Odd World

  • Drunken Santa zombie enters home

    Police have cited a 21-year-old man they say entered a St. Paul home drunk and dressed as a Santa Claus zombie, terrifying a 16-year-old girl who locked herself in a bathroom.

  • Man sends paper check years after rack thefts

    Some 54 years after stealing several newspaper racks, a US Navy veteran has sent a letter of apology and a check for $200 to The Ledger of Lakeland, Florida.

  • Patient takes wheel of ambulance

    Authorities say a patient wanting out of an Arizona hospital used an ambulance as his getaway vehicle.

  • East Java artist weds fairy

    Hundreds of locals, artists and government officials flocked to an old house in Sekaralas village in Ngawi, East Java, on Wednesday to attend a “wedding” between a 63-year-old local and peri — a pretty, fragrant, supernatural woman in Javanese mythology.

  • Woman dug up dad’s grave ‘with respect’

    A lawyer for a woman accused of ransacking the grave of her father in search of his “real will” wants a judge to suppress her written statement to police that she dug it up “with respect” and he “would be OK with it.”

  • California teens arrested in 920 chicken deaths

    Deputies have arrested four young men — one adult and three juveniles — suspected of breaking into a California chicken ranch and killing more than 900 birds with a golf club.

  • Cow dies after being pelted with softballs

    Phoenix police say a family’s pet cow died after being pelted with softballs.

  • Man dies crossing street to funeral home

    Police in Delaware say a man has died after he was struck by a car while attempting to cross a street to get to a funeral home.

  • Slot machine saves gambler as police arrive

    A gambler in Germany has been saved from prison by a one-armed bandit. Police said Thursday that two officers carrying out routine checks at an arcade in the western city of Bochum late last week discovered that a man playing a slot machine faced an arrest warrant.

  • Woman gives birth on freeway shoulder

    Marine Corps veteran Bolivar Vilchez was terrified as he helped his wife deliver their daughter on the side of a Southern California freeway.

  • Officials beg pastor, strip club to end feud

    Officials are pleading for a pastor and an Ohio strip club owner to stop weekly protesting of each other’s establishments over a years-long feud.

  • Woman flies plane on 90th birthday

    A central Florida woman celebrated her 90th birthday by flying a four-seat Cessna.

  • Two boys confess to preschool pumpkin heist

    Two juvenile suspects have confessed to picking clean a pumpkin patch that was cultivated by New Mexico preschoolers, police said Friday.

  • 100 onions grown by Maine 5th-graders stolen

    It was supposed to be a lesson in growing your own food, healthy eating and helping the less fortunate. Instead, a group of Maine fifth-graders got a lesson in the harsh realities of life.

  • Man held for allegedly stealing Ferrari twice

    Authorities have arrested a Southern California man they say stole the same Ferrari - twice.

  • 86-year-old woman writes romance novel

    An 86-year-old Utah woman became a first-time novelist by writing a steamy romance novel about a bored housewife.

  • Austrian woman accused of making porn films in church

    An Austrian woman has been charged after she allegedly sneaked into a village church and filmed herself performing sexual acts, police said Thursday.

  • Woman accused of stealing 7 lobster tails

    A woman faces petit theft charges after officials say she stuffed seven frozen lobster tails in her pants and walked out of a Publix supermarket without paying for them.

  • Mayor asked to quit over dog poop incident

    The mayor of a wealthy California town who was caught on camera tossing dog poop onto the walkway of a political opponent is being asked to resign by residents who say he smeared their image.

  • Firm sued for forcing workers to pray

    A federal agency sued a New York customer service provider on Wednesday after allegations the company forced employees to pray, thank God for their jobs and say “I love you” to managers and colleagues at work, and fired those who protested.

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