xxxNews Of The Weirdxxx
Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
Lynda Taylor, 38, was arrested in Stuart, Fla., in May and charged with aggravated assault, specifically, wearing perfume, spraying Lysol and lighting scented candles. She and her husband, David, have been having marital trouble, and David, who suffers from extreme chemical sensitivity, says Lynda is purposely trying to kill him to get his recent worker compensation settlement check.
After protests, organizers of a children’s beauty pageant changed their minds and decided that their original plan to have “swimsuit” and “sexy body” categories was not a good idea (Bangkok, Thailand).
A motorist drove his car into a self-service car wash hoping to drench a small fire in his engine, but by the time he realized he didn’t have any coins, the fire had spread, eventually destroying four of the car wash’s eight bays (West Seneca, N.Y.).
A 38-year-old man attempted to dispose of gunpowder by tossing it into his lighted fireplace, resulting in burns to his head and arms (Pike Creek Valley, Del.).
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