In addition to some of these cases of horrific crime, in the St. Louis metro area there were also a handful of truly bizarre criminal acts -- including a nude, drunken break-in, the comically clumsy police chase and more.
Check out our summaries below of the most violent -- and the most strange -- local crime stories of the last 30 days.
Police didn't have too hard a time tracking down the suspects who plotted to rob a Domino's deliveryman with an AK-47 assault rifle.
In part, that's because Ava Jackson, twenty, apparently ordered the pizza with her phone -- to the block where she lives.
Hope that pizza tasted good!
A St. Charles county resident was likely quite perplexed when he woke up to the sound of banging on his bedroom door in the middle of the night.
When he opened the door -- armed -- he saw a naked, very drunk man on the other side. Police say the suspect was a total stranger who the homeowner then held at gunpoint until cops arrived.
Continue for more of the worst crimes in May.