<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Weird News]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/weird http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC+5-KXAS+Logo+for+Google+News.png NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth http://www.nbcdfw.com en-us Sun, 24 May 2015 12:34:37 -0500 Sun, 24 May 2015 12:34:37 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Texas Man Wins Big With Losing Lotto Ticket]]> Fri, 15 May 2015 17:04:06 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Texas_Lotto_Winner.jpg
A losing ticket brought a huge win in a Texas Lottery second-chance drawing in McKinney

Photo Credit: Texas Lottery]]>
<![CDATA["Petite" Inmate Slips Off Handcuffs, Escapes Jail]]> Wed, 13 May 2015 19:45:39 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/5-13-15+Kelly+Smith+Prisoner.JPG
Authorities in Southern California are searching for a 23-year-old woman who escaped police custody several hours after being arrested. Officials say Kelly Smith was sitting in the booking area of the Ventura...]]>
<![CDATA[PETA Posts Alleged Student Video of Dancing Dead Cats]]> Wed, 13 May 2015 09:39:36 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/youtube+logo+1.jpg
WARNING: DISTURBING VIDEO.
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<![CDATA[WATCH: Goats Gone Wild]]> Thu, 07 May 2015 09:38:17 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/212*120/5-6-15-Goats+Agoura+Hills.JPG
Dozens of grazing goats were on the loose in Southern California on Wednesday after roaming down their hillside job site and into the street.

Photo Credit: Joe Cascio]]>
<![CDATA[Snorkeler Finds Plastic Skeletons Having Underwater Tea Party]]> Wed, 06 May 2015 14:04:47 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/f_skeleton_partay_150506_6a819ada04e4d948f980d79e51334ebb.nbcnews-ux-640-360.jpg
A terrified snorkeler discovered what he thought were human remains at the bottom of the Colorado River. Upon further investigation, the sheriff's department found something more humorous.]]>
<![CDATA[Urns End Up on Thrift Store Shelf]]> Tue, 05 May 2015 06:41:11 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/urn+bonnie+throp.jpg
Authorities are trying to figure out how urns containing what could be human ashes ended up on the shelf of a thrift store in Connecticut. A customer spotted the urns on a shelf in the housewares department. She]]>
<![CDATA[Sea Lion Snaps at Fisherman in Incredible Snapshot]]> Wed, 29 Apr 2015 12:17:20 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/sea+lion+bites+man.jpg
A sea lion, looking for a bite to eat, instead bit a San Diego man’s hand and dragged him off the side of a boat — a terrifying moment perfectly caught on camera.]]>
<![CDATA[Launching Moonshine Into Space]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 20:03:26 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Onyx+Moonshine+Space.jpg
A Connecticut distillery plans to launch a 750-milliliter bottle of moonshine 22 miles into space next month. It will be the first time a full-sized bottle of liquor leaves the earth’s atmosphere.

Photo Credit: Onyx Moonshine
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<![CDATA[Alligator Spotted in Cedar Hill]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:26:05 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/reptile-cedar-hill.jpg
Neighbors are alarmed after an alligator was found roaming in their area.

Photo Credit: Tri-City Animal Shelter]]>
<![CDATA[Lost Tortoise Found in Dallas Returns Home]]> Mon, 20 Apr 2015 10:23:46 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Tortoise2.jpg
There's a tortoise on the run in Dallas.

Photo Credit: Dallas Animal Services and Adoption Center
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<![CDATA[Officers Confiscate Gator While Executing Search Warrant]]> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 14:11:52 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/41815alligator.jpg
It wasn't exactly what they were looking for, but police in New Jersey made a startling discovery Saturday while executing a search warrant: an alligator.

Photo Credit: Long Branch Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[Ben & Jerry's Unveils Ice Cream Burrito]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 14:38:21 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ben-jerry-ice-cream-burrito.jpg
Cup, cone or burrito? Ben & Jerry's is unveiling a new ice cream burrito, its new treat that splits the difference between a sundae and a waffle cone.

Photo Credit: Courtesy of Ben & Jerry's
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<![CDATA[WATCH: Burglary Caught on Cat Cam]]> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 23:45:45 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/hells+kitchen+cat+cam.JPG
A New York City resident set's up a cat camera to keep tabs on her pets while she was away, and it unexpectedly catches a burglary in progress. The video shows the thief climbing up scaffolding to get to...]]>
<![CDATA["Better Than Your Average Studio": Apartment Features Shower in Kitchen ]]> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:47:03 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Shower-head-generic-7308089.jpg
If you made a move to New York City with hopes of making a meal in the shower like the eccentric “Seinfeld” character Kramer, now’s your chance. A real estate agent in Manhattan’s Lower East Side is advertising...

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Furious Chimp Knocks Drone Out of Sky]]> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 09:19:10 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/MonkeyDrone.jpg
The chimpanzees at a zoo in The Netherlands created their own no-fly-zone for drones Friday.
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<![CDATA[Sea Lion Pup Gets "Detained"]]> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 06:13:12 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Sea+lion+in+squad+car.JPG
Sheriff’s deputies had an unusual suspect in the back of their patrol squad car this week in Imperial Beach.

Photo Credit: San Diego Sheriff's Department
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<![CDATA[Police Seek Volunteers to Get Drunk]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 19:00:44 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tlmd_alcohol_470x265.jpg
Police in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania are looking for volunteers to get drunk on their dime and participate in a “field sobriety coordination testing school” for officers.]]>
<![CDATA[Man's Car Collides With Turkey in Texas]]> Mon, 06 Apr 2015 14:42:54 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/turkey-car-image.jpg
A Fort Worth man suffered only minor injuries after his car collided with a wild turkey in Central Texas.

Photo Credit: Kevin M.]]>
<![CDATA[Baby Stroller Used to Shoplift]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 00:20:24 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Dicks+Sporting+Goods+Stroller+Theft+Hatch+Nicolle+Hatch+Edward+Hatch.jpg
A man and a woman pushing a baby stroller walked into a Dick’s Sporting Goods store in South Jersey, cut the security locks on five Easton Mako Torq BBCOR baseball bats valued at nearly $2,750 and placed...

Photo Credit: Mount Laurel Police Department]]>
<![CDATA[New York City Subway Dance Party]]> Fri, 03 Apr 2015 21:50:43 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/2-party-aa.png
New York City commuters were pleasantly surprised when they were greeted with a dance party on a subway car. Meir Kalmanson, 25, and his friends threw a party on Mar. 26 in order to get commuters to connect with...
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<![CDATA[Buffalo on the Loose in Texas]]> Fri, 03 Apr 2015 15:08:53 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/buffalo1.jpg
Round Rock police, along with animal control had to chase down a runaway buffalo Friday afternoon.

Photo Credit: Rock Rock Police Dept. Facebook ]]>
<![CDATA["Stop Pooping" Along Trail]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 06:31:46 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ss3-31-15-1.jpg
To whoever has been pooping on the public bike path in Hampton, Illinois – please stop, officials have asked. “Stop pooping on bike path,” read two new signs along the trail. And no, it’s not a message directed...

Photo Credit: Tiffany Liou/KWQC]]>
<![CDATA[Play Pac-Man on Google Maps]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:41:25 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/pacman5.JPG
If you're at work Tuesday, some of your co-workers may be a bit distracted thanks to Google.

Photo Credit: NBC 5 News]]>
<![CDATA[Purple Cat Up for Adoption]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 17:19:18 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/purple-cat-05.jpg
A bright purple cat is available for adoption at the Humane Society of North Texas in Fort Worth.

Photo Credit: Katy Blakey, NBC 5 News]]>
<![CDATA[Man Says He Released Pink Chickens to "Make People Smile"]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 12:20:42 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2015-03-27-at-8.39.49-PM1.jpg
Two chickens dyed pink were spotted roaming the Portland, Oregon, waterfront park on Thursday, leaving many wondering why were they pink and who let them loose. The mystery didn't last long.

Photo Credit: Multnomah County Animal Services
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<![CDATA[Pink Chickens Roam Portland]]> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:03:25 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2015-03-27-at-8.37.41-PM.jpg
Pink Chickens Roam Portland

Photo Credit: Multnomah County Animal Services]]>
<![CDATA[School Assistant Barricaded Student]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:29:48 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/lemon+grove+academy.JPG
An after-school assistant in California was arrested after some bizarre behavior, including barricading several students into a classroom, taking off her clothes and upending desks, according San Diego...

Photo Credit: Google Maps
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<![CDATA[NYPD Looking for Owner of Cat That Wandered Into Precinct]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:32:08 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Cat-Police-Precicnt-0324.jpg
Police in upper Manhattan are looking for the owner of a cat that turned itself in to an NYPD precinct late Monday night.]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: Driver Tied Cat to Hood of Car]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 18:12:16 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/NC_catoncar0324001.jpg
Ohio police search for driver spotted with cat tied to the hood of her vehicle.]]>
<![CDATA[Cow Defies Odds, Gives Birth to 4 Calves]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 15:43:13 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/quad-calves.jpg
A cow in Northeast Texas has apparently defied great odds and given birth to four calves that have been named Eeny, Meeny, Miny and Moo.

Photo Credit: NBC 5 News]]>
<![CDATA[Couple Weds Around the World]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 10:16:13 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/wedding-world-kiss.jpg
Cheetah Platt and Rhiann Woodyard didn't want the average wedding, so they packed their bridal dress and suit and left on a world tour. They've held ceremonies at locations around the world -- in front...

Photo Credit: Courtesy Cheetah Platt]]>
<![CDATA[Sea Lion Pup Climbs on Surfboard]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 11:42:12 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/sea+lion+surfer+1.jpg
Dan Murphy was surfing Southern California's Cardiff By-the-Sea when a wiggly little creature jumped on his board and crawled up his back. At first, the local resident thought he was being attacked.]]>