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The Bizarre Beat topic gives police officers a place to get news articles of the weird, including the naked protesters, drunks in clown costumes, and all other oddball encounters cops have on the street on a daily basis. The job is deadly serious, but there are dozens of calls for service that leave the responding officers shaking their heads and laughing as they get back into their squads.
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March 28, 2015

Ala. man shoots at police with bow and arrow, prompts standoff

The suspect fired an arrow at police, then retreated into his apartment, prompting a 4-hour standoff - Full Story
March 26, 2015

Cops: Pa. suspect left behind credit card used to jimmy garage door

Trespassing suspect used his own credit card to jimmy open a garage door, then left it behind when the homeowner suddenly appeared - Full Story
March 26, 2015
Lawyer says Calif. kidnapping wasn't a hoax, boyfriend was drugged

Lawyer says Calif. kidnapping wasn't a hoax, boyfriend was drugged

Police said they weren't able to contact either Denise Huskins or her family members by Wednesday's end and do not know where she is - Full Story
March 25, 2015
Cardboard 'Most Interesting Man' fails as carpool-lane ruse

Cardboard 'Most Interesting Man' fails as carpool-lane ruse

A Washington State Patrol trooper says it's by far the best carpool scam he's seen, but it didn't work - Full Story
March 24, 2015

Police seek remedy for NC neighbor who stands at his door naked

Police say that, while the man may be annoying his neighbors, he hasn't been charged because what he's done isn't illegal - Full Story
March 23, 2015

Trending Topics: When an arrest comes easy

By PoliceOne Staff Every once in a while, criminals make cops' lives a little easier with the baffling... - Full Story
March 21, 2015

Glitch erroneously notifies Ore. victims of prisoners' release

About 8,000 erroneous notifications that inmates were being released were sent out due to the glitch - Full Story
March 21, 2015
Police: Man swinging a machete shot at New Orleans airport

Police: Man swinging a machete shot at New Orleans airport

The man pulled out a can of the insecticide and began spraying both agents and several passengers before he drew a large machete from the waistband of his pants - Full Story
March 20, 2015

Burglary 101: Don't pocket-dial 911 in the act

Officers were able to use the 34-minute call to figure out where the men were - Full Story
March 19, 2015
Suspect drives stolen car to Wash. State Patrol office

Suspect drives stolen car to Wash. State Patrol office

Washington State Troopers arrested a 36-year-old man who they say drove a stolen car into their parking lot at a district office - Full Story



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