Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Craigslist Crimes and Misdemeanors

It really is possible to find anything on Craigslist, but you never know who’s reading your ads.

Slideshow: Frequent flyers

A career in crime can give you one heck of a makeover. Witness the changing faces of some frequent arrestees over the years.

Man beaten at church for sexually assaulting women with his mind

It’s called Mubobobo, aka “supernatural sex,” wireless sex,” or “African Bluetooth sex,” and it’s apparently becoming a problem in the fair nation of Zimbabwe. For the uninitiated, it’s like sexual assault via Vulcan mind meld, and it can get you lynched, like one man almost found on March 15, 2014.

Slideshow: Most embarrassing arrests

Awkward, compromising the stuff of nightmares. These are the world’s most embarrassing arrests.

Update: Shoe salesman who tried to eat girlfriend’s toes is sentenced

Daniel Anaya, 28, of New Mexico, was sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison for assaulting his ex-girlfriend in April 2013. This was the third such attack by the former shoe salesman on the woman, who had taken out a restraining order against him after the second incident. This time, he attacked with his teeth, but brought a cigar cutter to do the job right.

Lawyers who got arrested

A collection of attorneys who landed themselves on the wrong side of the law.

Funniest mugshot faces

A collection of arrestees who guaranteed their spot in the mugshot hall of fame.

Slideshow: Drunk and ridiculous

Party too hardy, and this could be you.

Australian authorities launch search for massive mango

Last week the three-quarter-ton, gold-flecked Bendigo Rock at the National Rock Garden in Canberra, Australia, was stolen. This week, the gigantic Big Mango in Bowen, some 1,300 miles away, has also been stolen. Whether this is mere coincidence or part of a larger, more sinister trend is not immediately apparent.

Icicle assaults man in upstate New York

When a young man knocked on Ken Birdsill’s door in Windsor, New York, on the afternoon of Wednesday, February 19, 2014, he claimed he was looking for a cousin who lived on the same street. He asked to use the phone, but Birdsill turned him away. The man left but came back a few minutes later with a friend. As the first man threatened Birdsill with a knife and demanded drugs and cash, his buddy knocked Birdsill over the head with . . . yes, an icicle.

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