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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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February 12, 2015

Video: Crash victims grab, subdue suspect in Dallas pursuit

If you're going to crash into a car while fleeing police, don't crash into these people - Full Story
February 11, 2015

Dog thwarts robbery in Maine, bites suspect in face

Employee refused to hand over money and was holding onto his dog when the animal lunged at the robber - Full Story
February 10, 2015
Pa. suspect's selfie thwarts escape from cops

Pa. suspect's selfie thwarts escape from cops

Officers found a man trying to flee assault charges because he posted a selfie on Facebook while sitting on a Greyhound bus out of town - Full Story
February 10, 2015

75-year-old man tackles Pa. suspect, threatens to break his arm

Charlie Burton says he was a vendor at the Washington Crown Center mall for a gun show when he saw an officer struggling with a suspect - Full Story
February 09, 2015

Pa. teen takes selfie with dead body, charged with murder

A funeral is being held for a 16-year-old Pennsylvania boy who authorities say was shot by a teen who took a selfie with his body - Full Story
February 08, 2015

Mom threatens to blow up daughter's school after failed exam

Mother got so angry when told that her daughter had failed a New York state exam that she threatened to bomb the school - Full Story
February 07, 2015

Case dismissed against 'Spider-Man' who punched NY cop

Police said he punched an officer in the face after being told to stop hassling tourists - Full Story
February 06, 2015

NM cop stumbles upon $33K in artwork at old meth lab

Officer found the valuable prints last week during a protective sweep of the condemned apartment right before city official were to board up the property - Full Story
February 05, 2015
Fla. suspect busted after leaving wallet at crime scene

Fla. suspect busted after leaving wallet at crime scene

25-year-old Benjamin Alexander Shaw demanded money from a Circle K store clerk, threatening to return with a gun if he refused - Full Story
February 03, 2015
Deputy retires over Wyo. sheriff's ban on cowboy boots, hats

Deputy retires over Wyo. sheriff's ban on cowboy boots, hats

New sheriff says the change is for safety and uniformity - Full Story

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