February 26th, 2021


Wrong Place, Wrong Time

News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

By News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd

Published Sept. 5,2018

Wrong Place, Wrong Time
Early on June 26, a man who had been sleeping on the South Miami Avenue bridge over the Miami River got a rude awakening as the drawbridge started to raise to allow a boat to pass underneath. Witness Khadijah Andrews had seen the man as she was walking to an early yoga class, she told WSVN TV, and she looked for him when the bridge began rising. Fortunately, he woke up after sliding down a ways and was able to hold on until the bridge was lowered. Andrews said the unnamed man walked away with no apparent injuries: "You think you're about to watch a man lose his life. It's just terrifying. I never want to see that again." [WSVN, 6/26/2018]

In Devon, England, on June 30, a couple who had just exchanged vows at the Furrough Cross Church gathered their wedding party at Tessier Gardens next door to take pictures. But a sunbathing woman who was squarely in the frame of the wedding photos refused to move from her towel. So the party just posed around her. The groom's son approached the woman and asked her to move, but she "pretended to be asleep," he told Metro News. Later she did move but left her belongings in the same spot. "It was bloody rude and disrespectful," claimed Natalie Ming, a relative of the groom. [Metro News, 7/2/2018]