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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: Just when you think you’ve seen it all, there’s always something worse. From a cocaine-thieving plastic surgeon, to a guy barfing on a dog and shooting its owner, to a drunk cop pulling a gun on someone, to a man very nearly getting his testicles ripped off, and more, we bring you the 10 craziest Phoenix-area crimes this month: Phoenix New Times has the story.


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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: If you had to pick one word to describe the smugglers who try to sneak drugs and other items over the U.S./Mexico border every day, that word is “creative.” Smugglers take drastic measures to get their product into the United States, while trying to avoid detection by officers at the border. Check out our list of the 10 most creative, but failed, attempts to smuggle something over the border we’ve seen in recent years. Phoenix New Times has the story.


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Breakfast reading from the Voice Media Empire: No matter how many police reports we read through on a monthly basis, the criminal creativity, stupidity, and craziness never ceases to amaze us. From a mom shooting up her toddler with meth, to another woman trying to hide a pound of meth in her vagina, to a man cutting off a guy’s head and limbs with a power saw, and more, we bring you the 10 craziest Phoenix crimes this month: Phoenix New Times has the story.


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Megan Boken was sitting in her car on an August afternoon in St. Louis, Missouri, when a teenager opened the driver-side door and shot her to death. Boken’s case alarmed the city because the murder happened in broad daylight in a safe neighborhood (and, let’s face it, because Boken was young, white and educated.)
Here’s a look at the ten worst crimes in one of the country’s “most dangerous” cities: Ten Worst St. Louis Crimes of 2012 from the Riverfront Times.


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It’s the police!

Did you hear the one about the shoplifting mama who ditched her ten-year-old to take the fall? Then there was the sheriff’s deputy busted for allegedly robbing a bank. How does a sheriff’s deputy get arrested for robbing a bank? (Why does a sheriff’s deputy rob a bank?) Those idiotic stories and more are outlined in this story from writer Erin Sherbert of the SF Weekly: The 20 Dumbest Crimes Committed in 2012 in the Bay Area


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8. Rebecca Lynn Burrell

Former True Crime Report editor Pete Kotz has pulled together and ranked a real grab bag of awful people who did awful — and often strange or just plain sick — things this year. Head over to the St. Louis Riverfront Times for Pete’s rundown of the 25 worst people of 2012.

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