Today’s Weird Crime Links September 5, 2012

On September 5, 2012, in Weird Crime Digest, by CrimeWatch

The latest from the world of Weird Crime

  • Retired police sniffer dog tracks down new owner’s stolen purse
    Retired police sniffer dog turned pet Sam stunned his owners after he used his incredible sense of smell to find a stolen purse. The clever German Shepherd helped recover Tracy Thompson’s purse after she was pick-pocketed on a shopping trip. Sam was joined by Tracy’s 25-year-old daughter Jenny Thompson as he put his tracking skills [...]
  • Man given Asbo over bomb-making hobby
    A man who had a “bomb workshop” at his Hull home has been given a 10-year anti-social behaviour order banning him from owning certain fireworks. Paul Smith, of Holm Garth Drive, was also given a 12-month community order after pleading guilty at Hull Crown Court to owning explosive substances. Smith told police it was a [...]
  • ATMs installed in Indian police stations to ward off thieves
    Banks in India’s Jaipur city have begun installing cash machines inside police stations in a bid to ward off burglars. The government-owned Bank of Baroda became the first to install a cash machine inside the Kotwali police station in north Jaipur. The police have rented out the space at 20,000 rupees (£227; $286) a month. [...]
  • Robbed woman threatened with evil spirits
    An Australian woman was robbed after being told “evil spirits” would threaten her family if she did not hand over her possessions. Police have released CCTV vision of two woman wanted for questioning over the incident on Thursday. About 12.30pm a woman, 60, withdrew money from a bank in Cabramatta’s CBD and was approached by [...]
  • Probe after ‘defecating’ incidents at library
    Scottish police are probing two incidents of someone defecating on the floor among the books in a library. The incidents, at Stonehaven Library, in the Aberdeenshire town’s Evan Street, both happened within the past month. Aberdeenshire Council said one of the incidents forced the library to close. A Grampian Police spokeswoman said an investigation was [...]
  • Cop tells drunk students to crawl to avoid arrest
    Four students from Southwestern Oklahoma University were given the option of crawling back to an apartment or being arrested for public intoxication by a police officer, one of the students said. “I’m not contesting that I was intoxicated,” said Dylan Frizzell, 22, one of the four male students involved. “I’m just upset at the way [...]
  • Train passenger sues for ‘moral suffering’, wins
    A court awarded the equivalent of $230 in compensation to a Russian man who complained of “moral suffering” from having to listen to fellow train passengers use profanity. The plaintiff, whose name was not released, successfully sued commuter rail operator Krasprigorod in a Krasnoyarsk court, claiming “physical and moral suffering” as a result of being [...]
  • Geeks outraged after thief causes 15-hour Internet outage
    Geeks in Ohio were outraged after a 15-hour internet outage was caused by a “very dumb criminal” who stole a length of wire from a utility pole. Ken Johnson, company manager of Conneaut Telephone Co., said that Saturday’s lengthy Internet outage was caused when a thief climbed a utility police and stole a length of [...]
  • Man tried to eat fake $50 bills
    New York state police say that a 35-year-old man tried to swallow several counterfeit $50 bills after he was caught trying to use the bogus money at an amusement park. The Genesee County Sheriff’s Office reported that deputies were called to the Darien Lake Theme Park and Resort on Sunday night after Larry Jones, of [...]
  • Manbreaks into music shop to play the piano and sleep
    Police in the Netherlands arrested and then released without charge a homeless man who triggered an alarm after breaking into a music shop to play the piano and get some sleep. The 60-year-old man, who once studied music and is now homeless, smashed the music shop’s window in the northern Dutch town of Assen in [...]
  • Cops bust teen boys in cunning Walmart “arrest” con
    A pair of teenage boys from Florida came up with a cunning plan to shoplift items from Walmart. A 17-year-old boy posed as an plainclothes cop and “arrested” his underage buddy for supposedly shoplifting $20 worth of Yu-Gi-Oh! Cards from their local Walmart. The young perps–who hatched the “fake arrest” plot as a cover for [...]
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