Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

So a guy and a tiger walk into a bar … really, in Illinois

A guy took a leashed tiger into a busy bar on a Sunday evening and ordered a beer. When the bartender asked what the tiger would be drinking, the man replied, Anything he wants. At least that’s how the old joke goes. Police aren’t laughing either.

Slideshow: Bad hair day

Some very hair-raising offenders.

Listen: Florida woman calls 911 about raw waffles

A Village Inn customer called 911 last week to report having been served raw waffles. She states that her server refused to credit the bill, accused her of drinking and threatened to call police. “Well come on bring me a Breathalyzer!” she challenged, adding “I am ready! &%$$ #@!” Police sent a unit to help negotiate the confrontation.

Rust Cohle’s OkCupid Profile

True Detective’s Rust Cohle has an OKCupid profile. Sort of.

Arrested escapee calls 911 for help out of handcuffs

A Texas man who was able to escape police Saturday after a narcotics arrest, was however, unable to escape his handcuffs, and called 911 to complain that they were cutting off his circulation.

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.

Video: Bank robber forgets to bring bag, drops cash, things go south from there

Apparently there are some days you just can’t rob a bank. The robber in this surveillance video forgot his bag, and perhaps even his gun, dropped the loot all over the floor, and made it out of the bank in time to slip on the ice.It only got worse from there.

Slideshow: Strange Brew

Is beer-label art protected under the First Amendment? Breweries say yes, some states say no.

Listen: Man calls 911 for wife’s stuck zipper

An Oregon man was so angry that the zipper was stuck on his wife’s nice jacket that he called 911 to get help removing it without cutting it off. When the stunned operator asked if the wife was not breathing he responded, “She’s alright she just can’t get her @$**&#!* jacket off, and I pissed about it!”

Police tweet heartwarming Valentine’s day threat

A poetic tweet from police in Edinburgh, Scotland, just in time for Valentine’s day, serves at once to entertain and warn anyone thinking of committing a crime. Rose are red, Violets are blue, If you commit a crime on Valentine’s day …

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