Odd News

A sinkhole recently swallowed a piece of construction equipment in California. The sinkhole appeared after heavy rains drenched the area north of Malibu, Calif., NBC Los Angeles reported. Crews were using construction equipment to clean up roads in the aftermath, when the sinkhole appeared and took the vehicle, the Ventura County Sheriff's Department said.

The FBI and local police are investigating a Miami-area mystery: Who dug a narrow tunnel that burrowed beneath a road and pointed toward a quiet suburban bank branch office. FBI spokesman Mike Leverock said Jan. 30, that officials were notified after a motorist reported what looked like a sinkhole in a street near a Chase Bank branch in Pembroke Pines.

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — Construction workers in Georgia have found hundreds of teeth in the wall of a former dentists' office. The Valdosta Daily Times reported a construction crew preparing a commercial space in downtown Valdosta found about a thousand teeth inside a second-floor wall.

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) A Texas man has been sentenced by a federal judge in New Hampshire to nearly six years in federal prison for attempting to sell cranes and other construction equipment that he did not own. U.S. Attorney Scott Murray says 53-year-old Steven Orr, of Grapevine, was sentenced Sept.

Police pursued a stolen SkyTrak telehandler in a low-speed chase from Lorena to Waco, Texas the night of Dec. 4. The chase began after a police officer on patrol saw the telehandler travelling down Interstate 35 without reflective safety marks or lights, the Waco Tribune-Herald reported.

A thief quickly learned he picked the wrong construction crew after a group of workers chased him down, including one who hopped on the hood of his getaway car. Home security cameras caught the dramatic moment that's now going viral. In the video, the driver of a red car stops in front of a house in University Park, Texas for what must have seemed like an easy score.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) _ Police in Indianapolis say someone used a forklift stolen from a construction site to make off with an ATM from a bank. The theft happened Thursday at a Kemba Credit Union on the city's east side. WISH-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1RBaWzi ) that where the ATM used to be there's now an empty space and broken wires on the ground.

The South Strand News is reporting that police in South Carolina have produced a photo of a pickup truck they think may have been used in the theft. At about 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 11, the Georgetown Police Department released an image of an pickup truck that was towing a Bobcat Skid Steer as it traveled down a city street.