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Woman accused of cutting off husband’s penis, putting it down garbage disposal

Posted by on Jul 14, 2011 in WeIRD News | 0 comments

Woman accused of cutting off husband’s penis, putting it down garbage disposal

By Jonathan Lloyd, Olsen Ebright (NBCLosangeles.com) — A woman was in custody Tuesday for allegedly poisoning her estranged husband, cutting off his penis with a 10-inch kitchen knife and throwing it in the garbage disposal. Lt. Jeff Nightengale said the crime occurred Monday night at the man’s Garden Grove home. According to authorities, this was the first time police have ever been called to the home. No neighbors reported any signs of fighting or screaming. Catherine Kieu Becker, 48, was booked for aggravated mayhem, false imprisonment, assault with a deadly weapon,...

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Child found home alone with 19 snakes

Posted by on Jul 14, 2011 in WeIRD News | 0 comments

Child found home alone with 19 snakes

By NBC News (MSNBC.com — Suffolk, VA) — A 28-year-old man was arrested and charged after allegedly leaving his child home alone with nearly two dozen dangerous animals in Suffolk. Emmanuel Valazquez was charged with cruelty and injuries to children, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, according to Suffolk police spokesperson Debbie George. Valazquez’s 7-year-old son called police to let them know that his dog was missing. Police came to the house and found that the child was home alone with 19 snakes, one of which was a 14-foot Python, two bearded dragons, and...

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Man streaks at Obama rally in Philadelphia, book gets thrown at President

Posted by on Oct 12, 2010 in WeIRD News | 0 comments

Man streaks at Obama rally in Philadelphia, book gets thrown at President

HuffingtonPost.com Philadelphia may be the City of Brotherly Love, but apparently not everyone attending a President Obama-headlined rally there this weekend feels that way — and at least one person takes that feeling a little too close to heart. An unknown guest in the audience launched a book at the president following his speech. In the video below, the literary projectile can be seen flying past Obama, who appears not to notice. To top off the shenanigans, another attendee was arrested for streaking nude through the crowd. According to the Weekly Standard the naked man was there...

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Looking for Halloween decoration, couple buy real human skeleton at yard sale

Posted by on Oct 12, 2010 in WeIRD News | 0 comments

Looking for Halloween decoration, couple buy real human skeleton at yard sale

By Tampa Bay Online BRANDON, Fla. — A couple thought they were buying a Halloween decoration at a yard sale, but it turns out they bought a real human skeleton. Judith and Mitchell Fletcher paid $8 for what they thought were a box of scary holiday decorations at a yard sale in Brandon. When they got the box home, they realized they had bought real bones. They called the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office. Detectives took the bones to the medical examiner, who determined they came from a professionally prepared human anatomical skeleton, normally used in medical...

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No pay, no spray: U.S. firefighters let home burn

Posted by on Oct 6, 2010 in WeIRD News | 0 comments

No pay, no spray: U.S. firefighters let home burn

IT is official. Conservative Republicans in our neighboring United States, have lost their mind. The following story comes from MSNBC. Firefighters in rural Tennessee let a home burn to the ground last week because the homeowner hadn’t paid a $75 fee. Gene Cranick of Obion County and his family lost all of their possessions in the Sept. 29 fire, along with three dogs and a cat. “They could have been saved if they had put water on it, but they didn’t do it,” Cranick told MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann. The fire started when the Cranicks’ grandson was burning...

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Cops: Woman hit driver in face with dog feces

Posted by on Oct 6, 2010 in WeIRD News | 0 comments

Cops: Woman hit driver in face with dog feces

By The Associated Press BELMONT, Mass. — A Massachusetts woman faces assault charges after Belmont police said she hit a motorist in the face with a bag of dog feces. Police said Tuesday that the woman, whose name has not been released, admitted tossing doggie dung at the driver because she believed he was speeding. Belmont Lt. Rick Santangelo said the woman initially contacted police last week and reported that she was walking her dog when she saw the motorist nearly hit a man on a bicycle. Santangelo said the man contacted police the next day to report being struck in the face with...

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