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Weird News: Embryo Custody Fight, Coffee-Wielding Bandits and Tide for Drugs

Patch brings you the weirdest headlines from the week.

Police: Criminals Trade Laundry Detergent for Drugs

Criminals in Prince George's County are stealing Tide laundry detergent from stores and trading it for marijuana and crack, according to Sgt. Aubrey Thompson, head of the Prince George's County Police crime unit that investigates retail crimes.

Quick Mart Robbed By Coffee-Wielding Bandits

Two men robbed a Cockeysville convenience store armed with a scalding hot cup of coffee last week, according to a police incident summary.

Maryland Woman Wins Custody of Frozen Embryos

A Maryland woman has gained custody of nine frozen embryos she created with her ex-husband, according to an attorney working on the case.

Ellicott City Burglary Suspect Arrested in Columbia Dumpster

Police said a man suspected in a string of Ellicott City cat burglaries was arrested this week hiding in a dumpster on Tamar Drive in Columbia as he attempted to flee the scene of a burglary.

A pizza delivery driver was robbed after he went to check on a man who pretended to be struck by his vehicle on Wednesday.

Woman Charged With Arson in Woodlawn Fire

A 25-year-old woman was charged with arson in connection with a fire at her Woodlawn home on Saturday.

Two Charged in Armed Carjacking After They Can't Operate Car

Police say the suspects were foiled by an inability to drive 'stick.'

Baltimore Man Charged with Diamond Point Stabbing

A Baltimore city man was arrested and charged with assault in connection with a stabbing Dec. 30 at the Chuck E. Cheese restaurant in Diamond Point.

Drivers along U.S. Route 1 in North Laurel were given quite a start Friday morning when they encountered a riderless racehorse heading south along the highway.

Editor’s Note: This feature appears on Patch.com sites across Maryland.

Kiley Saeed January 13, 2013 at 03:06 PM
Boy those cops in PG county are real geniuses. Crack dealers do not take detergent as a form of payment. In Baltimore City, there are mom&pop shops, mostly Asian owned that will tell you what they need. You steal it, they pay you for it. I'm sure the same goes all over the country.
steven bradley January 13, 2013 at 05:58 PM
Kiley what for of payment does your crack dealer take?
Mindy Anderson January 13, 2013 at 06:39 PM
Lol Steven!!!!
kevin culler January 13, 2013 at 11:05 PM
If your gonna crack a joke at least spell correctly steve lol
djp952 January 14, 2013 at 06:19 AM
Would you rather buy your crack from a standard run-of-the-mill Montgomery County-caliber dealer that uses the Wal-Mart store brand detergent, or a PG County dealer that smells like a gentle summer breeze and happens to glow in ultraviolet light? Hey -- there's a thought -- the PG County police can add a blacklight flood to all their patrol cars to ferret out these seedy elements :)
Ben Sibiski January 14, 2013 at 11:46 AM
It's the Enzymes! They're free basing Enzymes!!!

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