If you’ve been a reader of this blog for any length of time, you know I love weird stories (and stories about criminals who just can’t get things right, but that’s another topic for another day). There were a lot of them in July, so I thought I’d do a round-up of the weirdest ones to catch my attention – so here they are.
July 2018’s Weirdest Stories
Rogue Squirrel Mistaken for Robber
A wild squirrel caused a London woman to call police about a break-in, and police said he was released with no charges. It brings to mind the story of Joey, a pet squirrel in Idaho who defended his home by scratching a real burglar. When the burglar entered the home, the squirrel pounced and scratched him until he left.
Florida Man Wants His Meth Tested by Police
A Florida man thought that some crystal meth he had purchased was tainted – and he thought he’d been ripped off. He contacted the sheriff’s office and asked to have the drugs tested because he said he’d had a bad reaction, so cops invited him to bring them in for testing. Then, they posted a public notice about being available to test bad drugs on the station’s Facebook page. (Have you seen FloridaMan.com?)
Man Gets Receipt That Instructs Cooks to Spit in His Food
Last Father’s Day, a NYC man went out to eat with his family – and when he got the receipt for the meal, it said:
IN IT TOO”
The man said that he complained to the manager and the server who typed it was fired. He got a refund, but he said, “I ate my burger already. I felt like I was going to throw up.”
Margarita-Drinking Bear Chills in a Hot Tub
Just before July 4th, a California bear dove into a family’s hot tub in Altadena. The pool and spa’s owner had already brought out a margarita, which the bear knocked over and drank. The whole scene was caught on video.
Siri Chimes in at British Parliament
Gavin Williamson, a British parliament member, had his new iPhone in his pocket while giving a speech about Syria – and Siri misheard him and tried to give him more information. Interruptions are nothing new during the meetings, but Williamson said, “It is very rare that you’re heckled by your own mobile phone.
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