duct tape crime

Here’s A Skill We Hope You Never Need

Here’s A Skill We Hope You Never Need

We normally stay away from duct tape crime stories here, but a recent piece on Dateline caught our attention. Correspondent Andrea Canning shows viewers how to escape if they are ever tied up with duct tape. You can see it by clicking here.  

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Duct Tape Closes Major Highway-That’s Some Powerful Duct Tape!

Duct Tape Closes Major Highway-That’s Some Powerful Duct Tape!

A suspicious looking device taped to an overpass railing on Atlanta’s Downtown Connector caused police to close the highway for two hours while the bomb squad detonated the device. No one was sure what was taped to the bridge, but drivers caught in an hours-long traffic tie up spent the afternoon clogging alternate routes through […]

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Don’t They Know It Comes In Colors

Don’t They Know It Comes In Colors

We normally don’t bother with posts related to crimes involving duct tape, because there seem to be dozens of them in our news alerts every day. Occasionally, though, we have to share one. A Johnston County (North Carolina) man has been arrested after being charged with kidnapping a man in tying him up with duct […]

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Duct Tape Crime-Clerk Turns Tables On Robber

Duct Tape Crime-Clerk Turns Tables On Robber

My daily search for duct tape news always turns up an abundance of articles about criminals who bound their victims with duct tape. It’s standard operating procedure these days. A store clerk in Clallam Bay, Wa. turned the tables on a would-be thief when, after being attacked with a knife, he was able to subdue […]

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Police Look For Man With No Eyebrows

Police Look For Man With No Eyebrows

Charleston, SC police say a man tried to use duct tape to cover his face before robbing a Dollar General store. Employees said that the man, wearing a hoodie used a gun and took over $1000 from the cash register. If the robber had a mustache, he probably doesn’t have one anymore. Click here to […]

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When They Called It “Nuclear Grade”, This Is Probably Not What They Meant

When They Called It “Nuclear Grade”, This Is Probably Not What They Meant

Duct tape is sold in an informal set of grades, to give users some idea of the quality and performance characteristics. The three ¬†grades are “basic”, “utility” and “nuclear”, with basic being the least expensive garden variety on home improvement store shelves. Utility grade is the most useful and can be found in most workers […]

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Thief Goes “Fishing” With Gaffers Tape

Thief Goes “Fishing” With Gaffers Tape

We’re used to references to tape in crime stories, usually when someone is tied up with duct tape. A British thief has found a new way to bring tape into disrepute, and this time it is gaffers tape. Police report that 45 year old man was arrested after being caught using the sticky tape to […]

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Duct Tape Expert-Who Knew?

Duct Tape Expert-Who Knew?

One interesting fact that has come to light in the ongoing legal drama surrounding alleged Colorado mass shooting suspect James Holmes is that the FBI has someone they call a “duct tape expert”. The FBI forensic scientist testified in a hearing involving bombs that were found in Holmes apartment and when questioned about her area […]

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Students Charge With “Principal Abuse”

Students Charge With “Principal Abuse”

Not really, but it got us thinking. At the beginning of every school year, we see a number of stories about school fundraisers where students buy strips of duct tape and then use them to tape the principal to the wall, a doorway, whatever. We usually see an equal number of stories about teachers who […]

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Bahhhhhhd Crooks Use Duct Tape To Steal Goats

Bahhhhhhd Crooks Use Duct Tape To Steal Goats

Our favorite story of the day on Buzzfeed is about the theft of 23 rare goats from a farm in Hawaii. Police think that the thieves used duct tape to keep the goats quiet while they were being taken away, since a couple of goats left behind still had their mouths taped shut.     […]

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