A legendary radio hoax, the attacks that inspired "Jaws" and a kidnapping that gripped the world: These are just a few of the most infamous moments in New Jersey's history.
Nor is infamy exclusive to one corner of the state -- each of New Jersey's 21 counties has had its share of ignominious moments. Here are our picks for the most infamous event to take place in each of those counties, along with a list of runners-up for each.
Of course, everyone's definition of infamy is a little different, but we mostly focused on those situations that involved illegality, bad judgment, and sheer tastelessness. A few legendary Jersey stories made the list, but you won't find any disasters -- natural or man-made -- here. (We're saving those for another post.)