More Stupid Crime Tricks
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 93 17:11:56 PDT
Subject: More Stupid Crime Tricks
From: bostic@vangogh.CS.Berkeley.EDU (Keith Bostic)
From: News of the Weird  - 28May93
From: Chuck Shepherd
* Jane Bryne, 42, was arrested in Clayton, Mo., in March and charged with
possession of cocaine. She had been in the second row of a courtroom
attending the robbery trial of her boyfriend when her purse fell out of her
lap, sending the contents rolling underneath the seats to the front row.
A police officer sitting in front of her gathered the lipstick and cosmetics
to return them when he noticed one of the items was a vial of cocaine.
[Columbia Daily Tribune-AP, 3-21-93]
* In September, in Irvington Township, N. J., Joseph Frajkor, 45, was
trapped in his car for 20 minutes after a suicide victim leaped from an
overpass on the Garden State Parkway and landed on the car, crushing it and
preventing Frajkor from being able to free himself.
[New York Times-AP, 9-8-92]
* Jeffery Ham was convicted in New Orleans in April of shooting his
girlfriend to death. One police officer testified that Ham told him he had
shot her after watching a Presidential debate on TV because "she chose the
wrong side" and because she wanted to watch a sex tape right after the
debate, which Ham allegedly said would be disrespectful.
* A Reading, Pa., kidnaping victim was freed in Philadelphia in April after
two suspects, who had attempted to get $200 from the victim's daughter, told
her to call back when she had the money and gave her their home telephone
number. Police matched the phone number to an address, went to the house,
arrested Claude Smith, and freed the victim. Smith's partner fled.
[Reading Eagle/Times, 4-23-93]
© 1993 Peter Langston