Bad-spelling bank robber: Craziest crimes of the week

(NEWSER) – An unfortunate and habitual misspelling and a man wearing only "me undies" factor into this week's craziest crimes:

Bank robber keeps spelling one important word wrong: A bank robber dubbed the "spelling bee bandit" because the notes he's passed to tellers contain the same misspelling is being sought for four robberies in Massachusetts. The FBI says the man's notes have just one word: "robery" with one "B."

Cops: Woman fires gun at guests who wouldn't leave: A cautionary tale out of Florida for anyone hosting guests this week or, more to the point, anyone who is a guest: Deputies say Alana Annette Savell, 32, of Panama City became annoyed when people who had come over to hang out got too loud after drinking and wouldn't leave, so she grabbed a .22-caliber handgun and began shooting toward their feet. She allegedly did so because of some questionable advice given to her by her boyfriend.

Man wearing only 'me undies' helps catch perp: The crime may not be so weird, but the circumstances that unfolded aren't your norm. Daniel McConnell says he was lying in bed at home in the Brisbane, Australia, suburb of Hendra at 2am Thursday when a car slammed into the front of a neighboring fish-and-chip shop, which had closed for the night. McConnell says he saw the driver run away and gave chase. "All I had was me undies on and he started to take off up the street and I said: 'What are you doing, mate?' and I started following him." Here's what the man replied.

Man arrested after 700-mile horse journey: A South Carolina man's planned horseback journey from Greenwood to Key West ended Wednesday, and not because he had reached his destination. Christopher Emerson, who says he has had Trigger for around eight years, had been feeding it roadside grass during the 700-mile journey, when what the animal needs is 25 pounds of quality food, including hay and grains, every day. That led to calls being placed to the South Florida SPCA. Now Emerson will have go to court to get Trigger back.

Drugs being mailed to empty vacation homes: Unoccupied holiday homes in southern New Zealand may not currently have any residents, but they've been getting mail anyway. Specifically, drugs. Authorities are warning that meth and other drugs have been showing up in mailboxes at such homes in Central Otago district, a popular tourist spot known for its vineyards and "adventure sports." Residents are being asked to call authorities if they notice this unusual sight.


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