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Here is a collection of alleged criminals and their particular, and sometimes wacky, claim to criminal fame.

A multiple-choice quiz by mlcmlc. Estimated time: 5 mins.
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Author
mlcmlc
Time
5 mins
Type
Multiple Choice
Quiz #
359,968
Updated
Dec 03 21
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Average
Avg Score
8 / 10
Plays
1452
Awards
Top 35% Quiz
Last 3 plays: granpa46 (7/10), Guest 172 (10/10), Guest 64 (8/10).
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Question 1 of 10
1. Susan Cole was dismissed from jury selection when she showed up in curlers and told the judge she suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Several months later, Cole called into a radio talk show and apparently bragged about the way she was able to avoid jury duty, but, alas, the judge was listening that day. What was Cole charged with? Hint


Question 2 of 10
2. Police arrested Tammy Lee Hinton just after the exchange of her wedding vows for an identity theft warrant that was three years old. What made her mug shots so memorable? Hint


Question 3 of 10
3. When William Lawrence was frustrated because the police would not return his guns, confiscated during a prior arrest, he decided to place a want ad on Craigslist. Part of the ad read: "Wanted dead, all the maplewood city police officers, paying one million per head." What charges did he face for placing the ad? Hint


Question 4 of 10
4. In the wee hours of the morning, Edgard Dubon climbed into a clothing donation bin. After throwing out several articles he was chagrined to discover that he couldn't get out. Dubon finally called 911 for rescue. What was he charged with once he was freed? Hint


Question 5 of 10
5. A visit to a Manhattan Trader Joe's resulted in a shouting match during which Marcella Caprario slapped Dr. Cathleen London. When the incident was brought to court, what charges was Caprario facing? Hint


Question 6 of 10
6. Jan Rudnicki rode his horse out to go drinking with his buddies. Perhaps after a few (too many?) he tore off his shirt and rode off to chivalrously win a fair lady. Wasn't she surprised when he galloped through her front door! Can you guess what he was charged with? Hint


Question 7 of 10
7. Between 2003 and 2008 Mark Chartrand borrowed approximately $138,000 from a former sweetheart, but then didn't pay it back. When she pressed him for the money, he told her that he was due monies for working as an undercover agent. What did he eventually plead guilty to? Hint


Question 8 of 10
8. Connie Sumlin and Gail Johnson decided to steal two pieces of art found in an Arby's lobby. One of the ladies took the artwork out to their van, while the other went to the counter and purchased food. Just to help them locate her, how do you think she paid? Hint


Question 9 of 10
9. Robert Spearing promised his wife that they'd attend the finale of "The Oprah Winfrey Show". He didn't have tickets, and couldn't get them after they had driven from Ontario to Chicago. After using a rock to cut his head, which crime did he fake to keep from disappointing his wife? Hint


Question 10 of 10
10. Out on a crime spree, Nathan Teklemariam and Carson Rinehart were nabbed soon after committing a crime thanks to their inadvertent use of what common item? Hint



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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. Susan Cole was dismissed from jury selection when she showed up in curlers and told the judge she suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Several months later, Cole called into a radio talk show and apparently bragged about the way she was able to avoid jury duty, but, alas, the judge was listening that day. What was Cole charged with?

Answer: perjury and attempting to influence a public servant

An investigation was started, and Cole was questioned. She was unable to prove that she suffered from PTSD, and eventually pled guilty to lying to get out of jury duty. She was sentenced to a two-year deferred judgment, two years of probation and community service.
2. Police arrested Tammy Lee Hinton just after the exchange of her wedding vows for an identity theft warrant that was three years old. What made her mug shots so memorable?

Answer: she was wearing her wedding veil

Hinton had left for Florida after the identity theft warrant was issued, but the police had a tip that she would be returning for her wedding. Hinton was married on Saturday and was arrested, booked and then released on bond. Police had offered her the opportunity to change before the mug shots were taken, but she declined. She did not turn up the following Monday for her arraignment, and was then reported as the "Runaway Bride". A judge issued a new warrant and set bond at $100,000. She was then detained the following day while leaving a local hospital.

After she pled guilty, Hinton spent 122 days in jail. Apparently the marriage did not survive the time that she spent incarcerated.
3. When William Lawrence was frustrated because the police would not return his guns, confiscated during a prior arrest, he decided to place a want ad on Craigslist. Part of the ad read: "Wanted dead, all the maplewood city police officers, paying one million per head." What charges did he face for placing the ad?

Answer: using interstate commerce in trying to arrange a murder for hire

William Lawrence's guns were seized during a police visit which was a response from a neighbor's complaint. He made repeated requests for the guns to be returned, to no avail. Then he had the bright idea to place the Craigslist ad. The ad actually called out the officer in charge of property with a two million dollar reward. A policeman from another town reported seeing the ad, and it was discovered that the ad was placed from Lawrence's home.

He eventually pled guilty to the charge, but then did not show at his sentencing. It took just over a month until he was found and again arrested.
4. In the wee hours of the morning, Edgard Dubon climbed into a clothing donation bin. After throwing out several articles he was chagrined to discover that he couldn't get out. Dubon finally called 911 for rescue. What was he charged with once he was freed?

Answer: trespassing, larceny and criminal mischief

Apparently Dubon first called the number on the bin, but no one answered. When police arrived they were unable to free him. The fire department was summoned and they were able to extricate him by using bolt cutters. The police then promptly arrested him.

The company that provides this bin and others had previously updated the bin construction to allow folk in but not back out.
5. A visit to a Manhattan Trader Joe's resulted in a shouting match during which Marcella Caprario slapped Dr. Cathleen London. When the incident was brought to court, what charges was Caprario facing?

Answer: attempted assault and harassment

Mr. and Mrs. Caprario were shopping at Trader Joe's for some vegan pad Thai. Dr. London's son repeatedly blocked Mr. Caprario's access to the package. Mr. Caprario thought that this was done on purpose and proclaimed loudly, "They don't even say excuse me." Dr. London heard this and the shouting started. Marcella Caprario slapped Dr. London. Before the case went to court several plea bargains were offered to Mrs. Caprario, but she declined them saying that she wouldn't plead guilty when she was innocent.

When the case went to court Mrs. Caprario didn't deny the slap, but claimed self defense. All charges were dropped.
6. Jan Rudnicki rode his horse out to go drinking with his buddies. Perhaps after a few (too many?) he tore off his shirt and rode off to chivalrously win a fair lady. Wasn't she surprised when he galloped through her front door! Can you guess what he was charged with?

Answer: breaking and entering

The lady was livid. She had been watching television with her daughter when he crashed through the front door on the horse. She was quoted as saying "... he must be seriously off his rocker." The articles I found say that Rudnicki apologized and agreed to replace the door, but not whether the charges were dropped.
7. Between 2003 and 2008 Mark Chartrand borrowed approximately $138,000 from a former sweetheart, but then didn't pay it back. When she pressed him for the money, he told her that he was due monies for working as an undercover agent. What did he eventually plead guilty to?

Answer: impersonating a federal agent

When pressed for repayment, Chartrand wrote checks which bounced, and created fake intelligence reports for the agencies he was purportedly working for, Defense Intelligence Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. She eventually reached the end of her rope and went to the cops. Fortunately for the ex-sweetheart, part of his sentencing included repayment of the money.
8. Connie Sumlin and Gail Johnson decided to steal two pieces of art found in an Arby's lobby. One of the ladies took the artwork out to their van, while the other went to the counter and purchased food. Just to help them locate her, how do you think she paid?

Answer: credit card

Sumlin and Johnson took a framed picture and a metal work wall sculpture worth approximately $1200. When the management noticed that the art work was gone they reviewed the surveillance tapes and were able to match up the time on tape with the purchase. Police were then able to proceed to their residences for the arrests.
9. Robert Spearing promised his wife that they'd attend the finale of "The Oprah Winfrey Show". He didn't have tickets, and couldn't get them after they had driven from Ontario to Chicago. After using a rock to cut his head, which crime did he fake to keep from disappointing his wife?

Answer: mugging

After arriving in Chicago, Spearing was unable to purchase tickets from a scalper. Then he had another (better?) idea. He scraped his hands on pavement and used a rock to bash a cut on his head. Spearing then reported to police that he had been mugged by two people. Eventually he confessed and was charged with disorderly conduct.
10. Out on a crime spree, Nathan Teklemariam and Carson Rinehart were nabbed soon after committing a crime thanks to their inadvertent use of what common item?

Answer: cell phone

Apparently one of them unknowingly pocket-dialed 911, and then didn't hear the dispatcher. However, the dispatcher heard them planning a car break in and decided to keep listening. The dispatcher remained silent as they broke into a car and stole narcotics, informed the patrol, and was still listening when they were pulled over and arrested.
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