Weird News Of The Week!
FROM THIS WEEK'S WEIRD NEWS FILES:
Police in a northern province of India were able to find the killer of a woman and her dog after getting a tip. Neelam Sharma's husband found her and her pooch slain and their house ransacked. When the couple's nephew came to pay his respects, it freaked out and started squawking, “Usne Maara, usne maara.” In Hindi, that translates roughly as: “He’s the killer, he’s the killer.” The nephew ended up confessing to the crime.
A cleaning lady at an art gallery in Spain mistook two works of art for trash and threw them out. The works were by New York artist Paul Branca and valued at about $15,000. In her defense, the works of art were simply crumpled newspaper and cardboard scattered around.
Art? Or Trash? (Gawker.com)
NASCAR fans say they were duped into thinking they were watching a live race during the lengthy six-plus hour rain delay of the Daytona 500. FOX had airtime to fill, so they re-aired last year's race. The ticker at the bottom of the screen informed viewers what was up, but scores of NASCAR fans were tweeting about the race as if it were happening live. Last year's winner Jimmy Johnson received numerous congratulatory tweets from fans thinking he won again.
...you can see the crawl at the bottom of the screen...but apparently, many didn't (Deadspin)
A British man contacted Dominos Pizza for a refund after burning his junk while having sex with one of their pizzas. The man tweeted the pizza company, saying "they should inform customers about the dangers of making love to a pizza." Domino’s replied: "we will look for a way to notify customers of this in future. Thank you for bringing this to our attention."
An Oklahoma man thought his pickup truck was stolen or towed, with his two dogs inside. The dogs' owner, identified only as Scott, left Roscoe and Luna in his vehicle, but an eyewitness saw the dogs put the truck in gear as it rolled towards the banks of the Arkansas River. No one was hurt in the incident, so the cops called off the dogs and declined to press charges.
Scott rescuing one of his truck-stealing dogs (screen shot of coverage from KOKI)
Florida’s Eric Rico Ortiz has a debilitating fear of spiders, so he decided the best way to deal with his fear was to get an enormous tattoo of a spider on his face. The mere sight of a spider creeps him out, but now he'll have to see one every time he looks in the mirror. Not everyone thinks too highly of the tattoo. In fact, his girlfriend broke up with him soon after he got it.
Eric's spider tattoo (Facebook)
WANT MORE WEIRD NEWS? HERE'S WHAT WE FOUND LAST WEEK:
A Floridian named Bruce Santee was riding in a car driven by his girlfriend when they were pulled over. Santee ended up arguing with the cop, and when he got home, the semi-pro wrestler offered $100 on Facebook to anyone willing to kill the officer, who he identified by name. The romantic gesture got the attention of police, who arrested and charged Santee.
wrestler and accused hot-head Bruce Santee (Pinella Park Police Department)
The entire town of Hampton, Florida may be eliminated. Severe financial mismanagement, reckless spending and the resignation of the entire town's staff, including the police chief, has led state lawmakers to push a bill that would eliminate the town. Legislature will vote next month whether to wipe out the tiny town of 500, located about an hour from Jacksonville.
Map showing where Hampton Florida is...at least for now (wikipedia)
A British guy got drunk and somehow fell through the roof of a pet store and landed in a fish tank. The man claims he was trying to find his way home, but somehow found himself walking on the store's roof. One misstep on a skylight and he came crashing down into a tank full of fish. Cops found the man soaking wet near the pet shop and held him in jail overnight.
Aquapets owner Peter Hunt at the scene of the crime (Cascade News)
Chicago-area businessman Jeff Bennett is tired of girly-smelling candles, so he’s created a line that he calls Stinky Candles. His line of distinctive aromas range from gasoline to body odor, and the new fragrance: urine. He thinks the pee-scented variety could become his number-one seller. He says most people think it's gross but are then curious to smell them.
...some of the Stinky Candle line...
Typically, Bigfoot sightings have been in the woods of the Pacific Northwest or in the woods in southern Ohio. But, a Detroit man named C. Brown says he saw a Sasquatch climbing out the window of an abandoned building. Brown says it was a large ape-like creature with red hair, a human face and a triangular head.
You see the Bigfoot? Yeah, me neither. (bigfootevidence.blogspot.com)
California’s Blondie Bennett is so obsessed with Barbie, she's having hypnotherapy treatment to make herself dumber. She’s paid for bust enlargements, tans, Botox and lip fillers. Now, the 38-year-old says she’s had 20 hypnotherapy sessions and is getting ditzier. She says she picked a friend up at the airport and couldn’t remember if she needed to go to departures or arrivals.
Blondie Benner wants to be Barbie (Twitter.com/busty_doll)
EVEN MORE WEIRD NEWS FROM TWO WEEKS AGO:
Cops in Florida say they arrested a naked guy who tried to attack them with his large clock. Conrad Hopper went on a rampage and attempted to attack responding officers with a "large clock, which had numerous sharp utensils protruding from its entire border." Cops say the 17-year-old was drunk, assaulted a 15-year-old kid and started breaking things. It took a stun gun and a shot of Valium to finally subdue him. An officer suffered a broken arm in the melee.
clock attack victim Tony Grein tells a TV reporter about the attack (WPBF.com)
A 19-year-old English inventor has won a wacky invention competition with his tooth-brushing top hat. Sam Hunter Baxter grabbed the $16,000 prize for his top hat, which actually brushes your teeth as you wear it on your head. He said he got the idea for the hands-free toothbrush while brushing his own teeth one day. He plans to have the hat manufactured.
the toothbrush top hat (Oddka Vodka)
Norway’s Inge Haugen found a can of fermented herring that he and his wife stuck in the rafters of his home after a drunken party in 1990. He noticed that the roof of the cabin had been raised by several inches due to the swelling. Haugen called-in Ruben Madsen, a “fish whisperer,” who gets calls from people who have found old cans of fermented herring who took it away before it blew the roof of Haugen’s home.
Derek Poe, owner of the Golden Triangle Tactical gun shop in Beaumont, Texas, hired a teen to dress as a banana and carry an actual AK-47 assault rifle to drum up business for the store's grand opening. The employee was temporarily detained and cited for violating a city ordinance banning solicitation along roadways, and charges for displaying a firearm are pending.
the banana gun guy (KFDM)
A mailman near Akron was bitten, not by a dog, but by a customer who didn't get a check he was expecting. Robert Kiefer wrestled the postman to the ground and sank his teeth into his leg. Kiefer also grabbed pepper spray off the postal worker's belt and used it on the postman until cops arrived to arrest him.
doesn't look like a guy who would bite a mail carrier, does it? (Summit County Ohio Jail)
California’s Adam Howe broke into the Hilltop Tabernacle Church and ransacked the place, snatching a laptop, jewelry and some cash. His downfall was commemorating the crime by taking a selfie on his cell phone. But karma took over, and Howe left the phone with the incriminating photo at the scene of the crime, making it easy for cops to find and charge him.
the selfie Adam Howe allegedly took after ransacking a church (AP)