Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Offbeat news

Headlines you may have missed

Mystery Blob Eating Downtown Los Angeles (Los Angeles Daily News)
Los Angeles officials are still scratching their heads over what caused a mysterious black goo to burble from streets downtown, forcing the evacuation hundreds of apartment dwellers.

Homeless Man Tries to Steal Sheep (Associated Press)
A homeless man who police say tried to take a sheep from the Little Rock Zoo has been arrested on numerous charges.

Man Gets 3 Years in Newlywed Carjacking (Associated Press)
A man accused of carjacking a newlywed couple with the bride in her wedding dress still in the vehicle has been sentenced to three years in prison after pleading no contest to charges.

Police Say Burglar Sniffed Out His Victims (Associated Press)
A Japanese man arrested for alleged burglary picked his victims by sniffing women's homes for expensive perfume.

Woman, Ex-Fiance Settle Ring War (Associated Press)
A woman and her former fiance have reached an agreement in a legal dispute over a $35,000 engagement ring.

With thanks to The Associated Press and the Los Angeles Daily News.

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Shirazi said...

Ironially interesting! Thanks.

defiant goddess said...

Truth is stranger than fiction.

Alina said...

Well, I guess I would really hate such a surprise on my wedding! You know, there actually is a Romanian tradition of stealing the bride : some of those at the wedding party steal her and then negociate the terms of "releasing" the bride, most of the times this implies a few bottles of whiskey.

As for the sniffing burglar, I guess that makes you reconsider saving money to get an expensive Dior perfume :D

Rose said...

Glob stuff reminds me of that glob movie from years ago killing everybody. I was so scared.

Deb S. said...

Shi, Goddess, Alina, Rose: Truth is stranger than fiction!