There's no doubt that James Bond is one of cinema's most enduring heroes. Without him, the fictional world would have been destroyed several times over. However, it isn't often that we think about the illegality and collateral damage left in the wake of Bond's methods and "license to kill."
Though the super spy franchise has been on the silver screen for more than half a century, it's clear that James Bond is still going strong. The character's latest installment, Skyfall, has earned more than $1 billion in worldwide box office. To celebrate Bond and his 50 years in movies, Reelz is airing sixteen Bond classics throughout February. Before the 007 extravaganza begins, we thought we'd take the time to go over the list of crimes committed by Bond over the course of his long career. Sure, everything Bond does is "for Queen and country," but, apparently, that means turning a blind eye to a lot of sins. The following is an excerpt of Interpol's report on Britain's most dangerous spy.
INTERPOL SUSPECT REPORT
Name: Bond, James Bond
Height: 5' 10” (current)
Weight: 170 lbs (current)
Age: 44 yrs (current)
9-06.0245 Destruction of Public and Private Property:
On November 14, 2006, Bond is suspected in the destruction of a condemned building in Venice which, at the time, was being renovated. Several bullet holes were found in the building's inflatable supports, and several casings from a Walther PP9, the defendant's weapon of choice (at the time), were found on the scene.
On November 17, 1995, Bond drove a tank through the streets of St. Petersburg, destroying numerous buildings, roads and several Russian military and police vehicles, not to mention a Perrier delivery truck and a local monument. (See also, Reckless Endangerment, page 4)
On June 26, 1979, Bond has been implicated in the destruction of Drax Industries' private space station. The United States Marine Corps. has suppressed Drax's lawsuit over the matter.
On December 29, 1965, Bond crashed the Disco Volante yacht into the coastline of a small island in the Bahamas. The island was a planned site for an island resort and the crash halted all construction plans indefinitely.
04-60-455J: Violation of Endangered Species Act:
On June 27, 1973, Bond set fire to a heroin processing plant located in a New Orleans bayou after baiting a rare, endangered species of crocodile to enter the establishment. Bond also stole a speedboat and is still wanted by the Louisiana Police Department. (See Speedboat Theft, page 8)
On December 17, 1971, Bond destroyed an oil rig off the coast of Baja California, destroying an entire ocean ecosystem. Once the fire was contained, the clean up of the oil spill that followed is still ongoing.
08-14.789Q: Theft of Incriminating Evidence:
In November of 2002, Bond and NSA agent Giacinta 'Jinx' Johnson joined forces to stop British billionaire and criminal mastermind Gustav Graves. However, Bond has yet to turn over the conflict diamonds he and Jinx found in Graves' helicopter.
11-09.006A: Aiding and Abetting:
On November 9, 1999, Bond is suspected in aiding and abetting known American terrorist Christmas Jones, who inexplicably convinced Bond and the American Nuclear Society that she was a nuclear physicist. Basic analysis of her speech patterns and manner clearly suggest otherwise. Due to Jones' help in bringing down Soviet terrorist Renard, she has not been brought to justice.
In June of 1983, Bond has been seen cavorting with known jewel smuggler Octopussy, the leader of the Octopus cult. Though she assisted Bond in thwarting exiled Afghan Prince Kamal Khan, Bond has yet to bring Octopussy to justice or at least offer the authorities a last name with which to track her.
12-07-33J - Illegal Gambling:
Bond is wanted in several countries on illegal gambling charges, with several casinos claiming his "luck" was tantamount to cheating.
On May 24, 1985, Bond illegally trespassed on the Golden Gate Bridge, where he engaged in an axe fight with government contractor Max Zorin, who fell from the bridge to his death. Bond is also suspected in the following explosion of the Zorin Industries airship (see murder charges below).
13-09-1881 - Murder:
Bond is wanted for the deaths of hundreds of individuals, partial proof of which can be seen in the video below.