Umbrella sparks hospital lockdown

And other stories from the stranger side of life

This unusual umbrella sparked a hospital lockdown in Washington
(Image credit: Twitter/Kirkwood Police Department)

A healthcare facility in Washington was forced into a lockdown procedure, after security footage appeared to show a man carrying a weapon into the building. Police found the suspect and discovered he was carrying a black umbrella with a handle shaped like the hilt of a sword.

Man arrested over sex act with inflatable raft

An Ohio man has been arrested after he was seen engaging in a sexual act with a pink inflatable pool raft in an alley. Police say the man fled the scene with the raft when its owner confronted him during the sexual act. The man reportedly has a lengthy history of public indecency.

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Maine asks Canada to return historic building

A Maine historical society is calling on Canada to return an historic building, which blew across the border during heavy storms in early January. However, Canadian authorities say that, under local law, the building has been claimed by salvagers, who have already begun the process of dismantling the structure.

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