The Weird Week in Review
This week, the weird news appears to point toward an uprising of animals against people. Go figure.
Dog Eats Crime Weapon
Antonio Vasquez Jr. was arrested in Fresno, California in a bizarre burglary. He is accused of entering a home and rubbing spices on one resident, and using a sausage to hit another in the head. The spices and sausage belonged to the residents. The suspect discarded the sausage, which was eaten by a dog. Lt. Ian Burrimond sais it was one of the strangest cases he's seen.
"That's right, the dog ate the weapon," Burrimond said.
"I tell you, this was one weird case."
78-year-old to Celebrate Bar Mitzvah
Bernie Marks is practicing singing the Torah for his Bar Mitzvah, the Jewish ceremony that marks the symbolic passage to manhood. But at 78, Marks is a bit past the traditional age. When he was 13, he was living in a Polish ghetto under Nazi rule. Later, his family was sent to Auschwitz where he last saw his mother and brother. Marks and his father were sent to a labor camp until they were liberated by US forces in 1945. Until recently, it was frowned upon for older men to be Bar Mitzvahed, but rabbi Mona Alfi sees no problem in righting the wrongs of the past.
Surfer Towed by Shark
John Morgan was surfing off the coast of Byron Bay, Australia, when a shark became entangled in his leg rope. The frightened shark reacted by quickly swimming to sea.
''I had just come off a wave when I saw a large swirl of water,'' MrMorgan told The Northern Star newspaper.
''I was then suddenly hauled backwards ... like I was riding behind a powerful jet ski.''
Morgan was dragged about 50 meters before the shark broke free. He considers himself lucky he wasn't bitten.
Flying Fish Breaks Teenager's Jaw
15-year-old Seth Russell was riding an inner tube towed by a boat in Arkansas' Lake Chicot when a fish flew out of the water and hit him in the face. He was knocked unconscious and taken to a hospital, where he underwent surgery to wire his teeth together. The fish was a Silver Asian carp, a species imported in the 70s to clean ponds. There have been several incidents of injuries caused by the fish at Lake Chicot.
Bear Jumps Into Man's Fishing Boat
A unidentified 51-year-old man was fishing at a marina near the Canadian Pacific coast when a black bear swam across a river, climbed onto a dock, then jumped into the boat and attacked him! The man's companions managed to kill the bear. The victim was airlifted to a hospital in Victoria, where he is recovering from his wounds.
Bees Kill Six After Truck Overturns
A truck carrying bee hives collided with a farm vehicle in Changchun, China, releasing thousands of honeybees. Three people were stung to death, and three more died in a collision as traffic swerved to avoid the swarm. It took workers in protective clothing several hours to clear the debris. China accounts for nearly half of the world's honey production.
Virginity for Sale to Pay for College
22-year-old Natalie Dylan (not her real name) will conduct an auction for the right to take her virginity. She has completed a bachelor's degree, and is hoping for $1,000,000 in order to pay for graduate school. eBay turned down the auction, so it will be held at the Moonlite Bunny Ranch, a legal brothel in Nevada. No date has been set for the auction.