BRYAN, Texas — Police in Central Texas say an intoxicated 22-year-old man has been arrested after knocking on the doors of strangers and demanding he be let in to sleep.
Zakry Ernest Zapata remained in the Brazos County jail Monday on charges that include public intoxication and making a terroristic threat causing fear of serious bodily injury.
HOUSTON — An 18-year-old has been arrested after being accused of starting a fire in his mother’s Houston-area apartment because she would not give him money to buy marijuana.
The Houston Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1cGu11G ) that John Carter is facing arson charges for setting his mother’s clothes on fire on Saturday.
TAMPA, Fla. — Authorities say a Florida woman who was 9 months pregnant and her family became ill after eating meat tainted with LSD.
Tampa police say doctors induced labor and the woman had a healthy baby boy. The entire family was eventually released from the hospital in good condition.
An Australian man wearing only a thong is accused of walking into a second-hand store and walking away with a Batman costume, according to video from Newsy.
Surveillance video shows the man in the shop’s back yard parading himself in the costume for 40 minutes, at one point holding a Batman doll, Newsy says.
An Oklahoma man who was trying retrieve a $20 bill ended up stuck in a storm drain for two days, according to video from Newsy.
The unidentified man found himself 12 to 15 feet underground and told police he became lost in the drain system. He was rescued after high-school students heard his cries fro help and called 911.
A man in New Zealand legally changed his birth name to a 99-character name after losing a drunken bet with his poker buddies, according to video from Huffington Post.
The 22-year-old had wagered the right to come up a new name for him and lost, giving his buddies the go-ahead to leave him with this name: Full Metal Havok More Sexy N Intelligent Than Spock And All The Superheroes Combined With Frostnova.
MACOMB TOWNSHIP, Mich. — Authorities have arrested a 31-year-old suburban Detroit woman they say bit off part of her boyfriend’s ear.
Danielle Nebelung was arraigned Monday on an aggravated assault charge in Shelby Township District Court. A judge jailed her on $10,000 bond and scheduled a probable cause hearing March 17.
PORTLAND, Oregon — Portland police had to be called in to subdue a 22-pound house cat that trapped its owners inside their bedroom after attacking their baby.
The baby was not injured in the Sunday incident.
ROCHESTER — Two College at Brockport students have been charged with torturing and injuring an animal after a photo was posted online of a dog being held upside down above a beer keg, appearing to drink from the tap.
Shane Oliver of Bergen, N.Y., and Robert Yates of West Seneca, N.Y., both 20, will be back in Sweden Town Court at noon on April 2.
DAVIDSON, N.C., March 10 (UPI) — A North Carolina math professor said he and his students have been working on algorithms for March Madness basketball tournament brackets.
YEPPOON, Australia, March 10 (UPI) — After being bitten by an eastern brown snake while he was gardening in Yeppoon, Rodney Somerville treated himself by grabbing a beer.
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla., March 10 (UPI) — A Christian biker in Florida is campaigning for restaurants to allow him and fellow bikers to wear their “colors” inside the businesses.
PALM DESERT, Calif., March 10 (UPI) — A swarm of killer bees, 75,000 strong, blanketed a 71-year-old woman sitting in her car, stinging her more than 1,000 times.
CHERRY HILL, N.J., March 10 (UPI) — Police in New Jersey said they are searching for a woman accused of nearly biting another motorist’s finger off during a fight regarding a parking space.
BEIJING, March 10 (UPI) — Photos published on Weibo, a Chinese website similar to Twitter, depict a man being bitten on the lips by a turtle he was apparently setting free.