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.…Continue Reading
Denver, CO - The brothers-sister trio at the center of a nationwide manhunt in August 2011 has been sentenced for their crimes in Colorado. Each had the opportunity to ask for mercy.
Last year, Dylan Stanley-Dougherty, 27, Ryan Dougherty, 22, and Lee Grace, 29, embarked on what authorities have described as a 10-day nationwide crime-spree. They are accused of shooting at a police officer during a car chase in Florida and a bank robbery in Georgia.
The current sentencing concerned their actions after reaching Colorado including 11 rounds being fired from an AK47 out the car window toward pursuing officers. They were reported as traveling over 120 mph before crashing after running over stop sticks.
Defense attorneys for the siblings told the judge they were driven by desperation to help the youngest, Ryan, evade probation and that thier action were the result of a bond created after a childhood filled with tragic loss and abuse.
Dylan – who plead guilty to one charge of first-degree assault – was the first to be sentenced Monday.…Continue Reading
Salt Lake City, UT - A robbery attempt went south after a store clerk with a crowbar tested the resolve of a perpetrator who claimed to have a gun. The wannabe robber was apprehended a short time later after a police chase by car and foot.
According to police, Michael Gagon walked into a Fresh Market gas station convenience store and demanded money after saying he had a gun in his belt. Police said, in response, the female clerk produced a crowbar and told Gagon, “You’d better be a good shot.”
With his planned robbery now presumably streaming down his leg in both liquid and… well… semi-liquid form, the suspect fled the scene in a vehicle he had reportedly carjacked from a Papa John’s delivery guy. With no other pressing business to attend to, the clerk made a note of Gagon’s vehicle and called police.
News reports said Gagon ended up on a dead end street with police in pursuit. Police said that he abandoned the vehicle and went into a residential area on foot.…Continue Reading
PASADENA, TX - Police are looking for a 6 or 7-year-old boy boy who reportedly used a knife to try and rob an 11-year-old boy in Harrison Park.
The older boy was in the park buying ice cream at an ice cream truck when the younger boy allegedly approached him while armed with a knife.
“The kid came up to him and said, ‘Buy me an ice cream or I’ll kill you right now. I’ll stab you right now.’ He actually opened up the knife and pointed it at his stomach,” said the victim’s older brother.
The victim decided to drop his ice cream and run home instead. The ice cream truck driver followed him home to make sure he got there safely while the pint-sized robber escaped on a bicycle.…Continue Reading
Chicago, IL - Police were able to track down a man who robbed a Radio Shack store using the global positioning equipment that was stolen in the robbery.
According to police, Raymond Jefferson, 20, entered a south Chicago Radio Shack Friday night, threatened the people inside with a handgun, bound them with plastic ties, took their cell phones, and then fled with $17,000 in electronic merchandise from the store.
Unfortunately for Jefferson, among the stolen items was one or more with global positioning that reportedly led officers to him. Police arrested Jefferson approximately two hours after the robbery.
It is clear that the quick apprehension using the GPS technology saved both time and effort. Not so long ago, Jefferson would have been forced to take a photograph of himself alongside the merchandise using a stolen camera, upload it to the internet using a stolen laptop, and then contact police using a stolen phone to direct them to the evidence of his crime.
Technology rewards us in so many ways.
Jefferson has been charged with armed robbery and aggravated kidnapping.…Continue Reading
Midway, FL - Police have arrested two teenagers on attempted murder charges, accusing them of beating a 50-year-old man over the head with a hammer and stealing his vehicle. The victim is currently on life support.
On March 26, police were called by a witness who said they heard someone screaming for help and watched as two men pulled a man from a vehicle and drag him into the woods. Police would find the victim lying in the woods.
According to the arrest affidavit, the victim was sitting in his SUV when 18-year-old Julius Bender and 19-year-old Yahaziel Israel approached him and began beating him with a hammer. He was pulled out of his vehicle and dragged into a nearby wooded area where he was beaten over the head with the hammer.
His attackers fled the scene in the man’s car before police arrived and abandoned the vehicle at a short distance away. Investigators would received a tip from Crimeline that named Bender and Israel as the two they were looking for.
The witness to the beating was able to pick the teens out of a photo line-up and stated Bender was the one wielding the hammer. Israel’s fingerprints were found inside and outside of the victim’s vehicle.…Continue Reading
Winter Haven, FL - Sheriff’s deputies in Florida are searching for the assailant in an execution-style slaying of a Florida laundramat change machine.
The man was recorded on video entering the Busy Bubbles laundramat, drawing a semi-automatic pistol, and firing a single round into the machine. He then pauses and reaches out to his victim – presumably to check for a pulse. Clearly not satisfied, the stone-cold killer then fires multiple rounds into the victim while it sits motionless. The assailant then flees.
The suspect is described as a black male, approximately 5’11″ tall, 185 lbs., wearing a gray hoodie and dark baggy pants. As the perpetrator did not recover any money from the victim, it is suspected that he will be charged with attempted robbery when captured.
If anyone has information about this incident or can identify this suspect, they are urged to contact Polk County Detective Jason Paquin at (863) 287-9037.
Only together can we stop organized crime…
Early Thursday morning, a man walked into the Romantix Pleasure Palace (which, coincidentally, is what I have painted on the side of my windowless van) and made small talk with the female clerk working the counter.
The man then pulled out a large a hunting knife and tried to enter the employee area behind the counter while the clerk jumped the counter and ran out of the store to a nearby convenience store. The suspect chased after the clerk for a short distance before turning back and stealing some items from the store.
By time police arrived, the man had already left the scene with his prize, a $250 dollar sex doll. Initial news reports said the doll was worth $1800, but they were incorrect.
Police are looking for a 5-foot-8 to 5-foot-10, 165-pound man who was wearing a black coat and a scarf over his face, toting a backpack and an erection.…Continue Reading
Hendersonville, SC – Surveillance video released by police shows Mostafa Hendi, 25, as he walks into a We Buy Gold store and attempts to rob the place. It is a good thing that it was captured on video… because that would be the last thing that Hendi would remember. The super-slow-motion replay should prove to be a nice touch for his later viewing, though.
“When he came through the door he told me had a gun and he even flashed it,” store employee Derek Mothershead recounted. “He came through the door, said ‘Gimme the money. Gimme the money.’ I threw my hands up, said ‘take the money if you want it.’”
Mothershead said Hendi walked behind the counter and attempted to do just that.
“I got the money and he had the bag out and instead of putting it in the bag I stuck it out and said, ‘Just take it.’ So, when he reached out, I took a step in, I cocked back and preloaded and I hit him hard.”
With Hendi out cold on the floor, Mothershead was able to grab his weapon – a pellet gun.…Continue Reading
BATON ROUGE, LA – A teenager robbed an 89-year-old man on Sunday, and was rewarded with the elderly man’s wallet, a bullet to the leg and a trip to jail.
According to police, the victim was washing his car Sunday evening when he was approached by 18-year-old Riki Ingram. The teen demanded money and grabbed for the older man’s wallet.
The man wasn’t gonna let his wallet go that easily and began fighting with Ingram. In response, Ingram pulled out a handgun and fired it into the air. When he put the gun back in his pocket, he accidentally fired it again and shot himself in the leg.
That’s when police say 17-year-old Terrione Booker pulled up in a vehicle and picked up the wounded teen. Police would pull them over later and charge them both with attempted first-degree murder and armed robbery.
Police in Missouri have arrested a teenager after they say he tried to rob a man of his recently purchased copy of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3.
Police say a 27-year-old man had just returned home from picking up his reserved copy of Call of Duty when an SUV pulled up behind him in the parking lot and a man got out with a gun.
The victim told police that the armed man demanded he hand over his new video game, warning him that he had “racked a round.” The victim decided the man could have his copy of Call of Duty when he pried it from his cold, dead, Dorito smelling fingers and refused to hand it over.
A struggle for the gun ensued in which one shot was fired. Luckily no one was hurt and the robber left the scene while the victim called police with a description of his attacker and the vehicle he drove off in.…Continue Reading
According to the Glynn County Police Department, late Saturday a 39-year-old man drove a 16-year-old girl to an apartment complex to get her hair done. Jalescia Hawkins, 19, was the stylist. The man’s identity was not released.
When the man returned to give the 16-year-old girl a ride back home, the girl reportedly asked for $20 to pay for the hair appointment. The man refused. According to police, in response, Hawkins’ boyfriend, Marquise Timms (pictured), 19, pulled the man’s 7-year-old son out of the rear seat of the car and held a gun to the boy’s head while again asking for the $20.
Meh. We’ve all had a hair appointment like that.
The victim gave Timms the $20 which prompted Timms to then throw the child to the pavement, causing minor injuries.
A mother who lived in the apartment complex ran outside to see what was going on. While outside, Timms, Hawkins and the 16-year-old ran into her apartment.…Continue Reading
Wheat Ridge, CO — If you or someone you know tried to rob a cellular phone store in Colorado with a folding-stock carbine assault rifle, the Wheat Ridge Colorado Police Department would like to speak with you about a broken glass door. Well… that and a few other details.
It seems that on Thursday, a man entered a local Advantage Wireless store carrying a backpack. When all but one customer had left the store, he locked the front door and produced what is believed to be a Kel-Tec Sub 9 or Sub 2000 carbine assault rifle. He then pushed the female customer and clerk to the back room where, as everyone knows, cell phone outlets keep millions of dollars in gold bullion in their safe. The man demanded the safe be opened.
Instead, the women – thinking the gun was fake – tackled the man. He pushed the customer away and struck the employee in the head with the stock of the assault rifle. Apparently deciding that enough was enough, he headed for the door to leave… but it was locked.…Continue Reading
Mars Hill, NC — Wesley Shelton, 26, was taken into custody earlier this week after police say he rammed a stolen car through the front door of a convenience store and made off with a bunch of bath salts.
Armed with what police believe was a 12-gauge shotgun, Wesley stole a car from a residence near the M&J Food Store Wednesday afternoon, made a beeline for the store and rammed his way in. Once inside, he apparently grabbed an undisclosed amount of instant crazy and fled the store, driving the stolen vehicle back to the home from which it was stolen. Police say Wesley then broke into the home and locked himself in a closet.
The North Carolina State Patrol blocked access to residence where the crazy man was holed up and a negotiation team arrived on scene shortly thereafter.
I’m guessing Wesley wasn’t in a negotiating mood…he had to be removed from the home with the help of a tactical team and some well placed rubber bullets. And though he was able to fire off a round from his gun during the arrest, no one was injured.…Continue Reading
HIGHLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. – Police have a 12-year-old girl in juvenile detention after they say she tried to rob a store with a gun she stole from a neighbor.
The girl walked into the Country Lake Market Friday night wearing a bandanna over her face demanded money from employees while brandishing a loaded, 9mm handgun. Even with the disguise, a female employee recognized the girl and was able to wrestle the gun away from her and hold her there until police arrived.
The girl will be charged with attempted armed robbery, a serious felony, and felony firearm. She may also face charges for stealing the weapon from a neighbor whose kids she babysat. She will not be charged as an adult and is currently being held at the Oakland County Children’s Village.
On Tuesday, 45-year-old Joseph Anthony Borras entered the jewelry store of 66-year-year-old Eddie Snow and began smashing display cases with a crowbar. After retrieving three Fendi watches, he started to leave the store. But Snow had other plans for Borras and they didn’t include him making off with the stolen merchandise.
While a female employee tripped a silent alarm, Snow pulled out a gun. He opted not to shoot Borras with it, but rather used it to beat the living daylights out him. “He could have hurt my employee or he could have hurt me, so there really wasn’t a choice. We beat the crap out of him,” Snow told NBC Miami.
They also held Borras there until cops arrived. Borras was taken to the hospital for his injuries (click on the mugshot above to get a bigger picture of the damage he was dealt) and charged with armed robbery.…Continue Reading
As the surveillance footage shows, a man enters the Lil Cricket on March 4 and attempts to put on a mask while holding a 9mm handgun. After several attempts, he finally succeeds in getting the mask on without blowing his brains out.
The robber then demanded the clerk to hand over the money in the cash register, but she informed him that she wasn’t able to open it. Undeterred, the robber came around the counter, was also unable to open it.
He left without taking anything.
ALGONA, Iowa — You all may not remember Michael Swanson. We reported on the 17-year-old last November after he went on a crime spree that left two female convenience store clerks dead. He’s back in the news today because like his last court appearance, Swanson finds all of this quite humorous.
Swanson was again seen laughing and smirking as he walked into the Kossuth County Courthouse yesterday. The teen was in court as the prosecution and the defense argued on whether or not Swanson should be tried one time for both murders, or tried separately for each.
Swanson’s attorney plans to use an insanity defense in both cases, which may also explain the idiot’s antics in court.
“It is absolutely better for us to try this once instead of twice. It is an all or nothing defense and to do that once is better than having to do it twice,” said Charles Kenville.
But prosecutor Todd Holmes told Kenville and Swanson to go suck on a big bag of dicks.…Continue Reading
Statesville, NC -- An 83-year-old man has been arrested and charged with armed robbery after police say he robbed the Walmart store he worked at.
Police say that shortly before 7 p.m on Sunday, George Plane Jr., 83, was working his job as a Walmart greeter when he exited the store and went to his car. Their he retrieved a handgun and donned a mask before re-entering the store through the garden department (the only way to enter or exit a Walmart if you ask me.)
Once back inside, he put the gun up to a fellow employee’s head and demanded cash from the register. Before leaving with the cash, he allegedly fired a shot into the air. Witnesses followed Plane after he left in his vehicle and directed police to his location. After a brief standoff, Plane surrendered without incident.
Plane, who looks pretty damn good for his age, was subsequently charged with robbery with a dangerous weapon and discharging a firearm inside the city limits.…Continue Reading
LILBURN, Ga. — My mom got me out of high school early for a couple occasions, usually for random drug tests or my scheduled sessions with a court appointed psychiatrists, but unlike 17-year-old Benny Brice’s mom she never got me out to do something cool like rob a bank. Bitch.
I kid, of course. Although it would’ve been better than pouring someone else’s piss in a cup. Police say Tawander Simmons, 35, got her son and two of his classmates out of Stephenson High School on Friday morning and then drove to a Wells Fargo Bank. Surveillance video captures Simmons and two of the teens entering the bank armed with at least one handgun, the fourth teen waiting in the car. “I saw what appeared to be a weapon being drawn and two suspects ducking, pulling hoodies up and masks on,” witness Ivy Cromer told Channel 2’s Manuel Bojorquez.
After leaving the bank the trio ran to their getaway car with an undisclosed amount of cash, but unfortunately for them, a Good Samaritan was on the case and not only called 911, but even followed the group’s getaway car until the police arrived.…Continue Reading