By KATIE McLAUGHLIN Court TV
ATLANTA (Court TV) — Need some conversation starters? Want to impress your friends with your true crime knowledge? Need an icebreaker for those awkward water cooler interactions? Court TV’s got you covered. Here’s a roundup of some of the best Tank Takes from “Closing Arguments with Vinnie Politan.” What are Tank Takes? It’s Vinnie and his “Think Tank” digging into the strangest crime and justice cases of the day.
GOOD CITIZEN OR BEING A KAREN?
A man dubbed Parc Narc Dan is a private citizen who approaches people who are illegally parked and gives them faux citations, sometimes confronting folks personally. Here’s a clip from his YouTube channel where he places a “You Parked Like an Idiot” card on someone’s vehicle. Plus, an elusive Dodge Charger seen speeding around Arkansas was finally caught on a police dash cam — at 107mph!
MAN ON ROLLERBLADES ON HIGHWAY ELUDES COPS
The man changed directions multiple times and somehow managed to exit the highway without being stopped… all while on Rollerblades! Also, two motorists got into a fender bender after which one car’s occupant proceeded to stomp on the other car’s windshield barefoot. Plus, a man broke out a machete when wasn’t allowed to sing the song he wanted to sing at karaoke.
GRANNY BANK ROBBER THANKS TELLER IN A NOTE
A 72-year-old woman who had two prior bank robbery convictions handed a bank teller a note demanding thousands. She also handed over a note saying: “Thank you. I didn’t mean to scare you.” Also, Alec Baldwin opts not to physically be at the courthouse for a two-week preliminary hearing in fatal “Rust” shooting case set to begin May 3. And, a middle school teacher was arrested for letting her students fight.
STOLEN SCOOTER, STOLEN SUPERSIZED SPOON
A man walked into a Target and walked out with a motorized Razor scooter without paying. He got busted while putting it together just outside the store. Also, an enormous red spoon was stolen from outside a Dairy Queen. Plus, a registered nurse who got intoxicated at Walt Disney World told security that they better hope he’s never their nurse.
CAN WE WALK AROUND THE HOUSE NAKED?
A man was arrested after neighbors spotted him standing naked by an open window. Multiple neighbors said this was just one example of a very common occurrence. This begs the question: Can you walk around naked in your own house? In addition, a man taken to the hospital after claiming he’d been shot in the foot by a drive-by shooter turned out to have actually shot himself in the foot — literally! Finally, a man was tackled by security as he proposed on the field on Opening Day at Dodgers Stadium while his girlfriend was in the stands.
PIZZA DELIVERY MAN TAKES OUT SUSPECT
The pizza delivery man tripped a fleeing suspect… and never dropped the pizza! Also, Alex Murdaugh wants more time to prepare for his next criminal trial. And, the NYPD has a new gun that shoots sticky darts at fleeing cars. The darts are GPS trackers.
HOLY GLOCK-AMOLE! MAN HIDES GUN IN QUESADILLA
A man at a traffic stop hid his gun in a quesadilla. Also, a naked guy covered in grease and peppermint oil trespassed on someone’s property and used their trampoline. And, a kid broke into a claw machine to get a prize.
Going forward, we will be rounding up the week’s Tank Takes from “Closing Arguments with Vinnie Politan” in a Friday newsletter. Click here to sign up for Court TV’s free e-mail newsletter.