Archive for August, 2007

Burglar returns loot, and leaves a note

Friday, August 31st, 2007 Posted in Offbeat News | 7 Comments »

A burglar visited Graeme Glass' home in New Zealand twice in one day - first to steal some goods and later to return them, along with a heartfelt apology note. The ... Read more..

Sagging pants to be outlawed

Thursday, August 30th, 2007 Posted in Offbeat News | 4 Comments »

Hike up those pants. Droopy drawers that bare skin or underwear might soon be forbidden fashion on the streets of Alexandria and Shreveport, and violators could be forced to part ... Read more..

Naked man does hula dance, steals case of beer

Thursday, August 30th, 2007 Posted in Funny Offbeat News | 4 Comments »

The naked truth: Three eastern Missouri men were willing to go to extreme lengths to get some beer. That's the accusation after an incident in the early hours of August 18th ... Read more..

Baby born with 12 fingers, 12 toes

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007 Posted in Offbeat News | 4 Comments »

Something was different about newborn Jeshuah Fuller, but his proud parents couldn't quite put their finger on it. Then his doctors, always on their toes, figured it out: Jeshuah was born ... Read more..

Robber in NY refuses $10, accepts $4

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007 Posted in Offbeat News | 3 Comments »

A knife-wielding robber needed only $4, so he refused to take a $10 bill from his victim and waited while the man made change at a pizza parlor, police said ... Read more..

Pot growing in the prison yard

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007 Posted in Offbeat News | 2 Comments »

A Japanese prison is scrambling to eradicate marijuana plants that keep sprouting up on its exercise ground, officials said Tuesday.The marijuana plants started sprouting at Abashiri Prison on Japan's northernmost ... Read more..

Legless man and friend drive truck as team – both get DUI

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007 Posted in Funny Offbeat News | 47 Comments »

Two Dorchester men driving one truck at the same time were arrested for drunken driving in the Abbotsford area about 170 miles northwest of Madison. Harvey J. Miller, 43, who has ... Read more..

Laxative prank leads to charges

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007 Posted in Offbeat News | 4 Comments »

A prank that sent some members of the Connellsville Area High School Band on the run -- literally -- could result in criminal charges against some former district students.Thursday's summer ... Read more..

Runaway German kangaroo captured

Monday, August 27th, 2007 Posted in Offbeat News | 2 Comments »

Skippi, a wily kangaroo on the run since early August was returned to his home at a petting zoo Monday in southern Germany, but not after a chase through the ... Read more..

Villagers in Congo threatened by elephant herd

Monday, August 27th, 2007 Posted in Offbeat News | 3 Comments »

Herds of elephants are trampling crops and polluting water sources in eastern Republic of Congo, threatening to force thousands of villagers out of their homes, the forestry minister said on ... Read more..