News of the Weird
Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
Two men in a Dodge Neon were seriously injured in a rollover accident on Interstate 75 near Toledo, Ohio, after a red bra flew from the radio antenna of another car, startling the Neon driver and causing him to swerve and lose control. The Ohio Highway Patrol later learned that the owner of the bra had hung it from the aerial after she realized that it had broken due to her dog’s having chewed on it earlier that day. A prosecutor said a misdemeanor littering charge would be filed against the woman, but was exploring whether there had been out-the-window socializing between the cars’ occupants before the rollover.
After shooting video undercover in 10 Army recruiting offices in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, ABC News released an episode of recruiters telling a prospect that no one is going to Iraq anymore. “No, we’re bringing people back,” he said, and his partner followed with, “We’re not at war. War ended a long time ago.” In a separate on-camera interview, Col. Robert Manning, who is in charge of Army recruiting in the Northeast, generously told ABC News that he disagreed with the recruiters. “We are a nation and Army at war still.”
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