Gotta Watch: Crimes under the influence
A man was arrested after attempting to hold up a convenience store with a pair of tongs.
April 17th, 2012
11:08 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Crimes under the influence

Sometimes we get police and surveillance videos of transgressions that are truly bizarre. From strange weapon choices to animal thefts to downright wacky behavior, you've gotta watch these would-be criminals - who may or may not be under the influence.

Armed with tongs

Here’s a new one: this man tried to rob a gas station with hot dog tongs. The customers almost seem more amused than frightened. You’ve got to see what he does before the police arrive.

‘Hangover’-style animal theft

Remember that scene from “The Hangover” where the guys wake up to discover a tiger in the bathroom? Well three men in Australia allegedly broke into a Sea World, swam with the dolphins, and stole a penguin. See what they did when they discovered the penguin in their apartment in this real-life escapade.

Jam session

This man is caught on dashcam video singing an a cappella version “Bohemian Rhapsody” – in its entirety. He gets all of the lyrics right, and only ad-libs once. Listen to his witty improvisation.

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  1. hamsta

    @ dazzle and banasy if you start bathing your cat as a young kitten they will actually grow to like it.i have had to regularally bath every cat i have ever had.the fleas are so bad in louisiana that frontline does absolutely nothing.you have to use revolution(requires a vetenary prescription) and bath the cat at least once a week.revolution is ajust like frontline but kills more than just fleas.it kills all the parasites except heartworms.ear mites,ticks,round worms,flat worms.my cat likes to swim in the bath tub.if you wait until the cat is fully grown it will freak out and wont like a bath.

    April 17, 2012 at 6:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • dazzle ©

      @hamsta, thank you for that tip. I know how bad fleas are in Louisiana and Florida, but now that I am living in a desert climate and keep them indoors, so far no problem. My daughter's cats are staying with me now and one of them actually jumps in the shower or bathtub with me. She's a kitten and does like water.

      April 17, 2012 at 7:14 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Mary

    @ Jadea, :) Very Nice tribute to your brother. No matter the arguments your mother and I may have, I will always respect her loss.

    April 17, 2012 at 6:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Thank you, Mary.
      I will let Jae know.
      One Mom to another, you'd understand.

      April 17, 2012 at 8:03 pm | Report abuse |
  3. banasy©

    @hamsta:
    Thank for the tips.
    I wish I could have cas, but my husband and my younger daughter are so severly allergetic to them, their throats swell...
    Good knowledge, though, and I will send her your post, as her neighbor just aquired a kitten.
    Thanks again. :)

    April 17, 2012 at 6:51 pm | Report abuse |
  4. bobcat (in a hat) ©

    Here is a tip on how to rid your cats of fleas. You are going to think I really went off the deepend. Strawberry shampoo. I know it really sounds crazy, but I promise you it works.

    April 17, 2012 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Bonus: makes their fur so soft, silky, and easy to manage.

      April 17, 2012 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  5. raven

    Hey bobcat, my cat likes baths too. Also started when she was a kitten. Its AFTERWARD that shes miserable. Looks pretty pitiful. The whole " It was fun at the time "regret hits her and she pouts in her condo til shes dry, which takes a day and a half. Gives us that "Dont say a word" look.
    Special hug to m.s. XOXO

    April 17, 2012 at 7:41 pm | Report abuse |
  6. raven

    We make ourselves a place apart
    behind light words that tease and flout
    but oh, the agitated heart
    til someone find us really out.

    Tis pity if the case require
    (or so we say) that in the end
    we speak the literal to inspire
    the understanding of a friend.

    But so with all, from babes that play
    at hide-and-seek to God afar
    So all who hide too well away
    must speak and tell us where they are.

    Revelation, by the great Robert Frost

    April 17, 2012 at 8:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Love RF.
      Love you, too.

      April 17, 2012 at 8:12 pm | Report abuse |
  7. raven

    Me too. And me too.

    April 17, 2012 at 8:15 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Hey You Too!!

    Maybe I am all wrong on this but you are certainly internally beautiful. That matters most.

    April 17, 2012 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  9. a kitty poem, by Philip

    Many be my kitty kitty here and there
    Fluffy little kitties 3 with one to spare
    Silly baby kitties all so cute and prim
    Kitty juggling drop one and the 4th is in
    Drop another now and yer down to two
    Not a problem if'n you know what to do
    blush

    April 17, 2012 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  10. a kitty poem, by Philip

    Never did care much for houscats. Sorry.

    April 17, 2012 at 11:05 pm | Report abuse |
  11. dazzle ©

    I have always had cats and I find that they are good barometers of people. When strangers come into my home to repair something, the cats are usually friendly. If they disappear and hide out, I don't give that person the job. Now that I date again, beware the poor man, that arrives, and gets treated with disdain. I will not see him again.

    April 17, 2012 at 11:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • BOMBO ©

      Very true. Ahd dogs, and small kids. I think they all have a deceptiion detector.

      April 18, 2012 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
  12. Nick

    lol, cat lady

    April 17, 2012 at 11:17 pm | Report abuse |
  13. a natural cat poem, by Philip

    Camp in the Rockies with yer wits aboutCareful not to gun oil a spillin' out
    Best bet yet leave yer guns all a' home
    Better wager still if'n you be all alone
    Sittin' near fire fryin' trout w/ a wiggle
    Along come a Cat 'n I begin ta giggle
    Big old tom called a mountain lion
    Lookin' at my fish as if his was a fryin'
    Staring into cat eyes pure cold and trueHe tinkled on my locker!
    Glad it wasn't Cat poo!

    April 18, 2012 at 12:03 am | Report abuse |
  14. hamsta

    @bobcat i found your cat bathing procedure and toilet cleaning tips hilarious.that was really cool of you to give your friends a good laugh during sad times.

    April 18, 2012 at 12:15 am | Report abuse |
  15. Sofa King

    I gave my cat a bath once. It was all right, kind of fun actually. The only part I didn't like was cleaning the fur out of my mouth after.

    April 18, 2012 at 12:34 am | Report abuse |
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