Missing Trees: 5 Craziest Crimes of the Week

Including a brazen holiday-themed theft
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 27, 2015 5:24 AM CST
Updated Nov 27, 2015 9:12 AM CST
Missing Trees: 5 Craziest Crimes of the Week
A price tag on a Fraser Fir Christmas tree.   (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

A heroic clown and a sneaky wedding "guest" are among the weirdest crime stories of the week:

  • Trucks Filled With 1K Christmas Trees Stolen From Costco: The holiday season kicked off with a bah-humbug with reports of an ambitious theft from a Costco in Kendall, Florida. Police are trying to find two 53-foot semi-truck trailers crammed with 500 Christmas trees each that were taken Tuesday night. There may have been confusion on how to properly lock the trailers.
  • 'Doo Doo' the Clown Saves 2: Two Toronto women probably didn't expect to be saved by a clown car, but that's exactly what happened. Shane Farberman, aka "Doo Doo the Clown," says he was still in full clown costume when he spotted an apparently disturbed man chasing the women down the street. That's where Doo Doo came to the rescue.
  • Guy Allegedly Tries to Steal Entire Beer Truck: A 55-year-old Georgia man experienced karma almost immediately after he allegedly stole an 18-wheeler Coors Light semi. Police chased the suspect in the truck and caught up with him at a nearby Bojangles' restaurant. That's when he reportedly exited the truck in an attempt to flee police and the aforementioned karma struck. Ouch.

  • Cops Are After a Serial Wedding Crasher: Authorities have issued a $100,000 arrest warrant for a 50-year-old wedding "guest" who's said to have ripped off bridal party members at venues around Southern California. Police are calling her suspected thieving technique absolutely "brazen," and for good reason.
  • Spelling Error Gets Woman Busted for Poisoning: Jacqueline Patrick may want to take English 101 correspondence courses while in jail. The 55-year-old British woman unsuccessfully tried to fatally poison her husband by putting anti-freeze in his wine. How she was caught: a note she claimed her husband had written had a glaring misspelling—one that she duplicated when asked to rewrite it.
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