<![CDATA[NBC 7 San Diego - Weird News]]>Copyright 2018https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/weird http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/KNSD+RSS+Feed+logo+blue.png NBC 7 San Diego https://www.nbcsandiego.comen-usTue, 23 Jan 2018 13:45:20 -0800Tue, 23 Jan 2018 13:45:20 -0800NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Donut Shop Selling Tide Pod-Designed Doughnuts]]> Tue, 23 Jan 2018 12:39:31 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/NC_donuts0119_1920x1080.jpg

A Kansas doughnut chain is using the latest social media stunt, the Tide Pod challenge, to promote a new kind of doughnut. Hurts Donut joined in on the craze by selling the doughnut version of the laundry capsule. 

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<![CDATA[Watch: Suspect Drives Off Pier in Failed Bid to Escape Cops]]> Fri, 29 Dec 2017 12:19:59 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/214*120/pierdive.gif

What is one way to escape the police? Timofey Erofeeff's bid to out race the police failed when the 27-year-old drove a Ford pickup truck off a pier and into frigid waters in Astoria, Oregon, authorities said. Erofeeff was treated for hypothermia after being helped by fishermen on a nearby boat. He was later booked on charges of burglary and attempting to elude police.  (Video courtesy JD Moreland)

<![CDATA['I Guess It’s Called Getting Biked': Dallas Family Gets Pranked on Christmas]]> Wed, 27 Dec 2017 20:30:03 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/bikes-in-a-yard.jpg

You've probably heard of front lawns being filled with flamingos or trees getting toilet-papered.

But one Dallas family is dealing with a different kind of prank.

The Hale family woke up Christmas morning to more than a dozen bikes parked in their front yard.

They say it was a prank by a family friend who is also a comedian.

“I guess it’s called getting biked,” said 14-year-old Ethan Hale.

The bikes are owned by the bike-share business LimeBike.

Riders can, and do, leave them anywhere.

But never anything like this.

Ethan first noticed the bikes Christmas morning when he stepped outside to play with his new drone.

“My son came outside to use one of his presents and immediately came back in and was like you're not going to believe what's in the yard,” Ethan’s father, Michael, recalled.

“I was really confused and kind of laughing at the same time ‘cause there were 14 bikes in our yard, LimeBikes,” said Ethan’s 12-year-old sister Lyla.

It's unclear exactly how the bikes got here.

After three days, the Hales say they are ready for them to go.

"We're kind of hoping LimeBike will get them, retrieve them but I don't know," mom Sarah Hale said with laughter.

NBC 5 emailed LimeBike and within an hour, a crew showed up to retrieve the bikes.

In a statement, a LimeBike spokesperson said, “Sabotaging the bike-share ecosystem is illegal and morally wrong. It is an attack on the overall transportation system in Dallas. Sometimes, these pranks put the lives of our LimeBike operations crew and our city partners in danger when we retrieve the illegally placed bikes."

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<![CDATA[Carnage, Covfefe: 2017 Was an 'Unpresidented' Year in Words]]> Thu, 28 Dec 2017 16:20:23 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-05-31-at-5.20.48-AM.jpg

This year brought political scandals, gaffes and feuds, and plenty of them sent people to the dictionary in droves as words like dotard and covfefe hit the news.

NBC News talked about the best words made famous by politics this year with Peter Sokolowski, a lexicographer and editor-at-large for Merriam-Webster, the dictionary whose sassy Twitter feed picks up on trending words.

The word dotard had a 35,000 percent spike in look-ups after Korean strongman Kim Jong Un used it to insult President Donald Trump.

"Basically we're getting a vocabulary lesson for the nation as a consequence of the news," Sokolowski said. "I can only assume it was an unusual translation, an obsolete translation."

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<![CDATA[Multi-million Dollar San Diego Company Chooses Ugliest Christmas Sweaters of 2017]]> Tue, 19 Dec 2017 18:09:26 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/215*120/tipsyelves2309487.PNG

When Evan Mendelsohn co-founded Tipsy Elves, a San Diego based company that designs ugly Christmas sweaters and other apparel, he never thought that one day the company would have sales reaching $50 million.

Mendelsohn and his partner, Nicklaus Morton, are both University of California, San Diego grads. That's where they first got the idea for an ugly Christmas sweater company that catered to people their age. 

"There was a house of five of us and we liked to dress up but we realized there wasn't a place to get the kind of clothes we liked," said Mendelsohn. 

After a run on the show, Shark Tank, the company really took off. Robert Herjavec, one of the sharks, chose to invest. The investment was the most successful that Herjavec has made on the show.

"We also sell apparel for Halloween and Saint Patrick's Day when it's not Christmas time," added Mendelsohn. 

Today, Tipsy Elves is one of the go-to websites for the holidays. 

That makes Mendelsohn somewhat of an authority on ugly Christmas sweaters. On Tuesday, he helped NBC 7 pick out some of his favorites from his office in downtown San Diego. Watch the video above for the full story. 

<![CDATA[Mysterious Asteroid Is Being Checked for Signs of Alien Life]]> Thu, 14 Dec 2017 05:34:47 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Oumuamua-asteroid.jpg

People are wondering if a newly discovered, weirdly oblong asteroid being called Oumuamua is just a space rock or really an alien spacecraft, NBC News Mach reported.

The interstellar object was spotted about a month ago by a collection of telescopes in Hawai'i after it had already sped by Earth. Now it's halfway to Jupiter.

Oumuamua is different from the average asteroid. Its trajectory is hyperbolic rather than elliptical, its cigar-like shape has never been seen before in an asteroid and we've never seen an object passing from another stellar realm.

It's an extremely long shot that Oumuamua is a spaceship, but the SETI Institute has spent 60 hours scanning it for transmissions, and will soon devote another antenna to the task.

Photo Credit: ESO/M. Kornmesser]]>
<![CDATA[Video Shows Identity Thieves Skydiving Over Long Island: Police]]> Fri, 08 Dec 2017 17:41:06 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/SKYDIVING+ID+THEFT+SUSPECTS+LI+5+PICS+-+01002510_WNBC_000000018.jpg

Authorities on Long Island are looking to catch a couple they say were living the high life with a stolen credit card number.

Suffolk County police released dive video of the man and woman Friday. The video shows them plunging from an airplane over Shirley with instructors. 

The duo allegedly used a stolen credit card number to pay for two dives and a photo-video package at Skydive Long Island in Shirley back in June.

The bill totaled about $700. When the charge was denied by the credit card company, the owner of Skydive called the card's owner — a man from Washington State who said his wallet had been stolen. 

Suffolk Police Chief Stuart Cameron called the duo's skydiving spree "brazen."

"Normally if you're using a stolen card, you don't want to have your photos taken," Cameron said. 

Police say they’re offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. They’re asking anyone with information to call Suffolk County Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.

<![CDATA[Birdnapper Stuffs Parrot in Pocket in NYC Pet Store Robbery]]> Fri, 08 Dec 2017 15:55:43 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/BIRD+STOLEN+FROM+PET+STORE+BK+-+01002122_WNBC_000000018964905.jpg

Cops are on the lookout for a man seen on video swiping an exotic parrot from a Brooklyn pet store.

Police say the birdnapper walked into Petland Discounts on Graham Avenue in Williamsburg on Tuesday and made his way to the bird cages. He broke into one of the cages and stole a blue Quaker bird and walked out of the store, according to the NYPD.

Video from inside the store shows the man open the cage, stuff the bird in his pocket and creep away without being spotted.

The parrot is believed to be worth about $500, officials said. They say the suspect is not an ex-employee of the store.

The thief is said to be about 30 years old. Investigators urge witnesses to call Crime Stoppers with tips that could help them find the bird and the suspect.

Photo Credit: NYPD
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<![CDATA[Cold Weather Safety Tips for Pet Owners]]> Thu, 04 Jan 2018 14:30:06 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+PET+COLD+WEATHER+TIP+THUMB.jpg

With cold weather hitting many parts of the country, here are some tips to keep your furry little friends safe and happy this winter.

<![CDATA[Armed Man Tells Police Trump Ordered Him to Fight Lizard People]]> Tue, 05 Dec 2017 17:51:25 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/lizardguyak47.jpg

A Washington state man who “snorted methamphetamine to lose weight” and caused alarm by waving an AK-47 at a busy intersection while shouting that President Donald Trump ordered him to fight “the lizard people,” was shocked with a Taser gun by police and is being mentally evaluated, authorities said.

The 54-year-old man stopped his white Jeep Cherokee in the middle of the intersection on Nov. 25, at 108th Street and South Pacific Avenue in Parkland about 8:03 p.m., the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department said. A witness called 911 to report the suspicious activity.

Washington State Patrol troopers arrived on the scene to find the man “waving around an AK-47” as well as a loaded Ruger .357 revolver. The man put the guns back in the car as troopers approached him—some armed with rifles of their own.

“The man immediately laid on the ground and started to scream about ‘sending in the news’ and about ‘the lizard people,’” the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement. “As our patrol deputy and a trooper attempted to place him in handcuffs, he suddenly pulled away his arms and tried to resist being handcuffed while continuing to scream.”

Both a deputy and a trooper fired Tasers at the man, the sheriff’s department said. The man was then handcuffed.

According to the sheriff’s department, the man told the arresting officers he had snorted methamphetamine to lose weight and was taking prescribed morphine, but added “the meth doesn’t make me crazy man, the lizard people are real!”

“The man went on to described how President Trump had called his house in Eatonville and warned him that the lizard people were coming and that the alpha dragon had already taken his family hostage,” the sheriff’s department said. “He said he had stopped in the intersection because he was surrounded by the lizard people and need to fight them as directed by the President. He said he was screaming and making a scene in the intersection in order to ‘attract the news vans’ and so ‘his story could be documented for history.’”

Medics at the scene determined the man was “heavily under the influence of a stimulant” and he was placed in a 14-day mental health evaluation hold.

Inside the car was found a loaded Century Arms AK-47, the revolver, five loaded magazines for the rifle, a holster for the revolver and a wooden bat, the sheriff’s department said. There were 170 rounds of 7.62 mm ammunition loaded in the magazines for the AK-47. The cache of weapons was booked into evidence, the sheriff’s office said.

Police released images of the small cache of weapons inside the car on the passenger's side of the vehicle. A long black rifle can be seen propped against the passenger seat, next to a camouflage backpack, rifle magazines and a silver revolver.

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It was unclear if the man would be charged with a crime pending the mental health evaluation.

Photo Credit: Pierce County Sheriff's Department
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<![CDATA[Olympians Share Their Biggest Travel Pet Peeves]]> Mon, 04 Dec 2017 10:56:51 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Pet+Peeves+Thumb.jpg

With holiday travel season coming up, members of Team USA, who are constantly on the road themselves, share the small travel annoyances that really grind their gears.

<![CDATA[What Is This Jellyfish-Like Creature Washing Up on Texas Beaches?]]> Fri, 01 Dec 2017 06:23:15 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/manowarjelly.jpg

Jellyfish-like creatures have been washing up on the Texas coast.

<![CDATA[No, Christmas Tree: Police Warn Against This Kind of Tree Transport]]> Tue, 28 Nov 2017 04:15:58 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/215*120/Sudbury+Car+Tree.jpg

Police in one Massachusetts town say if you're going to pick up a Christmas tree this year, make sure to transport it responsibly.

Sudbury police posted a photo to their Facebook page Friday afternoon, saying an officer had to pull over a vehicle on Route 20 that had a tree covering almost all windows. 

The photo picked up steam social media, being shared almost 300 times on Facebook.

"Sudbury PD would like to remind you to transport your Holiday trees responsibly," the department wrote on Facebook.

It's not clear if the driver faced any charges, but they probably got at least a stern warning.

Photo Credit: Sudbury Police Dept.]]>
<![CDATA[Locals Fed Up With Graffiti and Vandalism in Hillcrest]]> Mon, 27 Nov 2017 18:14:22 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/216*120/giantmural23948.PNG

Artist Alex Julian discovered something shocking Wednesday on a mural he created on the side of Hillcrest Athletic Club for the business on University Avenue. 

"There was a towel stuck on the wall about 20 feet up with tar on it," said Julian. "It was the first time I'd ever seen that. It peeled that layer of spray paint I was using off.”

Julian said the mural was hit twice that day, with obscenities written in chalk over the mural as well. 

Julian added he's been scrubbing for days but the tar is still plastered over parts of his artwork.  

The Hillcrest Business Association said they see cases of graffiti and vandalism about two times a week in the area.

“Graffiti and vandalism are different," said Benjamin Nicholls, exectuive director of the Hillcrest Business Association. "In most cases we see, the homeless population will use vandalism as a way to bully business owners or customers. Graffiti is more related to kids marking their terrority, and in rare cases, related to gangs.”

Nicholls said the association offers a free crew to clean up the graffiti to any business that pays membership dues in Hillcrest. 

He adds if your building has been tagged, take a picture and then remove it quickly.

"Graffiti breeds graffiti, so take care of it right away," said Nicholls. 

He also recommends leaving a light on at night so that culprits can't hide in the dark. 

<![CDATA[Popular YouTube Videos May Have Psychologically Harmed Kids]]> Fri, 24 Nov 2017 20:20:47 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/youtube-logo.jpg

“Toy Freaks,” a popular YouTube channel followed by millions, was deactivated by the site last week for violating policies against child endangerment, NBC News reports.

The channel, run by single father Gregory Chism, was known for its videos featuring Chism playing pranks on his two daughters, both under 10 years old. But some of the videos seemed less like pranks and more unsettling, like ones featuring the children pretending to act like infants, spitting baby food on one another and pretending to urinate on themselves.

In one video, preserved by BuzzFeed News, the father drops a live frog into a bathtub where his daughters, dressed in swimsuits, are bathing, leaving one girl visibly distraught. In another, the older daughter feeds her sister baby food, which is then shown in close up being spit out into a bowl.

The channel was removed from the site after complaints the videos were disturbing, according to BuzzFeed News.

In a statement emailed to NBC News, Chism said that YouTube updated its community guidelines on Nov. 16, and later that day the channel was terminated after users flagged the videos on the site’s “YouTube Kids" App. Chism said he was unaware his videos were being shown on the app.

Photo Credit: Danny Moloshok/AP]]>
<![CDATA[Upside Down Christmas Tree at Iconic Hotel Gets Mixed Reviews ]]> Wed, 22 Nov 2017 20:20:41 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/212*120/HOTELDELCHRISTMASTREE.PNG

Anyone who walks into the Hotel Del Coronado this season might have to do a double take at the upside down Christmas tree in the lobby. 

"This year we're taking a whimsical approach to Christmas," said Whitney Taylor, catering sales manager for the Hotel Del Coronado. "We want people to have fun!" 

Dozens of guests poured in and out of the hotel on Thanksgiving Eve, many eager to hit the beach with temperatures in the mid-90's. 

“The tree is absolutely gorgeous,” said Terry Nuzzolo, visiting the hotel from Boston. “It’s upside down of course and there’s lots of colors and those colors are reflected all throughout the lobby.” 

But some on social media said the upside down tree is disrepectful to traditional Christmas values. 

"I was very surprised when I saw it," said Kathy Parker, a hotel guest. "In a traditional, old hotel like this, a traditional tree would be keeping with the hotel." 

This is not the first time the Hotel Del Coronado has tried something new for Christmas. On the lawn of the hotel, you can see the world's first outdoor tree that was electrically-lighted for Christmas. That happened in 1904. 

<![CDATA[Woman Steals Gifts From NYC Apt, Leaves Dirty Kitty Litter]]> Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:52:33 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/grinch+nyc.jpg

A woman was caught on camera stealing presents from a West Harlem apartment building and residents say the only gift she left behind was a bag of dirty kitty litter.

Residents tell NBC 4 New York that the woman seen in surveillance video wearing a black coat followed someone into the building on 119th Street around 9:30 Monday night. When the coast was clear, the woman opened several packages addressed to tenants and stole what she pleased, residents said.

One victim told News 4 that he returned home just minutes later to find a package delivered to him opened and empty.

“It’s a little disheartening that you see people especially during the holidays that you see people doing this,” the victim said. "One of them was a gift that I was bringing up for my mom for Thanksgiving."

Video from the scene shows the woman walking out of the building with a package in her hands as she leaves behind a white bag that residents say was filled with the dirty kitty litter.

<![CDATA[58 Indian Soldiers Ride a Single Motorcycle to Break Record]]> Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:36:41 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/thumbIndian.jpg

After six months of dieting and two failed attempts, 58 members of the 'Tornadoes', a motorcycle display team of the Indian Army, climbed onto a motorcycle together to break a world record. The Indian Army broke their own previous world record of 56 people on a moving motorcycle, which they set on December 28, 2013, according to the Guinness Book of World Records.

<![CDATA[For Sale: Lee Harvey Oswald's Original Grave Marker]]> Wed, 22 Nov 2017 03:28:31 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/214*120/oswald+headstone.JPG

A Dallas bar owner is trying to figure out what to do with Lee Harvey Oswald's original grave marker, 54 years after Oswald assassinated President John F. Kennedy in Dallas.

"It's in excellent condition," said David Card, owner of Poor David's Pub on Lamar Street.

Card, 77, showed off the marker, which was tucked in an electrical room in the back of his bar.

"What do I have here?" he asked. "I have here the headstone, the original headstone of the most famous assassin in the history of Western civilization."

It weighs 130 pounds and includes Oswald's name with the dates of his birth and death and a cross at the bottom surrounded by a flowery design. Oswald was killed on Nov. 24, 1963, by nightclub owner Jack Ruby in the basement of Dallas Police Headquarters.

If grave stones could talk, this one would tell quite a story.

It sat for four years on top of Oswald's grave in a Fort Worth cemetery before it was stolen by two Oklahoma teenagers. Police later found it and returned it to Oswald's mother, who replaced the headstone with a much simpler marker.

She hid the original in the crawl space beneath her house on Byers Street in Fort Worth.

After she died in 1981, Card's mother bought the house.

A repairman later did some work under the home.

"And he came out and he says, 'There's a tombstone under here!'" Card remembered.

Years later, a relative sold it to a small Illinois museum.

Card said the relative didn't have permission to sell it, and he sued to get it back.

The lawsuit dragged on more than four years. Card won, but legal fees cost him more than $100,000, he said.

Card wants a museum to buy the marker so the public can see it.

"It should be permanently displayed somewhere forever," he said.

The catch? He wants to be reimbursed for the legal fees.

But for now, Card has no takers, and he says he's not sure what to do with the stone.

He said he prefers not to sell it to a collector.

"I mean, it's too meaningful," he said.

After his interview with NBC 5, Card moved the marker to a secret location so it wouldn't be stolen.

Photo Credit: NBC 5 News]]>
<![CDATA[Trio of Elephants Get Up-Close Look at Georgia Highway Fire]]> Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:47:50 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/tennessee+elephant+truck+fire.jpg

Firefighters battling a truck fire in Georgia early Monday probably couldn't ignore the elephant in the room — three elephants, that is, standing by the side of the highway.

They'd been evacuated from the truck's trailer when the fire broke out on Interstate 24 on the Georgia-Tennessee border at about 2 a.m., according to the Chattanooga Fire Department.

The trio of huge but well-behaved animals were heading to Sarasota, Florida, and were unharmed, firefighters said on Facebook. The truck's owner gave them some hay to chew while firefighters put out the blaze.

"They were pretty lucky that it was nothing greater than an elephant," Chattanooga Capt. Wadie Suttles told NBC affiliate WRCB. "Can you imagine what things would be like if it was a lion?"

Photo Credit: Chattanooga Police Dept. via Chattanooga Fire Dept.]]>
<![CDATA[6-Foot Croc Spotted Sunbathing on Florida Beach]]> Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:12:34 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/112017+crocodile+captured+hollywood+beach.jpg

A 6-foot crocodile was spotted sun bathing on a Florida beach Monday morning, drawing dozens of onlookers as it sat in the surf.

Police responded to Hollywood Beach near N. Surf Road and Haynes Street after witnesses reported seeing the crocodile walking along the shore around 7:30 a.m.

Officials said marine patrol earlier saw the crocodile near the Dania Beach Pier.

Video footage showed the croc lying on the shore line, its head facing toward the sky as waves rolled over its body. 

At one point it moved further into the water before returning above the surf. 

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers responded to the scene as Beach Safety officials kept beachgoers and onlookers away from the animal.

Officers were eventually able to capture the croc on the beach.

Photo Credit: NBC 6
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<![CDATA[Researcher in Va. 'Half Car Seat, Half Man' Video Revealed]]> Wed, 15 Nov 2017 08:57:51 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/080717+car+with+hidden+driver.jpg

The identity of the "half car seat, half man" who sped away from NBC Washington transportation reporter Adam Tuss in August has finally been revealed, after Tuss caught up with the man whose car seat disguise went viral.

Josh Radlbeck was driving an unmarked gray 2017 Ford Transit Connect that at first appeared to be driving itself around Arlington, Virginia, thanks to Radlbeck's car seat costume.

He didn't answer questions when he was approached by News4's Tuss, speeding away and leaving Tuss confused.

"Your brain can't get around it for a second," Tuss said at the time. His tweets with video of him confronting the minivan were shared hundreds of times. 

"Brother, who are you? What are you doing? I'm with the news, dude," he said as he tried to get the man in costume to talk with him. 

Tuss later learned the driver wasn't a prankster but part of a research project from Virginia Tech, and met Radlbeck this week.

Radlbeck now says he was a little bit rattled when Tuss knocked on the van's window, letting him know he was a reporter.

"I was pretty stressed out," Radlbeck said with a smile. "Especially after that tweet about running the red light." 

Tuss tweeted as he broke the story that Radlbeck ran a red light. News4 later confirmed Radlbeck broke no laws as he sped away from Tuss.

As soon as Radlbeck saw the reporter, he realized it would be a big story. 

"I'm like, oh man, this is going to blow up and I don't think there's anything I can do to stop it now," the researcher said in his first interview since the incident.

Radlbeck has been studying self-driving vehicles at Virginia Tech for five years. The Virginia Tech Transportation Institute says it's collected 40 million miles of data from real-world driving tests.

For now, Radlbeck continues being the "car seat" man, all in the name of research.

Photo Credit: NBC Washington]]>
<![CDATA[Flight Attendant Puts on a Show for Safety Announcements]]> Tue, 14 Nov 2017 16:37:27 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/flightattendant.png

A Southwest Airlines flight attendant was captured putting on a little show during safety announcements.

<![CDATA[Images: Homemade 'Drug Cannon' Seized in Mexico ]]> Tue, 14 Nov 2017 06:45:12 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Drug-Cannon-PGR-Sonora-111317_4.jpg In these images provided to NBC 7 and Telemundo 20 by PGR Sonora, you can see the cannon seized by officials in Mexico with more than 200 packages of marijuana and nearly 2,000 bullets.

Photo Credit: PGR Sonora]]>
<![CDATA[Tampa Man Faces Eviction Over Emotional Support Squirrel]]> Mon, 13 Nov 2017 11:52:40 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/FL04M_SUPPORT_SQUIRREL_FIGHT_1200x675_1094912579807.jpg

A Tampa man is fighting to keep what he calls his "support squirrel" in his condo. Jamel Lanee spoke to the man who just got an eviction notice.

<![CDATA[637-Pound Green Bean Casserole Is a Record-Breaker]]> Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:39:07 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/ho-ho-ho-casserole.jpg

A heaping Guinness World Record-breaking serving of green bean casserole was dished out at Macy's Herald Square Thursday, tipping the scales at 637 pounds a week ahead of Thanksgiving. 

The popular Turkey Day side dish was cooked up by Green Giant and Stella 34 Trattoria using 780 cans of green beans, 53 cans of mushroom soup, 32 quarts of milk and 65 pounds of fried onions. It took more than six hours just to open all the cans. 

After it officially broke the record, the casserole was donated to Citymeals on Wheels to help feed nearly 2,000 New Yorkers confined to their homes for personal health or mobility issues.

Photo Credit: Jason DeCrow/AP for Green Giant]]>
<![CDATA[Police: License Plate Made From Pizza Box Doesn't Fly]]> Mon, 13 Nov 2017 10:58:15 -0800 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Fake+license+plate1.jpg

Police in Massachusetts are warning drivers not to make their own license plates after one car was recently spotted with a homemade one.

On the Hopkinton Police Department's Facebook page, police posted a picture of a green Buick Century with a "fake" license plate they said was made from a pizza box and had the numbers drawn in with magic markers.

"Here's a little advice to those aspiring to make their own license plates... don't," read part of the Facebook post.

Charges for the driver include operating an uninsured and unregistered vehicle and attaching fake license plates.

The driver's name wasn't released.

Photo Credit: Hopkinton Police Department via Facebook]]>