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In February, the Oregon Court of Appeals ruled that the neck is a “sexual or intimate (part)” and thus that a forcible kiss there is a felonious touching that allows sentencing the offender to life in prison under the state’s “three strikes” rule.
Also in February, a Florida appeals court upheld a jury’s simultaneous findings that Nicholas Cappalo was not guilty by reason of insanity in the burglary of a home in May 2002, but guilty and sane during the ensuing getaway, in which he led sheriff’s deputies on a 15-mile, high-speed chase.
Former major league baseball all-star Darren Daulton, 44, told the Philadelphia Daily News in February that in retirement, he understands dimensions of reality that few of his fellow Earthlings know. He first experienced his extraordinary power after delivering a game-winning hit in the 1990s and breaking into tears after the game, discovering that “I didn’t hit that ball. Something happened, but it wasn’t me.” Later, Daulton said, he was “awakened” to realms beyond those covered by the five senses. Things will become clearer on Dec. 12, 2012, at 11:11 a.m. Greenwich Mean Time, he said, because that’s when the world will end.
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