Around the Weird: Bizarre News Briefs

Around the Weird: Bizarre News Briefs

TAMPA, Fla. (Wireless Flash) – A Tampa, Florida, police officer has been caught clowning around on the job – but that’s OK, because it helped him arrest some hookers. Officer Tim Pasley posed as Coco the Clown, donning a purple wig and a light-up nose, for a prostitution sting operation that netted four streetwalkers, reports the St. Petersburg Times.

CHICAGO – Chicago politicians want to crack down on drunk baseball fans who take illicit tinkles outside the Cubs’ Wrigley field. A proposed new ordinance will fine folks $500 for public peeing in the area, reports the Chicago Sun-Times.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Tourist flow to Malaysia has tapered off since Sept. 11, but it’s not necessarily because of terrorists. Instead, officials think it’s happening because the country recently banned bikinis in its Islamic states.

SYDNEY, Australia – U.S. sailors have battened down the hatches at an Australian brothel called Langtrees. According to, three warships full of sailors tuckered out the Langtree ladies so severely that the house shut its doors for only the third time in eight years.

TAKETA, Japan – A vocational instructor in Taketa, Japan, spat in the eye of a mentally disabled man after he spat on her. The instructor was given a verbal warning.