The latest from the world of Weird Crime

  • High-speed chase ends with a kiss
    A couple who led California police on a high-speed motorcycle chase, surrendered after running out of gas. But not before one final kiss, cops say. The couple led police on a more than 100-mile chase Sunday before surrendering when their motorcycle ran out of gas, North County Times, Escondido, Calif., reported. The chase began when [...]
  • Men arrested after deputy finds calf in backseat
    Police in New Mexico have arrested three men found with a 220-pound calf in the backseat of their car. The Carlsbad Current Argus reports that the men are accused of cattle rustling. They were jailed on charges of suspicion of larceny of livestock, conspiracy, lack of a bill of sale and exporting livestock. Luna County [...]
  • Dolce & Gabbana acts against Dolce & Banana
    Italian fashion house Dolce & Gabbana has taken a small South African business to court, accusing it of diluting the luxury brand’s name. It demanded that Dolce and Banana, a small business in Hout Bay, rebrands. “The name Dolce and Banana makes a mockery of the well-known trademark, Dolce & Gabbana”, in a 300-page affidavit [...]
  • Police find suspected fuel thief hiding in steaming pile of manure
    A suspected UK fuel thief, who realised that the Wiltshire police helicopter searching for him had heat-detecting equipment on-board, dived into the nearest dung heap hoping to avoid being detected. The suspected crook, a Lithuanuan living in Ilford, Essex, knew he had to find somewhere warm to hide in the hope of evading detection by [...]
  • Australian criminals are increasing working 9-5
    Criminals in New South Wales are increasingly working business hours, breaking into homes, stealing cars and committing thousands of assaults from 9am-5pm. While their victims were on the job, criminals undertook 25,818 break and enters and stole from more than 18,000 cars, according to NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research figures from October 2010 [...]
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