Today’s Weird Crime Links September 3, 2012

On September 3, 2012, in Weird Crime Digest, by CrimeWatch

The latest from the world of Weird Crime

  • Prostitute raises price, John calls police
    A man called Michigan police after a prostitute raised her prices after he already paid her for her services. Police were called to the man’s Ann Arbor residence at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday for a report of a robbery, AnnArbor.com reported. Ann Arbor police Lt. Renee Bush said the man and woman, a 19-year-old from Ohio [...]
  • Hate crime theory after decapitated Virgin Mary statue’s head replaced with gnome
    Police in Windsor Locks, Connecticut are investigating the decapitation of a religious statue as an act of vandalism, but the statue’s owner said it’s a hate crime. “It just hurts me so bad, I want to cry,”Darlene Fraga said. The Virgin Mary statue that once stood tall on her front yard, is destroyed and Fraga [...]
  • Toddler’s karaoke tantrum ends in bloodbath
    A Chinese toddler’s refusal to give up the microphone during a family karaoke evening started a quarrel that left two men hacked to death with a meat cleaver. The evening began jovially enough when Mr Yun, the owner of a noodle shop in the central Chinese city of Xi’an, invited his family to celebrate Qixi, [...]
  • Armed robbers frighten themselves off with firework
    Arlington County Police have released surveillance video from the botched armed robbery of a 7-Eleven store. The robbery attempt happened at about 3:25 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 19. An approximately 5’8? tall white male enters the store wearing a hooded sweatshirt and a bandana over his face, while pointing a handgun at the store clerk. [...]
  • Man on trial over ‘reckless’ use of garden hose
    A man is to stand trial charged with squirting drivers passing through a Stirlingshire village with water from a garden hose. Darren Fotheringham is alleged to have let loose with the hose as temperatures soared on one of the hotter days of the summer in Cowie on 27 May this year. At Stirling Sheriff Court [...]
  • Woman arrested 4 times in 26 hours
    A 53-year-old woman who generated numerous loud noise complaints with her blaring music — which included playing AC/DC’s hit song “Highway to Hell” at 1 a.m. — was arrested four times over a 26-hour period. Joyce Coffey who lives in Epping, New Hampshire, but also has an address in Kentucky, faces several charges after police [...]
  • Drunk driver who flipped car while flipping off Mormon missionaries jailed for one day
    A man from Bainbridge, Indiana, who flipped his car has been sentenced to one day in prison and ordered to pay $820 in fines and court fees. Greencastle police arrested Benjamin Brewer, 24, on August 18 after he flipped his silver Honda Civic in front of the Sigma Chi fraternity and Gobin Memorial Church while [...]
  • Police officer delivered handcuffed 11-year-old boy to school
    An 11-year-old boy drew a lot of attention on Wednesday morning when a police officer dropped him off at school shackled in handcuffs. Some parents wonder if the officer escorting him went too far, but they might be surprised to know who called in the law in the first place. Students and parents were outside [...]
  • Waddling gunman wearing yellow beak mask hunted over armed robbery
    An English robber who wore a yellow beak mask and walked like a duck is being hunted by police. The armed raider threatened the manageress with a shotgun before waddling out of the shop. Detectives hunting the man have released CCTV footage of the incident in the hope the public will recognise his funny walk. [...]
  • Cross-dresser threw plate of food across cafe after complaint his testicles were on show
    A cross-dressing man threw a plate of food across a cafe after a customer complained his testicles were showing under his skimpy outfit, a court has heard. Richard Bentley, 36, told his critic, “I have a right to wear what I like,” before hurling his plate, which just missed hitting a cafe worker on the [...]
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