News of the Weird
Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
Nicholas Raber, 19, was arrested in Annapolis, Md., for punching a police officer and dashing up a flight of stairs after yelling, “You’ll never catch me.” The officers were aware that upstairs exits were locked and so waited patiently for Raber to come back down and be handcuffed.
Mitchell Sigman, 22, was arrested and charged with robbing the Village Pantry in Elkhart, Ind., after the clerk-victim identified him as a regular customer and one who had recently filled out an application to work there.
College student Cory Shapiro, 19, was arrested after he flagged down a police officer to complain that he had been overcharged for drinks at the Athens, Ga., bar Bourbon Street.
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