News of the Weird
Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
At the county jail in Dubuque, Iowa, Michael Kelley Jr., 29 and accused of attempted murder, was swapping stories with inmate Jamie Brimeyer, 34, when he asked about Brimeyer’s facial scar. As Brimeyer described being stabbed in the cheek by an unknown assailant in 2005, Kelley realized that he was the one who had stabbed him and recalled the incident so well that he corrected some of Brimeyer’s recollections. Brimeyer later reported Kelley, who is now also charged with assault with a dangerous weapon.
–(from the Morning Sentinel, Waterville, Maine) “6 p.m., a woman said she suspected someone had sabotaged her washing machine. A police investigation concluded that an imbalanced laundry load had caused the shaking.”
–(from The Star Press, Muncie, Ind., “(A man) reported the burglary around 10 p.m. Thursday after he returned from the hospital and found his 36-inch Samsung TV missing. It (had been) replaced with an RCA TV that was missing a power cord. … Decorative items were placed around the new TV, apparently in an attempt to fool (him).”
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