History’s Worst Crimes

History’s Worst Crimes: The Lindbergh Kidnapping

History’s Worst Crimes: The Lindbergh Kidnapping

Charles Lindbergh was one of the biggest celebrities of the early 21st century. He was Time magazine’s first Man of the Year in 1928, commemorating his significant achievements as a decorated pilot and pioneering aviator. Lindbergh was the first person to complete a solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean, a feat that …

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The Man Who Stole the Mona Lisa

The Man Who Stole the Mona Lisa

On August 21, 1911, a man named Vincenzo Peruggia accomplished something every cat burglar wishes they could do. He stole the Mona Lisa, one of the most iconic paintings in the world. He did so with little fanfare, simply walking out of the Louvre with the Mona Lisa tucked under …

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The Notorious Nationalmuseum Robbery

The Notorious Nationalmuseum Robbery

On December 22, 2000, a group of armed men orchestrated an elaborate and violent heist in the Nationalmuseum in Stockholm, Sweden. The thieves utilized a shocking combination of misdirection and the threat of direct violence to make off with three priceless masterpiece paintings. Authorities recovered the paintings in 2005, but …

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The Chilling Crimes of Brady Oestrike

The Chilling Crimes of Brady Oestrike

Content warning: the following article contains mention of crimes that some readers might find shocking. On July 17, 2014, police chased a wanted man named Brady Oestrike through the streets of Wyoming, Michigan, in a heated car chase. At the end of the line, Oestrike crashed his vehicle off the …

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