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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...
Crime HQ
April 24 2014

On Second Thought, Murder Tattoo Not the Best Idea

We can understand why someone might want a tattoo erased. Perhaps a presumed-permanent lover is no longer so everlasting. Or maybe a night out on the town left a more permanent mark on you than you...
TeddyP
April 10 2014

PETA Aims to Turn Jeffrey Dahmer’s Home into a Restaurant

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) wants to turn Jeffrey Dahmer's Ohio home into a vegan restaurant called “Eat for Life – Home Cooking.” Why would they...
Crime HQ
March 28 2014

The Cadaver Synod: Unearthing and Trying a Dead Pope

In 897, Pope Formosus—seven months dead and not pristine, therefore—was dug up by his successor and put into a chair, given an advocate in the form of a trembling teenage deacon, and placed...
TeddyP
March 26 2014

College Students Busted Over Dog Doing Keg Stand

Two men have been arrested after a photo from a College at Brockport off-campus party went viral. The picture in question showed a dog doing a keg stand, being held by an unidentified male with...
TeddyP
March 20 2014

Woman Torches Car Over a McFlurry

The lack of a delicous ice cream treat made a Florida woman really hot-headed. According to the witnesses at the scene, the woman set a man's car on fire in the parking lot of a Jacksonville McDonald's...
JenniferProffitt
March 12 2014

Only in Florida: Corrupt Town to be Shut Down?

We've seen many crazy things come out of Florida, whether they're of the criminal variety or otherwise. However, one Florida town will take the crazy-cake with the corruption story coming out...
s.amper
March 3 2014

Child-Killer Susan Smith, or, Why Alice Crimmins Makes a Lousy Role Model

Many people believe that Alice Crimmins got away with the 1965 murder of her two children. But could the Crimmins case have provided fodder for a future child killer? Alice Crimmins always...
TeddyP
February 13 2014

Snow Pushes Man Over the Edge

A lot of us have been dealing with way too much snow lately. Many are dealing with it right now. But one particular individual has just about enough of the white nuisance. Pittsburgh's CBS KDKA...
TeddyP
February 5 2014

Death by Atomic Wedgie

Yeeeouch! Every child’s worst nightmare has happened: someone was killed by an atomic wedgie. “I'd never seen this before, but when we first looked at our victim, the waistband of his...
Crime HQ
January 31 2014

Stay in School... Or Else!

Australia doesn't mess around, as evidenced by the macabre and Gorey-esque (not to mention criminally catchy) “Dumb Ways to Die,” a PSA for train safety.  So we shouldn't have...
Crime HQ
January 27 2014

MI6 Agent Whose Body Was Locked Inside Sports Tote Died “Accidentally”

An MI6 codebreaker on temporary reassignment was found dead in August, 2010, padlocked in a red sports bag in an empty bathtub in his Pimlico home, and after three years of investigation, the Met's...
Crime HQ
January 6 2014

Human Brains Sold on EBay Were Stolen (We’re Shocked, too)

A man who'd bought six brains online became worried that they hadn't been ethically acquired. Do tell, Daily Mail: Indiana's David Charles was arrested on December 16 after investigators...
Crime HQ
December 31 2013

Selfie Incrimination for Dummies

When “selfie” was named the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year for 2013, did the committee consider the selfie’s ramifications for the world’s dumbest criminals? ’Cause...
Crime HQ
December 26 2013

Scofflaws Empty Chamber Pots Out Windows

Tim O'Neill says that, in the Middle Ages at least, people didn't much, because there were onerous fines against it, as people thought at least the odor had something to do with illness. However,...
Crime HQ
November 27 2013

Morbid Technoloy: Has Someone Died in Your House?

Using a valid U.S. address (and for a small fee), Died in House instantly searches millions of records to determine if a death has occurred at that location, and if so, will try to retrieve who, when,...
Crime HQ
September 16 2013

%*#$! in Peace: The Most Vicious Obituary?

The Reno Gazette Journal recently published an obituary that struck many readers as unusual (and not just because of the time-traveling). From MyNews4.com: Marianne Theresa Johnson-Reddick born...