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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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January 06, 2010

Football-playing Calif. cops tackle suspects who ran on field

The officers just happened to be practicing for their annual Pig Bowl - Full Story
January 06, 2010

Fla. cops issue ransom note after nabbing pot plants

Officers left the suspect a note with a number to call - Full Story
December 31, 2009

Nebraska trooper finds gift-wrapped pot in SUV

Associated PressSCOTTSBLUFF, Neb. — A Nebraska trooper found an unexpected holiday present at the... - Full Story
December 15, 2009

Ohio police fatally shoot 62-year-old woman who threatened cops with scissors

By Caitlin McGlade Toledo Free PressTOLEDO, Ohio — A female police officer shot a 62-year-old woman... - Full Story
December 14, 2009

Mass. suspect mutulated fingers to hide ID

Associated PressBOSTON — Police said a Boston man wanted for drug trafficking tried to hide his... - Full Story
December 10, 2009

Calif. man lights himself on fire in police van

By Greg Welter Chico Enterprise-RecordCHICO, Calif. — A man who allegedly lit himself on fire inside... - Full Story
December 10, 2009

Wis. man gets year in jail for urinating on officer

Associated PressSHEBOYGAN, Wis. — A Waldo man accused of urinating on a police officer during his... - Full Story
December 07, 2009

Houston cop's '666' badge scares criminals

Officer's grandfather wore the number, too - Full Story
November 19, 2009

Video shows patient Texas cop with curious cat

Associated PressTAYLOR, Texas — A black cat showed affection by crawling up and down a Texas police... - Full Story
November 18, 2009

Door-to-door pot seller visits Texas cop's home

Associated PressBROWNSVILLE, Texas — A 19-year-old man was jailed on a drug charge after he allegedly... - Full Story



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