Friday Morning Bizarre News Headlines


ATLANTA (AP) -- It's a not-so-secret spot for one of the world's biggest corporate secrets. Coke is moving its secret formula from a bank vault to company headquarters. The new vault is the centerpiece of a display at the Coca-Cola building in downtown Atlanta. While visitors will get to see a gleaming metal vault door, they won't be able to lay eyes on the formula inside. There's a keypad and a hand-imprint scanner on the outside of the vault. But Coke officials won't say if the security measures are real -- or just for show.


MONROE, Mich. (AP) -- Matt Switlik has his cannon back. A tip led Detroit police to the Spanish-made bronze cannon, that dates back to the late 1700s. It was stolen from a plastics company, where Switlik had taken his cannon so a replica could be made. The Detroit Free Press reports Switlik paid a $1,000 reward for his antique artillery. Police haven't released details about the cannon's recovery.


OWENSBORO, Ky. (AP) -- It was the wrong place and the wrong time. Police in Owensboro, Kentucky, report Sean Graham was looking for unlocked cars. He found one -- in front of a lawman's house. Sheriff's Deputy Ed Hoskins says he saw Graham going through his car. Hoskins says Graham tried to look casual and walk away. But a local paper (Messenger-Inquirer) reports the deputy grabbed Graham. He's now charged with burglary and receiving stolen property. Deputy Hoskins says the suspect "picked the wrong house."


FORT WASHINGTON, Md. (AP) -- Say it ain't so Spidey. Police in a Washington suburb report "Spider-Man" robbed a bank. But Peter Parker isn't a suspect. According to authorities, the bank bandit was wearing a "Spider-Man" mask and sweater. Police say the suspect walked into a BB&T branch in Fort Washington, Maryland, the other afternoon. He was unable to get into a locked area of the bank. So, police say the not-so-super hero handed the teller a note and demanded money. Investigators say he had a gun and got away with an undisclosed amount of cash.


LAPEER, Mich. (AP) -- It's a trophy buck to remember -- for all the wrong reasons. Jeff Kerr says he couldn't resist taking a shot at a 13-point buck after his buddy missed. But Kerr didn't have a hunting license. The deer was shot on Kerr's grandmother's property in Michigan. State game officials say Kerr only bought the $15 license after bagging his buck. Kerr says he was "wrong." The antlers and venison have been seized by the state. Kerr also faces fines of up to $1,500.


PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Take off your old uniform. That's the order from Philadelphia police Commissioner Charles Ramsey to retired Captain Raymond Lewis. Lewis was busted in his uniform during the Occupy Wall Street demonstrations in New York City. The commissioner says Lewis has every right to protest, but not in his dress blues. Ramsey says people might think Lewis is representing the department.

Copyright 2011. The Associated Press.

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