At Wanna Get Out Bail Bonds, we’re here to help you get out of jail quickly. Why spend one unnecessary minute behind bars? As you can probably imagine, in our time in business we have pretty much seen it all. People get arrested for all kinds of crimes from DUIs to disorderly conduct.
Those crimes, of course, are relatively normal. That got us to thinking, however, about some of the strangest crimes out there so we did a bit of research. Wondering what we found? We’d love to share with out in today’s post, so keep reading to find out!
What Are These Criminals Thinking?
The Case of the Missing Shark
People steal things. It’s just a fact of life at this point. Many people are guilty of stealing money or other possessions. Things that aren’t commonly stolen? Sharks.
According to NBC News, “Anthony Sinclair Shannon, 38, was arrested…and charged with felony theft of property valued at $2,500 to less than $30,000 for the heist of ‘Miss Helen,’ a horn shark at the San Antonio Aquarium on Saturday.” That’s right. This person decided to steal a shark.
That’s quite the heist, but it gets even more bizarre. As it turns out, Shannon and his accomplices attempted to grab the shark from its tank and stow her away in a stroller. Thankfully the criminal was caught and Miss Helen was recovered from Shannon’s home and returned safely to the aquarium in good health.
The Case of the Fast Food Alligator
This is one that you may have heard of recently because of just how bizarre it is. Time reports that a Florida man was arrested for throwing an alligator into a drive thru window at the local Wendy’s. Yes, you read that right.
Time notes that “The Jupiter, Fla., resident pulled up to the drive-thru, received a drink from an employee and then threw the reptile into the restaurant” and that “James, who admitted to having picked up the alligator along the side of a road, has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, illegally killing, possessing or capturing an alligator, and second-degree larceny petit theft.”
Although his mother’s defense for her son is that he was just joking, a judge ordered the man to seek a mental health evaluation and banned him from Wendy’s.
The Case of the Almond M&Ms
M&Ms are a great snack and not getting them when you’re feeling a little hangry can cause people to do some crazy things. The Huffington Post notes that a California man flew into a rage when his credit card got declined while trying to purchase a bag of almond M&Ms.
They go on to say that “When the card is declined, the man lunges towards the cashier, hitting him on the noggin, shoving the register off the counter and then pushing everything else he sees” and “as he walks towards the door, he throws a handful of bananas at the other clerk’s head and knocks over another terminal.”
We can certainly understand the frustration that comes from being in the mood for a snack and not getting one, but causing hundreds of dollars worth of damage because you’re frustrated that your card gets declined seems a little bit over the top.
The Case of the Immovable Door
Television shows and movies would lead us to believe that many robberies are expertly coordinated for maximum success. We are shown the planning process where the robbers “case the joint” and plan their eventual heist.
In the movies, it often goes off without a hitch.
In real life, would-be criminals can be foiled by something as common as a door.
In another story from the Huffington Post, a robber is shown to have a little bit of trouble making it into the bank in the first place. Unable to figure out that the door that can’t be pushed open should actually be pulled, this criminal immediately proves that he’s just not cut out for the task. As a matter of fact, his partner has to come back to open the door for him.
Perhaps the most surprising thing about this particular robbery is that against all odds, the criminals escaped with an undisclosed amount of money and still have not been caught.
The Case of the Abstracted Electricity
Although this particular “crime” happened in the United Kingdom (doesn’t The Case of the Abstracted Electricity sound like something Sherlock Holmes might have taken on?), it’s still quite baffling. According to The Guardian, “Robin Lee, a 45-year-old artist based in Islington, was handcuffed and taken to a British Transport Police station on Caledonian Road after his arrest for ‘abstracting electricity’.”
What does it mean to abstract electricity, you ask? Apparently it just means that you’re using an outlet to charge your iPhone. The British Transport Police had the following to say on the matter:
“Shortly after 3.30pm, a 45-year-old man from Islington was arrested on suspicion of abstracting electricity, for which he was de-arrested shortly after. He was further arrested for unacceptable behaviour and has been reported for this offence.”
In other words, he got arrested for charging his phone, then he got un-arrested because he protested his arrest, then he got re-arrested for protesting. If that’s not a wild ride, we don’t know what is!
Have You Been Arrested For a Strange Crime?
No matter the crime, the team at Wanna Get Out Bail Bonds on Oahu is here to help. We proudly offer 24-hour bail bonds to ensure that you always have someone you can count on no matter the time of day or night. Now we hope that you haven’t been arrested for committing a crime similar to any of the ones above, but if you have, you can rest assured that we will conduct ourselves with the utmost professionalism and discretion.
When the judge sets a bail amount that is too high for you to make on your own, you need a company like Wanna Get Out Bail Bonds to have your back. We provide DUI bail bond services, surety and transfer bonds and our focus is always on being discreet and professional. For most situations, surety bonds are the best and most cost effective solution. These bail bonds require you to pay 10% of the amount of the bail and we pick up the rest.
Regardless of the offense, you shouldn’t have to spend one unnecessary minute behind bars. Whether you’re facilitating your own release or helping to bail a loved one out of jail, we’d love to help you make bail fast. Contact us today to get the help you need. We look forward to hearing from you!