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Remember the GPS Near Disaster? OMG PD Revives Some Favorite Entries

The area's bizarre criminals appear to have taken the week off. Instead, here's a look back at some of our favorite unusual crimes of the year so far.

Local police departments provided the following reports. In all incidents where an arrest occurred, a charge is merely an accusation and not evidence of guilt.

We're big fans of recycling here at Patch. So when no criminals committed strange crimes this week, we looked back in our archives for some of our favorites of the year so far.

A woman from out of state was following her GPS while driving in Glenview when she intended to turn right onto Railroad Avenue. She didn't realize she had actually turned onto the railroad tracks until she saw the train coming, police said

The woman got out of her car, which was then hit by the train. No one was injured.

A woman came to the Skokie police station to report that her cousin’s ex-husband had been sending out wedding invitations saying that the two are getting married. The woman also told police that the man is “delusional” and that the alleged suspect has visited her parent’s home at least a dozen times, the report said.

A security agent for a Niles store saw a man steal a 32-inch television, according to police. Niles police showed the security agent a photo lineup, and he identified the man who allegedly took the television.

A Niles police detective knew that man was scheduled to appear in court on another case that day and took him into custody when he appeared there.

A ballet bag containing ballet shoes, a leotard and a skirt was stolen from an unlocked car in Wilmette

Are court fees deductable?

The manager of a Niles store said that a man removed 17 cases of Turbo Tax software from a display and exited the store without paying, police said. It was valued at $1359.93.

A 1/8-scale model car and a clock were stolen from the vestibule of a Morton Grove business.

Two lamps were knocked off their lampposts at a vacant house in Wilmette.

A flute was stolen from the band room at an Oak Park school.

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