Strange Brew: 5 Craziest Crimes of the Week

Including an enormous waste of brew and a ninja burglary attempt
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 21, 2015 4:47 AM CDT
Updated Aug 21, 2015 7:24 AM CDT
Strange Brew: 5 Craziest Crimes of the Week
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A father-son fracas from beyond the grave and an eyebrow threader-turned-fake doctor play a role in the weirdest crime stories of the week:

  • Cops: Kentucky Man Tried to Dig Up His Dead Dad: In something we can see very few people getting in trouble for other than the Costanzas on Seinfeld, a 44-year-old Kentucky man has been arrested for trying to dig up his departed dad from a cemetery. The Lincoln County constable who arrested him says Michael May offered some unexpected reasons for the attempted exhumation.
  • 2 Ninja-Robbers Get Out-Ninjaed: Two ninja-clad teens armed with a machete and expecting an easy robbery at a Pittsburgh convenience store got quite a shock instead. Surveillance video shows the teens entering Perry Market, with one heading behind the counter with his machete and demanding money. That's when cashier Jewad Hayih got his own ninja on.

  • Man Allegedly Treated Scores of Patients as Fake Doctor: A New York man reported to be a former flight attendant and "eyebrow threader" has been charged with a variety of crimes after allegedly treating up to 100 patients while pretending to be a clinical psychologist and physician over the past three years. Donald Lee-Edwards, 43, called a "dangerous scam artist" who "posed a grave threat to the public" by the district attorney, was finally done in by some of his own odd activities.
  • Thieves Break Into Store, Uncap 1.2K Beers: Look away, beer lovers. Police in western Germany are looking for thieves who broke into a store selling alcohol and stole the caps off 1,200 bottles of beer, yet left the suds themselves untouched. No suspects have been implicated yet, but cops think they've figured out what the perps were after based on the bottle caps themselves.
  • Yes, Someone Stole Papa John's Beloved Camaro: Thieves stole a Chevy Camaro from a classic-car show in Detroit, but the problem is that it happened to belong to a man named John Schnatter, aka Papa John of the national pizza chain. The 1971 car was recovered in the driveway of an abandoned home—good news for Schnatter, who has a poignant backstory for the car.
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