True Crime Tuesday: Snack Size Edition

Spicy Mystery, June, 1936 - Fiend's Feast

Today’s TCT brings you not one, not two, but FOUR deliciously ridiculous criminal acts.

First up on the buffet, a man with an eating problem.

Florida (of course) Today reports:

A Feast of Friends“He was driving to work, she works at a Taco Bell in Palm Bay,” Martinez said.

Can you blame either of them for being hungry?

“During the course of the drive down to work they got into a verbal argument and she basically became upset.

Well, maybe hangry.

She kind of pushed his head, and he responded by biting (her thumb).

“He bit it completely off and spit it out on the floorboard.”

Palm Bay police victim advocates are working to help the woman. Martinez said hospital staff were not able to reattach her thumb.

Well, at least his anger issues weren’t as bad as, say, one of the heirs to Barney, TV’s purple dinosaur.

Authorities say the son of a co-creator of the long-running children’s show “Barney and Friends” has been arrested for allegedly shooting a Malibu neighbor.


Whitmore says the neighbor was critically wounded but is expected to survive. Whitmore says the shooting was the result of an ongoing dispute. –

Rage is an international past time, however – even when vacationing.


High Adventure - The Green Lama: Babies for SaleAn Italian doctor didn’t realize that he was in another country with many eyes watching him.


Darius Napolitano, 41, was with his wife and two sons in the park of the resort Saturday afternoon when witnesses said he brutally kicked his 3 year old during a family argument, according to local reports.

Don’t worry though, a follow-up clarified how the doctor could have possibly done such a thing:

The police said Napolitano admitted having beaten the boy because he was misbehaving.

“I do not kick my kids in the face for nothing,” he said according to witnesses.

Apparently Robert Jarell Neal also had a reason for bloodshed, though his victims aren’t talking. has the story:

Police said Terrance Ervin Daniels, 45, [who is deaf] was walking and using sign language on East Morehead Street Wednesday afternoon, when Robert Jarell Neal saw them and stabbed Daniels multiple times.

Talk about able-ism, what could have possibly brought on such a vicious act?

Was it a hate crime?

Some argue he may have thought it was self defense.

Witnesses to [the stabbing] said the victim […] was signing with another man when a third man mistook their conversation for gang signs and attacked.

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