Taboo Tattoo: 5 Craziest Crimes of the Week

Including a pair of allegedly purloined headphones
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 4, 2016 5:15 AM CDT
Updated Nov 4, 2016 7:35 AM CDT
Taboo Tattoo: 5 Craziest Crimes of the Week
The red and blue bars of the Bank of America logo are visible on Gabriel Patterson's left arm.   (Police handout)

A pair of fairly ironic arrests kick off this week's collection of crazy crimes:

  • Cop Arrested Hours After Starring in TV Show About Cops: A police sergeant in Connecticut arrested a man on domestic violence charges in the first episode of a new TV series called Live PD. That same night, she found herself back in a police car—but this time she was the one arrested under the state's domestic violence law. The unusual situation involves Bridgeport police Sgt. Stacey Lyons. While being filmed for the new A&E reality series, she arrested a man accused of choking his girlfriend. "Domestics are the most dangerous calls a police officer can go on," Lyons told the camera.
  • Man at Jail to Pick Up Family Member Gets Himself Arrested: A 52-year-old New York man was arrested Sunday after allegedly driving drunk to pick up a family member at jail. Police say Rex Crooks showed up at jail to pick up the family member at 6pm Sunday and appeared to be drunk. There was also a bit of a problem with what the scheduled pickup time actually was ... and where Crooks allegedly parked.

  • Man Stops for Food in Middle of Police Chase: A night on the lam can really work up an appetite. Arizona officers tried to pull over 35-year-old Joshua Adkins around 10:30pm Wednesday for an outstanding warrant, but police say he refused to stop. A police helicopter followed Adkins as he drove through Phoenix and two suburbs. It even watched as Adkins made a pit stop.
  • There's a Story of Fraud Behind This Bank of America Tattoo: You'd think a man wouldn't soon forget all those times he stole from a bank, but Gabriel Patterson apparently wanted to remember his fraud forever—hence the tattoo of the Bank of America logo on the inside of his left elbow. Now the son of a retired NYPD detective will also have the memory of 33 months in prison. Here's why.
  • News Anchor Arrested for Allegedly Stealing Cop's Headphones: A Los Angeles news anchor was arrested Wednesday for allegedly stealing expensive headphones from a cop while going through an airport security line. A passenger—an off-duty LAPD robbery detective—was going through the security line at Los Angeles International Airport when she noticed her "high-end" headphones worth $200 were missing. Security video allegedly showed KTLA anchor Lu Parker taking the headphones.
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