Today’s Weird Crime Links April 11, 2012

On April 11, 2012, in Weird Crime Digest, by CrimeWatch

The latest from the world of Weird Crime

  • Meth lab found in Walmart bathroom stall
    A cleaning crew in an Alabama Walmart found a strange surprise in one bathroom stall — a meth lab. The “shake and bake” lab — an ultra-portable set-up for making crude meth which carries especially high explosion risks — was found by a cleaning crew in the front women’s rest room in the Boaz store [...]
  • Man in underwear threw orange at construction worker
    A Florida construction worker told Fort Pierce police that an orange landed just feet away from him while he was working in the 300 block of South Ocean Drive on Friday. Looking up, he saw a man on a seventh-floor balcony, wearing only boxer shorts. William Wink, a Vietnam veteran, former school teacher and one-time [...]
  • Couple mistake Easter Bunny statue for a ‘stalker’
    German police officers were called to investigate an intimidating stalker standing outside a couple’s home. They were pleasantly surprised when it turned out that the intruder was merely a 6ft statue of the Easter Bunny. The worried couple in Duisburg, Germany called police on Easter Sunday after being frightened by an intimidating prowler with a [...]
  • Thieves make off with 2 tons of coffee
    Thieves in Austria have puzzled police after they made off with 2 tons of coffee. Police say that the culprits broke into a wholesaler and coffee-roaster’s warehouse east of Vienna, loaded a stolen van with the goods and then drove off. A police statement issued Tuesday put the value of the vehicle and its contents [...]
  • Man refuses to get rid of goat
    The city of Greer, South Carolina is back in the news after ordering a man to get rid of his goat. Charles Ferguson says he is willing to risk jail time for his pet. Ferguson said he was ordered by animal control officers on Monday to remove his goat, Yogi, from the city by Friday. [...]
  • Robber shows ID to store clerk
    Police said an dimwitted robber in Ohio showed his ID to a store clerk – moments before he pulled out a handgun and demanded the money from the register. Xenia police said that 21-year-old Hanson Price showed his driver’s license to the clerk at the United Dairy Farmer’s just after midnight March 30 to purchase [...]
  • Alleged toothpaste thief arrested
    Police in Massachusetts said that they used security camera footage to identify a man accused of trying to steal a cartload of toothpaste from a store. Police Sgt. Patrick Manley said that 23-year-old Timmy John Laflamme of Chicopee, was arrested Monday after officers recognized him from security camera footage taken Wednesday afternoon at the Stop [...]
  • Bride fakes cancer to fund wedding
    A bride in New York has been accused of faking terminal cancer – so she could raise money from sympathetic well wishers to pay for her dream wedding. She has now been arrested and charged with fraud, police said on Tuesday. Jessica Vega, 25, is now facing six felony charges. She claimed to have only [...]
  • Boy brings heroin to show and tell at Kindergarten
    A five-year-old boy brought something really interesting to a show and tell at his Connecticut kindergarten – packets of heroin. His contribution led to the arrest of his stepfather, police said on Tuesday. The child was proudly showing the packets of a powdery substance to his kindergarten classmates in Bridgeport, Connecticut, on Monday when his [...]
  • Man commits more than 10 felonies in 9 hours
    Local police say they’d never seen a crime spree like this in Tennessee. 24-year-old William Todd is accused of committing 10 felonies in just nine hours while going on a “terror” through Nashville. “He was just on a terror. I’ve never seen anything like this before,” said Sgt. Tony Blackburn. Police say that Todd arrived [...]
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