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Bizarre Beat

Bizarre Beat

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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Fla. teens turn the tables on fake cop

By David Ovalle The Miami Herald MIAMI LAKE, Fla. — The bald, burly bicycle-riding man in sandals told... - Full Story

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Tex. men pose as police, steal poker machines

Steve Thompson The Dallas Morning News NORTH TEXAS — Two men posing as police officers have stolen gaming... - Full Story

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Pittsburgh police say someone stole a stolen truck

The Associated Press PITTSBURGH, Pa. - Someone stole a pickup truck from a city police garage used to... - Full Story

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Teen girl swipes Philadelphia police cruiser

By The Associated Press PHILADELPHIA, Pa. — A teenage girl with a 5-year-old child in tow stole a police... - Full Story

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Ariz. police stop man from performing exorcism

Man was trying to "squeeze the demons out of the young girl." By Elias C. Arnold The Arizona Republic... - Full Story

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Va. teen poses as cop to get girlfriend out of school

The Associated Press GOOCHLAND, Va. — Authorities in Goochland County say a teenager who wanted to get... - Full Story

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Fla. police suing to keep Hummer; suspect traded vehicle for crack

By Rene Stutzman The Orlando Sentinel SANFORD, Fla. — Rickey Alan Nellis called the Seminole County Sheriff's... - Full Story

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Ga. police have to kill bear after it's hit on freeway

By Mike Morris The Atlanta Journal-Constitution KENNEWAW, Ga. — A Kennesaw woman was shaken up but otherwise... - Full Story

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Drunken duo flees Va. police on horseback

The Associated Press CULPEPER, Va. — They weren't charged with drunken driving, but police said two people... - Full Story

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Fla. mom, now jailed, forced kids to steal puppies

By Elaine Aradillas The Orlando Sentinel ST. CLOUD, Fla. — A Boston terrier shoplifted from a pet shop... - Full Story



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