Top 10 Offbeat Stories of the Day – July 10th, 2012

OP Delivers…, face-down in the street in north Tulsa…, Castration…, Detroit – Woman…, NYPD arrests…, 3 millionth mile…,  Army’s pixelated…, Thieves steal…, atmosphere…,  Strike of lightning…1. OP Delivers: The Oatmeal Posts Picture of $211,223.04 in Cash

2. A woman is in jail after police found her 11-month-old baby inside a car seat, face-down in the street in north Tulsa.

A woman is in jail after police found her 11-month-old baby inside a car seat, face-down in the street in north Tulsa. Myia Natrice Cole, 30, was arrested by Tulsa police and is being held on a felony child endangerment complaint. Police were dispatched to the 300 block of West 48th Street North on Saturday about 9:30 p.m., after an infant had been reported missing.

3. Castration only way out of prison for child abuser.

Sentencing the man to 11 years in prison on Monday, Judge Michael Reinecke said counselling would never be enough to make the 28-year-old man suitable to live freely again. Only hormone treatment to remove his sex drive would make him eligible for release.

4. Detroit – Woman hugs off-duty Detroit police officer and dies after his gun goes off

Yolanda McNair wants to know why she is planning a funeral for her daughter Adaisha Miller rather than a birthday celebration today. “The story keeps changing,” McNair said. “There’s no logical reason.”

 5. NYPD arrests, detains couple for 23 hours for dancing while waiting on the subway

Here’s yet another story from the “police have gone insane” department with past stories including the NYPD labeling people “professional agitators” for filming them, policedefending handcuffing a six-year-old girl, a man being arrested for pointing his finger at police, a police officer getting targeted for discipline for stopping a beating, anNYPD officer getting put in a psych ward by his superiors for reporting corruption and more.

6. NY man nears 3 millionth mile in beloved ’66 Volvo

It just keeps going, and going, and going. No, it’s not a battery. It’s Irvin Gordon’s 1966 Volvo P1800S. Gordon’s small, red two-door has well more than 2 million miles on the odometer, the equivalent of nearly 1,176 times across the globe.

7. Army’s pixelated camo doesn’t work, getting dumped 

Over the next year, America’s largest fighting force is swapping its camouflage pattern. The move is a quiet admission that the last uniform — a pixelated design that debuted in 2004 at a cost of $5 billion — was a colossal mistake. Soldiers have roundly criticized the gray-green uniform for standing out almost everywhere it’s been worn. Industry insiders have called the financial mess surrounding the pattern a “fiasco.”

 8. Thieves steal $230,000 of human hair

Three thieves battered through a wall, crawled close to the floor to dodge motion detectors and stole six duffel bags filled with human hair extensions from a Chicago beauty-supply store. The Chicago Tribune reported yesterday that the hair extensions were worth $230,000. Store owner Don Shin says the criminals took his best merchandise. He thinks the culprits will try to sell the extensions on the street or to salons. The thieves broke through a wall from an attached empty storefront at about 2 a.m. yesterday.

9. Stone Roses gig “atmosphere” for sale on eBay

Bottled in what appears to be a urine sample container, bids have now reached more than £500. The atmosphere was collected “at around 10pm on the opening night”, according to the seller. “Here is your chance to own your very own piece of Mancunian history… approx 10cc of awesome atmosphere.” The seller added that the atmosphere was bottled at Heat on Park on 29 June between the songs This Is The One and She Bangs The Drums.

10. Strike of lightning delays baseball game

Connor Boss, who will be wearing the Miss Delray Beach sash Saturday night in the Miss Florida USA pageant at Broward College, isn’t much on talking about herself. The 18-year-old Royal Palm Beach resident will admit to being “really excited” about the pageant, her fifth since she began competing by winning the Harvest Queen crown in Belle Glade as a 16-year-old. She’ll brag on her older sister attending Florida State, her mom being a teacher at Everglades Elementary, her dad’s work with the Broward Sheriff’s Office fire-rescue department.