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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 29, 2015

Video: Half-nude banjo player serenades Wash. cops during standoff

Neighbors called the police after seeing the nude banjo player wielding a knife - Full Story
July 28, 2015

Police: NJ ATM workers forget bag of cash, man drives off with $150K

Workers set a bag of cash on lawn then drove off, forgetting they had set it aside - Full Story
July 27, 2015
Video: Owl faces off with Colo. deputy

Video: Owl faces off with Colo. deputy

Deputy crouched down and spoke to the owl, which answered deputy's words with clicks - Full Story
July 26, 2015

1 car, 2 DUIs after passenger jumps in driver's seat

One traffic stop netted two drunk-driving arrests in Vermont after police say a backseat passenger jumped in the driver's seat - Full Story
July 25, 2015
NYPD: Parking attendant gave away Grandmaster Flash's car

NYPD: Parking attendant gave away Grandmaster Flash's car

Police say the attendant said he 'made a mistake', thinking the person he turned to car over to was Grandmaster Flash - Full Story
July 23, 2015

Wis. man shoots dog, mistaking it for reported lion

People might be 'amped up or afraid' by the reports of lion sightings - Full Story
July 22, 2015

Fla. cops reply to woman's tweet to 'bring me weed'

If your method of securing drugs is via social media, beware of who may be watching - Full Story
July 21, 2015

Video: Conn. 18-year-old's 'Flying Gun' drone spurs investigation

Cops are investigating video of a gun-firing drone the teenager claims he made with help from a professor - Full Story
July 21, 2015

Calif. police probing death find 1,200 guns, 2 tons ammo

Many had never been fired and some were still wrapped in boxes with price tags still attached - Full Story

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