Tales of True Crime—Part 1

In this series we’ll cover a smattering of true crime and murder in digest form.

While lots of lawlessness is anything but funny, there are bits of humor in many cases of crime. In this first post we’ll cover some of those lighter moments.

1. David Zurfluh

In what can only be described as a feat of superhuman strength, newly arrested David Zurfluh ripped the crotch out of his still-on underwear and began to eat them. We don’t know if this technique to fool a Breathalyzer does in fact work as he never finished his snack. And passed the test regardless. Hope they were clean.⁠

2. Mason Tackett

Mason Tackett is a lover of hats, lover of cheese. When Tackett arrived home in August 2018, he discovered his cousin Phillip Matthew Hagens had broken into his home and was stealing his belongings. The confrontation resulted in Tackett being held at gunpoint over a cheese grater and an empty bottle of lysol. “Who steals a cheese grater?” Tackett asked. “What got me the most was my soap. He stole my soap! Who steals soap!”⁠

3. Rodney Alcala

You may know him from his joyous 1978 appearance on The Dating Game, or his string of awful murders. Either way, during his third trial, Rodney Alcala acted as his own attorney where he cross-examined himself for 5 hours doing different voices for Lawyer Rodney and Murderer Rodney. ⁠

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4. Costco Smackdown

In 2018, free samples at a South Carolina Costco turned ugly…though when are they not, amiright? As the San Francisco Gate reports, while waiting for his complimentary cheese, a 70-year-old man was cut in line by a man in a Hawaiian shirt. Later at the hamburger helper line punches were thrown. We are not aware of the status of either man’s hips.⁠

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5. Brenda Schumann

Aww Brenda, Brenda, Brenda. After discovering her husband’s infidelity, this Florida woman found herself a gun. Barging into the bedroom where her husband and his lover were canoodling she threatened to kill them both. Unfortunately for her, the night ended with a whimper not a bang — and her urinating on the carpet, pooping on the kitchen floor, and destroying some Christmas decorations. “I found him in bed with a naked chick what was I supposed to do,” Brenda said.⁠

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