“La Carnada” is a short film about a 13-year old’s first trip across the border smuggling cocaine.
The Art Forger Who Became a National Hero by Zachary Crockett
How one of the biggest fraudsters of 20th century art made millions, conned a Nazi, and emerged a national hero.
The demographics of the iPhone line have changed over the years.
Ambition granted, buddy
An elaborate case led to the discovery, and subsequent arrest, of Jimmy Cournoyer, a French Canadian playboy and international criminal.
REVOK, REYES and STEEL are suing Roberto Cavalli for ganking their artwork, using it for his own profit on pieces for his Just Cavalli fashion line, and then ironically going over them with his own wack tag. All the proof is in this exclusive document we’ve received, which you can view after the jump.
Ed Gein’s alleged nipple belt, which was fashioned out of the flesh of corpses he dug up from the grave.
‘Yarn bomber’ turned underwater activist, Olek, is wanted by Mexican environmental authorities after she crocheted over sculptures at the environmentally protected Cancun Underwater Museum, resulting in the possible deaths of marine life growing on the subaqueous works of art. While Olek explained that her stunt was performed “to bring awareness to the state of the world’s oceans and promote the preservation of #marinelife” she herself became part of the problem. As noted by the museum director “believe it or not, there is a lot of marine life growing, incrusted in the sculpture, and we gather that this has killed it.”
Who knew the DEA could be so cool? Here’s a look though some seriously awesome Drug Enforcement Patches.
The Tragedy of Louis Scarcella by Albert Samaha
How the face of NYC’s tough-on-crime era went from Supercop to scapegoat.
A Washington, D.C. news crew out on the streets reporting on a new app called SketchFactor, “a crowdsourced navigation app that shows the relative sketchiness of an area,” ironically had their van burglarized Friday night… in a sketchy neighborhood.
And they definitely look and act a whole lot different than their predecessors…
“It has been a long battle but we can safely say that they are now reintegrated into elephant society and in some cases even have families of their own.”
Four heroin addicted elephants used for smuggling drugs across the border between China and Myanmar are clean after undergoing a year-long rehab program involving megadoses of methadone. By feeding the elephants opium-laced bananas, gangsters were able to control the large pachyderms, forcing them to do anything they wished in order to get “the next fix.”
Unorthodox implements of crime used in recent assault cases
A basic look at the day-to-day operations of a modern day Colombian drug cartel
‘SKIN’ is a short film by Tom Gould that profiles Martyka ‘Skin Dog’ Brandt, one of the founding members of New Zealand’s most notorious gang, the Mighty Mongrel Mob.
The Pickpocket’s Tale by Joseph Goldstein
As younger thieves turn to high-tech crimes, one of New York’s old-fashioned wallet snatchers recalls his decades-long career, from behind bars.
A list of items recently liberated from their owners
A 12-pack of Pepsi and multiple packets of soup
The Nanteos Cup (allegedly the Holy Grail)
One rabbit (which was later found locked in a mailbox)