Aug. 8, 2011
A) A college student gets his laptop stolen, but has the last laugh after he tracks down the thief using software installed on the computer. He finds the thief's information, as well as an embarrassing video of him dancing, which he posted on YouTube. The thief apologized and returned the laptop.
B) A wanted man in New York taunted police by posting his location and "catch me if you can" on Facebook. So, U.S. Marshals tracked him down and arrested him like he asked.
C) A Swedish man tried to build a nuclear reactor in his kitchen and documented it on the Internet. Police arrested the man and confiscated the materials.
Aug. 1, 2011
A) A Florida man wanted $100 worth of marijuana, but what he got instead was hamburger meat. So he decided to shoot at the drug dealer's car as it drove away. He was arrested shortly after.
B) In Louisiana, a 28-year-old father drank one too many, so he let his 8-year-old son take the wheel. The boy drove more than 100 miles on the interstate before the police caught up to them.
C) Two Florida teenagers decided to prank a McDonald's. They put on black masks and black clothing, walked in and ordered some food. The cops surrounded the McDonald's, guns drawn, until they realized the teenagers were just joking.
July 25, 2011
A) This drunk Tennessee man happened to stumble into a church where a sheriff was worshiping. The man showed up just as service was ending, with a beer bottle, and started arguing with people. He was arrested for public intoxication.
B) An Illinois man robbed a cab driver, and made off with $100. Too bad he left his ID in the cabbie's taxi. Police quickly tracked him down, and he was arrested.
C) These local would-be thieves who tried to steal a car, but hit a snag when they realized the car had a manual transmission. The men attempted to take another man's Volkswagen at a gas station. They ran off when the owner explained his car was a stick shift.
July 18, 2011
A) An Illinois man got arrested after he reported his pot stolen. The man called police and said he was robbed, and two pounds of marijuana was taken. When police arrived, they found even more drugs. He now faces a number of drug charges.
B) These two Wisconsin brothers got into a fight over shampoo. Police were called to the brothers home after complaints of a disturbance. One brother told police the fight started when the other took a bottle of shampoo from his room. Both were arrested.
C) This Massachusetts man tried to rob a bank ATM, using a hatchet. Witnesses spotted the man repeatedly hitting the machine with the object, but his attempts were unsuccessful. The man left the scene, but it didn't take police long to catch up with him. He was arrested.
July 11, 2011
A) This Colorado man who got burned after he tried to mix fireworks in a coffee grinder. The man says he read online about how larger fireworks could be made from smaller ones, but police say the friction from the electric grinder probably caused the fireworks to blow up.
B) A Florida man who probably should have learned how to fly a plane BEFORE he tried to steal it. Police say the man broke into the plane at a flight school, only to crash it into another plane a few minutes later. He wasn't hurt in the crash.
C) This Michigan man who fled a courthouse after his sentencing. Too bad the police officer chasing after him was a marathon runner. The man was quickly caught and taken back to jail.
June 27, 2011
A) A pastor in Dallas, Texas tried to burglarize one of her church member's homes on Christmas Eve. She spent Christmas Day in jail.
B) A man was arrested in Canada because he threw more than $1,000 in cash and marijuana from his rooftop. Police caught him on the rooftop.
C) In Buffalo New York, a 20-year-old was arrested after he threw a small bag of marijuana out of his moving car. It landed on a police cruiser.
June 20, 2011
A) A Polish man looking to impress a woman, rode shirtless on a horse into the front door of her home. The woman was not impressed and called police. The man now faces charges.