News of the Weird
Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
England’s Liverpool Magistrates Court granted police a temporary “sexual offenses prevention order” in October against Akinwale Arobieke, 45, who had been jailed for pestering people with requests to feel their muscles. Arobieke is prohibited from touching, feeling or measuring muscles or asking people to do squat exercises.
In October, airline baggage courier Rodney Petersen, 30, pleaded guilty in Melbourne, Australia, to stealing hairs (head and pubic) from clothing or hairbrushes in women’s luggage. At his home, police found 80 plastic bags containing hairs, labeled with each owner’s name.
A 48-year-old woman died from a timber rattlesnake bite during services at the East London Holiness Church in London, Ky., in November. The church features a monthly snake-handling service, during which people can prove they are true believers by not getting bitten.
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