Robber Beat Down: 16 Examples of Street Justice Caught on Tape

They say crime doesn’t pay, and rarely is that more vividly displayed than in these videos of robbers getting their just desserts from victims and innocent bystanders. From pizza place violence to septuagenarian with a serious Charles Bronson streak, these upright citizens might just help convince you that the world isn’t such a bad place after all.

After the jump you’ll find 16 of our favorite examples of everyday citizens taking the law into their own hands – all caught on tape and shared for the world to see!

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Worst TV Lawyers EVER

It is often said, Ignorance of the law is no excuse. So while there is plenty of information out there about all the TV lawyers you should avoid, namely those from popular police procedurals like Law and Order, L.A. Law, Homicide: Life on the Streets, Matlock…ok, I’m dating myself here, lawyers on TV do go beyond shows that start with “doink doink”.

Let’s take a look at some of the worst television lawyers you’ve never heard of (if you have a life). The ones who slipped through the cracks. The ones that are blinder than Lady Justice and just as absurd.

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Ways in Which the Government Might be Spying on You

How absurd does the government have to act before citizens stand up and take notice?

Is the government the biggest threat to our so-called private lives? Power and control are on the top of the government’s to do list and the fact that today’s care-free reality is changing may be bitter to swallow. We understand the government can find out our personal information in a flash, but our personal lives?

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Topeka, Kansas Considering Decriminalizing Domestic Abuse to Save Money

The recession has hit its hardest among America’s heartland but news from Topeka highlights just how bad things have gotten. Or maybe just how bad Topeka has always been. It’s hard to tell. Bottom line: if you ever wanted to move to a place where you could beat your wife and get away with it – Topeka is your town!

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Should Valets Be Responsible for Drunk Drivers?

Say a guy walks out of a fancy bar or restaurant. He’s obviously three sheets to the wind but he pays for his valet parking, gives the attendant his ticket and receives his keys in return. Now say that man gets behind the wheel and gets into an accident. How much culpability should that valet attendant have in the matter given that they were the person responsible for literally giving the drunk man keys to his own car and sending him on his way? This is the discussion currently ongoing in Boston.

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Don’t Wear a Crack Jacket to Your Drug Trial

Here’s a helpful hint for all of you. If you’re going to be appearing before court on charges of drug trafficking, perhaps you shouldn’t wear a jacket featuring a cartoon depiction of how to make crack cocaine. This is what a Fort Lauderdale man did recently and now it’s making national headlines.

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Kid Decides to Bully Another Kid, Gets Stabbed Twelve Times for His Troubles

One teen is dead, stabbed to death by another teen and the Florida courts have dismissed all charges on the basis of something called the “Stand Your Ground” law.

Dylan Nuno, 16, followed Jorge Saavedra when the 14-year-old got off the bus one day last January. Saavedra got off several stops earlier than planned but Nuno trailed him nonetheless.

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Flying Severed Corpse Parts Lead to Odd Lawsuit

The estate of a man who died after being hit by a train is being held liable for the damage inflicted when his severed body parts flew and hit a woman.

Hiroyuki Joho, 18, was rushing through the pouring rain to meet his inbound Metra train due just five minutes later when he stepped onto the tracks and was decimated by the oncoming southbound train. The train’s 70 mph impact caused a good sized chunk of his body to go flying about 100 feet where it struck Gayane Zokhrabov who was waiting for the train to go to work. Zokhrabov was knocked off her feet and suffered a broken leg and wrist as a result.

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Homeowners Find 100 Year Old Letter to Santa in Chimney

In what are some calling a ‘Christmas miracle’ a piece of paper shoved up a chimney in Dublin intended for Santa Claus has survived for 100 years with barely a scorch mark on it.

On Christmas Eve, 1911 a brother and sister sat down to pen a letter to Jolly Ole St Nick. “I want a baby doll and a waterproof with a hood and a pair of gloves and a toffee apple and a gold penny and a silver sixpence and a long toffee.”

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20 Strangest Holiday Superstitions

We all know about kissing under the mistletoe or wearing green on St. Patrick’s Day, but there are some more obscure holiday superstitions — many centuries old — that you’ve probably never heard of, and with good reason: they’re bat-poop crazy. Here are some of the battiest.

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