Whenever I draw a blank on a blog topic I go looking for weird and strange news. And then I get sidetracked for hours, because there’s a whole lotta weird out there in any given week. Here are a few of the doozies I ran across:
An Oklahoma man had a portable meth lab explode in his pants when he struggled with a state trooper. Apparently he was a passenger in a car that got pulled over for speeding, and the trooper questioned the driver’s passenger about a strange chemical smell. This rocket scientist took off running, was chased down and during the ensuing struggle an active meth lab burst in his pants and got all over his skin. “A portable meth lab is also known as a one-pot lab, where a smaller batch of the drug can be manufactured.” Which gives a whole new meaning to the term ‘cooking for one.’
And from Florida there was the recent news of drunken grandparents towing their grandchild in a toy car. Apparently they were driving an SUV and the young child was riding in a large plastic Hotwheels car that had been tied to the vehicle’s trailer hitch with dog leashes. When the police stopped the SUV they discovered the grandparents were drunk, and had been pulling the child in the car at speeds of 5-10 miles an hour all day. Chances are they won’t be asked to babysit again any time soon.
And for those of you in the market for a little heavy metal, there’s the story of thieves who managed to make off with a 10-ton bridge. A gang of metal thieves in the Czech Republic presented depot workers with forged documents claiming they were hired to demolish the bridge in question, and remove the railway tracks beneath to make way for a new bike path. They made off with millions in scrap metal before anyone checked their story.
And perhaps the strangest story is about the man who was charged with assault for forcing another man to moonwalk at gunpoint. I’m starting to feel a bit bad about pressuring my son to hit the dance floor whenever Thriller is played. Although in my defense he takes very little persuading….
What’s the strangest news story you’ve read recently?