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What Not to Wear to Your Bank Robbery

T-shirt with first name is not advisable; nor is driving your own car

(Newser) - It wasn’t too hard for police to make an arrest after a Wells Fargo bank robbery in Denver Tuesday. That’s because 68-year-old John David Martinez wore a T-shirt emblazoned with his first name and drove a getaway car registered in his own name, authorities tell ABC Denver . After... More »

Woman Goes on Crazy Rampage Over 'Knotted' Hair

Rachel Meyers faces misdemeanor assault, harassment charges

(Newser) - Don't mess with a woman's hair. That's the lesson after a US postal worker went on a rampage at a Manhattan salon last week after she blamed stylists for "screwing up her hair," police say. While wearing her work uniform Friday, Rachel Meyers, 26, allegedly... More »

Cops: Killer Heir Pees on Candy in Drug Store

Millionaire Robert Durst, 71, charged in Houston incident

(Newser) - Here’s something you don’t see every day—a multimillionaire peeing on a candy display in a CVS. That’s what Robert Durst is accused of doing Sunday in the upscale Texas shopping district Rice Village, KHOU reports. "He got his prescription, paid for it, exposed himself, urinated... More »

Cops Still Baffled Over Brooklyn Bridge Flag Stunt

Police seeking 5 people seen on the span's footpath about 3am

(Newser) - Apparently, all you need to orchestrate a prank on the Brooklyn Bridge are aluminum roasting pans and some mad climbing skills. Police say a small group of intruders used the pans to cover floodlights on the bridge's two towers before they hoisted two bleached-white US flags overnight Monday, the... More »

Driver Stops to Help Ducklings, Gets $100 Ticket

Ducklings not an emergency, cops say

(Newser) - A New Hampshire woman who called police after stopping in a highway median to help some stranded ducklings plans to fight a $100 ticket. Hallie Bibeau of Newfields tells WMUR-TV she was driving east on Route 101 on Friday when she had to slam on her brakes to avoid hitting... More »

Elderly Veteran Arrested for Asking Officials to Speak Up

Eddie Overholt got cuffed and taken away

(Newser) - When a 76-year-old veteran asked officials to speak up at a meeting, he got arrested for it. Eddie Overholt was at a county board meeting in Tennessee on Friday where officials were discussing a pipeline that would release water into the Nolichucky River, the Huffington Post reports. The audience was... More »

2 White Flags Hoisted Atop Brooklyn Bridge

Cops investigating how someone breached security to replace American flags

(Newser) - The NYPD can say for sure that New York City is not surrendering, but no one’s sure yet how or why two white flags replaced American flags on top of the Brooklyn Bridge this morning, reports the Wall Street Journal . After social media started pulsing with pictures of the... More »

Man Flees From Police, Runs Into Police Academy

Roger Wayne Beasley Jr. faces multiple charges

(Newser) - It’s a classic case of "out of the frying pan and into the fire." Roger Wayne Beasley Jr., 30, was driving around Wednesday in Biloxi when a cop recognized him and remembered one very important thing—Beasley didn’t have a license, the police chief tells Mississippi'... More »

Woman Busted After Posting Selfie in Stolen Dress

Facebook led police to thief within hours

(Newser) - An Illinois woman who shared photos of her eye-catching new dress on Facebook was arrested after the pics caught the eye of people who knew the boutique she had allegedly stolen it from. Police say Amanda Saxton, 27, shared the photos just a few hours after stealing a distinctive leopard-pattern... More »

Dad Faces Prison for Urging Daughter in Fight: 'Keep Hitting'

Police charge him, and the 2 girls involved

(Newser) - A fight that broke out between two Ohio teenage girls was caught on video and now, one of the fathers heard encouraging his daughter to hit harder is facing charges. Ray E. Asher can be heard yelling "hard, keep hitting her," "scratch her eyeballs out," and... More »

5 Craziest Crimes of the Week

Including a drone operator accused of having prying eyes

(Newser) - An allegedly bold prankster and a princess who isn't living up to her name make the list:
  • Cops: We Got Pizza-Pranked by Guy in Jail Cell : Ordering pizza and having it delivered to somebody else isn't the most inspired of pranks, but you've got to factor in
... More »

Cops: Boy, 12, Steals Another School Bus

Florida youth is 'just into stealing vehicles': police chief

(Newser) - Apparently one spin in a school bus wasn't enough for Florida's Michael Propst. Less than a day after appearing in court for stealing a school bus to go on a 14-mile joy ride, police say the Panama Beach boy did it again. This time, he allegedly stole his... More »

Cops: We Got Pizza-Pranked by Guy Inside Jail Cell

Alleged prankster now faces felony charges

(Newser) - Generally speaking, ordering pizza and having it delivered to somebody else isn't the most inspired of pranks, but you've got to factor in time and place. Witness 29-year-old Michael Harp of Kentucky, who got jailed on charges of shoplifting beer and public intoxication. When allowed to make a... More »

Hauler Dumps 2 Tons of Trash on Customer's Yard

Officials cite Minnesota company in bill dispute

(Newser) - A bill dispute between a trash hauler and a customer in Minnesota has resulted in a huge mess, literally. The city of Red Wing fined local hauler Paul's Industrial Garage $1,800, plus cleanup fees, after authorities say it dumped nearly 2 tons of garbage on a customer's... More »

Romanian Princess: I Ran Cockfighting Ring

Irina Walker, husband plead guilty to running illegal gambling operation

(Newser) - "Romanian princess" and "cockfighting" probably aren’t the two terms you were expecting to hear together today, but Irina Walker just made that happen— again . The 61-year-old daughter of the last king of Romania and her husband, John, pleaded guilty yesterday to running an illegal gambling operation from... More »

Husband Charged After Knifing a Watermelon

Police say it was a threat against wife

(Newser) - A Connecticut man is facing charges over his carving of a watermelon—although police say it was his menacing intent that actually got him in trouble, reports the Republican American of Waterbury. Police say that Carmine Cervellino, 49, was angry at his soon-to-be-divorced wife because she told police he was... More »

Cops: Guy's Drone Films Windows of Medical Rooms

Patients were inside; man charged with surveillance

(Newser) - In the age of drones, maintaining privacy apparently requires drawing the blinds—even when on an upper floor of a hospital. Police in Ulster, NY, charged a 49-year-old man with flying his camera-equipped drone outside the windows of a medical facility, reports the Daily Freeman of Kingston. Cops charged David... More »

Guy Looking for Katy Perry Breaks Into Kennedy Compound

While wearing a Captain America T-shirt

(Newser) - An intruder broke into the Kennedy Compound last night ... and, according to some news outlets, he told police he was looking for Katy Perry. Oh, did we mention suspect James Lacroix, 53, was also wearing a Captain America T-shirt at the time? Officers were tipped off by a man who... More »

5 Craziest Crimes of the Week

Including one by a woman who allegedly wanted to skip court in a bad way

(Newser) - Two crime-blotter items with unusual modes of transportation and one involving an unusual name highlight this week's list:
  • 'Alpacino' Charged With Murder : Was this guy fated to show up on the police blotter in a bad way? An Oakland man named Alpacino McDaniels—yeah, go back over that
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Cops: Woman Faked Drowning to Avoid Court

North Carolina woman, husband are charged

(Newser) - It would normally be good news to learn that a woman feared drowned at Myrtle Beach last weekend didn't drown after all. The catch is that Amy Arrington, 42, is accused of concocting the story in cahoots with her husband to avoid a court appearance, reports WRAL . The fruitless... More »

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