<![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-usSat, 20 Apr 2019 16:19:58 -0400Sat, 20 Apr 2019 16:19:58 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[NYC Pedestrians Shocked by Catcalls Written on Sidewalks]]> Thu, 18 Apr 2019 10:25:48 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/ccatcalls.jpg
Have you wandered across any colorfully chalked quotes around the city lately? Look closely and you might be offended.

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<![CDATA[Oh, Hail No! Texans Find Ways to Protect Cars From Hail]]> Thu, 18 Apr 2019 08:45:36 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/car-hail-splits.jpg
Don't be surprised if you travelled to Texas recently only to find cars strapped with all sorts of inflated floaties and bags of mulch. Texans in the Dallas and Fort Worth area pulled out all the stops...]]>
<![CDATA[Car Ends Up on Top of Another Car in Crowded NJ Parking Lot]]> Wed, 17 Apr 2019 17:46:14 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/carCapture.png
A car wound up wedged on top of another car in a crowded parking lot at a shopping center in New Jersey earlier this week.

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<![CDATA[Parts of NJ Report Witnessing Meteor Zipping Across Sky]]> Wed, 17 Apr 2019 11:58:22 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Dashcam+Meteor.jpg
An incredibly bright fireball illuminated the night sky over Delaware Tuesday night, a celestial event that many in New Jersey reportedly also witnessed.

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<![CDATA[Hundreds of Naked People to Swarm NYC Streets This June]]> Thu, 18 Apr 2019 08:15:05 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/spencer+tunick+image+for+web.PNG
This June, artist Spencer Tunick has organized an event to challenge Facebook and Instagram’s “Community Guidelines” by organizing a large-scale nude photography shoot in New York City called #WeTheNipple.

Photo Credit: @spencertunick]]>
<![CDATA[Random Bowls of Mashed Potatoes Litter Entire Neighborhood]]> Mon, 15 Apr 2019 10:54:03 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_potatoes0412_1500x845.jpg
Residents of one Mississippi neighborhood are finding bowls of mashed potatoes left on their doorsteps, cars and mailboxes. WLBT's Summer Tadlock reports.]]>
<![CDATA[NYC Soda, Juice Thief Bashes Man in Head With Glass Bottles]]> Thu, 11 Apr 2019 09:33:24 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/glass+bottle+attack+bk.jpg
Cops are looking for a man who allegedly walked into a 99 Cents store in Brooklyn, grabbed two bottles of soda and two bottles of juice and then bashed an employee repeatedly in the head with the glass...

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<![CDATA[Yankee Fan Breaks Into Restaurant, Steals Coins and 3 Beers]]> Thu, 11 Apr 2019 08:59:38 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/yankee+robbery.jpg
An apparent Yankee fan broke into a Staten Island restaurant with a rock, stole loose change from the register along with three bottles of beer and ran off, police say. Cops say the suspect, last...

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<![CDATA['Healthified' NYC Restaurant Blasted for 'Icky' Lo Mein Post]]> Thu, 11 Apr 2019 10:21:51 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/lucky+lee+photo.png
A newly-opened NYC restaurant has sparked controversy for using what some are calling racist language.]]>
<![CDATA[Angry Woman Ruins NJ Neighbor's Easter Display, Isn't Sorry]]> Thu, 11 Apr 2019 16:14:21 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Controversial_Easter_Display_Clifton.jpg
A disgruntled neighbor upset over a controversial Easter display in New Jersey took things into her own hands.

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<![CDATA[Bomb Squad Responds After Mortar Found in NJ Home: Police]]> Tue, 09 Apr 2019 21:17:23 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-759652+resized.jpg
An old mortar explosive from the Vietnam War era was discovered in a central New Jersey home, according to police.

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<![CDATA[Scantily-Clad Bunnies at NJ Easter Display Brew Controversy]]> Tue, 09 Apr 2019 07:52:00 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/Controversial_Easter_Display_Clifton.jpg
A less than traditional front yard Easter display has divided a New Jersey neighborhood, with some calling it a “disgusting” affront to the holiday.

Photo Credit: News 4]]>
<![CDATA[Cop in Bowtie, Tap Shoes Chases Down Car Thief in Connecticut]]> Mon, 08 Apr 2019 14:16:03 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/hartford+officer+wearing+bow+tie+and+tap+shoes+scene+done.jpg
A suspected car thief is in custody after being caught by a sharply dressed detective trainee in Hartford on Friday afternoon.

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<![CDATA[Distillery Releases Orange-Flavored Trump Vodka]]> Mon, 08 Apr 2019 11:29:31 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_blindbaseball_1920x1080.jpg
A distillery in Newport, Arkansas, is releasing an orange-flavored vodka called Trump Tonic. KARK's Tyler Thomason reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Man in 'Humans of NY' Moves to NYC to Flee Demonic Roommate]]> Mon, 08 Apr 2019 12:46:30 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/action-america-architecture-378570.jpg
A man featured in a "Humans of New York" Instagram post moved to New York City to escape a roommate who was a victim of demonic possession, he says.

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<![CDATA[NYC Pizza Guy Thwarts Fake $50-Throwing Robber Escape ]]> Fri, 05 Apr 2019 09:07:31 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/pizza+pexels1.jpg
A Domino's pizza deliveryman stepped in to help cops catch an alleged burglar in Manhattan last week, yelling "I'll stop him, officers!" and pulling his bicycle in front of the suspect to give the NYPD time...

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<![CDATA[Possible Meteor Spotted In Southeastern U.S.]]> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 14:31:40 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+METEOR+SHOWER+040419.00_00_01_26.Still004THUMB.jpg
There were nearly 500 reported sightings of a fireball over the Southeastern region of the U.S. early Thursday morning, according to the American Meteor Society. Reports of the possible meteor came from...]]>
<![CDATA[Father Goose Terrorizes Person in College Parking Lot]]> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 12:07:18 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/campus+terror.jpg
The surveillance video starts off innocently enough, with a person wearing a backpack just walking down the Eastern Michigan University street as if it were any other day. Suddenly, out of nowhere, a goose flies...]]>
<![CDATA[Tourists Race to Higher Ground After Glacier Collapses]]> Tue, 02 Apr 2019 20:19:21 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+GLACIER+COLLAPSE+040219.00_00_05_11.Still004THUMB.jpg
Tourists in Iceland fled to higher ground after a glacier they were admiring collapsed and triggered a huge wave. No one was hurt during the incident.]]>
<![CDATA['Ninja Rat' Kicks and Somersaults Its Way Out of Danger]]> Fri, 29 Mar 2019 19:47:43 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+NINJARAT+0319.00_00_47_03.Still008THUMB.jpg
Researchers at University of California, Riverside have been studying the Kangaroo Rat, which they have lovingly dubbed the "Ninja Rat" for the past seven years. The little rodent has such quick...]]>
<![CDATA[Yikes! Skunk Gets Head Stuck in Bud Light Can]]> Fri, 29 Mar 2019 20:41:46 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/219*120/32919+slunk+in+beer+can.JPG
A skunk brewed up some trouble when it got its head stuck in a beer can, according to animal control officers in Billerica, Massachusetts.The skunk was picked up Thursday by animal control officers on Lucille...

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<![CDATA[Watch: Kangaroo Rat Delivers a Ninja-Like Spinning Kick to Drop Rattlesnake]]> Fri, 29 Mar 2019 12:58:08 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/220*120/3-29-2019-rattlesnake-kangaroo-rat-kick-1.jpg
It's the classic predator-prey matchup. A stealthy rattlesnake, patiently waiting for the right moment to strike a seemingly unsuspecting and vulnerable kangaroo rat.But high-speed video from researchers...

Photo Credit: UC Riverside/San Diego State University]]>
<![CDATA[Woman's Supposed Ghost Sighting Goes Viral at Mass. Market ]]> Wed, 27 Mar 2019 08:12:52 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/MB+Haunted+51.jpg
A ghost-sighting at Massachusetts Market Basket has created a stir as customers keep a lookout for the Victorian-era specter in the frozen food aisle.The grocery store in Wilmington was drawn into the...

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<![CDATA[NYC Man Reunites With Lost Wallet After Throwing It in Trash]]> Tue, 26 Mar 2019 17:15:07 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/disposal-dump-garbage-wallet-resized.jpg
In a seemingly impossible mission, one lucky Queens resident defied the odds thanks to the Department of Sanitation and was reunited with his lost wallet after throwing it in the trash.

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<![CDATA[USPS Mailboxes Litter Highway After Accident in New Jersey]]> Mon, 25 Mar 2019 12:49:47 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/mail+box+highway.jpg
At least a half-dozen USPS mailboxes -- the big blue ones -- were left in the middle of a New Jersey highway after a fender-bender Monday, authorities say.

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<![CDATA[Man Wanted in Bizarre NYC Trip Attack on 41-Year-Old Woman ]]> Mon, 25 Mar 2019 08:06:30 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/trip+attack+nyc.jpg
Police are looking for a man they say tried to trip a 41-year-old woman on a residential Brooklyn street in the middle of a Saturday afternoon this month, then kicked her in the shin when he didn't get her...

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<![CDATA[Mystery Box-Leavers Torment Resident of Wealthy CT Town]]> Fri, 22 Mar 2019 16:18:17 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/box+leavers.png
Police are asking for help identifying two people in a bizarre mystery that has plagued a homeowner in a wealthy Connecticut town for the past year.

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<![CDATA[Man Bloodied in Sneak Squirrel Attack; Rodent Eyed in 3 More]]> Thu, 21 Mar 2019 15:19:46 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/NC_squirrel0320_1920x1080.jpg
A Florida man says his neighbor's domesticated squirrel left him bloodied after sneak attack. WFLA's Peter Bernard reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Meteor-Like Object Over LA Turns Out to be Red Bull Stunt]]> Thu, 21 Mar 2019 10:14:43 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/Red-Bull-meteor-stunt-downtown-LA.JPG
A bright light over downtown Los Angeles Wednesday night that had people around the city wondering if a meteor or aliens were descending on Southern California turned out to be a stunt by Red Bull Air Force...

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<![CDATA[Man Begs Stubborn Koala to 'Please' Get Out of His Car]]> Wed, 20 Mar 2019 12:12:31 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/koala+wont+leave1.jpg
A stubborn koala somehow got into a man's car in Australia and refused to leave, no matter how much he pleaded. Tim Whitrow posted video of the hysterical, unlikely encounter to Facebook Monday. It's been shared

Photo Credit: Tim Whitrow ]]>
<![CDATA[Busted Driver Busts a Move After Calif. Police Chase]]> Wed, 20 Mar 2019 10:16:49 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/214*120/Screen+Shot+2019-03-20+at+10.14.55+AM.png
A driver busted out some dance moves before he was arrested at the end of a chase Tuesday night on several Southern California freeways.

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<![CDATA[NY Woman Says Sinkhole Nearly Sucked Her Into Parents' Grave]]> Wed, 20 Mar 2019 15:16:36 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/St.+Charles+Resurrection+Cemetery.jpg
A 64-year-old Long Island woman is suing a local cemetery for traumatic brain injuries, PTSD and other problems she says she suffered when a sinkhole allegedly nearly sucked her into her parents' grave during a...]]>
<![CDATA[Woman in Racist Rant Video Continued Tirade in 911 Call]]> Tue, 19 Mar 2019 13:23:40 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/supermarket-racial-incident.jpg
Video of a woman’s racist rant at a supermarket in East Haven is continuing to make rounds on the internet.

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<![CDATA[Goat That Escaped Slaughterhouse Found on Bronx Street ]]> Mon, 18 Mar 2019 13:02:11 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/goat+bronx+combo.jpg
A goat that escaped a slaughterhouse was found on a Bronx street.

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<![CDATA[Md. Man Arrested After Bragging About Fla. Pelican Attack]]> Fri, 15 Mar 2019 15:15:47 -0400 https://media.nbcnewyork.com/images/213*120/William+Hunter+Hardesty.jpg
A Maryland man wanted in Florida for an apparent attack on a pelican was arrested in Ocean City Friday morning.The Monroe County, Florida, Sheriff’s Office got an arrest warrant for 31-year-old William Hunter...

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