xxxNews Of The Weirdxxx
Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
In Doylestown Borough, Pa., in May, ex-pediatrician Alva Hartwright, sentenced to 15 to 30 years in prison for sexually abusing homeless teenage boys in his care, continued in May to insist that the many enemas he gave them were “medically necessary” and that the reason he had a huge cache of child pornography was because he found the pictures “aesthetically pleasing,” in the same way as his other photos of landscapes and wildlife.
A man allegedly seeking a street-corner prostitute was arrested and, per local law, had his vehicle confiscated, even though his vehicle that night was a municipal transit bus, which he was returning after a shift (Cicero, Ill.).
A 45-year-old man fleeing police in a high-speed chase between Oak Ridge, Texas, and Lebanon, Okla., kept calling 911 on his cell phone, asking the operators to tell police to stop chasing him.
The Cranbrook (British Columbia) Daily Townsman profiled Irene Weller’s cat, Patches, which nurses not only her kittens but also two mice that Weller had recently ejected from the home.
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