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NC Police: Fleeing Robber Scared Woman to Death

January 29, 2009
Larry Whitfield was on foot, his getaway car wrecked, his rookie attempt at robbing a bank thwarted by a set of locked doors, according to detectives. Looking for a place to hide, police say, he found himself inside the home of a frightened old woman.

S.C. Officers Say Man Operated Meth Lab from His Vehicle

January 9, 2009
On Tuesday, officers say they saw the suspect breaking up pills and pouring chemicals while driving on U.S. 378, Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said.

Suspected Car Thief Escapes from San Diego Cops Via Drainage Pipe

November 21, 2008
Instead of stopping, the driver sped off, Tom said. After running over a spike strip near La Jolla Village Drive, the man continued to drive as his tires shredded and sparks flew from the rims.

New York Motorist Drives into East River to Evade Cops

August 28, 2008
A Manhattan motorist in a stolen car took a dive into the drink early yesterday in a futile bid to elude capture, authorities said.

Police: Motorcyclist Flipped Bird, Popped Wheelie, Crashed

May 9, 2008
A Long Island man who flipped his finger at a police cruiser and then popped a wheelie on his motorcycle is recovering from injuries after crashing.

Idiots Try to Rob Aussie Biker Club

March 4, 2008
A man and a 16-year-old boy face charges of robbery for trying to knock over an Australian biker club outside of Sydney.

Voices From Above

January 1, 2008

The thing about being a good burglar is that you have to know when to move and when to stay still. One of the really bad times to move is when a K-9 officer is using the pay phone in front of the building you are burgling.

Pimping Near Police Station a Bad Idea

February 3, 2006
A married couple pleaded no contest to charges they ran a brothel across the street from a police station in Concord, Calif., Contra Costa County authorities said.

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.

Mile-a-Minute Mountie

June 1, 2005

When your constables can run at 50 kilometers per hour and catch speeding cars on foot, how does a lawbreaker stand a chance? That’s what was sluggishly percolating through Robert DuPort’s mind, we suspect, when he was arrested for driving under the influence.

Cops Caught Off Guard

April 1, 2005

We've gotta believe that 46 Brazilian police officers now own the world's record for the most embarrassing cop moment in history. Nearly 50 officers from the state of Paraiba were on a bus heading for a big athletic competition in the city of Salvador when four armed dudes blocked the road and announced a holdup. None of the cops had brought their guns.

Bulletproof Potion Fails Test Trials...Tragedy Ensues

December 1, 2004

Not-so-bulletproof potions, illiterate crooks, and family drug squabbles.

The Big Score

November 1, 2004

That's when I showed them one of the jugs. It was labeled in Latin "aqua distillas." That's right: Vernon and James had scored big with several brown glass jugs of distilled water.

Too Much Technology

October 1, 2004

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

Student Issues Fake Parking Tickets, Collects 'Fines'

September 23, 2004
A college student in Madison, Wis., is accused of placing fake parking tickets on cars parked near his fraternity and taking the money for them.

Nice Try, But Not Good Enough

June 1, 2004

Transported signs, disappearing phones, and possessed appliances.

A Very Bad Choice

May 1, 2004

Perhaps these dummies had their eyes on one of the stolen cars we'd recovered parked in front of the precinct and figured they'd change the plates and drive off. Then again, these guys weren't deep thinkers and I'd probably be giving them too much credit for thinking that far ahead.

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.

Animals Can Get Crooks Into All Sorts of Trouble

August 1, 2003

It's official in Australia now.  When a police K-9 nuzzles your crotch, it's purely social.

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