<![CDATA[NBC 7 San Diego - Weird News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/weird http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/KNSD+RSS+Feed+logo+blue.png NBC 7 San Diego http://www.nbcsandiego.com en-us Tue, 22 Jul 2014 06:26:49 -0700 Tue, 22 Jul 2014 06:26:49 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[ATM Stolen From NYC Store, Dumped Off Bridge: Police]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:47:20 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/215*120/stolen+atm+recovered+staten+island.JPG
A thief broke into a Staten Island convenience store overnight and hauled out an ATM, taking out $1,300 before dumping it off a bridge and into the Richmond Creek, police say.

Photo Credit: The Staten Island Advance]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Flees Topless After Being Caught Shoplifting]]> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 05:42:07 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Macys+Sign+112613.jpg
A suspected shoplifter fled topless after being busted at Southern California mall. But police were easily able to identify her – she left her driver's license behind. The 44-year-old woman, whose name was...

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<![CDATA[Attention, Passengers: Please Stand at Your Seats]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 17:50:22 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/arilineseat.jpg
Frequent fliers may have new seating arrangements to look forward to — that is, if elevated, cramped bicycle-style seats are what they had in mind. Airplane maker Airbus has invented a new seating...

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Restaurant Burglar Arrested]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 08:21:39 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/el-pollo-loco-burglary-costa-mesa-burglar.jpg
Daniel Lee Warn, 28, of was arrested by police Wednesday in a Costa Mesa El Pollo Loco restaurant after allegedly breaking into the location earlier in the day wearing the same outfit, officials]]>
<![CDATA[Zombies to Invade Downtown San Diego]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:25:07 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Flash-Mob-Walking-Dead-Escape-1.jpg
Don’t be alarmed if you come across a whole lot of zombies in downtown San Diego this weekend. It's not the apocalypse -- it merely means it's Comic-Con weekend.

Photo Credit: Facebook]]>
<![CDATA[Family Hatches Four-Legged Duckling]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 08:34:59 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/209*120/Four+Legged+Duckling+p1.jpg
Hatching animals is nothing new to one Sulphur Louisiana family, but they were surprised when one of their young ducklings was a little different. The duckling has not two but four legs.]]>
<![CDATA[Skull Intercepted at Airport]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 08:47:36 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/primate-skull.jpg
One of the tasks of U.S. Customs and Border Protection at Washington Dulles International Airport is to intercept agriculture products that pose potential threats to America's industries, but a few unusual items...

Photo Credit: Courtsey of U.S. Customs and Border Protection ]]>
<![CDATA[Puppies to Ping-Pong: How to Kill Time at Airports]]> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:17:44 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/airport_generic.jpg
Forget napping in uncomfortable airport furniture, feigning interest in duty-free goods and drinking one too many overpriced beer. At last, airports are learning how to entertain their guests during layovers and...

Photo Credit: clipart.com]]>
<![CDATA[Apologetic Dog Returns Stolen Toy to Crying Tot]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:23:34 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Dog-apologizes-for-taking-t.jpg
This may just be the best online video of a crying baby and an apologetic dog to ever hit the Internet.

Photo Credit: NBC Today Show]]>
<![CDATA[Dog Owners Who Neglect Pup Poop on Own Lawns May Be Fined by NY Town ]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 12:02:46 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/No-Poop-Dogs-Generic.jpg
One Long Island village is proposing fines for dog owners who don’t clean up after their pets – even on their own property – according to published reports. Lawmakers in North Hills proposed the...]]>
<![CDATA[Dozens of Giant African Snails Seized at LAX]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 08:36:56 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/giant-african-snails-lax.jpg
Los Angeles International Airport customs inspectors intercepted a pair of baskets containing dozens of live giant African snails, described by federal officials as one of the largest and most destructive...

Photo Credit: USDA APHIS PPQ Los Angeles ]]>
<![CDATA[Couple Caught Having Sex on Chipotle Roof: Police]]> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:32:12 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/184*120/Suh+Germack.JPG
Police say two people were engaging in sexual intercourse above a Delaware Chipotle restaurant.

Photo Credit: Newark Police]]>
<![CDATA[Florida Woman Strips, Does Yoga in Street: Cops]]> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 09:53:35 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/071114+michele+rene+cernak.jpg
A woman who was stripping and doing yoga in the middle of a Florida street was arrested Wednesday, police said. Police had received two calls about the woman, who onlookers said seemed to be under the influence....

Photo Credit: Marion County Sheriff's Office]]>
<![CDATA[Co. Paints Drought-Stricken Lawns]]> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 04:14:11 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/07-09-2014-grass-painting.jpg
Business is booming for a Bay Area company thanks to California's severe drought. Green Canary has been painting lawns that have turned brown due to a lack of water. The company uses green, water-based paint to...

Photo Credit: Marianne Favro]]>
<![CDATA["Proud Whopper" Wrapper on eBay -- For Over $1,000]]> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 07:31:27 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/07-09-2014-proud-whopper.jpg
What's the old saying? "Pain is temporary, but a Pride Whopper wrapper is $1,000-plus?"

Something like that, at least when a limited-edition fast-food wrapper is for sale on eBay.

Photo Credit: bigrockandrollstar via eBay]]>
<![CDATA[Liquor Store Customers Dodge Deer]]> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 08:42:55 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/179*120/deer+liquor+store.jpg
Employees and customers at Quick 6 Liquors in Weymouth, Massachusetts were in for a surprise Tuesday when an unexpected guest came barging in.

Photo Credit: Quick 6 Liquors]]>
<![CDATA[Caught on Camera: Bear Finds Food at Family Home]]> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:36:07 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/214*120/bear+in+devore+2.PNG
A hungry bear wandered into the backyard of a Southern California home and was caught on camera removing the lid to a trash can to get access to the contents inside The bear wandered into the backyard of a home...

Photo Credit: LLN]]>
<![CDATA[Potato Salad Kickstarter Nets $50K]]> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 08:00:32 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/493921249.jpg
The world's most expensive potato salad is taking over Kickstarter, but some of the people paying for it won't even get a taste. A Columbus, Ohio, man has raised nearly $60,000 on the popular fund-raising...

Photo Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto]]>
<![CDATA["Banana Pants Bandit" Steals Political Sign from Yard]]> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 12:04:39 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/07-08-2014-banana-pants-bandit.jpg
A San Jose neighborhood has labeled a woman the "Banana Pants Bandit" after she was seen on surveillance video stealing a campaign poster from a front lawn while wearing bright yellow pants.]]>
<![CDATA[Python Trapped in Barbecue Grill]]> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 10:34:14 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/178*120/pythonbbqgrill.jpg
Residents in Florida City trapped a Burmese python in a barbecue grill on Thursday. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue's venom unit responded to the call for help from residents, who trapped the 12-foot-long snake in...

Photo Credit: Arnold Piedrahita Jr.]]>
<![CDATA[Drought in North Texas Spawns Grasshopper Invasion]]> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 23:30:36 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/160*120/GKS_cAfLUudmmbjkZtcN-2.jpg
For yet another year, the dry spring and ongoing drought left North Texans with a loud, destructive summer annoyance: a lot of grasshoppers. Texas A&M Agrilife experts said the combination of a warm, dry...

Photo Credit: Hannah Khalaf]]>
<![CDATA[Train Enthusiasts Visit All 468 NYC Subway Stops in Less Than 24 Hours]]> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 13:18:44 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/nyc-subway-generic.jpg
A group of British train enthusiasts broke the world record for the fastest run through New York City’s subway system, visiting all 468 stops in less than 24 hours. Glen Bryant, Andi James, Steve Wilson,...]]>
<![CDATA[Couple Breathe Sigh of Relief After Baby Born at Gas Station]]> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:58:42 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/214*120/baby+born+at+mobil+gas+station.PNG
A baby girl delivered by firefighters at a gas station to the surprise of her mother and father breathed easy on Wednesday, swaddled in a new blanket and hat at Simi Valley Hospital.]]>
<![CDATA[This Content Has Been Removed]]> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 06:35:48 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/UC-San-Diego-generic_6.jpg
NBC 7 has removed this article after a source retracted the story.

Photo Credit: NBC 7 San Diego]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Burned After Laptop Suddenly Explodes]]> Tue, 01 Jul 2014 04:55:55 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Laptop-Explosion-New-Lead.jpg
A 72-year-old woman in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, is recovering after her laptop suddenly exploded, causing a small fire in her home. "The battery just exploded and it blew the laptop over," Loretta Luff said.

Photo Credit: NBC10.com]]>
<![CDATA[Naked Man at Virginia Bar Flees]]> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 18:00:43 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/20140628+Naked.jpg
The first problem was being naked, at a bar in Clarendon, Virginia. But there was much more mayhem in store Saturday night when Arlington police tried to apprehend the naked guy, who ended up leading police on a...]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Finds Pot in French Fries]]> Sat, 28 Jun 2014 12:43:19 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Sonic+Marijuana+062714.jpg
A Maryland woman found a little something extra in her fries after taking a trip to a local Sonic restaurant this week. Carla McFarland, of Frederick, took her children to the fast food restaurant on...

Photo Credit: Carla McFarland]]>
<![CDATA[Couple Poses for Photos After Crash]]> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 08:15:06 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/228*120/car+flip+photo+ben+neufeld+2shot.jpg
An elderly couple involved in a non-injury rollover crash last week on a Bel-Air, California, street posed for pictures as neighbors and firefighters responded to help free the trapped driver.

Photo Credit: RMG News]]>
<![CDATA[Why Obama Is on UK World Cup Mugs]]> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 22:57:12 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/edtOBAMA+MUG+60764.jpg
A British company created souvenir World Cup mugs for England's soccer team, but made one glaring mistake. One of the mugs in the set accidentally put the face of President Barack Obama in England's...

Photo Credit: Wholesale Clearance UK]]>
<![CDATA[Former Whitey Bulger Apartment Up for Rent: Report]]> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 12:04:40 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP110623151799x4722x406.jpg
The Santa Monica hideout of infamous Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger has hit the rental market, asking more than double what the former fugitive paid for it, according to multiple reports.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Red Panda “Rusty” Has New Digs, Year After Daring Escape From National Zoo]]> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 10:27:07 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/rusty+shama.jpg
One year after his daring escape from the National Zoo and a subsequent jaunt through the Adams Morgan section of Washington, D.C., Rusty the red panda has grown up, settled down and moved out to the suburbs. He]]>
<![CDATA["Handsome" Felon Crowdfunds Defense]]> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 12:31:59 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/06-19-2014-sexy-mug.jpg
Set free those eyes! The mother of Jeremy Meeks -- the convicted felon with the cold blue eyes who became an Internet sensation after his mug shot was posted to the Stockton Police...

Photo Credit: Stockton Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Weird News Photos: South Korean Mud Festival]]> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 07:46:57 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP962049827639.jpg
Check out these weird news photos from around the world.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Alhambra Police Looking for Stolen Lizard]]> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 06:47:51 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/212*120/Ganga+Bearded+Dragon.jpg
Ganga was snatched while she was being boarded at McCormick’s Pet Emporium on 644 E. Main St.

Photo Credit: Alhambra Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Lawyer Could Be Imprisoned for Hoarding Cats]]> Sun, 22 Jun 2014 19:20:53 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/king+cat+adopted.jpg
For keeping 93 cats in her Oakland home -- some of whom were euthanized for being emaciated and infested with parasites -- a 62-year old Oakland lawyer could be imprisoned.]]>
<![CDATA[Wasting "Zombie" Sea Stars Found in San Diego]]> Sun, 22 Jun 2014 07:08:31 -0700 http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Zombie-Sea-Stars.jpg
A mysterious disease deforming and killing sea stars, causing their limbs to dissolve, has reached the waters off San Diego’s coastline. The condition is called a number of things, including “melting...

Photo Credit: NBC 7 San Diego]]>