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Man Robs Same Bank 5 Years Later, Police Say

AP | Posted 07.01.2015 | Weird News

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Philadelphia man robbed a New Jersey bank four months after he was released from prison for robbing the same place five...

Bank Robber Busted After He Stops For Biscuits

AP | Posted 06.18.2015 | Weird News

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A man who was arrested for robbing a western Pennsylvania bank when he stopped to eat biscuits at a nearby restaurant will sp...

Man Robs Bank Using Sex Toy Disguised As Bomb

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 06.16.2015 | Weird News

A Pennsylvania man accused of using a bomb to rob a bank Monday afternoon says his weapon of choice was actually just a vibrator wrapped in duct tape....

Happy New Year! On Mars!

AP | Posted 06.16.2015 | Weird News

MARS, Pa. (AP) — Earth to Mars: Happy New Year! That's the sentiment being offered this weekend in Mars, Pennsylvania, as NASA and other space enth...

Bus Slogan Nixed Because It's A Racial Slur When Read Backwards

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 06.05.2015 | Weird News

The Port Authority of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, is changing a longtime slogan on its buses after commuters complained that it spells out a racia...

Firefighters Get Girl, 6,To Help Rescue Kitten

AP | Posted 05.29.2015 | Weird News

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Firefighters were too big to rescue a kitten from a storm drain in south-central Pennsylvania, but a 6-year-old girl's size pr...

Dad Uses Daughter, 9, To Scam Girl Scout Cookie Buyers: Cops

AP | Posted 05.07.2015 | Weird News

APOLLO, Pa. (AP) — A man used his 9-year-old daughter as a ploy to collect money for Girl Scout cookies he never ordered or delivered, police said. ...

Man Stole 35 Guitars Through Hole In Storage Unit Roof: Cops

AP | Posted 05.01.2015 | Weird News

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A New Jersey man is accused of stealing enough musical equipment to outfit quite a few bands. Philadelphia police said Friday...

Man Stuffed $300 Bribe Into City Worker's Pants: Prosecutors

AP | Posted 04.30.2015 | Weird News

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia man is facing a bribery charge after prosecutors say he stuffed $300 into a city worker's pants during a property...

WATCH: Brazen Bra Bandits Rob Victoria's Secret

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 04.30.2015 | Weird News

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Newly released surveillance video shows two women were behind the latest bra heist at a northeast Pennsylvania mall. The...

Vibrating Mailbox Shuts Down Town Square

AP | Posted 04.29.2015 | Weird News

BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — Police were picking up some bad vibrations from a buzzing mailbox in a Pennsylvania town, enough to prompt them to shut down ...

Manure Slogan Contest Produces Some Crappy Entries

AP | Posted 04.24.2015 | Weird News

Entries are piling up for a slogan contest being held this year by the North American Manure Expo. The trade show, now in its 13th year, showcases ...

Driver Cruised For Miles With Man On Hood: Cops

AP | Posted 04.21.2015 | Weird News

PITTSBURGH (AP) — State police say a Pittsburgh man drove for several miles through seven communities with another man clinging to the hood of his v...

Girl, 4, Hops Bus In Search Of 3 A.M. Slushie

AP | Posted 03.27.2015 | Weird News

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A 4-year-old girl has grabbed her purple raincoat, slipped out of her house at 3 a.m. and hopped a Philadelphia bus in search of...

Suspect Left Credit Card Used To Jimmy Garage Door: Cops

AP | Posted 03.25.2015 | Weird News

WEST SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) — State police in Pennsylvania say a trespassing suspect used his own credit card to jimmy open a garage door, then left it b...

Man Arrested For Skipping Jury Duty 11 Times

AP | Posted 03.25.2015 | Weird News

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man who skipped out on jury duty 11 times in the last two years has been arrested inside a courthouse while seek...

Man Accidentally Invited To Bachelor Party Will Come Anyway

AP | SEAN CARLIN | Posted 03.23.2015 | Weird News

You've heard of wedding crashers. Joey DiJulio is a bachelor party crasher, of sorts. For weeks, the suburban Seattle man found himself getting ema...

Professor Arrested After Pro-Venezuela Rant On Plane

AP | Posted 05.17.2015 | Crime

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Penn State University associate sociology professor says she doesn't know why her onboard speech about U.S.-Venezuela relation...

Grandmother Charged After Toddler Found Wandering In Only Boots

AP | Posted 03.06.2015 | Crime

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh woman has been charged with endangering the welfare of her 2-year-old granddaughter after the girl was found outside ...

Man Bought Car Insurance Right After Crash: AG

AP | Posted 03.05.2015 | Weird News

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a Pennsylvania man called an insurance company from a crash scene to buy auto coverage and later claimed his wre...

Kids Given 'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Word Search Puzzles In Class

AP | Posted 02.11.2015 | Weird News

MONESSEN, Pa. (AP) — Parents in a Pennsylvania school district are turning 50 shades of red over word search puzzles given to middle school students...

Man Steals $500 Left At Drive-Thru Bank Window: Cops

AP | Posted 02.09.2015 | Weird News

CLEARFIELD, Pa. (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania man hoping to pass a fraudulent check instead stole $500 when he found that much money left behind ...

BOTTOMS UP! Cops Allegedly Find Driver Sitting Pantless On Whisky Bottle

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 01.31.2015 | Weird News

A woman arrested on suspicion of DUI made a memorable impression on officers for allegedly sitting naked on top of an empty bottle of whisky. Justi...

Candy Shop Makes Deflated Chocolate Football

AP | Posted 01.29.2015 | Weird News

CANONSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania candy maker is getting a big kick out of the New England Patriots' scandal over some deflated footballs. Th...

Man Who Died In 2012 Reappointed To County Board

AP | Posted 01.29.2015 | Weird News

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Officials in western Pennsylvania are trying to figure out how a man who's been dead for more than two years wound up being re...