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From the July 23, 2004, Police Reports column of the New London, Wis., Press-Star: “1:15 p.m., a juvenile approached an officer at (Hortonville Police Department) complaining about having a lock stuck around his right testicle for three days and he didn’t know how to get it off.” (The officer found a master key.) “Having the master key in hand, the juvenile left the room for a moment and returned with the lock. The officer spoke to the juvenile about experimenting with sexuality and how he needs to be more careful in the future.”
When the police chief in Springdale, Pa., allegedly used the N-word while detaining two black teenagers, the boys’ parents charged racism, but the chief’s brother, police officer Mike Naviglia, came to his rescue. Officer Naviglia suddenly grabbed one of the boys, in front of their mother, and kissed him flush on the mouth. Said Naviglia, “Does that taste like racism?” (According to the mother, Naviglia said, “I kissed him to show him that I wasn’t prejudiced.” The mother was undaunted and said she would proceed with her complaint.)
Australian sleep-disorder expert Dr. Peter Buchanan caused a stir in October when he told reporters that the odd behavior of “sleep sex” (leaving home at night in a deep sleep and seeking random sex with strangers) would soon be regarded as an official sleep disorder and be included in the next version of the sleep disorder manual. Said Buchanan, anticipating skepticism: “Incredulity is the first staging post for anyone involved in this (study).”
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