As a local news organization, Patch covers stories of all kinds, from heartbreaking tragedies to inspiring tales of community brotherhood. But some stories are just plain weird. Here are some of the stranger headlines from the past seven days.
A Sag Harbor man had a rude awakening last week when first thing in the morning he found a naked man walking in the hallway and ducking into a bedroom. Rather then make an introduction, the man grabbed his wife, ran out of the house and called the police, who later found the naked man sleeping in a first floor bedroom. Police said the man had been highly intoxicated and let himself into the house, thinking it was a friend’s home. Later, the friend showed up to tell police that he'd been looking for his friend for hours. The couple decided not to press charges in exchange for $100 cash to pay for cleaning the bedroom.
A rare Calico lobster discovered in a shipment of seafood to Stuart's Fish Market in Amagansett didn't survive, owners said, despite attempts to keep it fed in a tank and hopefully adopted by the Long Island Aquarium in Riverhead. Calico's occur in nature one out of 30 million times, and are marked by having black and orange spots.
A Mount Sinai home was hit by a car this week for the second time in a year, in almost the exact same place it was hit before. Luckily nobody was hurt in the home when a red Suzuki spun into the home after colliding with another car on 25A.
The owners weren't so lucky in February, when a van driven by a 56-year old man from Rocky Point That crash send the two residents and the driver of the car to the hospital.