For most states in the U.S. you don’t need to commit an arrestable offense in order to be lawfully accused of resisting arrest.
From 1993 to 2008, the same DNA was discovered at 40 different crime scenes in Europe, leading to the investigation of the “Phantom of Heilbronn”, which turned out to be a woman working in a cotton swab factory who inadvertently contaminated the swabs with her own DNA.
A Florida man was fined $48,000 for using a cell phone jammer everyday for 2 years while going to work.
Two men paid €1.5 million in counterfeit money for a painting, only to find out that the painting was fake.
A man dressed up as an armored truck driver and tricked Walmart employees into giving him $75,000.
A man was arrested in Ireland after punching a hole into a $10m Monet painting. His justification: he wanted to ‘get back at the state’.
When confronted by police, a man took his pit bull off the leash, pointed at the cops and yelled “Kill’em boy, kill’em.” The dog responded by biting him in the butt and chasing him into a nearby apartment where the officers promptly arrested him.
A woman created a fake Facebook profile of a teenage girl and sent a friend request to her husband, then used transcripts of their conversations to get him arrested. He was freed and all charges were dropped when he produced a notarized affidavit, proving he knew it was her all along.
In order to punish tree thieves who cut down trees illegally, some cities spray trees with fox urine around Christmas time. It freezes on them and is odorless outdoors, but would stink up your whole house if brought indoors; the smell is “eye-watering.”
A man walked into a Walmart wearing an employee vest, told a cashier that they were wanted in the office, helped the remaining customer in line, emptied the cash register, then walked right out. He may have robbed 3 other Walmart locations as well.