Around The Weird: Bizarre News Briefs

Around The Weird: Bizarre News Briefs

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (Wireless Flash) – Fumes from a leaking vodka bottle sent six mailroom workers to the hospital and caused the evacuation of all workers at an engineering firm in southern California. The Los Angeles Times reports a haz-mat team was brought in to deal with the rogue vodka spill.

SINGAPORE – A Singapore man has been sentenced to a year in jail for stealing more than 33 pairs of shoes from his neighbors. The thief was caught when the box in which he stowed the shoes split open and a neighbor recognized his own boots, reports Singapore’s Straits Times.

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – This summer may be a hot one but according to something called the Heineken Summer Index, the cost of keeping cool has dropped 58 percent since last summer – mostly because more folks are vacationing near home.

TOKYO – Tokyo police have arrested a 26-year-old “baby-faced man” who committed more than 30 rapes with a bizarre M.O. – dressing as an innocent little boy.

AUCKLAND, N.Z. – The New Zealand-based pizza chain Pizza Haven has been forced to drop an ad campaign featuring the company mascot running into a closed glass door. Officials fear the ad will encourage a “disregard for safety.”