The latest from the world of Weird Crime

  • Peace activist riding tricycle attacked army helicopter with garden mattock
    An Australian man charged with wilful damage for attacking an army helicopter with a garden mattock (similar to a pickaxe) while riding a tricycle has appeared in a central Queensland court. Peace activist Bryan Law, 57, was arrested after the unusual incident during the Talisman Sabre war games at Shoalwater Bay in central Queensland on [...]
  • Man found with cornucopia of drugs in his anus
    Vermont police last week arrested a New York City man who hid large quantities of crack cocaine, marijuana, and Oxycodone inside his body. 29-year-old Alex Boulet is facing felony drug charges stemming from a May 4 traffic stop in Rockingham. Boulet, from Staten Island, was driving a 2012 Chevrolet Malibu when a state trooper pulled [...]
  • Fines issued for texting while walking in New Jersey town
    People caught texting on their mobile phones while walking face being fined by police in a US town. The clampdown comes after a rise in the number of jaywalking incidents, where pedestrians cross roads illegally or recklessly, instead of using marked routes. Officers in Fort Lee, New Jersey, have said some people are constantly putting [...]
  • Man pulled over by police for being too radioactive
    42-year-old Mike Apatow driving to an appointment for work in Washington Depot when a state police car appeared suddenly and signalled for him to pull over. Apatow was entering Interstate 84 in Newtown when the cruiser appeared, and he had no idea what he’d done to merit police attention. It turns out he didn’t do [...]
  • Failure to wash dishes costs New Zealand churchgoer his earlobe
    A New Zealand woman ripped off part of a man’s earlobe during a church meeting in Palmerston North, after she became enraged by the dishes not being done. Ateliana Lei Malu, 52, pleaded guilty in Palmerston North District Court yesterday to a count of assaulting with intent to injure a fellow parishioner. On March 13, [...]
  • Smugglers tried to money by putting rolls of cash up horses’ backsides
    Sniffer dogs have uncovered a plot to smuggle cash stuffed up horses’ bottoms, it has been alleged. Several large rolls of notes, worth tens of thousands of pounds, were discovered inside the animals, which were being taken to abattoirs. The horses had been transported from Northern Ireland by ferry when police pounced in the ferry [...]
  • Teenager sentenced for driving with friends on car bonnet
    UK police have condemned CCTV footage of two people clinging to the bonnet of a moving car – apparently hanging on by the windscreen wipers – as the driver used her mobile, as “completely unacceptable”. The clip was released by Northumbria Police following the conviction of Katie Bough for dangerous driving while using a phone. [...]
  • Blind man wins Legal battle to shoot guns
    A New Jersey blind man has won a legal battle to keep and shoot his guns. 49-year-old Steven Hopler from Rockaway, had his firearms first confiscated in 2008 after shooting himself in the leg. After a lengthy legal battle, a judge has finally ordered that the decision goes against a constitutional right to bear arms. [...]
  • Father arrested for beating son and pouring salt, vinegar and alcohol in wounds
    A Texas couple are accused of beating their 11-year-old son with a leather belt and then pouring salt, vinegar and alcohol to his wounds. The boy had to be hospitalised after Seabrook police officers found him curled on a sofa in the foetal position, with ‘bandages applied to his waist, buttocks and rear thigh area [...]
  • Fugitive sex offender caught watching child porn at McDonalds
    How to successfully be a fugitive 101: Don’t commit disgusting, illegal activity in an extremely public place. 43-year-old Brent Kellogg who was a fugitive sex offender, was caught watching child porn on a computer in the middle of a crowded fast food restaurant. Kellogg was arrested on Monday at a McDonald’s in Roswell, New Mexico. [...]
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