Archive for August, 2008

California Prisons Make Plans For Gay Weddings

Sunday, August 31st, 2008 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

Now that same-sex couples can get married in California, state prison officials are trying to figure out what that means for gay inmates. No prisoners so far have sought to ... Read more..

Woman Goes Down Baggage Shoot At Airport

Sunday, August 31st, 2008 Posted in Funny Offbeat News, Offbeat News | No Comments »

An elderly woman misunderstood instructions while checking in at Sweden's main airport and was whisked down a baggage shoot after she placed herself instead of her luggage on the belt, ... Read more..

Man Tries To Cut Off His Arm In A Denny’s

Sunday, August 31st, 2008 Posted in Crazy Offbeat News, Dumb Criminal Offbeat News, Funny Offbeat News, Offbeat News | No Comments »

A 33-year-old man who tried cutting off his arm inside a busy Denny's restaurant because he believed it would save his life was arrested Friday night, according to Modesto police. According ... Read more..

New Orleans Police; Stay In Hurricane Zone and You’re On Your Own!

Saturday, August 30th, 2008 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

Police with bullhorns plan to go street to street this weekend with a tough message about getting out ahead of Hurricane Gustav: This time there will be no shelter of ... Read more..

Six Year Old Girl Playing Hide And Seek Finds Abandoned Baby

Saturday, August 30th, 2008 Posted in Crazy Offbeat News, Offbeat News | No Comments »

Syracuse police continue searching for the mother who abandoned a newborn baby in some bushes along the 1500 block of South Avenue early Thursday evening. A six-year-old girl and her ... Read more..

Men Sail Across Pacific On Raft Made Of Trash, Takes 3 Months

Friday, August 29th, 2008 Posted in Crazy Offbeat News, Offbeat News | No Comments »

Tanned, dirty and hungry, two men who spent three months crossing the Pacific on a raft made of plastic bottles to raise awareness of ocean debris finally stepped onto dry ... Read more..

Man Faces 12 Years In Prison For Barking Dog

Friday, August 29th, 2008 Posted in Crazy Offbeat News, Offbeat News | No Comments »

Howl-elujiah. All 25 beagles and basset hounds belonging to Randy DeCarlo would have joined in that chorus Friday, had they understood a judge’s ruling allowing them to stay put in ... Read more..

Finger Found In Oxtail From Meat Store

Friday, August 29th, 2008 Posted in Crazy Offbeat News, Offbeat News | No Comments »

A Tampa family at home eating oxtail for dinner made a surprising discovery, their lawyer said - part of a human finger. Connie Edwards noticed gristle on one of the ... Read more..

Robber Shoots Self In Foot, Gets Stabbed, Then Arrested

Wednesday, August 27th, 2008 Posted in Dumb Criminal Offbeat News, Funny Offbeat News, Offbeat News | No Comments »

A robber's plan to hold up a Southwest Side convenience store Monday afternoon took a different turn: The robber shot himself in the foot, got stabbed by a store employee ... Read more..

Raccoon’s Crime Spree Finally Comes To An End

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008 Posted in Funny Offbeat News, Offbeat News | No Comments »

Federal bankruptcy Judge Paul W. Bonapfel reported the break-in last week at the Richard B. Russell Federal Building in downtown Atlanta. The intruder made no effort to cover his tracks ... Read more..