xxxNews Of The Weirdxxx
Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
Accidents by elderly drivers who police suspect momentarily confused the gas pedal for the brake:
Age 88, crashed into a bank (killing a customer), St. Pete Beach, Fla. (February).
Age 85, crashed into a post office, West Salem, Ore. (December).
Age 87, crashed into an animal hospital, Lynchburg, Va. (December).
Age 88, hit two cars and two people in a Wal-Mart parking lot, Pembroke Pines, Fla. (January).
Age 81, crashed into a car dealership after hitting her husband, a salesman, a car and a tree, Fort Myers, Fla. (April).
Age 84, crashed into her son, waiting to be picked up at the front door upon discharge from a hospital, Manchester, N.H. (May) (He had to be readmitted.).
In Hong Kong in March, a 21-year-old man, reportedly upset about a recent breakup with his girlfriend, responded in a manner familiar to readers of News of the Weird: He tossed almost everything in his 35th-floor apartment out the window. (No injuries were reported.)
In Gang Mills, N.Y., in March, after neighbors reported a disturbance at the home of Billy Abbey, 31, police surrounded the house and, for the next 11 hours, tried to coax him out, but, as some perps have done in the past, Abbey slept through the whole thing, oblivious to the siege.
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