Weird News #4544

Man Assaults Cop With M&Ms

A college student whose friend was being questioned in a hit and run was charged with assaulting an officer with a curious choice of weapon.

Sean McGuire was arrested at the weekend at a convenience store after Drake University security guards noticed the colored chocolates falling on the ground around the officer. When the officer turned around, an M&M hit his shoulder, according to a police report.

McGuire claimed he threw the lollies because he was “sticking up for his friend,” who apparently was the man suspected in the accident, the report states.

McGuire was released from jail Sunday after posting an $1100 bond.

I laughed at the notion of assaulting fellow human beings with M&M’s with the visual going further into M&M Drive-By shootings or doing the postal killings on your school with a big bag of Peanut M&M’s. Just hilarious.

Man Assaults Cop With M&Ms

Authorities in Texas have filed corpse-abuse charges against two men who allegedly removed a skull from a grave and used it as a bong.

The Harris County District Attorney’s Office confirmed today that misdemeanor abuse of corpse charges have been filed in the case.

One of the men allegedly told police they dug up a grave in an abandoned cemetery in the woods, removed a head from a body and smoked marijuana using the skull as a bong.

Police found the cemetery and a grave that had been disturbed but are still investigating the rest of the story, officials said.

Here’s a great story from the AP wire and made me wonder about how lonely do you have to be to keep your grandma and her dog in your home months after they died.

The Skeletal Remains Of A 93-Year-Old Woman May Have Remained On A Couch In Her Living Room For Months While Other People Continued Living In The House, US Authorities Said.

Neighbors reported seeing cars come and go from the home as recently as this week before police, doing a welfare check at the request of a neighbour, found a body inside on Monday.

“What is a little bizarre is it appears that someone was living there with her for some time,” Dallas police Sergeant Gene Reyes told The Dallas Morning News.

The remains of a dog also were found in another room. Investigators suspect the human remains belong to the elderly woman who lived there, but DNA testing may be needed to confirm the identity.

Dallas police spokeswoman Janice Crowther said there were no obvious signs of trauma on the skeleton.

Months have passed since anyone apparently last saw the elderly woman. Electricity was still on at the home and the lawn and exterior were well-kept, but police described the interior as messy.

A neighbour concerned about the woman called police to the one-storey, white brick home where investigators found the covered remains on a couch.

And finally, from Sacramento, California. If you ever decide to keep your dead cat in your freezer, you might want to rethink that innovation. It’s already been done:

A California man has been arrested after police say they found about 300 dead cats stuffed into freezers in his house. Animal control officers also removed 30 live cats from 47-year-old Michael Louis Vondueren’s home over the weekend.

Mr Vondueren was arrested on suspicion of possessing an automatic weapon and obstructing police officers. Animal control officers also are considering issuing citations.

Sgt Jim Hose says Vondueren interfered with officers when they tried to enter his house. The sergeant says they found three freezers crammed with dead cats and the house littered with cat feces.

Police say Vondueren’s 81-year-old mother also was living at the house.

Alright, there’s just a few of the weird news. Check back for more – as always!