Browsing: Bizarre


Watching live televised car chases is a favorite activity of any right-thinking Angeleno, but what happens when one happens right in front of you?

This reporter was walking back to the world headquarters of L.A. Weekly in beautiful Culver City, after picking up a delicious Chipotle burrito for lunch, when all of a sudden a black Toyota Tundra began tearing up Sepulveda Boulevard. When the driver got to Sepulveda and Washington Place, he did doughnuts in the intersection — after doing doughnuts around terrified and frozen drivers up and down the stretch between Washington and Venice. This intrepid reporter manage to record a small part of the bizarre chase on his trusty iPhone:

scarlet.ranch.facebookBreakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: The owner of the Scarlet Ranch swinger’s club has a passion for other kinds of wildlife, which is why the club shared its property with the Squirrel Creek Wildlife Rescue. But state officials say wildlife rescue staffers self-reported 150 violations, prompting personnel to seize nearly 100 animals — and not all of them could be saved. Westword has the story.

art_basel_stabberSome onlookers thought she was behind a bizarre, eye-popping piece of performance art. Turned out she was attempting to murder someone.

Siyuan Zhao used an X-Acto knife to stab a woman in the middle of the Miami Beach Convention Center during the December 2015 edition of Art Basel Miami Beach. This month she entered a plea deal on murder charges and will be deported to her native China.

Miami-Dade Corrections reading from the Voice Media Empire: Foos purchased the Manor House in 1966 as a way to indulge in his voyeuristic impulses, he says — and he kept careful documentation of the sex acts he witnessed through ceiling vents, tracking every orgasm and sexual combination. He also says he saw a murder take place — although that’s proven difficult to confirm. Westword has the story.

Kushal Shaw/Flickr

Kushal Shaw/Flickr

The FBI this week is trying to figure out whether or not a crime occurred after it was reported that a large group of turban-wearing men fired weapons in a remote high desert community of Southern California.

“The FBI was asked to respond to reports of suspicious activity on federal land, and we are currently working with local authorities to determine whether a crime occurred,” Laura Eimiller, a spokeswoman for the bureau’s Los Angeles office, told us.

What witnesses reported sounds, frankly, quite scary.

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