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.
Security at the biggest mall in Virginia called dispatch reporting a man with a "big assault rifle." Dozens of cops and a SWAT team evacuated the mall to search for the man and the weapon.
False secondhand report