Thursday Morning Bizarre News Headlines


HOPE, Ark. (AP) -- There was smoke -- in the smoker. Authorities in southwest Arkansas report they found 160 pounds of pot in a barbecue smoker. Hempstead County Sheriff James Singleton says the illegal weed was discovered after a state trooper stopped two men in a pickup truck. They were hauling the smoker down the highway. Some of pot was tucked away where ribs and pork usually cook. But the sheriff says it didn't look like the smoker had been used for barbecue in a while. The two men are being held in the county jail as the investigation continues.


DENVER (AP) -- Forget about burning bridges with your ex. A Colorado man is charged with burning her wedding dress. The Denver district attorney's office says Scott Kramer faces one count of second-degree arson. He's charged with setting fire to the wedding gown and burning the wedding photos, too. Authorities say he faces up to six years in prison if convicted.


BUTTE, Mont. (AP) -- Drunk and naked. Police say that's how Mary Corley was driving when she rammed into her boyfriend's car. Officers in Butte, Montana, charge Corley tried to make a run for it in traffic after she was stopped. Police say no one was hurt. Corley now faces charges of drunken driving and disorderly conduct, when she appears in court next month.


OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) -- Michael Keith Hall nearly got a whole book of traffic citations. Police in Ocean City, Maryland, gave him more than 60 tickets and charged him with drunken driving. Police say he got into a host of crashes while driving his truck on its rims. Officers say he made several threats and admitted he had been drinking. Officers add they also found a rifle and several knives in his truck.


DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) -- Not many Model A Fords are stolen these days. But police in suburban Detroit report they've recovered a California man's classic car. It had been taken from a parking lot near the Henry Ford Museum. Local media (Detroit Free Press and WXYZ-TV) report the 1930 Model A is yellow with black and chrome fenders, and a brown convertible top. It was taken late last month along with a trailer and a Ford pickup hauling it. Police are still looking for the truck.


NEW YORK (AP) -- The Coast Guard to the rescue. But they weren't saving a boater in distress or even a struggling surfer. This Coast Guard crew rescued a 5-foot sea turtle. The crew was involved in training exercises near Montauk Harbor on New York's Long Island. They helped a sea turtle that was tangled in a buoy line. The Coast Guard crew cut the line and untwisted it from around the turtle's neck and two front flippers.

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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