News of the Weird
Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
At the December ceremony in Najaf, Iraq, in which U.S. commanders turned over control of the city, Iraqi commandos took the stage carrying frogs and a rabbit and soon were eating the animals raw in a show of feral manliness. As U.S. personnel looked on apprehensively, one Iraqi cut open the rabbit’s belly, screamed, snatched its heart in his teeth, and passed the bloody carcass down the line, with each commando taking a bite. According to a Baltimore Sun dispatch, locals said that Saddam Hussein’s special forces used to do similar things, but with snakes, dogs, cats and even wolves.
Compelling Explanations Floyd Kinney Jr., 49, pleading guilty in Northampton County, Pa. to indecent assault on two young girls, blamed the incidents on his wife’s obsessive bingo habit, which he said took her out of the house “three, four times a week.” (Said the judge, “Some people, when their wives aren’t home, decide to clean the living room.”)
Kevin Sutherland, 45, arrested in Salt Lake City in December for downloading child porn on his office computer, told investigators that he personally would “never” access child porn but that he has been diagnosed with multiple personalities, one of which is a 16-year-old boy (“Casey”) who likes to look at pictures of girls his own age.
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