Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The case it’s based on

The series of movies and documentaries around the original Texas Chainsaw Massacre are loosely based on Ed Gein, who was also the prototype for Pyscho’s Norman BatesĀ and The Silence of the Lambs‘ Buffalo Bill. Though Gein didn’t use a chainsaw in the murders, the terrifying weapons had been used in murders before.

X-ray: Guy with a chainsaw blade embedded in his neck

What’s that mothers are always telling you to avoid? Swimming right after a meal, running with scissors, and climbing a tree with a running chainsaw? Maybe not quite, but any mother who thought of that last one, would definitely tell you not to do it.

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.

Chainsaw-wielding man in fishnets arrested for chasing down ‘Mr. Whippy’ truck

It seems that a stag party in Rangiora, New Zealand, last Saturday, December 7, 2013, had pretty much gotten out of hand by about 9:30 p.m., when a party goer wearing fishnet stockings revved up a chainsaw, held it over his head and took off after the Mr. Whippy ice-cream truck that was passing by.

Diner denied dessert attacks restaurant with chainsaw

Petr Svacha, 36, of the Czech Republic, was calmly drinking and having dinner with a friend at a restaurant in Ziln when he was asked to leave because the restaurant was closing. Seems like he was really told to leave, because they didn’t let him finish his meal. Their mistake.

Roommate Breaks in With Axe, Attacks With Chainsaw

No one was hurt in this roommate situation gone bad, but one Pennsylvania man is in jail following a forced entry into his home after his roommate locked him out. Then it got out of hand.

New Zealand Chainsaw Rampage Over a Box of Beer

A New Zealand man allegedly wreaked havoc with a chainsaw over an argument about some beers last week.

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