A 74-year-old Florida man is behind bars after police said he hit his 100-year-old mother in the head with a broom.
The reason? She was attempting to feed his cat, according to ClickOrlando.com.
David Corning, of Deland, was arrested Wednesday on battery charges stemming from the...
It's a bacon catastrophe!
A man in West Yorkshire called 999 with what he believed was a serious crime: His cat ate his bacon.
The undated call began with the caller being asked: "What's your emergency?"
The response: "Er..me girlfriend has let the cat eat my bacon," according to a...
LAKE WORTH, Fla. (AP) — Chicken and beer make for a bad burglary.
A Florida family tells police they came home to chicken bones and empty beer bottles scattered about their kitchen floor and a would-be robber passed out on their couch.
The Palm Beach County...
Ozzy the cat may have a strange look in his eyes, but in all other ways he's "purr-fectly"...
CHICAGO (AP) — Lex the police dog from central Illinois is far from top dog in drug-sniffing skills.
That's the core finding of a potentially influential new ruling from the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which considered the question of how much police should rely on...
Things may be getting touchy for a teacher in Beaver County, Pennsylvania, because of a photo allegedly showing two female students touching her breasts.
The photo posted to Instagram shows Amy Douglas, a science and chemistry teacher for the Rochester Area School District, making a goofy face as two hands paw at her chest.
The photo was taken in May, around the time the district held its annual prom, which was organized and chaperones by Douglas, KDKA TV reports.
The original photo caption read, “Everyone be jealous we got to touch Dougies boobs,” according to BeaverCountian.com. The photo's been deleted from Instagram and BeaverCountian.com said it cropped out the faces of the students in the picture.
The students fondling Douglas were seniors at the time who've since graduated, according to the New York Daily News.
Officials with the Rochester Area School District told reporters they aware of the photo and are...
It's a simple, down-home recipe.
Take one million matchsticks, 35 gallons of glue, and a patient artist named Pat Acton, who had 3,000 hours on his hands.
Mix it all together and, voila, you have the latest attraction at Ripley's Times Square -- a 22-foot-long, 9-foot-high, 750-pound choo-choo made almost entirely out of something you'd keep in your pocket to light a candle.
Indeed, this train, dubbed "Plane Loco," is bound for glory. But no smoking please, for obvious reasons. It's highly flammable.
"This train is an incredible work on its own, but the fact that Pat built it one single matchstick at a time is what visitors will find truly mind-boggling," said Edward Meyer, Ripley's VP of Exhibits and Archives.
This behemoth takes its place alongside a 15-foot gorilla made entirely of car tires, a stunning portrait of Frank Sinatra rendered in butterfly wings, the world's largest collection of authentic shrunken heads and other bizarre Ripley's goodies.
In true steampunk style, this train has wings, and can theoretically fly, though it came to Manhattan from Acton's Iowa studio by truck in 70 separate pieces.
When kids visit, they can climb aboard into the engineer's cabin, pull the throttle, and work the breaks.
The train covers a good portion of Ripley's main floor, nearly dwarfing the life-sized statue of Robert Wadlow, who, at 8-foot-11, was the world's tallest man.
Don't let the big train overshadow the rest of the "Odditorium," as it is called. After wandering around, HuffPost Vine artist Chaz Smith managed to have some fun in "The Black Hole."
An Arizona man suspected of entering a home uninvited and threatening to kill residents had an unwitting and unwilling accomplice: A rattlesnake he picked up somewhere in the wild.
Nathaniel Buck Harrison, 38, of Oracle, was collared on July 23 after police said he entered a home and accused a man of "being a rat" who sent his friend to prison, according to ABC15.com.
At some point during the altercation, Harrison broke a board over the 53-year-old victim's head, and tried to get his rattlesnake to bite the victim, police said.
Despite repeated efforts to get the snake to attack, nothing worked, according to NBC12.com.
Police said Harrison made the victim kneel on the floor. Then he fired a handgun into a speaker on the floor near the victim's foot.
Deputies arrived after getting a 911 call about the shooting and set up a perimeter around the home, according to AZFamily.com.
The suspect eventually came out of the house and was taken into custody, but not before attempting to hide the pistol under a couch. Deputies found the snake and released it back into the wild without questioning.
Pinal County Sheriff Paul Babeu said he believed Harrison's case is the first where a victim attempted to use a venomous snake to kill or injure his victim, according to a press release.
However, Harrison is no stranger attacking people with help of the animal kingdom, according to Suzi Riddell, the manager of the Justice Mobile Home Park, where the assault took place.
"He has gone to other people that live in here with big hornet’s nests and tried to throw them in their door," Riddell told KVOA TV. "He gets a crazy idea, and wants to go with it."
Harrison was arrested and charged with endangerment, aggravated assault, criminal trespassing, disorderly conduct with a weapon, possession of a deadly weapon during the commission of a felony offense, unlawful discharge of a firearm and threatening and intimidating.
He remains in custody on a $50,000...
Two police officers in Northhamptonshire, UK, are being honored for the way they faced down a knife attack in...
When Shakella Quinn saw her daughter get into a playground argument with a fifth grade boy, she felt obliged to defend the girl's honor -- by allegedly chasing the boy with a knife.
Police in Boca Raton, Florida, arrested 27-year-old Quinn on July 22 on charges of...
The phrase "a day late and a dollar short" has never been more appropo.
Police in Mahwah, New...
DALLAS (AP) — A former 41-pound cat dubbed Skinny has lost more than half of his weight to become the darling of a Dallas veterinary clinic.
Dr. Brittney Barton says the orange tabby she adopted in 2013 has slimmed to 19 pounds with exercise and a special diet. Barton calls...
A mountain biker in New Mexico who was impaled in the neck by a tree branch has managed to avoid serious injury -- even after riding his bike 20 miles to the nearest hospital.
The unidentified biker suffered injury when he fell off his bike and was impaled in the...
BOSTON (AP) — A robot's hitchhiking journey across the U.S. is off to a slow start.
The robot named hitchBOT caught its first ride in Marblehead, Massachusetts, last week, bound for San Francisco, but it still hasn't left the state.
Instead, it has bounced around the Boston area and was...
A clown lurking around a cemetery at night sounds like a disturbing scene from a Stephen King novel, but it turned into a real life scare when some costumed bozo was spotted in a Chicago graveyard.
At the Rosehill Cemetery, a bizarre figure dressed in a yellow clown suit and rainbow wig was seen waving to passers-by earlier this month, CBS Chicago reports.
Julia Graham was driving by the historic cemetery with her husband when they saw the clown running toward the main gate around 10 p.m. on a recent night.
“When we get closer, we realize it’s a clown, which is super weird,” she told the station. “I mean, this was somebody putting forth a lot of effort -- and being really weird.”
The clown eventually noticed the Grahams' vehicle and turned toward it and slowly waved at the couple in an unsettling fashion. The couple captured the spooky wave on a cell phone before the clown ran off, according to UPI.com.
The real identity of the clown is unknown. Cemetery officials said there have been no reports of vandalism, according to Chicagoist.com.
Chicago police say there have been no other clown sightings in recent weeks, but a small subset of humanity seems to get kicks by playing on the creepy clown trope.
In October, 2013, Alex Powell, 22, a student in Northampton, England, became a worldwide sensation when he freaked out locals by dressing up as "Pennywise," a clown that appears in the Stephen King novel "It," the Mirror reports.
In March 2014, a person dressed as a clown was spotted roaming the streets of Staten Island.
Last October, officials in Bakersfield, California, had to deal with at least 16 reports of people dressed as clowns being armed with machetes and baseball bats.
Why do so many people find clowns creepy?
Steven Schlozman, a Harvard Medical School psychiatrist, told Vulture.com last year that a fear of clowns is closely related to do with a person's own fear of failure.
"Clowns, by definition, are supposed to make you laugh, but in the background is the fear that they won’t, and all of us have that in the back of our mind: the fear that you won’t actually be able to do the very thing that you’re designed to do," he...
Certains amoureux donnent leur cœur. Blut Katzchen, elle, donne son sang.
La jeune femme de 28 ans explique être un black swan, une personne laissant de plein gré les gens disant être des vampires sucer son sang.
D’ailleurs, fait cocasse, le nom allemand de...
A Minnesota man who shot three women at a birthday party last July after they refused to sing "Happy Birthday" to his girlfriend has been sentenced to 27 years in prison.
Delonte Thomas, 20, was sentenced on Monday after being convicted of one count of attempted first-degree murder and three counts...
A Pennsylvania man was apparently blowing hot air when he called 911 to get help with his air conditioner.
Police in Indiana County say Travis J. Turner, 27, called 911 Sunday afternoon and said he was having difficulty breathing.
When paramedics arrived, Turner “related to them that he was fine and did...