March 5th, 2021



News of the Weird

By News of the Weird

Published Dec. 9, 2019


A passenger on New York's MTA train system noticed a couple of suspicious packages at the Metro-North New Rochelle station on the afternoon of Oct. 28 and did what any conscientious rider would do: alerted authorities, using the new Help Point intercom system in the station. It turned out the boxes contained more of the MTA's Help Point devices -- they just hadn't been installed yet. The alert only briefly shut down the station, WNBC reported, as police quickly removed the boxes. [WNBC, 10/29/2019]

In Crystal City, Missouri, police are on the lookout for a man who broke into a vending machine at the Twin City Coin Laundry on Oct. 22, pocketing about $600 in change. KSDK reported that he ought to be easy to find: He committed his crime in full view of security cameras, and he was wearing a T-shirt with the motto, "It's not a crime unless you get caught." [KSDK, 10/30/2019]