Cindy Sanchez Carabeo wanted her kid to have a bang-up time on her big day, so she grabbed a gun and made the rounds of three bank branches in her town, ripping off a total of $6000 in less than 30 minutes. To show she meant business, she handed one teller a note saying, "Should you not follow these instructions you will meet your maker. Should you not do as I say I will not hesitate to shoot." Carabeo also threatened a second teller with death but ended that note with the words, "Happy Mother's Day."
She never made it to the bash, however. Cops arrested her less than 15 minutes after the third robbery, since they were able to follow the red smoke trail from a dye pack she'd accidentally burst.
The 32-year-old steward, whose name was not released, was assigned to a three-hour flight from the Philippines to mainland China and handled most of the duties, from serving meals to demonstrating safety procedures to fetching drinks. By the midway point, the man decided he deserved a nice tip for his work and began rifling through bags held in the coat closets and other public areas -- making off with more than $1,200 in cash from at least three unhappy travelers.
When confronted about forcing people to fly the unfriendly skies, the man locked himself in the bathroom for a few minutes and then hid under a jump seat for the remainder of the flight before being arrested at the arrival gate.
The 35-year-old, whose name was not released, tried to fly out of Brisbane with the rare baby reptile hidden inside a canister that he'd stuck into one of his work boots. An animal expert testified that the smuggling attempt could have killed the saltwater crocodile, and could've caused major havoc at the other end of the flight, since the critter is of a species that usually tops out at around five feet long.
The man was fined $5700 and ordered to pay court costs.