Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Bizarre News

Woman's mistaken call to a Jimmy John's saves her brother

Woman's mistaken call to a Jimmy John's saves her brother

Lisa Nagengast's plane touched down in Tampa on Saturday evening, and the first thing she did before getting out of her seat was listen to her voice mail. That was when panic set in.
Published: 10/30/18
St. Pete man lured out 3-foot alligator, beat it with a shovel, deputies say

St. Pete man lured out 3-foot alligator, beat it with a shovel, deputies say

ST. PETERSBURG — A 65-year-old man was arrested Wednesday after deputies said he beat a 3-foot alligator with a shovel.David William Healey said he did it to protect others from the alligator, according to the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office.The all...
Updated one month ago
Florida woman accused of cruelty toward a child after allowing snake to bite her infant daughter (w/video)

Florida woman accused of cruelty toward a child after allowing snake to bite her infant daughter (w/video)

SEBRING — A woman has been accused of cruelty toward a child after putting a snake in front of her infant daughter and letting it bite the child, WTSP, Channel 10 reports.The affidavit will be forwarded to the State Attorney's Office, which wil...
Updated one month ago
Drunk driver hits 11 vehicles on I-275, including state trooper's car. No one hurt

Drunk driver hits 11 vehicles on I-275, including state trooper's car. No one hurt

ST. PETERSBURG — A drunk driver collided with 11 vehicles along a five-mile stretch of Interstate 275 before he was arrested as he was stopped in traffic after exiting into downtown, the Florida Highway Patrol said.No one one was injured in th...
Updated one month ago
Pasco couple used dead man's identity, bought SUV with stolen check, deputies say

Pasco couple used dead man's identity, bought SUV with stolen check, deputies say

Everyone knew him as Gary, but Gary's been dead for almost a year. Deputies said Jeffrey Mirick stole Gary Ridgeway's identity. Then he stole a check and used it to buy an SUV.
Updated one month ago
The culprit's name remains unknown. But he licked a stamp, and now his DNA stands indicted.

The culprit's name remains unknown. But he licked a stamp, and now his DNA stands indicted.

There was just enough spit on the back of the 9-cent stamp to piece together the identity of the person who licked it. Everything except for his name.
Updated one month ago
Archaeologists find 'vampire burial' site of a child feared capable of rising from the dead

Archaeologists find 'vampire burial' site of a child feared capable of rising from the dead

Inside a miniature tomb, in the middle of what used to be a sprawling Roman villa, is the skeleton of a 10-year-old child who died more than 1,500 years ago. It is on its side, its mouth agape and stuffed with a limestone rock about the size of a big...
Updated one month ago
Nacho Cheese or Cool Ranch? Doritos lure rogue pig back home

Nacho Cheese or Cool Ranch? Doritos lure rogue pig back home

Deputies in California have used Doritos to lure a pig "the size of a mini horse" back home.
Updated one month ago
Woman with ‘emotional support squirrel’ removed from plane at Orlando airport

Woman with ‘emotional support squirrel’ removed from plane at Orlando airport

Police at a Florida airport removed a passenger who refused to get off a Cleveland-bound flight after she was found carrying an "emotional support squirrel."Passengers had already boarded Frontier Airlines Flight 1612 at Orlando International Airport...
Updated one month ago
A gecko - no kidding - placed phone calls from a marine-mammal hospital

A gecko - no kidding - placed phone calls from a marine-mammal hospital

Veterinarian and seal expert Claire Simeone was just about to settle down and enjoy her lunch when her cellphone rang.Work was calling, and as director of the Marine Mammal Center's Ke Kai Ola Hawaiian Monk Seal Hospital in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, Simeo...
Updated one month ago