Memorable Mugshots: 5 Craziest Crimes of Week

Including a bad packaging decision and a race car gone missing
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 6, 2015 5:34 AM CST
Updated Mar 6, 2015 12:03 PM CST
Ashley Stabler's shocking mugshot.   (Tulsa County Jail)

(Newser) – A couple of unfortunate (for the suspects) mugshots kick off this week's crop of weird crime stories:

  • Driver Is Apparently Shocked Over Arrest: Ashley Stabler got arrested for relatively nondescript reasons in Tulsa, Okla. But the 23-year-old's official booking photo is ... the opposite of nondescript. Here's what police say she was busted doing.
  • 'Tough Guy' Cries in Mugshot: A 21-year-old Ohio man named Andrew Marcum may look pretty sad as he's getting booked, but he got zero sympathy from Butler County Sheriff Richard Jones, who posted a taunting tweet that asks, "Is it raining or is he teared up. Tough guys sometime(s) sensitive." The tweet followed a strange social-media exchange between Marcum and the sheriff's office.

  • Dude, Where's My NASCAR?: Travis Kvapil was supposed to be in last weekend's qualifying race for the Sprint Cup series, but his race car got stolen near Atlanta Motor Speedway. When someone from his team called to let him know "there was trouble with the car," Kvapil thought his crew was ribbing him. They weren't, and he had to withdraw. The car has since been found—which is good news, because it's worth a lot of money.
  • Would-Be Car Thief Knocks Himself Out: Police took a man into custody in County Louth, Ireland, after a car owner found the guy, injured, near his vehicle. The wounded man claimed he had just gotten beaten up in a fight with someone, but CCTV video ended up showing a very different story.
  • Guy Didn't Pick Best Way to Hide His Pot: Reverse psychology doesn't necessarily work when you're trying to conceal your cannabis from the cops. Police in Lincoln, Neb., pulled over a 21-year-old man on suspicion of drunk driving, and although they found three very sober passengers in the car, they also say there were 11 grams of not-so-cleverly labeled marijuana.
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