March’s Unusual Bizarre & Weird News

Boba Fett was last seen in Phoenix, Arizona due to a a misguided tip. Photo Courtesy: Kory Westerhold
Boba Fett was last seen in Phoenix, Arizona due to a a misguided tip.
Photo Courtesy: Kory Westerhold

By Andrew J. Hewett

The month of March has had some strange stories. Here is this month’s best snippets of unusual, bizarre and weird news.

INEDIBLE MEAT
A California court has awarded (and fined) a total of $6 million after the death of Jose Melena, 62, who died at Bumble Bee’s Santa Fe Springs plant back in 2012. This happened when a fellow worker figured Melena was in the bathroom, dumped raw tuna into the 36-foot-by-54-inch pressure-cooker oven,  started the heat, cooking his fellow worker to death.

WHAT A COINCIDENCE?
In 1995, Terry Cottle, 33, committed suicide, and his donated heart was transplanted inside Sonny Graham. Graham later met Cottle’s widow, Cheryl, and they married in 2004. And, in 2008, Graham also committed suicide.

HOW FOOLISH THEY MUST FEEL
In early August 2015, 11 bounty hunters surrounded a home in Phoenix, demanding a wanted felon surrender. Surprisingly, Phoenix’s police arrived, wanting to know why the bounty hunters had picked the home of their boss, police Chief Joseph Yahner? Turns out, the cause was a misguided tip.