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.
In August 1962, New York City cops began patrolling the streets at night while dressed as women. The idea was to trap would-be muggers.
In Brazil it’s so common to get robbed in the streets that a lot of people carry an extra cellphone (they call it the “thief’s phone”) so they can give it to the robber when the crime happens.
Russian President Boris Yeltsin’s first words to the U.S. President upon meeting in 1995 were, “Do you think O.J. did it?”