A huge hail storm back in the '90s left car insurance company Block and Hyland responsible for a lot of claims. Company president Tim Hyland remembers one ballsy crook who tried to file a false insurance claim after the storm. The company sent a claims adjuster to inspect hail damage to a car.
The adjuster saw that the damage was a little too perfect. Rather than the scattershot damage of hail, the car had a series of perfectly symmetrical dents. It appeared that the owner had taken a ball peen hammer to his car. Undeterred, the owner then filed a police report claiming that someone had attacked his car with a hammer. Since there was no way to prove what hand was behind the hammer, Block and Hyland were forced to pay out. [via How Stuff Works]