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WEIRD NEWS: Pet Alligator, Another Apartment Fire in Seven Oaks

Patch brings you the weirdest headlines from the week in Maryland.

 3-Foot Alligator Seized in Jessup Drug Bust
Anne Arundel County police have seized a three-foot long American alligator from a Jessup home following a drug bust that resulted in various criminal charges for a Jessup man.

‘Suspicious’ Severna Park Man Visits Sikh Shooting Site
A Severna Park man was detained at Oak Creek Sikh Temple, the site of an August mass shooting in Wisconsin, for suspicious behavior last week. He told police he's been driving around the country to areas where tragedies occurred.

Fire Hits Seven Oaks Apartments Again
A fire has torn through an apartment building in Odenton, not far from where a blaze struck about a month ago. 

Cashier Foils Attempted Toy Store Robbery
A man armed with a handgun attempted to rob the Fun For All toy store at 32 West St. on Monday, according to Annapolis Police.

Police Seek Suspect in 'Bill the Goat' Replica Theft
Annapolis Police are searching for a man in connection with the theft of a stuffed replica of the Naval Academy mascot that was stolen from a Jeep during a football game against Indiana on Oct. 20.

Chat Line Date Gone Wrong
Meet girls on chat line. Go to McDonalds. Get hit in the head with a statue. Get robbed.


A man delivering food to an Owings Mills apartment complex was robbed at knifepoint on Nov. 2.

Bank Robber In Neon Safety Vest Eludes Police
The gun-wielding man in neon safety vest who robbed the Fallston BB&T Bank in Fallston Monday remained at large as of Thursday afternoon, police said.


Potomac drivers experiencing the long traffic lines on River Road Thursday morning may be mollified, or further annoyed, to learn it’s because British actress Judi Dench is in town filming a BBC production.


Police say Andre Kovacs was angry that he hadn't received a call about a dirtbike.

Bloodspatter or Pterodactyl?
Overheard in a voting line: a paleontologist and a forensic scientist debate whether their district’s outline in new congressional district boundaries more closely resembles a pterodactyl or a bloodspatter.

Editor's note: This feature appears on various Patch sites across Maryland.

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