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5 of the Strangest Crimes Ever Committed

Criminal Curiosities 5 of the Strangest Crimes Ever Committed-1

In the world of crime, not all acts are created equal. While some crimes are driven by need or desperation, others are so outlandishly peculiar they defy explanation. From bizarre motivations to downright strange methods, here are five of the most incredibly strange crimes ever committed.

1. Eye-Opening Domestic Dispute

In a bizarre twist of quarrels, a Florida woman was found to have stabbed her boyfriend's eye with a rabies needle for allegedly looking at other women.


2. The Century-Late Library Book

Criminal Curiosities 5 of the Strangest Crimes Ever Committed-2A book borrowed in 1919 from a library was astonishingly returned 104 years later, making it one of the most delayed library returns ever recorded.

3. Unfair Race Advantage

Criminal Curiosities 5 of the Strangest Crimes Ever Committed-3An ultra-marathoner was banned from racing for using a car to complete part of a race. Surprisingly, she only managed to finish third even with this unfair advantage.


4. Theft of a Potted Plant

Criminal Curiosities 5 of the Strangest Crimes Ever Committed-4In an unusual instance of theft, a man was caught on camera loading his SUV with items from a porch, including a significantly large potted plant. His haul was so large he struggled to close his vehicle's hatchback.

5. Ax Menace Over Packing Speed

Criminal Curiosities 5 of the Strangest Crimes Ever Committed-5A woman, frustrated with her roommate's slow pace in packing after being kicked out, resorted to swinging an ax. Fortunately, no one was injured in this heated exchange.


Other noteworthy mentions:

  • A retired police captain in Florida fatally shot a man for texting during movie previews, claiming self-defense under the controversial "Stand Your Ground" law.
  • A New Zealand man axed his brother to death for not thanking him for dinner.
  • In Germany, a mute man committed grave robberies and murders, believing these acts would make him attractive and strong.

References: Weird Crimes | Top 10 Crimes That People Committed For The Strangest Reasons

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