Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Buddhist monk caught shoplifting beef jerky

It was April 10, 2014, and a Buddhist monk was apparently experiencing a serious jones for jerked meat. Many Taiwanese were shocked when the sworn vegetarian was caught on camera not only stealing, but stealing beef jerky from a store near the Zen Buddhist temple in Nantou.

Woman mistakes pepper spray for deodorant, injures two

Police in Würzburg, Germany are considering charges against a woman whose decision to freshen up in the washroom at a local nightclub wound up temporarily shutting down the club, and injuring two other women.

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.

Florida man calls 911 when police detain him, reports a kidnapping

There are probably many ways of getting out of an arrest, but one surefire way to get yourself locked up in no time is to repeatedly call 911 saying that you are being kidnapped by police. 911 operators across the country, no doubt hope that Sean Slocum, 21, of West Palm Beach learned this valuable lesson Saturday.

Man allegedly ran through Bingo hall, pants down, yelling ‘Bingo!’

Deharra Waters was arrested after allegedly running though a hall full of serious Bingo players, with his pants down yelling “Bingo!” and rattling patrons and employees alike. We don’t know if the players were rattled because of Waters’ behavior, because they thought they lost, or because he tricked them into thinking that they lost.

Woman belted man with Bible over Ten Commandments argument

Is bashing someone in the face with your Bible a violation of the Ten Commandments? Perhaps not, but it is a violation of Georgia battery laws, and will get you arrested.

Florida man tries to trade live gator for beer

Fernando Caignet Aguilera of Miami, Florida, saw his chance and he took it: a live alligator at the park that he could catch and use to get some free beer at the local bodega. What he didn’t count of was the store’s clerk freaking out and calling police.

Slideshow: Weirdest Weapons

If your weapon is stupid and weird, but it works, maybe it isn’t so stupid after all.

‘It’s Not a Crime to Giggle.’ Or is it?

If you miss middle school, your best bet would be to attend a City Council meeting in East Point, Ga. There, a man was kicked out and given detention arrested for giggling.

Retired Cop Arrested Filling Wife’s Hot Tub with Manure

You never really know how a person will react when served with divorce papers. In the case of this ex-cop, he went berserk and had to be subdued with pepper spray.