Friday, February 28, 2014

Dead Man Walking.

Man wakes up in body bag at funeral home

LEXINGTON, Miss. (AP) — Workers at a Mississippi funeral home say they found a man alive and kicking when they opened a body bag.
Holmes County Coroner Dexter Howard calls it a miracle that 78-year-old Walter Williams is alive.
The coroner was called to Williams' home in Lexington, a community north of Jackson, where family members believed he had died.
Howard says Williams had no pulse and was pronounced dead Wednesday at 9 p.m.
Early Thursday, workers at Porter and Sons Funeral Home were preparing to embalm Williams when he started to kick in the body bag.
Family members were called and Williams was taken to a hospital. Howard says he believes Williams' pacemaker stopped working, then started again.
Family members say Williams, a farmer, told them he's happy to be alive.

Fish Slapping - A New Trend?

Irish girl sought after fish-slapping incident in Lancashire

A CCTV image of the girl police in England are looking forA CCTV image of the girl police in England are looking for
Police in England are searching for an Irish teenager who is said to have slapped a shop worker across the face with a large fish.
CCTV images of a teenage boy and girl have been released by Lancashire Constabulary after the worker was slapped across the face with a bream.
The incident took place on 4 February at a supermarket on Hyndburn Road, Accrington.
Lancashire Constabulary described the incident as "completely unacceptable".
In a statement, the police said the 52-year-old victim was working behind the fish counter when a young woman approached to ask about different fish.
The boy is described as being about the same ageThe boy is described as being about the same age as the girl
"Without warning, the woman has picked up a large bream from the fish stall and slapped the worker across the face before running out of the store," said the statement from Lancashire Constabulary.
"The victim believes the incident was being filmed on a mobile phone by a man stood nearby who also ran from the scene when challenged."
The girl is described as being Irish and aged between 15 and 18 with "blonde, shoulder-length untidy hair".
She was wearing dark jeans and a blue coat with white cuffs, white down the front and a red collar with 'I love PB' on the left breast pocket.
The boy is described as being about the same age, 5ft 8 tall, wearing a dark coat and dark grey trousers and boots.
PC Graham Hartley said: "This behaviour is completely unacceptable and I would appeal to anybody that witnessed this incident or recognises either the man or the woman pictured in the CCTV images to come forward."

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Eskimo Pot House

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Four University of Utah students who police say were caught smoking pot in an igloo are facing possible discipline from campus officials.
Sgt. Garth Smith says the well-camouflaged hideaway was discovered by a passing campus security guard Jan. 31 in the woods between campus housing and Research Park.

Smith says the igloo was about 5 feet tall and had walls of snow about 10 inches thick. He says the students had either constructed it themselves or found it abandoned.
Smith says the guard passing through the area heard voices and smelled pot before finding the four men inside.

One of the students was cited for marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. All were referred to campus officials.

Smith says the igloo itself was destroyed with a sledgehammer.
He said he destroyed it just because he felt like it.  What a creep.

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edward michaels4 hours ago
they smoke pot in Utah? no way. gotta go there next vaca.

Ben Stoned6 hours ago
I don't see why they destroyed the igloo. It did nothing wrong.

The freaking rent a cop probably thought that he had contributed to the bust of the century. I hope that he gets his.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Pot Donation to Salvation Army

20 Feb., 2014

SUGARCREEK, Pa. — An act of charity may end badly for one donor to a Pennsylvania Salvation Army outlet.
Sugarcreek Borough police say they were called when workers found a large plastic bag of marijuana among some donated clothes.
Police Chief Matt Carlson tells the (Oil City) Derrick he suspects the owner of the drugs has noticed them missing by now, if only because the bag contained a "substantial quantity" of pot.
Police were working with store employees to determine who donated the clothes and when. Police say the drugs were found earlier this week.
The chief says this isn't the first time officers have investigated an unusual item among donated clothing saying, "we've had guns ... cash ... rings, and now marijuana."

Man Shakes Vending Machine - Loses Job

Anyone who has ever bought something from a vending machine knows how it feels to have your cash swiped without dispensing the goods. We may even give the machine a kick or two to release our candy bar or chips. We may then end up walking away minus a snack and our money.
According to the Des Moines register, Robert McKevitt, an Iowa man, wasn’t going to let a vending machine spiral hook keep him from his candy. He used a forklift to recover his Twix bar. After paying 90 cents for a Twix bar, the candy became stuck in a spiral hook. After adding more money, he still didn’t have any candy. Without any success, he tried banging on the machine and rocking it.
Instead of abandoning his candy, he climbed onto an 8,000 pound forklift and lifted the vending machine off the ground. McKevitt said after six tries, he shook lose the two candy bars he paid for and a bonus one for his troubles. Several days later, Polaris Industries terminated his employment. His request to collect unemployment was denied.
Read more about this shaking story at the Des Moines Register.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Camel Kicks the Shit Out of California Man

PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — A camel escaped from an enclosure in a Southern California high desert community Friday, stomped a 72-year-old man who tried to capture it, and chased other people before it calmed down and was corralled.
The camel escaped in the unincorporated community of Acton and was reported chasing cars shortly after 8:30 a.m., Los Angeles County sheriff's officials said.
"My dad ... tried to catch it and it must have cornered him or something, and it took off after him, bit him on the head and knocked him down and stomped on him," Skylar Dossenbach told KCBS-TV. "He crawled under something and the camel tried to pull him out from under it."
Her father was hospitalized and needed stitches for a gash to his head, she said. His name wasn't immediately released.
"A neighbor came out and saw the commotion and got the camel away from him," Dossenbach told KABC-TV. "And the camel actually started chasing them, and they had to jump in a car, and the camel was running around after everybody."
Dossenbach said she finally ended up capturing the camel.
"I just put a halter on him, fed him a treat and he calmly walked down to my round pen and I corralled him," she said.
The camel was seized by animal control officials because the owner does not have a permit and because of the injury, agency spokeswoman Betsy Webster said.
The owner could be cited for endangering residents, sheriff's officials said.
Dossenbach said the camel and other animals, including a buffalo and an ostrich, previously escaped from the owner's property, which she described as a zoo. There have been as many as five escapes this year, she said.
Dossenbach said she believed no one lives on the property but a caretaker comes by daily to feed and water the animals.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Giant Snowball Hits College Dorm

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Two math majors at Reed College lost control of a massive snowball that rolled into a dorm, knocking in part of a bedroom wall.
There were no injuries, but college spokesman Kevin Myers said Friday it will cost $2,000 to $3,000 to repair the building.
The incident happened last Saturday night following a rare trio of snowstorms in Portland.
Students started building the giant snowball on a campus quad near the dorm. Urged by a crowd, the math majors tried to make the snowball as big as possible by rolling it down the sidewalk that goes past the dorm.
"And the ball just got away from them," Myers said.
After escaping their control, the boulder-sized snowball rolled about 15 yards before slamming into Unit #7. Three students heard the smack and discovered the fractured bedroom wall. The student whose dorm was damaged has not had to move.
Nobody weighed the snowball, but a maintenance worker who sliced it up for removal estimated it to weigh 800 pounds or more, Myers said.
The students responsible for the runaway snowball reported the incident and won't be disciplined. Myers said they didn't intend to cause damage and feel awful about what happened. He declined to release their names and said he didn't know their class years.
Reed Magazine was first to report about the snowball.
"It was not the talk of campus until the story came out," Myers said. "The people that were there knew about it, but now it has kind of taken us by storm."

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Leave lady alone if she farts

Feb.16, 2014
Helena, MT
Helena City Police officers responded to a 1 a.m. Saturday call of an assault at 407 Madison St.
According to Helena Police Corporal Kevin Carlson, the complainant, Anthony Allen, 33, had picked up a couple of ladies at a local bar Friday night and brought them home with him.
One of the ladies, with a huge butt, “decided” to fart, according to Carlson.  It was a humongous, foul smelling fart and Allen told her to leave for fear his home could be incinerated if someone struck a match. She then punched Allen in the face. 
He called the cops to report the assault.
When officers arrived at Allen’s apartment they found evidence of marijuana and pipes and charged him with misdemeanor possession of drugs and paraphernalia.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Crooks Hijack Ambulance With Sleeping Worker

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say an Albuquerque ambulance worker catching some sleep in the back of his vehicle woke up to find himself the victim of a carjacking.
Police have arrested a man and a woman accused of driving off in the ambulance around 3 a.m. Saturday while it was parked outside Lovelace Medical Center in downtown Albuquerque.
Police spokesman Elder Guevara says the employee was asleep in the vehicle's rear but was able to jump out when the ambulance slowed near an intersection.
Officers then pursued the ambulance as it headed eastbound, and then westbound, on Interstate 40.
The ambulance finally came to a rest on I-40, over Tramway, after authorities used spikes to deflate the ambulance's tires.
Police have not released the names of the suspects or the victim, who was uninjured.
The couple who hijacked the ambulance planned to use for an amorous tryst, sort of like doing it in a church confessional.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

To Publish or Not To Publish - That is the Question

Fellow Bizarre Stuffers,

I've been inactive recently because of health problems.  I've also noticed that the number of views and comments have dropped off.  With all the new competition out there (even major news rags, like Huffpost, have jumped on the bizarre bandwagon), I'm wondering if I should discontinue BizarreStuff.

We have a budget of $0, the lowest in the business.  So cutting prices is not an option.  No one pays. And my initial goal of having 1,000 members didn't materialize either.  We've never topped 54, which I chose to interpret as demonstrating that BS was an exclusive site, frequented only by hi-brow intellectuals or blithering idiots.

BZ has had a good run, since October, 2008, and has published 2300 bizarre stories, not bad for a one person operation.  More importantly, BS has never hesitated to present the truth, albeit occasionally embellished to make for a more bizarre story.

Anyway, the purpose of this note is to ask for a show of hands (comments) whether BS should continue or throw in the towel.

I will continue to accept votes (comments) until March 31, 2014 after which our Board of Directors will meet to determine the future of BizarreStuff.  Hint: There is no Board of Directors.  If you would like to be a Board member please let me know, soon.

Best wishes to each of you and thank you for supporting BS.

The Publisher,

The Graywolf~~

More Dumb Crooks Now in Denver

DENVER (AP) — Denver police have arrested four suspects accused of unwittingly trying to sell items they stole back to the burglary victim.  The dummies probably moved from Florida or South Carolina to Colorado for the legal pot, then remembered they didn't have any money.  Instead they got busted.  Meanwhile, a female member of the gang was raising cash for the weed by giving blow jobs in the crooks' car, with her fiancĂ©'s approval.

KMGH-TV ( ) reports Lacinda Robinson discovered the items missing at her home on Friday and drove to the parking lot of a nearby fast-food restaurant to report the theft. That's where she says she was approached by two people asking if she wanted to buy a video game set.

Robinson says she was startled when another person walked up wearing her jacket. She went next door to a gas station and found two off-duty police officers who made the arrests.