A deer poacher in Missouri is sentenced to watch Bambi once every month during his yearlong prison term.
In 1840’s New York, a man would walk up to strangers, acting as an old acquaintance. Gaining their trust, he asked, “Have you the confidence to trust me with your watch until tomorrow?” He would never return. When arrested, he was dubbed the “Confidence Man”, the origin of the term “Con Man”.
An elderly man gained the trust of a Belgian bank by bringing the workers chocolates. He was eventually given VIP access to the bank vault. In 2007, he stole $28 million worth of diamonds and vanished.
A Florida man faked his murder by shooting himself with a gun tied to a weather balloon. The gun and balloon were never found.
An American Airlines plane was stolen by two men that worked with mechanics to get the aircraft flight-ready. The plane has never been found.
In 1931, a man stole an airplane but was acquitted on all charges because airplanes were not considered “vehicles” and there was no law against aircraft theft at the time.
In 2015 a Canadian man broke into a home, fed the cats and horses, cooked a meal, did the laundry, wrote in the homeowners diary and was apprehended sitting by a stoked fire while drinking a cup of tea.
When a millionaire Harris Rosen gave everyone in his Orlando neighborhood – Tangelo Park, free college education and free daycare, the crime rate was cut in half and high school graduation rate increased from 25% to 100%.
Cops arrested a 99-year-old woman so she could cross it off her bucket list.
A team of thieves stole $18,000 worth of tracking devices from a warehouse. They were apprehended within hours.