crimes and misdemeanors

Queens Man Learns Bragging About a Crime Will Get You Arrested

A Queens man arrested for buying a rare money-printing plate stolen during the Korean War did himself no favors by bragging about the purchase. In fact, his eagerness to tout his new collector’s item directly resulted in his arrest, The New York Times reports: “Though he received warnings, including one from the South Korean Embassy, that his purchase was illegal, he eagerly told Korean-language newspapers and radio and television stations of his acquisition.” So, the first rule of committing a crime: You don’t talk about committing a crime.

Bragging About a Crime Is a Mistake, Man Learns