Sometimes the person who gets arrested for a crime has to think very fast while the cops are slapping on the handcuffs. Maybe that’s why they often come up with the most ludicrous excuses for what they did. These are 10 of the most far-fetched, ridiculous reasons that perpetrators have given for their misdeeds. These events all actually happened, and must have given the police a great story to tell over the dinner table that night. Criminals can be pretty creative, including trying to shift the blame to fantasy characters, animals and their own medical conditions. Some of the accused are even celebrities!
A Swedish woman was pulled over for the police for driving erratically. She told them that she was seeing double, and therefore had to close one eye to see clearly. They didn’t buy it, since her blood alcohol was 0.2.
Winona Ryder told the police that she was developing her character for an upcoming acting role, so, not really shoplifting. She got three years of probation, since she couldn’t act well enough to convince the judge.