Christmas is a happy time. We love to put on a festive movie with the family, joyously crammed full of delicious yuletide food. However, for every A Christmas Story there's a Black Christmas...
Check out 5 incredibly unseasonal Christmas crimes:
Crimes Against Mistletoe
Who? William E. Robinson
WHAT?! Robinson terrified shoppers by opening fire in a mall. His victim? A giant sprig of mistletoe. The eccentric chap said that he totes wasn't trying to attack anyone with the following bizarre explanation:
Every year I go somewhere to get some mistletoe to decorate the house ... I get some for my friends that can't get mistletoe. The best way to get it is with a shotgun.
Frosty the Drunkard
Who? Kevin Walsh
WHAT?! Walsh caused friction with local police at a Christmas parade by provoking a K-9 dog and swearing at officers. Oh, and he was dressed as Frosty the Snowman at the time. He really should have kept his cool...
Festive Ornament Stabbing
Who? Ruth Wagner
WHAT?! Wagner was caught trying to steal a Christmas ornament at a craft fair. Upon being confronted for her yuletide pilfering, Wagner used said ornament to stab the person trying to intervene (who mercifully survived the encounter). Humbug doesn't begin to cover it...
The House Breaker (and Decorator)
Who? Terry Trent
WHAT?! High on bath salts, Trent broke into a house... and put up Christmas decorations. While this seems like a perversely kind gesture, it still can't have been a pleasant experience for the 11-year-old occupant of that house who discovered the bonkers trespasser.
Who? Patty White
WHAT?! White tried to extort cash from her friend Michele O'Dowd, stealing her debit card. Sadly, the nasty crime turned tragic when White killed O'Dowd, stashing her body underneath a pile of Christmas presents. O'Dowd's brother commented on the crime:
There is nothing worse than when you walk inside and find your own sister brutally murdered over a stupid debit card.