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
Thanks to a local judge and a controversial real-estate tycoon, the South Dakota sheriff now spends his day cruising desolate roads tending to some 6,000 bison, many of which used to be malnourished. 'Not best use of tax dollars'
A Florida dance troupe dressed in camouflage costumes was running late for a TV appearance in Manhattan. The eight dancers ditched their cars and ran through the Lincoln Tunnel, alarming commuters. Did they make it?