Such a story isn't an appealing way to make national news, but none the less, one town's weirdness is another's well whatever...
Today Middletown made headlines on the popular offbeat news website Fark.com which syndicates weird news headlines from around the country.
Fark.com isn't a webblog. According to its "about page", Fark.com, the Web site, is a "news aggregator"and an edited social networking news site. Fark states it receives 2,000 news submissions from its readers, from which the editors' choose the funny and weird notable news -- and not-news -- of the day.
Fark writers then preface the headline with a satirical antidote, in this case: "Men Steal more than 7,000 pennies to buy heroin, making more cents than brains"