Topic: Crime

Cumberland Farms Clerk Critically Injured Trying to Protect Cardboard Cutout of the Hoff Trendy thefts turn ugly

Stealing cardboard cutouts of the David Hasselhoff from Cumberland Farms is all fun and games until someone gets seriously hurt. It began innocuously enough last summer, when some 550 cutouts of…

August 21, 2013, 10:22 AM EDT

Real Criminals Star in Excellent Commercial for Van Nuys Bail Bondsman Harry Kassabian will get you out

Better call Saul? Actually, try Harry Kassabian first. The proprietor of People's Bail Bonds in Van Nuys, Calif., co-stars with some real-life criminals in this great commercial produced by local-ad…

May 28, 2013, 1:57 PM EDT

NYPD Now Scanning Facebook, Instagram Photos to Identify Criminals Felons, be careful what you post

If you're thinking of committing a felony in New York City anytime soon, keep an eye on how many photos of you are floating around on Facebook and Instagram. The…

April 3, 2013, 10:04 AM EDT

Clothing Store Uses Actual Burglary Footage in Ad, Making Fashions Look Most Wanted Reserva makes most of theft

Someone call the fashion police! Brazilian menswear brand Reserva used actual security-camera footage of a real robbery at one of its São Paulo stores in the ad below, for a…

January 25, 2013, 11:12 AM EST

Outdoor Ad Industry Accused of Poisoning Trees to Make Way for Billboards Criminal probe begins in Florida

Breaking the law is unsustainable as a long-term marketing strategy. To wit: the improper or illegal defoliation of stretches of highway designed to give billboards maximum visibility. The controversy is…

April 27, 2012, 9:50 AM EDT

'30 Minutes or Less' Sees Humor in Gruesome Bomb Death Is the movie's plot too much like a real crime?

In August 2003, a group of Pennsylvania bank robbers strapped a bomb to the chest of pizza delivery man Brian Wells, who then walked into a bank and handed the…

August 4, 2011, 10:09 AM EDT

Muslim Teens Convicted of Spray-Painting Burkas on Half-Naked Ad Models

First, the cops busted NYC's Moustache Man for drawing facial hair on subway ads. Now, London's Burka Boys have been brought to justice for spray-painting the Muslim cloak of modesty…

August 1, 2011, 11:04 AM EDT

Sneaky App's Photos Lead to Arrest of Alleged MacBook Thief

Yesterday was a bad day to be a laptop thief in Oakland, but a great day for the makers of Hidden, an app that helps you find your stolen MacBook.…

June 1, 2011, 10:33 AM EDT

Philly adman offers drugs to get laptop back

Kurt Shore, president of D4 Creative Group in Philadelphia, put his skills to good use after his laptop was stolen recently. He whipped up posters offering a "fabulous drug stash"…

December 9, 2010, 11:21 AM EST

It's never good when a Craigslist ad is news

Remember when a funny prank to play on someone was sending pizza to their address? Yeah, now it's telling the world there's an orgy going on there, when there…

April 23, 2010, 9:39 AM EDT