Crime Library: Criminal Minds and Methods

Waukesha case offically gets weird as ‘Slender Man’ tweets to stabbers

As police release the 911 call in the Slender Man Stabbing, Slender Man has a few words of his own about the attempted murder of a 12-year-old by her classmates: “You are of no use to me if it takes 19+ stab wounds and your victim STILL survives.. useless children.” It gets worse from there.

Cannibalism and the strange case of Nathaniel Bar-Jonah

Nathaniel Bar-Jonah was suspected in the disappearance of young Zachary Ramsay, but there was insufficient evidence to convict him. However, Bar-Jonah was sentenced to 130 years for child molestation and sexual assault. He died in prison in 2008.

Police seek Boston Tickler, victims are understandably ‘freaked’

It turns out that the mysterious Tickler, who for the last two-to-three years many Boston College students thought was a myth, is real and on the prowl. Police report four incidents in AprilĀ of a man entering student off-campus housing, often left unlocked, and tickling his victims’ feet while they sleep, or — even more disturbing — just watching them.

Slideshow: Faking it

Twenty outrageous cases of impersonation and false representation.

Slideshow: Strangest stolen items

From sex toys to dead lions to pieces of the space shuttle, a compilation of some of the strangest items ever stolen.

Robert Ackermann, the Cannibal of Vienna

Once a seemingly normal boy, he was overcome by morbid curiosity after he killed his roomate Josef Schweiger, and is now known as the Cannibal of Vienna.

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.

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