Monday Morning Bizarre News Headlines


EVANS CITY, Pa. (AP) -- Sex -- not included. Pennsylvania state troopers charge a man with robbing a stripper, because she refused to perform a sex act. According to authorities, Mark Frazin hired the woman for an event at his home. Police say the dancer and a security escort told Frazin sex wasn't included. Officers say Frazin pointed a rifle at the exotic dancer and demanded his money back. Frazin now faces robbery and other charges.


READING, Ohio (AP) -- BarBe Q won't be the next mayor of Reading, Ohio. BarBe is what Kenny Tessel calls the sexy mannequin that serves as the mascot of KT's Barbecue near Cincinnati. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports just before election day, three bullets shattered the plate glass window in front of BarBe. Tessel jokes it was an assassination attempt. He put up BarBe as a write-in candidate for mayor. But the busty dummy didn't get any votes.


KILLINGWORTH, Conn. (AP) -- The weed wasn't meant for junior. But police in Connecticut say a father has been charged after a joint was found in a toddler's lunch box. NBC Connecticut reports John Sulzbach was busted at his Killingworth home, after daycare workers found pot with the 18-month-old boy's lunch. Police say Sulzbach accidentally dropped the joint into the lunch while he was making it. Sulzbach is due in court later this month on charges of possessing a controlled substance and risk of injury to a child.


NEW YORK (AP) -- The cops were there just when he needed them. New York's finest came to the rescue of a painter who was dangling from a rope 40 feet off the ground. The man had been painting the third story of a Brooklyn apartment building when the scaffolding collapsed. He grabbed onto the rope. A group of officers just happened to be coming by and saw him. The officers managed to pull the man to safety through a window.


BOSTON (AP) -- There will be some pooches on the job today at the Massachusetts state attorney general's office. A-G Martha Coakley is hosting a "Dogs at Your Desk Day." It's to support a program that provides service dogs to wounded veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. Coakley and 11 employees will work with six service dogs in training. The experience will help socialize the canines in an office environment. The dogs are part of the Canines for Combat Veterans Program.


SPRINGDALE, Ark. (AP) -- It's a first for auctioneer Paul Colvin Junior. He says he's never sold a dinosaur before. Two dinosaur sculptures are going under the gavel by Block Auction in Arkansas. There's a 20-foot-long Tyrannosaurus rex and 10-foot-long triceratops. They've stood for decades on a hilltop along U.S. 412 near Sonora. The Internet auction ends December 23rd. But having the winning bid will only be half the battle. Block tells the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette the new owners have to move the dinosaurs. The metal and mortar T-rex weighs a ton and a-half.

Copyright 2011. The Associated Press.

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