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TeddyP
July 1 2015

Stealing a Van, You’re Doing it Wrong

A man driving a stolen van was caught by police, because he ran out of gas after getting lost on a highway in Pennsylvania, according to The Daily News. Cristian Osorio of Queens, New York...
TeddyP
June 25 2015

Man Arrested After Running Naked Through Walmart

Two men were recently arrested after a video showed one of the men streaking through a Walmart in Kentucky. According to The Huffington Post, David Daniels and Timothy Smith were arrested over...
TeddyP
June 17 2015

Woman Dials 911 to Report Being Cheated by Drug Dealer

Daneshia Heller, 19, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida was arrested last week on charges of drug possession and misuse of the emergency system when she dialed 911 to report that a drug dealer stole her money...
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...
Crime HQ
June 9 2015

Never 8-Legged Chickens, No Matter How Delicious

KFC is a powerful brand in China, and that's why they're suing over the mutant-freak-bird thing. At Above the Law's Redline, Elie Mystal is on the case (emphasis ours): The China...
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...
TeddyP
May 20 2015

Burglar Takes a Nap on Victim’s Couch

A sleepy Florida man has been charged with breaking into a home and then taking a nap on the living room couch. Sarasota police were called to a house after a victim claimed she woke up and...
TeddyP
May 13 2015

Macaroni Salad Leads Police to Arrest Thieves

A New York Sheriff's Office said a hearty trail of macaroni salad helped them find and bust suspects in a burglary. Deputies from Livingston County, New York were called to a burglary scene...
Crime HQ
May 12 2015

Cremains of the Day: Sex and Death from the Netherlands

“Sex and death” is a phrase with more resonance when you put Marvin Gaye on the iPod and open the lid of the 21 Grams memory-box. Artist Mark Sturkenboom of the Netherlands has created a...
TeddyP
May 6 2015

Man Car Surfs While High on Meth

A Florida man was reportedly high on meth when he surfed the tops of moving cars (see the video), terrifying drivers in Manalapan over the weekend. A witness told WPBF 25 News, “He was running...
TeddyP
April 29 2015

Women Jailed for Twerking

Three women have been tossed in jail after they filmed themselves twerking next to a World War II monument in Russia, Yahoo News reported. A court in southern Russia has sentenced three young women...
TeddyP
April 24 2015

Man Executes Computer Gangster Style

Have you ever been so frustrated with your computer that you’ve imagined shooting it? One Colorado man stopped trying CTL + ALT + DELETE and did just that, reports The Gazette. It seems...
TeddyP
April 15 2015

Robber Arrested with Dollar Sign Money Bag

Now this is just too classic: Police in Washington state arrested a robbery suspect carrying an actual canvas bag with a printed dollar sign on it. The man allegedly robbed an Olympia, Washington...
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,...
Crime HQ
March 27 2015

Like Jurassic Park, with Foreskins

Last year, we covered the strange and controversial artistic history of the Holy Foreskin, supposedly given to a pope by Charlemagne, which became a relic of veneration, being the only part of...
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,...
JoeBrosnan
March 19 2015

Robert Durst was Reading about Himself before Arrest

Robert Durst, the subject of the HBO documentary The Jinx, directed by Andrew Jarecki, was arrested over the weekend in New Orleans for the murder of longtime friend Susan Berman. According to...
TeddyP
March 18 2015

Thief Spray-Paints Face to Avoid Police

One man’s strange attempt to hide from police failed when he tried to spray paint his face in an effort to blend into “the background” after stealing a car. The suspect, Jose Espinoza,...
TeddyP
March 11 2015

Fugitive Arrested After Posting on Facebook

Here is a valuable lesson: Never post on social media if you are wanted by the police. Unfortunately that is what Idaho man, Joey Patterson, did and now he is paying the price. The fugitive, who...
Crime HQ
March 5 2015

But These Tarantulas are Farm-Raised, with BBQ Seasoning!

Eating wild bugs can be a risky affair, but in the global bazaar, insect specialties are now available, “collected fresh from farms and then cleaned, quick frozen, cooked, dehydrated, seasoned...
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...
Crime HQ
February 23 2015

This Head in a Jar Can Be Yours!

Whether to reinforce dieting aims or for sheer delight, who doesn't want their stainless steel or custom hardwood-veneer built-in fridge to boast a head in a jar? (I hear the Evans now have...
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...
JoeBrosnan
February 10 2015

The Jinx: Episode 1 Available Now

Previously, we highlighted HBO's new documentary mini-series The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst, which premiered this past Sunday night. In case you were unable to watch, HBO has made...
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...
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...