Wednesday Morning Bizarre News Headlines


BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) -- One alleged crook wasn't using his head. Police in Brockton, Massachusetts, report finding a suspect who got his head stuck. He was caught underneath a roll-up loading bay door. Officer Stan David says the man apparently was trying to pry open the door at a Rent-A-Center store. The Enterprise newspaper reports Manuel Fernandez was taken to a hospital to be checked out. The store manager says the man told him he had been stuck under the door for nearly nine hours.


SHELBY, N.C. (AP) -- Snakes! But the they were all in his head. At least that's what authorities in Shelby, North Carolina, say. A Cleveland County deputy responded to a 911 call from a man who said he was being attacked by snakes. Sheriff Alan Norman says when the deputy searched Myron Ritchie Tesseneer's home there were no snakes. But the deputy did find something else. Authorities say there was stuff for cooking meth in the house. Authorities say Tesseneer was likely hallucinating when he called 911. He now faces charges that include manufacturing methamphetamine.


NOGALES, Ariz. (AP) -- It was one hot load -- and not just because of the chili peppers. Border Patrol agents report seizing a big rig with more than 1,700 pounds of pot. Authorities say the illegal weed was stashed in a load of pumpkins and chili peppers. The shipment was stopped at a checkpoint on I-19 in southern Arizona. The feds say the marijuana is worth more than $850,000.


ROCHESTER, Pa. (AP) -- It was cold cuts to go. Authorities in western Pennsylvania charge Mandy Sue Minnitte was boosting sandwich fixings for a bar owner. According to police, Minnitte was paid half price for meat and cheese she lifted from a supermarket. The Beaver County Times reports bar owner Antonio Celeste will enter a special probation program for first-time offenders next month.


PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- A Maine lobster dealer is seeing colors. Pete McAleney of New Meadows Lobster has three rare brightly-colored lobsters. One is bright blue, another is bright orange and the third lobster is calico colored. The experts put the odds of finding a blue lobster at 1-in-a-million. The odds are even higher for the other colors. McAleney is keeping his rainbow of crustaceans in a holding tank.


PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A former panhandler is apologizing to a Pennsylvania animal shelter. Meadow Fallon says she opened a letter and found 35 bucks inside. An unsigned letter says the panhandler had been collecting money in the name of the Animal Rescue League of Western Pennsylvania. Fallon tells the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review she was shocked. The letter-writer said he was broke and needed to eat. He goes on to say he's now trying to improve his life. The shelter has posted a message on its Facebook page saying "all is forgiven."

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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