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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...
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,...