What real crime fascinates you the most and why?
It would be easy for me to say that all crime fascinates me, which is true. While I understand why crime occurs, I don't how a human being can do something "evil" to another human, if that makes sense. I also don't understand crimes committed against animals. As I said, it's easy for me to say I find it all fascinating because I do want to understand why, as supposedly intelligent beings, humans haven't moved past the hit each other of the head with sticks stage even though we now use the 21st Century version of the stick.
So what crimes truly grab my attention and don't let go? They are what I like to call The Stupids. We've all seen the videos of bungled convenience store robberies or read news articles of shoplifters who try to smuggle the strangest items out of stores. Here are few examples of The Stupids:
Not the brightest bulb in the box. First, why steal a chainsaw? Second, why shove it down your pants? The logic -- or lack of -- boggles the mind. Another example would be these guys:
Do I really have to say anything about that last video? What were they thinking? Oh, wait...I forget, they probably weren't. Speaking of thinking, here's someone else who is apparently a little light in the though processes:
Who knew Bob Sagat's name could be used in such a way?
Yes, the dumb criminals are entertaining and more than a little frightening when you really think about it. But they never cease to amaze.
Jeannie Holmes is the author of the Alexandra Sabian series about an FBPI Enforcer charged with policing the vampire population of Jefferson, Mississippi while navigating an ever-increasingly complicated person life. Jeannie fears spiders, large bodies of water, and bad weather, which completely explains why she moved from the backwoods of southwestern Mississippi to the Alabama Gulf Coast. She lives with her husband and four neurotic cats.