant email — it’s going to be stories for a lifetime!”

Bill Novak, the intended guest, said he can’t wait to meet the other Novak, and made a T-shirt staking his claim that he’s the “real” Will Novak.

Will Novak, the one in Arizona, said he is curious if his return trip home Sunday may be delayed by snow this weekend in New England. If it is, no biggie, he said: he’ll just have more time to spend with his new buddies.

Thursday, Gov. Phil Scott, R-Vermont, tweeted well-wishes to the groom-to-be and the guests at the bachelor party.

“Please extend my congratulations to Angelo and his bride-to-be on their wedding!” Scott tweeted. “It’s always great when new people visit Vermont. I hope you all have a fun weekend. Be safe and enjoy the snow!”

Photo Credit: necn]]>
<![CDATA[Iowa Man Gets "Jackpot Treatment" for $1 Lotto Ticket Win]]> Fri, 18 Jan 2019 12:16:46 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+LOTTERY+WINNER+011719.00_00_07_01.Still006THUMB.jpg

An Iowa man got the "Jackpot treatment" after winning $1 off a scratch-off lotto ticket. Tyler Heep decided to cash in the winning ticket at the Iowa Lottery Headquarters and was presented with a big check for his win. Heep spent his winnings on a gallon of gas.

<![CDATA['River of Chocolate' Blocks Highway Traffic After Truck Fail]]> Tue, 15 Jan 2019 15:29:31 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/chocolate+truck+spill.jpg

A tanker truck hauling thousands of gallons of liquid chocolate rolled over on the interstate near Flagstaff, Arizona, on Monday, leaving a river of sweetness all over the road. "This will be a sweet cleanup!," the state Department of Public Safety tweeted. (Credit: Arizona Department of Public Safety)

Photo Credit: @Arizona_DPS]]>
<![CDATA[Googly-Eyed 'Marty' the Grocery Robot to Roam Your Market]]> Tue, 15 Jan 2019 11:43:18 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/giantstorerobot.png

A googly-eyed robot is showing up at your local GIANT Food Stores grocery aisle.

The tall, gray robot named “Marty” moves around the store unassisted, identifying liquid, powder and bulk food spills and quickly correcting the issue to “mitigate risk caused by such spills,” GIANT Food Stores says.

Marty has already been unleashed for trial runs over the past year in stores in Harrisburg and Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

“Bringing robotics and A.I. from a research lab to the sales floor has been a very exciting journey, and we were thrilled by the customer response in our pilot stores,” GIANT Food Stores president Nicholas Bertram said. “Our associates have worked hard to bring this innovation to life with amazing partners.”

The supermarket company, founded in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, has 172 locations spread out across Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. Versions of Marty will be deployed at each store with the goal of giving workers most time to serve customers, GIANT said.

Marty should be at your assistance by the middle of the year, GIANT said.

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<![CDATA[Pizza From a Vending Machine?]]> Wed, 16 Jan 2019 09:28:55 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_100000003266652.JPG

Ohio State University debuted their new pizza vending machine. It is the third machine of it's type in the United States, though they're common in Europe.

<![CDATA[Man Drives Car Into New Jersey Jail, Deputies Say]]> Mon, 14 Jan 2019 06:56:50 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/troy-mcdonald-inset.jpg

A driver crashed into an entrance of the Bergen County Jail in Hackensack, deputies said Sunday. 

Troy H. McDonald, 51, of South Hackensack, struck the northwest administrative entrance on Friday afternoon, according to the Bergen County Sheriff's Office. 

The area of the jail where inmates are held wasn't affected, deputies said. 

McDonald was charged with causing damage to the building, burglary and criminal mischief. He was treated for injuries but was expected to survive. 

No one inside the jail was hurt. 

Photo Credit: Bergen County Sheriff's Office ]]>
<![CDATA[The Struggle Is Real: Mouse Runs Down Escalator Going Up]]> Sun, 13 Jan 2019 13:55:10 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/mouse-on-escalator.PNG

For one mouse at Rockefeller Center, the struggle was real... and somehow, relatable. 

A mouse was spotted scurrying across the lobby of the iconic New York City skyscraper when it took a turn to go down an escalator to the concourse. 

Unfortunately, the escalator was going up. 

That didn't stop the furry rodent from making a Sisyphean attempt to outrun the escalator. It ran for several minutes, never making it more than one step down. 

It's not clear what happened to the mouse, whose struggle outlasted its videographer. 

It's not the first mouse to get attention at 30 Rock. Several mice were seen running rampant at a Just Salad in the concourse after hours in November, causing the restaurant to close permanently. 

But this mouse may belong to a more rarified club of animals who capture the fancy of New Yorkers, including the pizza rat, avocado-eating squirrel and bagel-wearing pigeon

Photo Credit: NBC 4 New York ]]>
<![CDATA[NJ Officials Want You to Stay Away From the Seals]]> Wed, 09 Jan 2019 09:28:25 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/WCAU_100000003164823.JPG

Animal experts at the Jersey Shore are asking people to keep their distance from a seal found resting along the shore. Officials had to move the seal from where it was found after people kept approaching it.

<![CDATA[Man Caught Licking Doorbell on Home Security System]]> Wed, 09 Jan 2019 08:37:14 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+DOORBELL+LICKER+010819.00_00_17_29.Still005THUMB.jpg

A man in Salinas, CA was caught on a home security system licking the homeowner's doorbell. Police identified the man, Roberto Daniel Arroyo, and said he returned to the residence later, urinating in front of the house and stealing extension cords. Police say Arroyo remains at large.

<![CDATA[Woman Wakes Up to Find Drunk Neighbor Snuggled Next to Her Dog]]> Thu, 03 Jan 2019 10:47:44 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/NC_dogintruder0102_1920x1080.jpg

A Wisconsin woman awakens to find an intoxicated intruder sleeping next to her 120-pound mastiff. WTMJ's Kristin Byrne reports.

<![CDATA[Celebrate New Year's Eve With Pennsylvania's Weird Drops]]> Mon, 31 Dec 2018 16:04:08 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/mushroom+peep+new+year%27s+eve+drop+split.jpg

A New Year's kiss during the Times Square ball drop is a romantic dream for countless couples. But truth be told, isn't it a little cliché at this point?

Yes, you can make the trek across two states and then wait among throngs of tourists and hope to catch a glimpse of the crystal ball from way in the back.

Or you can stay local and ring in the New Year a little differently. Can you say Peep drop? Or Mushroom drop?

That's right, Pennsylvania's renowned for ringing in the New Year with its own creative drops.

In Bethlehem, the home of candy company Just Born, Inc., you can watch as a giant, illuminated, 400-pound Peep chick make its way down a pole during the 10th annual Peepfest. And you don't even have to stay up late for this unique drop, as it happens at 5:15 p.m. Monday.

If you're not a Peep person, you can always head over to Harrisburg, where a giant strawberry will descend on Market Square to accompanying fireworks.

In Kennett Square, people celebrate the area's mushroom-growing industry with a giant mushroom drop downtown.

Lebanon honors its Pennsylvania Dutch traditions by lowering a giant bologna, which this year will be carried by a new mascot: The Bologna Ranger.

Beavertown sticks to its namesake by dropping a life-size plush beaver named "Bucky." Dillsburg also sticks with the word play by dropping a giant (dill) pickle.

Pottsville gives a nod to local brewery D.G. Yuengling & Son by raising a giant replica lager bottle, while Shamokin honors its history of coal mining by dropping a giant lump of coal.

And of course, in Hershey, a 7-foot-tall, 300-pound Hershey's Kiss will rise three stories up the historic Hershey Press Building. And rest assured, this Kiss will include the tip.

Photo Credit: NBC10, Jeff Fusco/AP Images for Just Born Quality]]>
<![CDATA[Flight Attendant's Dad Flies on All Her Flights on Christmas]]> Thu, 27 Dec 2018 06:17:36 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Flight+attendant+xmas.jpg

Many families travel to be with their loved ones for the holidays but one father took things to a whole new level this Christmas – literally.

Pierce Vaughn, a Delta flight attendant, was scheduled to work Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. But her father wasn’t about to miss the holiday with his daughter.

So, he traveled across the country, as a passenger on her flights.

The story was first posted by a fellow passenger, Mike Levy, who sat next to Vaughn’s father, Hal, on one of the flights at Detroit Metro Airport.

"I had the pleasure of sitting next to Hal on my flight back home. His daughter Pierce was our flight attendant who had to work over Christmas," Levy wrote on Facebook. "Hal decided he would spend the holiday with her. So, he is flying on each of her flights today and tomorrow around the country to spend time with his daughter for Christmas. What a fantastic father! Wish you both a very Merry Christmas!"

The post was shared more than 20,000 times, including by Vaughn herself, who said her father used his benefits to make it onto every flight.

"A special thanks to all of the patient, wonderful gate agents around the country and my perfect crew. He made it on every flight and even got first class RSW-DTW (Christmas miracle)," she wrote.

Delta confirmed the news in a statement saying, "We appreciate all of our employees for working during the holidays to serve Delta customers, and love seeing this awesome Dad having the chance to spend Christmas with his daughter – even while crisscrossing the country at 30,000 feet."

Photo Credit: Mike Levy
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<![CDATA[Hopping Horror: 2 Rabbits Wreak Havoc on Philly Neighborhood]]> Wed, 19 Dec 2018 06:41:15 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/BunniesTerrorizeNeighbors11pmNAKANOPKG_22497681.JPG

Residents of a Philadelphia neighborhood say two rabbits have wreaked havoc on their street, causing thousands of dollars’ worth of damage.

Nancy Nelson, who lives on the 4100 block of Orchard Street, reached out to NBC10 Tuesday, stating two large white rabbits had been spotted around her block, leaving feces on sidewalks and chewing through car wires.

Nelson said the rabbits caused up to $1100 in damage to her vehicle and also damaged her daughter’s car.

“The guy called me this morning and said, ‘He even ate two of your oxygen canisters besides all the wires they chewed on,’” Nelson said.

Residents believe the two rabbits were dropped off by an owner though officials haven’t confirmed where they came from.

Nelson said she put food inside crates and placed them outside her home. Yet while the rabbits ate the food, they didn’t stay in the crates.

NBC10 was there Tuesday night as neighbors chased after the rabbits. After about 90 minutes, one neighbor finally managed to capture one of the rabbits. But the other rabbit is still on the run.

“This story’s to be continued,” Nelson said. “Hopefully the other one took off somewhere.”

The captured rabbit was taken to ACCT Philly and given a new name. Jessica Rabbit.

<![CDATA[Holland Tunnel Wreaths Move After Voters Call for Change]]> Tue, 18 Dec 2018 09:28:39 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/NEW+HOLLOND+TUNNEL.jpg

The Port Authority have moved a pair of controversial Christmas wreaths on the Holland Tunnel after a majority of commuters voted for change in an online poll. 

More than 80 percent of the 21,500 votes the agency received were in favor of moving an A-shaped wreath to the letter "A" — and completely removing an O-shaped wreath, moving it to the Journal Square PATH station, Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton said at press conference Monday afternoon. 

“As you know, a commuter made the suggestion a little over a week ago that the holiday decorations ought to be moved into different positions," Cotton said.

"...[W]e’re delighted to have responded, we’re delighted to have listened, and we’re delighted to have made that change,” he added. 

The Port Authority moved the wreaths Monday night. 

The Port Authority conducted a survey asking people to choose the wreath placement they felt was most optimal after commuter Cory Windelspecht started a petition to move a Christmas tree wreath that’s shaped like an “A” from the “N” on the Holland Tunnel sign to the “A.”

The wreath’s placement on a dissimilar letter “triggers anyone with the slightest hint of OCD every time they enter the city,” the petition said, adding that it’s “unsightly and ruins the holiday festivities for people to enjoy on such a great piece of architecture.”

“You’ve obviously put the wreath over the ‘O’ and another wreath over the ‘U’ cause it’s kind of ‘O’ shaped, but with the tree, you didn’t give a flying f--- because you put the A-shaped tree over the N,” Windelspecht told NJ.com.

Windelspecht started a petition that amassed over 2,800 signatures. He said Monday he thought it would be a Christmas miracle if anyone actually did anything about his Holland Tunnel rant.

"Everyone just thought I was crazy," he said. "They were probably right." 

Even Budweiser joined in the debate. The company tweeted a picture of its Newark brewery supporting Windelspecht. The picture shows a wreath over the "U" and a tree over the "E" in Budweiser. 

The Port Authority's poll offered four options: 

  • Leave the decorations as they are
  • Move the tree to hang over the “A” in the word “HOLLAND”
  • Move the tree to hang over the “A” and remove the second wreath that’s now over the “U” in the world “TUNNEL”
  • Add a tree to hang over the “A”, but keep and adjust the existing tree to make the decorations symmetrical
Windelspecht said Monday, "I'm happy we made a change. I'm happy people had fun with it."

"I'm going to smile every time I go through this, knowing we did something cool."

The decorations are handmade by the Port Authority maintenance department, and are freshly made with real branches each season for commuters to enjoy -- and analyze.

Photo Credit: News 4
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<![CDATA[$293,000 Cash Still Missing After Truck Spills on NJ Highway]]> Fri, 14 Dec 2018 23:19:30 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/Brinks_Truck_Still.jpg

Authorities are looking for $293,000 in still-missing cash after an armored truck rained money onto a New Jersey highway Thursday morning, causing two crashes as drivers attempted to collect the loot scattered across several lanes. 

Videos posted on social media show a Brink’s truck parked on the side of Route 3 in East Rutherford as one armored truck driver desperately tried to collect the cash on the road. Police said one of the truck's doors may have malfunctioned and become unsecured shortly before 8:30 a.m.

"The driver seemed to be both kind of laughing and crying at the same time, and he was kind of running around, telling people to stop," said Betsy Richards, who witnessed the cash grab as she commuted into the city on a bus. 

"I did see $100 bills, and 5's and 10's and 50's, so it was at least $10,000 on the highway," said Richards.  

East Rutherford Police said Friday that two plastic bags containing a total of $510,000 fell onto the roadway.

Drivers and the Brink's personnel recovered roughly $205,000 on the spot. Five people later contacted police and turned in a little more than $11,000.  The remaining $293,535 was still missing as of Friday afternoon. 

Drivers leaving their vehicles to pick up the cash caused two accidents, police said.  In one video, a person can be seen attempting to collect some of the currency from the roadway. 

News 4 on the scene even captured one man who lives nearby wandering on the side of the highway hours later, casually perusing the field. 

"Nah, there's nothing over here," the man later told News 4, laughing. "They took it all, guys."

While witnesses got quite a kick out of watching drivers scrambling to pick up the cash -- like a game of Frogger in between moving traffic -- police are reminding the public it's theft. Anyone who collected money in connection with the spill is urged to call the East Rutherford Police Department "to make arrangements for its return with no charges filed." 

As of Thursday afternoon, police said several people had contacted the department in an attempt to locate money they had found on the highway. 

Brinks "provides U.S. and global security services including secure logistics, cash management, payment and retail back office solutions," according to its website. 

A vice president for the company said Thursday he could "confirm that there was an incident with one of our trucks this morning which we are investigating."

Photo Credit: Sabrina Quagliozzi]]>
<![CDATA[Zombie Mall: Within the Walls of an Abandoned NJ Mall]]> Mon, 17 Dec 2018 11:22:35 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/escalators+thumb.jpg More than 35 years after its unveiling, the Burlington Center Mall in South Jersey maintains its building structure -- and not much else. Here's a closer look into southern New Jersey's "zombie mall."

Photo Credit: Dan Farrell]]>
<![CDATA[Traveler Busted at NY Airport With 70 Live Finches in Hair Rollers]]> Wed, 12 Dec 2018 18:22:38 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/finches+8.jpg On Saturday, U. S. Customs and Border Protection stopped a passenger arriving from Guyana and discovered they were carrying 70 live birds hidden in hair rollers in a black duffel bag.]]> <![CDATA[Calif. Man Rescued After 2 Days Stuck in Greasy Restaurant Vent]]> Wed, 12 Dec 2018 23:36:32 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/sanleandromanstuck.jpg

First responders on Wednesday rescued a trespasser — possibly a burglar — who was reportedly trapped for about two days in a grimy vent at a vacant Chinese food restaurant in San Lorenzo, according to officials.

The 29-year-old man, seen caked in grease as he was stuck in the narrow passageway, was taken into custody after being freed from the vent, officials said.

"It is likely he wound not have survived another day given the circumstances," the Alameda County Sheriff's Office wrote on Facebook.

Fire and sheriff's department units responded around 9:30 a.m. to the 700 block of Bockman Road after receiving word that someone was making faint calls for help from the restaurant, officials said.

As firefighters arrived at the scene, they heard someone moaning from inside the vacant building. They eventually found the man who told them he had been stuck in the duct system above the stove for about two days.

Crews managed to free him in about 30 minutes, according to officials. The man did not suffer any serious injuries, but he was said to be suffering from fatigue, body cramps and pain in his extremities. 

He was taken to a local hospital for treatment, according to the sheriff's office. He is expected to make a full recovery.

"At this time, we are conducting a trespassing and vandalism investigation," the sheriff's office said in a statement. "It is unknown if the suspect intended to commit a burglary."

Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area/Alameda County Sheriff's Department]]>
<![CDATA[102-Year Old Woman Breaks Skydiving Record for Charity]]> Thu, 13 Dec 2018 10:20:01 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/102yo-Woman-Skydiver.jpg

Irene O'Shea became the oldest woman to skydive at 102 when the Australian grandmother took part in a jump for the Motor Neurone Disease Association of South Australia on Dec. 9. She broke her own 2017 record for the same category.

<![CDATA[Girl Gives Lost $3 to Cops; They Give It Back 14 Years Later]]> Tue, 11 Dec 2018 10:59:24 -0500 https://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/images/213*120/girl+gets+money+back.jpg

Twelve-year-old Paige Woodie found $3 on the street in Monmouth Beach in 2004, and like the Girl Scout she once was, dutifully walked to the police department and turned the money in to officers.

Some 14 years later, the police appeared at her front door with an envelope.

Turns out the Monmouth Beach Police Department had held onto the money in evidence all those years. Since no one ever claimed it, they returned it to Woodie -- though she inadvertently got a little scare first. 

"They said 'do you remember what you did in 2004,'" Woodie told News 4. "I looked back to 2004 - I couldn't have done anything that bad."

That's when police reminded her about the money and handed it over. 

"It's a Christmas miracle," she said.

Woodie's not actually $3 richer, though; she has to split the money with her friend Jackie Bradley, who was with her when they found it and turned it in.

"I think we should all expect our children to do that and really expect nothing less from them. If you raise your kids right they're going to be honest and they're going grow up to be honest and hopefully that's what we can all take from the story," Monmouth Beach Police Sgt. Jeff Godwin told News 4. 

Photo Credit: News 4 New York]]>