My Strange Criminal Addiction

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  • 2014
  • 1 Season
  • 8.0  (9)

My Strange Criminal Addiction is a true crime series from the Investigation Discovery network that premiered in 2014. The show focuses on individuals who have developed unusual addictions that lead them to commit crimes. Each episode features one or two individuals, and the narrator takes the viewer through their stories. The show explores the causes of their addiction and how it affects their daily lives, as well as the consequences of their actions. The stories are presented through interviews with family members, therapists, law enforcement officials, and the addicts themselves.

The addictions explored on the show range from the unusual, such as a man who steals mattresses, to the dangerous, such as a woman addicted to shoplifting who has been in and out of prison for years. Some of the subjects have been struggling with their addiction for years, while others are relatively new to their criminal behavior.

Many of the addicts on the show have deep-seated psychological issues that have contributed to the development of their addiction. For example, one woman who is addicted to shoplifting does so in order to feel the rush of adrenaline that she can't seem to experience otherwise. Another man who steals mattresses does so because he has a fear of bed bugs that has spiraled out of control.

In addition to exploring the reasons behind the addicts' criminal behavior, the show also examines the impact that their addictions have on their loved ones. It's not uncommon for the family members of the addicts to be in denial about the severity of the problem. They may make excuses for their loved one's behavior or simply not want to see the truth.

My Strange Criminal Addiction also delves into the legal consequences that the addicts face as a result of their actions. Most of the subjects on the show have been arrested and have spent time in jail or prison. The show explores how this affects them and their families, as well as how they cope with being imprisoned.

One of the most interesting aspects of My Strange Criminal Addiction is the unique perspective it offers on addiction and criminal behavior. While many people view addiction as a purely medical issue, the show highlights the role that personal responsibility plays in criminal actions. The addicts on the show are not just passive victims of their addictions – they actively choose to break the law in pursuit of their fix.

Overall, My Strange Criminal Addiction is a compelling and thought-provoking true crime series. It offers a glimpse into the lives of individuals who have been shaped by unusual addictions and the criminal behavior that they entail. The show is well-produced and features engaging interviews with the subjects and their loved ones. It's a fascinating look at the human psyche and the ways in which addiction and criminal behavior can intersect.

My Strange Criminal Addiction is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (16 episodes). The series first aired on December 1, 2014.

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The South Carolina Toe Sucker
16. The South Carolina Toe Sucker
March 15, 2021
Joey Leaphart has a foot fetish so severe, he's known as "The South Carolina Toe Sucker." After being arrested multiple times, nothing seems to stop him from sucking on women's toes.
Anorexic-Bulimic Kleptomaniac
15. Anorexic-Bulimic Kleptomaniac
March 15, 2021
Katherine Drouin has an usual addiction -- she steals food to feed her anorexic-bulimic kleptomaniac addiction. And being arrested more than 50 times for shoplifting doesn't stop her.
The Mountain State Flasher
14. The Mountain State Flasher
March 15, 2021
Jimmy Gascon is addicted to streaking in public, in front of girls. He terrorizes more than half a dozen young women in the span of two years, giving him the nickname "The Mountain State Flasher," which ultimately leads to his arrest.
The Angel Collector
13. The Angel Collector
March 15, 2021
Debra Farinella loves angels. When she loses her mother and father, she becomes obsessed with them and has hundreds decorating her home. But she takes her obsession too far when she steals them from gravesites at the local cemetery.
The Urine Addict
12. The Urine Addict
March 15, 2021
Sixty-one-year-old Robert Wells is afraid to grow old and believes he's found the fountain of youth. He's addicted to drinking the urine of young boys, without their knowledge.
The Shoe Man
11. The Shoe Man
March 15, 2021
Forty-five-year-old Robert White has a strange MO. He tricks women into trying on shoes and then licks their inner thighs as he helps them with their fitting. After assaulting at least a dozen women, he becomes known as "The Shoe Man."
The Exhibitionist
10. The Exhibitionist
March 15, 2021
Forty-six-year-old Richard Walker has battled his strange compulsion to masturbate in public places his entire life. What drives him to such extreme behavior?
The Video Voyeur
9. The Video Voyeur
March 15, 2021
Laura Laibe, mother of five, is shocked when a SWAT team surrounds her home in October 2013. Turns out, her addiction to secretly videotaping women's feet in public restrooms to post on a fetish porn website, gets her arrested.
The Virtual Role-Player
8. The Virtual Role-Player
March 15, 2021
Kimberly Jernigan, mother of two, is addicted to a cyber reality game where she transforms into a sexy exotic dancer named Sugar. The line between real life and her virtual life is blurred when she attempts to kidnap her cyber boyfriend.
The Subway Sex Addict
7. The Subway Sex Addict
March 15, 2021
Billy Roberts has a strange addiction that may lead to him spending the rest of his life in prison. He's addicted to grinding up against women in NYC subways. What's even stranger is that he has an identical twin who's addicted to the same thing!
Master Rick
6. Master Rick
March 15, 2021
Rick Sciara runs his own BDSM sex dungeon in his home basement, where he trains gay sex slaves. He loves to be in control, giving him the nickname "Master Rick." But the law catches up with him when he begins performing castrations on submissive men.
The Adult Baby Diaper Lover
5. The Adult Baby Diaper Lover
March 15, 2021
Alex Davis is an ADBL -- Adult Baby Diaper Lover. He's aroused by the experience of wearing diapers -- all kinds of diapers -- mostly soiled baby diapers. His addiction leads to his arrest when he's caught stealing dirty baby diapers from trash cans.
Eye of the Beholder
4. Eye of the Beholder
December 22, 2014
An anorexic-bulimic shoplifter, a man with a foot fetish, and a compulsive masturbator.
Below the Belt
3. Below the Belt
December 15, 2014
A gamer manages to lose her grip on reality after meeting the man of her dreams in Second Life.
Peeping Mom
2. Peeping Mom
December 8, 2014
A stay-at-home mom who's been making fetish videos for porn sites.
Taste of the Bizarre
1. Taste of the Bizarre
December 1, 2014
Billy and Phil Roberts are in and out of jail for grinding against women in NYC subways. Debra Farinella is obsessed with angels and steals them from a local cemetery. Robert Wells is afraid of aging, but believes drinking urine is his fountain of youth.
Where to Watch My Strange Criminal Addiction
My Strange Criminal Addiction is available for streaming on the Investigation Discovery website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch My Strange Criminal Addiction on demand at Discovery+, Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu, Investigation Discovery, Sling, Google Play, Apple TV and Tubi TV.
  • Premiere Date
    December 1, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    8.0  (9)