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Woodruff, SC – Lacey Denise Lamb, 28 years old and 21-weeks pregnant, was shot dead by a police officer while she was reportedly attempting to run him over with a car.

Officer William T. Knight pulled the vehicle over at about 1:40 PM yesterday on Jamie’s Creek Drive.  The reason for the traffic stop is unclear, but once the car was stopped, the driver, 33-year-old Matthew Drake Simmons, reportedly exited and began running.

Officer Knight gave chase, at which point Lamb, the only passenger, allegedly got behind the wheel and put the car into motion in an attempt to run the officer down, presumably in an effort to allow Simmons to escape.

Knight drew his weapon and fired, lethally wounding her.  Lamb was airlifted to Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, but neither she nor her unborn child survived.

Simmons was arrested and charged with driving under suspension, third or subsequent offense, according to online jail records.  He is currently awaiting a bond hearing.  It’s unclear at this point if he is the father of the deceased fetus.…

Forest Hills, NY – Gilberto Valle, a married 6-year veteran of the New York Police Department, was arrested in Queens yesterday on charges that he was conspiring to kidnap, rape, cook, and eat a number of female acquaintances.

Pretty much all the evidence against the 28-year-old Valle is in the form of e-mails and instant messages which discussed his plans to “kidnap, rape, torture, kill, cook and eat body parts of a number of women,” according to the complaint against the officer.   Though Valle, who works at the 26th Precinct in Manhattan, never actually followed through on any of his plans, the evidence was enough to officially charge him with federal kidnapping conspiracy.

It’s pretty clear that Valle put some serious thought into his plots though.  In one conversation with a co-conspirator, he mentioned that he would like cook someone “over a low heat, keep her alive as long as possible,” according to the complaint, which describes two specific plans.

The first plan allegedly involved a $5,000 kidnap-for-hire in which Valle believed that his customer was interested in raping the woman in question.…

Burglar Sues Homeowner For Shooting Him

October 25, 2012 at 10:20 am by  

Greenbrae, CA – Samuel Cutrufelli, 31, is suing 90-year-old Jay Leone for shooting him.  Never mind the fact that Cutrufelli had just allegedly broken into Leone’s house to rob it, and that he had tied Leone up before rummaging through the home for valuables.  This is America, yo.

Cutrufelli claims in a civil suit that Leone “negligently shot” him, causing him “great bodily injury, and other financial damage, including loss of Mr. Cutrufelli’s home, and also the dissolution of Mr. Cutrufelli’s marriage.”

Judging solely on the details of the civil suit, I’m guessing Cutrufelli doesn’t feel like his career as a thief, meth addict, convicted felon, and insufferable douchebag had anything to do with any of that.

Cutrufelli is currently embroiled in his criminal trial, facing two counts of attempted murder for an incident that occurred in January, leaving both men with gunshot wounds requiring lengthy hospital stays.  If convicted, Cutrufelli faces life in prison.  Read on and you may wind up feeling like that isn’t quite enough.

On January 4th, 11:00 AM, Cutrufelli reportedly kicked Leone’s door down and tied him up at gunpoint, then scoured the house for valuables to steal.…

Winnsboro, LA – Sharmeka Moffitt, the 20-year-old woman who claimed she had been set ablaze by three men in white hoodies, apparently fabricated the whole story, as new evidence suggests she actually set herself on fire.

On Sunday, October 21st, Moffitt called 911 to report what police believed, at the time, to be a racially motivated attack in which three men doused Moffitt with lighter fluid, set her on fire, and then scrawled “KKK”  and an ethnic slur on the side of her car in…ummmm…toothpaste?  At the time, she said she did not know whether the men were black or white.

Moffitt was able to extinguish the flames using a nearby spigot, but had already suffered serious burns on over half her body.  She was taken to LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport for treatment.  Several law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, began investigating the incident as a hate crime.

Now, several days after the incident, police have released the fact that Moffitt’s fingerprints were found on both the lighter fluid bottle in question and the lighter used to ignite it, proving, more or less, that she self-immolated. …

Rancho Cordova, CAAlina Bukhantsov, a mother of three in her twenties, was discovered dead with two of her children, 3 and 4, in the family’s home by her husband, Denis Bukhantsov.  A 6-month-old child who was also in the home at the time of the murders was unharmed.

The scene was described by police as “very violent” and gruesome.  Officers leaving the home were visibly shaken and offered counseling by chaplains called to the scene, a rarity in a line of work where bloody crime scenes are not uncommon.

Denis Bukhantsov arrived home at about 3:30 PM yesterday to find his wife and children slain inside a single room.  He rushed out of the house, not knowing if the murderers were still inside, and called the police from a neighbor’s phone.  When deputies arrived, they found Mr. Bukhantsov “completely distraught.”  Paramedics pronounced the three victims dead at the scene.  Though there are no details on the manner of the murders as of this writing, police are indicating that the bodies had suffered “extreme trauma.”


Jersey City, NJ – Jargget Washington, 29, was arrested Sunday night while reportedly being nude, belligerent, and sky-high on PCP.

He had reportedly attempted to pull a driver out of a car, but failed when the man fought back.  So much for that super-human strength PCP is supposed to give a dude.

Police were able to subdue Washington and transfer him to Jersey City Medical Center where he started acting up again, spitting at officers, chewing at his own wrists in an attempt to free himself, and devouring his medical ID bracelet.

He was eventually cleared for transfer to Hudson County Jail while still in his medical gown.  On the way, he dropped a deuce in the police cruiser, which is something cops really seem to relish.

And, as we all know, an evacuation of one’s bowels can really work up a voracious appetite.  Washington answered his body’s call for food by prompting him to eat his own finger right off his hand.  Yeah, he swallowed it too.  If you’ve had enough, you may now proceed to the comments section to submit your most inappropriate “dark meat” jokes.…

Minneapolis, MN – Rebecca Rachelle Hill, 37, was arrested with her daughter on October 12th while reportedly shoplifting from a Macy’s store in Mall of America.

She allegedly attempted to give officers false identification information, but was outed when her fingerprints were run against a police database.

Once authorities were able to make contact with Hill’s daughter’s father, he told them that the girl and her mother had been driving around in a vehicle stolen from a relative and smoking marijuana and heroin for the past few weeks.  The father knew this because he had previously taken his daughter, who had been going through withdrawal, to the hospital where she tested positive for both heroin and marijuana.  The girl had also been depressed and cutting herself on the wrists and thighs.

When faced with this wealth of information, Hill reportedly admitted to purchasing the drugs for her daughter as well as doing them with her, about three times per day, supposedly in an effort to keep the girl from suffering further withdrawal symptoms. …

Des Moines, IA – 30-year-old Joshua Pinney was arrested on June 26th at a Bank of America location while attempting to obtain another man’s debit card.  Unfortunately for him, the bank manager on duty was suspicious of the disguise, as well as the fact that he looked absolutely nothing like the picture on the identification card he was attempting to use.

The man on the card was a legitimate customer of the bank whose car had been stolen with the ID card inside and had had the foresight to flag his account to prevent retards like Pinney from attempting to use it.

Pinney’s story for the bank manager was that he was on a business trip and required a new debit card.  Also, he had been in an accident and needed to sit down with a glass of water to ease the pain of his injuries.  The police were already on their way.

When the authorities arrived, Pinney attempted to stick to his story until the officer holding the ID card in question asked him if he seriously thought he could pass for the man in its picture. …

Pregnant Bride-To-Be Killed Day Before Wedding

October 22, 2012 at 2:50 pm by  

Brooklyn, NY – Vindalee Smith, a 38-year-old mother of four, was found dead in her Brooklyn apartment on Saturday, lying in a pool of blood from slash and stab wounds to her neck.  She was to be married to her fiancé, Anthony Jackman, on Sunday at New Dimension Seventh Day Adventist Church in Brownsville.  Sources are indicating, however, that Jackman is still legally married to another woman in New Jersey.

The baby Smith was carrying was due in just two weeks, but did not survive the attack.  Smith’s other four children are older and did not live with her.

Police questioned Jackman, but they report that he is not currently a suspect.  Authorities believe, however, that Smith did know her attacker, as there was no sign of forced entry.

Another lead police are investigating is a luke-warm one.  Smith had previously had an argument with a former neighbor who threatened to kill her.  That incident occurred months ago, however, and the tension seemed to evaporate once she’d moved away.

In a “WTF” twist on the case, police report that they found a note at the crime scene. …

Centennial, CO – Ari Liggett, 24 and mentally ill, was arrested on October 17th after he crashed his vehicle attempting to flee police.  The dismembered body of his 56-year-old mother, Beverly Liggett, was found in the back of his car.

Ari Liggett informed police that he’d recently become aware of the fact that his mother had left him out of her will, and was displeased by the news.  He is being held without bail at Arapahoe County Jail on suspicion of first-degree murder.

Ronald Liggett, Ari’s father and Beverly’s ex-husband, told a reporter that his son has a long history of mental illness.  “We’re failing our society in terms of mental health treatment, prevention and resources.  This is a mental-health issue.  Like you’re seeing every day in the papers, it won’t be positively addressed until the society takes it as seriously as the war on drugs or terrorism.”

Two days before the apprehension of Ari Liggett, police entered Beverly’s home based upon suspicions of her boyfriend and ex-husband that something had happened to her. …

Splendora, TX – Robbie Middleton, a 20-year-old man who had been struggling most of his life with burns sustained in a 1998 attack, taped a video just prior to his death in April 2011.  In it, he accuses Don Collins, who was 13-years-old at the time of the incident, not only with setting him ablaze, but also raping him two weeks prior to the debilitating attack.

Middleton was celebrating his eighth birthday back in 1998, walking a forest path on his way to a friend’s house, when he encountered Collins, who allegedly tied him to a tree with fishing line, threw a cup of gasoline on his face, and lit him on fire.  Middleton was able to free himself, but only after the heat of the blaze had melted the lines securing him.  His burns, as you might imagine, were traumatic, leaving him permanently disfigured and without eyelids.

Though Collins was detained right after the attack, he was never formally charged due to a lack of evidence to make a conviction likely. …

Lufkin, TX – Angela Buchanan, 30, was arrested Monday on charges that she had impersonated a gynecologist to lure her long-time friend into a lesbian relationship.

In the interest of not having to constantly use the words “allegedly,” “supposedly,” and “reportedly,” I’m going to tell you right now that the text to follow is all information according to arrest affidavits.

Buchanan contacted the 51-year-old victim on Yahoo! Messenger, posing as “Doc,” a local physician who was advising Buchanan regarding a prior bout with breast cancer that had originally surfaced in 2008, back when she was living with a former partner with whom she’d had two children via in vitro fertilization.  Confused yet?  It gets better.  Pay attention here.

After Buchanan’s alter ego, “Doc,” had made online contact with the victim, Buchanan informed her that “Doc” was a person with whom she had a close, personal, mother/daughter-type relationship.  The victim accepted and believed this.

Back online, “Doc” informed the victim that Buchanan had recently been diagnosed with a pre-cancerous mass in her breast, but that its progression might be slowed, or even cured, if Buchanan were able to produce certain hormones that the body would naturally release during…you guessed it…sexual activity.…

Vancouver, Canada – A 32-year-old Internet bully who allegedly drove 15-year-old Amanda Todd to hang herself on October 10th has been outed by Anonymous, a world-famous computer hacking organization.

When Amanda Todd was just 12 years old, a man in an Internet chat room convinced her to flash her breasts on webcam.  A year later, she asserted that he contacted her again and insisted that she perform a little show for him.  She declined and the man responded by posting the year-old picture of her breasts to a Facebook page of his own creation, using the picture as its profile photo.  He then messaged her friends to announce its existence.

News of the new page spread quickly amongst her classmates, leading to relentless online bullying and ridicule, causing her to drink to excess, become depressed and suicidal, and cut her own arms.

Todd moved to a new city and a new school, but the bullying picked right up again when she began a romantic relationship with an older man who had a girlfriend. …

Corpus Christi, TX – Laura Lee Day, 47, was arrested on child endangerment charges after her stepson, 6-year-old Taylor Syring, drowned in shallow water near Bob Hall Pier on October 5th.  Investigation into Day’s past has revealed a criminal past rife with serious charges.

On October 5th, Laura Lee Day took Taylor Syring to the beach.  She reportedly allowed him to take his life jacket off to play.  However, some time later, he appeared on the surface of the water face-down and unresponsive.  According to a police affidavit, Day did not call 911, did not enlist the aid of anyone else on the beach, and did not administer CPR, though she is a licensed diver who is certified to perform it.

Instead, she chose to drive to Bay Area Hospital, which is 12 miles away, because she says she believed it would take too long for EMTs to arrive on the scene.  Doctors attempted to revive the boy for 30 minutes before pronouncing him dead.

There were no witnesses to the incident. …

Florida Man Accused Of Returning Used Enemas

October 12, 2012 at 8:22 am by  

Jacksonville, FL – Ronald Eugene Robinson, 34, has been arrested on federal charges of tampering with consumer products after he allegedly returned as many as twelve used, resealed saline enemas to a CVS store.  Several of the enemas were actually repurchased by unsuspecting, anally-retentive customers.

If convicted of the current charges, Robinson faces up to ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine.

Police contend that the repackaged enemas were returned for a refund between April 10th and June 15th and that fluid inside the packages tested positive for fecal matter.

The CVS store assures the public that they alerted authorities to the incidents as soon as they discovered them and have been cooperating with the investigation.  They also say they have notified everyone who might have purchased product tainted with Robinson’s back-washed bum-juice.

“We fully cooperated with the authorities in their investigation of this matter and worked closely with the authorities to identify and contact any customer who purchased any of the potentially impacted enema products,” a CVS spokesperson wrote in an email statement.…

Detroit Homeowner Forced To Live With Squatter

October 11, 2012 at 1:18 pm by  

Detroit, MI – Heidi Peterson and her year-old daughter returned to their home in the Boston-Edison District of Detroit after a year-long absence to find that a squatter who goes by the name of Missionary-Tracey Elaine Blair had been living there for a few months.

Blair, who, based on her name, must prefer the more conventional methods of sexual intercourse, disputes that she is a squatter because she believes she has a lease.  Of course, she also considers herself a write-in candidate for president, so there’s that.

The lease matter aside, Blair contends that the house had been abandoned and that is presumably why she felt she had the right to change the locks, replace the appliances, rework the plumbing, put a construction lien on the home, and hang pictures throughout the house.  A construction lien, for those who don’t know, is intended to guarantee contractors that they will be paid for work completed on a given house.

“She thinks that this is a program in Detroit to take people’s homes and fix them up and then she gets to keep them,” Peterson said.…

Milwaukee, WI – An investigation into illegal rectal and strip searches on Milwaukee streets and police stations has resulted in felony charges against four police officers: Michael Vagnini (pictured), Jeffery Dollhopf, Jacob Knight, and Brian Kozelek.

The most egregious complaints involve one incident where a gun was allegedly put to a suspect’s head while two officers held his arms and another placed him in a choke hold, jamming a few fingers in the man’s anus in what was assumed to be a search for evidence.  A second similar incident caused a man to bleed from his hind quarters for days after an illegal search.

The main suspect, Vagnini, is the only one who is facing sexual assault charges, and has racked up four counts, each carrying a possible sentence of 25 years in prison.  He’s also had 25 other, less serious charges leveled against him.  He is accused of conducting multiple illegal searches where he inspected men’s scrotal areas and anuses, sometimes inserting his fingers without the benefit of gloves.  One suspect also claims that Vagnini planted drugs on him.…

Los Angeles, CA – Yongda Huang Harris, 28, was detained and arrested at LAX airport on Friday after customs officials found a cache of weapons and gear in his checked baggage and on his body that might come in handy in say, I dunno, a horrific attack?

Harris is a naturalized U.S. citizen of Chinese descent.  He makes his permanent home in Boston, though he has been living in Japan.  Last week, he was traveling from Kansai, Japan to Los Angeles via Inchon, Korea.  It is believed that his final destination was Boston, but considering what he was carrying, who knows?

Harris was singled out by a customs agent for a secondary inspection based upon the fact that he was wearing a bulletproof vest.  When asked if he had anything to declare, Harris mentioned that he had a knife.  Full inspection of the bag revealed a smoke grenade capable of filling a 40,000 cubic foot space with smoke, four leather-coated blackjack billy-clubs, a collapsible baton, a full-face respirator, several knifes, a hatchet, body bags, a tyvex biohazard suit, various masks, duct tape, hand cuffs, leg irons, flex cuffs, oven mitts and cooking tongs.…

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