A Guy Got Arrested for Using an App to Pretend to be the Police

Your smartphone? It can do a lot of different things with apps. Like stream March Madness games or listen to Pandora or even flash blue and red lights that mimic police lights! Alexander Welch, a 20-year old Boise kid, used that snazzy police lights app in a prank to get a car to pull over. Once the car pulled over,… » 3/15/11 9:20pm 3/15/11 9:20pm

Japanese Couple Sold Glowing Lanyards That Were 26 Times Allowable…

If you were going to sell radioactive cellphones loaded with tritium-from Hiroshima, Japan, no less-you should probably check to make sure that they're not twenty-six times the amount legally allowed. You know, just so you're not arrested by the cops for not having special permission from the Ministry of Science and… » 7/22/08 1:00pm 7/22/08 1:00pm

Police Take Down Dangerous Perp Armed With a Philips MP3 Player

Mechanic Darren Nixon recently got a rude awakening when he was arrested at gunpoint because a bystander and a team of British police both mistook his 4GB Phillps MP3 player for a pistol. Amazingly enough, the ordeal was not cleared up with a simple "It's an MP3 player stupid"—in fact, Nixon was taken back to HQ,… » 2/12/08 6:10pm 2/12/08 6:10pm