Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Dumb Criminal Allegedly Steals Car, Taunts Owner, Crashes

Damian Gingerich jumped into the idling car, made eye contact with the car’s owner, smiled, did a few doughnuts and sped off. That was his sole moment of coolness, and it was quickly over.

Police: Alleged Carjacker Threatened Teen Victim With HIV Needle

Police in Massachusetts say a teenage driver was forced out of her car at needlepoint — and not the embroidery kind. Scott Steverding, 30, has been indicted on charges of armed carjacking for allegedly threatening a 17-year-old girl with a needle he said was contaminated with HIV.