Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Chainsaw-wielding guy with flower pot on head robs convenience store

A 19-year-old Australian man is in custody after allegedly robbing a convenience store on February 10, 2014, with a flower pot on his head, while threatening employees with a running chainsaw, and mooning them.

Police use olive oil to rescue naked man from clothes washer

It was all fun and games this weekend in Australia, when a naked man, 20, decided to surprise his wife by hiding in the clothes washer and got stuck. She was no doubt very surprised, but even so, police advise against ever getting inside household appliances. Also there are now 1001 uses for olive oil.

Turns out there are legal consequences for riding an emu to work

From our friends at The Daily Dot: An Australian man who filmed himself riding an emu in hopes of landing a viral video may face animal cruelty charges. “What most overseas people get confused about Australia is they think we ride kangaroos to work but in actual fact we ride emus,” McMillan said in the video.

The Snowtown Murders

November 2000 saw the beginning of the trial for the largest serial killing case in Australian history. The victims, who were found dismembered in barrels of acid, were being killed for their “crimes,” alleged pedophiles, drug abusers, homosexuals, or for simple obesity. Evidence showed that they had been extensively tortured with everyday tools such as pincers, pliers and clamps, combined with genital electrocution.

Video: Two drunk guys tase each other for fun

A taser is not a toy, and we at Crime Library in no way condone tasing for fun, no matter how good-natured — so never to try anything this incredibly stupid at home. That said, this video of two drunk Australian men laughing as they shock each other repeatedly may be indicative of a new trend: recreational tasing.

The story of Kathleen Folbigg, the mother who killed her 4 children

Like father like daughter. Kathleen Folbigg’s father murdered her mother early in her life. So later, when her own children started dying, investigators didn’t believe it was from natural causes. They set out to prove that she was a murderer too, just like her father.

Video: Simon Gittany before and after his girlfriend fell to her death

Surveillance video of the moments surrounding the alleged murder of Lisa Harnum by her partner Simon Gittany. Here we see the before and the after. His trial focuses on the 69 seconds not shown in this video.

Your Daily Creepout: X-ray of man who forked himself for ‘gratification’

A man in Canberra, Australia, showed up in the emergency room in early August 2013, with “bleeding urethral meatus” and a 4-inch fork shoved up inside it.

Harry Potter Book Used to Smuggle LSD

A drug smuggler is caught and extradited to New Zealand after attempting to smuggle LSD inside a Harry Potter book.

Police in Western Australia in Search of Drunken Pig

Police in Port Hedland, Western Australia, are reportedly searching for a pig that broke into a camping couple’s cooler during the night and drank 18 of their beers. He may be irritable, hungover and probably has a pounding headache.

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