<![CDATA[NBC4 Washington - Weird News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/weird http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/WASH+NBC4+BLUE.png NBC4 Washington http://www.nbcwashington.com en-us Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:31:45 -0400 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:31:45 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Woman Flees Topless After Being Caught Shoplifting]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 02:25:51 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Macys+Sign+112613.jpg
A suspected shoplifter fled topless after being busted at Southern California mall. But police were easily able to identify her – she left her driver's license behind. The 44-year-old woman, whose name was...

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<![CDATA[Attention, Passengers: Please Stand at Your Seats]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:50:22 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/arilineseat.jpg
Frequent fliers may have new seating arrangements to look forward to — that is, if elevated, cramped bicycle-style seats are what they had in mind. Airplane maker Airbus has invented a new seating...

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<![CDATA[Restaurant Burglar Arrested]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:21:39 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/el-pollo-loco-burglary-costa-mesa-burglar.jpg
Daniel Lee Warn, 28, of was arrested by police Wednesday in a Costa Mesa El Pollo Loco restaurant after allegedly breaking into the location earlier in the day wearing the same outfit, officials]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Skips Forgery Sentencing With Fake Doctor's Note]]> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 11:00:11 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Shannon+Lee.jpg
A woman used a fake doctor’s note to explain why she missed sentencing on forgery and burglary charges in Prince George’s County, prosecutors said. Accused of renting out foreclosed homes she didn't own, Shannon...]]>
<![CDATA[Family Hatches Four-Legged Duckling]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:34:59 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/209*120/Four+Legged+Duckling+p1.jpg
Hatching animals is nothing new to one Sulphur Louisiana family, but they were surprised when one of their young ducklings was a little different. The duckling has not two but four legs.]]>
<![CDATA[Primate Skull, Dead Bats Intercepted at Dulles Airport]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 11:47:36 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/primate-skull.jpg
A primate skull and dead bats are among the "unique threats" that have been found in the past few months at Dulles airport.

Photo Credit: Courtsey of U.S. Customs and Border Protection ]]>
<![CDATA[Puppies to Ping-Pong: How to Kill Time at Airports]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 13:17:44 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/airport_generic.jpg
Forget napping in uncomfortable airport furniture, feigning interest in duty-free goods and drinking one too many overpriced beer. At last, airports are learning how to entertain their guests during layovers and...

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<![CDATA[Dog Owners Who Neglect Pup Poop on Own Lawns May Be Fined by NY Town ]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 15:02:46 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/No-Poop-Dogs-Generic.jpg
One Long Island village is proposing fines for dog owners who don’t clean up after their pets – even on their own property – according to published reports. Lawmakers in North Hills proposed the...]]>
<![CDATA[Dozens of Giant African Snails Seized at LAX]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:36:56 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/giant-african-snails-lax.jpg
Los Angeles International Airport customs inspectors intercepted a pair of baskets containing dozens of live giant African snails, described by federal officials as one of the largest and most destructive...

Photo Credit: USDA APHIS PPQ Los Angeles ]]>
<![CDATA[Couple Caught Having Sex on Chipotle Roof: Police]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:32:12 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/184*120/Suh+Germack.JPG
Police say two people were engaging in sexual intercourse above a Delaware Chipotle restaurant.

Photo Credit: Newark Police]]>
<![CDATA[Florida Woman Strips, Does Yoga in Street: Cops]]> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 12:53:35 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/071114+michele+rene+cernak.jpg
A woman who was stripping and doing yoga in the middle of a Florida street was arrested Wednesday, police said. Police had received two calls about the woman, who onlookers said seemed to be under the influence....

Photo Credit: Marion County Sheriff's Office]]>
<![CDATA[Co. Paints Drought-Stricken Lawns]]> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 07:14:11 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/07-09-2014-grass-painting.jpg
Business is booming for a Bay Area company thanks to California's severe drought. Green Canary has been painting lawns that have turned brown due to a lack of water. The company uses green, water-based paint to...

Photo Credit: Marianne Favro]]>
<![CDATA[Liquor Store Customers Dodge Deer]]> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:42:55 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/179*120/deer+liquor+store.jpg
Employees and customers at Quick 6 Liquors in Weymouth, Massachusetts were in for a surprise Tuesday when an unexpected guest came barging in.

Photo Credit: Quick 6 Liquors]]>
<![CDATA[Caught on Camera: Bear Finds Food at Family Home]]> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:36:07 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/214*120/bear+in+devore+2.PNG
A hungry bear wandered into the backyard of a Southern California home and was caught on camera removing the lid to a trash can to get access to the contents inside The bear wandered into the backyard of a home...

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<![CDATA[Potato Salad Kickstarter Campaign Raises Nearly $60,000]]> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 11:00:32 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/493921249.jpg
The world's most expensive potato salad is taking over Kickstarter, but some of the people paying for it won't even get a taste.

Photo Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto]]>
<![CDATA[Man Steals Chicken Wings, Bites Security Guard: Police]]> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:03:34 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/MICHKRAY.jpg
Police say Michael K. Ray, 50, appeared to be under the influence of alcohol when he grabbed a bag of chicken wings from a closed restaurant, jumped over a counter and attempted to flee the scene.]]>
<![CDATA[PETA Steps In to Find Tortoise Stolen in Md.]]> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 06:37:18 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/0707-piglets.jpg
PETA wants to help find who spray-painted a mama pig and her piglets at a Maryland petting farm last week -- and to find the tortoise that was stolen.

Photo Credit: Courtesy Green Meadows Petting Farm/Facebook ]]>
<![CDATA[Python Trapped in Barbecue Grill]]> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 13:34:14 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/178*120/pythonbbqgrill.jpg
Residents in Florida City trapped a Burmese python in a barbecue grill on Thursday. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue's venom unit responded to the call for help from residents, who trapped the 12-foot-long snake in...

Photo Credit: Arnold Piedrahita Jr.]]>
<![CDATA[Drought in North Texas Spawns Grasshopper Invasion]]> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 02:30:36 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/160*120/GKS_cAfLUudmmbjkZtcN-2.jpg
For yet another year, the dry spring and ongoing drought left North Texans with a loud, destructive summer annoyance: a lot of grasshoppers. Texas A&M Agrilife experts said the combination of a warm, dry...

Photo Credit: Hannah Khalaf]]>
<![CDATA[Train Enthusiasts Visit All 468 NYC Subway Stops in Less Than 24 Hours]]> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 16:18:44 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/nyc-subway-generic.jpg
A group of British train enthusiasts broke the world record for the fastest run through New York City’s subway system, visiting all 468 stops in less than 24 hours. Glen Bryant, Andi James, Steve Wilson,...]]>
<![CDATA[Waitresses Carry Weapons, Food at Restaurant]]> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 06:38:00 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/216*120/2014-07-02_0637.png
A fairly new restaurant in Rifle, Colorado is gaining some notoriety, not just for the food but for the waitresses. All nine of the servers at Shooters Grill pack heat as they shuttle plates of food to]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Burned After Laptop Suddenly Explodes]]> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 07:55:55 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Laptop-Explosion-New-Lead.jpg
A 72-year-old woman in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, is recovering after her laptop suddenly exploded, causing a small fire in her home. "The battery just exploded and it blew the laptop over," Loretta Luff said.

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<![CDATA[Naked Man at a Virginia Bar Flees, Crashes Cars]]> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 21:00:43 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/20140628+Naked.jpg
The first problem was being naked, at a bar in Virginia. But there was much more mayhem in store Saturday night when Arlington police tried to apprehend the naked guy.]]>
<![CDATA[New D.C. Apartment Comes With a Dog]]> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 22:10:21 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/communal-dog.jpg
Next time you're apartment hunting, you may want to add "communal dog" to your checklist.]]>
<![CDATA[Maryland Woman Finds Marijuana in Order of Fries]]> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 15:43:19 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Sonic+Marijuana+062714.jpg
A Maryland woman found a little something extra in her fries after taking a trip to a local Sonic restaurant this week.

Photo Credit: Carla McFarland]]>
<![CDATA[Couple Poses for Photos After Crash]]> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 11:15:06 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/228*120/car+flip+photo+ben+neufeld+2shot.jpg
An elderly couple involved in a non-injury rollover crash last week on a Bel-Air, California, street posed for pictures as neighbors and firefighters responded to help free the trapped driver.

Photo Credit: RMG News]]>
<![CDATA[Why Obama Is on UK World Cup Mugs]]> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 01:57:12 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/edtOBAMA+MUG+60764.jpg
A British company created souvenir World Cup mugs for England's soccer team, but made one glaring mistake. One of the mugs in the set accidentally put the face of President Barack Obama in England's...

Photo Credit: Wholesale Clearance UK]]>
<![CDATA[Rusty the Red Panda: Where Is He Now?]]> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 13:27:07 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/rusty+shama.jpg
Take a walk back in time with Rusty, the red panda who captivated D.C. after his daring escape from the National Zoo and subsequent jaunt through Adams Morgan.]]>
<![CDATA["Handsome" Felon Crowdfunds Defense]]> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 15:31:59 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/06-19-2014-sexy-mug.jpg
Set free those eyes! The mother of Jeremy Meeks -- the convicted felon with the cold blue eyes who became an Internet sensation after his mug shot was posted to the Stockton Police...

Photo Credit: Stockton Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Weird News Photos: South Korean Mud Festival]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:46:57 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP962049827639.jpg
Check out these weird news photos from around the world.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA["Zombie" Sea Stars Found in Cali.]]> Sun, 22 Jun 2014 10:08:31 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Zombie-Sea-Stars.jpg
A mysterious disease deforming and killing sea stars, causing their limbs to dissolve, has reached the waters off San Diego’s coastline. The condition is called a number of things, including “melting...

Photo Credit: NBC 7 San Diego]]>
<![CDATA[Pinball Illegal? '30s Ban Reversed]]> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 08:27:21 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/160*120/108985390.jpg
Time to lay those quarters down in Oakland, after 80 years of pinball perdition. Oakland is reversing a law passed in the 1930s which outlawed pinball machines as a form of gambling, according to the...

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[1-Minute Parking Photo Goes Viral]]> Sat, 21 Jun 2014 11:56:55 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/211*120/1-min.JPG
Every city has its share of ridiculous parking signs. But a 1-minute parking sign typo in Los Angeles is definitely a cut above the rest. A photo of the sign made its way to Imgur and was tracked down...]]>
<![CDATA[Motorcyclist's Death-Defying Stunt Saves Him in Car Crash]]> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 16:28:42 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/edtmike+smith.jpg
A motorcyclist walked away from an accident relatively unscathed after a near-death car accident sent him cartwheeling over a vehicle in the middle of a busy intersection.

Photo Credit: WFLA News Channel 8]]>
<![CDATA[Watch: Houston Police Raid House Packed With Pythons]]> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:26:37 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/houston-python.jpg
After a tip from an anonymous caller, Houston police raided a Heights apartment and found fifteen snakes packed into two rear bedrooms.]]>