10 Crazy Facts About Criminals

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There are dumb people, and there are dumb criminals. The following are ten facts about crime that will blow your mind.


1
The record for the world's worst driver is probably a 75-year-old man who received 10 traffic tickets, drove on the wrong side of the road four times, committed four hit-and-run offenses, an caused six accidents, all within 20 minutes on October 15, 1966.

2
A Hawaiian stamp of 1851 with a face value of 2 cents was the sole reason Gaston Leroux, a Parisian philatelist, murdered its owner, Hector Giroux.

3
Lawsuits filed by California inmates cost the taxpayers more than $25 million in 1994.

4
A reward of $1,000 was offered for information leading to the capture and conviction of a man robbing taxi drivers. The man turned himself in and demanded the reward as a result. He received a 20 year sentence for aggravated robbery instead.

5
In 1970, Russel T. Tansie, an Arizona lawyer filed a $100,000 damage lawsuit against God. He won the case when the defendant failed to appear in court.

6
A Texan convicted of robbery worked out a deal to pay $9600 in damages rather than serve a two-year prison sentence. For payment, he gave the court a forged check. He got his prison term back, plus eight more years.

7
A man was arrested and charged with the robbery of vending machines. The man posted bail, entirely in quarters.

8
A judge in Louisville decided a jury went "a little bit too far" in recommending a sentence of 5,005 years for a man who was convicted of five robberies and a kidnapping. The judge reduced the sentence to 1,001 years.

9
Organized crime is estimated to account for 10% of the United States' national income.

10
Airport security personnel find about six weapons a day searching passengers.