Around The Weird: Bizarre News Briefs

Around The Weird: Bizarre News Briefs

NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (Wireless Flash) – Looks like one anti-drug crusader’s message is “just say yes.” A New Bedford, Massachusetts, man hired to campaign against drugs in schools has been busted with 44 pounds of marijuana, reports the Boston Globe. Although the man was found loading the ganja into his car, he’s pleading not guilty to charges of possession and intent to sell.

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – A 7-year-old boy who wanted to call a toll-free number to Scooby-Doo ended up with a torrid sex line instead. The tot’s mom dialed the number after finding it in the back of a second-hand Scooby Doo book published by Scholastic. Afterwards, she discovered the book had been recalled in December because of the error.

BANGKOK – A Thailand mental health expert is warning depressed or sensitive people not to become contestants on The Weakest Link because “they will be ridiculed.” Big surprise.

LAFAYETTE, Calif. – A man near San Francisco is facing a $1000 fine and possible prison time for voter fraud because for over two years he had a toy poodle registered as a Republican. In the man’s defense, he claims that his toy dog “Barnabas” went to the ballot box with him – although the pooch never voted.

SOUTHERN SUNDERBYN, Sweden – A convicted three-time murderer from Finland who recently escaped from prison and headed towards Sweden found himself back in prison within hours. His escape route took him into the center of a police training exercise where over 70 police, a swat team and a hound-patrol captured him.