Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Man killed sister, pickled her head

Like a scary scene taken from the Silence of the Lambs, police searching a public toilet for the body of a woman missing since December 2012, found her pickled head in a bag instead. An attached note asked for the head to receive “proper burial.” The local media dubbed it the “pickled head case.”

Naked man was stuck with penis in pipe — for two days

When the whole thing was over, the man offered a very strange excuse for the very strange situation in which he was found, “It was hot so I was painting the wall in the nude, and I slipped on the floor causing my private parts to fall inside the pipe” He said he didn’t think anyone would believe him.

Two killed, three injured rescuing cell phone from toilet

Two people are dead and three injured after a woman in Henan, China, accidentally dropped her brand-new cell phone into the open-pit toilet she was using. Six people waded into the pool of human waste; all were overcome and lost consciousness. The fate of the phone is unreported, but it’s probably still in there.

Video: Man catches baby who fell two stories

A Mr. Li of China’s Guangdong Province was recently caught on video catching a one-year-old who fell off a window ledge. Lee and another man watch and wait, while others put down cardboard to cushion the baby’s fall. Later, Li humbly told the media,”It was nothing but human instinct to do so.”

Jealous wife partially castrates husband, returns, finishes the job

When Chinese husband Han Mou asked his wife for a divorce, his wife, Han Zhang, feared that he was unfaithful, and that her sons would wind up with an evil step mom. So she dosed his drink with sleeping pills, waited for him to pass out, got some scissors and went to work removing what she saw as the root of her problem.

Video: Teller laughs at distracted robber who brought meat cleaver to bank

In the past we have brought you stories of people falling off cliffs, and walking into canals while talking on their cell phones, but today we present a young man who set out to rob a bank, announced his intention to the teller, but became so absorbed in a call that he was easily disarmed.

Watch: Bystanders lift SUV off injured woman

A woman was run over, dragged and pinned by an SUV at a busy intersection while riding her bike to work in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, China. Shown here is the accident and the victim’s rescue moments later by passersby. The woman’s upper body was pinned, and witnesses said she was screaming loudly.

Terminally ill patient’s family uses ambulance ruse to get him to bank

The family of a seriously ill man in China’s Shaanxi province may face legal action after using an ambulance under false pretenses — all because his wife forgot the password to their bank account.

Update: Brutally Blinded Chinese Boy May See Again

In August we brought you the tragic story of an assault in China on a boy called “Binbin,” who was found with his eyes gouged out and would never see again. Now a Hong Kong vision specialist has offered him electronic eyes that could eventually partially restore his vision, all this at no cost to the family.

Chinese Teen Arrested for Getting More Than 500 Retweets

From our friends at The Daily Dot: It took a little more than a week for China to make its first arrest under a controversial new law against “online rumors,” which criminalizes popular online posts—those by more than 5,000 people or reblogged more than 500 times—that start or spread false information.

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