<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Weird News]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/weird http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC+5-KXAS+Logo+for+Google+News.png NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth http://www.nbcdfw.comen-usMon, 05 Dec 2016 21:37:30 -0600Mon, 05 Dec 2016 21:37:30 -0600NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Santa Claws: Beaver Picks Through Christmas Decor at Dollar Store]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 07:53:14 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/20161130+Beaver+Thumb.jpg

Haven't we all been there at the holidays -- rifling through the boxes of pre-lit trees, prowling the shelves for just the right holiday bauble?

When it's time to decorate your dam, you have to hit the store! And that's just what this shopper did in Charlotte Hall, Maryland, on Monday.

Except this shopper was a beaver.

And its claws are better for digging through mud and sticks than through a dollar store. Police were called after the little critter damaged some of the merchandise.

"As an law enforcement officer, you just never know what your next call might be," read a Facebook post from the St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office.

The beaver was safely captured by animal control and taken to a wildlife rehabilitator, the sheriff's office said.

(To wait for the after-Christmas sales, of course.) 

Photo Credit: St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office]]>
<![CDATA[Werewolf, Gorilla And Santa All Caught on Trail Camera]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 06:42:09 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_trailcam1130_1920x1080.jpg A Kansas police trail camera was set up after reports of mountain lion sightings and yielded some hilarious surprises.

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<![CDATA[Trick Package Targets Porch Thieves]]> Tue, 29 Nov 2016 09:33:05 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_pooppackages1128_1920x1080.jpg A Las Vegas man fights back against thieves taking packages from his porch using a smelly surprise.

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<![CDATA[French 'Spiderman' Scales Skyscrapers Harness-Free]]> Mon, 28 Nov 2016 10:25:13 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/20161124_Spain_1.jpg Alain Robert, 54, has a lifelong passion for scaling skyscrapers and other structures with only his hands and a good pair of climbing shoes despite his frequent arrests by police for unauthorized stunts. The French daredevil added the Agbar Tower in Barcelona, Spain, to his repertoire of over 100 conquered buildings and structures on Nov. 25, 2016. See some of his wildest climbs from around the world.

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<![CDATA[Runaway Bull Takes 5-Mile Trek Through Philly]]> Tue, 22 Nov 2016 23:32:24 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Bull+on+Interstate+95+Sixerschix.jpg

A young bull escaped from a Philadelphia slaughterhouse Tuesday afternoon, leading police on a chase past a city high school and down Interstate 95.

The 550-pound bovine broke free from a truck outside the Saba Live Poultry meat processing facility along the 2100 block of North Hancock Street in the city's Kensington neighborhood around 2 p.m. Tuesday.

"Well when I opened the door the animal took off," Pablo Rosario, the owner of Saba Live Poultry, told NBC10 late Tuesday. 

A worker at the plant, who refused to give his name, also told NBC10 that staff were preparing to unload the bull from the truck when it charged them and scampered off.

The man placed blame on the truck driver, saying he failed to properly pull the truck into a loading dock.

The animal then began a more than 4-mile trek through several city neighborhoods and onto two highways.

One of his first stops was at Kensington High School along East Cumberland Street. Witness Pete Colon said the bull darted in front of his car before walking up to the school.

"He stopped at the doors and looked at his reflection in the glass, then ran toward Thompson Street," Colon said.

"I did not believe my eyes," said Karen Harr, who spotted the animal as it ran loose in Fishtown. "I did not believe what I was seeing. I pulled over at this fire hydrant and that's when it ran right by me straight up Commerce Street to Delaware Ave. I was afraid of it charging my car."

The bull then made its way onto the northbound lanes of Interstate 95, heading against traffic.

Stunned drivers stopped their cars as the scared steer meandered through the jam.

A woman, who did not want to give her name, said at first she thought a horse was running at her car.

"[I] thought it was going to trample over and smash me and my car," she said after tweeting a photo of the bull staring at her through the windshield.

From there, the bovine made its way back onto city streets in Chinatown. It ducked into some brush and trees next to the Interstate 676-95 interchange at 7th and Vine streets. Police and state conservation officers cornered him there.

Concerned about the public's safety, a Pennsylvania Game Commission conservation officer fired on the animal three times using a 12 gauge shotgun, killing it.

"In an extreme situation, in an emergency situation, for public safety, we chose to put it down," Pennsylvania Game Commission conservation officer Jerry Czech said.

No humans were injured in the incident, police said.

Photo Credit: SixersChix
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<![CDATA[Thrill Seeker Bungee Dunks Cookie 240 Feet, Breaks Record]]> Fri, 18 Nov 2016 05:19:29 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2016-11-17-at-5.00.42-PM.jpg Simon Berry just wanted a cookie, his tea and a little thrill. The 24-year-old combines the three in a record-breaking bungee dunk for 240 feet with a perfect aim for Guinness World Records Day.

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<![CDATA[Baby Monkey Hitches Ride on Goat's Back]]> Thu, 17 Nov 2016 06:30:51 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-2016-11-16-16h47m40s132.jpg A baby monkey, who appeared on a private farm in southern China, rode on the back of a black goat for several days. CCTV showed footage of the monkey riding on a goat's back, reporting that the farm owner said it seemed the monkey felt more secure that way. Local wildlife protection authorities said they would send the seven pound monkey to the city's zoo first and then release it to the wild later.

Photo Credit: CCTV]]>
<![CDATA[2-Hour Wait for Gold Toilet]]> Wed, 16 Nov 2016 10:26:21 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GOLD_AP_16259825556036.jpg

Patrons at the Guggenheim are standing in line for up to two hours to use the bathroom at the Fifth Avenue museum, but they don't seem to mind the wait. 

Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan replaced the toilet in the museum's fourth-floor restroom with a fully functional replica cast in 18-karat gold as part of his "America" exhibit, which opened in September. 

According to Vulture, which first reported the long wait, the golden throne has become quiet the attraction. 

The exhibit is currently on open-ended display. The toilet is the first piece Cattelan has exhibited since his 2011 retrospective at the Guggenheim. 

The museum says on its website that the exhibit "offers a wink to the excesses of the art market but also evokes the American dream of opportunity for all."

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<![CDATA[Man Arrested in Air Horn Incidents]]> Mon, 14 Nov 2016 19:11:30 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/222*120/air-horn-el-segundo-mug.jpg

An air horn that sounds like a train has been terrorizing the residents of El Segundo for weeks, but police in the Southern California city have just arrested a man in connection with the noise — with air horn equipment inside his car, they say.

The bust came early Sunday at 4 a.m. — around the time many of the alarmingly loud incidents would occur.

"The sound is like a train coming through the neighborhood," said El Segundo Police Lt. Ray Garcia.

The noise has been plaguing residents on the west side of the city for weeks. Police have received numerous reports of an extremely loud air horn going off before residents spot a getaway car, a blue four-door sedan driven by a man.

Oftentimes, officers couldn't catch the air horn blower because the person would blare the horn and then "beat feet," police said. At times, officers on the east side of town could hear the noise and would hurry over, only to find that the perpetrator had taken off.

Sunday morning, officers once again heard the noise, then made a traffic stop at Grand Avenue and Main Street directly after. In a blue 2006 Chevrolet Aveo, they spotted air horn equipment inside the car, police said.

The commotion drew several residents from their homes, claiming they were victims of the air horn aggravator. They initiated a citizen's arrest, according to El Segundo police.

John W. Nuggent was then taken into custody by police, police said. He was booked at El Segundo jail on a misdemeanor charge of suspicion of disturbing the peace and his car, with horn inside, was impounded. 

Garcia said the air horn aggravator has been sounding his horn almost every single night.

"He's been doing this for weeks, and we've been chasing him for weeks — but we got him," Garcia said.

Garcia said they aren't exactly sure why the man allegedly has an "ax to grind," but believe that he thinks someone in the area has wronged him in some way, and this is his way of getting back at them.

Photo Credit: El Segundo Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Sues Zara Over Dead Rat]]> Tue, 15 Nov 2016 18:26:26 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-4542614291.jpg

A Manhattan woman is suing Spanish fashion retailer Zara after she says she found a rat sewn into a dress she bought at one of their stores.

In a lawsuit filed in Manhattan Supreme Court last week, 24-year-old Cailey Fiesel says that she not only suffered emotional distress but was diagnosed with a rodent-born disease after wearing the dress.

Court documents say that Fiesel bought two dresses “off-the-rack” at Zara’s Greenwich, Connecticut, store back in July and hung them in her closet. In mid-August, she wore the black dress in question for the first time.

While at work, Fiesel says she started to notice a “disturbingly pungent odor” but couldn’t figure out where the offending smell was coming from. “She was unable to escape this odor,” according to court papers.

Throughout the day, Fiesel says she noticed something that felt like a loose string from her dress rubbing against her leg. She didn’t give much thought to it and reached down to try to find the string. That’s when she says she made the grisly discovery.

“To her utter shock and disbelief, as she ran her hand over the hem of the dress she felt an unusual bulge and suddenly realized that it was not a string that was rubbing against her leg but was instead a leg rubbing against her leg. The leg of a dead rodent that is,” court documents say.

“Paralyzed with fear,” Fiesel jumped out of her chair as coworkers gathered around her desk. Court documents claim that when she took off the dress she found a dead rodent sewn into its hem, the bulge of its body hidden beneath the fabric.

Photos of the dress included with the court papers “conspicuously [depict] the dead rodent with at least one of its appendages protruding.”

The lawsuit claims that Fiesel “has sustained significant personal injuries and emotional distress” and “a large rash that was diagnosed as a rodent born disease” as a result of Zara’s negligence.

It was Zara’s duty “to prevent its products from being manufactured and sold with disease causing rodents sewn into them,” the suit says.

Fiesel is seeking unspecified damages.

A spokesperson for Zara USA told NBC 4 New York the company is aware of the allegation and is investigating the matter.

"The brand has stringent quality controls and health and safety standards worldwide that are followed and met in manufacturing, including stitching and pressing," the spokesperson said. "We are committed to ensuring that all of our products meet these rigorous requirements."

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<![CDATA[Fungus Furniture]]> Mon, 14 Nov 2016 13:47:17 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/217*120/Screen+Shot+2016-11-14+at+9.49.04+AM.png Ecovative Design on Green Island, New York, is taking an unusual approach to making their furniture by growing their building boards from mycelium instead of using wood, metal or other conventional materials.]]> <![CDATA[Panda Wrestles Zoo Intruder]]> Mon, 31 Oct 2016 17:48:13 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/panda+man.jpg A man sneaked into a giant panda enclosure at a zoo in southeast China and ended up wrestling with a panda. Chinese state broadcaster CCTV showed surveillance video of the incident. According to CCTV, the man was allegedly showing off to his female friends by jumping into the panda enclosure to tease a sleeping panda. The panda then woke up and gripped the man's leg. Zoo authorities later said the move was usually used by pandas when they were playing with the breeders. The man struggled to free himself from the panda's strong grip and eventually managed to escape.

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<![CDATA['So So Sorry' for Stealing Car]]> Mon, 31 Oct 2016 08:55:20 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_subaru1028_1920x1080.jpg

One woman was lucky enough to have her car stolen — not by a thief, but by someone who was just a bit confused.

Erin Hatzi of Portland, Oregon, had her red Subaru stolen right out of her driveway Tuesday night, NBC affiliate KGW reported. Surveillance video showed a woman calmly taking the vehicle and driving off a few minutes later.

Police were notified and actually came across the stolen car right outside Hatzi's home, according to the report. The driver brought a note — which Hatzi posted to Facebook — that read:

"Hello, So sorry I stole your car. I sent my friend with my key to pick up my red Subaru at 7802 SE Woodstock and she came back with your car. I did not see the car until this morning and I said, 'that is not my car.' There is some cash for gas and I more than apologize for the shock and upset this must have caused you. If you need to speak further, with me, I am ******* and my number is ..........So so sorry for this mistake."

Police said that older model Subaru keys can sometimes work on different cars, according to KGW. Hatzi and the unwitting car thief didn't meet.

"It's like a bad sitcom that nobody would ever buy the story because it's stupid and it makes no sense. But it happened," she told the station.

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<![CDATA['Flintstone House' Listed on Airbnb]]> Fri, 28 Oct 2016 22:57:56 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/flintstonehouse.jpg

Hillsborough's most recognizable piece of real estate is now up for rent on Airbnb.

The Airbnb listing on Friday shows the so-called "Flintstone House," a 2,730-square-foot home at 45 Berryessa Way, can be rented for $750 a night.

The property was listed on the market for just over a year.

In September 2015, the home was up for sale for $4.2 million. This past summer, the price dropped to $3.2 million.

Visible from Interstate 280, the 40-year-old, three-bedroom, two-bathroom house is striking for its amorphous dome shapes made of wire and shotcrete.

According to Redfin, the last sold price was $800,000 in 1996.

Listing agent Judy Meuschke gave NBC Bay Area an exclusive tour of the home in September 2015 — through the brightly-hued conversation pit and into the quirky kitchen.

"We felt that's a pretty good price for a landmark," Meuschke said of the $4.2 million asking price at the time.

<![CDATA[Prosper Baseball Squad Gets Creepy]]> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 06:18:35 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Halloween-Baseball-102716.jpg Cowboys, vampires and hot dogs, oh my!

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<![CDATA[Cubs Win Yearbook Prediction]]> Thu, 03 Nov 2016 00:27:02 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/michael+lee.png

There have been a lot of signs pointing to 2016 being the Cubs’ year, but this may be the wildest yet.

Back in 1993, one Chicago Cubs fan predicted in his high school yearbook that the team would win the World Series 23 years later.

"Chicago Cubs, 2016 World Champions. You heard it here first," the quote under Michael Lee's name reads. 

Fast forward to 2016, and the Cubs are headed to their first World Series in 71 years.

“In high school we graduated and I saw that quote and I thought it was a funny quote,” said Mission Viejo High School alum Marcos Meza, who said he has known Lee since seventh grade.

Lee was from Chicago but raised in California, Meza said, and always maintained his allegiance to the Windy City. The two friends had lost contact after high school, but connected on social media in 2009, when they first reminisced about the yearbook prediction that was just seven years away.

“I told Mike, ‘Dude you had the coolest yearbook quote,’” Meza said.

Michael Lee could not immediately be reached for comment on the story.

Meza, a Dodgers fan, said he didn’t think the prediction would come true — until the Cubs beat the Dodgers in the NLCS.

“I kept quiet on it because I’m a Dodgers guy,” he said. “But once the Dodgers lost I was like, ‘Man I’ve got to get this out there.'”

After he shared the image, other photos of the yearbook began popping up on Twitter and Reddit.

Meza said as the photo gained traction on social media, many people questioned if it was photoshopped, so he took videos of his yearbook to verify them.

He said he knows Cubs fans are superstitious but he believes the 23-year-old prediction isn’t a jinx, but fate.

“It’s not like Bartman interfering with the ball but I think the Cubs are there,” he said. “Those words went from [Lee’s] lips to God’s ear. And if I was a Cubs fan I'd be mad he didn’t predict it in 1999.”

Photo Credit: Marcos Meza
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<![CDATA[Baby Lemur Makes London Zoo Debut]]> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 12:14:56 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/UK_Zoo_Lemur_1200x675_790976579694.jpg

London Zoo is welcoming the first ever baby aye-aye lemur just in time for Halloween.

The creepy-looking creature was actually born on July 1 but has only emerged from its secluded nesting box for the first time this week.

The species of lemur (formally known as Daubentonia madagascariensis) are unique in that they have an unusually large middle finger and are associated with doom in their native Madagascar. Natives there believe that if an aye-aye points its long finger at you, death is not far away.

Zookeepers expressed their excitement at the birth although they only saw the baby recently as it has been hiding in its nest box.

<![CDATA[Half-Naked Intruder Scares Boy With BB Gun]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:24:59 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_nakedintruder1021_1920x1080.jpg

An incident in Trenton, Michigan Wednesday is listed as a burglary and home invasion, but it sounded more like a new sequel to 1990s hit "Home Alone."

Warning: Corny "Home Alone" movie references scattered throughout this article.

Police said a woman randomly walked into the home, played with the family's dog and started cooking. She had no idea there was a 10-year-old boy upstairs.

"He said she sounded drunk," homeowner John Sueta said. "So he grabbed a BB gun, hid under the bed and called 911."

The boy didn't throw heavy paint cans down the stairs or unleash a pet tarantula on the woman, but he did the right thing by calling police.

"Some random person is in my house trying to steal my dog," he told the 911 operator.

Read more on this story at ClickOnDetroit.com.

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<![CDATA[Bear Gets Behind the Wheel, Crashes Car]]> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 11:13:14 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_bearcar1020_1920x1080.jpg

When the snow falls then melts in the mountains of Colorado this time of year, the Grand County Sheriff's Department usually sees an uptick in calls relating to bears.

"As fall sets on us, there are a lot of bears in our area," Sheriff Schroetlin said.

But a call to deputies on Saturday was a little different than most.

A 200 pound black bear got inside Danny Archer's car and accidently got carried away.

"The bear put the car in neutral and it rolled back across the street into a spruce tree," Archer said.

Read more on this story at 9News.com.

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<![CDATA[Labor Pains, Baby Delivery Surprise Woman]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:02:12 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_suprisebaby1019_1920x1080.jpg

One Norton, Massachusetts woman got the shock of a lifetime this past weekend when she unexpectedly gave birth to a child that she says she didn't know she was pregnant with.

Ileana Martinez was admitted to the hospital Sunday after she came in with a bad stomachache.

The new mother assumed it was cramping, but later learned from the doctors she was 38 weeks along.

"I had no morning sickness, my period was normal, I had no cravings and no extreme weight gain. I gained five pounds and that is just from me not working out like I used to," Martinez said.

The bewildered new mother said she is thankful for her new son, but wishes she had more time to prepare for his arrival.

Read more on this story at NECN.com.

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<![CDATA[Pop-Up Snake Shocks Driver]]> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 14:22:35 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_carsnakea_1920x1080.jpg

As a native Floridian, Tim Mokwa grew up catching snakes. For him, they were just part of the landscape.

"We used to catch snakes on purpose and have a contest to see who could catch the most when we were kids. You know, you mow your parents yard and you saw snakes around," Mokwa said.

But, seeing a snake pop its head up from the hood of your car in rush-hour traffic is a far cry from mowing the lawn. It's not exactly what Mokwa was used to.

The 37-year-old got the shock of a lifetime Monday evening along US Highway 19 when a six-foot snake began slithering through his engine and up onto the hood of his car.

Read more on this story at WFLA.com.

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<![CDATA[Purple Heart Found at Goodwill Returned to Family]]> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 13:20:20 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_purpleheart1019_1920x1080.jpg

A Purple Heart medal found in a Tucson, Arizona Goodwill will be going back to its rightful owners.

Goodwill Industries of Southern Arizona and non-profit Purple Hearts Reunited were able to track down the family of 2nd Lt. Frederick Delahunt.

Delahunt was killed in action during World War II, and somehow his Purple Medal was discovered in a box of donations at the Fourth Avenue Goodwill last week.

His nephew, Gary Rawlinson, lives in Norman, Oklahoma. He was contacted Monday night by Purple Hearts Reunited to let him know about their discovery.

"It was very surprising to me. I didn't know him or have any opportunity to know him," said Rawlinson. "I, of course, know his sister. [She] was my aunt, married to my dad's brother."

Delahunt's sister, Kittie Anne, lived in Tucson, but she is now deceased.

Read more on this story at KVOA.com.

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<![CDATA[Video Shows Calif. Package Thief Posing as Mother With Stroller]]> Tue, 04 Oct 2016 00:17:33 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/1003-2016-PkgThiefSF.jpg

A package thief in San Francisco is pretending to be a mother by pushing a baby stroller as she cases the neighborhood.

The theft was caught on home security video on Saturday by a Bernal Heights resident when they noticed their package missing. Video shows the woman pushing a dog in a stroller along Bennington Street, checking stops and then scooping up Ilan Jacob's package.

Jacob's wife, Ausra Shtarka, said the woman did not look suspicious because she had the stroller.

"You feel certain things toward a woman with baby carriage, so it was disappointing," Shtarka said.

Jacob installed the cameras because he works in the industry and because his street seems to attract criminals.

"We are tired of stuff happening on our block," Jacob said. "We talk to neighbors and they've had cars broken into. Another neighbor had stuff stolen."

A growing number of neighbors are now setting up surveillance.

Jacob handed his video over to police and sent it to the neighborhood blog, hoping someone will recognize the woman and call police before she fills her stroller with another person's belongings.

The package stolen from Jacob included souvenirs a relative visiting from Lithuania planned on taking back home.

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<![CDATA[Wild Pigs Chow Down on Calif. Yards]]> Mon, 03 Oct 2016 08:41:47 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/sj-pigs.jpg

Front yards are being ripped up in a San Jose neighborhood, and while residents are well aware of who the culprits are, there's very little they can do.

The torn-up lawns are the work of wild pigs on a feeding frenzy, residents said. They strike in the middle of the night, digging up lawns in the Evergreen neighborhood of South San Jose.

"They came in and ... I saw a huge pack of them, and they were effectively ripping up the sod," resident Rod Murchison said.

Murchison and his neighbors said there are about 20 of the wild boars, and they have destroyed more than half a dozen lawns in the neighborhood over the past week.

Kevin McFatridge lives up the street from Murchison. His front lawn looks like a war zone. The pigs even took out his geranium plants.

"We can handle a little patch here or there, but our entire lawn is now gone, and that's very frustrating," McFatridge said.

Murchison believes the pigs came from the ranchland across the street from his home. He said he had a similar problem about 10 years ago but it stopped after neighbors got together to secure a fence. Murchison even put up a device that shines a red light, simulating a pig predator. He hopes it will be enough to keep the hungry grub hunters away.

Murchison's 10-year-old daughter Katie built two fairy houses in the front yard. She's so worried about the pigs, she put up a warning.

"I put up the sign so the fairies would know not to come at night because the pigs might come," Katie said.

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<![CDATA[Stolen Van Gogh Paintings Found in Italian Farmhouse]]> Mon, 03 Oct 2016 08:17:13 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC-vangogh-paintings.jpg Italian police find two paintings by artist Vincent Van Gogh in a farmhouse near an organized crime syndicate's stronghold. The paintings were stolen from an Amsterdam museum in 2002.

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<![CDATA[Sexy Maids Booted Out of College Job Fair]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:40:27 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_sexymaidsfinal_1920x10801.jpg

Students go to college to try to find better career opportunities, but a business that showed up at Marshall University's job fair Wednesday was not exactly what the school or most students have in mind.

"I'm just offended," sophomore Isabella Kouns said. "As a woman, I'm offended."

Kouns went to Marshall's Job-A-Palooza in the Student Center looking to find an internship or part-time job, but one of the tables she stopped at was offering the last type of job she expected.

"I was honestly shocked and disgusted," she said.

She was given a card for Dust Bunny Maid Service.

The $25 per hour line on the card piqued her curiosity, so she went to their website.

"I checked it out, and it ended up being a website where'd I'd have to clean in sexy outfits," she said.

For more, visit WSAZ.com.

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<![CDATA[Nissan Unveils Self-Driving Chair for Waiting in Line]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:59:06 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC-pro-pilot-chair.jpg

If you hate waiting in line, this product may be the perfect solution for you.

Japanese auto giant Nissan unveiled a self-driving chair dubbed the"ProPilot Chair."

A camera and a sensor are used to guide the chair along the queue toward the front of the line. When a person reaches the front of the line and stands up, the empty chair drives itself to the back of the line. All of the other chairs move forward as the entire process starts over again.

The chair is based on the firm's autonomous vehicle technology which was designed this summer.

Company officials said the chair can alleviate the stress of waiting in line for a long time.

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<![CDATA[Toddler Trump Gains Fame]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:33:59 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_trumptoddler0928_1920x10801.jpg

A Pennsylvania toddler is gaining fame thanks to his resemblance to presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Hunter Tirpak's star began to rise when the 2-year-old attended a Trump rally last April.

Hunter's mom, Jessica, said the Tuscarora toddler doesn't seem to mind playing the part.

"There's a lot of negative things on TV, a lot of negative things on social media, which is my reason for putting Baby Trump out there," she says. "My goal was for Donald Trump to see Baby Trump, yes!"

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<![CDATA[Pumpkin, Chocolate Covered Fries for Halloween?]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:54:01 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC-McDonalds-Halloween-Fries.jpg

For those who just can't get enough pumpkin-flavored treats in the fall, McDonald's Japan is offering customers french fries covered with pumpkin and chocolate sauce.

The new menu item debuted Wednesday and is named "Halloween Choco Potato."

McDonald's Japan came up with the surprising combination of sweet-and-salty taste to mark its 45th anniversary in the country. The offering builds on the previous success of the "McChoco Potatoes," chocolate-covered fries first released in January.

As with many other countries around the world, Halloween in Japan is marked by having pumpkin-spiced beverages and food.

Halloween Choco Potato will be available only in Japan, through October.