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…
A helpless, flailing Google is unable to stop people from running off with hundreds of the free bicycles available at its Mountain View, California headquarters a week, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.
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…
The Tennessean reported that a 26-year-old Nashville woman named Katie Layne Quackenbush was charged with attempted murder on Monday for shooting 54-year-old Gerald Melton on August 26, sending him with critical injuries to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, where he remains today.
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.
A year-long manhunt ended last weekend, when police arrested a gang of five Romanian stunt thieves near a large collection of Van Gogh paintings in the Netherlands. In their hideout, the cops found $590,000 worth of iPhones that the suspects allegedly lifted off the back of a truck—while it was barreling down a…
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?
A suspect who led cops on a chase from Louisville to the southeast Indiana backwoods treated a few dozen police cruisers like Barry Sanders treated NFL defenses as he juked, reversed, and eventually ran around in laps before being corralled and eventually–it appears—kicked and punched by the presumably embarrassed…
The Villages, a hilariously-large retirement community in Florida, is the fastest-growing “city” in the country—with more than 117,000 people, 48 golf courses, geriatric sex (with a resulting high rate of STDs), and absolutely no children (they’re only permitted to visit for up to 30 days a year). Residents primarily …
Whatever you do, stop calling the Flint water crisis a “failure at all levels of government.”
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.