D.C., then a few days later accompanied his girlfriend to
her trial for robbery. At lunch, he went out for a sandwich.
She needed to see him, and thus had him paged. Police
officers recognized his name and arrested him as he returned
to the courthouse in a car he had stolen over the lunch hour.
Ionia, Michigan - When two service station attendants
refused to hand over the cash to an intoxicated robber, the
man threatened to call the police. They still refused, so
the robber called the police and was arrested.
Radnor, Pennsylvania - Police interrogated a suspect by
placing a metal colander on his head and connecting it with
wires to a photocopy machine. The message "He's lying" was
placed in the copier, and police pressed the copy button
each time they thought the suspect wasn't telling the truth.
Believing the "lie detector" was working, the suspect
Toronto, Canada - A gas station attendant had no trouble
identifying a robber for police, even though the man had
worn a pair of women's panties over his head as a disguise.
The thief, who later admitted that his mind was clouded by
intoxicants, had stuck his face through one of the leg-holes
so he could see.
Modesto, CA - Steven Richard King was arrested for trying to
hold up a Bank of America branch without a weapon. King used
a thumb and a finger to simulate a gun, but unfortunately,
he failed to keep his hand in his pocket.
Virginia Beach - A bank robber in Virginia Beach got a nasty
surprise when a dye pack designed to mark stolen money
exploded in his Fruit-of-the-Looms. The robber apparently
stuffed the loot down the front of his pants as he was
running out the door. "He was seen hopping and jumping
around," said police spokesman Mike Carey, "with an
explosion taking place inside his pants."
Los Angeles, California - Police in Los Angeles had good
luck with a robbery suspect who just couldn't control him-
self during a lineup. When detectives asked each man in the
lineup to repeat the words, "Give me all your money or I'll
shoot," the man shouted, "That's not what I said!"