Today in Weird News: A man dressed as a Teletubby -- yes, one of the kinda-creepy children's show characters -- is facing criminal charges after he broke into a friend's home last weekend and stole Chinese food.
The Express-Times reports that 20-year-old Terez S. Owens Jr. has been charged with criminal mischief and disorderly conduct after local police in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania say he broke into a friend's house around 2 a.m. last Sunday, with the seemingly sole intent of pilfering takeout food from the fridge.
The kicker? Owens was dressed as Laa-Laa, the yellow Teletubby from the popular children's TV show "Teletubbies," at the time of the alleged break-in. Police caught up with him, still in costume, not long after the incident.
"Police said he went into the victims' refrigerator and dumped Chinese food into a 'man purse' before leaving," The Express-Times reports. "A door was damaged during the incident, police said."
While the victims initially declined to press charges against Owens -- and his no doubt ruined "man purse" -- their landlord thought differently. After assessing the damage, residents met with a detective on Wednesday, and the charges were filed.
Bethlehem police Chief Mark DiLuzio summed it up best with his remarks about the bizarre incident.
"Not that many Teletubbies get arrested," DiLuzio told The Express-Times. "You can't make it up."
[via: Lehigh Valley Live]
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