Monday Morning Bizarre News Headlines


MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) -- It sounds like a scene from "The Walking Dead." A homeowner with a gun confronts a zombie. But in this case it's no zombie apocalypse. Police in Moorhead, Minnesota, report a drunk guy in zombie makeup walked into a stranger's home. In very unzombie like fashion, the monster wanna-be ran away. But police say the guy was found in the attic of another home on the same block. The 20-year-old Fargo, North Dakota, man was busted on suspicion of trespassing and consuming alcohol as a minor.


ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Dave Huyette has no regrets about giving back David Freese's historic home-run ball. The Illinois radiologist decided not to keep the ball that won Game 6 of the World Series for the St. Louis Cardinals in the 11th inning. The ball could have been worth thousands. But Huyette says he doesn't need the money. He adds returning it was "the honorable thing to do." But he didn't go away empty handed. Huyette got an autographed bat, a baseball signed by the Cardinals and a picture with Freese. An auto-parts company also threw in tickets for Huyette to see the Cardinals beat the Texas Rangers in the decisive Game 7.


NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- The trash talk at one Virginia golf course is about -- trash. Erosion fed by Hurricane Irene has exposed the garbage that lies beneath the Lambert's Point Golf Club in Norfolk. The course is built on a landfill that closed in 1980. City officials say they plan to repair the damage. But state officials warn if the course isn't fixed soon, it could be declared an open dump. The Virginian-Pilot newspaper reports the city spent more than $8 million to turn the landfill into a public golf course.


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) -- Student power is taking on a whole new meaning at Indiana University. The Student Recreational Sports Center is investing in power-generating exercise bikes. Three will be installed soon, with 10 more by the end of the academic year. Student Association President Justin Kingsolver says they would like to get 30 of the workout machines. He tells The Herald-Times that would make the student rec center the largest human-generated power plant in the world.


DALLAS (AP) -- Laura Martin is a blushing bride -- at 89. As a girl, she dreamed of getting married at 21. But things didn't work out that way. She met twice widowed 91-year-old Melvin Martin at Vickery Towers, an assisted living facility in Dallas. A friendship blossomed into love and they were married last month. They're now waiting for a larger apartment so they can move into together. Laura Martin says he was worth the wait. She tells The Dallas Morning News, "Don't settle for anyone."


FREMONT, Neb. (AP) -- Cindy Baird is stitching together support for the troops. She's a Nebraska quilter, whose son and father served in the Marines. Now, she's organizing efforts to make quilts to welcome returning soldiers and honor wounded warriors. She tells the Fremont Tribune the quilts send a message of appreciation.

Copyright 2011. The Associated Press.

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