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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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September 13, 2010

5 slayings, suicide rock rural Ky. trailer court

The gunman, who allegedly snapped because his eggs were cold, went on a shooting spree Saturday morning, chasing down his wife and killing her and four other people - Full Story
September 05, 2010

Homeless man calls 911 from hot tub, seeks cocoa

He wanted towels, hot chocolate and a hug got, but he got arrested for trespassing instead - Full Story
September 05, 2010

Pa. woman shocks self, brother with TASER

She had been arguing with her brother and shocked him with the device, then accidentally shocked herself - Full Story
August 26, 2010

Ohio police helicopter camera falls off, smashes cars

The infrared camera valued at roughly $100,000 crashed down around noon Wednesday, heavily damaging one vehicle - Full Story
August 23, 2010

Some Mass. towns give up on marijuana enforcement

The current law carries a civil fine of $100 for those caught with an ounce or less - Full Story
August 19, 2010

Wash. man in banana costume has little appeal

A man in is accused of exposing himself and brandishing a shotgun, a woman who was with him was allowed to split - Full Story
August 08, 2010

Pa. cops nab bank robber dressed as a clown

Suspect told bank employees she had a bomb — EOD robot finds no explosives, just a clown suit and a multicolored wig - Full Story
July 29, 2010

Suspect breaks sprinkler, floods Calif. station

350 gallons of water per minute gushed from the ceiling, flooding a police station in Modesto - Full Story
July 29, 2010

Cops issue cat alert for feline that caused crash

Southern Oregon University student Brittany Spady rolled her Ford Explorer Monday night after her long-haired tortoiseshell cat Calysta crawled between the brake and gas pedals - Full Story
July 26, 2010

Mass. man's 911 call leads to his own arrest

Told cops there was an armed man at his home so that they would come faster - Full Story



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