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David Lohr

Woman Who Wasn't Dead Died Trying To Escape Morgue Freezer, Lawsuit Alleges

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 04.04.2014 | Crime

A California family who claims a loved one was prematurely declared dead, and then "frozen alive" while trying to escape a morgue freezer, has filed a...

Teens Break Into Mansion For Massive Party, Steal Leopard

Posted 03.19.2014 | Crime

POMONA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have filed criminal charges against 14 teenagers who allegedly broke into a Southern California mansion and held a...

What Makes A Car Crash Even Worse? BEES

AP | Posted 03.10.2014 | Weird News

LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE, Calif. (AP) — Two drivers involved in a Los Angeles-area car crash each suffered hundreds of bee stings after one of the vehic...

Accused Burglar's 'Selfie' Photo Leads To Arrest

AP | Posted 02.13.2014 | Weird News

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say it was a "selfie" that led detectives to a suspect in the burglary of a Southern California church. U-T ...

UFO Cult Thinks Sci-Fi Flicks Are True Stories About Their Past Lives

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 02.01.2014 | Weird News

Some people look at films like "Star Wars" and see science fiction, but the members of a UFO group based in El Cajon, Calif., see a documentary. Th...

Man Allegedly Killed Dog, Threatened To 'Eat' Roommate On Christmas Eve

David Lohr | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime

A California man, in the midst of a domestic dispute on Christmas Eve, allegedly threatened to 'eat' his roommate and then killed her small dog. Al...

Sailor Accused Of Attacking Cab Driver With Didgeridoo

AP | Posted 11.13.2013 | Weird News

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California man has been arrested after police say he whacked a taxi with a didgeridoo in an argument over the ...

Self-Proclaimed Tomahawk Champ Scares Off Home Intruder

AP | Posted 11.05.2013 | Weird News

HEMET, Calif. -- HEMET, Calif. (AP) — Police say a Southern California woman can throw a mean ax — and she used one to chase a burglar from her ho...

MILLION$ In Lunch Money Goes Missing, Cops Find Some In School Official's Bra

Posted 10.10.2013 | Weird News

She really racked up the lunch money. Judith Oakes, accountant for the Rialto Unified School District's Nutrition Services Department, was allegedl...

PANIC NOW: Sex-Crazed Tarantulas Are Coming Out In Droves

Posted 10.06.2013 | Weird News

Bigfoot may be a hoax, but if you live in California, you'll likely face something else that's big, hairy and totally real. It's Tarantula Lovefest...

Burglary Mastermind Caught After Falling Through Roof: Cops

AP | Posted 09.24.2013 | Weird News

SAN FRANCISCO -- A burglar who tried to break into an ATM at a bank in San Francisco was arrested Friday after he hopped onto the roof of a nearby bui...

Alleged Pimp Arrested In World's Most Ironic T-Shirt

Posted 08.20.2013 | Weird News

He makes catchin' pimps look easy. Martell Davis, 34, was clad in a t-shirt that read "I make pimpin' look easy" when he was arrested in late July...

Scam Artists Lure Victims With Bizarre Fetish: Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.12.2013 | Weird News

Guys, if you're looking for love online, here's a tip: Be very suspicious if your prospective date asks you to show up with lots of cash. That was...

Man Receives Death Threats After Dog-killing Joke On Facebook

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.05.2013 | Weird News

National Lampoon magazine once got laughs by imploring readers: Buy this magazine or we'll shoot this dog. When Mark Joiner II made a similar rema...

Deputy Allegedly Pepper Sprays Teen's Pizza

Posted 08.05.2013 | Weird News

Justice is blind, and justice pizza is blinding. A sheriff's deputy in California faces jail time after he allegedly pepper sprayed a teen's pizza ...

Rocker Ryan Adams Mysteriously Deletes UFO Tweets

Lee Speigel | Posted 07.18.2013 | Weird News

Ryan Adams isn't exactly sure what he saw in the sky around 11:00 p.m. on July 11, but he's sure the mysterious flying object was being chased by ...

Alleged Masturbating Bicyclist Jailed

Posted 07.10.2013 | Weird News

Different strokes for different spokes. Clark Duncan McElfresh, 51, was arrested in Palo Alto, Calif. on the Fourth Of July for allegedly masturbat...

Drug Business Ruined By Exploding Fridge

AP | Posted 06.28.2013 | Weird News

SAN DIEGO -- Authorities say an exploding refrigerator led them to a marijuana-growing operation in San Diego. City News Service says the fridge expl...

Man Spends 7 Hours Trying To Swim Away From Cops

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 06.24.2013 | Weird News

A man who tried to escape arrest by swimming more than two miles in chilly 65-degree water ended up in the cooler. Police in Coronado, Calif., arre...

Woman Sues Airline Over Mile-High Masturbator

Posted 05.31.2013 | Weird News

A California teenager is suing United Airlines after she said the company did nothing to prevent a fellow passenger from joining the mile-high club wi...

Burger King Worker Foils Robbers By Stealing Their Car: Cops

Posted 05.28.2013 | Weird News

Looks like they should have used the drive-through. Two alleged robbers were left high and dry Thursday when a Burger King employee hid their getaw...

AMAZING PHOTO: UFO Spotted Over San Diego

Lee Speigel | Posted 05.25.2013 | Weird News

What exactly did Ellen Henry photograph in the sky above Santee, Calif., on May 7? "It was clear and certainly not a bug," Henry told local ABC TV ...

Burglars Butt-Dial 911 While Breaking Into Car: Cops

Posted 05.20.2013 | Weird News

Two alleged thieves might have gotten away with a stolen car, BUTT one of their cellphones helped cops CRACK the case. Two burglary suspects in Fre...

WATCH: 78-Year-Old Accused Bank Robber Blurts Out: 'I Rob Banks -- It's My Hobby'

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 05.17.2013 | Weird News

An elderly man accused of robbing a San Diego bank wasn't interested in remaining silent about his alleged crimes. During his arrest, he blurted ou...

Woman Allegedly Slaps Deputy To Help Herself Quit Smoking

Posted 05.10.2013 | Weird News

Just another danger of smoking. A deputy in Sacramento, Calif. was allegedly slapped by a woman trying to kick her nicotine addiction, WPTV reporte...