News of the Weird
Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
In August, about a dozen masked men lugged six 40-gallon trash bags full of sauce packets into the Taco Bell on South Western Avenue in Marion, Ind., leaving a note explaining that they had been accumulating them for a while and decided to give them back. They suspected they had 25,000 packets. (Taco Bell said it hands out about 6 billion a year.)
Lorenzo Martin, 34, was charged with domestic violence in September, accused of holding his estranged wife’s leg in a bed of fire ants, resulting in more than 100 bites (Cottonwood, Ala.).
Mary Kay Gray, 58, was charged in September with shooting her husband in the shoulder in retaliation for the husband’s allegedly having shot and killed Mary’s favorite chicken (Cheshire, Ore.).
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