From our friends at The Daily Dot: An Australian man who filmed himself riding an emu in hopes of landing a viral video may face animal cruelty charges. “What most overseas people get confused about Australia is they think we ride kangaroos to work but in actual fact we ride emus,” McMillan said in the video.
November 2000 saw the beginning of the trial for the largest serial killing case in Australian history. The victims, who were found dismembered in barrels of acid, were being killed for their “crimes,” alleged pedophiles, drug abusers, homosexuals, or for simple obesity. Evidence showed that they had been extensively tortured with everyday tools such as pincers, pliers and clamps, combined with genital electrocution.
A taser is not a toy, and we at Crime Library in no way condone tasing for fun, no matter how good-natured — so never to try anything this incredibly stupid at home. That said, this video of two drunk Australian men laughing as they shock each other repeatedly may be indicative of a new trend: recreational tasing.
Like father like daughter. Kathleen Folbigg’s father murdered her mother early in her life. So later, when her own children started dying, investigators didn’t believe it was from natural causes. They set out to prove that she was a murderer too, just like her father.
Surveillance video of the moments surrounding the alleged murder of Lisa Harnum by her partner Simon Gittany. Here we see the before and the after. His trial focuses on the 69 seconds not shown in this video.
A man in Canberra, Australia, showed up in the emergency room in early August 2013, with “bleeding urethral meatus” and a 4-inch fork shoved up inside it.
A drug smuggler is caught and extradited to New Zealand after attempting to smuggle LSD inside a Harry Potter book.
Police in Port Hedland, Western Australia, are reportedly searching for a pig that broke into a camping couple’s cooler during the night and drank 18 of their beers. He may be irritable, hungover and probably has a pounding headache.
On August 17, 1980, Lindy and Michael Chamberlain took their infant daughter, Azaria Chantel Loren Chamberlain, only 10 weeks old, camping at Ayers Rock. During the night the child disappeared; her body was never found. The Chamberlains believed that a wild dingo had taken their baby, but police would not accept their story, and had them arrested. It would take more than three decades for the truth to completely emerge.
A man on the Yorke Peninsula of South Australia in the small town Stansbury, population 543, reported his car stolen after he left it on July 18, 2013, parked outside a shop, with doors unlocked, keys in the ignition and the engine running.