If there’s anything more satisfying than seeing clever criminals get nabbed by the law, it’s seeing them tripped up by police who outsmart them.




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Police fool a criminal into confessing through a ruse involving a photocopier and a colander.*


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Drug runner evades detection by driving a fast black car at night while wearing night vision goggles.*

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A speeder caught by photo radar mails the police a picture of money to pay his fine.*


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The DEA has been erecting billboards announcing an upcoming crackdown on the drug supply.


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Quick-thinking cop has a bit of fun with a drunk stuck in the snow by pretending to run alongside his car.*


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Woman calls police because a fast food outlet won’t make a cheeseburger the way she wants it.


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Sheriff attributes suspect’s being shot 68 times to that being “all the bullets we had.”


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Police officer arrests DUI suspect in trooper’s own garage.


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A victim of domestic violence called 911 to order a pizza, evading detection by her abuser.


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Blue lines painted on curbs signify a residence where a police officer can reliably find “back-up.”

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