10 Crazy Facts About Criminals


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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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