Weird Maryland: Kmart Crowbar Threat, Crime Ring Targets Moms on Go, Au NATurel

Patch brings you Weird News headlines across Maryland.

The incident that led Kmart to evacuate and tactical teams to deploy to Dundalk Wednesday afternoon began with a threat and a crowbar, according to police.

Police: Officer Installed Bathroom Camera at School 'On His Own Volition'

Police say an officer installed a camera in a men's bathroom at Glen Burnie High School without the knowledge of the school or police department.

Police: Crime Ring Targets Women Running Errands

Police say a network of thieves has been breaking into cars near daycare centers, gyms, schools and parks up and down the East Coast, including in Howard County. 

Are These Homeowners the Biggest Nats Fans Ever?

In Bethesda it's all about prime real estate -- in this case three precious square feet of it -- dedicated to the Washington Nationals.

Police: Oakland Mills Students Had BB Guns in Attack on Cab Driver

Facebook, call records and evidence left at the scene led police to arrest the students, according to charging documents.

Police: Guest on First-Floor Couch Shot by Gun Discharged Upstairs

Officers describe a bizarre incident in which a Hanover man was fatally shot in Westminster.

Laurel Police say the driver of a vehicle pulled over last week for a suspended registration fled from officers while throwing bags of cocaine and marijuana out the window.

Edgemere's Giant Pez Dispenser Gives Nod to St. Pat

The giant Mr. Potato Head Pez dispenser display on North Point Road changes body parts yet once again, this time paying homage to St. Patrick's Day.

Tattoo Session Interrupted by Stabbing

A man who was getting a tattoo at a friend's house was stabbed after an argument occurred during the inking session. 

Former NBA All-Star Is Now Eastern Middle Crossing Guard

A six-time NBA All-Star player reportedly makes less than $15,000, sports blog Deadspin reported.

Bail Bondsman Cause Brief Lockdown of Gaithersburg Area High School

GAITHERSBURG—Quince Orchard High School was locked down briefly Friday afternoon for the report of two men with a weapon outside the school. Read more on Gaithersburg Patch.

Report: 'Sovereign National' Claims Ownership of $6 Million Bethesda Mansion

A Prince George's County man who described himself as a 'Moorish American sovereign' attempted to use historic maps and documents to lay claim to a $6 million Bethesda mansion, The Washington Post reported.

UPDATE: Person In Custody After Bus Stabbing At Shady Grove Metro Station

Police: A 24-year-old man was "yelling and acting erratically" and accused a man of talking about him before "punching [the victim] in the face."

Man ‘Shot’ Buying Marijuana Arrested on Gun Charges

A man who alleges he was shot during a drug deal last week was arrested and charged with gun possession. Police believe he shot himself in the prior incident. 

Editor’s Note: This feature is published across several Patch.com sites in Maryland.

Grace B. March 24, 2013 at 06:38 PM
"Weird Maryland" is right! What a freak show!


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