Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Cop who claimed erection cream caused positive cocaine test, reinstated

A Miami Beach cop was reinstated, despite having been fired for testing positive for cocaine. The detective argued that he got a sex-enhancement cream as a gift and used it not knowing that it contained cocaine. The city argued that he should have made it his business to know what he was slathering on his privates.

Ted Bundy

Sentenced to death — twice — on July 30, 1979, for the murders of Margaret Bowman and Lisa Levy, this handsome, educated law student was actually one of history’s most terrifying psychopathic killers, who stalked and murdered dozens of young women.

Jaime Henson, arrested after 100-foot chase and a cloud of dust

According to the arresting officer “”No force was used to detain Henson and no injuries were sustained by myself or Henson.” Though there are no visible injuries, the condition of the suspect’s face in his mugshot would seem to tell a different story. Perhaps the chase would be better described as a 100-foot chase, ending in a cloud of dust, crust and road grime

Florida’s bare naked hamburglars still at large

They are being called “bare naked beef bandits,” “dumb, dumber and dumbest” and the naked “knuckleheads,” after being caught on surveillance camera making off with the beef, as if there wasn’t already enough “beef” between the three of them.

Road rage driver hit by his own truck

It’s no joke when innocent people are hurt in road-rage incidents, so it’s nice to know that now and again, karma does comes back and bite the angry, road-raging motorist on the butt.

Alleged molester caught in the act by child’s dad

Meet Raymond Frolander, caught in the act of allegedly molesting his neighbor’s 11-year-old son. Frolander had the bad luck of getting caught by none-other-than the child’s father, who called 911 saying, “Send an ambulance. He is going to need one.” The dispatcher then asked if any weapons were used, to which the father replied, “my foot and my fist.”

Suicide victim mistaken for scary prop, dumped in landfill

An ex-Spring-Hill-Florida man, who hanged himself several weeks ago, seems to have become mummified in such a way that a cleaning crew mistook his corpse for a life-size dummy and dumped him in the landfill. Thanks to vigilant landfill workers, the mistake was rectified and police alerted to investigate.

Jessica Lunsford: Death of a 9-year-old

Jessica Lunsford was abducted from her home by repeat sex offender John Couey when she was nine. After her notably horrific murder, her father pursued legislation for stricter sex offender monitoring, resulting in the Jessica Lunsford Act. Jessica would be 17 today.

Teens try to rob car with deputy inside

If there’s a Number 1 Rule to burgling cars, it has to be: First check that Officer Friendly isn’t inside it. Three Florida teens learned this valuable lesson around 6 p.m. Tuesday, after allegedly trying to enter a car with undercover detectives calmly sitting inside the car, watching them.

Florida DUI suspect tells officer dog was driving

A new excuse: S’okay officer! Th’ dog was driving — not me. To bad he left the dog in a hot car.

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