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Top 10 Weirdest Crimes People Have Been Arrested for
Have you read the news lately? Then you know just how crazy people can be.
Every day there’s another story about a drunk man doing something crazy, a scorned woman getting her revenge, or a celebrity making a fool of himself. These news stories may seem commonplace, but they don’t hold a candle to some of the weirdest crimes.
There are over 12 million arrests per year in America. There are bound to be more than a few deranged, idiotic, and just plain bizarre examples of people acting their worst. The following crimes will make you laugh, cry, and question your faith in humanity.
Nowadays, people are being arrested for all sorts of reasons. Some take things to a whole new level.
Here are the 10 weirdest crimes of all time!
1. Alligator Aggression
Oh, Florida. You never cease to amaze me.
America’s weirdest state is no stranger to bizarre crimes. But even locals scratched their heads after reading this story in October 2015.
That’s when a 23-year-old in Royal Palm Beach decided to drive-thru a Wendy’s restaurant. After the server handed the man his drink, however, he threw a three-foot alligator through the serving window.
The alligator landed in the restaurant and immediately began wreaking havoc. The man was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and unlawful possession of an alligator.
Thankfully, the alligator returned to its natural habitat shortly thereafter.
2. More Crossbows, More Problems
Canadians may be our friendly neighbors to the north. But that doesn’t mean they are immune to committing the weirdest crimes.
A Hamilton, Ontario man ran into trouble with the law after he fired a crossbow. The only problem is the man shot himself.
The 49-year-old man called the police to report an arrow in his leg. After further research, however, police concluded the man shot himself. Police rushed him to the hospital safely away from any dangerous objects.
3. No Sibling Love
These people take sibling rivalry to a whole new level.
Police discovered a man in a dovecote – a structure to contain pigeons – in late 2015. The 59-year-old man sat naked, dirty, and with nothing but a bucket to keep him company.
The police arrested the man’s brother and sister under the suspicion of abuse. They originally found the dovecote attached to the house and locked with a padlock and wooden beam. They later discovered that the pair of siblings had held the man in the dovecote for 19 years.
This next family reunion just got a whole lot more awkward.
4. Presidential Trespassing
No list of weirdest crimes is complete without at least one streaker.
This streaker took things to another level when he decided to wear a Ronald Reagan mask and a sock over his genitals. Polic caught the man trespassing in Vestavia Hills, Alabama on New Years 2016.
The homeowner caught the nude trespasser on her home surveillance camera. The whole thing played out like a scene out of The Purge, except with a drunk Republican instead of murderous villains.
5. Peanut Butter Mayhem
There’s no shortage of ways to spice up the bedroom. Peanut butter is not one of them.
One Kentucky man apparently didn’t get the memo. The 22-year-old man was arrested at a Food World grocery store wearing nothing but boots and a layer of peanut butter.
It gets weirder. Police discovered the man broke in through a glass door and even wrote the word “sorry” using NyQuil on the ground. Police charged the man with incident exposure and burglary.
At least he earned the honor of committing one of the weirdest crimes in recent history.
6. Game of Death
“The board game made me do it” is not an argument that typically holds up in court. That didn’t stop one 15-year-old from using that excuse in a 2012 stabbing.
The Texas teen stabbed his friend in an attempted murder. He later claimed to have committed the crime because an Ouija board commanded him to.
Thankfully, the victim turned out to be okay. Let’s just hope no more spirits try to communicate with troubled youths through a board game.
7. Bad Garlic Knots
Have you ever had bad service at a restaurant? Most people get their payback by leaving a Yelp review or leaving a bad tip.
That’s not the case in Florida. Yes, Floridians made another spot on this list.
Four people broke out into a brawl at a Palm Coast Pizza restaurant over garlic knots. Allegedly, the friends were unhappy that their garlic knots arrived covered in cheese.
They later threw food at the staff, damaged a cash register, and verbally abused patrons. They were later charged with burglary. Sounds like these friends need to call USAttorneys.
8. Bad Mom
Word to the wise: keep your kid out of the tanning salon.
Apparently, a New Jersey mom didn’t get the memo. Police charged the 44-year-old woman with endangering the welfare of a child after her 5-year-old daughter showed up with second-degree burns at school.
The mother was actually taking her daughter to a local tanning booth. Though she claims her innocence, police believe the mother repeatedly made her daughter go tanning. Maybe this mom spent a little too much time watching Jersey Shore.
9. Single Robber
Of all the creative proposal ideas, this one is by far the craziest.
Police arrested a 26-year-old New York man after he robbed a local woman. How did the police find him?
The mugger was so infatuated with his victim that he ended up calling her to ask her on a date. The police later tracked his phone records and arrest the lovestruck criminal. It’s clear that love leads to the weirdest crimes.
10. New York Riots
Somebody call the fashion police.
New York witnessed a slew of hat-related robberies during the 1920s. Back then, straw hats were a popular fashion item that was exclusively for the summer.
People felt so strongly about this fashion rule that they would steal straw hats off of people’s heads after summer. This lead to the infamous three-day “straw hat riot”.
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