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JoeBrosnan
January 30 2015

Introducing The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst: HBO’s 6-Part Documentary Series

The story seems familiar enough. We’ve all seen the wealthy kid who learns that happiness can’t be bought; the sibling who doesn’t want to enter the family business; the abusive marriage...
TeddyP
January 28 2015

Thieves Do the Right Thing for Boy Scouts

Who says bad guys don't have a heart? It seems a guilty conscience prompted some thieves who stole a cargo trailer and camping gear from a Montana Boy Scout troop to return the stolen equipment...
JenniferProffitt
January 22 2015

Fight or Flight: Neither for Woman Who Feels No Fear

Writers, get your pens ready! We've read stories about people who feel no pain, but a woman, known in a recent profile simply as SM, feels no fear. Literally. She's not trying to put on a “brave...
TeddyP
January 21 2015

Man Gets Ticket for Eating Cheeseburger

We’ve all snagged a bite to eat at a fast food joint and eaten it in our car, but it landed one man in big trouble. Madison Turner was given a ticket after getting caught munching on...
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...
JenniferProffitt
January 8 2015

Follow That House!

Some thieves, steal from a house, and some just take the whole thing. A San Antonio man and his wife were preparing to settle into their new home, when one day, it was stolen. No, it didn't fly...
Crime HQ
December 4 2014

Calling Burt Reynolds Mega Fans!

By now the news has made the rounds that Burt Reynolds is auctioning off some of his most notable memorabilia—never won that Golden Globe? You can have Burt's! Yes, among several awards—both...
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...
Crime HQ
November 27 2014

Fowl Play: Oregon Rooster Must Find a New Coop

As you take a quick break from over-prepared dinners, pestering family members, and stomach aches, we bring you a story that has it all: love, heartbreak, mistaken identity, and most importantly,...
TeddyP
November 26 2014

What Happens When Cops Play Locksmith...

An Iowa City woman, Jailin A. Turner, 19, was arrested after police claim she accidentally locked herself out of her apartment, and threw a plastic patio table at them when they arrived. Iowa City's...
Crime HQ
November 24 2014

Headlining This Year’s Frozen Turkey Drop

It's widely known that newsmen love loathe holidays, and this year, vehicular mayhem set up a Thanksgiving report most foul for one reporter at the L.A. Times: A big rig packed with...
JoeBrosnan
November 23 2014

Reviewing the Queue: Enemy (2013)

With the digital libraries of online streaming services expanding more and more, choosing which movie to watch has become difficult. I will be digging through these online queues in hope of bringing...
AngieBarry
November 19 2014

Under the Radar: Genre Movies You May Have Missed — Black Sheep

I love the mainstream, popular, and critically acclaimed films as much as the next person. The last thing I’d consider myself is a cinematic snob. But there are times when a truly amazing...
TeddyP
November 19 2014

Naked Teen Breaks into Two Homes in One Night

Here is another interesting story for you this morning. An 18-year-old Maine man faces charges after police claim he broke into not one, but two homes while completely naked. According to Falmouth...
JenniferProffitt
November 13 2014

House Damaged by Sharknado? Not Quite!

This house, which is now for rent in Headington, a suburb outside of Oxford, can be yours for only $3,500 a month as long as you don't mind living with a shark as one of your housemates! This...
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...
Crime HQ
November 10 2014

Coast Guard Responds As Lake Michigan Zombies Surface

Winds above 70 mph ripped through the city [Chicago] on Halloween, causing 21-foot waves in some parts of the lakeshore. The Zombie Containment, a floating haunted house docked outside Navy Pier,...
TeddyP
November 5 2014

Jumping Beans Cause Bomb Scare

A report of a “ticking” package phoned in Saturday by a postal worker in Carlsbad, California turned out to be something no one would have expected. When the package was opened, the...
Crime HQ
November 3 2014

Mike Tyson, Super Sleuth

We’re a couple of days late on this, but that doesn’t make it any less “Wha?”. Adult Swim just launched Mike Tyson Mysteries, a Scooby-Doo-style animated series (if...
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,...
TeddyP
October 23 2014

Murderer Suing State Over Porn

A convicted murderer at a prison in Connecticut thinks he should be able to view porn. Inmate Dwight Pink Jr. is claiming in the lawsuit that guards have used the ban to deny him an art book, The...
TeddyP
October 15 2014

Naked Couple Helps Police Bust Meth Dealer

An alleged meth dealer was arrested after police responded to reports of a couple of naked people running around causing an uproar in Trinity, Texas. At 6AM the Trinity Sheriff's office received...
TeddyP
October 8 2014

Man Steals $1,200 Worth of Meat By Stuffing it Down His Pants

Oh hi, is that $1,200 worth of meat in your pocket, or are you just really happy to see me? An A&P supermarket employee, Gregory Rodriguez, has been accused of fourth degree grand larceny after...
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
October 2 2014

Human Flesh Hamburger Coming Soon?

Is there a human flesh hamburger coming to a restaurant near you? A burger that only the likes of Hannibal Lecter would appreciate is actually in the works. London based Chef Jim Thomlinson has done...
Crime HQ
September 29 2014

K.I.T.T. Has Not Become the Knight Industries Tween TruLuv

Please, stop breathing exhaust fumes, it's going to be okay. Justin Bieber isn't really the new KITT of Knight Rider, well, not exactly. Yes, he filmed scenes for a movie at Venice Beach...
TeddyP
September 24 2014

Homeless Man Breaks into Police Station by Mistake

Normally criminals will do everything they can to avoid a police station, right? However, investigators say a man tried to break into the Shelburne Police Department. Local police say John...
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
September 3 2014

Home Invasion Hostages Were Merely Hallucinating

A local newspaper carrier had an interesting Sunday morning when she heard a disturbance coming from one of the houses on her route. There were three people inside the house frantically screaming...