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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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July 06, 2015
Police: Man shoots off firework from top of his head, dies

Police: Man shoots off firework from top of his head, dies

Man placed a reloadable fireworks mortar tube on his head and told his friends he was going to light it - Full Story
July 06, 2015
Man pleads not guilty to killing La. officer

Man pleads not guilty to killing La. officer

Authorities say man managed to get his cuffed hands from behind him to the front and shoot the officer - Full Story
July 04, 2015
Prosecutors: Man in wheelchair arrested for robbing NYC bank

Prosecutors: Man in wheelchair arrested for robbing NYC bank

After he pocketed $1,212 in a daytime bank robbery, officers picked him up at hospital - Full Story
July 02, 2015

Man charged with robbing same NJ bank 5 years later

Months after he was released from prison for robbing a bank 5 years earlier, he was arrested for doing it again - Full Story
July 01, 2015
Cop impersonator caught posing as firefighter

Cop impersonator caught posing as firefighter

Already convicted of stealing a police car and impersonating an officer, suspect is now in trouble for posing as firefighter - Full Story
July 01, 2015

Video: Cuffed Ark. woman steals, crashes cruiser

Suspect squeezed through a partition into the driver's seat then sped away, eventually flipping the vehicle - Full Story
July 01, 2015

Inert grenades found in Mass. charity's donation bin

Police are investigating how the items ended up in a clothing bin - Full Story
June 30, 2015

Teens storm Ga. Wal-Mart in wild rampage of destruction

Up to 50 people caused an estimated 2k worth of damage - Full Story
June 30, 2015
Man in wheelchair robs bank in NY, makes getaway

Man in wheelchair robs bank in NY, makes getaway

Police are searching for a man in a wheelchair who robbed a bank in NYC - Full Story



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