News of the Weird
Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
Charles Henson was convicted of attempted murder in Bristol, England, but insisted he couldn’t have done it. His ex-wife said he had stuffed his latex-gloved hand down her throat, knowing that she had a latex allergy that would be fatal within minutes. Henson said that was impossible because, according to the couple’s “contract” setting out their sadomasochism, bondage and domination rules, “section four” states very clearly that “the master does not have a right to kill the slave.”
Washington Redskins tight end Chris Cooley told The Washington Post that his brilliant performance in a December game (three touchdowns against Dallas to get to the NFL playoffs) was also the very reason that his own fantasy football team was knocked from the playoffs, in that “Chris Cooley” plays for one of his opponents.
Anthony Mesa failed a drug test because, he said, he was medically unable to urinate into a cup under supervision, and he was remanded to a judge in Deland, Fla., to reconsider his house-arrest-only sentence. Mesa’s crime was that in August 2005, he spiked a Mountain Dew bottle at a grocery store with his own urine as a prank.
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