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Girls With Staches, Robbers' Major Fail, Someone Did Not Pass Dog-Sniff Test: Weird Md. News

It was a stellar week in weird news.

Rafael's patrons in Westminster, MD, don their best mustaches. (Photo Credit: Kym Byrnes)
Rafael's patrons in Westminster, MD, don their best mustaches. (Photo Credit: Kym Byrnes)

By Patch Staff

Did you know that Maryland has two nicknames? We're accepting guesses in comments. But first, more of the offbeat and weird in the Free State. (Oops, gave one away!)

Parkville Robbery Foiled When Victim Didn't Have Anything Worth Stealing
Two would-be thieves ran from the scene of the crime in Parkville recently when they discovered their targeted victim didn't have anything worth stealing. Read more on Parkville Patch.

Drone Camera Gives Birds-Eye View of Annapolis Skyline
A video posted on YouTube this week shows off a rare view of downtown Annapolis. Read more on Annapolis Patch.

Harwood Man Charged With Police Impersonation
Dagineaux Monroe Thomas claimed to be an undercover officer on a sting operation, police say.

South River STEM Students Take to the Skies with Drones
A class offered through the Science, Technology, Engineering and Math magnet program allows kids to design and fly their own drones.

Tiny Shrimp-Like Creature Could Be (New) Hold-Up for Purple Line
Is a little crustacean powerful enough to stop the planned light rail line from Bethesda to New Carrollton? Read more on Bethesda-Chevy Chase Patch.

2 Suspects Apprehended After Police Chase, Helicopter Pursuit
But, it was a dog who sniffed out where the second suspect was. Read more on Bethesda-Chevy Chase Patch.

A Quiet Day at an Edgemere Pub Turns Into an Impromptu Movie Night
A small, post-Thanksgiving crowd allowed Edgemere's Bay Shore Bar and Grill to become a movie theater for the night. Read more on Dundalk Patch.

Father at Bank Finds Son's House on Fire After Rushing to the Scene
A two-alarm fire in Howard County destroyed a townhouse. Read more on Columbia Patch.

Are Marylanders Really Potty Mouths?
Marylanders are gaining a reputation for their use of foul language, says WJZ TV. Read more on Upper Marlboro Patch.

Mustache Bash at Rafael's Raises Money for Men's Health Initiatives
Big or small, out of control or well trimmed, mustaches were on display at Rafael's in Westminster for the Mustache Bash to benefit men's health initiatives. Read more on Westminster Patch.

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