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Not your typical wedding picture

Til’ the law do us part?

Perhaps because you only get to wear a wedding dress on your wedding day, Tammy Lee Hinton elected not to change out of her gown and veil when police took her mugshot last Saturday, just a few moments after she said, “I do.”

Following the ceremony at City of Zion Ministries church in Michigan, Hinton, 50, was arrested by Blackman-Leoni Township cops on a two-year-old felony warrant accusing her of identity theft,

More with video via Wedding Day Mugshot

July 20, 2011 Posted by | Crime | Comments Off

21 tons of mustard and ketchup. Now all they need is lots of hot dogs

Austrian police say thieves have made off with an unusual heist — 21 tons of mustard and ketchup.

The loot was in a semi-trailer parked in a lot over the weekend northwest of Vienna.

More via thestar.com.

July 20, 2011 Posted by | Crime, Food | Comments Off

This grass really was grass

A 58-year-old man in Sweden is feeling like a dope after getting busted trying to buy marijuana.

However, police in Gavle, Sweden, let the man go after discovering that the bag of grass he bought was literally a bag of real grass. Oh, and some bark, TheLocal.se reported.

via Duped Dope Smoker

June 28, 2011 Posted by | Crime, Dumb Crook | Comments Off

White collar teeth crime

An unusual crime has police searching for a suspect.

A surveillance camera at a Kroger in Greenwood caught a man stealing $700 worth of teeth whitener.

via  Weird news – msnbc.com.

May 12, 2011 Posted by | Crime, Dumb Stuff | Comments Off

The Big Bang Theory of bank robbery

Brooksville (Florida) Police are searching for two men who used a hand grenade to rob a Chase Bank Monday morning.

Investigators say the men went into the bank at 7170 Broad Street and threatened to throw the grenade unless they got money.

via Spring Hill-Brooksville News.

March 30, 2011 Posted by | crazy, Crime | Comments Off

Turns out that DIY barcodes are frowned on

A Palm Bay (Florida) man was rolling back his own prices at a Walmart in Fort Pierce after he used pre-made bar code stickers to purchase DVDs and some Lego sets for a discounted rate, police said.

via WPBF West Palm Beach.

March 24, 2011 Posted by | Crime, DIY | Comments Off

Sorry. We have a strict one robbery per day policy.

…At (a Tulsa) Papa John’s, police said a man came in the back door, robbed the restaurant and left with money, but then another robber came in the front and also demanded money.

(Tulsa Police  Sergeant) Walker said the employee told the man he can’t rob them because they were just robbed. ..

via Three pizza joints robbed late Sunday | Tulsa World.

March 22, 2011 Posted by | Crime | Comments Off

I think this guy was in the bathroom last time I flew

A crafty thief nabbed more than a quarter of a million dollars from a Caribbean-bound airplane after crawling through the bathroom to access the cash-stocked cargo hold, police said.

The unidentified crook complained of feeling sick and spent most of the flight in the bathroom, flight attendants told police.

But in fact, airline officials said, the man was tearing out panels in the restroom in order to crawl into the cargo hold.

via Thief nabs nearly $250,000

Do you wonder how he knew the money was in the hold and where it was in there? Maybe the cops will want a little chat with the baggage handlers.

March 8, 2011 Posted by | cops, Crime | Comments Off

“Man shot wife with toilet paper” Some headlines can’t be improved.

Police in North Carolina said they arrested a man who allegedly loaded his gun with a wad of toilet paper and shot his wife in the back.

via  UPI.com

She was treated for powder burns and he was arrested…presumably for assault with a squeezable weapon.

July 22, 2010 Posted by | Crime, Strange | Comments Off

Never too late for a new career

The FBI says the so-called “Geezer Bandit” has struck again in San Diego.

The FBI says a frail, elderly man gave a clerk a note demanding money and pulled a handgun Wednesday at San Diego National Bank. He left with an unspecified amount of cash.

via “Geezer Bandit” CBS News

PS: He has apparently stuck up at least five other banks.

January 30, 2010 Posted by | Crime | , | 1 Comment

Crime tip: Don’t put your pot farm 25 feet from a police station

Police in Los Angeles recently busted a pot farm located in a building 25 feet behind a police station. How’d they know it was there? They smelled it.

via Pot Farm Found Behind Police Station, Says LAPD.

November 19, 2009 Posted by | cops, Crime, Dumb Crook | , | Comments Off

Crime tip: When carrying 30 pounds of pot it’s a good idea to obey traffic laws

A Maywood, Ill., man was taken to Jasper County Jail on Friday after a State Police canine officer discovered 30 pounds of suspected marijuana in his car.

Indiana State Police Master Trooper Rick Hudson stopped Brian K. Fortner, 37, at the DeMotte/Roselawn exit on northbound Interstate 65 Friday afternoon for driving 94 mph in a 55 mph zone.

via Local News :: Post-Tribune

A police officer acquaintance of mine once told me that they catch a large percentage of criminals because of traffic stops.

November 15, 2009 Posted by | crazy, Crime, Dumb Crook | | Comments Off

Well. he really didn’t need two, did he?

Police say a one-legged suspect was caught after only one shoe went missing in a store in Belgium.

An amputee was an immediate suspect when a store attendant found one shoe missing from a shop in the western Belgian town of Maldegem.

via  Metro.co.uk.

October 26, 2009 Posted by | Crime, Dumb Crook | Comments Off

‘Career shoplifter,’ 86, swipes anti-wrinkle cream

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An 86 year old Chicago woman is being held on $10,000 bond after being arrested for the 61st time. The charge is shoplifting.

Did I mention that among the things she allegedly stole is an anti-wrinkle cream? Hope springs eternal.


August 3, 2009 Posted by | Crime, Dumb Crook | , | Comments Off

It wasn’t Clara Bell. Crusty, maybe, but not Clara Bell

The Boulder Police Department is looking for a cross-dressing man wearing clown makeup who robbed a liquor store on Saturday night…

The witnesses described the robber as a man wearing red and white face makeup, a red and purple wig, a fake nose and a denim dress. Employees told police they didn’t think anything was peculiar when he walked into the store because of the Pridefest events happening over the weekend in Denver,

via Cross-Dressing Clown Robs Liquor Store- KMGH Denver.

June 30, 2009 Posted by | Crime, Dumb Crook, Strange | , | Comments Off

I wonder who his dentist is…

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Police who solved a spate of mystery burglaries were shocked to find the culprit was biting his way through steel window bars.

Detectives in Nanjimen region, Chongqing, were puzzled by continuous reports of break-ins through caged windows. “Through our investigations, we found the grids had been cut but with deep tooth prints,” a local police spokesman told the Chongqing Business Daily.

Eventually, their inquiries led them to interview a man who revealed he was sharing a hotel room with a man who could crack walnuts with his teeth. Police brought in the man, Xiong, 23, for questioning and he confessed that he was behind the burglaries.

via Ananova – Burglar bit through steel bars.

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June 13, 2009 Posted by | crazy, Crime | , | Comments Off

Casual Friday (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday too)

A German judge has ordered her trials to be held by her bedside after being hospitalised with a broken hip. Karin Walter, 59, ordered lawyers, witnesses and handcuffed defendants to take part in the hearings at St Vincenz hospital in Limburg…

Under German law, all the charges would have been scrapped if the judge had been unable to continue with the trials.

via Judge hears cases in bed.

April 19, 2009 Posted by | Crime, Laws | | Comments Off

How do you get rid of $800K in change?

A crime gang described by Queensland’s police chief as “very clever” has allegedly stolen more than $800,000 from Brisbane parking meters…

It is alleged the gang took an average of $8 from each of 1,900 parking meters across Brisbane every week between January 2007 and March this year.

via Gang ‘stole $800k from parking meters’.

March 31, 2009 Posted by | Crime, Strange | | Comments Off

Atomic wedgies rule!

It took a wedgie and a headlock to pin down a man suspected of breaking into a car. Yvonne Morris, a technician at the Brickyard Animal Hospital, said she chased a man who broke into a co-worker’s car, but he kept squirming away from her.

The third time, Morris grabbed hold of the man’s boxer shorts and pulled. Salt Lake City police said she then she put a headlock on the man until help could arrive.

via Woman uses wedgie to capture suspected thief.

February 17, 2009 Posted by | Crime | | Comments Off

180,000 carat emerald…wait. What??

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department says it is holding an emerald estimated to be worth as much as $370 million while the stone’s owner is determined.

A department spokesman said the 850-pound gem will be in safekeeping until a federal judge determines who rightfully owns it.

The “Bahia Emerald” was reported stolen in September from a secured vault in South El Monte, Calif.

CNN reported the emerald has been at the center of a dispute between a California man who claimed ownership, a company with which he contracted to sell it and a potential buyer.

via UPI.com.

December 28, 2008 Posted by | Crime, Jewels | | Comments Off


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