<![CDATA[NBC New York - Weird News]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/weird http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/4NY_Horizontal.jpg NBC New York http://www.nbcnewyork.com en-us Sun, 26 Apr 2015 02:45:48 -0400 Sun, 26 Apr 2015 02:45:48 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Launching Moonshine Into Space]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 21:03:26 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Onyx+Moonshine+Space.jpg
A Connecticut distillery plans to launch a 750-milliliter bottle of moonshine 22 miles into space next month. It will be the first time a full-sized bottle of liquor leaves the earth’s atmosphere.

Photo Credit: Onyx Moonshine
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<![CDATA[Search Warrant Turns Up the Unexpected: a Gator]]> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 15:11:52 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/41815alligator.jpg
It wasn't exactly what they were looking for, but police in New Jersey made a startling discovery Saturday while executing a search warrant: an alligator.

Photo Credit: Long Branch Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Ben & Jerry's Unveils Ice Cream Burrito]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:38:21 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ben-jerry-ice-cream-burrito.jpg
Cup, cone or burrito? Ben & Jerry's is unveiling a new ice cream burrito, its new treat that splits the difference between a sundae and a waffle cone.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Ben & Jerry's
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<![CDATA[Cat Cam Captures Hell's Kitchen Apartment Break-in, Robbery]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 00:45:45 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/hells+kitchen+cat+cam.JPG
A thief broke into a Hell's Kitchen apartment through a window Monday afternoon, police say, and the resident's cat cam caught the burglary on tape.]]>
<![CDATA[Lower East Side Studio Features Kitchen With Shower]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:47:03 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Shower-head-generic-7308089.jpg
If you made a move to New York City with hopes of making a meal in the shower like the eccentric “Seinfeld” character Kramer, now’s your chance.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Chimp Swats Down Drone at Dutch Zoo]]> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 10:19:10 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/MonkeyDrone.jpg
A chimp being filmed by a drone for a television show based out of a zoo in the Netherlands decided she wasn't too keen on the invasion of privacy and swatted the drone from the sky with a tree branch.
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<![CDATA[Sea Lion Pup Gets "Detained"]]> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 07:13:12 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Sea+lion+in+squad+car.JPG
Sheriff’s deputies had an unusual suspect in the back of their patrol squad car this week in Imperial Beach.

Photo Credit: San Diego Sheriff's Department
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<![CDATA[Police Seek Volunteers to Get Drunk]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 20:00:44 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/tlmd_alcohol_470x265.jpg
Police in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania are looking for volunteers to get drunk on their dime and participate in a “field sobriety coordination testing school” for officers.]]>
<![CDATA[Baby Stroller Used to Shoplift]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 01:20:24 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Dicks+Sporting+Goods+Stroller+Theft+Hatch+Nicolle+Hatch+Edward+Hatch.jpg
A man and a woman pushing a baby stroller walked into a Dick’s Sporting Goods store in South Jersey, cut the security locks on five Easton Mako Torq BBCOR baseball bats valued at nearly $2,750 and placed...

Photo Credit: Mount Laurel Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[An Unusual Ride: Commuters Walk Into Subway Dance Party]]> Fri, 03 Apr 2015 22:50:43 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/2-party-aa.png
Some subway riders didn't know when they entered a train car with velour red rope that they had walked into a dance party.
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<![CDATA["Stop Pooping" Along Trail]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 07:31:46 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ss3-31-15-1.jpg
To whoever has been pooping on the public bike path in Hampton, Illinois – please stop, officials have asked. “Stop pooping on bike path,” read two new signs along the trail. And no, it’s not a message directed...

Photo Credit: Tiffany Liou/KWQC]]>
<![CDATA[Man Says He Released Pink Chickens to "Make People Smile"]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:20:42 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2015-03-27-at-8.39.49-PM1.jpg
Two chickens dyed pink were spotted roaming the Portland, Oregon, waterfront park on Thursday, leaving many wondering why were they pink and who let them loose. The mystery didn't last long.

Photo Credit: Multnomah County Animal Services
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<![CDATA[Pink Chickens Roam Portland]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 21:03:25 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2015-03-27-at-8.37.41-PM.jpg
Pink Chickens Roam Portland

Photo Credit: Multnomah County Animal Services]]>
<![CDATA[School Assistant Barricaded Student]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 14:29:48 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/lemon+grove+academy.JPG
An after-school assistant in California was arrested after some bizarre behavior, including barricading several students into a classroom, taking off her clothes and upending desks, according San Diego...

Photo Credit: Google Maps
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<![CDATA[WATCH: Driver Tied Cat to Hood of Car]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:12:16 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/NC_catoncar0324001.jpg
Ohio police search for driver spotted with cat tied to the hood of her vehicle.]]>
<![CDATA[Couple Weds Around the World]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 11:16:13 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/wedding-world-kiss.jpg
Cheetah Platt and Rhiann Woodyard didn't want the average wedding, so they packed their bridal dress and suit and left on a world tour. They've held ceremonies at locations around the world -- in front...

Photo Credit: Courtesy Cheetah Platt]]>
<![CDATA[Sea Lion Pup Climbs on Surfboard]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:42:12 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/sea+lion+surfer+1.jpg
Dan Murphy was surfing Southern California's Cardiff By-the-Sea when a wiggly little creature jumped on his board and crawled up his back. At first, the local resident thought he was being attacked.]]>
<![CDATA[Accidental Invite Elicits Real-Life Wedding Crasher]]> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 12:24:34 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/223*120/Capture5.PNG
A Washington man is set to travel to Philly after he accidentally received an invite to a stranger's bachelor party.]]>
<![CDATA[Meth Lab Discovered in Ind. Walmart Restroom]]> Sat, 14 Mar 2015 17:32:17 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Walmart-Generic1.jpg
A restroom at a Walmart in eastern Indiana has been closed indefinitely after an employee discovered a working meth lab inside.]]>
<![CDATA[Purse With Handgun Imprint Pulled From Store Shelves]]> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 16:08:26 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/handgun+handbag.jpg
A provocative purse is being removed from the racks of a New York-area clothing chain following an NBC 4 New York investigation into one shopper's complaints.

Photo Credit: NBC 4 New York]]>
<![CDATA[Employee Worked in Pee-Soaked Pants]]> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 09:29:54 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/SodaBan.jpg
A Wendy’s restaurant employee in Southern California has filed a claim as a precursor to a lawsuit against the restaurant franchise, claiming her managers implemented a “no bathroom breaks” policy during...

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Worker Hurt by Falling Ham]]> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 21:41:15 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Ham-Generic.jpg
A Pennsylvania man was hurt when a “pallet of ham” fell on top of him as he was working Wednesday night, officials said. The unidentified worker was working at Hatfield Quality Meats, a pork packing company in...]]>
<![CDATA[Weird News Photos: Pope Benedict Celebrates 88th Birthday With a Beer]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 08:07:44 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP679115605661_0_PopeBday.jpg
Check out these weird news photos from around the world.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Widow Finds Husband's Grenade]]> Thu, 05 Mar 2015 06:23:13 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/030415+pembroke+pines+grenade.jpg
A widow who was cleaning out her husband's storage found a World War II-era grenade in Pembroke Pines, Fla., Wednesday. A bomb squad was called in and the grenade was secured and safely removed.

Photo Credit: Pembroke Pines Police]]>
<![CDATA[Naked Woman on Drugs Crashes Car]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:58:43 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/225*120/3-3-2015-NakedCrash.JPG
A naked woman allegedly high on drugs crashed her car and ended up on the front lawn of an apartment building in South Los Angeles. The woman hit several parked cars before driving across the sidewalk and...]]>
<![CDATA[Driver Late to New Job Uses Dummy in HOV Lane: Cops]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:17:13 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Fake+passenger.JPG
A Long Island man allegedly used a wooden figure dressed in a hoodie to get away with driving solo in the Long Island Expressway's HOV lane, according to police.

Photo Credit: Suffolk County Police Dept. ]]>
<![CDATA[What Color Is This Dress? No One Can Agree]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 14:44:08 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/the-dress-B-1l26HXAAEJ48-.jpg
Is this dress blue and black… or gold and white? The debate is raging, and no one seems to agree.

Photo Credit: Romanoriginals.com
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<![CDATA[Woman Had Cheating Ex Robbed]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 19:59:34 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/022515+sarah+matherly.jpg
A South Florida woman was arrested after authorities say she arranged to have her cheating ex-boyfriend robbed at gunpoint. Sarah Nicole Matherly, 22, is facing robbery with a firearm and extortion charges...

Photo Credit: Broward Sheriff's Office]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Found in Box Near Landfill]]> Thu, 19 Feb 2015 23:44:43 -0400 http://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Irving+landfill+021815.jpg
A woman was found alive and barely clothed inside a cardboard box near a landfill in Texas. Police said the woman was wearing only a shirt and only spoke Spanish, telling investigators she was out with...

Photo Credit: NBC 5 News]]>