View Full Version : The Perfect Crime
Fri, 31st Jan '03, 10:00am
You need to choose what you would consider to be the perfect crime to commit. How would you go about doing it? Would you use accomplises?
Now the part that puts this topic in The Alley: Justify yourself for commiting this crime.
Fri, 31st Jan '03, 10:25am
A month or so back here in Holland a group (or one person) broke into a museum and stole some van Goghs. Value of several millions.
Police don't have a clue who took them and I'd say it is the perfect crime. No one got hurt and they didn't damage anything.
Now it seems strange but when I heard that story on the radio for the first time my thought were: Brilliant, on this day and age someone can still manage a great heist without killing or damaging anything.
It's better to hear that on the radio then that someone shot a gasstation clerk for a measely 200 euro's
I would consider that the perfect crime, since I don't have any expertise on the stealing front I couldn't say what I would do for a perfect crime.
Fri, 31st Jan '03, 12:32pm
I think Ken Lay and the Enron Gang came pretty darn close!
I just finished the book "A Calculated Risk." The centerpiece of the plot was skimming funds from bank wire transfers, investing them and taking the interest, and putting the prinicipal back before anyone could notice. That seems pretty perfect to me - profit for one without damage to the other.
Fri, 7th Feb '03, 7:18am
I can't resist saying this -- God help me if my wife ever sees this. To me, the perfect crime would be one that eliminated my mother-in-law from the equation. I'd send a beautiful care package every week to anyone who ended up in jail for getting rid of the old bat.
But I'd never plan it. As I mentioned elsewhere, when I get really frustrated over "the small stuff", I just play on the computer like a madman -- killing dragons, hobgoblins, skeletons and the like is oddly therapeutic.
Fri, 7th Feb '03, 8:01am
Dude, is she really that bad? I've noticed you don't like her from other posts as well.
Fri, 7th Feb '03, 8:43am
The perfect crime:
First, kill everyone in the area. Then do whatever you're there to do. Then, to make sure no one could be a witness: kill everyone in the surrounding area of all the people you just killed.
The fact of the matter is, there is no such thing as the perfect crime. :rolling:
[ February 07, 2003, 08:46: Message edited by: Kitrax ]
Fri, 7th Feb '03, 10:13am
The perfect crime is the crime nobody knows about.
It's better to hear that on the radio then that someone shot a gasstation clerk for a measely 200 euro's.Indeed. :sosad:
*puts on his Texaco shirt and goes off to work.*
Fri, 7th Feb '03, 1:09pm
It would be better to frame her. That way she is out of the way and if you get caught your not up for murder :)
Fri, 7th Feb '03, 3:53pm
Elios, therein lies a long and depressing story. In the context of this thread, I really don't believe that an act that would improve the general well-being on EVERYONE involved could really be considered a crime. I mean, she'd be happier (she's NEVER happy), I know I'd be happy, my kids would not have her vile influence in their lives, her co-workers (who also hate her) would be more productive, the entire economy of Alberta, Canada would benefit!!
Sun, 9th Feb '03, 10:12am
The perfect crime? Whatever would kill one very awful person who made my life hell for years.
I need no other justification except for vengeance, I am not noble enough to seek something beyond that.
(who, me sane? never)
Mon, 10th Feb '03, 5:47am
Well, I read this news article a few years ago about how nearly every US state has at least one kooky sex law on the books from more straight-laced times: kissing your wife with garlic breath might be a crime in one state, sex on the Sabbath is outlawed in another. Although I'm usually law-abiding, I couldn't help thinking, couldn't you have a great road trip with a copy of these laws in your car? It would be such a fun challenge, especially for newlyweds: 50 sex crimes, in 50 states, in 50 days, then hop over the border without, presumably, getting caught. For that matter, what if you *were* caught: Would neighbouring states extradite to one another for garlic-breath kissing or sex on Sundays? Enquiring minds want to know. And would we get the death penalty for repeat offenses? ;)
The Kilted Crusader
Mon, 10th Feb '03, 9:32pm
Elios, a wee while ago you posted a topic on taking someone's life, now your starting one on the perfect crime. Have you joined the mafia or something recently? ;)