Weird News: Snow Plow Accidents, a Globetrotting Street Dog and a Christmas Eve Robbery

Patch rounds up the weird news headlines from around Maryland.

A while ago Patch wrote about a Germantown couple who fell in love with a street dog in Egypt and arranged for the animal to be flown to Dulles only to have the reunion cut short in the parking lot when the dog, Ralph, ran away. Patch is happy to report that Ralphie was found in Virginia on Christmas Day and is back with his new family in Germantown, MD. The full story is at Germantown Patch.

A suspect wearing a medical mask and rubber gloves robbed the PNC Bank located in the Giant grocery store on Crain Highway in Bowie. The masked suspect opened his coat to reveal what appeared to be a gun to the bank teller, and demanded money, according to police. He fled on foot. 

An accident caused downed wires in the Bel Air area Wednesday afternoon.

Overturned Plow Closes Off Ramp on Route 29

No injuries were reported at the scene of the incident, at the Route 100 exit.

Two Teens Charged In Laundromat Robbery

Two teens were arrested after police said they stole a cell phone from a man who was waiting for his laundry to dry at a Reisterstown laundromat.

Woman Hospitalized After Suffering Horse Kick to Face

A 21-year-old woman suffered serious facial injuries Thursday morning when a horse kicked her in the face in Harwood

Police say a man robbed a customer and a clerk at an Ellicott City convenience store on Christmas Eve.

(Update) Police: Man Killed in Police-Involved Shooting Christmas Night

A Taneytown man was shot and killed by a Taneytown police officer Tuesday night.

Thief Steals Tire From Car in Downtown Annapolis 

A man went out to dinner and returned to find his $280 tire and rim replaced by a concrete block.

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


Al Day December 30, 2012 at 05:44 PM
MERRY CHRISTMAS to one and all. The stories above are in the holiday spirit. NOT!! Happier new year to victims. Not so much for the dead one.
MissDixie Monroe December 30, 2012 at 08:01 PM
when will this wind wind down? if i put out my christmas recycle bags, they will be blown to kansas!


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