Category: Crime

Aaron Kosminski.

Polish barber that a detective of the day claims was Jack the Ripper.

Tags: Book Celebrity Crime Discovery History People Unsolved mysteries.


Unmanned drone to be tested in Los Angeles for use as a law enforcement surveillance tool.

Tags: Big brother Controversy Crime Privacy Surveillance Technology.

Death vans.

China operates a fleet of mobile execution vehicles. (via)

Tags: Controversy Crime Death Execution Human rights Nationality.

Lucky and Flo.

Dogs that have been trained to sniff out counterfeit DVDs.

Tags: Animals Crime.


Kidnappers have taken the Pillsbury Doughboy and are threatening to bake him. (via)

Tags: Celebrity Protest Theft.

War is over.

Mexico to decriminalize possession of small amounts of drugs.

Tags: Crime Drugs Govern War.


Snowman effigy burned annually to celebrate the killing of Winter’s evil spirit has been kidnapped by a radical Swiss militant group. (via)

Tags: Culture Organizations Snow Theft.


Gunshot-locator system uses microphones attached to buildings to pinpoint where shootings have occured. (via)

Tags: Crime Sound Technology Weapons.


Italian mafia plans to smuggle cocaine in from Colombia were foiled when they were caught trying to build a submarine.

Tags: Build Caught Crime Drugs.

Scent bank.

China is storing human body odors to help police dogs track down criminals.

Tags: Animals Crime Smell.

Laser Scaling and Measurement Device for Photographic Images.

Measuring device created to monitor Space Shuttle damage is now being used in crime scene investigations.

Tags: Crime Gadgets Photos Space Technology.

Y chromosome profile.

DNA may be used in crime investigations to predict the last name of the suspect. (via)

Tags: Crime DNA Genes Ideas.

eXtended Range Electro-Muscular Projectile.

Taser manufacturer develops electric shock system delivered by 12-gauge shotgun shells. (via)

Tags: Crime Police Products Soldiers Weapons.


Invisible DNA-based substance acts like permanent marker by staying on marked valuables for up to 30 years.

Tags: DNA Prevention Theft.

Great Train Track Robbery.

German thieves steal 5 kilometers of railroad track.

Tags: Materials People Theft.

Sticky situation.

Gumshoes finally nab the bubblegum bandit. (via)

Tags: Candy Caught Crime People Theft.

Cold case.

French police conduct a two year murder investigation on the skeleton of a woman and discover that she died almost 600 years ago.

Tags: Crime Death Discovery Murder People Police Woopsie.


Thai man busted in Singapore for dealing drugs escapes caning by getting a sex change.

Tags: Busted Change Crime Drugs Hers His Legal People Sex.

Here lies BMW.

Ohio man buries his car to collect insurance.

Tags: Bogus Busted Cars Crime Insurance People Prison Punishment.

Habeas corpus.

Texas attorney kidnaps his own client.

Tags: Kidnapping Legal Money People.

Lend me your ears.

Forensic anthropologist to testify in bank robbery case about the accused man’s earlobes.

Tags: Body Legal People Robbery.

Naked Rambler Strikes Back.

Naked Rambler, the man who showed up to his public indecency trial naked, has violated his parole by not wearing any clothes as he walked out of prison.

Tags: Busted Clothing Crime Followup Parole violation People Prison.

Sami fleshscraper.

Norwegian museum anonymously receives relic 42 years after it was apparently stolen and has ‘no idea’ what the object is. (via)

Tags: Art Confusion Theft.

Can’t you see I’m in a hurry?

Impatient bank robber takes off his mask to yell at teller, thus blowing his cover. (via)

Tags: Busted Caught Crime Mistakes People Robbery Woopsie.

Not for sale. Not for free.

Man forced to protect his Corvette that was falsely advertised as being free by someone else on Craigslist.

Tags: Bogus Cars Crime Web.

You asked for it.

Bank robber uses getaway car with vanity plates that say “FINDME.

Tags: Cars Caught Crime Getaway Irony People Robbery.


Woman being charged with theft steals camera that took her mugshot photo. (via)

Tags: Busted Caught Crime Irony People Theft.

Dead Body Guy.

Man who wants to play dead for a living. (via)

Tags: Blog Bogus Crime Death Entertainment Marketing Murder Music People TV Web.

Reach out and rob someone.

New Zealand man tries and fails to rob a bank by phone.

Tags: Busted Caught Crime Money People Phone Robbery.

Vegetable matter.

Radish survives murder attempt.

Tags: Bizarre Crime Food Murder.

Deja vu.

Prisoner escapes after posing as his identical twin brother.

Tags: Crime Escape Getaway Mistakes People Prison Woopsie.

Dead drunk.

Bartender sent to prison for mixing a drink that killed a customer. (recipe)

Tags: Alcohol Crime Death Drunk People Punishment.

Hip ‘n’ stitch?

Man is reunited with wallet forty years after it was stolen. (via)

Tags: Discovery People Theft.

I see dead people.

Outdoor marketing campaign that used people made up to look like they had been murdered.

Tags: Body Bogus Death Deception Marketing Murder.

Free Juan!

Florida sheriff has wrongly accused a stuffed animal of ‘loitering’.

Tags: Animals Bogus Crime Humor Web.

Sue the Maker.

Romanian prisoner sues God for failing to save him from the devil.

Tags: Bizarre Crime Culture Legal People Religion.

Jedi mind trick.

Hypnotist in Moldova has stolen ‘tens of thousands of dollars’ by hypnotizing bank tellers.

Tags: Bizarre Brain Crime Getaway Magic Money People Robbery Unexplained.

Low-tech hi-jack.

Man commandeers freight train with a bow and arrow.

Tags: Bizarre Crime People Weapons.

Honest crook.

Man robs coffee stand then pays for coffee with the stolen money.

Tags: Bizarre Coffee Crime Getaway Money People Theft Wanted.

Sin city.

Bankrupt New Orleans may have to start releasing prisoners.

Tags: Crime Legal Money Natural Disasters Prison Security.

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