<![CDATA[NBC 6 South Florida - Weird News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/weird http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC+6+LOGO+GOOGLE.png NBC 6 South Florida http://www.nbcmiami.com en-us Sat, 20 Dec 2014 03:48:37 -0500 Sat, 20 Dec 2014 03:48:37 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Mountain Lion Spotted in Backyard]]> Sat, 20 Dec 2014 02:37:21 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/202*120/12-19-14-mountain+lion+sherry+kempster+newbury+park.JPG

A mountain lion creeping alongside a Southern California woman's backyard wall forced road closures as wildlife officials tried to capture it.

Sherry Kempster of Newbury Park in Ventura County was in her kitchen Friday morning when she heard crows cawing in the backyard, which usually means "a hawk or something" is in the area, she told NBC4.

Kempster looked out the window about 10:20 a.m. and saw the back leg and tail of a creature moving past the barbecue grill, soon realizing it was a mountain lion.

She captured a picturesque image of the lion as it walked along her backyard wall, a mountain view in the background.

Friday's sighting was the first time she and her husband have seen a mountain lion in the 17 years they lived in their home, she said.

After Kempster called 911, Ventura County sheriff's deputies and Fish and Game wardens started looking for the mountain lion. Officials found it in underneath a trailer in a mobile home park about 5 p.m.

Authorities blocked roads for nearly 90 minutes as they worked to contain the big cat.

Officials said the 14-month-old mountain lion, dubbed P-34, came from the Santa Monica Mountains. She was captured about 8:34 p.m. and released "at an undisclosed location," officials said.
 



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<![CDATA[Woman's Luggage Found 20 Years Later]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 12:54:00 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/NC_longlostluggage1218_700x394.jpg

Many travelers fear having their luggage lost at the airport. One Arizona woman had the fear become a reality, though her story has a happy ending — two decades later.

Maria Dellos, a Tuscon teacher, received a phone call from the Transportation Security Administration at Tucson International Airport on Tuesday informing her that luggage she lost 20 years ago had been found.

“I actually almost ignored the call because of telemarketing. All day long I get calls,” Dellos told NBC affiliate KVOA.

Dellos explained to the station that a note she had in the bag containing an old address allowed the TSA to locate her. It contained "very valuable" art supplies from a trade show in Las Vegas, she said.

"I was just absolutely blown away," Dellos said.

“We just did some shuffling of equipment at the airport, so it's quite possible that we came across something that somebody left unattended for a long period of time," TSA spokesperson Nico Melendez told KVOA.

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<![CDATA[Card Game Sells 30K Boxes of Poop]]> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:29:59 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/51RD-Lha01L._SL1023_.jpg

Instead of coal in their stockings, thousands of Cards Against Humanity customers will be getting a box of poop—bull poop.

The creators of the popular card game protested Black Friday by removing their products from their website, instead only offering one item—a box of “Bulls*@t” for $6.

The box, which quickly sold out to more 30,000 purchasers, contained actual feces, to this dismay of many fans hoping the move was a prank. Last year, the party game was sold on Black Friday for $5 more than its actual price.

The product was described on the company’s website as “literal feces, from an actual bull,” which could be used to “fertilize your garden, adorn a festive tree, or surprise a loved one with a gift of poop.”

Writing on the package claimed the box was made in China, but the poop was made in America.

Despite the description, and a Frequently Asked Questions section that specified the contents even more, some customers raised a stink.

According to the Cards Against Humanity blog, one viewer wrote in “I used my mom’s credit card to buy this she’s going to be livid when I tell her that it was literal cow poop please cancel my order.”

Another said the “ad was misleading” and one said they thought the box “was a new expansion all about poop.”

Chicagoan and game co-creator Max Temkin tweeted about the box, saying “if you buy the poop expecting it to be something else that’s not poop, you’re actually buying a valuable life lesson for $6.”

The game’s official Twitter page also replied to several tweeters clarifying they did in fact purchase poop.

While some called on the company for a refund over the smelly stunt, others are taking advantage of their newly acquired feces, selling the box on eBay for much more than the purchase price.

Card’s Against Humanity’s Twitter feed claims the boxes cost $5.80 to make and mail, and they donated their $6,000 in profits to Heifer International.


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<![CDATA[Calif. Mailman Works the River]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 17:11:54 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/waterbymail.jpg

As Santa readies his reindeer, and U.S. postal carriers take to their feet and trucks, one person delivering the mail this holiday season will be dropping off packages by boat.

Rick Stelzriede, 61, of Tracy is the only postal carrier with a river route in California, according to the U.S. Postal Service. Still, he downplays his unusual role.

"I am the only mailman on the water but I mean, it's no big deal," he said. "I could be a postman in the city and do the same job."

The job entails hopping into his 21-foot aluminum boat, and slogging through 60 miles of the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta, six days a week to get mail, bills and Christmas presents on time to his 23 customers. He doesn't stop for wind, rain, hail, sleet or the thick mess of seemingly endless river weeds and kelp.

"Yeah, it's hard to get to, remote and totally, totally off the wall," he said, opening mail boxes set on the docks and waving "hasta manana" to some of folks along his route.

Stelzriede signed on with the U.S. Postal Service as an independent contractor after a he noticed a veteran water courier on the river route. When that carrier retired some years back that's when Stelzriede "got his shot," said the Postal Service's spokesman in Northern California, Augustine Ruiz. Stelzriede also has customers along a more traditional route, Ruiz said, which he delivers to by mail truck or on foot.

Ruiz joked that Stelzriede is probably the only mailman to meet a river otter on his route or have his pony tail chewed on by a sea gull.

Since he took the job, Stelzriede hasn't stopped, boating along a route between San Francisco and the Central Valley that's been around as long as the Gold Rush.

At the end of the day, the pony-tailed mailman - fully aware of his role in history on the Pony Express - feels he's completed a job well done.

"I really feel like I did a service for someone," he said. "I brought them their mail."



Photo Credit: Henry Jerkins
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<![CDATA[Hunters Find ATM in Middle of Woods]]> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16:56:56 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Discarded+ATM+Hunters.jpg

A father and son on the hunt for game in eastern Pennsylvania instead found an automated teller machine in the middle of the woods.

Pennsylvania State Police responded to a wooded area off the unit block of Orchard Street in Rockland Township, Berks County around 9:30 a.m. Saturday after the men reported finding a stand-alone MAC machine.

Police said they don’t know how much if any money was in the ATM. It also wasn’t clear when the automated teller machine was dumped in the area.

On Tuesday, police released a photo of the black and blue-colored money machine in hopes that someone might know where it came from.

Anyone with information is asked to contact PSP Reading Barracks at 610-378-4011.

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<![CDATA[Woman Fought Twin Sister Over Vibrator, Boyfriend: Cops]]> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 11:19:06 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/121014+heidi+creamer+new.jpg

A Florida woman is facing a battery charge after authorities say she got into a fight with her twin sister over a vibrator and her boyfriend.

Heidi Creamer, 48, was arrested Sunday after a verbal argument turned to blows at her apartment in Manatee County, according to a Manatee County Sheriff's arrest affidavit.

Creamer was booked into jail and released on bond on Monday, jail records showed. It was unknown whether she has an attorney.

According to the arrest report, Creamer punched her sister in the face during a fight over "Heidi's boyfriend and a sexual toy (vibrator)."

Creamer "punched, scratched and pulled [her sister's] hair during the struggle," the report said.

When deputies arrived, Creamer's sister had blood on her face and was on the balcony while Creamer was banging on the front door, screaming obscenities and yelling at an officer after she was locked outside, the report said.

Creamer was handcuffed and placed in the back of a police cruiser and began screaming that "she was fighting with her sister over a vibrator and her boyfriend," the report said.



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<![CDATA[Deers Crashes Through NJ Home]]> Sun, 07 Dec 2014 11:20:20 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Deer-in-Home-Lead.jpg

A Galloway Township, New Jersey, woman received an unexpected visitor Saturday afternoon while she was in the middle of cooking.

The woman told police she was inside her home on Northampton Road and placing sweet potatoes in the oven when a deer suddenly burst through her front door and ran into her house.

The woman said she managed to follow the deer into the back of her home and lock the animal inside her master bathroom. She then contacted police.

When police arrived they found shattered glass on the front storm door and a damaged frame on the main door indicating the deer was strong enough to run through the doors and enter the home. After a brief standoff, the officers managed to safely escort the deer out of the home and release it back into the wild.

Police said the deer caused significant damage to the bathroom while it was locked inside.

The homeowner was not injured during the incident.



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<![CDATA[Picasso Work Stolen at Art Miami]]> Sat, 06 Dec 2014 11:45:49 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/picassovisageauxmains.jpg

A silver plate designed by Pablo Picasso was reportedly stolen from Art Miami in midtown Thursday night.

The plate’s owner, David Smith, said he reported the theft to Miami police after finding the plate holder empty Friday morning, according to the Miami Herald.

The plate, designed in 1956 by the Spanish art legend, is worth approximately $85,000.

Art Miami is the biggest satellite fair as part of Art Basel. Last year, more than 75,000 people attended over six days.

Also Thursday night, Perez Art Museum Miami had a piece of artwork accidentally damaged during a private event Thursday evening. According to the Herald, the artwork, called “Drywood,” had one of its 12 concrete spheres damaged by accident.

The Perez Art Museum was in the news earlier this year for the destruction of another piece of art. Miami artist Maximo Caminero, 51, intentionally smashed a $1 million vase by artist Ai Weiwei that was on display at the art museum.

Caminero said at the time of the smashing that he broke the vase “in protest of local artists and the museum only displayed international artists’ art.”



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<![CDATA[Man Busts Store Window, Steals Beer]]> Thu, 04 Dec 2014 13:28:03 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/henry4.jpg

A man was arrested early Thursday morning after he allegedly smashed a store window with a baseball bat and then walked off with a 12-pack of Heineken.

Mark Henry, 55, of Nashua, was charged with burglary after a witness called police after seeing Henry break into Pigeon's Market at 168 Wilson St., in Manchester, around 12:20 a.m. Police located Henry at the intersection of Wilson and Somverville streets. He was still carrying both the baseball bat and the beer when the officer stopped him.

Henry was scheduled to appear in Manchester DIstrict Court on Thursday.



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<![CDATA[Ugly Costs More at Christmas Sweater Shop ]]> Tue, 02 Dec 2014 11:16:16 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/ugly-sweater.jpg

Jeremy Turner has taken his obsession with ugly Christmas sweaters the masses. 

He's the owner of the Ugly Christmas Sweater Shop, a Dallas store he has stocked with more than 1,000 sweaters on the sales floor. He says there's another 8,000 in back. He's even recorded a song called "Ugly Christmas Sweater" that he sings for countless hours every day.

"It don't matter if I'm good or bad, 'cause Santa brought a sweater that is really rad," he sang.

The uglier, the better, in Turner's opinion, for both the customer and his bottom line. 

"We price them by ugliness," he said.

Turner isn't the only business owner hoping to capitalize on less appealing apparel. 

The popularity of ugly sweater-themed holiday parties has created a cottage industry each Christmas season, as revelers across the country scour thrift stores, eBay and shopping malls in search of wackier and tackier winter wear. The trend has translated to eight-figure sales for some businesses and even inspired novelty lines at major retailers such as Forever21 and Target, according to Business Insider.

Thai Ho, who spent more than $100 in the Ugly Christmas Sweater Shop, said the sweaters are worth the money.

"It's for my brother and he's graduating this winter and he likes ugly stuff," he said.

The store, located at 6333 E. Mockingbird Lane, is only open until Dec. 27.



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<![CDATA[Thief Steals Holiday Decorations ]]> Mon, 01 Dec 2014 11:42:52 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/201*120/Located+Peanuts+Characters.JPG

A family got back their beloved "Peanuts" Christmas decorations, but the "Grinches" who took the hand-painted items over the weekend remain on the loose.

Three wooden “Peanuts”-themed decorations that were stolen from the front lawn of a home in the Magnolia section of Gloucester Township, New Jersey over the weekend turned up on the front step of a man's Somerdale, New Jersey home just hours later, The Gloucester Township Police Department posted to Facebook Monday morning.

After going missing sometime after 9 p.m. Saturday, Pig Pen, Marcie and Peppermint Patty were discovered by 11 p.m. that same night, police said. A man called the Somerdale Police Department after two young men in a white vehicle pulled up to his home, left the decorations on the front step and rang the doorbell before quickly leaving the scene.

Somerdale Police then returned the decorations to the owner.

With the "Peanuts" decorations found, police diverted their attention from recovering the items to capturing the people who took the decorations. If you have any information on the theft, please call the Gloucester Township Police Department's anonymous tip line at 856-842-5560.
 



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<![CDATA[Thief Steals Holiday Decorations ]]> Mon, 01 Dec 2014 12:06:31 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Peanuts-Characters.jpg

UPDATE: Police recovered the decorations and returned them to the owner.


Police are searching for an alleged “Grinch” who stole holiday decorations from a home in Gloucester Township, New Jersey.

Three wooden hand-painted “Peanuts” character decorations were stolen from the front lawn of a home in the Magnolia section of the town between 9 p.m. Saturday and 7 a.m. Sunday. The stolen characters were decorations of Pig Pen, Marcie and Peppermint Patty, police said.

If you have any information on the theft, please call the Gloucester Township Police Department's anonymous tip line at 856-842-5560.
 



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<![CDATA[Rare Deep-Sea Anglerfish Caught on Video]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 09:33:12 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/212*120/deep-sea-anglerfish.jpg

A reclusive "black sea devil" anglerfish was videotaped in its natural habitat for the first time, the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute announced Wendesday.

"Anglerfish, like this Melanocetus, are among the most rarely seen of all deep-sea fishes," Bruce Robison, a senior scientist at the institute, said in an online statement.

Measuring only about three and a half inches long, the anglerfish was videotaped by a remotely-operated submersible 1,900 feet below the ocean's surface. Anglerfish generally live up to four times deeper than that.

"The shining spot at the tip of the 'fishing pole' projecting from the fish's head is a glowing lure. The anglerfish uses its light to attract prey in its deep, dark habitat."



Photo Credit: Monterey Bay Research Institute
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<![CDATA[Company Unveils Electronically-Powered Skates]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:18:37 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/1121-2014-RocketSkates.jpg

Forget walking or rollerblading — how about rocket skating?

California-based company Acton has developed electronically-powered skates that can propel the wearer up to 12 miles per hour — no pushing required.

Founders said the idea was inspired by "Iron Man," "Inspector Gadget" and "The Jetsons."

"The idea of just being able to slide around the urban environment is very exciting," said Peter Treadway, co-founder of Acton. "It's kind of like a magic carpet for your feet."

The skates were released this week and sell for $500 a pair.



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<![CDATA[Lost Kitten Wanders 2,300 Miles]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:32:14 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Maine+Kitten+Thumb.jpg

How did a kitten travel all the way from New Mexico to Maine? It's a mystery to her owner and the shelter where she's been staying.

According to the Animal Refuge League in Westbrook, "Spice" was put inside a duffel bag and someone dropped her off at a thrift shop in Portland. A shopper found the bag and brought Spice home for a few days before bringing her to the shelter.

At the shelter, they scanned for a microchip and discovered not only did Spice have an owner, but her home was over 2,000 miles away in New Mexico!

According to Jeana Roth at the Animal Refuge League, "We were in disbelief when we called the microchip company and they told us. They were in disbelief too to see a cat from New Mexico came to Maine in just five days."

Spice apparently escaped from her house on Halloween when her owner was opening
the door to trick or treaters. How she managed to get from there to Maine, no one has any idea.

The kitten's owner doesn't have the money to pay for Spice to return to New Mexico, but another pet owner is stepping up to help.

Jon Ayers is the CEO of Idexx. The company makes pet testing kits and Ayers has several shelter cats at home. He has offered to pay to send Spice back home and as soon as she recovers from a small cold she will travel with a shelter employee back to New Mexico to be reunited with her owner.



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<![CDATA[Woman Let Dog Urinate at Store]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:57:21 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/450148534.jpg

Police are looking for a woman who allegedly let her dog urinate on dozens of clothes at a New Jersey store, refused to leave when asked and then led officers on a short chase after they were called to the scene.

Police say the woman, identified as 35-year-old Theresa Tumbleson, went into a Lane Bryant store in Toms River on Monday with her small dog. While inside, she allegedly let the pet relieve itself on 14 dresses and 11 pairs of pants, causing more than $2,000 in damage to the merchandise.

Police say the suspect got angry when a store employee asked her to leave and officers were called to the scene.

Officers got to the store as the woman was getting in her car. They tried to pull the vehicle over and followed the car for a short distance with their cruiser's lights and sirens on.

The car ran several red lights and officers decided not to give chase because the roads were wet, police said.

Police say warrants are out for Tumbleson’s arrest on charges of eluding a police officer and obstruction of the administration of the law.

She’s also likely to face additional charges in connection with the altercation inside the store, police say.



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<![CDATA[Canseco May Sell His Shot Finger, Gun on eBay]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:57:12 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Jose-Canseco-1.jpg

Jose Canseco says he's parting with his finger forever — for a price.

The former major leaguer tweeted Monday that he'll sell his detached digit, along with the gun with which he accidentally shot it off. He tweeted last week that the operation to reattach the finger had failed, and it had fallen off during a poker game.

Canseco said he is also selling the chrome-plated .45-caliber handgun he was cleaning when he accidentally shot off the middle finger on his left hand.

In a series of tweets posted Friday afternoon, Canseco said his finger fell off during a poker game Thursday night, even after he had it surgically reattached. (Warning: The below tweets might seem disturbing to some.)

Canseco was apparently unaware that a bullet was in the chamber when he was cleaning the gun, Las Vegas Metro Lt. Mark Reddon told NBC News.

"It was a serious hand injury," but not a serious medical injury, Reddon said. "There was nothing suspicious. There was no alcohol involved, just a misstep with a handgun."

Canseco began his long major-league career in the 1980s with the Oakland Athletics before going on to play for the Rangers, Red Sox, Yankees, White Sox and other teams.

He has admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs during his MLB career. After retiring, he also competed in mixed martial arts and boxing.



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<![CDATA[WATCH: Tony Hawk Rides Hoverboard]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 08:28:20 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2014-11-17+at+3.26.35+PM.png

The hoverboard is reality, and Tony Hawk has taken a spin on it.

The pro skateboarder tested the $10,000 prototype Hendo Hoverboard after husband and wife Greg and Jill Henderson launched a Kickstarter to fund it. 

In the video, Hawk performs a few tricks on the board, which hovers an inch off the ground and uses magnets, though he also ends up falling several times.

Hawk had caught attention for another hoverboard video earlier this year — a fake video made by Funny or Die that featured the skateboarder, musician Moby and others riding boards high into the sky, in a prank for which Hawk eventually apologized.  


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<![CDATA[Cocaine Found Hidden in Meat ]]> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 15:08:33 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/1113-2014-CocaineMeat.jpg

TSA agents recently found three vacuum sealed packs of cocaine hidden in raw meat at the San Jose International Airport.

Officials said agents made the discovery in a checked bag on an Alaska Airlines flight on Saturday. The male passenger was arrested.



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<![CDATA[Thousands of Turkeys Spill on Road]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 09:06:16 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/turkey-truck-6-main.jpg

A semi-truck carrying up to 30,000 pounds of frozen Butterball turkeys took a turn too quickly Wednesday morning, flipping over on its side, spilling diesel and thousands of Thanksgiving meals headed for Costco.

But since stores can't sell food that's spilled on the road – even though the turkeys were kept perfectly safe in cardboard boxes – the poultry is instead headed to feed the hungry and homeless at the Alameda County Food Bank in Oakland, spokesman Michael Altfest said. Some of the turkeys will be shared with shelters in Contra Costa County, too.

"This is a fantastic windfall as our Food Bank heads into one of the busiest times of year," Altfest  said. "Receiving this volume of meat protein is rare for us any time of year – and a donation like this simply couldn’t come at a better time. This is going to add a significant helping of holiday joy to thousands of households throughout our community.”

The shipment was handed over before noon on Wednesday.

"Unfortunately an accident happened, and fortunately low-income people in both Alameda County and Contra Costa County are going to benefit," added Suzan Bateson, executive director of the Alameda County Community Food Bank.

California Highway Patrol Sgt. Joseph Azevedo told NBC Bay Area that the driver "got confused" when he was traveling on Interstate Highway 680 in San Ramon about 2:30 a.m. He originally tried to take the I-580 interchange, but ended up taking the Alcosta Boulevard ramp instead.

And because he was "not familiar" with the ramp, he rounded it at a "high rate of speed" and his rear trailer went out of control, Azavedo said. He hit the brakes but wasn't able to prevent his rig from hitting the guardrail, he said. Between 20 and 40 gallons of diesel spilled on the road, shutting it down for hours.

The driver and co-driver were trapped inside, Azevedo said, and had to be extricated by San Ramon Valley firefighters. The driver suffered minor injuries.

The turkeys had been headed to a wholesale distributor for their eventual delivery to a Costco in Livermore.

In July, 60,000 pounds of African jackfruit and bananas spilled on the side of Interstate Highway 580 in Livermore. The load of squished fruit went to feed the elephants, giraffes and bears at the Oakland Zoo.

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<![CDATA[Drivers Scoop up Armored Truck Cash]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:57:47 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/police-lights-shutterstock_542372564.jpg

An armored truck lost an unknown amount of money on a Maryland interstate Friday morning -- and numerous drivers quickly scooped up the money, police said.

Maryland State Police are now "reminding" the drivers to that they are "welcome to turn in the money at the local barrack."

The incident happened shortly before 8 a.m. in the northbound lanes of I-270 near Route 80.

According to a preliminary investigation, a door lock on the armored truck malfunctioned, causing a side door to open. A bag of cash fell into the left lane of I-270, scattering cash into the air and across the highway, police said.

The truck driver pulled over to the shoulder and saw multiple vehicles had also stopped, with drivers picking up the cash. When a fire department official arrived at the scene, the drivers quickly left.

Maryland State Police, assisted by a K-9 team, recovered just over $200 from the scene.

Authorities have issued a warning to the drivers who grabbed the cash, telling them they can turn in the money at Maryland State Police's Frederick barrack. Those who don't return the cash could face theft charges if police learn their identities, authorities said.



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<![CDATA[Passenger Had Cocaine "Package" in Vagina at Airport: BSO]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:43:12 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/102914+kathyann+ferguson.jpg

A South Florida woman was arrested after she was found to have a cocaine "package" inside her vagina at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, authorities said.

KathyAnn Ferguson, 26, was arrested shortly after her flight from Jamaica arrived at the airport Sunday afternoon, according to a Broward Sheriff's Office arrest report released Wednesday.

Ferguson, from Hollywood, was charged with cocaine trafficking and later released on bond. It was unknown if she has an attorney.

“She was stopped when a Customs and Border Patrol agent noticed something unusual about her, she was questioned, admitted to having cocaine on her body. She had inserted it in her private parts,” said Dani Moschella of the BSO.

BSO said Ferguson pulled out a cylindrical-shaped, plastic-wrapped package from her vagina that contained around six ounces of cocaine. Since the initial reports, Ferguson has bonded out of jail. The BSO said this is a crime that is happening on a regular basis.

“People are often recruited to carry drugs on their body, whether they swallow it or insert it in another area,” said Moschella. “It’s frequent. It happens all the time and it’s a huge health risk to those people. People often die when the drugs inside their body rupture.”

Ferguson faces up to seven years in prison under minimum mandatory sentencing laws.



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<![CDATA["Hello Kitty" Arrested on DUI Charge]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:49:11 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2014-10-29+at+6.11.06+AM.png

Police say a Maine woman who was pulled over while wearing a Hello Kitty costume was arrested on a drunken driving charge.

Gorham police say officers stopped 37-year-old Carrie Gipson, of Westbrook, at about 2 a.m. Sunday because she was driving in the wrong lane.

They say she refused to take a breath test and was arrested for operating under the influence. She was taken to the Cumberland County jail.

Her police mugshot shows her wearing a red and white Hello Kitty costume, minus the doll's mammoth head.

There was no immediate response to a phone message left by The Associated Press at a residence believed to be Gipson's.



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<![CDATA[Stranger Sleeping in Man's Bed: PD]]> Tue, 28 Oct 2014 12:19:54 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/sullivan+Edited.jpg

A Clinton man woke up in the middle of the night to find a stranger sleeping next to him early Saturday.

Police arrested Tyler Sullivan, 22, of the Higganum section of Haddam, on charges including criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct.

At 1:35 a.m., a man in a home on East Main Street heard the front door open and thought that it was his wife. He rolled over expecting it to be her, but instead saw an intruder he didn't know sleeping next to him. When the stranger wouldn't leave at the resident's request, the man called 911.

Sullivan was still in the man's bedroom when police arrived and was very drunk, according to police. He later told police that he forgot what happened and "thought he was at his mother's apartment in the same complex," police said in a news release.

Police charged Sullivan with first-degree criminal trespass and disorderly conduct and took him in a police cruiser to the station for processing.

He was released on a $1,000 surety bond and is scheduled to appear in Middlesex Superior Court in Middletown on Nov. 4.



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<![CDATA["Crook" Arrested for Burglary]]> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 06:50:54 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/josephine+crook+burglary+kohls+alhambra.gif

A woman with the last name of Crook was arrested for burglary at a department store in Alhambra Friday night, police said.

Josephine Crook, 49, was arrested at a Kohl’s department store on the 1200 block of South Fremont Avenue and is suspected of commercial burglary and possession of burglary tools. Crook allegedly was in possession of a pair of wire cutters and a pair of scissors.

Crook allegedly took ladies’ undergarments and failed to pay for the items she concealed in her empty purse, police said.



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