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Man Robs Colorado 7-11 with "Star Trek" Sword

February 5, 2009
It may be a galactic first - a Colorado Springs 7-Eleven robbed early Wednesday by a man wielding a Klingon Bat'leth blade. It's the weapon of choice for the war-like race on "Star Trek", but fairly rare in stickups on Earth.

Police Say Four-Year-Old Ohio Boy Shot Teen with Shotgun

January 6, 2009
Deputies were astonished to learn that a 4-year-old boy was the triggerman in the 7:24 p.m. shooting at his grandmother's house along Spriggs Road, about 6 miles south of Jackson.

N.C. Carjacking Suspect Smacked with Frozen Turkey

November 25, 2008
Fred L. Ervin got his Thanksgiving turkey early this year. A passer-by armed with a frozen turkey used the bird as a cudgel upside Ervin's head Sunday while coming to the rescue of a woman outside a grocery store on Sunday, Fuquay-Varina police say.

Georgia Woman Charged with Serving Tainted Burger to Officer

September 12, 2007
Officer Adams later came to the restaurant, which gives free meals to on-duty cops, and ordered a Big N’Tasty burger. He returned later to tell the manager that the burger was so salty that it made him sick after he took a few bites.

All Wrapped Up

August 1, 2005

A hapless crook sorta brought his own handcuffs—and manacles, ankle-irons, and hood, though he didn’t mean to. Officers responding to a report of a home-invasion robbery in Georgetown, Guyana, arrived looking for two scumbag suspects. But all they saw was a merry mob of neighborhood residents dancing around a utility pole.

No Hacksaws, No Dynamite, No Problem

February 1, 2005

While police scampered around the countryside looking for their lost convicts, investigators at the scene were concluding that the "explosive" that blew out the iron bars of a window and collapsed the adjacent wall wasn't an explosive at all, but rather a corrosive agent: human urine.

Too Much Technology

October 1, 2004

Ineffective security, useless gun play, and bad hair days.

This Never Happens in the Movies

August 1, 2004

Errant money bags, food-covered roads, and a silicone thief.

Prisoners Sing for Their Freedom

April 1, 2004

Singing prisoners, wedding gunfire, and a human piñata.

Butt Identity

February 1, 2004

Cops often have their work cut out for them.

Camel Jam

December 1, 2003

Some countries' cops have to deal with unique problems.

Crocodile Wrestling

October 1, 2003

Sometimes dead bodies cause cops more trouble than live subjects.

Sweet Talk and Handcuffs

June 1, 2003

Wily cops don’t need much to outsmart some crooks.

The Hot Prowl

March 1, 2003

One of the first things a rookie cop learns is not to ignore a citizen’s report,
no matter how weird.

Real Murder Victims are Bad Enough

December 1, 2002

Another lifeless female body, this time dressed differently, different hair color, complexion, and shoes. Munich PD rolled, with teeth clenched.

Angry Croquet Players and Missing Ships

October 1, 2002

Cops have to deal with all sorts of silly fights people people get into, and some are dang near as deadly as shoot-outs. Just imagine how the cops in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, felt when they got called to a riot involving "softballers and croquet players."

Scarce Ammo and Surprising Shots

August 1, 2002

None of the politicos knew until it was over that many of the officers only had one bullet each, and many of them had no ammunition at all.

Sometimes it’s hard to tell who the bad guys are

February 2, 2002

Just Give Me A Hundred Good Cops, And a ton of ammunition... That's what I was thinkin' when I reviewed the situation in Lagos, Nigeria.

The Crypt

November 1, 2001

He sensed movement and, as he focused on its source, he felt a chill, like a cold hand passing through him.

Now They Know How the Shopkeepers Feel

November 1, 2001

In the peaceful, crime-free democratic country of South Africa (you know, the latest "workers' paradise"), crime is so rampant that the crooks are running out of victims to rob. Recently, the government even decided to stop mailing pension checks because so many old folks were getting' koshed and robbed outside the banks where they cashed 'em.

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