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August 11, 2017

Weird News

Atlanta Braves player trips jogging over chalk line, hurts knee

ATLANTA (AP) Rookie shortstop Johan Camargo suffered a bone bruise in his right knee while jogging on to the field before Tuesday night's game against the Philadelphia Phillies.

Camargo was taking the field when his right knee appeared to lock as he reached down to grab a handful of dirt or touch the chalk on the first-base line. He fell to the ground on the infield grass.

The diagnosis was made following an MRI. The Braves initially said the injury was a hyperextended knee.

Camargo, on crutches after the game, attributed the injury to "bad luck."

"I do the same thing every time," Camargo said through a translator.

Camargo was unable to put weight on his right leg when leaving the field. He needed assistance from assistant trainer Jim Lovell and third base coach Ron Washington.

Braves manager Brian Snitker said he's never seen a player get hurt running on to the field.

Gurney holding deceased person falls from van into traffic

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) Police say a gurney holding a dead body fell from the back of a coroner's van into Olympia traffic

'The Olympian' reported the van was heading back to the county coroner's office Monday after responding to a home death.

Olympia Police Department Lt Paul Lower said two gurneys fell out of the van at the intersection of Martin Way East and Phoenix Street Southeast.

The gurney holding the deceased person was found in the intersection, while the second gurney rolled down the street and was found in a parking lot.

Lower said officers rerouted traffic while the coroner's office was notified and returned to load the gurneys back into the van.

Thurston County Coroner Gary Warnock said an investigation has started to determine the cause of the incident.

He said there was no trauma to the body and the family was notified.

Cops hunt roadside egg poacher

HEREFORD TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) Authorities are trying to crack the case of an egg thief who's been stealing from a roadside stand in rural Pennsylvania.

Stand-owner Denise Timer said Wednesday that she set up a security camera after about 100 eggs and small amounts of cash were stolen from her Hereford Township property over the last month and a half.

Police have linked the thefts to a man who was caught on camera rummaging through the egg cooler the same day that a dozen eggs and $6 in change were taken.

Timer says she now only puts out a dozen eggs at a time, but they were also recently stolen.

The suspect is believed to drive a white van and has a tattoo of what looks like a bull's head on his right forearm.