The Undead Doctor: 5 Craziest Crimes of the Week
Including a duo of election-related offenses
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 18, 2016 5:08 AM CST
Updated Nov 18, 2016 7:28 AM CST
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A doctor who "died" on Oct. 20, 2002, factors into this week's craziest crimes.   (Getty Images/hayatikayhan)

(Newser) – A woman allegedly distraught over the election and a man with an air horn make appearances in this week's roundup:

  • The Doctor Died in 2002. Or So Prosecutors Thought: As Jim Morrison put it, "we live, we die, and death not ends it." Truer words were perhaps never spoken about Tigran Svadjian, a California doctor who died on a Moscow street on Oct. 20, 2002—but didn't. The case begins in 1998, when the 40-year-old native of Armenia expanded upon his own Orange County medical practice with the purchase of the Southwest Medical Group, which was already in the government's crosshairs ...
  • After 6 Weeks, Cops Arrest Guy for Driving Neighbors Crazy: It may seem there's more fighting than rejoicing on Facebook lately, but for the residents of El Segundo, Calif., it's time to celebrate. "They found the air horn guy!" one local crowed online, applauding an ending to the early-morning din that's been plaguing the city for six weeks. A key part of the story: the sleepy residents who made a citizen's arrest against John Nuggent, who was allegedly retaliating against someone in the area with whom he had a beef.

  • Lawmaker Re-Elected, Arrested on Same Day: Rep. Dick Marple was sitting outside a polling place with his campaign signs on Election Day when an officer recognized him—and not in a good way. The New Hampshire lawmaker was wanted by police, and he ended up being re-elected and arrested on the same day. Here's what got him into trouble in the first place.
  • Woman Blames DWI Charge on Trump: To cope with a shock as great as Donald Trump winning the US election, sometimes you just have to drink—and drive home? That was essentially the argument of a Minnesota woman after she rear-ended a vehicle at a stoplight, causing minor injuries, a day after last week's election, according to Lino Lakes police. After officers say she failed field sobriety tests and was unable to spell her name—an officer also said he found an empty bottle of vodka in her purse—Elizabeth Lundberg, 33, sought an out by offering this explanation.
  • 'Ninja' Breaks Into Store, Steals Just One Thing: A person dressed as a ninja broke into an Anchorage, Alaska, comics and games store last Friday night and only took one thing—arguably the one thing a ninja needs most. The only damage left behind was at the point of entry, and when staff members reviewed surveillance footage, they saw no evidence he took anything else.
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