<![CDATA[NBC New York - Weird News]]>Copyright 2019 https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/weird http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/4NY_Horizontal.jpg NBC New York https://www.nbcnewyork.com en-usTue, 15 Jan 2019 20:26:20 -0500Tue, 15 Jan 2019 20:26:20 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA['River of Chocolate' Blocks Highway Traffic After Truck Fail]]> Tue, 15 Jan 2019 15:29:31 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/chocolate+truck+spill.jpg

A tanker truck hauling thousands of gallons of liquid chocolate rolled over on the interstate near Flagstaff, Arizona, on Monday, leaving a river of sweetness all over the road. "This will be a sweet cleanup!," the state Department of Public Safety tweeted. (Credit: Arizona Department of Public Safety)

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<![CDATA[The Only Lunar Eclipse in 2019 to Be Visible in NY]]> Mon, 14 Jan 2019 14:47:27 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Super+Wolf+blood+moon.jpg

The opportunity to view the only total lunar eclipse in 2019 will occur later this month.

On Jan. 20, the eclipse, what the Jet Propulsion Laboratory at NASA is calling the “Super Blood Wolf Moon”, will be visible in its entirety in New York.

The phenomenon gets its name because of it’s “super” close distance to the Earth and it’s visibly “blood”/reddish hue. The title of “wolf” is given to the January full moon. This particular instance is rare since it is uncommon to have a supermoon during an eclipse, according to NASA.

While a solar eclipse can only be visible for a short moment, along with proper protective eye wear, a lunar eclipse can be seen for about an hour at night as long as you have a clear sky.

While there is expected to be some snow and rain on Friday to Sunday afternoon over NYC, hopefully the skies will be clear enough to clearly view the lunar phenomenon in its entirety.

The eclipse will begin at 9:36 p.m. The best time to view the super blood wolf lunar moon will be from 11:41 p.m. to 12:12 a.m. The phenomenon will be complete at 2:48 a.m.

Whether you’re in the city or out on Long Island, the event can be visible to the naked eye. Be sure to bring your binoculars and telescopes for a more detailed view.

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<![CDATA[The Struggle Is Real: Mouse Runs Down Escalator Going Up]]> Sun, 13 Jan 2019 13:55:10 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/mouse-on-escalator.PNG

For one mouse at Rockefeller Center, the struggle was real... and somehow, relatable. 

A mouse was spotted scurrying across the lobby of the iconic New York City skyscraper when it took a turn to go down an escalator to the concourse. 

Unfortunately, the escalator was going up. 

That didn't stop the furry rodent from making a Sisyphean attempt to outrun the escalator. It ran for several minutes, never making it more than one step down. 

It's not clear what happened to the mouse, whose struggle outlasted its videographer. 

It's not the first mouse to get attention at 30 Rock. Several mice were seen running rampant at a Just Salad in the concourse after hours in November, causing the restaurant to close permanently. 

But this mouse may belong to a more rarified club of animals who capture the fancy of New Yorkers, including the pizza rat, avocado-eating squirrel and bagel-wearing pigeon

Photo Credit: NBC 4 New York ]]>
<![CDATA[Naked Wrong-Way Driver Crashes on I-95 After 2-State Chase]]> Thu, 10 Jan 2019 10:34:25 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/CHOPPERPOLICEPRESENCEONI95_25325201.JPG

A naked wrong-way driver crashed on Interstate 95 in Southwest Philadelphia following a multi-state chase, police said.

Delaware State Police first spotted the suspect, later identified as Kyle Merena of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, driving north in the southbound lanes of I-95 in Delaware Wednesday night around 7:15. The 29-year-old driver failed to stop when troopers tried to pull him over and the chase began, Delaware State Police said.

The driver pulled into the Delaware Service Plaza and onto the northbound lanes before crossing the grass median back into the southbound lanes, Delaware police said.

The driver then continued traveling the wrong way into Pennsylvania where Pennsylvania State Police took over the pursuit, police said. The troopers deployed spike strips that caused the suspect's vehicle to crash into a Pennsylvania state police vehicle in Essington, police said.

Merena was taken into custody and is being evaluated at a local hospital. Police were in the process Thursday of charging him with reckless endangerment, disregarding a police officer and multiple traffic-related offenses, Delaware State Police said.

The state trooper in the vehicle that was struck was not injured.

All southbound lanes on I-95 were closed between Exit 12A/12B: PA 291 Cargo City/Philadelphia International Airport and Exit 9B/9A: PA 420-Prospect Park/Essington. Lanes later reopened, however.

<![CDATA[Man Caught Licking Doorbell on Home Security System]]> Wed, 09 Jan 2019 08:37:14 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+DOORBELL+LICKER+010819.00_00_17_29.Still005THUMB.jpg

A man in Salinas, CA was caught on a home security system licking the homeowner's doorbell. Police identified the man, Roberto Daniel Arroyo, and said he returned to the residence later, urinating in front of the house and stealing extension cords. Police say Arroyo remains at large.

<![CDATA[NYC Deli Patron Arrested in Bacon, Egg and Cheese Fiasco]]> Thu, 03 Jan 2019 14:23:17 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NYPD_Deli_Customer_Attacks_Worker_Over_Wait_for_Bagel_Order.jpg

The irate deli customer caught on camera throwing a violent tantrum and attacking a worker over a minutes-long wait for a bacon, egg and cheese sandwich more than a month ago has been arrested, police said. 

Edilberto Burgos, 24, was charged Thursday with assault and menacing in connection with the Nov. 25 attack in the Hi Mango Flushing Avenue deli in Bushwick. 

The bizarre fray was caught on camera. Cellphone video provided by deli customers showed a customer, later identified by police as Burgos, demand his order of a bacon, egg and cheese on a toasted cinnamon raisin bagel "right NOW" at around 4:30 a.m. 

When the 28-year-old worker, Sanjay Patel, told him that he had several orders ahead of him and that it would take around 5 to 10 minutes, the customer became angry.

"Make my cinnamon raisin toasted bagel with bacon, egg and cheese RIGHT NOW," the customer shouted, banging on the deli display case. "Right f---king now! Make my s--t right now!

He then started throwing merchandise at the worker, hitting him in the head and torso and causing bruising and swelling, according to police.

Patel was taken to a hospital for treatment for various injuries, and told News 4 shortly after the attack that what the man said gave him nightmares.

"When I sleep, nighttime, I still dream it, because he told me, too, 'I'm going to shoot you,'" Patel said. "He told me he gonna shoot me."

It wasn't immediately clear if Burgos had an attorney.

<![CDATA[NYPD Comes to Rescue of Cops Forlorn Over Burned Donuts]]> Wed, 02 Jan 2019 17:11:22 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/krispy+kreme+fire.jpg

The NYPD came to the rescue of some Lexington, Kentucky, police who were forlorn by the catastrophic loss of a Krispy Kreme truck by fire on New Year's Eve.

Lexington cops posted photos of three officers with sad faces, two of them with their heads in a hand, standing outside a burned Krispy Kreme truck. "No words," they quipped in the tweet, which also featured a crying emoji. 

Less than 24 hours later, the NYPD responded to the call, replying to the Kentucky cops' tweet with a photo of officers in a helicopter over New York City. 

"Hang tight, we are sending backup forthwith, and these guys came prepared," the tweet said. "We hope you like sprinkles."

The pair of joking tweets had more than 91,000 likes on Twitter between them. 

Then, of course, Krispy Kreme entered the fray, tweeted a praying hands emoji and writing, "We're thinking of you during this difficult time ... and have more doughnuts on the way!" 

Lexington Police responded simply, "Hope," with an image of a blue heart.

Photo Credit: Lexington Police
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<![CDATA[The Night Sky Turned Crazy -- and NYers Have Jokes About It]]> Fri, 28 Dec 2018 11:54:17 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/blue+light+queens.jpg

Gender reveal party gone wrong? Alien invasion? Optimus Prime vs. Megatron?

It was an electric blast, people, that sent a crazy blue light flooding the nighttime sky in Queens, briefly making it look like daytime in some neighborhoods. No one was hurt, but the illumination was certainly out of this world -- and New Yorkers have jokes about it.

See some of the Twitter chatter below and get the full story here (including some pretty incredible photos).

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Photo Credit: Katie Honan
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<![CDATA[See Our Wildest Tri-State Stories of 2018]]> Mon, 31 Dec 2018 07:18:54 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/offbeat+montage.jpg From the most oblivious Metro-North rider (ever?) to a runaway "tiger" in Manhattan, wild brawls and shrieking interns, there were more than a few crazy local stories in 2018. Here are some of our favorites in photos. ]]> <![CDATA[Top 10 Shocking, Incredible and Hilarious Videos of 2018]]> Mon, 31 Dec 2018 06:45:50 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/top+viral+stories.jpg

We laughed, we gasped, we grumbled and we shared it all with our friends. These are 10 of our most-watched tri-state videos of 2018. From the man who made off with $1.6 million dollars in gold, to the intern who caused a scene on the subway, to a massive food fight at a NJ Denny’s and a few soggy subways, these videos are a slice of life in the tri-state from 2018. Check them out below.

Hysterical Subway Rider Stuck on Delayed Train Wails About Being Late

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Infamous Thief in $1 Million NYC Gold Bucket Heist Tells of Dramatic Escape From Country

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Cop Hurt as Cycling Mob Rides Wrong Way Through Streets, Attacks Drivers

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Eggs, Chairs Fly During Massive Brawl at NJ Denny's

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Man Threatens to Call ICE When He Hears Workers Speaking Spanish in Midtown Cafe

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Running Late to Meeting, Man Paddleboards Across Hudson in Business Suit, Dress Shoes

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Flood Rat Holds On for Dear Life Amid Rushing Floodwaters in Subway

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Food Fight: Girl Slugged in Head With Chef Boyardee Can During Fight at NYC Grocery Store 

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Man Battles Waterfall to Get Up Subway Steps

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Man in Suit Beats Down on Stranger in Times Square Subway Station

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<![CDATA[$293,000 Cash Still Missing After Truck Spills on NJ Highway]]> Fri, 14 Dec 2018 23:19:30 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Brinks_Truck_Still.jpg

Authorities are looking for $293,000 in still-missing cash after an armored truck rained money onto a New Jersey highway Thursday morning, causing two crashes as drivers attempted to collect the loot scattered across several lanes. 

Videos posted on social media show a Brink’s truck parked on the side of Route 3 in East Rutherford as one armored truck driver desperately tried to collect the cash on the road. Police said one of the truck's doors may have malfunctioned and become unsecured shortly before 8:30 a.m.

"The driver seemed to be both kind of laughing and crying at the same time, and he was kind of running around, telling people to stop," said Betsy Richards, who witnessed the cash grab as she commuted into the city on a bus. 

"I did see $100 bills, and 5's and 10's and 50's, so it was at least $10,000 on the highway," said Richards.  

East Rutherford Police said Friday that two plastic bags containing a total of $510,000 fell onto the roadway.

Drivers and the Brink's personnel recovered roughly $205,000 on the spot. Five people later contacted police and turned in a little more than $11,000.  The remaining $293,535 was still missing as of Friday afternoon. 

Drivers leaving their vehicles to pick up the cash caused two accidents, police said.  In one video, a person can be seen attempting to collect some of the currency from the roadway. 

News 4 on the scene even captured one man who lives nearby wandering on the side of the highway hours later, casually perusing the field. 

"Nah, there's nothing over here," the man later told News 4, laughing. "They took it all, guys."

While witnesses got quite a kick out of watching drivers scrambling to pick up the cash -- like a game of Frogger in between moving traffic -- police are reminding the public it's theft. Anyone who collected money in connection with the spill is urged to call the East Rutherford Police Department "to make arrangements for its return with no charges filed." 

As of Thursday afternoon, police said several people had contacted the department in an attempt to locate money they had found on the highway. 

Brinks "provides U.S. and global security services including secure logistics, cash management, payment and retail back office solutions," according to its website. 

A vice president for the company said Thursday he could "confirm that there was an incident with one of our trucks this morning which we are investigating."

Photo Credit: Sabrina Quagliozzi]]>
<![CDATA[Traveler Busted at JFK With 70 Live Finches in Hair Rollers]]> Wed, 12 Dec 2018 18:22:38 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/finches+8.jpg On Saturday, U. S. Customs and Border Protection stopped a passenger arriving from Guyana and discovered they were carrying 70 live birds hidden in hair rollers in a black duffel bag.]]> <![CDATA[Calif. Man Rescued After 2 Days Stuck in Greasy Restaurant Vent]]> Wed, 12 Dec 2018 23:36:32 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/sanleandromanstuck.jpg

First responders on Wednesday rescued a trespasser — possibly a burglar — who was reportedly trapped for about two days in a grimy vent at a vacant Chinese food restaurant in San Lorenzo, according to officials.

The 29-year-old man, seen caked in grease as he was stuck in the narrow passageway, was taken into custody after being freed from the vent, officials said.

"It is likely he wound not have survived another day given the circumstances," the Alameda County Sheriff's Office wrote on Facebook.

Fire and sheriff's department units responded around 9:30 a.m. to the 700 block of Bockman Road after receiving word that someone was making faint calls for help from the restaurant, officials said.

As firefighters arrived at the scene, they heard someone moaning from inside the vacant building. They eventually found the man who told them he had been stuck in the duct system above the stove for about two days.

Crews managed to free him in about 30 minutes, according to officials. The man did not suffer any serious injuries, but he was said to be suffering from fatigue, body cramps and pain in his extremities. 

He was taken to a local hospital for treatment, according to the sheriff's office. He is expected to make a full recovery.

"At this time, we are conducting a trespassing and vandalism investigation," the sheriff's office said in a statement. "It is unknown if the suspect intended to commit a burglary."

Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area/Alameda County Sheriff's Department]]>
<![CDATA[Movie Theater for Dogs, Owners Opens in Texas]]> Sat, 08 Dec 2018 00:55:52 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/dog-cinema-plano.jpg

The movies have gone to the dogs in Plano, Texas – literally.

Popcorn and poodles and golden retrievers in front of the silver screen will be a common sight at K9 Cinemas when the movie theater opens Friday.

“We’re going to have the movie on. We want people to be able to relax and watch the movie just like they would at home,” owner Eric Lankford said.

Lankford said he wanted a place for people like him who enjoy time with their dog. He said he didn’t see any other place that would allow him enjoy a movie with his dog.

“We are going to be showing older movies. We are going to have snacks, drinks,” Lankford said.

Lankford is aware that dogs can sometimes be unruly, so there are a set of specialized rules for Rover.

“We’ve got some guidelines in place to make sure that it is safe, fun, friendly and clean when people show up,” Lankford said. “We do have three doggone rules. Clean up after your pet. Bring the papers showing that your dog is up to date and there are only two dogs per human allowed.”

Lankford said, for now, the theater will only be open on weekends.

It’s an experiment that could lead to a very unique movie-going experience.

“We are going to have dogs here, so there is going to be noise. That means you might have to take your dog outside to go use the restroom,” Lankford said.

1192 Greenway Dr.
Plano, TX 75075

Photo Credit: NBC 5 News
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<![CDATA[Diane Keaton's Lost Wallet Found in NY 50 Years Later]]> Thu, 06 Dec 2018 18:46:18 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/AP_17160124237972_film_awards1.jpg

A wallet that Diane Keaton misplaced decades ago has turned up in a New York storage unit.

The Oscar-winning actress lost the wallet 50 years ago, she said on Instagram this week.

This past May, “treasure hunter” Anton Lulgjuraj bought the contents of a deserted storage unit in Putnam County at an auction and discovered the wallet as he was perusing a dusty box, the Daily News reported.

Inside the wallet were Keaton’s 1966 driver’s license and “Actors’ Equity Association” card, along with a stack of personal and family photos.

“I opened it up and thought, ‘Is this Diane Keaton the actress? It couldn’t be. Or maybe it could,'” Lulgjuraj told the outlet.

Lulgjuraj reached out to Keaton on Twitter in an effort to return her wallet and photographs, but wasn’t able to make contact, he said.

After the Daily News wrote about his storage unit find, however, Keaton caught wind of the story and took to social media to voice her disbelief.

“SOMEONE FOUND A WALLET I LOST 50 YEARS AGO! THANK YOU, MR. LULGJURAJ! PLEASE DM ME!” Keaton wrote in an Instagram post, attaching a childhood photo she said had been inside the wallet.

“This is the craziest story! I don’t remember losing this, but I’m not surprised because I’ve lost my wallet many times!” she added on Twitter.

Lulgjuraj told the outlet he was “thrilled” by Keaton’s messages and said he’d mailed the wallet and its contents to Keaton’s attorney.

Photo Credit: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP]]>
<![CDATA[Monster Rat Appears to Chase MTA Worker Out of Subway Booth]]> Tue, 04 Dec 2018 02:57:40 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/subway+rat+progressive+action.jpg

A monster rat apparently chased an MTA worker out of her station booth in Brooklyn over the weekend, leaping on top of papers and scurrying over a keyboard as the person wielding the camera shakes in fright, video shows. 

In footage the group Progressive Action posted to its Twitter account late Sunday, the rodent is seen racing around on a small desk, where papers appear to have been hurriedly abandoned, in the station booth at the Grand Street Manhattan-bound L train stop the day before.

As the camera quivers, the rat is seen leaping from surface to surface, scampering up behind a computer, then emerging and running across another tabletop. 

Then it disappears. 

"Where'd he go?" is heard on the video, as the video shooter madly pans around outside and inside the booth looking for the rat. Then the camera holder steps cautiously into the booth and focuses in ominously on a green radiator. 

In its initial Twitter post, Progressive Action asked a number of questions, including whether the booth had been sanitized and why workers should be exposed to such infested conditions. 

According to reports, the MTA said the safety of its workers and customers is paramount and that it's continuing its work to curb the rat population in the subway system. 

Photo Credit: Progressive Action]]>
<![CDATA[Disgruntled Woman Denied Free Beer Torches Deli: Police]]> Fri, 30 Nov 2018 07:25:45 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Woman+Torches+Store.jpg

Police are searching for a woman who was caught on video torching items inside a Philadelphia store.

The unidentified woman was inside the Wyncote Beer Deli on the 2100 block of West 65th Avenue back on Nov. 20 shortly after 10:30 a.m.

The owner of the deli, Yang Lin, told NBC10 the woman wanted beer but didn't have any money. When he didn't give her the beer, Lin said the woman got angry and threw glass toward him.

"I said, 'You need to get out of here.' You know? She was more angry. She seen me go out so she wanted to fight me," Lin said.

The woman then took out a can of hairspray from her pocketbook and ignited it with a lighter, police said. Surveillance video shows her burning items on the front counter of the store.

Lin said he had to run from the counter to avoid being burned. The woman then left the store. No one was injured during the incident.

"Thankfully the fire didn't spread," Philadelphia Police Capt. Sekou Kinebrew said. "The building didn't burn down but it could have had catastrophic results."

Lin told NBC10 he had seen the woman in his store before but she wasn't a regular.

The suspect is described as a black female in her mid-30s to early-40s, standing 5-foot-5 with short, red hair and a thin to medium build. She was last seen wearing flower-designed gray pants with a white stripe down the outer leg, a black jacket, black boots and round earrings.

If you have any information on her whereabouts, please call the Arson Task Force at 215-446-7874. To submit a tip, call 215-686-TIPS (8477) or text a tip to PPD TIP or 773847.

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<![CDATA[Miami Duo Arrested For Operating Dental Practice Out Of Bus]]> Thu, 29 Nov 2018 19:51:29 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/112918+dental+suspects.jpg

Two people are behind bars after allegedly running an illegal dental practice out of a bus in Miami.

According to Miami-Dade Police officials, Daniela Sulbaran and Victor Bernal were arrested earlier this month for practicing health care without a license. Bernal was also charged with possession of drugs with intent to sell.

During an undercover investigation, officials scheduled an appointment with Bernal for a dental procedure.

They arrived at the bus, which parked in a parking lot at the 6000 block of Northwest 74th Avenue.

Sulbaran diagnosed, evaluated and offered to treat the officer. That’s when police moved in and arrested the two.

While police were searching the bus, they found a bag containing various prescription drugs, including lidocaine, mepivacaine, ibuprofen, and other dental products.

Investigators are asking people who may have been treated by Sulbaran and Bernal to come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.

<![CDATA[Man Finds Missing Cat Under His Truck]]> Wed, 28 Nov 2018 21:57:55 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Cat+screenshot+%281%29.jpg

A woman lost her cat after a repairman left her house, but the man later found the cat under his truck.

<![CDATA[Bear Opens Door, Strolls Into Calif. Highway Patrol Facility]]> Mon, 26 Nov 2018 11:22:36 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/BearCHPOffice.JPG

An "unexpected visitor" on four legs and boasting some serious dexterity handily let itself into a California Highway Patrol facility near Lake Tahoe earlier this month.

That's right, a bear managed to open a door and saunter into the CHP Donner Pass Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Facility in Truckee on the night of Nov. 17, according to a video posted by the CHP Donner Pass office Saturday.

Footage from the facility shows the bear poke its head up, making it visible through a glass window in the door. The bear, standing up on its hind legs, promptly turns the handle, pulls the door open and casually strolls through the doorway on all fours, taking time to check out what's on display in some nearby vending machines.

After poking around the office, the bear eventually makes its nonchalant escape through the same door it entered.

Two armed officers are soon seen following the bear out of the door.

Photo Credit: CHP – Donner Pass]]>
<![CDATA[Cards Against Humanity Mocks Black Friday With Crazy Sale]]> Sat, 24 Nov 2018 09:18:30 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/cards+against+humanity+box+.png

The company behind the popular card game “Cards Against Humanity” has made its stance against Black Friday known for years, but they took things to a whole new level this year.

The company, who in past years has given away boxes of feces and dug a hole in a random Illinois town as part of their promotional blitz around the holiday, is selling a breathtaking variety of items in what they’re calling a “99 percent off sale.”

The website, which is ringed by phrases like “Death is the Ultimate Savings” and rude comments about Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, is putting new items on sale every 10 minutes, including a Presidential Mahogany Casket, a Poncho Toilet, and even cash, all of which are being sold at drastically reduced prices.

The items, even the obscure ones like the life-sized cut out of Orlando Bloom and an original Picasso Lithograph, have all sold out within seconds, and all have required customers to answer a type of trivia question before they can be purchased.

In past years, the company has used Black Friday to deride consumerism. In one instance, the company told patrons to send in $5 in exchange for nothing, and hundreds of people did, with employees of the company pocketing the money or donating their share to charity.

The company also raised money to dig a hole in Oregon, IL, and sold boxes of literal bull feces for $6.

For your chance at a Nursing Skills Geriatric Medical Doll, or money, or whatever else the company is selling, you can visit their website before the end of the day.

Photo Credit: cardsagainsthumanity.com]]>
<![CDATA[Prankster in Turkey Costume Carves, Gobbles Bird on Subway]]> Fri, 23 Nov 2018 00:09:03 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/subway-turkey-diptych.jpg

If you're going to pull a prank on the subway on Thanksgiving, you might as well do it in a turkey suit.

That's exactly what popular New York City Instagrammers @princezee and @MrNYCSubway did Thursday in honor of the holiday.

In videos posted to both of their accounts, @princezee can be seen carving and gobbling up a turkey in a turkey costume as amused straphangers look on and take video. 

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The stunt comes just days after @MrNYCSubway -- which is run by photographer Dre Verrios -- posted images of a partially nude man painted to blend in with a G Train. 

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<![CDATA['Unruly' Fred Flintstone Busted for Speeding in Florida: Cops]]> Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:58:33 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/thumbfredf6.jpg That's not something you see every day.

Photo Credit: Pasco Sheriff's Office ]]>
<![CDATA[Man Allegedly Tells Cops He Drank ‘Because the Jets Suck’]]> Wed, 14 Nov 2018 09:22:20 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Chris+Greyshock+mugshot.jpg

A New Jersey man was arrested on a DUI charge after telling police he “drank too much because the Jets suck,” authorities say.

Christopher J. Greyshock, 57, of West Milford, is facing assault by auto, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, driving under the influence, reckless driving and open container of alcohol in the motor vehicle charges stemming from the Sunday afternoon incident.

Wayne police say they were called to a vehicular accident with injuries at Alps Road and Route 23 around 5:15 p.m. When they arrived, Wayne First Squad was assessing an injured female and another person lying on the grass.

Police say that Greyshock approached them “staggering and swaying, unable to walk straight in danger of falling onto the highway.”

Greyshock allegedly told officers he rear ended the car that was stopped in traffic in front of him.

Police say they noticed a “heavy odor” of alcohol on his breath and “stains of liquid” on his clothes and subsequently performed a field sobriety test on Greyshock, which he allegedly failed.

During the test, Greyshock allegedly told police, “I drank too much because the Jets suck!”

Police arrested Greyshock for allegedly driving while intoxicated and causing injury in a motor vehicle accident while intoxicated.

Police say an ensuing vehicle search revealed a bottle of Bulleit Bourbon Frontier Whiskey on the front passenger seat in plain view, which was 3/4 full.

Authorities also allege that a marijuana “roach,” a clear zip lock bag with suspected marijuana and two packages of EZ wider rolling papers were also found.

Test results indicated a blood alcohol content of .13 percent, according to police. BAC limit in New Jersey is set at 0.08 percent.

Attorney information for Greyshock was not immediately known.

Photo Credit: Wayne Police Department / Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Man Steals $440 Worth of Shrimp From NY Grocery Store: Cops]]> Tue, 13 Nov 2018 13:22:37 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/shrimp+thief.jpg

A man stole 20 bags of shrimp from a Stop & Shop in Suffolk County, police say.

The man walked into the Farmingville store on North Ocean Avenue on the evening of Oct. 17 and left with $440 worth of the shellfish.

The man is described as 20 to 30 years old, and was last seen wearing a black jacket and jeans.

Suffolk County Crime Stoppers are offering a 5,000 cash reward for anyone with information about the robbery. Anyone with information about this incident can contact Suffolk County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

Photo Credit: Suffolk County Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[The 'World's Longest Hair Competition']]> Tue, 13 Nov 2018 07:34:21 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/hair+screenshot+%281%29.jpg

Women from Lithuania competed for a title of who had the longest hair. The winner got an all-expenses-paid trip to the European Parliament in Strasbourg or Brussels.

<![CDATA[Naked, Dabbing Peeping Tom in a Wig Terrorizes NJ Town]]> Tue, 13 Nov 2018 00:17:32 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/dabbing+peeper.jpg

A naked, dabbing Peeping Tom is on the run in a small New Jersey town, and authorities are seeking the public's help before he strikes again.

Two incidents took place in Hillsborough Township on Sept. 14 and Nov. 1, and Somerset County prosecutors said Monday that two other incidents in July and September may be related as well.

In the most recent episode, a homeowner looked out her back door around 7 p.m. Nov. 1 and saw a naked man peering into the house. He had on only a black wig, black shoes with white stripes and a bandanna over his face. 

He was captured on surveillance video appearing to "dab," a popular dance move in which the head is dipped into the crook of a bent arm.

Kyle Kauffman, a teenager who lives in the area, said he had to do a double-take when he spotted the naked man running around. 

"We were like, 'Did you see that?'" he said. "We didn't know what to think." 

"It looked like he was on drugs, he was running through backyards." 

The same person was captured on video in the Sept. 14 incident. 

"It's very concerning," said Hillsborough resident Christina Raab. "I don't want my kids to see that, and I don't know what he's here for." 

Hillsborough police say all they know for sure is he's creeping around the houses. 

"It's unclear if he was looking into the windows and then he runs off," said Det. Hank Olszyk.

In a July 31 encounter, a Hillsborough mother said she went outside of her house to find the naked man in the bushes.

"I yelled, 'What are you doing?' And he kind of froze and turned around, trying to move away, obviously," she said.

The woman, who wanted to remain anonymous, said the man said nothing.

"He stayed completely silent," she said. "Not a word came out of his mouth." 

"It was in the summertime when my sighting was, but now it's school in session, kids are all over the place," she said. 

Police have stepped up patrols in the area. They say they don't believe it's a prank, and want the public's help in identifying the suspect. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Hillsborough Township Police Department at (908) 369-4323, select option 3.

Photo Credit: Somerset County Prosecutor's Office]]>
<![CDATA[Int'l Porn Site Wants to Remove New Yorkers' Leaves for Free]]> Tue, 06 Nov 2018 13:26:23 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/leaves+on+ground.jpg

An international website that bills itself as "the world's leading free porn site" wants to help you get rid of your leaves for free this fall. Really. That's it. 

The national campaign Pornhub announced Tuesday kicks off in New York, and the website says it is partnering with Poughkeepsie-based landscaper Dutchess Lawn to remove leaves, free of charge, from residences and businesses.

Pornhub will look to expand its campaign to other cities across the country in the coming weeks, it says. Prepare to see some unusual landscaping trucks in town during this promotion; Dutchess Lawns' trucks will be Pornhub branded and its crews will be wearing Pornhub apparel on the job. 

Dutchess Lawns CEO Jay Lotaj told the Poughkeepsie Journal he was a little hesitant about a possible partnership when Pornhub approached him a few months ago.

"Then, when I realized they were providing a free service for people up here, I thought it was a good idea,” Lotaj told the Journal. "Any time we (can) give back, we try to do it."

Jobs will be fulfilled on a first-come, first-service basis. Click here (trust us, this link is safe for work) to learn about how you can submit an official leaf removal request.

“While foliage can be beautiful, it can also be quite cumbersome when it falls and litters your lawn and requires you to remove it," Pornhub Vice President Corey Price said in a statement. "Sure, you can grab a rake or a blower and put a little sweat equity into the painstaking task of removing the debris yourself, but it’s much easier to outsource the work to a professional who can do it in half the time."

News 4 has reached out to the Poughkeepsie mayor's office for comment.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[NYPD: Manspreader Slugs Fellow Subway Rider in the Face]]> Fri, 02 Nov 2018 07:34:43 -0500 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/2783-18+QTRS+108+PCT+-+TD+20+10-31-18+Photo+%28002%29.jpg

Police are looking for the straphanger who punched another subway rider during a “manspreading” dispute.

Authorities say the victim was sitting on a Manhattan-bound M train at the Northern Boulevard station when his attacker sat down next to him and intentionally spread his legs.

When the man asked his attacker to move his legs, police say the suspect slugged him in the face.

The attack left the victim with a cut on his nose and broken glasses.

Anyone with information about the attack should call 1-888-577-TIPS.