Dewey Bozella, a Boston native was imprisoned for 26 years for a murder he did not commit. In those 26 years, 2 felons put the murder on him, was denied parole several times, the evidence against him was destroyed by police, and evidence proving his innocence was never brought to trial.
Because of Texas’s 3-strikes law, a man was sentenced to life in prison for refusing to return a refund after an air conditioner repair, ending a criminal career that had cost society $230 dollars.
A Florida man tossed an alligator through a drive-thru window. He was charged with “assault with a deadly weapon.”
A man donned Walmart uniform and walked into Walmart pretending to be an employee. There he stole four flat screen TVs and left through the emergency exit without anyone suspecting.
For most states in the U.S. you don’t need to commit an arrestable offense in order to be lawfully accused of resisting arrest.
From 1993 to 2008, the same DNA was discovered at 40 different crime scenes in Europe, leading to the investigation of the “Phantom of Heilbronn”, which turned out to be a woman working in a cotton swab factory who inadvertently contaminated the swabs with her own DNA.
A Florida man was fined $48,000 for using a cell phone jammer everyday for 2 years while going to work.
Two men paid €1.5 million in counterfeit money for a painting, only to find out that the painting was fake.
A man dressed up as an armored truck driver and tricked Walmart employees into giving him $75,000.
A man was arrested in Ireland after punching a hole into a $10m Monet painting. His justification: he wanted to ‘get back at the state’.