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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 28, 2008

Twin Ohio officers make criminals look twice

"The Shoulders brothers are a dying breed of policeman. They come to work every day and have a blast... - Full Story
January 26, 2008

Inmate tries to hire Ill. officer as hitman

By Annie Sweeney The Chicago Sun-Times COOK COUNTY, Ill. — Cook County authorities this month interrupted... - Full Story
January 25, 2008

Ga. bank robber nabbed while waiting for getaway bus

By Marcus K. Garner The Atlanta Journal-Constitution DeKALD, Ga. — The bank heist went badly enough.... - Full Story
January 25, 2008

Posing as girl, retired Mo. chief nabs prey

By The Associated Press DIAMOND, Mo. — No one will ever confuse Jim Murray with a teenager. His... - Full Story
January 23, 2008

Maine officer gets big surprise after escort

By The Associated Press YORK, Maine — A police officer agreed to escort a car containing a pregnant... - Full Story
January 22, 2008

Fla. grandma arrested in McDonald's drive-through

By Chris Echegaray The Tampa Tribune CLEARWATER, Fla. — The 75-year-old grandmother who was arrested... - Full Story
January 21, 2008

Only in LA: Police target paparazzi

By Andrew Blankstein The Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — As paparazzi become ever more competitive... - Full Story
January 21, 2008

Maine police snag winning lotto ticket from drug dealer

The Associated Press ELLSWORTH, Maine — His lottery ticket was a $1,000 winner, but police have... - Full Story
January 21, 2008

Ind. mayor asks police to stop ticketing

Chicago Tribune BLUFFTON, Ind. — A northern Indiana city's mayor has asked police officers to stop... - Full Story
January 21, 2008

Mo. man attacks people with chain saw

By The Associated Press NEW BLOOMFIELD, Mo. — A man wielding a chain saw and a knife attacked residents... - Full Story

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