Today’s Weird Crime Links September 17, 2012

On September 17, 2012, in Weird Crime Digest, by CrimeWatch

The latest from the world of Weird Crime

  • Man reported possible burglary after finding vibrator in bathroom that didn’t belong to his wife
    Police responded to a Murfreesboro, Tennessee apartment in reference to a possible burglary after a man found an adult toy on top of the bathroom counter that reportedly did not belong to his wife. “Upon arrival, I made contact with the complainant (who) advised that when he returned home from work, he discovered a vibrator [...]
  • Koala sparked police incident in Paradise
    Police in Australia suspected an intruder when they cordoned off a street in Adelaide’s north-east early yesterday morning. Instead of a cat burglar, they caught a miscreant marsupial. Police were called to an Avenue Rd property at Paradise just after 3.30am after residents reported a prowler walking on their roof. Officers locked down the street [...]
  • Smugglers each swallowed $40,000 in cash
    Two men each ingested about $40,000 (£26,500) before trying to enter Colombia. The pair were detained separately during the past week at the international airport in the Colombian city of Medellin and were on flights arriving from Costa Rica, according to security officials. In the past, “mules” have used a similar method to smuggle contraband [...]
  • Man found with pills, shoes, clothes, cologne and a watch in pants he shares with girlfriend
    Who wears the pants in this household? This is a question that Byron Harvey of Vero Beach, Florida had to try and answer. Indian River County Sheriff’s Office deputies say he had almost $450 worth of shoes, clothes and other items stuffed in his trousers. Additionally, in his pants pocket were a half dozen pills, [...]
  • Duck allegedly raped in Turkish village
    A Turkish man was detained in Bursa province in the Marmara region for allegedly raping a duck. Police forces detained the man following complaints from his in-laws, who claimed he had raped one of their ducks during an overnight stay in their house. The man’s father-in-law said he found “feathers and blood” in a bed [...]
  • Man stole 1.5 tons of hay in attempt to make-up with his girlfriend
    A Russian man suspected of stealing 1.5 tons of hay as a make-up gift for his girlfriend was detained in western Siberia’s Tyumen Region, local police said on Friday. The man, who had quarreled with his girlfriend, stole the hay from a neighbouring field, loaded it on his truck and took to her house. The [...]
  • Bird rescue man guilty of owl attacks (video)
    A 68-year-old man in England who claimed to be running an animal rescue centre in Shropshire has escaped an immediate prison sentence after being found guilty of kicking and punching several birds of prey. William MacKenzie was filmed by neighbours mistreating several protected species of owl at his Shrewsbury home over two years. MacKenzie, of [...]
  • Police install security cameras to watch other cameras
    Some upset people who have been caught speeding in Palmer Park, Maryland, are taking their rage out on the cameras themselves. But now the police have come up with a cunning plan to combat this: cameras to watch the cameras. One is already in place, and Prince George’s County Police Maj. Robert V. Liberati hopes [...]
  • Man who groped women on bottom-pinching spree thought it was the normal way to approach them
    A judge in England has praised the people of a seaside resort for the good judgment they have shown over a sex offender after he was released back into their community. Despite feelings running high over a series of offences in the small town of Seaton in Devon, reaction to the case has been level-headed. [...]
  • Boy tells court how man bound his legs with sellotape and nailed him to ceiling
    An 8-year-old boy from Scotland has claimed a man who was looking after him bound his legs with sellotape and nailed him to the ceiling. The boy said that James Menzies also zipped him inside a bag of tools and hung it from a nail for 20 minutes. During the sellotape incident, he claimed Menzies [...]
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