News of the Weird
Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
John Sheehan, 33, was arrested nude, near the rapid-transit station in El Cerrito, Calif., and when asked if he was carrying contraband, admitted that he had a “screwdriver” in his rectum. (Police treated the item as a potential weapon, training guns on him while he removed the 6-inch-long “awl” wrapped in electrical tape.)
In Monkwearmouth, England, a 22-year-old Iraq-war veteran told buddies he was bored and, imitating a prank from a “Jackass” movie, inserted a firework “up his backside,” according to a Daily Mail story, and lit it. When it exploded, he was taken to Sunderland Royal Hospital with a scorched colon and other serious injuries.
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