Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Dr. Josef Mengele: The ‘Angel of Death’

On January 17, 1945, Mengele, the notoriously ruthless Nazi concentration camp doctor, who committed countless unspeakable crimes against humanity in the name of science, fled before the advancing Soviet Army and disappeared into obscurity.

Trapped student rescued from giant ‘vagina’

Summer is upon us, and tourists all over the world are doing really stupid stuff and getting themselves into trouble. Today we present the unnamed American exchange student who, while abroad in Germany, required the help of 22 rescue workers to extricate him from the statue of a vagina, in which he inserted himself on a dare.

Elderly woman attempting to exit garage hits 11 parked cars

A woman, 85, was planning to leave a parking garage with her husband in the car when she backed up and hit two parked cars. Changing direction she then hit two more cars — an Audi A4 and Mercedes B-Class — followed by a Mercedes-Vito and a concrete pillar. Then, panic set in.

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.

Cow massager ignites gas from 90 flatulent cows, blows barn roof

According to police in Germany, a January 27 barn fire in Rasdorf, Germany, was caused by a massive cow-fart explosion. It seems that the methane emitted by the gassy animals built up in the barn until “a static electric charge caused the gas to explode with flashes of flames.”

Students catch teacher watching porn in class

In a disturbing reversal of roles, some school kids in Germany seem to have caught their teacher playing on his laptop during class. Specifically, they said he was playing pornographic movies at the time.

Armin Meiwes, The Rotenburg Cannibal

It’s one of the most disturbing cases of our era. This is the story of Armin Meiwes, the German man who killed and ate a voluntary victim he found on the Internet.

Thief returns stolen wallet six years later with apology

A German retiree is grateful and pleasantly surprised by the pickpocket who stole his wallet in a supermarket in Walsrode, Germany, in March 2007, and recently returned it, intact, with extra money and an apology.

VIDEO: Would-Be Robber Weeps When Intended Victim Fights Back

A man intending to rob a gas station convenience store in Germany got the shock of his life when the intended victim not only defended himself, but fought back — hard. The upset and overwhelmed thief was very soon in desperate need of a hug. He then sits down and cries.

Noise Complaint: Guinea Pig Sex is Too Loud

A couple living next door to Germany’s Münster University has complained that the cage for the guinea pig experiment kept outside by the University’s biology department smells and the animals make too much noise — specifically guinea pigs sex noise.

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