xxxNews Of The Weirdxxx
Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
A judge in Montgomery County, Md., ruled in January that angrily pulling down one’s pants and “mooning” a neighbor (even in front of the neighbor’s 8-year-old daughter) is not illegal in the state (though the judge did call it “disgusting”).
Widespread news reports in December at first said a Blue Springs, Mo., woman had “swallowed” her cell phone after an argument with her boyfriend, but of course, miniaturization technology is not quite that advanced, and, several days later, Blue Springs police said it was not a swallowing but an attempted cramming and arrested the boyfriend.
The family of a 55-year-old motorcyclist filed a lawsuit in December over the man’s death, which allegedly occurred when he was hit on Highway 16 near Custer, S.D., by an airborne toilet. (The portable toilet had come off of a truck of Sander Sanitation Co.)
A 47-year-old passenger in a pickup truck on the way to work near Childersburg, Ala., in January, was killed instantly by an airborne deer (struck by an oncoming car and knocked through the pickup’s windshield).
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