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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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December 09, 2011

No felony charges for LA Walmart pepper-sprayer

The case of Elizabeth Macias, 32, was referred to city attorneys after county prosecutors didn't find evidence of a felony - Full Story
December 08, 2011
Md. man caught stealing during 'Shop with a Cop'

Md. man caught stealing during 'Shop with a Cop'

A 22-year-old man tried to steal video game merchandise as 50 cops roamed a Wal-Mart - Full Story
December 08, 2011

Police: Thief smashed Pa. store door for egg nog

Burglar broke into a Pittsburgh liquor store and made off with holiday spirits - Full Story
December 06, 2011

Ill. inmate captured in portable toilet

A police helicopter with infrared heat sensors spotted Cesar Sanchez, 37, who escaped from the Stateville Correctional Center - Full Story
December 05, 2011

Police: Calif. wife, 69, tried to sever husband's penis

The 62-year-old husband called police Saturday night and said his wife tried to sever his penis with scissors - Full Story
December 04, 2011

Fla. carjackers fail; can't drive stick shift

Two criminals gave up trying to steal a 2007 Nissan after they realized they couldn't drive it - Full Story
December 02, 2011

Suit filed after NM teen cuffed for burp in class

A teacher called a school resource officer to complain a boy, 13, was disrupting her class - Full Story
December 01, 2011

Report: Fake paralegals strip for Miami inmates

Wealthy drug lords are reportedly hiring lawyers who smuggle women inside Miami's Federal Detention Center - Full Story
November 30, 2011

Police: 2 NY kids call 911, ask for Santa

It wasn't clear what the kids wanted to ask Santa - Full Story
November 25, 2011

Video: Man dressed as Gumby pleads guilty to burglary

Man carried out a convenience store robbery in costume - Full Story



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