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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Greetings fellow Bizarros:

A towering iceberg stationed off Newfoundland's east coast is drawing hundreds of people to the small town sitting in its shadow.

Ferryland Mayor Adrian Kavanagh said it looks grounded and could stick around for a while.

"It's a huge iceberg and it's in so close that people can get a good photograph of it," he said during a phone interview.

The massive iceberg has become a tourist attraction in Ferryland, where cars were backed up bumper to bumper as curious onlookers tried to get a glimpse of it.

Kavanagh said the number of visitors took him by surprise, adding that the "onslaught" showed that people are interested "in that kind of stuff."

Pictures have been making the rounds on social media, including one of a helicopter apparently parked on one end, looking insect-sized by comparison to the huge iceberg.

Kavanagh said he's hearing that the wind could pick up and that could mean more icebergs brushing by his town.

"You can see off in the distance on a clear day you can see five or six big bergs," he said.

Experts are attributing it to uncommonly strong counter-clockwise winds that are drawing the icebergs south, and perhaps also global warming, which is accelerating the Greenland ice sheet's shedding of ice.

Bizarrely,
Lewis

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2 Women Invite the Pizza Boy Into Their Apartment

No, it's not the opening of a porno, but it does start out like one. Two women hatched a plan to rob a pizza delivery person because they wanted money to buy drugs, according to police in New Hampshire. Claremont police said that they have arrested 31-year-old Debra Pitt and 34-year-old Jennifer Tozzi, after being accused of inviting Daniel Tarajkowski into their apartment, where they stabbed him several times. According to the police investigation, the woman called Domino's Pizza and made an order. The women were not interested in the food, but in the money that the delivery person was carrying. When Tarajkowski arrived at the women's apartment, Pitts invited him inside. Tarajkowski entered the apartment, where the women pulled out knives and asked for his wallet. When Tarajkowski refused to hand over his wallet, Pitts stabbed him several times. Tozzi then grabbed his wallet that contained $300. A neighbor who heard the commotion intervened and called the police. Pitts has been charged with armed robbery while Tozzi has been charged with conspiracy.

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*- Be Careful Who You Pay to Have Sex With You -*

Who would have thought you can't trust a sex worker you found online! A prostitute who provided dominatrix services to men, is in trouble after recording a married client and sending the videos to his wife, according to police in Connecticut. The Connecticut State Police said that they have arrested 35-year-old Fatin Ann Ward after recording the 69-year-old man without his consent and threatening to send the videos to his children. According to the police investigation, Ward is a convicted sex offender and a registered sex offender after being convicted of a sex crime with a minor. The victim responded to an ad on a website where Ward called herself "Mistresses Teenie." She promised dominatrix services, and the victim agreed to meet her at her home. Once at her home, the victim paid her $150 and had sex with the 5 feet 6 inches tall, 216-pound woman. Ward recorded him and then threatened to tell his wife about his love for black women unless he paid her more than $5,000. The victim paid her some of the money, but she still sent the videos to his wife. When Ward threatened to send the videos to the victim's children, he called the police. Ward has been charged with second-degree larceny, voyeurism with malice and disseminating voyeuristic materials.




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Going through my files, Lewis, I found the article re the Chinese restaurant charging for clean air from 2015. Seriously. I've heard Chinese are good businessmen, but sheesh. Charging for a breath o' fresh air's a bit much! -LilyWilly


Lewis; While stories of firemen rescuing a kitty-cat from a tree are indeed heartwarming the fact is that the cat that climbs the tree will eventually climb down. No kitty ever died of starvation or exposure to bad weather in a tree. -R.S.
[I think the bizarre part was supposed to be about the owner who couldn't figure out how to get out of a tree.]


Lewis, I counted several typos in your opening story this week. Please take just a moment to proofread your work before posting, or have someone else do it. So unprofessional. -Cindy Hartmann
[Like my dear, old dad used to say, 'The day I can't do my job drunk is the day I turn in my badge and gun.']

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