Weird Iowa: Godzilla Attacks, 'Ma Barker,' Too Many Drunks, and the State Goes to the Dogs
Weird crime, weird kids, weird dogs, weird Iowa.
Let's start right out of the blocks with a couple of weird videos.
The first is from Marion Patch, where the man who goes by the name "TheSlamPoet1985" decided to hold a funeral, of sorts, mourning the loss of the now closed — and his always beloved — Hardee's. Click here for the video.
Next on the list, a movie by Cedar Falls High School student Austin Hansen. We've discovered his videos and love them for lots of reasons. Mostly we love this one — Godzilla Eats Cedar Falls! — for its weirdness. Click here for the video.
Getting away from video, here's something from Ames Patch that falls into the category of weird but not unexpected: How many people got cited for alcohol at VEISHEA? Click here to find out. Jeesh.
From Urbandale and the Drake Relays: One lovably weird-looking dog. That's all we have to say about it. You can see the pooch here.
In the weird crime department, we go to -- where else? -- Iowa City. Police say a mother-daughter crime team worked together to steal merchandise from the local Hy-Vee Drugstore for more than a year. How'd they do it? You could say it was a pushover. See what they're accused of by clicking here.
(If you need your faith in Iowa City restored, you can click here for some wonderfully weird wrestling wonders who stopped by our booth at the Olympic trials -- including one kid dressed as, well, we're not sure. Click here to see him and the others.)
More weird crime from West Des Moines: A couple who thought they were playing it safe with their valuables, found out just how easy it is to get "unsafe" real quick. Read how that's an excruciatingly bad pun by clicking here.
Finally, from Waukee we learn a couple of lessons: First, fighting with a buddy is usually a bad idea; and, next, getting tangled up with a cop is always, always a bad, bad idea. If that's not obvious, click here to see why.