crime: November 2011 Archives


A woman from London has apparently been arrested after a video of her launching into a racist rant on a tram was uploaded to YouTube.

The two-minute video -- which instantly went viral -- featured a mother, with her young boy sitting on her knee on the Croydon to Wimbledon service in South London.

In an expletive-filled tirade she complained that other passengers were not English, saying: "You ain't English. You ain't English either. None of you are f***ing English. Get back to your own...

"My Britain's f*** all now. My British is f*** all." she added… and with people like her it really is.

275x250.jpg A 16-year-old burglar who was ordered to write a letter to the victims of his crime did -- and he called them dumb in it.

The young criminal had been sentenced to a 12-month Intensive Supervision and Surveillance Plan, part of which included writing to his victims.

It had been hoped this would make him confront the way his crime had impacted others and make him see the emotional consequences of his actions.

Instead it gave him a chance to insult them (or would have if it hadn't been intercepted) using the sort of bad grammar and spelling mistakes you only normally see on Newslite.


This pair of crooks thought they'd planned the perfect crime, they filled a supermarket trolley with booze and legged it outside quickly filling their car.


But that's when their plan came unstuck -- because they'd forgotten to put any petrol in their getaway vehicle and it wasn't going anywhere.

Rose Devlin, 59, and Denise Egan, 52, then had to push the booze-laden car to the petrol station at the supermarket they'd just raided to fill up.

Unsurprisingly their antics were caught on CCTV and police soon caught up with them.

Drunk driver called 911 to turn himself in

275x250.jpg When a US man realised someone was drinking and driving, he did the sensible thing and called 911... even though he was the intoxicated motorist.

That's right, the 21-year-old from Merrill called emergency services to report himself to cops.

The dispatcher asked the man to pull over -- which he dutifully did -- and he waited there for officers to arrive.

When cops arrived at his stationary car on Main Street, the man was arrested for operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

It's not known if after sobering up he wondered who had turned him in.

275x250.jpg When he couldn't get his iPhone to work Michael Skopec didn't know what to do, so he called 911… five times.

Police have now released his frankly bizarre series of calls in a bid to prevent other idiots wasting their time.

Kendall County Sheriff's Department say an intoxicated Skopec called them asking "Why is my iPhone not working?" and adding: "My emergency is my fucking phone don’t work."

In other calls he asks "Why can’t I dial the numbers I used to be able to dial?" and "Why can’t you direct me to the AT&T people?"

When 911 operators told him they were sending an officer round to his house “That’s pretty dumb,” Skopec remarked. “On whose part?” the operator replied.

275x250.jpg Police in Derbyshire have arrested 19 suspected criminals after luring them to meetings with offers of free beer.

Officers contacted dozens of suspects who'd evaded arrest and posing as a marketing company said they's won a free crate of beer.

They then arranged where the crooks -- who included those suspected of committing burglary and robbery to a serious sexual assault -- could go to collect their free beer.

However, when the unsuspecting criminals arrived, they were confronted by Derbyshire police and promptly arrested.

They never got their free crate of beer. Shame!

275x250.jpg A US man who is full of the festive spirit has been arrested after breaking into a home and decorating it ready for Christmas.

Terry Trent reportedly let himself into the Ohio home before he lit a candle and turned on the TV.

The 44-year-old then proceeded to put up the Christmas decorations and lights before sitting back on the sofa and continuing to watch TV.

When the 11-year-old son of the family returned home, Trent -- reportedly high on bath salts -- apologised for scaring the lad and offered to leave.

However the boy called 911 and cops say the man, who was carrying a pocket knife, was arrested and charged with burglary.


Police in the US have arrested a crook dubbed the "Dancing Shoplifter" after CCTV footage showed him strutting his stuff while stealing clothes.

26-year-old Anthony DiVietro had been bouncing and bopping to in-store music at a Kmart store in Blackwood when a surveillance camera saw him stuffing a dress under his shirt.

While security staff tried to stop him, the man tossed the dress and fled the scene before police could get there.

However, officers posted the incriminating clip online and say the popularity of the Dancing Shoplifter video helped them get their man. Dumb crook 0, YouTube 1!

275x250.jpg Police in Pennsylvania say two men have been arrested after stealing a teenager's meatball sandwich at gunpoint.

The dopey duo apparently robbed a 13-year-old-boy by threatening him with a gun and telling him to empty his pockets.

But they then proceeded to take just his tasty meatball sandwich before fleeing in a nearby car.

Officers say they soon arrested the sandwich-nabbing men because the teen called 911 from his mobile… which the duo failed to take.

Police say they recovered a gun and the sandwich… it's not clear what happened to the sandwich after it was taken into police custody.


Police officers rarely get to live the high-octane life of action movie cops… but these guys from Brazil appear to.


Amazing video footage, which has found its way to YouTube, shows a team cops chasing a plane filled with $150,000 worth of stolen electronics.

After trying to shoot the plane the driver of the car decides the best way to stop the crooks from getting away would be to drive into their plane.

So that's what he does, smashing into the wing and preventing the plane from taking off. They then stormed towards the crashed plane waving their guns… so what did you do at work today?


275x250.jpg A hospital in Australia was put on lock-down after it was discovered that a patient had a handgun hidden in his prosthetic leg.

It's claimed the 66-year-old man -- who was admitted to St Vincent's Hospital in Sydney to have his second leg amputated -- was hiding the weapon.

The gun had been spotted by staff and the gun, along with two rounds of ammunition, were later discovered by police.

No-one was threatened with the gun and it's not clear why the man had taken it to the hospital but he and two visitor were charged with a range of offences.

It's also not clear whether the man was able to get his second prosthetic leg fitted with a machine gun.




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