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38 facts tagged with Crime Facts
Arrested for Farting
In 2008, a 13-year-old boy in Florida was arrested for excessive farting in school.
Legal Car Flamethrowers
South African residents can legally attach small flamethrowers to cars to repel car jackers.
Pretty Boy Floyd
A bank robber named "Pretty Boy" Charles Floyd reportedly destroyed mortgage papers on heists, freeing hundreds of people from property debt.
In 1942, there was a man in Mississippi called the Phantom Barber who would break into people's houses at night and cut their hair.
Random Darknet Shopper
There's a bot called the 'Random Darknet Shopper' that is given $100 in bitcoins every week to purchase random items on the darkweb. It ended up buying 10 ecstasy pills and the creator was subsequently arrested.
During the 1995 and 2011 Japanese Earthquakes, the Yakuza provided aid such as food, water, blankets, and diapers, much faster than the Japanese government.
In 2003, a Boeing 727-223 was stolen from an airport in Angola. Despite a worldwide search, it still has not been found.
In the late 1600s, London was plagued by an attacker who would spank his victims with a rod and shout "Spanko!" before running away.