xxxNews Of The Weirdxxx
Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
Statues at the Vietnamese Catholic Community Church in Brisbane, Australia, mysteriously began to “bleed” on May 21, bringing pilgrims from around the world to see the “miracle.” Even after the Brisbane Archdiocese declared the bleeding a hoax, worshippers defiantly continued to arrive.
In July, a group of 52 breast cancer patients filed a lawsuit against the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in Chicago for the school’s having discontinued an experimental vaccine program. Even though the school cut the program because it had shown no clinical benefit, patients continue to demand their “vaccine.”
Acting on a drug informant’s tip in 2003, detectives in Waterloo, Iowa, had a police dog “search” a car. The dog started to sniff, and then abandoned his post, but police took the car to the station anyway, where another dog sniffed it and signaled drugs. A search warrant was obtained, and owner Kirk Sallis was arrested for cocaine possession. However, in June 2004, a judge dismissed the charge, ruling that the impound was illegal, in that the first dog never “completed” the initial search, since the dog, part-way through the search, had run off to chase a cat.
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