Shoplifting One's Unmentionables
Published 8/24/2011 at 11:48 a.m. 0 comments
Shoplifting is one of Knoxville’s most frequent crimes, and in most cases it’s in the best interest of the victimized store that the stolen merchandise be returned. There are exceptions: namely, underwear that has been worn by the thief.
Sign Thieves in Need of a Spelling Lesson
Published 8/17/2011 at 10:34 a.m. 0 comments
Thieves are generally not renowned for their remarkable intelligence. Apparently this lack of know-how extends to the most basic of skills: spelling.
Frappuccino Bandits Apprehended
Published 8/10/2011 at 10:49 a.m. 0 comments
Parents and concerned friends can usually observe the tell-tale signs that someone they know may be experimenting with drugs. They might add a new item to their list: Frappuccinos.
Caught Greasy Handed
Published 8/3/2011 at 11:56 a.m. 0 comments
There’s nothing quite as comforting as a home-cooked breakfast, but, as one local man recently learned, sometimes it’s just more convenient to go out.
Gotta Snatch ’Em All
Published 7/27/2011 at 11:34 a.m. 0 comments
Trading-card gamers can be fiercely competitive when it comes to completing their collections, but as one Knoxville teen recently learned, trading cards isn’t always fun and games.
A Decidedly Unhappy Meal
Published 7/20/2011 at 9:23 a.m. 0 comments
Sitting in a fast food drive-thru may be one of the most mundane experiences faced by denizens of the modern era. But one local woman received plenty of unexpected excitement during a recent stop for food.
A Piece of Bonnaroo Comes to Knoxville
Published 7/13/2011 at 10:43 a.m. 0 comments
Summer is full of all sorts of festivities, but different events cater to audiences with contrasting ideas of a good time.
The KnoX Files: An Unsuccessful Conspiracy Theorist
Published 7/6/2011 at 10:56 a.m. 0 comments
The key to being a successful conspiracy theorist, as one Knoxvillian recently learned, is to be vocal enough to be heard, but perhaps not so vocal as to be arrested.
Let Him Who is Without Sin Cast the First Truckload
Published 6/29/2011 at 10:47 a.m. 0 comments
With its 700 churches, Knoxville has the highest per capita ratio of churches in Tennessee, which is no small feat. It also has one solid waste management facility and two privately owned landfills. While churches are obviously much more common ...
Maybe the Crime Lab Can Reconstruct It?
Published 6/22/2011 at 10:24 a.m. 0 comments
It’s no surprise that getting caught breaking the law often causes extreme reactions. Some criminals strike back or flee the scene. This particular lawbreaker tried to masticate her way to freedom.
Now That’s Service With a Loaded Weapon
Published 6/15/2011 at 9:38 a.m. 0 comments
Don’t know what time your favorite restaurant closes? Worst-case scenario, that might mean going hungry until you find another place to eat. But for one local couple, it meant an alleged threat of physical violence.
Seeking Solace Via 911
Published 6/8/2011 at 11:04 a.m. 0 comments
Calling 911 might save your life, protect the lives of others, or promote public safety. In some cases, however, calling 911 can get you arrested.
The Most Convoluted $70 Con Ever
Published 6/1/2011 at 11:30 a.m. 0 comments
Navigating Knoxville’s dating scene can be dangerous and expensive, especially if you’re trying to find a date online.
Highway Robbery Pizza Special
Published 5/25/2011 at 9:32 a.m. 0 comments
The real question is: Who uses a pay phone anymore?
Caught by Modern Conveniences
Published 5/18/2011 at 10:58 a.m. 0 comments
Multi-function cell phones are a commonplace gadget these days, even among criminals who can’t resist a photo opportunity.
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