In 2014, San Francisco tech startup Skully raised hype and money to build a Tony Stark-style digitally augmented motorcycle helmet. Almost $2.5 million later, the company’s shutting down. Now a lawsuit from within the company gives us some hints as to why: founders allegedly blew the R&D money on lap dances and fast…
On Saturday, Sheriff’s Deputies in Osceola County, Florida (of course) saw a helicopter buzz over route U.S. 192 low enough to nearly hit some street lamps. The cops didn’t take kindly to this, figured out where the helicopter was registered, went there and waited for it to land.
A Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area Transit Authority police officer was arrested and charged with “attempting to provide material support” to the Islamic State group, the AP reports. At no time was the D.C. Metro, the capital’s subway system, under threat, according to the FBI. The suspect did, however, buy ISIS a…
Formula One head honcho Bernie Ecclestone’s mother-in-law has been at the mercy of kidnappers for more than a week, and Brazilian police now reportedly believe the kidnappers to be an organized European gang. The gang had been “meticulously planning” the $36.5 million kidnapping for months, according to reports.
While leaving a Rascal Flatts concert on Friday, three men reportedly assaulted NASCAR veteran Mike Wallace. Per FOX Sports, Wallace’s daughter took kicks to the ribs in attempts to shield him from being kicked while unconscious. Police arrested the men over the weekend, all released on bonds of around $1,000.
Down in Texas, in a large, overcrowded city by the name of Austin, there is a person who spends the day tossing rocks at cars on Interstate 35. Perhaps it’s jealousy of expensive Teslas, or perhaps to eliminate some traffic. Either way, the police finally found a suspect linked to nearly 100 rock-throwing incidents.
The City of New York just live-streamed their police crushing a parking lot’s worth of unlicensed dirt bikes and ATVs. The vehicles were presumably confiscated from hooligans who’d been caught using them to do stunts in streets. Anybody feel better now?
West Virginia police officer Marcus David Slauer was arrested by state troopers last week and charged with felony bribery after allegedly having sex with a woman who was trying to get out of a citation.
When working on a vehicle, it’s always less of a headache to order parts and not have to wonder whether they’re faulty or not. Or, more importantly, whether they’re even the brand on the listing. But two websites recently got caught allegedly faking brands, and they’re now under seizure by the U.S. government.
Forty-five-year-old NASCAR racer Derek White is said to be among some 60 people arrested in what’s being called “the biggest tobacco-smuggling bust in North American history.” Bloomberg and others are reporting that the operation is linked to biker gangs and international organized crime.
At a little before 3:00 a.m. on Monday, two people used a Chevy pickup to try and tear down the door of a convenience store. When that didn’t work, the truck became a battering ram. The burglars managed to get the store’s ATM machine into the truck bed as they escaped.
A peaceful Sunday afternoon in Redding, California was shattered by 51-year-old Sharon Kay Turman, who reportedly blazed through town at breakneck speeds in a 1994 Chrysler Town & County minivan painted like Scooby Doo’s Mystery Machine before ditching the car, and the cops, somewhere in Tehama County.
Somebody put some pretty painstaking effort into arts-and-crafting a New York license plate out of what looks like cardboard and paint. Would have been cute if they stopped there and put it on their kid’s Cozy Coupe, but nope. They went ahead and tried to drive with this. It did not “work” as intended.
In the end, every man pays for what he takes. For one Miami cop, the price of leisurely speeding in his police car ended up costing him the recorded embarrassment of getting pulled over and mom-lectured by a concerned motorist over his cavalier attitude towards driving.
On Aug. 3, 2012, Justin Wilkens was speeding in his Aprilia motorcycle and unwittingly passed Oregon State Police Officer Rob Edwards in an unmarked cop Camaro. After a few minutes of chase, Edwards rammed Wilkens off the bike, pulled a gun on him and kicked him in the chest. If you think that sounds egregious, the…
Last week an ice fisher lowered a waterproof camera into Mayhew Lake in Benton County, Minnesota to look for fish. He was surprised to find a pickup truck instead and called the local sheriff’s department, which realized they’d actually been looking for that thing since March of 2000.
We’ve all considered a classic “TEAM USA” tattoo above the eyebrows. What better way to advertise your allegiance? Makes it hard to get away with crimes though. Speaking of which, if you see this particularly patriotic face the NYPD would like to hear from you.
A primate was found perched on the seat of a motorcycle, maybe seconds away from mastering its controls and finally bridging the eternal gap between monkeys and humans in the motorcycle community. Then some asshole had to go and throw a shoe at it.
Like many dealerships, an Oregon car lot uses a giant inflatable to draw eyes to its cars. But it looks like the blue gorilla outside of Oregon Auto Center attracted the wrong kind of attention last week—the attention of acid-throwing vandal(s).
Just last week two Reno Gazette-Journal staffers were arrested after allegedly sneaking onto the grounds of Tesla’s Nevada Gigafactory and tangling with corporate security. Tesla said the journalists attacked their guards as they tried to escape, but an attorney from their paper, not surprisingly, has a different side…