27 Major Crimes You Know & The Absurd Details You Don't

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High-profile criminal cases are packed to the gills with gory details that make a big splash in the zeitgeist. But as it turns out, some of the weirdest details get buried under all the other, more sensational headlines.

We asked our readers to dig into the most bizarre, yet unknown facts about high-profile criminals and their crimes. Here's what they found:

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Nixon's Watergate burglars were more incompetent than you thought. The famous break-in of the Democratic National Committee offices in the Watergate b

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A SAUSAGE COMPANY LOCATED NEXT DOOR TO THE CLEVELAND STRANGLER ANTHONY SOwELL's HOUSE SPENT OVER S20,000 FOR THEIR FACILITY DEVELOPMENT. DUE TO COMPLA

Cult leader Charles Manson lived with Beach Boys drummer Dennis Wilson in 1968. They met when Wilson picked up some Of Manson's 1amily when they wer

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Rodney Alcala a.k.a. 'The Dating Game Killer' learned photography from Roman Polanski. In fact, he used to lure his victims by making them believe tha

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Serial killer John Cooper was caught partly because of his appearance on the British game show Bullseye in 1989, two months before his killings. Polic

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CRACT Long before Bradford Bishop allegedly murdered his entire family... ...he learned the art of Knife Throwing from renowned ballet dancer and chor

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Part of the Golden State Killer's modus operandi was taking his victim into the living room, turning on the television and throwing a towel or cloth o

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CRACKEDC Hitman Richard Kuklinski put one of his victims in a 50-gallon drum and left it by a restaurant. He went to the restaurant every day afterwar

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bh NEW YORKT NEW The father of Stephen Paddock, the 2017 Las Vegas shooter, was a bank robber who was on the FBI's most wanted list. CRACKED.COM

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Joy Division bassist Peter Hook and drummer Steve Morris were once questioned by police due to their tour's schedule matching the movements of serial

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2se Omar Mateen visited a Disney Park a few hours before he committed the 2016 Pulse nightclub shooting. CRACKED.COM

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Richard Ramirez a.k.a. 'The Night Stalker', was such ACDC a huge fan, that he was humming their track 'Night Prowler' after confessing to the police t

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Right before shooting Andy Warhol, Valerie Solanas visited playwright Margo Feiden and demanded she produce Solanas' play. Valerie Solanas Feiden refu

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David Berkowitz, the Son of Sam, who went on a killing spree in the '70s, goes by Son of Hope now. He claims to be a born-again Christian, and with

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Dennis Rader, the BTK killer, was caught due to a floppy he sent to the police-- after police convinced him that a floppy disk couldn't be traced. Rad

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As a reference to Charles Manson, Joseph Paul Franklin (whose assassination attempt left Larry Flynt in a wheelchair) tried to get Helter Skelter ta

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John Gacy may have had at least one accomplice. Flight records show that Gacy was out of town the day one of his victims was kidnapped. Jeffrey Rignal

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Serial killer H.H. Holmes was legally married to three women under different names. He married Georgiana Yoke as Henry Mansfield Howard, Myrta Belknap

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Eric Harris, one of the perpetrators of the 1999 Columbine High School shooting, wrote in his journal about hijacking a plane and crashing it in New Y

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Brock Turner only served three months in jail for raping Chanel Miller behind a Stanford campus dumpster in 2015... Rape Rape is another example of a

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Police arrested the North Hollywood robbers four years before the shootout and let them go. of OMICIDE igeles They found a whole arsenal of guns durin

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James Earl Ray, the man convicted of murdering Martin Luther King, Jr. in 1968 had escaped from prison in 1967. He was working in the prison bakery an

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CRACKED COM 65 66 63 60 57 54 WASHOT COUNTY SHERIEF'S DEPT. RENO NEVADA 5.1-614.23.08-.037 Richard Chase, The Vampire of Sacramento, claimed he woul

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CRACKEDc COM Gary Ridgway. the Green River Killer, was caught with the help of Ted Bundy, who consulted with authorities on the killer's psychologic

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CRACKEDCO The biggest evidence against Tonya Harding in her role as co-conspirator 0: in the attack on Nancy Kerrigan came about because Harding's hus

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A guy with a credit card reader stopped the Christchurch shooting. During the shooting, Abdul Aziz ran outside after picking up the first thing he saw

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When Bonnie Parker died, she was wearing a wedding ring. However, it wasn't Clyde Barrow's. It belonged to her estranged husband, Roy Thornton, who wa