5 Craziest Crimes of the Week

Including a strange restaurant tip and an even stranger death
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 10, 2014 5:49 AM CST
File photo of crystal meth.   (AP Photo/Jocelyn Gecker)

(Newser) – A killing by unusual means and a tip of an unusual nature make this week's list:

  • Cops: Man Dies After 'Atomic Wedgie': This one involved a deadly fight between a 33-year-old man and his 58-year-old stepfather, and this quote from an Oklahoma sheriff: "I'd never seen this before, but when we first looked at our victim ... the waistband of his underwear was around his neck."
  • Ohio Cops Stop Speeder, Find 48 Bombs: A man stopped for speeding in Ohio turned out to have 48 bombs, four loaded guns, and blueprints for a Navy SEAL training facility in his car, prosecutors say. He was busted when an officer stopped him for going 85mph in a 70mph zone—and spotted the handle of a gun between his legs.

  • Oregon Couple Tips Waitress With Crystal Meth: After dinner and drinks at a steakhouse in Seaside, Ore., police say a cash-light couple tried to tip their server with some of what they'd been cooking—crystal meth. It did not end well for them.
  • FBI Joins Hunt for 'Road Rage Killer': A bizarre and apparently senseless shooting on a Pennsylvania highway has gotten the FBI involved. Authorities say one I-81 motorist apparently ran another off the road on purpose, then shot him to death. And it might not be the the only such case.
  • Zambian Calls President a Potato, Goes to Jail: A political foe of Zambia's president has been arrested and faces up to five years in prison for the crime of ... likening the president to a potato. But the slam isn't about physical appearances.
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