In 2019 a man robbed a bank, threw the money out onto the street, and shouted “Merry Christmas!” He then went to a Starbucks where he waited to be arrested.
A Lithuanian man living in the UK went missing in 2015, he was presumed murdered and the case went cold until 2020 when a Facebook profile with his named showed up. He had been living in woodland for 5 years completely isolated from the outside world and not sighted once in those 5 years.
Police in Finland believe they have caught a car thief with the help of a dead mosquito they noticed inside an abandoned vehicle. Police saw that the mosquito had recently sucked blood and decided to send the insect for analysis, and the DNA matched the man on the Police Register.
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.