As a local news organization, Patch covers stories of all kinds, from heartbreaking tragedies to inspiring tales of community brotherhood. But some stories are just plain weird. Here are some of the stranger headlines from the past seven days.
Marc LaMaina, owner of Lucharitos, the new taco and burrito bar that replaced Butta Cakes in Greenport this December, is ready to throw one of the biggest parties the village has ever seen, and one of the strangest.
LaMaina has promised to throw a taco party for the entire population of Greenport and beyond if he can garner 11,700 "likes" on the business' Facebook page by April.
"I just wanted to get more 'likes' onto my Facebook page and bring more attention to the new shop. And it's a way to give back to the local community," he said.
Should he garner his target number of likes, LaMaina plans to hold the taco party on April 20 and cook up literally thousands of tacos in a mix of varieties. LaMaina said he plans to ask Greenport Village Mayor David Nyce and the village board for permission to possibly erect a tent for the party.
That's A Lot of Pennies
A resident of Middle Lane Highway in North Sea reported a burglary on Feb. 15. According to police reports, a five-gallon jug of change, holding approximately $1,500, as well as a diamond ring and diamond necklace, were stolen from the home, which was entered through an unlocked front door.
A Commack woman struck gold, winning $1 million playing an instant lottery game, the New York Lottery announced Friday.
When she couldn’t get to the the lottery’s customer service center in Garden City for two days, she hid the ticket under her mattress and had two restless nights.