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Weird Crimes: Socks, Cocaine, And Peaches

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Sep 17, 2008 8:30PM

  • A Sheboygan man might be going away after the Wisconsin state crime lab used DNA taken from sweaty socks he left at the scene to connect him to the crime. Niles C. Knuth faces up to 11.5 years stemming from a felony theft that occurred in October 2007. Wait - what burglar leaves socks at the scene of a crime?

  • Anthony Salinas, 18, of Hammond, IN, who is facing two charges of dealing cocaine, allegedly told a police informant that he raised the price of his product by $25. The reason: the rising cost of gas upped delivery expenses. Oil prices really are hurting everyone.

  • Things must be pretty slow in Mayberry Skokie. Police there apparently have their hands full with a case of peach theft. It seems a man filed a complaint after a woman stole more than 100 peaches from his tree and wheeled them off in a shopping cart.