Weird News: Owls Attack, a Flash Mob Goes Wrong, Zombies Invade

Patch brings you the top Maryland Weird News headlines of the week.


Water Jug Packed With $750 in Cash Leads to Man's Arrest

A man lugging a five-gallon water jug full of coins and bills dropped the jug as police approached but failed to elude officers and is now charged with housebreaking, according to Prince George's County Police.

Daytime Door Kick-In Burglaries Prompt Police Warning

A string of kick-in burglaries around Howard County have led police to ask residents to be vigilant.

Zombies Invade White Flint

The haunted house which opens Sept. 28 will include a morgue, and 70 zombies in mock offices and laboratories. 

WATCH: UMD Attempts 'Gangnam Style' Flash Mob

Dancing—and a little disarray—filled University of Maryland's McKeldin Mall on Wednesday.

Owls Reportedly Attack Runners in Silver Spring

It sounds like a scene out of an Alfred Hitchcock movie. Some suburban joggers have recently reported seeing and being attacked by owls, WTOP reports.

What would you do if you heard the screen door slam at 3 a.m.?

Flash Fire Overtakes Seven Mile Lane Home

Attempts at home improvement took a devastating turn in Pikesville when residents were laying flooring with flammable glue. A flame ignited the fumes, causing a flash fire and about $75,000 damage.

Report: Montgomery Umbrella Burglar Sentenced to 75 Years

Paul Jerome Holt, 34, was responsible for at least nine burglaries, and took over $80,000 worth of equipment, WUSA 9 reported. 

Man Pleads Guilty in Attack on Mother with Hammer

A man pleaded guilty in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court on Thursday of attempting to kill his mother with a hammer in their Annapolis home.

Police Say Wife Drove Truck into Husband

Police charged a 39-year-old Shady Side woman with attempted second-degree murder in connection with the incident.


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