Today’s Weird Crime Links March 3, 2012

The latest from the world of Weird Crime

  • Woman wanted to be stabbed to avoid probation meeting
    A 22-year-old Nebraska woman is facing up to a year in jail after asking friends to stab her so that she could get out of a probation appointment. Jessalyn Stierwalt from Beatrice made an agreement with prosecutors and pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of obstruction of government operations. She had been charged with [...]
  • Woman faces 30 years in prison for handing drunk boyfriend keys
    In the early hours of December 10, Erin Brown, 21, and her boyfriend – who had been out drinking – reportedly decided to call it a night. Believing that she was too drunk to drive, Brown handed the keys of her Toyota Scion over to her boyfriend, Trevor Bradshaw, 23. They didn’t make it very [...]
  • Women steal $34K worth of undies
    Florida police said that two women, one with the last name Pink, have been arrested in connection with the thefts of hundreds of Victoria’s Secret undergarments. Boca Raton and Boynton Beach police said that the women, Tysheka Pink, 29, of Miami, and Katina Summerset, 39, of Florida City, are accused of stealing more than $34,000 [...]
  • Robber calls victim for a date
    A 26-year-old man from Carrick was ordered held for trial today on a robbery charge. The suspect, John Jardini, is in the Allegheny County Jail. Police say it’s one of the strangest robberies they’ve investigated. Jardini allegedly took $60 from a girl he confronted on Brownsville Road and Nobles Lane. She had just gotten off [...]
  • Drug dealer, 84, awaiting surgery for enlarged testicle spared jail
    An 84-year-old man, who was caught with eight wraps of cocaine, has escaped a jail sentence because of his age. “You should be going to prison today,” Judge John Phipps told John Unsworth, of Tyldesley, at Liverpool Crown Court. Disabled Unsworth, who walks with a stick, admitted possession of a class A drug with intent [...]
  • Family claim police urinated on their mail and spat in their coffee maker
    A family claims that Chicago police broke into their house, urinated on their mail, spit in the coffee maker, stomped and slapped them and told them “You’ve been punk’d,” while searching for someone who had not lived there for at least a year. Although they had a search warrant, they did not give it to [...]
  • Vicar ordered thief to kneel until police arrived
    A vicar caught a prolific burglar who stuffed the church collection down his trousers during a morning service. Fitness fanatic Father Andrew Cain intervened after his assistant curate Christine Cargill spotted a would-be thief with his hands in the vestry safe. Ms Cargill stood in the thief’s way during last Tuesday’s morning service at St [...]

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