5 Craziest Crimes of the Week

From thrown Taco Bell drinks to a test drive that turned criminal
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 7, 2013 9:25 AM CDT
Among the week's craziest crimes: The case of the overly long 'test drive.'   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – When it comes to this week's crime stories, the cream of the crop involve no guns or explosives or swords. Instead, less conventional items factor in: like scorching-hot hot sauce and a severed pig's head. This week's top 5:

  1. Overly Long 'Test Drive' Gets Man Arrested: It's kind of like that episode of Seinfeld, just with a less glorious ending. Florida police say Lloyd Kraft took a Ford F-250 out for a spin. Then things got weird.
  2. It's a Rough Time to Be a Taco Bell Employee: The only thing worse than manning the drive-through at 1:23am? Having drinks thrown at you by your customers—who turned out to be less-than-brilliant alleged criminals.

  1. Women Tormented Ex With Pig's Head, Say Cops: The charge: unlawful persecution. The alleged crime: Putting "parts of slaughtered animals" on dolls. And that's not all.
  2. Firefighter Guarding Fallen Hero Hit by Thief: This week's entry in the People Really Stink Department comes out of Texas, where a firefighter sitting with the body of one of four colleagues who died in a Houston fire last week had his car broken into while he was at the funeral home. But there's a happy ending.
  3. Hot Sauce Prank Sends 3 to Hospital: It looked like a normal plate of spaghetti marinara, perfectly edible by school cafeteria standards. But when a Chicago high school student bit into it, he got a rude awakening.
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