Wednesday Morning Bizarre News Headlines

BATHROOM PURSE THEFT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) -- It was a dirty deed -- on a bathroom floor. A New Mexico teen is facing charges over a restroom stall rip-off. A Santa Fe woman says the teenaged girl crawled across the floor into her stall and snatched her purse. Other customers at the Albertson's supermarket saw what was happening and chased the 15-year-old. KOAT-TV reports they held her down until police got there.

PETA-PORN

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- PETA is going porno. The animal rights group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals plans to create a porn site. A PETA spokeswoman says they've applied to get the Web address peta.xxx. PETA says their porn site will feature graphic videos and pictures. The site will also promote the group's animal rights and vegan diet message. PETA has used porn stars and nudity to get its point across in the past. The PETA sex site was first reported by The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk.

EVERY MAN CONTROVERSY

MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) -- "Every Man a Wildcat" has some Kansas State fans upset. The K-State slogan dates from the 1950s. But some people say the slogan should be changed to be more inclusive of women. The Manhattan Mercury reports the university says the phrase won't be used in any official context. But individuals are free to use the "Every Man a Wildcat" slogan, which is licensed by the university. Some are suggesting "Every Person a Wildcat" as a K-State alternative.

MARIJUANA FLOOD

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- A leak leads to a bust. Police in Boulder, Colorado, report a man growing pot in his condo flooded his downstairs neighbor's apartment. According to authorities, the water system in Michael Leago's master bedroom overflowed. A local paper (Boulder Daily Camera) reports officers found three to four inches of water on the floor, and three pot plants more than six feet tall. Leago has been charged with prohibited acts of marijuana.

UNWANTED GUNS

GREENWOOD, Ind. (AP) -- They're machine pistols the cops don't want. Greenwood, Ind., Police Chief Rick McQueary is refusing to pay for six fully automatic Glock machine pistols. Officials don't know who ordered the guns and say they have no record of the purchase. But the company that shipped the weapons won't take them back. Automatic weapons can't be legally sold to the public. McQueary says the machine pistols fire so rapidly, they would be too dangerous for officers to use.

FOOD-BETTER BUTTER

UNDATED (AP) -- Ready for better butter? Hand-crafted butter is now available at a growing number of restaurants and stores. First the bread got better, now the butter is improving, too. Andrew Knowlton, an editor at Bon Appetit magazine, says the trend isn't necessarily unhealthy. He says you'll eat less if it's more flavorful. He adds upscale butter is a cheap luxury.

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