Thursday Morning Bizarre News Headlines


DANBURY, Conn. (AP) -- It was an X-rated performance -- on an outdoor stage. That's what authorities in Danbury, Connecticut, are saying. Police charge a 41-year-old man and a 38-year-old woman were having sex on a stage in a public square Tuesday afternoon. Authorities say an officer found the couple in the act, after getting some complaints. Police add that several women were watching. The News-Times of Danbury reports the man and woman have been charged with breach of peace and public indecency. Authorities say the couple is homeless.


OXNARD, Calif. (AP) -- A Southern California junior high teacher is on administrative leave -- while officials investigate reports she moonlights as a porn star. At first school officials dismissed a student's claim. But it turns out the school's Internet filtering software prevented access to the X-rated sites. Oxnard School District Superintendent Jeff Chancer says he's now seen video, and "it's hardcore pornography." Officials aren't releasing the name of the teacher at Richard B. Haydock Intermediate School. In a letter to parents, district officials urge that kids not be allowed to search the Internet for videos of the teacher. Police say there's no criminal investigation.


BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) -- The gators are waking up early this year. The warmer-than-normal weather has the alligators in South Carolina's Lowcountry ending their long winter's snooze. And homeowners are calling for help. Critter Management owner Joe Maffo says the temps are luring the gators out of hibernation. He tells a local paper (The Beaufort Gazette) he usually doesn't get the first call until well into April. But this year, he says he already has a dozen clients who need reptiles removed from their property.


WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- A robber's mask only works -- if he keeps it on. Police in suburban New York City say a man in a ski mask robbed two service stations within a-half hour. But police report before the second robbery, the guy took off the mask to buy gas. He was caught on video. Westchester County police hope the video of the unmasked man will lead them to a suspect.


INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- There's a state flower, tree and river in Indiana. Soon, there could be state rifle, too. The Indiana House has passed a measure making a 200-year-old rifle the official state gun. The state Senate has already OK'ed it. If Governor Mitch Daniels signs the measure, Indiana would be just the third state with an official firearm. The Journal Gazette of Fort Wayne reports the rifle was made in the early 1800s by Indiana's first sheriff.


ATLANTA (AP) -- Media mogul Ted Turner is going ape. The CNN founder is donating $1 million to help save endangered gorillas in eastern Congo. The money will go to the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International, an Atlanta-based organization. Turner says he used to study the great apes as a young boy and talked about his interest at the Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta. Turner jokes that he wants to put "two gorillas in every garage."

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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