Today’s Weird Crime Links April 25, 2012

On April 25, 2012, in Weird Crime Digest, by CrimeWatch

The latest from the world of Weird Crime

  • Man spends 15 years in jail because father says so
    A man in Saudi Arabia who was jailed for three years in 1997 has spent a further 12 years behind bars because his father refuses to pardon him. 43-year-old Eid al-Sinani was originally sentenced to three years in prison and 200 lashes for beating up his step mother, Musab al-Zahrani, a researcher at the National [...]
  • Woman lightly punched female litterbug in the face
    An Indianapolis woman apparently took Sunday’s celebration of Earth Day very seriously. Andrea Jane Ginther, 44, told police that she was driving on Muncie’s south side on Sunday afternoon when she saw a woman “toss a piece of paper on the ground.” Ginther said that she “does not take littering lightly,” and stopped to confront [...]
  • Naked men started fires in house as part of Wiccan ceremony to get rid of negative vibes
    Two naked British men started fires in a house as part of a pagan ritual, a court has been told. Aftab Mughal, 21, and Terence Williams, 51, had to be forcibly removed from the building by firefighters while naked, refusing to cover themselves up when they were given blankets outside. They said they started the [...]
  • ‘Goldilocks’ robber found with feet sticking out of couple’s bed
    A court has been told how a man fell asleep after breaking into a Scottish couple’s house. The couple from Perth walked into “a nightmare version of Goldilocks” when they came back and found a stranger’s feet sticking out of their bed. Mark McCole had dozed off after breaking into the Al-Hamdani’s home to rob [...]
  • Suspect pretended to be asleep
    Police in Chicago have reported that an alleged minivan thief attempted to evade arrest by jumping through a window into his home and pretending to be asleep. Officers attempted to pull over a Pontiac Montana minivan after it ran a stop sign on the city’s South Side around 9 p.m. Friday and discovered the van, [...]
  • Prof uses physics paper to win traffic ticket appeal – the truth
    A scientist’s physics paper had nothing to do with the dismissing his $200 traffic ticket, a San Diego court commissioner has said. News outlets reported this week that Dmitri Krioukov of the University of California, San Diego, used an equation-filled paper on the physics of a car in motion to successfully appeal a ticket for [...]
  • Artist charged with littering in potty prank
    In victory for those opposing modern ‘art’, a West Virginia artist was charged with littering after he placed a toilet on a pedestal in a city square in what he says was a plea for more public art. 42-year-old David Heatwole of Martinsburg could be fined up to $500 if convicted on May 2 in [...]
  • Fleeing bank robber flings cash on highway
    An man from Elburn, Illinois, was in custody after allegedly robbing a northwest Indiana bank and leading police on a 110-mile long, high-speed chase through Indiana and Illinois. While speeding, he threw cash out the window along the way. It is unsure whether he did it to dispose of the evidence, or to create confusion [...]
  • Two elementary school kids brutally beat school bus driver
    An 8-year-old boy and a 9-year-old boy from Michigan City, Indiana, have been charged with battery for beating up their female bus driver after being asked to stop throwing things on the bus. The boys were on their way home Friday, riding in a school bus taking them back home from Springfield Elementary School, when [...]
  • Man posing as dead mother for 6 years to collect benefits faces 25 years in jail
    A man from New York has been accused of a bizarre scam in which he dressed up like his dead mother for six years in order to steal $115,000 in benefits. He is appearing in court this week. On Tuesday, jurors will be shown a screening of Thomas Prusik-Parkin, 53, carrying off his extraordinary act. [...]
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