A bank robber escaped the scene of a crime by arranging (via Craigslist) for a dozen identically dressed and unwitting civilians to be standing at the exact place and time of the arrival of the armored car he intended to hijack.
A group of criminals in South Korea had such a hatred for the rich, they targeted them for kidnapping, extortion, and even cannibalism.
Alcohol was used as a murder weapon by a serial killer.
In Samoa, it’s a crime to forget your own wife’s birthday.
A real court case was ordered by a judge to be settled by rock-paper-scissors.
A reporter who wrote stories about a serial killer was actually the serial killer himself.
Li’l fascist: Benito Mussolini was expelled from school for stabbing another kid in the buttocks.
Most robberies occur on Tuesdays.
When the Mona Lisa was stolen from the Louvre in Paris in 1911, one of the people arrested on suspicion of its theft was Pablo Picasso. He’d been implicated by his friend, the poet Guillaume Apollinaire; both men were questioned, and eventually released.
98% of all murders and rapes are by a close family member or friend of the victim.