Posts tagged "criminals"

Real-Life Goldilocks Arrested After Falling Asleep During A Break-In

Having your house broken into is hardly what anyone would consider a “fairytale,” but when the burglar in question falls asleep on your couch after taking a shower, changing into your clothes and eating your food, it sounds an awful lot like one fairytale in particular. Meet Chancy Layton, 19, Florida’s (where else?) own real-life…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 24, 2014

Man Dressed As Batman Delivers Criminal To Yorkshire Police Department

Some guys have a hero complex. Others, have a superhero complex. Take the mysterious tights-clad man who walked into the Yorkshire Police Department last week to deliver a bad guy to officers by the scruff of his neck. Wearing a full Batman costume, the man identified himself only as Bruce Wayne.

Telling the…

By: Julie Gerstein / March 4, 2013

Cleaning Fairy Breaks Into Houses, Leaves Bill

If you wake up one morning to find your house sparkling clean, you might be a victim/beneficiary of the Cleaning Fairy, aka Sue Warren, an Ohio woman who has come up with a novel way to grow her cleaning business–breaking into people’s homes, spiffing things up, and leaving a bill. Last week her cleaning spree…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / May 31, 2012

Beware The Gang Of Blondes!

Brazilian police have finally made some headway in a case that will undoubtedly be turned into a movie starring Blake Lively. Apparently, a gang of six young, attractive women has been staking out upscale shopping mall parking lots, targeting well-to-do blond shoppers to kidnap and rob. Two members of the gang hold the hostage at…

By: Winona Dimeo-Ediger / March 28, 2012

18 Incredible Vintage Women’s Mugshots

We often joke that Australia is a country of criminals, so it’s fascinating to see a little snapshot from the country’s actual criminal past. The New South Wales Police Department released around 2,500 mugshots of some of its finest female criminals picked up between 1910 and 1930. The snapshots provide a fascinating glimpse into the…

By: Julie Gerstein / February 21, 2012

And Now For The Best Line Uttered By A Naked Criminal!

God bless The Smoking Gun for bringing amazing tales about the laws of justice smacking down on criminals. For example! Melissa Lee Williams, 41, of West Virginia, who was arrested for threatening two men with a knife because they declined to engage in sexual contact with her. So, the story goes that Williams showed u…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 4, 2010

Two Terrible Women Vie for Worst Mom of All Time

In one corner, we have Jayla Hamm, 18, the mother of a 22-month-old toddler who she taped to a wall using green electrical tape. In the other corner, we have Carol Lynn Schnuphase, a Michigan woman who bilked her neighbors out of $7,000 by claiming that her 12-year-old son had cancer. How did she convince…

By: Julie Gerstein / October 1, 2010

A Criminal We Can Get Behind: Man Steals Bacon From House

Look, we’re not advocating criminal activity; we’re just saying that if you’re going to steal something from a stranger’s house, why not take some bacon? Like this as-yet-unidentified thief from Red Hill, Surry, England, who surreptitiously stole a telephone and a packet of bacon from a house. While the telephone has since been recovered, the…

By: Julie Gerstein / September 10, 2010

What If Your Mother Married A Rapist?

Shudder. Double X has a creepy tale penned by Anna Balkrishna about how her mother married her prison pen pal. Oh, and why was he in jail in the first place? Rape, it turned out. After 22 years of marriage, Balkrishna’s parents divorced. Not long after, Balkrishna’s mother happened to get a random, out-of-state, collect…

By: Susannah Breslin / June 18, 2009

How To NOT Date A Criminal

Women who fall in love with and sometimes marry psychotic killers — like Richard Ramirez (the Night Stalker) or Ted Bundy — have always fascinated me. I mean, why? Sure, people do tend to have types, but “big-schnozzed manorexic” is a far cry from “slitter of throats and raper of ladies.” However, I have to…

By: Judy McGuire / December 29, 2008

Tea Soothes Criminal

A thief with a knife came at a woman and her six-month-old baby as they walked down the hallway in a Tokyo apartment building. The armed man demanded money, but when she told him she had none, he barged into her apartment. The woman made him a cup of tea, and the thief put hi…

By: Catherine Strawn / July 8, 2008