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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....
Crime HQ
July 28 2014

Tourist Trap: Mexico’s Super-Creepy Island of the Dolls

The island perches among canals south of Mexico City, and didn't start out moth-eaten, mold-covered, and terrifying... probably. The story goes that the island’s only inhabitant, Don...
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...
TeddyP
July 16 2014

Man Faces Charges for Carving Watermelon

A man from Connecticut faces criminal charges after a woman told authorities he 'stabbed' a watermelon sitting on the counter in a “passive-aggressive” manner. The woman...
TeddyP
July 9 2014

Kool-Aid Killer Escapes Jail Thanks to Fireworks

An accused murderer escaped from jail because he was allowed to watch fireworks in celebration of the 4th of July. According to the fine folks at KYTV-TV, accused “Kool-Aid” killer...
Crime HQ
July 8 2014

Touch Not the Guinea Pig

What criminal plot requires an 8-inch long baby hippo? Reading the police blotter can be edifying. You’ll often stumble upon a crime you’d never heard of committed for a reason you can’t...
TeddyP
July 2 2014

Armed Robber Leaves Heist in Tears

A gunman who held up a Days Inn in Georgia ended up leaving the crime in tears, despite walking away with huge stacks of cash, police say. In a surveillance video released by DeKalb County police...
TeddyP
June 25 2014

What Not to Bring to Court

A very foolish man is in even more hot water after police said he brought marijuana with him to a visit with his probation officer. Darren Shelley of Connecticut was ordered to check in with his...
CToohey
June 24 2014

Prized, But Not Necessarily Prizes: The Strange Plight of the Hot and Busted

A tumblr specializing only in mugshots of hotties? Why yes, of course there is: Hot & Busted brings you all the miscreant man-candy (and, um, other specimens) you can feast upon with your eyes....
Crime HQ
June 17 2014

Scooby Doo Onesie Saved Me from a Beating

Why can't we all just have snacks and get along? A man in a Scooby Doo onesie for a fancy dress (read: costume) party was attacked at a pub by a woman (probably Old Man Quigley in disguise). According...
TeddyP
June 11 2014

Burglar Assaults Manager With Sex Toys

An adult store manager was assaulted with sex toys by a male intruder wearing a dress, wig and crotchless pants in Australia over the weekend. The sassy burglar forced his way into the Brisbane...
TeddyP
June 4 2014

Angry Judge Punches Attorney in the Head

Now this is a different turn of events for a courtroom. A Florida judge, John Murphy, told a public defender to step outside, then punched the attorney in the head until court deputies stepped...
TeddyP
May 29 2014

Serial Tickler Strikes Terror in College Dorm Rooms

A serial tickler (yes, a serial tickler) apparently has been very busy sneaking into the dorms of Boston College students, tickling their sleeping feet, and then running away into the night.  Thus...
TeddyP
May 22 2014

High Elf Engages in Battle with an Evil Automobile

Police in Portland arrested a man identifying himself as a “High Elf” after he bushwhacked a woman’s car believing it to be the evil villain from a J.R.R. Tolkien novel. The...
TeddyP
May 14 2014

Woman Calls Cops on Subway Over Flatizza Sauce

We all love our favorite pizza sause and some of us love it more than others. A North Carolina woman was placed under arrest and charged with misuse of the 911 system after allegedly calling the...
Crime HQ
May 13 2014

“Shining” Work: Alcoholic Court Reporter Jeopardizes Verdicts

An alcoholic Manhattan court stenographer went rogue, channeling his inner “Shining” during a high-profile criminal trial and repeatedly typing, “I hate my job, I hate my...
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 8 2014

Police Ask for a Driver’s License, Gets Beer Instead

Pro-tip: When a cop pulls you over and asks to see your drivers license, do not, I repeat, do not hand over a beer instead. This act of kindness will not help your situation. Sadly, that is...
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 17 2014

Burglar Butt-Dials 911 During Heist

A couple of clumsy burglars were arrested after one of them accidentally dialed 911 and didn’t realize it. Maplewood, Minnesota Police Chief Paul Schnell says the 911 dispatcher received...
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
April 8 2014

Life Lesson: Never Draw Straws to Test the Bulletproof Vest

You may think you're brave, but no one will be as brave as the man who tested out a new bulletproof vest in 1923. This picture was compiled along with 39 others of “Weird Historical Photos...
TeddyP
April 3 2014

Burglar’s Flirting Leads to Own Arrest

One highly flirtatious burglar landed himself in the slammer after the police used a pretty girl to entice him into a date. Keveen Quintanilla was arrested last week after police said he robbed...
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...
Crime HQ
March 18 2014

Chocolate Pill? Thousands Involved in 4-Year Test

It's no secret that in controlled doses, certain types of dark chocolate can have a positive effect on the human body. Previous studies have shown that cocoa flavanols improve blood pressure,...
Crime HQ
March 17 2014

Helpful Tourist Joins Search Party Looking For...Herself?

A change of clothes really can make you feel like a new woman. According to the Toronto Sun: [During a guided tour's rest stop] One of the women on the bus left to change her clothes and...
TeddyP
March 13 2014

Cracked-Out Cat Terrorizes Family

An extremely distressed cat is behind bars after it attacked a baby and held his family hostage in a bedroom, forcing them to call 911 for help. According to reports from Oregon, the merciless feline...
Crime HQ
March 6 2014

Babies Gunning For Trouble? Young Howitzer Seems Fine to Us

...baby name expert [Laura Wattenberg] took stock of the increase in gun and hunting-themed baby names. Her statistics [from 2002-2012] show a steady rise in firearm nomenclature.... “Colt,...