Weird News Near Potomac: Human Skull Found in Laurel and a Burger King BB Gun Shooting

Patch brings you the top weird news headlines of the week in Maryland.

The man chased the pair while brandishing the knife early Sunday morning at a Towson garage.

VIDEO: Gaithersburg High School Science Class Experiments With Harlem Shake

Students in a Gaithersburg High School environmental science class created a dance-video to Baauer’s “Harlem Shake.”

An FBI agent testified that Gilberto Valle targeted a former University of Maryland classmate, NBC Washington reported.

Rockville Man Arrested While Video Recording Police During Traffic Stop

Jarred Parr posted a video of the encounter on YouTube. 

Phone Scammer Tells Rockville Woman Her Son Would Be Killed if She Didn’t Send Money

Montgomery County police say the scammer has phoned residents in Aspen Hill, Rockville and Montgomery Village. 

Laurel Man Pleads Guilty to Failed Carjacking of Pastor

A Laurel man pleaded guilty Tuesday to a failed carjacking attempt against a local pastor. Police say the attempt went awry when the pastor was able to wrestle the gun away from the suspect.

Birdwatchers Find Human Skull in Laurel-Area Woods

Authorities say human remains were recovered last weekend from the woods near Maryland City after a pair of birdwatchers spotted what appeared to be a skull.

Nitrates Caused Hopkins Keswick Sickness

The Johns Hopkins at Keswick north and south buildings will be open on Thursday.

Two pit pulls roamed the Edgemere and Fort Howard communities for more than five hours after attacking their owner earlier in the day Feb. 22. Police located one dog and shot and killed it after t continued to display aggressive behavior. The second dog was found and captured by animal control officials.

Burger King BB Gun Shooting Prompts Charges

Bystanders reported a shooting outside Burger King in Bel Air Monday evening, but police later learned the weapon involved was a BB gun, not a handgun.

Firefighters Respond to Smoke at Betson Court in Odenton

The fire appears to have stemmed from a building housing Chesapeake Sprinkler, a manufacturer of fire protection equipment in Odenton. 

One person faces attempted murder charges in Howard County.


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