<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Weird News]]>Copyright 2017http://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-usTue, 23 May 2017 15:57:37 -0500Tue, 23 May 2017 15:57:37 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Couple Uses McDonald's Nugget to Catch Record Bass]]> Tue, 23 May 2017 10:14:41 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/largemouth-bass-highview-marina.jpg

A couple recently caught a largemouth bass weighing 10.802 pounds at Highview Marina in Ennis County using a McDonald's chicken nugget and a fishing rod. The fish, measuring 24.5 inches long, was released back into the lake afterwards.

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<![CDATA[Sheriff: DUI Suspect Hit 'Don't Drink and Drive' Patrol Cruiser ]]> Mon, 22 May 2017 11:28:39 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/205*120/DUI+Suspect+Paul+Wilkins.jpg

A 63-year-old Florida man was arrested for driving under the influence after he allegedly damaged a newly unveiled "Don't Drink and Drive" patrol car in a crash.

The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office says Paul Wilkins drove into a traffic control point near U.S. 19 and Citrus Avenue around 10 p.m. Saturday. Police said Wilkins drove through cones, hit a detective’s car, and pushed it about 30 feet into the department’s brand new "Don't Drink and Drive" police cruiser. Both cars were parked, with red and blue lights flashing.

Wilkins told police he did not see the cars or the emergency lights flashing. No one was injured.

He was arrested on a charge of DUI.

Wilkins was taken to Citrus County jail in the new drunk-driving awareness cruiser emblazoned with the slogan "a cop or a cab, you decide."

It was not immediately clear if Wilkins had an attorney.

Photo Credit: Citrus County Sheriff’s Office]]>
<![CDATA[Sisters Give Birth to Daughters an Hour Apart]]> Mon, 22 May 2017 11:22:14 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/burleson-sisters-babies.jpg

Two Burleson sisters gave birth less than an hour apart and right down the hall from each other at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southwest Fort Worth Thursday.

The sisters knew they were going to have their baby girls around the same time, but no one imagined a coincidence like this.  

Two healthy baby girls, first cousins Riley and Stella Elizabeth, were born just 57 minutes apart on May 18.

“So everyone asked if we were planning this, obviously not, so she called me, told me she was pregnant,” said Shelly Randle.

The next day, Shelly Randle called her sister Kelsey to tell her she was also pregnant. So they knew their daughters would be born just days apart, but the two mothers never imagined this would happen.  

“No, never. I mean, we joked about it. We were like, that would be convenient for our family, but we never thought it would actually come to fruition,” said Kelsey Bono.  

It created a special bond between not just two sisters, but best friends.

“I think it was everything, because, it’s terrifying when you find out you’re going to be a new mom and you don’t know what to expect,” said Bono. “And so to have my big sister there, to be like, it’s going to be OK, I’ve done this before, was everything.”

“It’s definitely drawn us closer together, and we’re excited to have that bond with our baby girls,” said Randle.   

The mothers are hoping the bond between their baby girls in this happy coincidence is just as strong as theirs.

The two sisters are taking the summer off for some quality bonding time with their babies and each other.

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<![CDATA[‘T-Rex’ Spooks Horses on City Street]]> Fri, 19 May 2017 18:34:45 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_HORSE_SCARED_051917_3-149521821406400001.jpg

A person in a Tyrannosaurus Rex costume allegedly growled at a pair of horses pulling a carriage in Charleston, South Carolina. The horses were frightened and caused the carriage to jackknife, injuring the driver.

<![CDATA[The Hottest Haircut Around]]> Thu, 18 May 2017 14:11:22 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_FIRE_BARBER_051817_1-149513075332800001.jpg

A barber in Cairo, Egypt, is using fire to style and straighten his clients' hair.

<![CDATA[SUV Sinks Into Beach as Man Tries to Take Photos of It]]> Wed, 17 May 2017 08:38:10 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/suv+land+rover+sinks+into+jersey+shore.jpg

A man trying to take scenic photos of his SUV by the Jersey Shore ended up trying to dig the vehicle out after it started sinking into the water-logged sand, officials said.

State Park Police responded to a call Tuesday about a vehicle stuck at Island Beach State Park, about 15 miles southeast of Toms River, officials said. A tow company arrived around the same time to find the man at the surf line with his vehicle.

Video posted to Facebook shows the man using what appears to be a shovel as he tries to dig free the white Land Rover from the sand. At one point a wave crashes over the vehicle as he continues to dig. 

Officials said it was low tide when help arrived and the tow company was able to easily remove the SUV. 

The driver had a Mobile Sportfishing Vehicle permit, which allows him to operate a 4-wheel drive vehicle on fishing beaches. He was not issued a summons, officials said.

Witnesses said the man insisted on driving the vehicle away after it was towed, even though its lights were flashing and its engine was making strange sounds. 

Photo Credit: Megan and Christopher Gillich]]>
<![CDATA[Thief Steals Nearly 700 Parking Meters]]> Tue, 16 May 2017 10:55:12 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/239*120/Screen+Shot+2017-05-16+at+10.17.48+AM.png

Nearly 700 parking meters have been stolen from downtown Stockton, California, over the past year.

"We don't understand why they're down here because they're not making that much money," Stockton police Officer Joe Silva said.

The city said each meter theft costs them $800, including lost revenue and installation fees.

<![CDATA[Texas Restaurant Makes Baby-Sized Burritos]]> Fri, 12 May 2017 17:25:13 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Burrito-Man.jpg

A restaurant in Corpus Christi makes breakfast the burritos the size of a baby.

Recio's Smokehouse Restaurant and Catering gave Eric Ortiz a burrito so big he was forced to hold it like a child to make sure he didn't drop it.

Ortiz posted a photo on Facebook of him cradling his burrito saying "I don't even know what to say about this taco."

Many people posted comments asking Ortiz if he ate the entire burrito. The verdict is still out.

Photo Credit: Eric Ortiz]]>
<![CDATA[Girl's Wedding Photos With Burrito]]> Mon, 15 May 2017 12:13:27 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/051217+main+burrito+wedding+photo.jpg What if you loved a burrito so much you married it? A teenager in Loudoun County, Virginia, loved a burrito so much she had beautiful, backlit "wedding" photos taken with it.

Photo Credit: Laura René Photography]]>
<![CDATA[Watch: Deer Crashes Through McKinney Family's Door]]> Fri, 12 May 2017 22:31:50 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/216*120/updated-giphy-deer.gif

A Texas family had just sat down for dinner when an uninvited guest burst through the front door of their McKinney home.

And it was all caught on camera.

Jeffrey Stubbe, who lives in the Stonebridge Ranch neighborhood, told NBC DFW his family was getting ready to have dinner when a deer bolted through their front door.

"This deer comes crashing through the storm door and right into our living room, leaving blood all over our floor and traumatizing my 11-year-old. Crazy!" Stubbe said in an email to NBC DFW.

After a short stumble, the deer eventually made its way back toward the front door and escaped, leaving behind one startled family and a terrified dog.

Stubbe said a responding police officer told him several other neighbors had recently called animal control. He later learned animal control officers secured the deer. A spokesperson for the city says the deer was taken to a shelter but did not survive.

"We've lived here for 13 years and have never seen a deer," Stubbe said. "We've seen bobcats and coyotes, but never a deer."

"Absolutely the most bizarre occurrence ever!!"

<![CDATA[Plea for Free Wendy's Nuggets Becomes Most Retweeted Tweet]]> Tue, 09 May 2017 10:13:07 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/wendys-GettyImages-80846912.jpg

A Twitter user's joking request for help to getting free Wendy's chicken nuggets for a year has earned him a spot in the record books.

As of Tuesday morning, Carter Wilkerson, @carterjwm, had more than 3.43 million retweets for a tweet asking for help getting the 18 million retweets Wendy's account said he'd need to earn free chicken nuggets for a year.

He's still shy of that goal, but it's enough to top Ellen DeGeneres' selfie with Bradley Cooper, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lawrence and other celebrities from her 2014 hosting stint at the Oscars, which previously held the record for most retweeted. It only took Wilkerson a little over a month to do.

"Hey @TheEllenShow sorry about that... Can I still keep my TV and Underwear??" Wilkerson tweeted Tuesday.

Twitter verified that his tweet is now the most popular, as did the Guinness World Records Twitter account. DeGeneres' account did not immediately respond.

Wilkerson joined Twitter in 2014 and says on his website he's 16 and from Reno, Nevada. He'd been on the record with his love for Wendy's' chicken nuggets, tweeting in January that he recommends them to everyone.

His quest began in early April, when he tweeted at the fast food chain, "Yo, @Wendys, how many retweets for a year of free chicken nuggets?" 

The official Wendy’s account replied with "18 million." Undaunted, Wilkerson replied, "Consider it done."

He began the journey with 138 followers and now has over 100,000. "After I received an outrageous goal of 18 million, I just thought of it as a silly joke to laugh at with my friends, so I replied "Consider it done." Then it took off and now I am making twitter history," he says on his website.

To mark his victory, Wendy's is donating $100,000 in Wilkerson's name to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, a foster home charity, Twitter said.

Oh, and he's getting the free chicken nuggets, through a gift card, according to Twitter. Or as @Wendys put it, "He gets them nuggs."

Wilkerson also raises money for charity, including the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, by selling shirts he made with his hashtag, #nuggsforcarter.

Photo Credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images, File
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<![CDATA[Bear Visits Conn. Woman's Home, Paws at Back Door ]]> Mon, 15 May 2017 22:12:46 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AVON-BEAR-ON-DECK.jpg

A resident of Stagecoach Road in Avon, Connecticut, received an unexpected visitor last week.

A black bear showed up on the woman's back deck Wednesday morning while the homeowner was making brownies.

The woman said the bear spent about half an hour on the deck, standing up and putting its paws up on the glass sliding door leading to the kitchen.

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She told NBC Connecticut the bear had visited the backyard before, adding that she had previously taken steps to prevent bears from being attracted to the yard.

The bear eventually left, but the incident has neighbors spooked.

“Sometimes I let my dogs out in the back and do their thing," Charlie Whitney said. "But now that seemed pretty aggressive and I may have to rethink letting my dogs out unsupervised."

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The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said it was aware of the incident but did not respond. A neighbor came to assist the homeowner in shooing off the animal.

The department noted that the tags on the bear's ears don't mean the animal has a history of bad behavior. Many bears are tagged in each ear for research purposes during hibernation season.

Officials said they are looking into the bear's behavior to see if any action needs to be taken. However, they stressed that it's common for bears to come onto decks or porches and that it's becoming more frequent as the bear population grows.

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<![CDATA[Colonel Sanders Pens KFC Romance Novella for Mother's Day]]> Mon, 08 May 2017 18:15:54 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Tender+Wings+of+Desire.JPG

Colonel Sanders is the author of a new KFC romance novella, "Tender Wings of Desire," being offered for free ahead of Mother's Day.

Yes. Really.

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"This Mother's Day, let Colonel Sanders take care of dinner... and mom's fantasies," a shirtless man said in a video tweet pinned to the top of the chicken chain's Twitter account.

The book is being offered electronically for free on Amazon Kindle. According to the description, it features Lady Madeline Parker, who has run away from Parker Manor.

"When she finds herself swept into the arms of Harland, a handsome sailor with a mysterious past, Madeline realizes she must choose between a life of order and a man of passion," the description says. "Can love overcome lies? What happens in the embrace of destiny, on the Tender Wings of Desire?"

The 96-page novella is dedicated to "mothers everywhere... a brief escape from motherhood into the arms of your fantasy Colonel. Whoever he may be."

Photo Credit: KFC
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<![CDATA[TSA Holds Public Auction of Confiscated Items]]> Fri, 05 May 2017 12:57:19 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/TSASale0505_MP4-149400606345600001.jpg

The Transportation Security Administration collects millions of dollars in lost and confiscated items each year, which is then sold to law enforcement or sent to public auction. Pocket knives, watches, snow globes and baseball bats are among some of the items up for grabs from Phoenix, Arizona's Sky Harbor Airport this week. 

<![CDATA[Students Crawl Through Air Duct to Steal Finals Exam: Cops]]> Fri, 05 May 2017 12:39:51 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_examtheft0505_1500x845.jpg

Two University of Kentucky students are facing felony charges after allegedly crawling through an air duct to enter a professor's office and steal a copy of their final exam. WLEX's Conroy Delouche reports.

<![CDATA[Pigeon Sneaks Into Apartment, Lays Eggs in Pasta Strainer]]> Fri, 05 May 2017 05:32:25 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_PIGEON_050417_1-149391348540900001.jpg

Upon returning home from a vacation, a Brooklyn, New York, woman was surprised to find a pigeon with two eggs living inside her pasta strainer.

<![CDATA[Life-Size Ronald McDonald Statue Goes Missing in NJ]]> Thu, 04 May 2017 08:23:06 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/mcdonald+statue.jpg

Authorities are looking into whether the Hamburglar has an alibi after someone stole a Ronald McDonald statue from a McDonald's in New Jersey. 

The Hunterdon County Prosecutor's Office says the life-size fiberglass statue of the fast-food chain's clown character sitting on a bench was taken from the McDonald's in Clinton between 11 p.m. on April 26 and 10 a.m. on April 27. 

It weighs about 250 pounds, authorities said. 

A $500 reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest or an indictment. Anonymous tips can be called to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-321-0010.

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<![CDATA[The Museum of Ice Cream Opens in Los Angeles]]> Tue, 02 May 2017 05:28:51 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DIT+MUSEUM+OF+ICE+CREAM+THUMB2.jpg

The Museum of Ice Cream opened a location in Los Angeles after it became a hit in New York City. The pop-up pop art experience features everything from a mint chocolate chip “grow room” to the famed “sprinkle pool” centerpiece that is filled to the brim with sprinkles attendees can dive into.  If it’s cold, sweet or something that would be welcome on a sundae, you’ll probably find it there.

Check out a 360 VR tour of the museum below.

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<![CDATA[UC Davis Now Sells Plan B and Condoms From a Vending Machine]]> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:16:34 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_birthcontrol0427_1500x8451.jpg

Students at the University of California, Davis, can now purchase $30 Plan B emergency contraceptives, pregnancy tests, condoms and other personal care products from a vending machine. The idea came from UC Davis senior Parteek Singh, after a friend was unable to buy emergency contraceptives in time. 

<![CDATA[Lawmakers 'Tricked' Into Honoring Ku Klux Klansman]]> Fri, 28 Apr 2017 15:11:51 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_kkkresolution0428_1500x845.jpg

Lawmakers in Tennessee are crying foul after Republican Rep. Mike Sparks sneaked in a resolution to honor former Ku Klux Klansman Nathan Bedford Forrest with a bust under a different name. The resolution passed unanimously, 94-0, and the bust was installed at the state Capitol before lawmakers realized the mistake. 

<![CDATA[Ram in Iceland Resembles Unicorn]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 18:15:24 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/UNICORN2.jpg

During the peak of unicorn food trends, Icelandic farmers came across the real thing. The farmers in southern Iceland appropriately named the ram 'Unicorn'. 'Unicorn' has two horns that are fused together at the top of his head, forming one large horn that resembles that of the mythical creature. 'Unicorn' will live out his days at the Reykjavik Zoo.

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<![CDATA[Drug Smuggler Turns Meth Into Art]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:57:36 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_potterymeth0426_1920x1080.jpg

A man's elaborate plan to deal drugs ended in disaster when detectives discovered he had pottery shipped to Florida that was covered with $600,000 worth of meth paste.

Photo Credit: WFLA-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Burglar Warms Up Before Robbery]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:33:37 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-2017-04-26-14h32m36s96.jpg

It's always a good idea to stretch before you push yourself physically. That may be what one young man was thinking before he robbed a Philadelphia Dunkin' Donuts. The unknown suspect walks into camera range and does some leg stretches. After the brief workout, the masked man enters the store, hops over the counter and shows his gun. He fled with $344.00 in cash.

Photo Credit: Philadelphia Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Who's The Fairest? 'Most Beautiful Bulldog' Takes Home Crown]]> Thu, 27 Apr 2017 09:38:32 -0500 Owners: Angela and Tom Miller ]]> Owners: Angela and Tom Miller ]]> http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Winner-Prudence---Angela--Tom-Miller---Des-Moines---Iowa.jpg Proud pet parents from Washington to Illinois bought their English bulldogs to vie for the title of "Most Beautiful Bulldog" at Drake University. Punk rockers, cheerleaders and one Audrey Hepburn walked and pranced for judges in front of 1,200 bulldog fans at the university's 38th "Beautiful Bulldog Contest."

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<![CDATA[Camel Falls in Azle Swimming Pool, Gets Stuck]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 04:26:34 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/211*120/camel+stuck+in+pool.jpg

A woman in Azle got quite a surprise when she looked out her window recently.

Chana Dale says she found a camel in her family's backyard swimming pool.

Yes, a camel.  

The fact that there was a camel in the pool didn't surprise her. Dale has owned the camel for a while.

She says she was surprised because the animal doesn't get in the pool, so she figured someone left the pool gate open and he wandered in from his yard.

Dale thinks the camel fell in, got to the side of the pool and got too tired to get out.

Dale tried to pull him out with a rope, but it didn't work.

Then she attempted to push him back in the water so she could then walk him back to the steps, but she said he wasn't having it.

So, she went inside to change since she figured she'd have to get in the pool to help get him out.

When she walked back outside, the camel finally decided to stand up and she was able to walk him out of the pool and out of the yard.

Dale says they got a camel because her husband rode one when they were on vacation in Jamaica and decided they had to have one of their own.

They also own a kangaroo and a lemur, among many other animals.

Photo Credit: Chana Dale]]>
<![CDATA[Nordstrom Selling 'Fake Mud' Jeans With Hefty Price Tag]]> Wed, 26 Apr 2017 05:24:35 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/211*120/nordstrom+fake+mud+jeans.jpg

Nordstrom is lighting up the internet with some expensive jeans that are caked in fake mud.

On its website, the luxury fashion retailer is selling a pair of working class-inspired jeans coated with what Nordstrom calls "caked-on muddy coating."

The price? $425!

The Barracuda Straight Leg Jeans "embody rugged, Americana workwear that's seen some hard-working action" and when worn show "you're not afraid to get down and dirty," according to the description online.

It quickly generated a storm of interest online after TV host Mike Rowe blasted them as "a costume for wealthy people who see work as ironic – not iconic" in a Facebook post."

Even U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., tweeted about it:

Nordstrom didn't immediately reply to request for comment from NBC over the internet's response.

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<![CDATA[300 Pounds of Banned Yak Meat Seized at NYC Airport]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 11:46:00 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/YAK+MEAT.jpg

Customs agents seized nearly 300 pounds of banned yak meat at JFK Airport after a shipment was found hidden in sweaters, shawls and pants, officials said Tuesday.

While yak meat is not illegal in America, importing the meat from countries affected by foot-and-mouth disease or other infectious cattle viruses is prohibited. In this case, the seized meat came from Nepal. 

Certain seeds are also prohibited from import into the United States due to concerns about possible native plant contamination. Those, and dung pods, were included with the yak meat in the 291-pound-plus seizure.

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, foot-and-mouth disease is a "worldwide concern that can spread quickly and cause significant economic damage." The import from Nepal was destroyed, authorities said.  

It wasn't clear if authorities had identified the person or persons responsible for the shipment. 

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<![CDATA[The Real Origin of '420']]> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 15:26:33 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DIT+420+ORIGINS+THUMB.jpg

There have been many myths about where the slang "420" originated from, but here's the real story behind the term.

<![CDATA[Mystery in C: Who Stashed Gold Inside a British Piano?]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 06:32:57 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP_17110502014108-british-piano-mystery.jpg

British officials say they've been unable to trace the rightful heirs to a trove of gold coins found stashed inside a piano and worth a "life-changing" amount of money.

The school that owns the piano and the tuner who found the gold are now in line for a windfall after a coroner investigating the find declared it treasure. But a couple who owned the piano for three decades before donating it to their local school will likely miss out.

Coroner John Ellery said Thursday that, despite a thorough investigation and a public appeal for information, "we simply do not know" who concealed the coins.

The hoard was discovered last year when the piano was sent for tuning in Shropshire, central England. Under the keyboard — neatly stacked in hand-stitched packages and pouches — were 913 gold sovereigns and half-sovereigns minted in the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Piano tuner Martin Backhouse said when he found the pouches and slit open the stitching, he thought: "Ooh, it looks like there's rather a lot of gold in this."

The hoard, which weighs 6 kilograms (13 pounds), has not been formally valued. But Peter Reavill of the British Museum has said the trove is worth a "potentially life-changing" amount.

Revenue from items declared "treasure" is generally split between the owner — in this case, the Bishops Castle Community College — and the finder.

The piano was owned for 33 years by Graham and Meg Hemmings, who donated it last year to the school near their home. But Meg Hemmings said she's not bitter at missing out on treasure that was right under her nose.

"The sadness is, it's not a complete story," she said. "They've looked and searched for the people and they unfortunately haven't come forward.

"It's an incomplete story — but it's still an exciting story."

Photo Credit: Richard Vernalls/PA via AP
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<![CDATA[Alligator Found in Texas Neighborhood]]> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:43:40 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Alligator_Found_in_Texas_Neighborhood_1200x675_924722243970.jpg

An unwelcome and very large visitor fought removal from a Fort Bend County, Texas home. Sheriff's deputies got the call when someone spotted this gargantuan gator outside a home south of Houston. She fought the law, but in the end, the law won. A game warden relocated the alligator.

Photo Credit: KPRC-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Giant Easter Gator Breaks Into Family’s Porch]]> Mon, 17 Apr 2017 21:02:54 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/235*120/gator+on+porch.JPG

A 9-foot alligator gave a South Carolina family a scare Easter morning, but they managed to capture it all on video. Homeowner Steve Polston says they thought someone was breaking into their house when they found the gator had climbed on the porch.

<![CDATA[National Animal Cracker Day: Fun Facts]]> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 10:04:49 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DIT+ANIMAL+CRACKER+FACTS+THUMB2.jpg

April 18 is National Animal Cracker Day. Here are some fun and surprising facts about the sweet treats.

<![CDATA[Watch This Easter Bunny Parachute Fail]]> Mon, 17 Apr 2017 19:37:17 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/easter-bunny-fail.jpg

It was a close call for an Easter bunny dropping by an egg hunt in Corpus Christi.

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<![CDATA[Woman Accused of Luring Boys, Theft, Carrying Drugs in Bra]]> Mon, 17 Apr 2017 06:36:11 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/castle-kameron-gately.jpg

Police said they arrested a 23-year-old woman accused of luring young boys from their homes and stealing from Wal-Mart, all while carrying crystal methamphetamine in her bra.

Dallas police said Castle Kameron Gately had a 5- and 6-year-old boy with her when they arrested her from stealing at a Wal-Mart.

Police said they alter determined Gately had approached the boys, who were playing outside their apartment. She offered them candy and told them she'd buy them whatever they wanted if they went with her. A witness saw her enticing the boys with a chocolate bar and followed them to the nearby store.

Gately was booked into jail April 10 on two charges of restraining a child and one charge of drug possession.

Gately's bond was set at $150,000.

Photo Credit: Dallas Police Department NBC 5 News]]>