Weird News: Toilet Paper Fire Set at School, Burglars Cut Holes in Walls

Patch brings you the top weird news headlines from across Maryland.


Two laptops, $175 and five board games were stolen from the Fellowship Spiritual Church’s office while service was going on.   

SPEAK OUT: Could The ICC Be An 'American Autobahn?'

Speeds above 90 mph should be allowed on the Intercounty Connector, says a letter in The Washington Post.

Toilet Paper Roll Set on Fire at School

A 16-year-old boy allegedly lit a roll of toilet paper on fire in a bathroon at Dulaney High School, and the fire department has ruled it first-degree arson.

Police: No New Developments In Attempted Gaithersburg Kidnapping

"In my past nine years, I cannot recall an incident occurring such as this," Gaithersburg police officer Dan Lane said.

Police Identify Gaithersburg Man Who Died Friday After Being Tasered

The 51-year-old allegedly jumped on cars, threw around large objects, and ignored police orders.

A man dressed in a burqa, disguised his voice as a woman's and allegedly robbed a liquor store. He later crashed his car while being pursued by police and was taken to shock trauma for treatment. Police believe the same man may also be responsible for a gas station robbery that took place earlier in the day.

A man allegedly drove his pickup truck into the side of a house then backed into a second house before driving away. The crash severed the propane line and broke the electric meter on the first house, which ultimately set the side of the building on fire. A portion of the second house was knocked off of its foundation on impact.

Photo of the Day: Happy Earth Week!

Edgemere's giant Mr. Potato Head Pez dispenser changes faces again to honor Earth Week.

O'Malley Gives RGIII Jersey to Knesset Member from Silver Spring

In a stroke of football diplomacy, Gov. Martin O'Malley presented a jersey of Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III to Rabbi Dov Lipman while on a trade mission in Israel this week. Lipman, a Silver Spring native, is a member of Israel's parliament.

Report: Silver Spring Transit Center Plans Turn 16

It's an embarrassing milestone. The Eiffel Tower, the Pentagon and the Empire State Building were all built in less time than this long-delayed structure in Silver Spring.

Burglars Get into Apartments by Cutting Holes in Walls 

Four apartments on Limestone Valley Drive in Cockeysville were burgled Friday.

Police say recent incidents include the arrest of a man who reportedly took six bottles of Dove body wash and disposable razors from a Main Street store in Annapolis.

Prosecutor Says Forensic Evidence Links Suspect to Murder of Bail Bondswoman in Columbia

Opening statements in the trial of the suspected killer were presented on Tuesday.

Editor’s note: This feature is published across several Patch.com sites in Maryland.


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