William Hoglund, a 59-year-old resident of St. Cloud, Minnesota, faces possible felony arson charges for allegedly setting his sock on fire during an argument over a communal dryer.
Authorities say a man faked a heart attack inside a Wal-Mart store in Lake Wales, Florida, so his friend could steal toys, including a motorised Barbie car.
A 20-year-old woman and 21-year-old man face charges in connection with an alleged unusual bout of cheating at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.
Police are hunting a thief who has been stealing garden taps (faucets) and turning off water mains at houses across the north of Melbourne in Australia.
An aggressive monkey, fed on a diet on Kinder chocolate, had been terrorising a neighbourhood in the southern French city of Marseille in recent weeks until it was finally tamed by police, with the help of a Taser.
A man was arrested after breaching his curfew by going to his front door to collect his shopping. The curfew imposed on 59-year-old Michael Jones meant that he was confined to his first-floor flat between 5pm and 7am.
A passer-by helped save a closed shop and flats in Fulham, south east London, from going up in flames after spotting a sofa which had mysteriously caught fire in a square shape.
Staff at Scarborough Sealife Centre staff have issued an urgent appeal after a healthy seal pup was delivered to their door in a taxi.
Little Spanky catches some waves on her surfboard. YouTube link.
Rudolph the reindeer at Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park in Nova Scotia, Canada, was caught on camera tearing apart Santa's sleigh on Sunday.
The parents of a blind child from North Kansas City are outraged after they say their son’s cane was taken away from him at school by a bus driver.
A 57-year-old man was arrested in Omaha on Tuesday morning for his sixth DUI in Nebraska. An officer reports seeing Richard Curzon driving while straddling the centre line with four flat tyres.
In the eyes of the law, pets are possessions and when US citizens die, they have the right to decide where they go.
Thirteen puppies taken from a pet store in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Tuesday morning were recovered hours later after a witness called police.
A donkey, part of a live Christmas crib in southern Spain, has died two days after being mounted by a 150kg (330lb) man who gatecrashed the nativity scene.
Two traffic police officers, who dozed off in Rome, Italy, while on duty and woke up to find their expensive speed camera had been stolen, are facing suspension.
Researchers have recorded and analysed the ways cows communicate with their young, to translate the meanings behind the "moos".