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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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November 25, 2014

Calif. cop, woman shot in accidental gunfire incident

Officer and woman were shot Tuesday when a gun the woman had fired as officers tried to help her up - Full Story
November 24, 2014

Video: Md. man tells cops, news crew he set house on fire

A look of astonishment came over police officers' faces when he confessed to setting the fire - Full Story
November 24, 2014
Iowa woman locked up after locked out of home

Iowa woman locked up after locked out of home

Woman who was locked out of her apartment has been arrested after officers who helped her regain entry found pot plants and drug paraphernalia inside - Full Story
November 23, 2014

Cops: Naked suspect assaults man, 84, at Logan Airport

Man fell through the ceiling of a women's bathroom at Logan Airport on Saturday, then ran out of the restroom and viciously assaulted an elderly man - Full Story
November 22, 2014

Burglars break into Idaho home, steal husband's ashes

Police in southwestern Idaho are investigating after burglars broke into a woman's home and stole the ashes of her husband - Full Story
November 21, 2014

Go directly to jail: 7 hilarious mugshot stories

Booking photos can be a permanent reminder of a terrible decision. In these seven cases, we're not just referring to the crime - Full Story
November 18, 2014

Alaska man arrested in underwear theft spree

The burglaries occurred over three months. Residents would return home to find items — mostly women's underwear — missing - Full Story
November 18, 2014
Man, 79, charged in pot bust challenges search

Man, 79, charged in pot bust challenges search

Lawyer argues the 2013 police stop and search of suspect's truck were illegal, and everything found as a result cannot be used against him - Full Story
November 17, 2014
Maine man charged with naked break-ins

Maine man charged with naked break-ins

18-year-old allegedly broke into two homes while naked, at about the same time his own home was destroyed in a fire - Full Story
November 13, 2014

Video: Fla. thief sticks chainsaw down pants

Surveillance video shows the man putting the tool worth more than $600 down his pants on Oct. 28 - Full Story

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