Thursday, December 01, 2005

Offbeat news

Headlines you might have missed

Ostrich Leads Police on 2-Hour Chase in Neighborhood
(Associated Press)
An ostrich led St. John police on a two-hour chase through neighborhood streets and yards before they finally managed to throw a net over it.

Corpse of Man Mistaken for Deer (Associated Press)
Police said a man who died after being struck by a vehicle may have been left on a roadside for days because his body was apparently mistaken for a dead deer.

Addict Accidentally Dials Cop to Buy Crack (Associated Press)
A North Carolina officer took a call on his cell phone that turned out to be a wrong number — and how. The caller said he wanted to buy a $50 rock of crack cocaine.

Fugitive Who Asked 'What's Up?' Arrested (Associated Press)
A man who approached a plainclothes police officer was arrested after asking the officer "what's up?"

With thanks, as always, to AP.

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Nth Dimension said...

A good alternate destination to the "Oddly Enough" section of Yahoo! News...

Deb S. said...

Nth Dimension, I try to be tasteful in my choices of "odd" news. But you have to laugh at some of the entries under Yahoo's "Oddly Enough." As for other stories on the Yahoo site, I wouldn't dare put them on this family-friendly blog!