Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Photo: Police pull over toddler girl in tiny pink hot rod

The little lady was practicing driving in a parking lot with her dad, when Florida equine police thought it would be fun to write her a pretend parking ticket. According to police, both the girl and her dad took the joke in the spirit in which it was intended, and then she got to pet the horses.

Video: Something uplifting to start your weekend

It’s been a long week filled with crime and horror. Admit it, sometimes this stuff starts to wear on you. So to celebrate weekends, spring and happy hearts, here’s a video filled with good people doing good things. Of course, in the spirit of the gritty, grainy footage you expect to see on a crime site, it’s a compilation of Russian dash cam videos. Enjoy!

Watch: NJ cop takes a moment to play catch with neighborhood kids

In January a Texas police officer was filmed on his cruiser’s dash cam taking a moment to play catch with a young neighborhood boy who was outside playing alone. Today, a video has surfaced of a New Jersey cop who also took a moment recently to play catch with a group of neighborhood boys. Is it s trend? We hope so.

Watch: Policeman on patrol plays catch with boy

A police officer in Rosenburg, Texas, was patrolling a residential neighborhood in his cruiser on January 18, 2014, when he saw a lone boy with a football. So what did the officer do? He got out and played catch with the kid. This, all caught on dashcam and tweeted by Rosenburg police.

Robber tips off police to pedophile

Two seemingly unrelated events intersected in the city of JaƩn, Spain, when a robber gave police the sex tapes of a man who had reported a robbery nine days earlier. The content, showing the man engaged in sex act with children, was disturbing enough that the robber felt morally obliged to turn the man in.

Rescue Video: Man survived for three days on bottom of ocean

Video has emerged of a May 28, 2013, body-retrieval effort by South African divers that became a rescue when they found Harrison Okene alive inside the Nigerian ship that sank to the bottom. Okene was in an air pocket for three days with no food or water, and no light.

Watch: Bystanders lift SUV off injured woman

A woman was run over, dragged and pinned by an SUV at a busy intersection while riding her bike to work in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, China. Shown here is the accident and the victim’s rescue moments later by passersby. The woman’s upper body was pinned, and witnesses said she was screaming loudly.

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.

Life and Death: A real-time map of world birth and death

Here at Crime Library we are acutely aware of the fact that people die every day, some from natural causes, but others from foul play, the most famous of their stories filling our pages. Life, however, happens too and watching it wink in and out all over the globe conveys so much more than the map’s creator ever intended.

Video: Buffalo bus driver saves suicidal woman

He stopped his bus when he saw a woman in distress that no one else noticed. Then he kept her from jumping to her death. Buffalo transit bus driver Darnell Barton says that any one of his co-workers would have done the same thing. The passengers think he is a hero.

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