Jodie Gaines was 18 years old and on her way to a fish fry when she saw the blue lights of a cop car flash in her rearview. As detailed in an episode of House of Horrors: Kidnapped—one of a grip of ominously titled programs on the channel Investigation Discovery, the 24-7, true crime network—she was an outgoing high…
Clay Tumey is a retired bank robber who claims he robbed so many he lost count. He plied his trade about a decade ago, served four years in prison, and is now a free man, out of the game and touting his tale of redemption. He’s doing a Reddit AMA today, and it sort of makes bank robbery sound easy.
In 1872, 12-year-old Jesse Pomeroy was briefly sent to reform school after brutally attacking several children. After his release, “the Boy Fiend” progressed to murder. A new book takes a look at this unusual case, one of the first to bring the insanity defense — and all its complications — into the public eye.
While many historical whodunnits were solved not long after the supposed crime was committed, sometimes it's up to modern science and history to determine how and why a person died. Here are cases where murders were revealed or refuted decades or even centuries after the fact.
When a crime is never solved, it can become both maddening and tantalizing. The victims never get justice, their loved ones never get closure, and law enforcement officers can turn into haunted, True Detective-style obsessives. Here are eight fascinating cases that remain unsolved to this day.
Over at the Daily Beast, I curated Gay Talese's 1970 Esquire story, "Charlie Manson's Home on the Range":
Man in Steelers jacket robs Pittsburgh bank during Super Bowl victory parade. Is foiled when he and the money are sprayed with, appropriately, red dye. [Pittsburgh Post Gazette]
A Western High School (Louisville. Ky.) student is facing assault charges after police say he punched his basketball coach in the face. [WHAS-TV11]
Dave Meggett has a Super Bowl ring and was a favorite of coach Bill Parcells, playing for him on three different teams. Unfortunately, that won't be the running back's legacy. Not even close.
A passing motorist who pointed a gun at Michael Irvin on Tuesday apparently changed his mind about robbing the ex-Cowboys star when he recognized who he was.
It's been more than a month since Alabama fans got into a deadly brawl during a football party; I was beginning to wonder what was going on.
So you're the head equipment manager of a Serie A team, and decide to steal a few jerseys to sell on the black market. Who's going to notice if you take four or five ... or 2,000?
Did your high school athletic trainer look like this? Mine neither. In fact my school didn't have a full-time trainer, which meant no blow jobs. It's different for Tustin High athletes.
New Red Sox promotional slogan for 2009: We're Armed And Should Be Considered Dangerous ... or, Wanted In Connection With Fun And Excitement!
Ohio State freshman Nathan Williams said he was "just covering for a friend" when he was arrested for shoplifting three shirts at a Dayton mall.
Meet Veronica Hairston, frequent motel guest and passionate Florida Gators fan. Yep, that's a temporary Gators tattoo on her cheek there. On Saturday Hairston and her husband were enjoying the Florida-Georgia game at a Neptune Beach Day's Inn when things got out of hand. As Florida began putting the smackdown on…
Former sprint champion Mark Walcott was cleared on Thursday of charges that he exposed himself five times at two old folks homes in Britain, but at what cost? During the trial it was revealed that Walcott was having affairs with two women at the same time, both of whom were hauled into court to provide him with…