Crime

Urban legends deal with our fears and worries, so a good many of them fall within a category encompassing crime and criminals. Not only do we have concerns about others’ preying on us and our property; we also laugh at the ones foolish enough to get caught and cheer the police who outwit them.

Person, Human, Clothing
Did a Seattle Woman Find Cocaine in a Crochet Kit? News reports claimed that the woman got more than she bargained for at a Seattle...
    True
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lady gaga dog walker
Was Lady Gaga’s Dog Walker Shot and Her Dogs Stolen? Someone made off with Koji and Gustav, the singer’s French bulldogs.
    True
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plastic water bottle
Does a Water Bottle on Your Car Hood Mean You Are in Danger? Traffickers are too smart to try to snatch unwitting victims from grocery store parking lots...
    False
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florida water hacked
Was a Florida Water Treatment Plant Hacked? The event was witnessed by a plant employee viewing the shared desktop of a computer...
    True
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smuggle cactus
Was a Woman Caught Smuggling Nearly 1,000 Cacti and Succulents Strapped to Her Body? The booty was reportedly worth an estimated $10,000 in local currency.
    True
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Outdoors, Ground, Nature
Were 6 People Arrested for Changing ‘Hollywood’ Sign to ‘Hollyboob’? Law enforcement called the escapade "way uncool."
    True
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Were Bricks of Cocaine Smuggled in Banana Shipments? Each individual package contained about 1 kilogram of nearly pure cocaine.
    True
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Did Florida Man Kidnap People, ‘Forcing Them To Play Yahtzee’? The suspect was arrested on suspicion of burglary in 2016.
    False
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Did the FBI Warn of Armed Protests at ‘All 50 State Capitols’? Congress has been briefed on a number of potential threats of violence planned for the...
    True
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Did ‘Antifa’ Jake Angeli Collude With Nancy Pelosi’s Son-in-Law? Jake Angeli, who dressed in horns and furs during the U.S. Capitol riot, was the...
    Mostly False
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Did 5 People Die During Jan. 6 Capitol Riot? One person was shot by Capitol Police during a pro-Trump mob's siege of the U.S....
    True
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Was Capitol Rioter in Horns and Furs an Antifa Instigator Who Took Part in BLM Protests? Conspiracy theorists jumped into action when the unmistakable figure of Trump supporter and QAnon proponent...
    Mostly False
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