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BrianBandell
July 23 2015

The Top 8 Crimes that Went Viral

What do criminals post on their feeds? You’ve seen the cute images on social media of babies, puppies and new cars, but there’s no better way to seek validation for violent acts and...
TeddyP
June 10 2015

Thief Goes Back to Prison After Robbing Same Shoe Store

A man who served 16 years for robbing a shoe store in New Jersey is now headed back to prison for another robbery at the same store that had the same shoe salesmen behind the counter, reports NJ.com. Christopher...
TeddyP
June 3 2015

Armed Robber Demands Doctor’s Pants

An armed robber took a doctor's briefcase… and his pants, according to The Telegraph. Bibb County, Georgia, deputies say the robber walked into the business and asked the receptionist...
TeddyP
May 28 2015

Woman Accused of Butt-Licking Bribery

This is by far one of the weirdest bribes that police have ever been offered. Sadly for Diane Thomas of Monroe, Louisiana, the arresting officer declined her invitation to have his butt licked. The...
Crime HQ
April 9 2015

True Crime Thursday: Revisiting the Disappearance of Susan Powell in If I Can’t Have You

Normally, a dad taking his two sons camping is not strange, but when it occurs in the middle of a snowstorm on the same night that his wife disappears, strange doesn't even begin to describe...
TeddyP
April 8 2015

Police Find Easter Bunny Stuffed with Meth

When someone receives an Easter Bunny, it's normally filled with  chocolates or other such goodies. How about meth? Well, that is exactly what police in Tulsa County, Oklahoma found over the...
TeddyP
April 1 2015

Girlfriend Stabs Boyfriend Over Chips and Salsa

An Akron, Ohio woman has been charged with stabbing her boyfriend over an argument about chips and salsa, reports ABC News. Ronnie D. Buckner, 61, told police that he and Phyllis D. Jefferson,...
TeddyP
March 25 2015

Woman Assaults Neighbor with Poop

A Boca Raton, Florida woman landed herself in a stinky situation after being arrested for smearing dog poop on her neighbor’s face, according to The Huffington Post. Amy Goldberg, 57,...
Crime HQ
March 10 2015

There are How Many Bodies on Mount Everest?!

Hundreds of bodies left freeze-dried on Everest? You may recall our recounting of the “traffic jams” of climbers, but we didn't know how many just pulled off the road and parked, forever....
TeddyP
March 4 2015

Cops Discover Pot in Container Labeled NOT WEED

File this one under another harebrained idea. A Nebraska man has been cited for possessing marijuana inside a container with a makeshift label reading “Not Weed.” The Lincoln Journal...
TeddyP
February 25 2015

Man Wreaks Havoc at Salon After Bad Haircut

A Connecticut man who just didn’t appreciate the look of the haircut he received was arrested by police after he, allegedly, became inhospitable toward the staff and began destroying the...
TeddyP
February 18 2015

Two Men Create Black Ice to Mask Car Crash

A Sparta, New Jersey man and his friend received a very chilly reception when authorities discovered the duo iced an intersection to cover up an alleged drunk driving accident. According to...
TeddyP
February 11 2015

Mother Threatens To Blow Up High School

A Staten Island mother has been arrested for allegedly threatening to blow up her daughter’s high school after the teen failed a major state exam, according to the New York Post. Karen...
TeddyP
February 5 2015

Pulling Teeth Causes Massive Traffic Jam

A distracted driver was responsible for a huge traffic jam in Alabama over the weekend. The driver wasn't looking at a cell phone or fumbling with the radio — he was trying to yank out...
TeddyP
January 13 2015

9 Year-Old Gets Arrest Warrant For Stealing Gum

Dealing with criminals is always very important in our society, but the news of a recent arrest warrant issued by an Idaho prosecutor has taken many by surprise. Yours truly included! According...
TeddyP
January 7 2015

Fireworks Factory Explodes on Film

A town in Colombia started the new year with a bang. A very big bang. According to United Press International, at least two people were reportedly injured when a fireworks factory exploded in Grenada,...
TeddyP
December 3 2014

Thanksgiving Shoplifter Had Cops Going in Circles

After a day of Thanksgiving shoplifting, an Oregon couple had police going in circles. Scratch that, I mean the police were watching them drive in circles. It all started after a few reports...
TeddyP
November 12 2014

Angry Husband Drives Wife’s Red Corvette into Delaware River

What started as a rescue story turned out to be a marriage beyond repair when a man in the middle of a divorce sent his estranged wife's red Corvette into the Delaware River. According to CBS...
TeddyP
October 29 2014

Drunk Man Stumbles into Wrong Bed (and Home)

A young man from Connecticut drunkenly stumbled into the wrong apartment and hopped right into bed with a complete stranger. Tyler Sullivan, 26, thought he was entering his mom's apartment,...
JenniferProffitt
October 3 2014

Uh-Oh, Spaghettio: Woman Serves Jail Time...For Spaghettios

Most of the time at Criminal Element we discuss the criminally...inept. This time, however, we're discussing a woman who was innocent of her crimes and it was the police at fault. Granted,...
TeddyP
September 17 2014

Thief Robs Autistic Man’s Birthday Money

Surveillance video from a Connecticut shopping mall captured a truly disgraceful act — someone robbing an autistic man's birthday money. The despicable robbery happened in broad daylight,...
TeddyP
September 10 2014

Carjacking Victims Hogtie Naked Carjacker

An Australian man who foolishly attempted to carjack not one, but three vehicles was chased down by the angry victims and hogtied until the local authorities arrived. The carjacker allegedly shattered...
TeddyP
August 13 2014

Naked Leaf Blowing Man Arrested

Massachusetts police arrested a homeowner for “open and gross lewdness” after he was witnessed doing weekend yard work completely naked. Sounds painful for all involved, doesn't...
Crime HQ
August 1 2014

Nature’s Trimmest Figures Depend On Raw Food Juicing

Pouncing and ambushing only use so many calories when you're devouring food up to 3 times your size. And yet, we've never seen a spider with a Homer-Simpson belly like a python's. How do...
TeddyP
July 30 2014

Man Robs Restaurant and Returns for Lunch the Same Day

Here at Criminal Element we are not normally in the business of giving advice to the bad guys, but a man in Costa Mesa, California might want to rethink his love for the popular El Pollo Loco chain....
TeddyP
July 23 2014

Woman Steals Vibrator by Hiding it in Baby’s Stroller

Let’s be honest, it is certainly one thing to get caught with a smoking gun in your hand, but it is quite another to get caught with a buzzing vibrator in your baby’s stroller. That’s...
Crime HQ
July 21 2014

From Walker to Inmate: The Walking Dead Extra Sentenced to 18 Years in Prison

Rick Grimes and company might have left the prison last season on The Walking Dead, but one of the show's “walkers” won't be leaving anytime soon. Shannon Guess Richardson,...
TeddyP
June 19 2014

Young Boy Discovers Mummified Remains Hanging in Closet

A young Ohio boy's reckless outing in an abandoned house lead to the horrifying discovery of a mummified corpse hanging in a bedroom closet. The boy rushed to his home and quickly alerted his...
JakeHinkson
May 8 2014

20 Years Later: Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan Revisited

This year marks the 20th anniversary of one of the strangest incidents in the history of sports. After a practice session for the 1994 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Detroit, 24-year-old...
TeddyP
May 1 2014

Woman Steals Toy Duck From Baby’s Grave

Yes, you read the title of the article correctly. An Ohio woman, seen in surveillance video stealing a toy stuffed animal from a baby's grave site, has turned herself in to police. A large stuffed...