Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Police arrest chicken who crossed the road

In their defense, the chicken was jaywalking, and the officer was doing his job.

Slideshow: Most embarrassing arrests

Awkward, compromising the stuff of nightmares. These are the world’s most embarrassing arrests.

Slideshow: Senior moments

Immature, impetuous, illegal — and arrested — these days grandmas and grandpas aren’t necessarily what they used to be.

Slideshow: Drunk and ridiculous

Party too hardy, and this could be you.

Driver who passed out in mid-poop may have been drunk

A 70-year-old man in Cochranton, Pennsylvania, came to the attention of police on January 10, 2014, when alarmed passing motorists saw him lying out in a field, presumably with his pants down around his ankles.

Arrested for DUI, woman calls drunk friends for ride, gets them arrested too

When you are collared for driving under the influence, and you need a ride home, it should be obvious that you need a sober person to come and get you. Conversely, when you drive to a police station for any reason at all, you should be sober. With that in mind, this case shows how “the obvious” often slips by people when they are drunk.

Mugshot of the day: Left his ID at the scene

Meet Kenneth Spangle, 62, sentenced to 262 months in prison for a 2012 bank robbery in Placentia, California. With a stocking over his head, he yelled, waved a fake gun and got about $10,000. He ditched his clothes near the bank, but left his ID with them. When arrested, in disgust he reportedly asked the officer to shoot him.

Slideshow: Caught in costume

These people might have had different reasons for being in costume, to fight crimes, to commit them, or just to have fun, but they all have one thing in common: they all wound up arrested in them.

Slideshow: Most Ridiculous Wedding Arrests

There are many who dream about their wedding day. These people will be having nighmares about theirs for years.

Slideshow: In-Flight Crime

Air rage, assault, drunk and disorderly, even murder; many of the crimes that happen down here also happen up there.

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