News of the Weird
Bizarre but true stories about real people collected by syndicated columnist Chuck Shepherd.
The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services issued a warning to residents of the city of Ringwood that they should limit their intake of squirrel to no more than twice a week (children once a month). (A toxic waste dump is nearby.)
Dan Gulley Jr., 70, and David Brooks Jr., 62, fought in January in Atmore, Ala., and according to police, Gulley pulled out a gun and shot Brooks. The two were arguing over how tall the late singer James Brown was.
According to police in Hartselle, Ala., Daniel Brown, 22, wore a ski mask to hide his identity from his grandfather when he staged a home invasion-robbery, but when he burst in, he yelled, “I need your money, and I mean it, Pa-Paw.” (Nonetheless, when arrested, Brown denied that he was the man behind the mask.)
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