News of the Weird

* In November, in the final moments of West Virginia's 35-28 football win at home over Syracuse, state troopers attempted to protect the WVU marching band from fans who were celebrating so boisterously that they posed physical threats to the band members and their musical instruments. Troopers fired Mace to disperse the unruly fans, but a gust of wind blew the Mace directly onto the marching band, causing widespread vomiting and sending six members to the hospital.

Send your weird news to Chuck Shepherd, P.O. Box 8306, St. Petersburg, FL 33738, or [email protected].

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