Despite stealing $2.2 million dollars and being a convicted felon for being a perpetrator of the largest public school embezzlement in American history, Frank Tassone receives a pension of $173,495 a year for life because New York State does not bar felons from collecting pensions.
The painting “The Scream” was stolen the same day as the opening of the 1994 Olympics; the thieves left a note saying “thanks for the poor security”.
Hannah Sabata, a 19 year old Nebraska woman, stole $6000 from a bank in 2012. After the crime she immediately posted a video to YouTube titled “Chick Bank Robber” where she held bundles of cash up to the camera and bragged about what she’d done. She was caught the same day.
A Hong Kong gangster kidnapped the child of Asia’s richest man and extracted $130 million ransom and later telephoned him and asked for advice on how to invest it.
In 1943, 4 children found the skeletonised body of a woman inside a wych elm in Hagley Wood. Soon after graffiti that read, “Who put Bella down the Wych Elm?” appeared, along with other messages in the same hand. Similar graffiti has appeared since, changed to “Who put Bella in the Witch Elm?”
A man found guilty of deer poaching has been sentenced to a year in prison, and has been ordered to watch Bambi at least once a month during that year.
In 2018, 3 people walked out of a Texas aquarium with a grey horn shark hidden in a baby stroller. When authorities arrived at a suspect’s home, they were shocked to find the shark “continuing to thrive” in a tank very similar to the one at the aquarium.
North Korea law specifies ‘three generations of punishment’. If you commit a crime, your children and grandchildren will also receive the full brunt of punishment, which often involves a lifetime in prison, also children born in prison are raised as prisoners because their “blood is guilty”.
In 2001, Kenny Waters, a man who was wrongly imprisoned 18 years for murder, was finally freed after his high-school dropout sister went to law school to prove his innocence. Tragically, Kenny Waters died in an accident 6 months after his release from prison.
Conviction is a 2010 biographical legal drama film based on this story.
In the Philippines, the legal term for car-theft is “carnapping.” This is because when cars used to be very rare in the country and were prized status-items, thieves would steal and hold them for ransom like in a kidnapping. Now the term is used for both car-theft and carjacking cases.