Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

VIDEO: What to do in case of animal attack

An informative video posted in time for the warm weather, known to draw many humans to the great outdoors and many animals to human habitations, as in the recent case of a Florida woman, who was attacked by hungry bears in her own garage. When dealing with angry or possibly rabid animals, rest assured: None of this advice may actually work.

Watch: Drunk losers swing old woman, video the abuse

Authorities in Romania are searching for the band of drunken young men in this video, who jeer with glee as one of them grabs an elderly woman by her clothes and swings her in circles as she screams in terror. The woman runs away, but at the prompting of his “droogs” the man stops flexing his muscles, runs after her, grabs her and does it again.

Watch: Special effects turn ugly riot into cool light-saber battle

How do you snazzy-up a run-of-the-mill urban riot, while also making it more appropriate viewing for children? Why, you take away the participants’ conventional weapons and replace them with Star Wars light sabers…obviously. Thanks to one anonymous, but talented, video editor with a vision, this video was made and posted to the Internet earlier this year.

Watch: Road-rage yields instant-karma response from universe

A Florida driver being harassed by an irate man in a truck decided to film the encounter with her phone. The video shows the other driver harassing her, giving her the finger, aggressively cutting her off — and spectacularly losing control of his vehicle.

Watch: Semi hits truck that becomes airborne and clips police car

The incident, captured on police dash cam, occurred in Johnson County Iowa on westbound Interstate 80, early March 14, 2014, when a semi driver, distracted by an existing accident, hit a truck and sent it caroming into a ditch, after it almost hit a police car. Miraculously, no one was seriously hurt.

Watch: Crime Stoppers guy eats anonymous tip in court

Richard Masten, of Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers, was compelled to reveal a tip by a judge this week. Tips submitted to Crime Stoppers are anonymous so witnesses never need fear coming forward. Masten decided to take one for the team, and not only refused to let the judge see the tip, he ate it before the court.

Watch: Fake robbery prank goes wrong

Some pranksters in Sydney, Australia, decided that it would be fun to see who would step in and help a person being mugged at the ATM machine. The group posted the results as Reckless Youth on, saying their results were mixed. True, but at the end of the video, the would be mugger gets piled on by several would-be heroes and popped in the face.

Watch: Would-be firebomber steps on own bomb

Police in Houston, Texas, are searching for man, who firebombed a car early on March 12, 2014, and set himself on fire in the process. After appearing on surveillance camera with a lit firebomb, the suspect has so much trouble smashing the car window that he steps on his own incendiary device, setting it and his pants let aflame.

Bar association not amused by criminal lawyer’s-tongue-in-cheek ad

The video shows alleged perpetrators holding wads of cash, and free to commit crimes, thanking lawyer Daniel Muessig, with a cheery “Thanks Dan!” Then Muessig makes his pitch, with gems like”Trust me, I may have a law degree, but I think like a criminal” and “Did I mention I’m Jewish?”

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!

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