From the archives: Baltimore's weirdest news stories

Baltimore's weirdest news [Pictures]

Even when Halloween isn't in the air, Baltimore can be a strange place. But that's one reason we love it so. Hey, we're a city whose mayors have included, at various times, a guy dressed in a duck suit and a woman who forgot that gift cards were supposed to be gifts. We're a city that's given the world Babe Ruth, Spiro Agnew, Mr. Boh, Frank Zappa, John Waters and Stacy Keibler. Now there's a cast of characters that would do any city proud. Here are a baker's dozen of examples (unlucky 13, how seasonally appropriate) of news stories over the years that have caught Baltimore's eye, stories that give the city character -- or maybe, put better, shows off its characters. Some are tragic, some are lighthearted, but all are just plain weird.-- Chris Kaltenbach Also see: • The archived news storiesBaltimore Halloween 2010

Snakehead eradication begins in Crofton

Officials apply herbicides to pond in plan's 1st stage

Fugitive father caught in Baltimore

'Homicide' actors deliver an arresting performance

Salsbury missing as federal agents search his home

Gaming figure flees as court orders prison term.

DNA testing could solve condos' messy mystery

Harbor residents may fine dog owners who don't clean up.

Edith, the Toothless

Cordova gets burned

Officials worry after drugs are found in gumballs