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Crime and Criminal Facts

1. On average, 80 people shoot at the Goodyear blimp each year.

2. In Miami in August, Levon Howard lost a shoot-out with his roommate Edwin Heyliger. Howard broke into Heyliger's room, angry that someone had drunk his Kool-Aid, and in the ensuing argument, both scrambled for guns.

3. In June 1995, in Liberty, Ohio, police officer Bradley L. Sebastian, tired of waiting for his food order at Denny's, stormed into the kitchen, held his gun to the cook's head, and told her he would kill her if she didn't hurry up.

4. Chances that a drug offense by a black U.S. juvenile with no prior jail time will result in imprisonment: 48 in 100,000. Chance that a drug offense by a white juvenile with no prior jail time will do so : 1 in 100,000

5. In 1471, a chicken in Basel, Switzerland, was accused of being 'a devil in disguise' after laying a brightly colored egg. The chicken stood trial, was found guilty and burned at the stake.

6. The LAPD purchased 40 semiautomatic paint-ball rifles in preparation for this the April 2000 Democratic convention.

7. Lincoln was shot on April 14, 1865 on Good Friday and in 1995 Good Friday was also on April 14. When Booth shot Lincoln, some people thought it was part of the play.

8. A frightened Englishwoman rang the police emergency line, she could hear burglars, she was sure, drilling into her house from a building site next door. However, when the law arrived they found the rapid thumping noise was caused by a faulty sex toy, that was humming along all by itself in a bedside cabinet.

9. One Saturday, police received not one or two or ten but thirty five emergency calls from Razorback Stadium. The local team were "battering the oposition" (final score 58-6), but there was no clear emergency happening. Eventually the calls were traced to a fan with his trendy little cellphone tucked into a back pocket. Every time he stood up to cheer, and sat down he was hitting the 'one button dial' feature.

10. According to one study, people who keep guns at home nearly triple their chances of being murdered, usually by friends or relatives, but fail to protect themselves from intruders. However, Paul Blackman, research coordinator at the National Rifle Association, criticized the study, "These people were highly susceptible to homicide," he said. "We know that because they were killed."

11. A man was arrested in Belo Horizonte with tubes of glue stuck right up both nostrils. He died in custody. Someone called him Walrus face and he laughed so much he hemorrhaged.

12. De Sa, a glue sniffer who steals from shops to feed his habit, broke into a glue factory and started inhaling directly from the vats. He was overcome by fumes after one sniff and lost his balance, upsetting a vat of glue as he fell. By the time he came round, he was stuck to the floor and had to lie there until the workers turned up on Monday. According to Sergeant Paulo Quadros, of the Belo Horizonte police force, it took 12 men to saw through the floor, then De Sa and a dozen boards were taken into custody.

13. It is against the law to import ideas or pictures into Canada which depict "bootlicking in a sexual context." According to Canada Customs Notice N-198, depictions of "submissive acts such as the licking of another person's boot in a sexual context" are not allowed into the country.

14. A hunter in Uganda is being sought by local authorities for illegally hunting gorillas. He shoots them with a tranquilizer gun and dresses them in clown suits. So far six gorillas have been found wandering around in this condition.

15. President Franklin Pierce was arrested while in office for running over an old woman with his horse, but the case was dropped for insufficient evidence in 1853.

16. According to a British law passed in 1845, attempting to commit suicide was a capital offense. The offense was punishable by hanging.

17. The bible is not only the best selling book of all time, it is also the best selling book EVERY year! But then, the Bible is the most shoplifted book in the USA.

18. A monkey was once tried and convicted for smoking a cigarette in South Bend, Indiana.
i thought smoking cigarettes was legal

19. The slogan on New Hampshire license plates is 'Live Free or Die.' These license plates are manufactured by prisoners at the state prison in Concord.

20. Burglars in Larch Barrens, Md., tried to cut through a safe using a Lazer Tag gun.

21. Ben Chandler is the UK's most notorius criminal. He has been arrested over 100 times for crimes including drunk and disorderly, grand theft auto, murder and drug dealing, he has even got a cell in Camborne Police Station with his name on the chalk board all the time. He is only 17 years old!!!!

22. In St. Louis in October, 1994, according to police, Robert Puelo, 32, stole a hot dog from a 7-Eleven and left the store, cramming it into his mouth as he ran. Minutes later, Puelo choked to death on a 6-inch piece of the hot dog that lodged in his throat.
careful while trying to swallow a weiner

23. Jorge Rodriguez, 22, went before a Kenosha, Wis., municipal judge in November, 1995, on a charge that he had hit a parked car while driving drunk. Rodriguez earnestly handed the judge a Monopoly-like "Get out of jail free" card that had been distributed by a candidate for sheriff as a gimmick during the just-ended campaign. Said the prosecutor, "Clearly, the defendant had the impression it was legitimate." Rodriguez received a fine and probation.

24. John Beaver, a clothing storeowner in Rochester, New York, admitted to being a part of a fake robbery in 1994. He asked his friend Christopher Pelton to shoot him in the arm, but due to the other's bad aim he suffered a chest wound. He survived, but his girlfriend turned him in.

25. A Texan convicted of robbery worked out a deal to pay $9600 in damages rather than serve a two-year prison sentence. For payment, he gave the court a forged check. He got his prison term back, plus eight more years.

26. Organized crime is estimated to account for 10% of the United States' national income.

27. When police arrived in Appleton, Wisconsin to remove a woman's children because of a complaint that she had given her 11-year-old daughter a "swirlie" (Holding her head in a flushing toilet). The woman reportedly said, "I haven't had a vacation in 13 years, go ahead and take them!"

28. Wayne Black, a suspected thief, had his own name tattooed on his forehead. When confronted by police, Black insisted he wasn't Wayne Black. To prove it, he stood in front of a mirror and insisted he was Kcalb Enyaw.

29. In 1978 a man charged with murder escaped from the custody of the Irish police. The Garda Press Office, issued a statement to the effect that, 'He is no more dangerous than any other murderer.'

30. A psychology student in New York rented out her spare room to a carpenter in order to nag him constantly and study his reactions. After weeks of needling, he snapped and beat her repeatedly with an axe leaving her mentally retarded.
guess it worked. she drove him nuts careful what ya wish for!!

31. 2800 BC is the first recorded incident of a drunk-driving fatality. In ancient Egypt, an inebriated charioteer is apprehended after running down a vestal virgin of the goddess Hathor. The culprit is crucified on the door of the tavern that sold him the beer, and his corpse allowed to hang there until scavengers have reduced it to bones. Zymurgy ’98

32. Surprised while burgling a house in Antwerp, Belgium, a thief fled out the back door, clambered over a nine-foot wall, dropped down and found himself in the city prison.

33. A man was caught masturbating on a couch in downtown Victoria, BC, while holding a rooster, while his friend filmed him. He claimed it was an art project. WTF?

34. The town council of Gold Hill, OR, voted to fire Police Chief Katie Holmboe for selling Mary Kay cosmetics out of her cruiser and praying on behalf of a suspect she believed was possessed by the devil. Holmboe, who was the town's only paid police officer, also reportedly required suspects to profess their faith in God before she would release them.

35. Herman Melville (author of Moby Dick) was once imprisoned in Tahiti as a mutineer but was able to escape.

36. During Prohibition, a jury for a bootlegging case in Los Angeles was put on trial after it drank the evidence. The jurors argued that they had sampled the evidence to determine if it contained alcohol, which it did. However, because they consumed the evidence, the defendant charged with bootlegging had to be acquitted.

37. In the United States, there has never been an accused person who has been found innocent of a crime.
not sure this ones correct

38. The last stagecoach holdup took place in Tennessee on October 15, 1882.

39. In Thurston County, Washington State, the coroner is the only person in the county who can arrest the sheriff.

40. In 1649, Oliver Cromwell abolished Christmas and he declared it to be an ordinary working day. Anybody caught celebrating Christmas was arrested.

41. In ancient Greece, a bronze statue was built of a famous boxer named Theagenes after his death. An angry rival of his would beat on the statue every night, until one night the statue fell on top of him, killing him. The family of the man took the statue to court, where it was found guilty of murder, and sent into exile!

42. In France in 1740, a cow was found guilty of sorcery and hanged.

43. In December, 1999 judges in Saudi Arabia sentenced a Filipino man to 6 months in prison and 75 lashes. The offense? Possession of alcohol. He was caught at the airport with two liquor-flavored chocolates in his luggage.

44. About 280 burglaries and thefts are reported for every 1,000 households annually

45.Per capita, South Africa has the most assaults, rapes, and murders with firearms.
Two-thirds of the world's executions occur in China.
Two-thirds of the world's kidnappings occur in Colombia.
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Russia has almost twice as many judges and magistrates as the United States. Meanwhile, the United States has 8 times as much crime.
In the Maldives, there are more than 2 jails for every 1000 people.
One in every three Australians is a victim of crime.
Saudi diplomats have 367 unpaid parking fines in Britain.
In pure number terms, more crimes are committed in America than in any other nation. The same goes for burglaries, car thefts, rapes and assaults.
The United States puts 0.7 % of its ...

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