From the department of "not all super villains are super smart" comes the story of two upstate New York men who have just been arrested for attempting to build and sell, wait for it…an X-ray weapon.
According to authorities, 54-year-old Eric J. Feight and 49-year-old Glendon Scott Crawford were apprehended after separately approaching both a Jewish group and a Klu Klux Klan member in hopes of raising funding for the remote-controlled weapon. Based on the report, the X-ray weapon was designed to surreptitiously beam lethal doses of radiation at targets, after which those targets would presumably fall ill with radiation sickness days after being hit with the X-ray beam.
And while the scheme may sound outlandish, it turns out that the two men do have some level of technical know-how. Crawford is reportedly an industrial mechanic for GE in Schenectady, and Feight was an outside contract engineer the same company.
Authorities claim that the device was still not complete at the time of their arrest, so it looks like their Dr. Evil-esque plans were foiled just in time. If convicted the two men face 15 years in Arkham Asylum in prison.