<![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-usSat, 22 Oct 2016 11:07:26 -0500Sat, 22 Oct 2016 11:07:26 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Baby Lemur Makes London Zoo Debut]]> Sat, 22 Oct 2016 05:12:18 -0500 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 11:24:59 -0500 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 12:13:14 -0500 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 01:02:12 -0500 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 15:22:35 -0500 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 14:20:20 -0500 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 01:17:33 -0500 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 09:41:47 -0500 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 09:17:13 -0500 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 11:40:27 -0500 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 05:59:06 -0500 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 09:33:59 -0500 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!"

Photo Credit: WBRE]]>
<![CDATA[Pumpkin, Chocolate Covered Fries for Halloween?]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:54:01 -0500 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.

<![CDATA[Serial Pooper Caught On Camera]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:18:59 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_serialpooper0929_1920x1080.jpg

Right outside his room in New Orleans' St. Roch neighborhood, John Victorson has seen late nights turn into early mornings, but what happened recently has caught him off guard.

"Somebody has been coming along early in the morning and defecating in the corners," said Victorson. "It's just that kind of neighborhood, not everyone can get home quick enough."

In recent weeks, neighbors said the problems have worsened. One neighbor caught a man -- dressed as a woman -- defecating on her steps Wednesday morning.

"Someone comes here almost every morning and poops," said the women, who did not want to be identified.

She said it's happened over a dozen times in the last month, and she thought it must be the same person over and over again.

"They're very big, about 6 feet 1 inches and muscular," she said. "I've seen three different wigs and tight pants, a variety of tops and a big bag."

Photo Credit: WDSU]]>
<![CDATA[Man Carves Giant Trump into Lawn After Campaign Signs Stolen]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:09:36 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_trumpsign_1920x1080.jpg Indiana man carves giant "Trump" into his lawn after several campaign signs are stolen.

Photo Credit: WTHR]]>
<![CDATA[Brewer Wants to Sell Weed-Infused Beer Nationwide]]> Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:06:12 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_weedbeer0928_1920x1080.jpg A Colorado based brewery plans to market their cannabis-infused beer across the country. One question: does it get you high?

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<![CDATA[Kitty City Welcomes Unwanted Cats]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:17:16 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_kittycity0928_1920x1080.jpg North Dakota's Triple H Miniature Horse Rescue is branching out with it's new "Kitty City" cat condos.

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<![CDATA[Carpool Lane Trip With Trump Cutout Leads to Ticket]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 05:19:16 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/TrumpCarPassenger.jpg

A Washington state trooper ticketed a driver trying to get through the carpool lane with a giant cutout of Donald Trump's head Tuesday morning.

"You see a lot of things in your career, including mannequins, but this was something else," said Trooper Rick Johnson, a spokesman for the Washington State Patrol.

He said the trooper stopped the car on State Route 167 near Auburn, told the driver, "This is just awesome" — and handed him a $136 citation for violating the HOV lane.

"He let him keep his Donald Trump cutout," Johnson said.

Photo Credit: Washington State Patrol]]>
<![CDATA[Sword Stolen From Joan of Arc Statue in DC Park]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 19:26:39 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/092116+joan+of+arc+statue+no+sword.jpg

Who stole the sword?

The sword Joan of Arc wields in a statue in Northwest Washington's Meridian Hill Park has vanished and the National Park Service says it was stolen.

The French heroine clutched only her weapon's handle in her right hand Wednesday afternoon, as Borderstan.com was first to report. The bronze sword appeared to have been broken off.

U.S. Park Police are investigating the theft. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton questioned whether NPS could have prevented it.

"The Park Service should be able to give Joan of Arc her sword back and place it so securely that kids couldn't get it out," she said.

This is at least the second time the French heroine's sword has vanished. It was stolen in 1978 and was not replaced until 2011, the history website Ghosts of DC says.

The sculpture was a gift from Le Lyceum Societie des Femmes de France, a society of French women, to the women of the United States, according to the Smithsonian Institution. It was dedicated in 1922 and was designed as a replica of a statue in front of Rheims Cathedral in France.

One parkgoer was frustrated to see that the sword was missing.

"People don't have any respect for others. That's for everybody, not for an individual," he said. "Such a beautiful landmark too."

"So sad. Stealing part of history," another man said.

News4's Pat Collins asked, "What kind of person would take Joan of Arc's sword?"

"My best guess? Some college students drunk, on a college pledge task," one man responded.

Photo Credit: NBC Washington]]>
<![CDATA[Time to Move? Snake Invades Apartment for 4th Time]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 07:17:06 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/englewood+snake.png

A woman found a 3-foot python in her apartment Monday night on Chicago’s South Side. 

Police were called to the Englewood neighborhood home in the 6500 block of South Normal just after 10 p.m. after the woman said she found the massive python in her bathroom. 

It is the fourth time a snake has invaded her apartment, police said. Residents say an old neighbor in the building used to breed the animals, and some believe some may have been left behind. 

This time the python was discovered wrapped around the shower curtain, the woman said. 

Chicago Animal Care and Control were dispatched to the apartment and were able to capture the snake, which was reported to be harmless, police said.

Photo Credit: NBC 5 / Chicago Police]]>
<![CDATA[Pizza Vending Machine]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 09:57:36 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_pizzavending0920_1920x1080.jpg Piping hot pizza could soon be headed to a vending machine near you. Pizza Touch is testing three pizza vending machines at Florida gas stations, two in Orlando and one in Lakeland.

Photo Credit: WFLA]]>
<![CDATA[Huge School of Fish in Florida]]> Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:51:01 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/SCHOOL+OF+FISH.jpg Beach visitors got to see one of nature's more amazing sights Friday morning off Palm Beach shores in Florida. It was a large bait ball heading south. Underwater photographer Jim Abernethy estimated about a million mullet and finger mullet were being chased by tarpon and possibly sharks. He says they are driven south by the temperature and will likely reside until Spring. He also says they bring predators to the area as well as underwater photographers like himself.

Photo Credit: WPTV]]>
<![CDATA[Pet Pythons on the Loose in Georgia Neighborhood ]]> Thu, 15 Sep 2016 13:54:02 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_pythons0915_1920x1080.jpg A Georgia woman is searching for 14 pet pythons after an acquaintance intentionally released the snakes into a South Carolina forest.

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<![CDATA[Cat Burglar Busted]]> Fri, 16 Sep 2016 10:21:22 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cat-burglar-147394268667600001.jpg Neighbors living in one Kennewick, Washington neighborhood have seen a rise in burglaries, but the culprit has been found. ]]> <![CDATA[Burritos Delivered By Drone]]> Fri, 09 Sep 2016 13:07:10 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/burrito+by+drone.jpg Chipotle Mexican Grill and Google parent company Alphabet will begin delivering burritos by drone starting next week for a limited time. It's an experimental service by Alphabet's Project Wing Unit and will be used to evaluate the accuracy of the drones' navigation systems while measuring people's responses to the devices. The program is one of the first of its kind to be approved by the FAA.

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<![CDATA[Bear Shows Up in Sheriff's Office]]> Fri, 09 Sep 2016 18:21:54 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000018876451_1200x675_761388099764.jpg This law-man walked into work and found a bear going through the trash but he didn't run; instead he started scolding the intruder like a child. Apparently, at the Placer County Sheriff's office in Lake Tahoe, California, it's a common occurrence.]]> <![CDATA[Cast Your Presidential Vote With Coffee Cup Poll]]> Thu, 08 Sep 2016 08:03:04 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/7-eleven-coffee.jpg Dallas-based 7-Eleven is letting coffee drinkers cast their vote by purchasing cofee in custom designed ups. ]]> <![CDATA[Man Paints Dog]]> Mon, 05 Sep 2016 23:33:38 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Felix+Reagan.jpg

Police in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts, arrested a man they say crashed a stolen car, broke into a home and painted a dog Saturday afternoon. 

Officers arrested Felix Reagan following the incident. 

They say they received a report around 2:30 p.m. of a stolen vehicle that crashed at the end of Firehouse Lane and that the suspect ran from the scene. 

Shortly after, they responded to a home on Pinewood Lane, where the homeowner said someone broke into the home, stole items and painted their dog with purple paint. 

A neighbor told police a male knocked on the door and asked for someone who didn't live there. They provided police a description of the suspect that led officers to believe Reagan was responsible for the incidents. 

Reagan was arrested on June 3 for breaking and entering, vandalism and being a minor in possession of alcohol. 

Officers located him on Webaqua Road and took him into custody. He was found with prescription pills, a driver's license and credit card stolen from the home. He also had purple paint on him. 

Officers said they also received reports of two additional break-ins on Webaqua Road. 

As Reagan was being transported, he allegedly tried to kick out the cruiser windows and kicked an officer twice. 

He was charged with breaking and entering in the daytime with the intent to commit a felony, larceny of a motor vehicle, destruction of property, cruelty to animals, possession of a Class A substance, possession of a Class E substance and two counts of assault and battery on a police officer. 

It's not clear if Reagan has an attorney.

Photo Credit: Oak Bluffs Police]]>
<![CDATA[Record Setting Domino Drop Shot in Dubai]]> Tue, 06 Sep 2016 12:29:28 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Domino+Drop+Shot.jpg

A bar in Dubai broke the Guinness World Record for the longest domino drop shot on Monday evening.

A domino drop shot is where a shot glass drops its contents into another glass.

The Huddle Sports Bar & Grill successfully 'dropped' 4,578 glasses of Camros whiskey into Bazooka energy drink, according to Seyda Subasi Gemici, an official adjudicator for Guinness World Records.

Gemici said she had to deduct 1,570 glasses, of the prepared 6,328 glasses, because they did not fall according to the official guidelines.

The glasses crashed into each other for 55 seconds, with Ahamd Taher, the food and beverage manager at Citymax Hotels pushing over the first glass.

Two hours of counting later, Dubai had its 130th Guinness World Record.

Taher said over 160 employees were involved in the preparations for the record-breaking attempt, which was five months in the making.

The previous record-holder was the Bahama-based location of the chain Senor Frog, which got 4,107 of its 4,109 shot glasses to fall correctly in February 2013.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Opera Singer Arrested]]> Sun, 04 Sep 2016 16:37:02 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/241*120/2016-09-04_0745.png

An internationally awarded opera singer was arrested in Alexandria Friday night for using a speaker to amplify her voice while she sang on the sidewalk.

Cellphone video posted on YouTube captured officers with the Alexandria Police Department arresting Krista Clouse after she failed to comply with orders. She was charged with violating the city noise ordinance.

Clouse tells News4 she was doing nothing more than expressing her First Amendment rights. She says the tips she earns while singing on the street help support her family.

Clouse was performing near the intersection of King and Lee streets in the city's Old Town neighborhood when officers arrested her. The city of Alexandria’s website states its ordinance “is to prevent any noise that annoys or disturbs the comfort, health, welfare, environment, peace, or safety of any person in the city of Alexandria.”

Clouse was released from jail early Saturday morning.

The Alexandria Police Department said the arrest was unusual, but arresting Clouse was the correct action because of her repeated refusal to comply.

Photo Credit: Krista McClellan/YouTube
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<![CDATA[Neighbor Knocks Down Home]]> Tue, 06 Sep 2016 13:31:48 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/TN+House+Knocked+Down+090616.jpg

Tennessee authorities are investigating a dispute between neighbors that led one man to take heavy machinery to his neighbor's home and destroy it.

Tipton County deputies started receiving calls from that area on Friday regarding a neighbor that had fired multiple shots into the woods.

Deputies talked to the neighbor, John Higdon, 48, who said there were multiple people hiding in and running from the woods that were wearing "ghillie" suits. Higdon told deputies he fired the shots into the woods at the people wearing the "ghillie" suits.

A ghillie suit is a type of camouflage clothing that is made to blend in with the background environment such as trees, sand, or snow.

Deputies checked the area and found no evidence of anyone in the woods.

After leaving, a second complaint was filed regarding shots being fired. Deputies returned and arrested Higdon for Reckless Endangerment.

The incident followed earlier reports in the week from Higdon who told deputies that approximately five people were shining lights into his residence and he believed it was his neighbor's employees.

The next day, after the incidents of firing shots into the woods and after Higdon had been arrested, a neighbor called the Sheriff's Office and said they could see and hear a large piece of orange equipment bulldozing down their neighbor's home.

Deputies went to the area and found the home, belonging to Higdon, had been destroyed.

Photo Credit: WMC-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Barnyard Buddies On The Lam]]> Tue, 06 Sep 2016 13:23:40 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Horse+Escape+090616+%281%29.jpg

A pair of Clydesdales have been reunited with their owner after a billy goat opened a gate and set them free from their Santa Cruz, California farm.

Sir Lancelot, or Lance as the little goat is known, teamed up with the horses, banging his head against their gate just enough to loosen the latch and set the pair, Harry and Buddy, free.

It only took a day to track down Harry, but Buddy's owner spent five says searching and worrying about her other horse.

Photo Credit: KSBW-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Ink On The Run: Tattoo Thief Skips Out On Bill]]> Tue, 06 Sep 2016 13:22:04 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Tattoo+Thief+090616.jpg

Police in Denver, Colorado are searching for a tattoo thief.

It began when A guest tattoo artist at Sol Tribe finished a piece that took seven and a half hours to complete Saturday night.

His client angrily "nitpicked a couple of details that could have been fixed," quickly got dressed and left without paying an $1,100 bill.

"It is a heavy hit to an artist that has put that much time and effort and love into something and be victimized like that," said Porscha Butler said, who works at Sol Tribe.

The tattoo now lives on the arm of Ari Chiaroscuro, according to the driver's license required at check-in. In Italian, Chiaroscuro means the treatment of light and shade in drawing and painting. Ironically, this tattoo was of black and grey paintbrushes with wings.

"Typically, you build a really nice relationship with someone over that amount of time. This guy wasn't very talkative, nor very friendly," Butler said. "Typically our clients are amazing. This is not a typical experience for us."

Photo Credit: KUSA]]>
<![CDATA[Boy Finds Bag of Meth in Video Game Package]]> Fri, 02 Sep 2016 14:36:53 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/4543558641.jpg

It was Grand Theft Auto come to life: When an 11-year-old bought a video game Wednesday in Lake Charles, Louisiana, he opened the plastic case to find a bag of drugs.

NBC affiliate KPLC-TV reports that the boy's father returned to the store and called police. Det. Rebecca Reed with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office confirmed the substance was methamphetamine.

Joey Mooring is director of public relations for GameStop. Mooring told the TV station that the Grapevine, Texas-based company checks used games for quality when customers trade them in. He also says games are checked again before being shipped to another store. The Lake Charles store manager says employees there typically don't examine games received from elsewhere in the company.

Reed says GameStop told police it couldn't track the game's origin.

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<![CDATA[Creepy Clown Sightings Continue]]> Thu, 01 Sep 2016 13:26:07 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_clown_1920x1080.jpg Investigators say they've received several more reports of clowns lurking in wooded areas around Greenville, South Carolina, but so far no laws have been broken.

Photo Credit: WYFF]]>