Today’s Weird Crime Links October 8, 2012

On October 8, 2012, in Weird Crime Digest, by CrimeWatch

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  • A temporary pause
    Hi everyone Weird Crime will not be updating stories for the next few weeks while we move to a new office. This is only temporary and we will start up again as soon as we have internet services again. Please feel free to post any weird stories you find on our Facebook page in the […]
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A temporary pause

On October 8, 2012, in General Stuff, by Weird

Hi everyone

Weird World News will not be updating stories for the next few weeks while we move to a new office. This is only temporary and we will start up again as soon as we have internet services again.

Please feel free to post any weird stories you find on our Facebook page in the meantime.

Regards
WWN staff

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Today’s Weird Crime Links September 28, 2012

On September 28, 2012, in Weird Crime Digest, by CrimeWatch

The latest from the world of Weird Crime

  • Drunk man goes to sleep in Norway, wakes up in Sweden
    An drunk Norwegian man, napping in the back of his car, was shocked to find himself dumped in Gothenburg, Sweden, by two female car thieves some hours later. The man, who had had a few drinks too many on a night out in Oslo, decided to have a nap in the back of his car. […]
  • For Sale: One former county prison
    Ebensburg Borough Council, a municipality in Pennsylvania is seeking a buyer or tenant for a unique property – their former county prison. The council said the back portion of the facility, which is newer than the front, is being used to house county records, but the front portion, which was the original Cambria County Prison, […]
  • Woman assaults restaurant manager over cold mashed potatoes
    Police in Florida said they are searching for a woman who allegedly attacked a restaurant manager during an argument about cold mashed potatoes. The woman dined Sept. 14 at Cody’s Roadhouse in Manatee County, Fla., with a man and two young girls. The woman complained to the manager about her mashed potatoes being cold and […]
  • Police not fooled by cross-dressing bank robber (video)
    Police in Ceres, California, have identified a man they say donned a black mini skirt and tights to rob a bank. An officer recognized the cross-dressing criminal, and say Leonard Brown Jr. is on the run. He went to great lengths, officers say, dressing in drag from head to toe. He donned a black wig […]
  • Disgruntled woman smeared dog poop over neighbor’s front door and car
    A woman from Natick, Massachusetts, who had been in the midst of a day-long dispute with her neighbor, spread dog poop all over the woman’s front door and car. 39-year-old Lisa Hanson was arrested after the incident according to a police report filed in Framingham District Court. Police went to the address for a report […]
  • Four-year-old boy stole keys before crashing family car
    The mother of a four-year-old boy from southern Sweden was stunned to learn that the toddler had stolen the keys to her car while she slept before crashing the vehicle into a pick-up truck. While his mother slept soundly on Tuesday morning in their home in Gärsnäs, southern Sweden, the child carried out his daring […]
  • 908 Nigerian female pilgrims held in Saudi Arabia under law that prohibits women under 45 travelling without close male relative
    Saudi Arabian authorities have held more than 900 Nigerian women on the annual Hajj pilgrimage under a law that prohibits women under 45 to travel without a first-degree male relative. Nigeria’s National Hajj Commission has reported that 908 female pilgrims were held at King Abdulaziz Airport in the Saudi city of Jeddah. The commission also […]
  • Man tried to eat pit bill alive
    Stunned witnesses In Pembroke, Ontario, say that the man who viciously attacked a dog on a downtown street early Wednesday was trying to eat the animal alive. Police confirmed that a young man has been apprehended, as details about the bizarre case began emerging some 24 hours after rumours of the heinous incident shocked the […]
  • Homeless woman takes a shower in man’s house (video)
    A Sacramento man came home Tuesday morning to find a stranger at his front door, fresh from a shower in his house. “She had my son’s robe on and I assume nothing else, but I didn’t check to see,” Randy Kizer said. She made herself right at home. “She used this towel right here, and […]
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Some residents from Clifton, New Jersey, feared that a statue of Jesus had been stolen from alongside the eastbound Route 3 highway.

Their fears were allayed after a monk from the Holy Face Monastery said that it was actually moved to a “safer and more dignified” location.

The monastery actually had the statue moved further from the highway, where it can be seen only by westbound motorists.

The monk, who asked not to be named, said the new location is a “safer and more dignified place” for the statue.

“The finger has been broken (and) the hand has been broken,” he said.

The monk said the move was approved by all of the monastery’s monks and authorities in Rome.

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In 2006, the son of Chongqing City Kai County Fengle Street Huangling Village resident Tian Xueming passed away from leukemia.

Tian Xueming stored his son’s body in the freezer, and 6 years have passed.

Every time he misses [his son], Tian Xueming and his wife will quietly go, with their arms around each other, stand beside the freezer, look blankly for a moment, and then leave.

Tian Xueming says his son “in the freezer looks exactly as he did when he was alive. My son is still with me, and has never left.”

15 years ago, Tian Xueming’s 15-year-old daughter passed away from heatstroke. 6 years ago, his son also departed from the living due to leukemia.

Tian Xueming and his wife experienced the pain of two funerals within a 10 year span.

Gazing at the lonely freezer placed in the corner, Tian Xueming shed tears, “this may be wrong, but the pain of two funerals, my pain, it’s something others can’t understand.”

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Meet Spangles the cross-eyed pirate cat

On September 28, 2012, in Animals & Nature, by Weird

The latest internet star is a cross-eyed cat called Spangles with a penchant for dressing up.

Spangles is picking up hordes of fans after owner Mary Buchanan posted a picture of him in a pirate costume online.

Now the three-year-old feline has his own Facebook fan page where 5,000 followers eagerly await new pictures.

So far, he has also been pictured wearing a frog outfit, dressed as a tiger and even posing as a unicorn.

Ms Buchanan, 25, a college student from Spartanburg, South Carolina, adopted the cat from a neighbour when he was five months old.

She said: “Spangles was born on July 4, so with the Star-Spangled Banner that’s how I got his name.

“He was born with one cross eye, but he’s never had problems walking or anything.

“He’s a total Mama’s boy. He will pose for me, and let me know when he’s in a glamorous mood.”

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