A Pennsylvania crook who wanted to avoid being tracked by witnesses who could describe his clothing was busted after breaking into a vacant house – stark naked.
Cops responding to the scene spotted the unidentified man pacing on an upstairs balcony, bleeding and covered in mud. When pressed to surrender, he claimed that he was the owner of the property and demanded that officers leave immediately – while pointing a phone charger in their direction and threatening them with it. When the police didn’t flinch at the presence of that weapon, he threw a flower pot at one cop, but gave up when threatened with a taser.
The man refused to give his name, saying, “You’d only run it for warrants.” (Wilkes-Barre Times-Leader)
A New Jersey man went from the batcave to the jail cell after he was arrested on disorderly conduct charges – for walking into a store dressed as Batman.
Matthew Argintar freaked out workers and customers at a Home Depot by coming in for a shopping trip wearing a mask and a costume that included “tactical pants, elbow and arm pads and a bulletproof vest underneath his clothing,” as well as a pair of handcuffs.
Many people in the store fled, obviously recalling the recent mass shooting at the premiere of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado.
But Argintar says he has been dressing as Batman for a while now. He says, “[I'm] out there to try and inspire hope because that’s what the people need right now. I’m not going out there looking for a fight.” (Courier-Mail)
A Florida man’s burglary attempt did not compute, because he was nabbed in the middle of trying to steal two hard drives by stuffing them down his pants.
Bryan James Perkins and his female companion, Teresa Ellis, were hauled in after an employee spotted them removing the devices from the computer department at a Wal-Mart and taking them to the men’s store – where they attempted to stuff them into Perkins’ pants.
They were arrested after crossing the threshold of the store into the parking lot, where a deputy was waiting. (NWF Daily News)