Today’s Weird Crime Links February 22, 2012

On February 22, 2012, in Weird Crime Digest, by CrimeWatch

The latest from the world of Weird Crime

  • Man accused of assault arrives at court in bright yellow Showaddywaddy suit
    Most defendants go for sober and respectable outfits for their day in court. But a bright yellow and blue Showaddywaddy suit turned out lucky for 46-year-old Colin Hart yesterday when he was cleared of headbutting a man in the face. Eyebrows were raised at Perth Sheriff Court in Scotland when Hart, described as an actor [...]
  • Man claims to be Elvis’ brother and half orangutan
    A man, who told the cops that he was Elvis Presley’s brother, CIA director and half orangutan, was arrested after an incident at a bank in Naples, California, the Collier County Sheriff’s Office said. Mark R. Loescher, 51, faces charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill after the Friday incident. [...]
  • Drunken man who rammed officers with electric wheelchair stopped when policewoman unplugged it
    A UK policewoman unplugged a disabled yob’s electric wheelchair after he rammed one of her colleagues. Drunken thug Kevin O’Brien tried to bite and punch the officers who were attempting to help him after he fell from the chair. But when the 26-year-old drove the machine at a male officer’s legs, his female colleague pulled [...]
  • Father charged after his car is stolen with sleeping son inside
    An upstate New York man has been charged with child endangerment charges after his car was stolen with his sleeping 6-year-old son inside. Phillip Owens, 26, of Irondequoit, told police that he had left his son in the unlocked car with the engine running on Saturday night while making a short stop at a Rochester [...]
  • Casino winner busted on drug charges
    Pennsylvania police have said that a man who won $2,500 at a casino discovered that his luck had changed when he found himself under arrest for drug charges. Investigators said that workers at the Philadelphia Park Racetrack & Casino in Bucks County swiped the ID of Mateen “Jay” Johnson, 34, when he attempted to cash [...]
  • Man stays in motel with girlfriend’s corpse, spends on her debit card
    An Illinois man kept the corpse of his girlfriend in a motel room for nearly two days. He also used her debit card to buy booze before calling emergency services. Police said Tanke called 911 Friday morning and said his girlfriend needed an ambulance, according to the report. Paramedics found Derek Tanke, 47, and the [...]
  • Woman’s breast implant bursts during violent domestic assault
    A 60-year-old man was taken into custody over the weekend. Police say that he assaulted his girlfriend so severely that one of her breast implants exploded. The 52-year-old victim reportedly told police that while arguing with her boyfriend on Sunday morning, she was punched in the face several times and choked. Once she was down, [...]
  • Domino’s manager sold more than just pizza
    A Domino’s Pizza restaurant manager in North Carolina is accused of selling drugs out of the store. According to search warrants, 29-year-old Benjamin Crook hid marijuana in empty pizza boxes when he sold it to an informant. Crook was charged with possession with intent to distribute, selling marijuana, delivering marijuana, and maintaining a dwelling to [...]
  • DIY lightsaber-wielding robber foiled
    San Diego police say that a would-be robber who armed himself with a fluorescent light bulb was foiled after a clerk refused to hand over any cash. Investigators said that the man walked into the Washington Street Shell Station on Monday brandishing the light bulb like a lightsaber from Star Wars. The man then smashed [...]
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