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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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Fla. grandma arrested in McDonald's drive-through

By Chris Echegaray The Tampa Tribune CLEARWATER, Fla. — The 75-year-old grandmother who was arrested... - Full Story


Only in LA: Police target paparazzi

By Andrew Blankstein The Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — As paparazzi become ever more competitive... - Full Story


Maine police snag winning lotto ticket from drug dealer

The Associated Press ELLSWORTH, Maine — His lottery ticket was a $1,000 winner, but police have... - Full Story


Ind. mayor asks police to stop ticketing

Chicago Tribune BLUFFTON, Ind. — A northern Indiana city's mayor has asked police officers to stop... - Full Story


Mo. man attacks people with chain saw

By The Associated Press NEW BLOOMFIELD, Mo. — A man wielding a chain saw and a knife attacked residents... - Full Story


Wisc. police report significantly fewer calls during football games

By Tom Kertscher The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel GREEN BAY — Police and other emergency responders... - Full Story


PoliceOne Member Photo of the Week 01/18/08 —
Protecting the homeland

"Teams of police officer and security details worked the streets of Cody, assuring the safety of... - Full Story


Fla. police bike theft stopped by Segway rider

WESH Orlando ORLANDO, Fla. — A role reversal ensued when an Orlando police officer became a crime... - Full Story


71-year-old man fights Ill. police

By Wendy E. Normandy The Chicago Tribune OAK LAWN, Ill. — An Oak Lawn man has been charged with... - Full Story


Criminal arrested for the 99th time

"When he is free, society is at risk."By Sophia Chang Newsday NASSAU, N.Y. — The 99th... - Full Story

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