Calling Card (crime)

Calling Card (crime)

A calling card is a particular object sometimes left behind by a criminal at a scene of a crime, often as a way of taunting police or obliquely claiming responsibility. The name is derived from the cards that people used to show they had been to visit someone's house when the resident was absent. A calling card can also be used as a way of telling someone you're alive after you've run away or disappeared without revealing yourself or having direct contact with that person. It is often left at a bed side table while the person is asleep.

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Calling Card (crime) - Examples in Fiction
... series The Spiders a spider was the callingcard for the criminal organization known as 'The Spiders' ... Hassassin uses brands representing the four classical elements as callingcards in a series of ritualistic murders related to each element (e.g ... to death.) In DC Comics, Batman's enemies often leave callingcards ...

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