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Wednesday, 23 March 2016 15:08

Weird National Briefs (03-23-2016)

Bunny brawl

JERSEY CITY, N.J. - Video posted on social media shows a man dressed as the Easter bunny exchanging punches with shoppers at a New Jersey mall.

The video was posted on Twitter around 5:40 p.m. Sunday and shows a chaotic scene in a section that was set up to take photos with the Easter bunny at the Newport Mall in Jersey City.

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Wednesday, 09 March 2016 09:09

Weird National Briefs (03-09-2016)

Something's fishy

HELSINKI - Norwegian police have bigger fish to fry so they've allowed a fellow officer to take home a goldfish that had been waiting for its rightful owner in a jam jar at the local police station.

Bodo Police spokesman Tommy Bech says investigators 'were very close to solving' the case of the lost goldfish, found abandoned Saturday in a shopping bag at a soccer stadium in the northwestern town.

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Wednesday, 24 February 2016 07:09

Weird National Briefs (02-24-2016)

Barely moving

BATON ROUGE, La. - Authorities have arrested a naked man who they say drove into a chemical plant site and led deputies on a slow-moving chase.

News outlets report that deputies arrested 38-year-old Charles Cooper on Sunday on counts including obscenity and flight from an officer.

According to an East Baton Rouge Parish report, Cooper pulled into the grounds of the Formosa Plastics chemical plant in Baton Rouge wearing only socks and a T-shirt. Deputies say he screamed for someone to help him, claiming there was someone else inside the vehicle. The report says no one else could be seen in or around his SUV.

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Tuesday, 26 January 2016 21:07

Weird National Briefs (01-27-2016)

Not so wily

VALPARAISO, Ind. - A coyote has returned to the wild after getting stuck in a vestibule at a Kohl's department store in Valparaiso.

Authorities were called to the store at about 7:30 p.m. Saturday when the coyote entered the first set of doors and employees locked a second set of doors, trapping the animal in the vestibule area.

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