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WEIRD NEWS: Swapping Tide for Drugs, Embryo Custody Fight

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

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.

'Plunge' Fundraisers Let Goat Inside School to Raise Money
South River High students had a goat at the Edgewater school Thursday to raise money for the annual Polar Bear Plunge.

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 police.

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 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.

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

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