A stretch of Interstate 93 in Boston descended into chaos on Saturday after police tried to arrest dozens of motorcyclists and ATV riders who were seen riding recklessly. At some point during the confrontation, part of which was caught on video, one rider was shot by a responding police officer; he later appeared in…
After around $300,000 in laptops, smartphones, and other goods went missing from some postal trucks in Sweden over the summer, officials put cameras into trucks that they thought might be particularly inviting targets. They were right.
Never, ever point a laser pointer at an aircraft. Your cat’s favorite toy can blind the pilots aboard that aircraft, who will not be pleased. One man in Pasco County, Florida, somehow came up with an even worse idea: pointing a laser pointer at a police helicopter, which then promptly landed to arrest him for it.
A jury convicted former American Le Mans Series champion Scott Tucker of a huge list of charges in October, ending a predatory-loan scheme that sometimes charged 700-percent interest rates. Bloomberg has a story on just how widely that ring of payday loans spread—with Tucker’s family at the top of it all.
Early Monday morning a car owner in Pasco, Washington, spotted a man inside of his car. The man fled, but left behind some Hulk hands still fastened to the steering wheel. In the words of the Pasco Police Department, the Hulk hands were “not inside the vehicle before the prowl.”
Six thieves arrived on three mopeds at a jewelry store in London on Monday night and robbed the place before leaving on a single moped, having abandoned one at the scene and crashed another, according to the Guardian. Six people on a single moped! The escape, somehow, was successful.
If you’re driving and you get rear-ended, here’s some advice: turn your car off and take the keys from the ignition before getting out to talk to the opposing driver, lest you fall victim to a theft scheme common enough to have a name: the “bump-and-run.”
On Friday, video emerged of an orange Mustang slamming into cars and trying to run over pedestrians outside of a school in Las Vegas. The driver, Clay Green, later told police that he’d rammed the vehicle because someone had thrown rocks at his “show car.” Green, who was charged with two counts of attempted murder,…
The two men attempting to high-five above are employees at Osprey Wireless in Westwood, Massachusetts. They are celebrating their role in helping police capture a suspect who had been the subject of a police chase, and who had ditched his 1999 Toyota Camry to walk into Osprey Wireless to apply for a job. “He was as…
People of Toronto can rest easy tonight knowing this wheelie-popping bicycle badass has finally been identified and politely ordered to appear in court for his hijinks and tomfoolery. But seriously, turns out you can be charged with careless driving on a bicycle.
Former CEO of Anheuser-Busch August Adolphus Busch IV was arrested earlier today after attempting to take off in a helicopter from a public parking lot in Swansea, Illinois and failing a field sobriety test. I wonder what cheat code he used to spawn that in?
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.
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.
On the spectrum of dumb illegal shit, this is one of the dumbest: shining a laser pointer at a helicopter.
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.