Archive for June, 2011

Swiss cat Speedy is feline crimewave

Thursday, June 30th, 2011 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

A SWISS cat called Speedy has stolen so much loot that its owner had to post leaflets throughout the northern town of Wiesendangen saying "Help, our cat steals!"....Source Related posts:Case of ... Read more..

Sheep shearing team aiming for world record

Thursday, June 30th, 2011 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

A ewe-nique team is hoping to smash a world record by shearing a sheep, spinning its wool and knitting a jumper in under five hours....Source Related posts:Global warming shrinking sheep, says ... Read more..

Wild turkeys attacking vehicles in Ont. city

Thursday, June 30th, 2011 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

City officials are calling for a solution in the midst of wild turkeys attacking vehicles and chasing people....Source Related posts:Pair Of Turkeys Found Stuffed With Cocaine ‘Girls Gone Wild’ Bus Stop Leads ... Read more..

Utah man updated Facebook status during standoff

Thursday, June 30th, 2011 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

(AP) - Jason Valdez is no stranger to Utah police. His latest brush with the law, however, may have been the most public. An armed Valdez, 36, held a woman ... Read more..

Cops wonder how boy, 7, drove 32 km

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

Police are wondering how a seven-year-old Detroit boy managed to drive his stepfather's car about 32 km, reaching speeds of 80 km/h as cops followed him....Source Related posts:Boy leads cops on ... Read more..

Air passenger arrested in saggy pants dispute

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

A U.S. college football player who allegedly refused a request to hoist his saggy pants when he boarded a flight was arrested after a dispute with the crew, authorities said ... Read more..

Telephone wires stolen right off the poles

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

Police say "brazen thieves" have stolen about 300 metres of live telephone wire right off the poles in Prince George, B.C....Source Related posts:UK Man Ordered to Remove Barbed Wire, Could Injure ... Read more..

Cops search for man who hid in toilet

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

Police in Boulder, Colorado, are searching for a man who hid inside a portable toilet at a yoga festival....Source Related posts:Colo. police nab man accused of hiding in toilet Man Found Glued ... Read more..

Coin box stolen from police station

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

An investigation is underway in Saanich, B.C., after a coin drop box collecting money for children with cancer was stolen from a police station....Source Related posts:Drunk woman drives to cop station ... Read more..

Pa. slot machine pays $25,000, or $24,988 too much

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011 Posted in Offbeat News | No Comments »

(AP) - State regulators say a gambler won a $25,000 jackpot on a Pittsburgh casino slot machine that should have paid out only $12. The Gaming Control Board tells the ... Read more..