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.
A train robber named Frank Grigware escaped Leavenworth prison in 1910. He went on and became a mayor of a small town in Alberta, Canada. Later when he was found by the Canadian police and FBI, his charges were dropped due to doubts of his original conviction.
A writer was caught for a murder only after a detective read his book about a fictional murder which contained similarities and details to the real life murder that only the killer would know about. Authorities also learned he was also planning to commit another murder to write book about.
In June 2017, a tire shop in Fort Worth, Texas, was robbed so often that the owner bought a guard dog. The next time the shop was robbed, the intruders stole the dog.