Weird News


April 30, 2016

A runaway black bear led police officers on an hour-long chase through Los Angeles earlier this week.

The grizzly creature appeared to be having so much fun as he ran away from the law enforcement officers, clambered up trees and dashed through fences after being spotted near the Los Angeles Mission College campus in Sylmar. Teachers and students on the campus were urged to remain indoors while the mission was carried out. The Department of Fish and Wildlife confirmed the bear, which was thought to be aged two or three and weighed 125lbs, was tranquilised and medically checked before being returned to Angeles National Forest unharmed.

A midwife travelled to work via an inflatable swan to deliver a baby.

When Cathy Rude heard there was a massive flood in London she decided to use the massive plastic bird to get herself to hospital as quickly as possible to deliver a newborn. In a post on her Facebook page, she explained: "Midwives will do anything to get to a birth! Riding a swan to get off my flooded street and make it to the birth centre!"

A woman wandered into a police station in France and asked cops to test whether her cocaine was pure.

"The 45-year-old was unsurprisingly arrested after she waltz into the forces' centre in Toulouse and asked officers to check if her three bags of the illegal substance was "good quality so that people do not die of an overdose", according to the international media outlet, Sputniknews. The unnamed woman is scheduled to appear in court in January next year but it's not yet known if she'll be charged with possession or with the intent to supply.

A 12-year-old girl accidentally ran the half marathon.

LeeAdianez Rodriguez initially signed up to complete the family friendly 5k run in New York over the weekend but found herself caught up in the more extravagant event when she rushed to the start line after thinking she was running late. But the youngster had actually left 15 minutes early, meaning she took off with a group of people competing in the 13-mile long Rochester Regional Health Flower City Challenge. LeeAdianez, who was among the youngest to take part in the event, finished in 1,885th place in two hours and 43 minutes.