Criminal

Note to Self: If Found Guilty, Leave

In Houston on Wednesday, a man who had just been found guilty of evading arrest got up and ran out of the courtroom. Police said they had no leads as to his location and had no further information at this…



This Year’s Costumed-Criminal Stories

Every year some number of wiseass criminals commit crimes in costume for Halloween. This year at least one of them robbed two banks on October 31, dressed as a witch. The woman, who has apparently not yet been apprehended, robbed…



Patient Suing Doctor for “Sex Treatments”

An Oregon woman is suing her former doctor for battery, negligence, and intentional infliction of emotional distress, alleging that he prescribed sexual intercourse in response to her claims of lower-back pain.  The doctor, who filled the prescription himself, charged the…


Sentence Enhancement Imposed for Bullshit

Hot off the presses, and from a source who I think would like to remain nameless (tell me if you don’t, source), comes the first known example of a defendant’s sentence being enhanced because he is a bullshitter. Judge Stewart…


Poorly-Planned Flight From Law Ends in Courtroom

Trying to avoid a trial date, Jada Coover led Iowa police on a high-speed chase Wednesday after his pickup was spotted on State Highway 50. Coover fled down the highway, then into the town of Vermillion, where he stopped the…


Drug Rocket Fails to Launch

On June 24, the Missouri State Highway Patrol pulled over two men in a 1990 Ford Thunderbird and discovered over $13,000 in cash riding along with them. They also discovered three pipe bombs in the trunk, as well as a…



Disability-Benefits Fraud Ended by Unfortunate Photos

This week a British judge sentenced a 53-year-old man to a year in jail for fraudulently claiming to be disabled so he could collect state benefits. Crowson had told the government his disabilities were so severe he was “virtually unable to walk.” Police searching…