<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Weird News]]>Copyright 2018https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/weird http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC+5-KXAS+Logo+for+Google+News.png NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth https://www.nbcdfw.comen-usTue, 16 Jan 2018 01:58:47 -0600Tue, 16 Jan 2018 01:58:47 -0600NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[New IKEA Print Ad Urges Customers to Pee On It]]> Wed, 10 Jan 2018 16:55:42 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/210*120/IKEA12.JPG
IKEA's new ad promises a big discount - if you urinate on it.

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<![CDATA[Owners Reclaim Lost Peahen Found in Prosper]]> Thu, 04 Jan 2018 13:00:04 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/peacock-prosper-house.jpg
A North Texas family has found the owner of a peahen that showed up on their back patio Wednesday morning.

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<![CDATA[Frisco Approves Homes With Grass Roofs]]> Wed, 03 Jan 2018 07:17:07 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/frisco-grass-roof.jpg
Frisco city council members approved a zoning change Tuesday night that will allow for a housing development unlike anything ever built before in North Texas.

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<![CDATA[Chaos Unfolds When Squirrel Leaps at Officer]]> Tue, 02 Jan 2018 15:42:43 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/squirrel-brockport.gif
A squirrel that found itself trapped in the kitchen of a New York home, where it allegedly devoured cookies, appeared to soar across the room at an officer who responded to the chaotic scene.

Photo Credit: Brockport PD]]>
<![CDATA[Watch: Suspect Drives Off Pier in Failed Bid to Escape Cops]]> Fri, 29 Dec 2017 14:19:59 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/pierdive.gif
What is one way to escape the police? Timofey Erofeeff's bid to out race the police failed when the 27-year-old drove a Ford pickup truck off a pier and into frigid waters in Astoria, Oregon, authorities...]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Gives Birth in Store]]> Fri, 29 Dec 2017 10:47:28 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_babyinstore1228_1920x1080.jpg
A woman in California gave birth to a baby boy in the middle of a store Tuesday night. Surveillance video from El Parian Mexican Market shows the customer clinging to one of the tables and then falling to...]]>
<![CDATA[Dallas Family 'Biked' By Pranksters]]> Wed, 27 Dec 2017 22:30:03 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/bikes-in-a-yard.jpg
A Dallas family says they were pranked by a friend who left 14 rental bikes in their front yard.

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<![CDATA[Carnage, Covfefe: 2017 Was an 'Unpresidented' Year in Words]]> Thu, 28 Dec 2017 18:20:23 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-05-31-at-5.20.48-AM.jpg
This year brought political scandals, gaffes and feuds, and plenty of them sent people to the dictionary in droves as words like dotard and covfefe hit the news.NBC News talked about the best words made famous...

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<![CDATA[Family Fights HOA to Keep Pet Pig]]> Fri, 22 Dec 2017 16:10:11 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_pigproblem2_1920x1080.jpg
A Florida family is fighting their neighborhood's homeowners association over their pet pig Hamilton. 

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<![CDATA[Ice Bumper Car Attraction Makes Debut]]> Wed, 20 Dec 2017 18:15:06 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_icebumpers1220_1920x1080.jpg
Providence, Rhode Island is now home to the first outdoor ice bumper car attraction in the country. The bumper cars at the Alex and Ani City Center are exclusive to New England. 

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<![CDATA[Rudy's Bar-B-Q is Selling Texas Brisket-Scented Candles]]> Tue, 19 Dec 2017 15:43:12 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/candle4.JPG
Rudy's "Country Store and Bar-B-Q" is offering a limited edition Texas Smoked Brisket scented candle - smelling just like their famous Texas brisket.

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<![CDATA[Mysterious Asteroid Is Being Checked for Signs of Alien Life]]> Thu, 14 Dec 2017 07:34:47 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Oumuamua-asteroid.jpg
People are wondering if a newly discovered, weirdly oblong asteroid being called Oumuamua is just a space rock or really an alien spacecraft, NBC News Mach reported.The interstellar object was spotted about a...

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<![CDATA[Cold Weather Safety Tips for Pet Owners]]> Thu, 04 Jan 2018 16:30:06 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+PET+COLD+WEATHER+TIP+THUMB.jpg
With cold weather hitting many parts of the country, here are some tips to keep your furry little friends safe and happy this winter.]]>
<![CDATA[Deputy Helps Baby Gator Cross the Road]]> Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:28:40 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/211*120/Photo000021.jpg
A Florida sheriff's deputy's body camera captures an adorable little jaywalker. You can hear Polk County Sheriff's Deputy Herrara encouraging the baby alligator as it tries to cross a four-lane road saying...

Photo Credit: Polk County, Florida Sheriff's Office]]>
<![CDATA[Caught on Camera: Squirrel Steals Candy]]> Mon, 11 Dec 2017 16:25:19 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/211*120/Photo00001.jpg
A New Jersey family was stunned to find the holiday treat tray they put on their front stoop ransacked until they caught a thieving squirrel in the act. The family has placed the tray outside for the mailman and...

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<![CDATA[Woman Fights Error on Phone Bill, Even Into Labor]]> Mon, 11 Dec 2017 13:08:58 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/watchdog_DMN.jpg
A woman refused to get off the phone with AT&T until and issue with her bill was resolved -- even as she went into labor.]]>
<![CDATA[Video Shows Identity Thieves Skydiving Over Long Island: Police]]> Fri, 08 Dec 2017 19:41:06 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/SKYDIVING+ID+THEFT+SUSPECTS+LI+5+PICS+-+01002510_WNBC_000000018.jpg
Authorities on Long Island are looking to catch a couple they say were living the high life with a stolen credit card number.Police in New York's Suffolk County released dive video of the man and woman Friday.]]>
<![CDATA[Birdnapper Stuffs Parrot in Pocket in NYC Pet Store Robbery]]> Fri, 08 Dec 2017 17:55:43 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/BIRD+STOLEN+FROM+PET+STORE+BK+-+01002122_WNBC_000000018964905.jpg
Cops are on the lookout for a man seen on video swiping an exotic parrot from a Brooklyn pet store.Police say the birdnapper walked into Petland Discounts on Graham Avenue in Williamsburg on Tuesday and...

Photo Credit: NYPD
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<![CDATA[Woman's Pet Iguana Sends Her to Hospital]]> Wed, 06 Dec 2017 19:12:45 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_iquana1205_1920x1080.jpg
An iguana attack in Florida sent a pet owner to the hospital with serious facial injuries. Amanda Gray has been looking after her pet iguana, Igmo, since it first hatched near her home in Cape Coral two...

Photo Credit: WBBH-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Good Samaritan Saves Turtle in Trouble]]> Thu, 07 Dec 2017 02:42:11 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_turtle1206_1920x1080.jpg
A daring sea rescue was all caught on camera this week in Florida. Rob Merlino was fishing off the Venice Pier Monday when he accidentally hooked a giant loggerhead sea turtle, about 300 pounds and roughly five...

Photo Credit: WFLA-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Armed Man Tells Police Trump Ordered Him to Fight Lizard People]]> Tue, 05 Dec 2017 19:51:25 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/lizardguyak47.jpg
A Washington state man who “snorted methamphetamine to lose weight” and caused alarm by waving an AK-47 at a busy intersection while shouting that President Donald Trump ordered him to fight “the lizard people,”...

Photo Credit: Pierce County Sheriff's Department
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<![CDATA[Mythical Creature Statue Stolen From Cafe]]> Tue, 05 Dec 2017 17:17:02 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_hodag1205_1920x1080.jpg
For more than 100 years, the mysterious "Hodag" has called Rhinelander, Wisconsin home, and now one of the many statues paying tribute to the mythical beast has vanished.

Photo Credit: WJFW-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Man Steals Coral From Aquariums]]> Wed, 06 Dec 2017 12:40:27 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_coralklepto1205_1920x1080.jpg
A man in Florida was caught stealing coral from fish tanks at an aquarium store. Teng Lin, 39, was caught on several cameras plunging his hand into fish tanks to steal coral at A&R Aquarium in 

Photo Credit: WFLA-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Texas Cheerleader's 'Invisible Box Challenge' Goes Viral]]> Tue, 05 Dec 2017 17:51:40 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/215*120/Invisible+Box+Challenge.jpg
A new trend sweeping social media has people trying to "walk on air."

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<![CDATA[Olympians Share Their Biggest Travel Pet Peeves]]> Mon, 04 Dec 2017 12:56:51 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Pet+Peeves+Thumb.jpg
With holiday travel season coming up, members of Team USA, who are constantly on the road themselves, share the small travel annoyances that really grind their gears.]]>
<![CDATA[What Is This Jellyfish-Like Creature Washing Up on Texas Beaches?]]> Fri, 01 Dec 2017 08:23:15 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/manowarjelly.jpg
Jellyfish-like creatures have been washing up on the Texas coast.]]>
<![CDATA[Fort Worth PD is Full of 'Star Wars' Geeks]]> Thu, 30 Nov 2017 08:29:45 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/fwpdchewbacca.gif
The Fort Worth Police Department is full of "Star Wars" geeks, apparently.

Photo Credit: Fort Worth PD
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<![CDATA[Burglar Breaks Into Home, Gets Stuck]]> Tue, 28 Nov 2017 18:41:55 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-2017-11-28-18h36m30s108.jpg
A New York burglar gets stuck in a window while breaking into a home and it's all caught on camera. It happened early Saturday at this home in the village of Airmont, north of New York City.

Photo Credit: Ramapo Police Department]]>
<![CDATA['Sea Pickles' Cover Oregon Beaches]]> Tue, 28 Nov 2017 19:36:05 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_seapickles1128_1920x1080.jpg
Millions of unusual pickle-looking sea creatures have washed up on the Oregon coast and are now blanketing some beaches. The creatures that resemble translucent pickles are called Pyrosomes. Each one is actually

Photo Credit: KGW-TV]]>
<![CDATA[No, Christmas Tree: Police Warn Against This Kind of Tree Transport]]> Tue, 28 Nov 2017 06:15:58 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/215*120/Sudbury+Car+Tree.jpg
Police in one Massachusetts town say if you're going to pick up a Christmas tree this year, make sure to transport it responsibly.Sudbury police posted a photo to their Facebook page Friday afternoon,...

Photo Credit: Sudbury Police Dept.]]>
<![CDATA[Family Saves Deer From Pool]]> Mon, 27 Nov 2017 14:38:42 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DEER30.jpg
A four-point buck got stuck under a pool cover at the home in central New York. The deer somehow got in, but couldn't get out even using his antlers to tear through the cover, but never making it to...

Photo Credit: WKTV-TV]]>
<![CDATA[Trump Sketch Among Rare Presidential Relics in Auction]]> Mon, 27 Nov 2017 08:11:59 -0600 https://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/trump-sketch-heritage-auctions.jpg
Dallas-based Heritage Auctions has a bevy of rare presidential relics available for auction this week, including works of art created by President John F. Kennedy and President Donald Trump.

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