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Wake up with Lee McVey and Brian Danner! Weekdays from 6-10 on Z-Rock 96.5 FM and online at, and the Z-Rock App. Here are some of the Strange News they talked about recently on the show.

Thursday, November 3

New Podcast!  Another telemarketer called and played the Ca$h Quiz. This guy was a little nicer… and loved the trivia questions. (Warning: Contains a swear word that was bleeped on the radio)

Strange News:


A woman working at an emergency dispatch center in New Orleans, Louisiana answered a 911 call about an armed robbery at a McDonald’s.

The person making the call was her 16-year-old daughter. On Oct. 17, The restaurant was robbed at gunpoint and the staff was forced into a freezer.

The daughter dialed 911 and, of all the operators, her mom, Teri Clark, picked up. She was asking the caller for the location of the McDonald’s when she heard, “It’s me, Mama, help!”

Clark was able to keep her daughter calm until the New Orleans Police Department arrived on the scene.

She said, “While I was taking the call, tears were coming down my face.

I am still trying to do my job, and I did the job to the best of my ability.”


A Newark, Delaware woman on her way home from collecting a $100,000 lottery prize stopped to buy a scratch-off ticket and won an additional $300,000.

The 70-year-old woman visited lottery headquarters Oct. 20 to collect a $100,000 prize from a $100K Ultimate Cash scratch-off ticket she bought from Speedy Gas in Newark.

She stopped at a Tiger Mart in Dover on her way home from lottery headquarters and bought three Serious Money scratch-off tickets, one of which earned her a $300,000 top prize.

The woman said most of the money from both of her prizes will go into her retirement fund.


This past weekend in Moscow Mills, Missouri, there was a two-day event called “Venom Fest” – a gathering of 200-300 poisonous snakes and their owners.

Saturday went off without a hitch, but Sunday’s show was canceled after a deadly Egyptian cobra was unaccounted for.

During the event, snakes are not allowed out of their sealed containers for any reason. But before the doors opened for Day 2, a vendor found one of his containers had been moved and it was empty but still sealed.

Said Micky Meyer with Show-Me Reptiles: “It’s very difficult to believe that this was a mistake.

The snake didn’t put the lid back on and the snake didn’t move its container two feet.” A team of experienced keepers conducted a 6- to 7-hour search but found nothing.

Said Mr. Meyer, “There are no dust trails. There’s no evidence of a snake being loose in there because a lot of times when they get loose they poop, too.”


Wednesday, November 2

A Woman Bit a Guy After He Asked for His “Cuddling” Toy Back

A 34-year-old Florida woman named Chelsea White got arrested near Port St. Lucie on Saturday . . . for biting a guy after he asked for his SEX TOY back.  (Cops haven’t said what kind of toy it was.)

She wanted to keep it, and they were arguing.  So he grabbed her purse and said, “I have your bag.  Give me back MY property.”

She started kicking him while they fought over the bag, and latched on with her teeth.  He admits he punched her, but says it was only to make her stop biting him.

Cops determined Chelsea was the “primary aggressor” and arrested her for domestic battery.  She’s due in court November 16th.  (The Smoking Gun)  (Here’s her mugshot.)

Good News:

Man makes wrong turn, saves 4 siblings from fire

A guy named Brendon Birt was driving in Iowa in the middle of the night last month when he took a wrong turn . . . came across a house on FIRE . . . and ended up saving three kids, along with their 22-year-old brother.

They were sleeping and had no idea until he screamed and banged on windows to wake them up.  Their mom was out of town dealing with a family emergency, but got to meet him and give him a huge hug when she got back.



An Edgewater, Maryland woman was arrested Monday after police say she screamed obscenities and exposed herself to children trick-or-treating on Halloween night.

Officers found 45-year-old Wendee Kaczorek exposing herself and screaming while handing out candy, police said.

They arrested her in her driveway without incident. She faces charges of indecent exposure and disorderly conduct.


Police in Marion Oaks, Florida pulled over a car on Interstate 75 last week around 4 a.m. after noticing the vehicle’s hazard lights were on and that the car only had two tires.

The tires on the left side of the car were missing, and the car was driving on what remained of the rims, according to the police report.

The driver, Andres Orjuela-Montealegre, 29, told the deputy, “Somebody put a curse on me. That is paranormal activity.”

Also, he said that he had hit a curb too hard.

He said he was given a “do or die” choice in which he could either drive home without tires or set the car on fire and sleep on the median.

Then he told the deputy, “I’m going to … skin you alive.”

A bit of a struggle ensued and he was ultimately arrested for… well, you name it, he was arrested for it.

Photo: NY Post

Tuesday, November 1


A Brownsville, Texas woman was arrested last Tuesday after she threatened to shoot her boyfriend with a BB gun because she didn’t want to go to Walmart. Police responded to a call of a man and woman arguing outside the store. The woman had a gun and they both left in a gold van, a witness said. Police found the van and pulled it over. Edgar Salazar, 20, told the officer that he wanted to go to Walmart but his 17-year-old girlfriend Heaven Valenzuela refused. Mr. Salazar had gotten out of the van and started to walk to the store when Ms. Valenzuela walked up to him with the BB gun and told him she was going to shoot him because she didn’t want to go in. Salazar told police he took the gun away and they both returned to the vehicle. Valenzuela was arrested for threatening. Salazar was found to be in possession of marijuana and he was arrested, too.

Photo: KETK

Police Found Thieves . . . Thanks to a Trail of Candy Wrappers

Nine bandits have been accused of burglarizing multiple homes and vehicles between in early October . . . about a half-hour outside of Atlanta.

The thieves hiked through wooded areas to sneak into properties and cars . . . make getaways . . . and stash items that they stole until they could take them elsewhere.  But that was also their undoing.

One of the items they stole was a bag of miniature Milky Way bars, which one of the thieves was apparently snacking on while they were making their way through the woods.  They left a trail of wrappers, and the cops followed it to their house.

The police have arrested nine thieves . . . but the investigation is still ongoing so more arrests are possible.  The suspects were hit with various charges, including burglary and drug possession.

Photo/Story: Newman Times Herald

Burglars Were Caught After Robbing a Phone Store, When One of Them Forgot Their Personal Phone

An AT&T store in Oklahoma was ransacked early Sunday morning, and the burglars thought they were being smart by cutting the power to the store before breaking a window to get in.

But if the power had been on, there may have been enough light for the thieves to realize that one of them had left their PERSONAL cell phone in the store.

The cops showed up . . . noticed the USED phone . . . and took it into evidence.  After they left, the thief went back and told the employees that he recently left his phone there, but they told him they didn’t have it so he left.

Then the employees called the police . . . reported the car the guy was driving . . . and they tracked him down.  When the cops approached the vehicle, they asked for his name, and he said he was “Matt Damon.”  (???)

He wasn’t.  His name was Dillon Slack, and he and his father, David McCollough, were arrested for burglary and false impersonation.

Here’s the mugshot. The one on the left is “Matt Damon”

Photo/Story KTUL

Dad Goes on a Rant, Daughter Listens, Dad Does the Right Thing

A teenage girl missed her bus, so dad had to get out of bed at 6:00 A.M. and take her to school.  It gets worse.  While on the way she realizes she also forgot her backpack, and when she tells him, he goes on a “dad rant”.

It’s the usual “no way in hell am I turning the car back” stuff until the very end when it cuts to her entering the car AGAIN . . . with the backpack.

Monday, October 31

Strange News:


Last week, National Park Service officials became aware of a TikTok video of a woman who filmed herself hitting a golf ball into the canyon. She also flung her club off the cliffside. The incident occurred on Wednesday, October 26, at Mather Point, near the canyon’s main visitor center. With the help of the general public, officials were able to quickly track down the woman and she is now facing charges, as throwing objects over the rim of the canyon is not only illegal but can also endanger hikers and wildlife who may be below.

The Top Halloween Candies Your Kids Won’t Care if You Steal

If you want to raid your kid’s Halloween haul guilt-free, here are the top candies to steal:  Someone polled adults and kids between 8 and 14, and looked at which candies we like more than our kids do.  Here are the top ten.

1.  Dove Dark Chocolate Bars.

2.  Andes Chocolate Mints.

3.  Almond Joys.

4.  Mixed nuts.  So that one’s not candy, just a bag of nuts.

5.  Baby Ruth bars.

6.  Butterfingers.

7.  Mints.  Like the kind they hand out at restaurants.

8.  Heath Bars.

9.  York Peppermint Patties.

10.  Whatchamacallits.

They also looked at the candies kids like more than adults.

So do NOT touch these:  Sour Punch Twists . . . Pop Rocks . . . AirHeads . . . Nerds . . . Gummy Bears . . . Ring Pops . . . Double Bubble Chewing Gum . . . Sour Patch Kids . . . Welch’s Fruit Snacks . . . and Pixy Stix.


What did this guy say to his poor teacher?!


Cussing telemarketer calls Lee McVey

Oct 24, 2022

WHY Did the School Call Your Parents??

A Florida middle school student has been accused of stealing around $13,500 in cash from her grandparents and then handing out the money to students at school.

See the original story from KTVU HERE.

Leave a comment here:

A Guy Left Voicemails for a Hitman but Dialed the Wrong Number

Someone at a business in Ohio called the cops this month after they checked their company voicemail, and discovered two messages that seemed suspicious.

They were from a 58-year-old guy in Cleveland named Desmen Ramsey, who dialed the wrong number . . . while trying to hire a HITMAN.

The number he called was one digit off from the number he MEANT to dial.  He called three separate times . . . left two voicemails . . . and talked about putting a $5,000 hit on someone.

And that “someone” turned out to be his own SON.

Cops tracked Desmen down, and he admitted to it.  He said he and his son recently got into a big argument, and he made the calls after having too much to drink.

Police charged him with complicity to commit murder, and his bond was set at $500,000.


Funny Video: (Farts are funny)

A Guy Plowed His Car into a Newly Remodeled Dairy Queen at Full Speed

A 40-year-old guy in West Virginia named Casey Oxley is facing charges after he intentionally drove his SUV into a Dairy Queen at FULL SPEED.

It happened around 7:30 P.M. on Saturday, about 20 miles outside Charleston.  And a nearby building’s security camera got it on video.


He was in a Kia Soul, which appeared to be fairly new.  He crashed straight through the front entrance, and also a big window next to it.

  Luckily, the dining room had just been remodeled and hadn’t re-opened yet.  So no customers were inside.  The owner says he almost reopened it that morning, but his wife convinced him to wait until Monday.  Obviously, it’ll need another remodel now.

A few employees were there but happened to be in the opposite corner of the building when it happened.  The guy did get out and try to ASSAULT several of them though.

 He said he crashed into the building on purpose, but it’s still not clear why.

  He’s facing five counts of “attempted malicious wounding.”

Two Men Were Arrested After Abandoning an Entire House in the Middle of a Road?

Police in Louisiana made a bizarre discovery late Saturday night when they came across a HOUSE that was abandoned . . . in the middle of a road.

The house was on the back of a trailer being hauled by a truck.

It was completely blocking both sides of the road.  And in its wake, there was a string of damaged mailboxes . . . road signs . . . trees . . . power lines and poles.

The police arrested the 46-year-old homeowner and an accomplice for criminal damage to property, violating a local ordinance, and obstruction of a highway.

They say this was part of an “ongoing situation” with the homeowner, who was TOLD he’d need permits to move a house like that . . . and he just ignored it, and tried to do it on his own.  It’s unclear what the cops did with the house.

A Teenager Thought a Guy Had a Knife, but It Was Just an Old Flip Phone

Two teenage girls were at a train station in northern Japan around 1:30 in the afternoon when one of them thought she saw a guy walking around with a big KNIFE in his hand.  So she called the cops to report it.

She said it was either a knife or a big hand-saw.  But it was actually neither of those things.  It was something much more harmless.

It turned out he was just holding an old FLIP PHONE.  (???)  And she’s so young, she’d apparently never seen one before.

Her friend . . . who’s a little more worldly . . . told the cops it might have been a phone.  But they decided to track the guy down anyway, just in case.

They looked through security footage . . . figured out who he was . . . and searched his bag.  And sure enough, he had an outdated flip phone, but no knife.  So they let him go.

No word on whether it convinced him to finally upgrade or not.



A Woman Drove into Wet Cement While Running from the Cops (See video below)

Cops didn’t have to use spike strips to stop this lady, because something else worked even better . . .

 A 53-year-old woman was driving through Rochester, Minnesota on Monday, using a bullhorn to yell at people from her car.

She was apparently yelling stuff about religion, because she said later that she was just trying to, quote, “spread the word of God.”

She’d been doing it for at least five days, and nine people had lodged noise complaints.  Then a cop saw her doing it again on Monday WHILE running a red light. 

 She took off when they tried to pull her over, and they didn’t catch her at that point.  But then another cop saw her at another intersection 45 minutes later.

 Through the bullhorn, she yelled, “Oh look!  I’m getting pulled over!”  (???)  Then she tried to outrun that cop too but didn’t get far . . . because she failed to notice an active construction zone up ahead.

  She crashed through some barricades . . . and finally stopped after driving straight into a bunch of WET CEMENT.  So her car got stuck, and cops arrested her. 

 She’s facing two counts of fleeing police, one count of first-degree property damage, and one count of driving without insurance.  The construction crew says she caused at least $30,000 in damage. 


Hot Pockets Is Now Selling Cold Pockets

 Hot Pockets just announced that they’re going to start selling COLD POCKETS.  But somehow, they DIDN’T name them that.

They’re called “Deliwich” sandwiches, and you thaw them out before you eat them.  They say you can put one in your kid’s lunchbox in the morning, and it’ll be ready to eat in two to four hours.  Or you can thaw them out in the microwave.  It’s their first offering that’s not meant to be eaten hot.

They’re releasing four different versions:  Pepperoni-and-cheese . . . ham-and-cheese . . . turkey-and-cheese . . . and one that’s only cheese.  They’ll hit grocery stores nationwide by the end of the month.

Hot Pockets Deliwich

A Man Calls Police When a Truck He Stole Five Days Earlier . . . Is Stolen Again

A 36-year-old man in the Columbus, Ohio area named Brett Redd called the police last Monday and reported that his truck was stolen.

Weirdly, the truck was stolen by his PASSENGER while he was at a gas station.  The cops located the truck and arrested the guy who took it.

But in the process of searching for the vehicle, they looked up the information on it, and they discovered that it was reported stolen . . . BEFORE the day they got the call.

As it turns out, just FIVE DAYS before Brett reported the stolen truck, HE stole the same truck from a landscaping company.

Now, both men have been charged with receiving stolen property.  As far as we know, the second thief was NOT connected to the landscaping company, so this isn’t a case of someone stealing their own property back.



Isn’t it Ironic?

A woman in Las Vegas allegedly stole a vehicle and then took it for a joyride until police caught up with her near the Stateline.

Police say that around 1:30 a.m. a Tesla was stolen from the Excalibur parking lot.

The owner was able to remotely track it to a charging station in Primm.

Police arrived and detained the woman, but not before she crashed into another Tesla while attempting to flee resulting in major damage to the victim’s vehicle that was charging at the time, according to police.

The suspect was identified as Nellie Valerie Sieh, 24, according to court and jail records. She faces a charge of grand larceny of a vehicle and is being held on a $5,000 bond, jail records show.

No injuries were reported, and no traffic was affected.

Woman says getting arrested was ‘on her bucket list since high school,’ 

A 19-year-old Florida woman was arrested Thursday morning and told a deputy that getting arrested was on her bucket list, officials said.

According to police, Janiya Douglas was speeding and driving recklessly in Key Largo when Sgt. Robert Dosh attempted to pull her over.

Douglas did not pull over for quite some time until finally coming to a stop at a three-way intersection, the sheriff’s office said.

Dosh said that Douglas told him that getting arrested was “on her bucket list since high school.”

Douglas was taken to jail and charged with one felony count of fleeing and eluding police.


Good people doing good things! Check out the video below:

A woman in Florida suffered a medical issue last week . . . passed out behind the wheel . . . and her car started drifting into a busy intersection.  But a bunch of people jumped out of their own cars and worked together to stop it.

One of them was the woman’s coworker who happened to be at the same intersection.  So she was the first person to notice her slumped over.  It turned out the lady tried to pull over when she started feeling dizzy, and she didn’t wake up until the next day.

What’s the craziest thing you’ve seen hauled in a moving truck?  Someone in Okanogan Washington was caught driving a small U-Haul truck with a full-size SUV dangling probably about five or six feet OUT of the back of it.

The driver of the U-Haul was pulled over and cited.  Apparently, it was a $139 fine.

As ridiculous as it looks, there’s some debate on Twitter about whether this is actually illegal.  But in any event, the driver didn’t have a valid license.  And yes, U-Haul does have car trailers for rent.

7-Eleven Is Giving Away a Custom Mustang with a Pizza Slice Cup Holder

7-Eleven is giving away a custom Ford Mustang GT they painted to look like a 7-Eleven storefront.  It’s green, white, orange, and red, with 7-Eleven racing stripes on the hood.

 They worked with Galpin Auto Sports from the show “Pimp My Ride”.  And it’s got other features too, like a Slurpee-shaped gear shift . . . a “night owl” hood ornament instead of the Mustang pony, and a triangular cup holder to hold a slice of pizza.

Watch: Someone Replaced All The Drums In The Metallica Song “Enter Sandman” With James Hetfield Yelling “Yeah”

A Chubby Dude Got a Full Set of Abs Tattooed on His Stomach

 A guy in England got tired of trying to drop weight and said screw it . . . he had a full set of abs TATTOOED onto his fleshy belly.

A Guy Didn’t Add Milk to His Cereal, and It Punctured His Lung

A college student in Australia named Harry Long is in the news after writing a story for The Guardian newspaper about how cereal once PUNCTURED HIS LUNG.  (???)

It happened when he was 16.  He doesn’t like cereal with milk, because it makes it too soggy.  So he always eats it dry.  It was a brand called Honey Stars that looks like Honey-Combs but was star-shaped.

It turned out he was eating too fast and INHALED a piece, but didn’t realize.  He had severe pain for about 30 minutes, but it went away once his lung fully collapsed.  He didn’t find out that happened until his dad got an ear infection a WEEK later and took him along to the E.R.

He told a doctor that he’d been having trouble breathing, and they figured out what happened.  He was in the hospital for five days but says it hasn’t scared him away from cereal at all.  He even still eats it without milk.


A Guy Is Working Out Every Day Until Taco Bell Brings Back His Favorite Item . . . and He’s Lost 87 Pounds

A guy in California started a weird protest last year.  He vowed to work out every day until Taco Bell brought back their Grilled Stuft Nacho, which hasn’t been on the menu since 2015.  It hasn’t convinced them to bring it back yet, but he has lost a ton of weight.  He was 275 when he started, and he’s dropped 87 pounds so far.

A Man Who Was Arrested Three Times for DUI Drove to Court . . . Drunk

Last Thursday, a 58-year-old man in Pennsylvania drove drunk . . .  to court . . . where he was going to be arraigned, after three previous DUI cases.  Also, it was 11:00 A.M.  He was sent to jail.


A Teacher’s Aide Asked a Middle Schooler to Move His Truck, and They Hit Three School Buses

A teacher’s aide in North Carolina asked a middle schooler to move his truck for him, and they crashed it into three parked school buses.  Now he’s lost his job . . . his truck is totaled . . . and it’ll cost $6,700 to fix the buses.




An 83-year-old woman has been arrested for allegedly robbing a bank in Waverly, New York on Friday afternoon. Edna Jane Hallett was arrested after police responded to the Canal Trust Company Bank around 10:40 a.m. when the bank alarm was set off. Hallett had left the bank and police located her walking on Pennsylvania Avenue. She was charged with first-degree robbery, a felony.

She claimed she a hand grenade! No mug shot was available.