Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Woman assaulted in Big Lots bathroom by man dressed like Barbie doll

It took only 40 minutes for San Diego police to catch up with a barefoot, screwdriver-wielding suspect, wearing a pink tutu and a princess top, in connection with a sexual assault in a public bathroom

MacDonald’s patron given only one napkin with meal sues

An angry California man is suing MacDonald’s after he got gypped on his fair share of napkins. When he asked the server to remedy the situation, he claims to have been treated with prejudice, and is suing the restaurant chain to the tune of $1.5 million for causing him “undue mental anguish.”

Woman writes to those who robbed her while her husband died

A woman, who sped after the ambulance to the hospital after her husband suffered a fatal heart attack at their home, returned to find that thieves had looted the house while she was gone. In a personal note to the Record Bee, she addresses the robbers who stole all the mementos that she and her late husband shared.

Firefighter cuffed, held while helping accident victims

A California firefighter has made headlines by responding to a serious accident on February 4, 2014, following protocol, attempting to help victims, and getting himself cuffed and held by CHPs officers for his trouble.

Cheerleader sues NFL team for a fair wage

We see cheerleaders on TV every weekend during football season dancing and shaking their pom-poms, but one Oakland Raider cheerleader isn’t jumping up and down with glee – she’s taking her NFL team to court.

Watch: Woman confronts her rapist 16 years later

Jamie Carillo, now 28, has been working up the strength to confront the teacher she claims sexually abused for years, starting at age 12. When she found her courage, however, the statute of limitations for the crime had run out. Undaunted, she called the woman, confronted her, recorded the interaction and posted it online.

Photo: Kelly Thomas pleas during beating

A compelling photo from the trial of former Fullerton, California, police officers Manuel Ramos and Jay Cicinelli in the murder of a homeless man they were detaining has made it’s way onto imgur.com, and is going viral. The officers were acquitted of involuntary manslaughter and use of excessive force in a jury trial. Here, the prosecution’s presentation enumerating the [...]

LAPD: Do you know any of these women?

On July 7, 2010, LAPD arrested Lonnie David Franklin Jr. for a series of unsolved murders previously attributed to the Grim Sleeper serial killer. He was charged with ten of the murders. A search of Franklin’s home turned up 180 photos of women. Many of these possible victims have been identified; the following photos have not.

Watch: Violent Walmart shopper drives through store in meth-fueled rampage

Police have just released dramatic video of an allegedly drugged-out man crashing his red Oldsmobile Cutlass into the doors of a Walmart and driving into the store before jumping out and bludgeoning four people with a metal object. He was wrestled to the ground and held by security and angry shoppers.

Man stole vehicle to be on time for court date for stealing vehicle

They say people learn from their mistakes, but what exactly a person may or may not learn could surprise you.

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