What's the Crime?

Basically every MST or RT movie centers on prosecutable offense distinct from its own inception. Give us the crime and let us guess the movie.

E.g.
Possession of a a Controlled Substance–Mitchell.

Or

Unregistered firearm–Laser Blast

Stump us.

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PDA

Wire fraud.

Illegal aliens
Child endangerment
Animal hoarding
Poaching

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Some guesses, won’t you?:

Mac and Me

Manos

Eegah!

Pod People

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On a loosely related note, recall the instance in Master Ninja II when our occidental ninja and his padawan break into the cannery office to obtain evidence of the owner’s skullduggery. Now you might think it would be useless since said evidence would have been illegally obtained, and therefore inadmissible in court. However, the 1921 Supreme Court case of Burdeau v. McDowell ruled in a 7-2 decision that this only applies to agents of the government. If the illegal seizure is done by a private individual on their own initiative which they then hand over to the police, it can be used. Mind you, that person can then be tried for breaking and entering. But if you’re taking the long walk to Old Sparky, that will be a cold comfort.

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Smuggling.

Theft of Terrible Art.

Catalina Caper

Off-Screen Sexual Assault, On-Screen Aggravated Assault, 1st Degree Murder (of good taste).

Side Hackers

2nd Degree Fat-Shaming of Mammalian Waterlife.

Devil Fish

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Armed insurrection and the toppling of a crappy government.

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The winner is: @sitting_duck for Best Citation of Fourth Amendment Jurisprudence in the Analysis of a Film Cobbled Together From TV Episodes.

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Manos? :slight_smile:

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Trespass, Arson, Unlawful Possession of a Dangerous Animal, Unlawful Release of a Dangerous Animal, Public Disorder

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Scrolling up cinemas, cyberterrorism

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Killing of fat barkeeps.

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Remaining in the Bronx.

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Hostile Takeover of Business through Homicide

Lebensraum

public intoxication

attempted kidnapping

underage drinking

bigamy

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So, That means that technically Batman doesn’t need a warrent?

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Tampering in God’s domain.

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I’m not sure that’s specific enough. One could even argue that’s what the Mads do every episode.

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