News of the Weird
Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
Burglar Sheldon Reece, 32, was shot in the abdomen by homeowner Abel Sisneros in Fort Worth, Texas, in December. According to a report in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, to enter the house, Reece had to boldly disregard two signs outside: “Warning. Nothing inside is worth risking your life for. Owners of this property are highly skilled to protect life, liberty and property from criminal attacks” and “No trespassing. Violators will be shot. Survivors will be shot again.”
Police in Sydney, Australia, arrested 19 people in a two-family street fight in January and, according to Sydney’s Daily Telegraph, confiscated “knives, baseball bats, metal poles, planks, branches, cricket bats, pick handles, screwdrivers, golf clubs, curtain rods and glass bottles,” as well as hammers and machetes.
Chytoria Graham, 27, was arrested in Pittsburgh after a fight with her boyfriend, culminating in Graham’s grabbing the couple’s 1-month-old son by the legs and using him to clobber the boyfriend.
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