5 craziest crimes of the week

5 craziest crimes of the week

5 craziest crimes of the week

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by USA Today

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Posted on April 25, 2014 at 8:17 AM

If you thought your parents were upset to learn you got a tattoo, well, Naomi Coleman can one-up you in the tattoo story department. Her arrest, and that of a man whose own mom wouldn't pay his fake ransom, make this week's list of weird crimes:

1. Woman's Buddha tattoo gets her arrested: A British woman learned the hard way that it's not a good idea to visit Sri Lanka if you have a visible Buddha tattoo. Police say tourist Naomi Michelle Coleman, 37, hurt "others' religious feelings," and arrested her over it.

2. Guy owes $489K over fake emergency call: When he was 19, Danik Kumar made a distress call that resulted in an unnecessary 21-hour, 70-person search on Lake Erie. The Ohio man, now 21, told emergency workers that, while flying a small plane, he'd spotted four people on a boat sending out flares. Seems that wasn't quite the case.

3. Cops: Man holds self for ransom, unsuccessfully: Maybe the only thing worse than faking your own kidnapping and calling your mom for a ransom is discovering that your mom won't pay. A 25-year-old in Tennessee learned that lesson the hard way.

4. Hidden in Mail carrier's dead mom's house: Mail: A Kentucky mail carrier felt he was a little too busy to deliver all his mail and will spend six months in prison as a result. Authorities found about 45,000 pieces of mail set aside by William "Brent" Morse, hidden in not one but two locations.

5. Woman busted peddling heroin — from her hospital bed: Lori Sullenberger allegedly wasn't going to let anything get in the way of her drug dealing — not even a stay in intensive care. Police say the 38-year-old Pennsylvania woman went into the hospital April 14 and hospital staff noticed, as a hospital spokesperson puts it, "an exorbitant amount of foot traffic happening to a patient's room." Police soon found out why.

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