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Threatening Police in Rap Song Not Protected Speech

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court upheld the lower court's finding of witness intimidation and terrorists threats when they rejected rapper Jamal Knox's free speech claim in a music video entitled "F--- the Police." In that video, Knox, using the name Mayhem Mal, threatens to kill the two police officers and an informant that led to his conviction on a 2012 drug charge.

World of Warcraft Hacker Gets Federal Prison Sentence

When you're a kid, grown-ups seem so mature and wise. And then you become an adult and you realize that grown-ups can be just as immature and petty as children, but with less of an excuse and a lot more power. In one shining display of adulthood, a grown man launched a cyberattack on the servers of the video game, "World of Warcraft," after getting angry at his online opponents. Now that gamer will spend a year in a grown-up federal prison.

A Long Island woman has been indicted on federal bank fraud and money laundering charges after attempting to transfer over $150,000 to overseas ISIS-related accounts. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, Zoobia Shahnaz was apprehended at JFK International Airport attempting to board a flight to Islamabad, Pakistan, with the intent to join ISIS forces in Syria.

The scheme included converting credit into bitcoin to avoid detection. It didn't work.

Not a question you'd often wonder when it comes to roommates. Most of us don't live with someone we dislike to the degree that we would damage their belongings. But every now and then we don't have a choice in our living arrangements, like when we're assigned a roommate in college. Still, we'd like to think that even if we don't like someone we're sharing a room with, we can still act civilly during the cohabitation.

Then again, not all of us are Brianna Brochu, 18-year-old University of Hartford student who admitted to police that she licked her roommate's dining utensils and smeared bodily fluids on her backpack. So, what criminal charges might Brochu be facing?

When Jay Rosoff alerted sheriff's deputies that his 85-year-old father Moe was not moving around in his West Boynton, Florida home following Hurricane Irma, he was expecting help from officers and hoping for the best. And while three officers did help Moe get to the hospital after finding him collapsed on the floor in his bathroom, another did something far worse.

The same surveillance cameras installed in Moe's house that told Jay his father might be in trouble also showed Palm Beach County sheriff's Deputy Jason Cooke entering the home after it was empty, rummaging through cabinets and drawers, and allegedly stealing medication, cash, and jewelry. Moe Rosoff passed away at a hospital hours later, and Cooke has been charged with grand theft of a controlled substance and armed burglary during a state of emergency.

Sure, there are speed limits. But why would a car's speedometer go all the way to 150 mph if you were only supposed to drive 55? Well, one Texas mother put her speedometer, and her luck, to the test early Sunday morning.

Kierra Beaty was arrested and charged with street racing and child endangerment after her car clipped a pole, spun out of control, and crashed. In the car with Beaty were three passengers and her 13-month-old son, who was allegedly unrestrained in the back seat. Police say Beaty hit speeds as high as 120 mph before the crash.

The escalation of promposals -- elaborately staged settings for asking a high school sweetheart to the biggest dance of the year -- went a few steps too far at Sandstone Peak in Southern California. The highest point in the Santa Monica Mountains, and part of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, was defaced with one word in white paint: "Prom?"

Park rangers say this is the second year in the row they've discovered the same graffiti on the red rocks near the peak, so it apparently bears repeating: vandalize a national park, go to jail.

Comic-Con gatherings give superhero and sci-fi fans the opportunity to dress as their favorite characters and celebrate comic book counterculture. And some of those costumed fans can be carrying impressively accurate portrayals of their characters' favored weapons, including swords and laser cannons.

But the weapons one fan carried to Phoenix Comicon yesterday got all too real. A 30-year-old man was arrested trying to enter the convention with three handguns, one shotgun, and a knife, all while clad in body armor. So how did cops know his firepower was real?

When it comes to pranks, the law does not joke around. While many pranks can be chalked up to kids being kids, when practical jokes cause damage to property, or worse, injuries, then police tend to get involved. However, property damage and injuries aren’t the only things that push pranks over the line of what’s legally permissible. In fact, most pranks minimally cause the prankster to be exposed to civil liability for damages, on top of the criminal liability.

All too often, pranks go horribly wrong, or cause unintended consequences. While police didn’t get involved in the notorious Lambo fake-poop prank, the fake pooper was literally shocked by the prank victim’s reaction (note to pranksters: beware of taser toting targets). While these pranksters certainly gained notoriety as a result of their video, prank videos, which abound all over the internet, are frequently used by law enforcement as evidence to support pressing charges.

Below, you’ll find 5 pranks that can actually get you arrested and charged with a crime.

Two Burger King employees in Epping, New Hampshire, were discovered this past week selling marijuana through their employer's fast food drive-thru window. When the police went to visit the home of the Whopper, they were served marijuana alongside their food. One of the employees was charged with possession with intent to distribute, while the other was charged with conspiracy, as well as unlawful possession of alcohol (neither are over 21 years old).

Local police discovered that there was a special procedure for buying marijuana from the Burger King drive-thru which might surprise some. When a person reached the speaker to order, they could ask if "Nasty Boy" was working. If the answer was yes, then by ordering "extra crispy fries" a person would receive marijuana along with the order. After Nasty Boy handed over a cup filled with marijuana, both he and his assistant manager were arrested.