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I used to think that burgulars used to kill people if they ate burgers
when I was little Iused to think that when a robber robbed your house he was replace your valubles with worthless replicas.
I used to believe that serial killers were people who went around stabbing Cheerios, Frosted Flakes, and other breakfast cerials.
When I was 12 years old, I used to think that a statutory rapist was a rapist who rapes a statue.
When I was little, I used to believe that when someone was "drinking and driving", that meant they could be drinking anything. Needless to say, I got very nervous when my mom opened a cola while driving.
When california had the night stalker nad I spent the night at my friend, who had a one story yellow house, I thought he was going to come and get me.
when i was a kid, I thought jaywalking meant the same thing as streaking. So my dad said he jaywalked (i don't know how it was brought up) and i was shocked and angry. he then said it wasnt that bad, telling me that mom,my grandparents, everybody did it. Eventually he figured out why i had reacted the way i did. LOL
Thankfully as a child, I had no concept of "assault" and a battery was what made things work. With the term "assault and battery", for some reason I thought it must refer to a car battery and I tried to comprehend why someone would pour salt on one.
I understood the concept of "ex" as in ex-girlfriend, but not as in ex-con (convict). I did know what a "con artist" was so when I combined my limited knowledge of the two, I thought an ex-con was not someone who was recently paroled from prison, but someone who used to lie an awful lot.
After a session in grade school where we learned all of the walking/traffic rules for safety, for the longest time I thought "jay-walking" meant walking across the street naked.
When I was very little I thought that there was a serial killer in England who would kill children. Reason? I thought that if you yelled into the vetalation (sp?) system loud enough, people in England could hear you and would answer back, but all they ever said was "bloody child" (My loving parents). The next year, we went to Britain for our summer holidays, and I was convinced my parents had made a deal with the killer. Did I mention the killer was named "Jack the Tripper" ? I got three's company and Jack the Ripper mixed up. (Don't ask me how I knew about the 1800's serial killer when I was 5.
When I heard someone was arrested for having sex with a minor, I thought that they were having sex with someone who works in a mine. Also a friend of mine thinks that a women should not have sex with a miner because they were unclean.
Growing up in the late 70s in Detroit, there was a lot of crime news on tv.
Being young and not knowing the word rape, I thought that the newscasters were saying a woman was "raked" and it was someone scratching a woman with a metal rake (like you use to till earth.) Still a violent image, but weird how your brain compensates.
I used to be such a goody goody so i thought of course nobody would be bad enough to actually shoot somebody i thought they had toy guns so whenever i saw on tv someone was robbed, i thought, why doesn't the person just say no i wont give you my money byebye. and the criminal would go o man and try the next person.
I was about five years old when Nickelodeon started showing the cartoon Doug. One of the first episodes had Doug thinking he was responsible for a fire in the science lab or something like that, and he felt guilty and ran away to become a bandit. Now, I'd known how to read since I was two, so it wasn't like I was a dumb kid. But I thought that being a bandit was a good thing; that it was like being a secret agent or something. I used to go around telling people I wanted to be a bandit and I didn't know why they'd give me weird looks when I said it, until I saw Home Alone and realized that bandits were BAD people. Um, yeah.
When I was about 6 I was afraid that someone might break into our house and kill us while we slept. I figured they would use an axe, for some reason, so I always slept under four or five blankets, for extra protection.
Anytime it rained, I didn't worry about the killer that night, because I figured he would wait for a non-rainy occasion.
I first heard of a woman being raped When i saw Monty Python's "The Life of Brian" and Brian's mom said something and he was like "u were raped?!" and i thought it meant a guy ripped her clothes and ran away so I'd be playing with Barbies and i'd rip one of their clothes and she'd say "You raped me!" Wasn't i brilliant?
When a person goes to jail, I thought that "jail" meant "hell" and they would spent 1-2 years burning in agony.
I used to think that adultery was illegal (because it was one of the commandments). One day I found out that my next door neighbours had moved because she had had an affair. I discovered that it wasn't illegal when I asked my sister if she would come with me to visit our neighbour in jail.
I thought that "statutory rape" were meant to rape a statue.