There are stories about vigilante Uber drivers that are funny, and there are stories that are scary. The latest news from Charleston, South Carolina is a little bit of both—but with an extra dose of the psychotic.
Former convict Stephen York has been arrested again and charged with fraud and identity theft after a small fender bender revealed that he’d been using a stolen identity during the 40 years since he’d escaped from prison.
When you get into a physically threatening situation, it pays to be resourceful and use whatever tools you have available to you. If you work at a sex toy store, those tools are dildos.
The violence in WWE wrestling may be fake, but even in retirement pro wrestlers are not the people you want to threaten with an airsoft gun in a Florida gas station.
Last week, a suspected thief’s getaway vehicle turned into his jail cell when BMW employees managed to track and remotely lock a stolen car in Seattle, according to police.
On the spectrum of dumb illegal shit, this is one of the dumbest: shining a laser pointer at a helicopter.
Tonight a clearly unexperienced motorcyclist led L.A.-area cops on a chase that ended when he ran into a car and took off running. That led to some wonderful commentary from the KCBS chopper man as he painted a picture with words of the gent trying, and failing, to escape. Here’s an alternate angle of the clumsy wreck…
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.
Los Angeles never fails to disappoint. Here’s some San Fernando Valley action from this evening, in which a carjacking suspect gets cornered after a PIT maneuver and proceeds to go straight GTA, hopping into the police cruiser. She didn’t get far!
Here’s a gent leading cops on a police chase who can be seen hopping out of his truck, attacking a dude on a motorcycle, failing to abscond with said motorcycle, and then getting back in his truck and speeding away. You can keep up with the chase here, at KNXV.
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.