Category: Stupid Criminals

What’s that? A woman’s lawn was stolen?

Yes, that’s what happened, and here’s the story from

>>Did you hear the one about the stolen front lawn?

EDMONTON — Denise Thompson had a beautiful front lawn, thick and green. It was where her four children and two dogs played, and where she drank coffee on sunny mornings.

Then someone stole it. They didn’t even leave a note.

“Now my place looks like I’m a farmer who just plowed and is ready to put their seeds down,” she said Monday.

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It wasn’t long ago that I posted a story about a lady who was holding up a pregnant woman. Well, here’s another intriguing story about a woman, this time one who died before her trial.

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>>‘Black Widow’ Grandmother Dies Before Facing Charges Related To String Of Dead Husbands

CHARLOTTE, N.C. –  An elderly grandmother who left a trail of five dead husbands in five states over decades has died in Louisiana after an illness, her son-in-law said Monday.

Terry Sanders said Betty Neumar died in a hospital in Louisiana. Stanly County, N.C., Sheriff Rick Burris said authorities are looking into her death.

“We’re going to make sure we examine the death certificate,” Burris said.

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A few days ago, I posted a story in which cursing would be fined in Australia. Now we find out that swearing might get you thrown off an airplane.

Here’s the story from the Detroit News website:

>>Man tossed off flight after cursing in Detroit may sue

A Brooklyn, N.Y., man who said he was thrown off a flight at Detroit Metro Airport on Sunday for cursing is considering suing the airline, calling the experience “humiliating.”

Robert Sayegh had a layover Sunday afternoon after attending a cousin’s wedding in Kansas City on Saturday. The 37-year-old TV producer and children’s book author said he and other passengers on Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 5136 to Newark, N.J., had been waiting at the gate for 45 minutes when he was overheard by a flight attendant telling a passenger next to him, “What’s taking so (expletive) long to close the overhead compartments?”

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The economy continues to spiral downward, and people are getting more and more desperate. Here’s a good case of that where a Philadelphia area woman dressed as a clown robbed a bank.

>>With her polka-dot clown suit, rainbow wig, red nose and candy-cane socks, Carolyn Williams looked quite a picture when she strode into a KNBT Bank last August.

But it was no laughing matter when she told tellers at the bank in Bethlehem Township, Pennsylvania, that she had a bomb before making off with more than $7,000.

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The Associated Press seems to have a flood of weird crime stories these days.

Check out the true crime story below:

>>Man with dead weasel accused of assault

HOQUIAM, Wash. – Police say a man was carrying a dead weasel when he burst into an apartment and assaulted a man in Washington state.

The victim asked, “Why are you carrying a weasel?” Police said the attacker answered, “It’s not a weasel, it’s a marten,” then punched him in the nose and fled.

The attacker was apparently looking for his girlfriend and had gone to her former boyfriend’s apartment Monday where the victim was a guest.

KXRO reports he left the carcass behind.

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It may take a long time before someone gives in to their conscience. Well, in this case, it took a long, long time!

Here’s the story from the AP via Yahoo:

>>96 year-old woman confesses to 1946 murder

AMSTERDAM – A murder mystery has been solved — 65 years later — with the confession of a 96-year-old woman.

The 1946 killing of Felix Gulje, the head of a construction company who at the time was being considered for a high political post, roiled the Netherlands, and the failure to find the assassin became a point of contention among political parties.

On Wednesday, the mayor of Leiden, Henri Lenferink, said a woman has confessed to the killing, saying it happened in the mistaken belief that Gulje had collaborated with the Nazis.

Lenferink said he received a letter from the woman, whom he identified as Atie Ridder-Visser, on Jan. 1. Two subsequent interviews with her and a review of the historical archives persuaded him that her story was true.

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I keep reading in the media that the economy is just swell, that there aren’t enough people to fill the growing number of jobs. Things are peachy all over.

And yet, crime keeps rising.

Here’s a good example of this, from the website.

>>CSX Train Derails; Taunton Police Investigate Theft Of Train Tracks

Taunton — A CSX railroad engine en route to a delivery in Taunton’s Myles Standish Industrial Park derailed Wednesday afternoon after thieves cut away two 8-foot sections of solid steel track, authorities said.

No one was injured as a result of the incident, which observers on scene said ranks as the most audacious example of metal theft in recent memory.

“It stopped a little too late and derailed — it just dropped down on both sides,” CSX trainmaster Mark Smith said of the four-axle GP40 engine that was pulling two cars and a rear engine.

The engine’s front wheels landed astride the tracks, but neither it nor the other engine and two cars, tipped over. The rear engine, with the two cars in tow, by late Wednesday managed to pull away, leaving the front engine mired in the dirt among shards of shattered railroad ties.

Smith, 52, said the slow-moving train derailed at 1:30 p.m. as the two-man crew was delivering goods to Agar Supply, a foodservice distributor located at 225 John Hancock Road.

Three hours after the derailment, Smith said it would be sometime in the evening before the engine could be lifted back onto the tracks.

He also estimated it would take two to four days for the gap in the rail to be filled and for a damaged section of bent rail to be repaired.

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Criminals are supposed to be a cowardly, superstitious lot … but they are pretty stupid a lot of the time!

Take, for example, the case of the fugitive who spoke so loudly into the telephone in his motel room that others could hear him saying he was a wanted man. Here’s the story from WBAL’s website:

>>Shhh! Man Blacs On Phone That He’s Wanted, Is Arrested!

Richard Vermalyea Taken Into Custody

DELMAR, Md. — The Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office said a man who talked loudly in his motel room about being a fugitive was arrested after other guests turned him in.

It happened early Tuesday at the Traveler’s Motel in Delmar.

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Imagine walking through a neighborhood with the remnants of the man you just killed.

That’s apparently what happened recently in Ontario. Here’s the story from the website:

>>ONTARIO (KTLA) — A woman has been booked on murder charges after bringing a trash can containing the body parts of a deceased man to an area home and pushing it through the surrounding neighborhood Sunday, officials said.

51-year-old Carmen Montenegro was spotted toting a trash can down the street before bringing it to a home located on the 700 block of Holmes near H Street, where she told the residents that a body was inside the trash can and asked the residents, reportedly her relatives, to help her dispose of it.

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Is it just me or are arguments escalating higher than they used to?

A good example is the following news story, which took place in Louisville, Ky.:

>>LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB Fox 41) — Police say a woman involved in an argument at a Louisville Pizza Hut raised the stakes considerably when she tried to pull a sword.

It happened Thursday night, shortly after 9 p.m. at the Pizza Hut on 7th St. Rd., near Dixie Hwy.

According to an arrest report, police were called to the restaurant after they received reports that 29-year-old Wynika Mason was “causing trouble.” When they got there, she allegedly began yelling at the officers.

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