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News of the Weird: Self-incrimination

Portraits in self-incrimination

Among the oldest classic stories in News of the Weird is the hapless burglar or bank robber who inadvertently incriminates himself at the scene of the crime:

• Korey Harris, a defensive lineman for West Virginia University’s football team, was arrested in July in a home invasion he allegedly committed while wearing his practice sweatpants emblazoned with his jersey number (96).

• Police in Boston are confident that Zachary Tentoni is the man who robbed a woman in the yard of Harbor Middle School in June because, as he grabbed her purse and fled, he dropped two bags he was carrying. Among the contents: Tentoni’s birth certificate and a letter from his mother.

— News of the Weird


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