Some criminals are masterminds: they spend years and careers perfecting their craft, and they never get caught. These are the kinds of tales that Hollywood movies are made of.
Then there are just people who have a severe lapse in judgment and get in trouble with the law in a most inane fashion. These are the kinds of tales that PerpPlexity is made of.
It's not to say that these are bad people. Or even people we might not invite into our own home. But whatever compels them to take unscrupulous actions into landing on the wrong side of a police report is beyond us.
Articles in this feature
Jan 07, 2012
Ambulance Paramedic Accused of Sexual Assault
A 22-year-old claims she was strapped down and raped inside ambulance on the way to the hospital.
Apr 20, 2011
Husband Distraught Over Child Support, Beats Wife While Court
Man beats wife in front of judge after being ordered to pay child support
Apr 07, 2011
Nursing Home Workers Caught on Camera Abusing Patient with Dementia
Homecare workers captured on video for abusing a woman with dementia
Apr 23, 2010
Crybaby's Got A Gun
A kid who made headlines six years ago when his basketball coach humiliated him is now in trouble of his own volition.
Apr 21, 2010
Reverse Prison Break: TVs Stolen In Netherlands
Burglars in the Netherlands yanked some TVs right out of prison cells, which is astonishing — not so much that they were stolen, but were in the cells to begin with.
Apr 01, 2010
Police Taser 10-Year-Old
Cops apparently can't contain a 10-year-old so they zap him with a taser
Mar 29, 2010
Norman Leboon Demonstrates How Not To Use YouTube
His threats to Eric Cantor and pretty much everyone else outside his bunker basically guaranteed him a long stay behind some iron bars.
Mar 24, 2010
911 Will Not Break You Out Of Jail
An Illinois woman tried to get the police to break her out of a jail after not paying a taxi driver. And she almost got away with it too, had she instead been trapped in some creep's basement instead.
Mar 22, 2010
Facebook Takes Out Mafia Hitman
Mafia Hitman on Facebook
Mar 20, 2010
Two Stupid Massachusetts Women
A grandmother drives her 9-year-old son to school drunk, crashing the car while another mother is being accused of beating her 2-year-old, who eventually died from his injuries
Mar 16, 2010
College Freshman Emancipates Abraham Lincoln's Autograph
Drew University freshman William Scott stole over 20 historical documents and tried to sell them overseas, getting our presidential seal of disapproval.
Mar 13, 2010
Facebook Nabs Pothead Thief
Head shop owner users Facebook to nab store thief
Mar 03, 2010
German Man Attempts to Snort Speed Off Police Car
The top of a police car was apparently the only flat surface this tweaker could find
Mar 02, 2010
One Baseball Bat, 29 Flat-Screen TVs
Metal baseball bats and flat-screen TVs on display in Wal-Mart. Oh, what to do?
Mar 02, 2010
PerpPlexity: Unusual Weapons Division
This week's weird weapons: a table leg, a computer monitor, bear spray and an ice scraper. And a partridge in a pear tree.
Feb 20, 2010
This Burglar is No Santa
23-year-old Seattle man suspected in a handful of burglaries, using the chimney as his point of entry
Feb 18, 2010
Montana Teen Arrested For Hilarious Break In
A guy breaks into a newspaper, watches porn, and plays with a fire extinguisher. Then it gets weird.
Feb 15, 2010
Postal Employee Concocts Armed Robbery Story
She called 911 two months ago saying a black man took her shirt off and robbed the post office. Great story.
Feb 10, 2010
Man Attemps to Buy Crack with Credit Card
Man reports a stolen car, one that he originally stole, and tries to buy drugs with a credit card
Feb 03, 2010
The World's First Tobaccaloupe
Some girls try to send in drug-laced fruit into prison. But not very well.