Today’s Weird Crime Links April 23, 2012

On April 23, 2012, in Weird Crime Digest, by CrimeWatch

The latest from the world of Weird Crime

  • Suspect asked cop if he’s Jesus, then steals police car
    Darius Williams saw the light. It just happened to be blue. According to The Commercial Appeal , a police officer found the 19-year-old Williams walking before dawn Thursday along Interstate 240. Police said after asking if the officer was Jesus, Williams became irate in the back of the police car, pushed down the window and [...]
  • Fake stroke suspect in car theft forgot about photos
    A wanted California parolee who is suspected of having stolen a family’s car from Sea World after pretending to be a stroke victim in a wheelchair was arrested in Half Moon Bay. Thomas William Baker, 56, of Riverside was pulled over by San Mateo County sheriff’s deputies after they received reports of a reckless driver, [...]
  • Teen confesses to bizarre duct tape murder plot
    A Colorado teenager from Basalt has confessed to a bizarre murder plot. The 15-year-old was arrested Friday. Detectives say the teen drew diagrams detailing a plan to ambush the potential victim, cover him in duct tape, and then take him into the woods where he would starve to death. The teen could face a conspiracy [...]
  • Swedish cop fined over bribed salad, keeps badge
    A police officer in Sweden was convicted of bribery for soliciting a free salad from a restaurant owner he had pulled over. The officer testified that he had been kidding around when he proposed tearing up the traffic ticket in exchange for some greens from the motorist’s restaurant. “He gave me the salad anyway,” testified [...]
  • Man charged with felony for stealing soda
    After leaving a Naples, Florida, McDonald’s without paying for a cup of soda, Mark Abaire, 52, is in hot water, facing a felony theft charge, police say. Abaire walked into the restaurant around 10 p.m. Thursday and asked the employee at the counter if he could have a cup for water. When he was given [...]
  • Man arrested after trying to sell weed to his former parole officer
    A Florence man was arrested late Friday night after he tried to arrange a drug deal with his previous probation officer and then completed the sale to a Florence Police officer. The suspect was apparently scrolling through his cellphone directory trying to sell some marijuana he had when one of the people he called agreed [...]
  • Police find fugitive after seeing his framed ‘Wanted’ mugshot over fireplace at friend’s home
    A UK man was caught red-handed hiding a fugitive in his home – with a framed ‘wanted’ photo of the runaway on the mantelpiece. Jordan Sim-much, 26, was harbouring his friwnd in a kitchen cupboard in Stockport when police raided the house after a tip-off, a court heard. Both men were collared – and Sim-much [...]
  • Police halt quad bike pursuit because thieves weren’t wearing helmets
    Soft-touch Britain is at it again with their weird take on tackling crime… Police officers let a gang on quad bikes ride free after they stole a kayak – as they abandoned a chase over fears for the health and safety of the thieves. After she saw the gang snatch her boat, owner Rebecca Jones [...]
  • Woman arrested after biting motorist who stole her parking spot
    It can be a struggle sometimes to find parking in San Francisco, and police said one woman literally fought tooth and nail for a chance to park her car on Thursday. A 22-year-old woman suffered serious injuries after another woman mauled her over a parking spot, according to police. The fight began when one person [...]
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