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Here are the top ten articles for the Crime Site! These rankings are live and get reset at the beginning of each month, so check back often to see what your fellow visitors are most interested in!
1. Dumb Criminals - Con Artist Edition
If you are going to impersonate a police officer, be sure not to pull a real police officer over.
2. Strange Texas Laws
It is illegal for one to sell one's own eyes in Texas and it is also illegal to urinate on the Alamo. Read these and other strange laws on the books in Texas.
3. Charles Becker
NYC Police Lieutenant Charles Becker headed up the secret police squad known as the strong-arm squad and was later arrested and convicted for the murder of bookmaker
4. The Dating Game Serial Killer
Rodney Alcala was a serial killer who once appeared on the Dating Game television show. He won the show but after the woman who picked him got to talk with him afterward, found him to be creepy and declined to go on the date. This had probably saved her life.
5. Aileen Wuornos - Investigation
After releasing police sketches, authorities identified and tracked down Aileen Wuornos and Tyria Moore fairly quickly. Read about the investigation, Wuornos' arrest, and the strange things that began to happen.
6. Buford Pusser - Walking Tall
Sheriff of McNairy County, Tenessee, Buford Pusser walked tall and carried a big stick. He survived 8 shootings and 7 stabbings but was killed in a car accident on his way home from the county fair. His daughter and her friends came upon the accident just moments after it happened.
7. Justified - A Review
Justified was an American televison crime drama show starring Timothy Olyphant as US Deputy Marshal Raylan Givens. Easily, this generation's Dirty Harry.
8. The Rebecca Schaeffer Murder
Obsessed fan Robert John Bardo fixated on several celebrities in the 1980s. All would escape harm at his hands...except actress Rebecca Schaeffer.
9. George Trepal - Trial and Aftermath
At trial, George Trepal's attorneys sought to point the finger away from their client and towards the husband of his victim...as well as at Trepal's own wife. Read the final article in the Trepal series to see if they were successful.
10. Marlene Warren Unsolved Murder
Marlene Warren, a successful business woman, was murdered by someone dressed like a clown in May of 1990. The case remains unsolved.
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