A guy who beat me up a couple of times in Junior High is now on trial for attempted murder. That fact got my mom out of jury duty for the case. My housemate isn't from a small, violent town like I am, so he was very surprised by this :-)
And in case I forgot to mention... I now know a class of people who've all heard of Huntsville, Texas -- blues singers. They tend to know songs about being in the state penitentiary there.