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 hankering for candy and chips landed a group of local teenagers with felony charges Friday after they broke into Saint James building and smashed a vending machine.
According to police, five teens, including three from Commack, ages 18 and 19, broke into a building at 1 Flowerfield Sept. 6 at 12:25 a.m. The boys then took a fire extinguisher and smashed a vending machine with it, taking candy and chips. The other two people involved were from Saint James and Nesconset.
The teens were charged with burglary in the third degree, a felony.
A resident of Sycamore Circle in Stony Brook reported Sept. 15 that someone had thrown a lawn mower and patio furniture into the pool at the home. The incident, which rendered the lawn mower inoperable, was reported at 9:15 a.m. and is thought to have occurred between 10 p.m. on Sept. 14 and 5 a.m. on Sept. 15.
A Setauket man was travelling south on Nicolls Road in Bayport Monday morning about 6:50 a.m. and woke up to find his car had gone through the fencing of the condominium development at the intersection of Montauk Highway, according to Suffolk Police.
The 50-year-old driver was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital.