Miami-Dade police are looking for a man that was involved in a roadside fight that left another man with a broken neck. The incident happened on January 28th when 44-year-old Robert Lerner was driving with his daughter and passed a tomato grove on Southwest 288th Street between 172nd and 177th avenues. His daughter asked him if they could pull over so that she could get a tomato, which Lerner did. After his daughter had picked the tomato, a man pulled in front of their vehicle got out and began calling the them thieves. The argument turned physical and Lerner ended up on the ground with a broken neck and later, two Titanium plates in the front and back of his neck. Police would like to talk to the man who left the scene. He was in a blue or green Jeep Wrangler with a flat finish. He was between 40 and 60 years old, 5 feet 9 inches tall and 175 pounds with light-colored salt-and-pepper hair.…Continue Reading
DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla. - God knows I have had some crazy neighbors in my lifetime. Jaded takes the cake on the crazy neighbor department. Thankfully none of them have tried setting me on fire…to my knowledge. But poor Jason Ward, 26, isn’t so lucky. He happens to live in the same condominiums as 46-year-old Marie John who has issues with the Internet and people who use it. On Sunday, John physically tried to take away Ward’s laptop while telling him that people were being killed over the Internet. Ward called police but did not press charges. Less than an hour later police were back at the Pirate’s Cove condos after Ward called reporting that John had just tried to set his ass on fire with a Molotov Cocktail. He claimed that John tried to light a rag that was stuffed into a beer bottle full of gasoline, but he was able to knock the bottle out of her hand and run into his condo. When police went to John’s residence, they found two more Molotov Cocktails.…Continue Reading
Mesa, Arizona – A mother got fed up with her son being bullied by a boy at the Academy with Community Partners and did something kinda understandable but undoubtedly stupid. The school had failed to do anything about the repeated reports of bullying so on Thursday, Tracy Branham took matters into her own hands. She arrived at the school to pick up some papers for her son when she saw the bully and his two brothers standing out front. Frustrated from a meeting with school officials the previous day about the bullying in which she described a staff that “didn’t seem to care” Branham began cursing at the boy and demanding he apologize to her son. The boy allegedly cussed her out and the trio headed into the administrative office. Branham followed. Once inside the office, she continued her rant against the three boys as well as the staff. Charlotte Hooper, the three boys mother, arrived at the school a short time later and Branham started cursing at her as well.…Continue Reading
Alabama – Two stories involving teachers shooting their superiors in one week? On Friday, three people were shot and killed and three others were wounded by a gunman on the campus of the University of Alabama-Huntsville. The suspect, who is in custody, is neuroscientist 42-year-old Dr. Amy Bishop. Bishop joined UAH in 2003 and with her husband, Jim Anderson, created a portable cell-incubator called “InQ”. Bishop was currently involved in a cybernetics project called The Neuristor. Reports are that the shooting took place around 4 p.m. during a meeting regarding the biology department. The theory is that during this meeting Bishop was attending, Bishop learned she would be denied tenure – and after learning that fact, took out her gun and began shooting. Bishop was taken into custody and her husband, UAH geneticist and researcher, has been detained. As she was being taken to jail, Bishop told reporters “It didn’t happen. There’s no way …. they are still alive.” The mother of four has been charged with three counts of capital murder in the first degree and three counts of assault in the first degree. …Continue Reading
A man found the garbage can under his vehicle in a school parking lot. I was gonna write it up but decided to wait for more details. Holy shit, I was not expecting the details that are now being reported.
Police say the body belonged to 30-year-old Jennifer Daugherty who had been missing since Monday. She had been tortured for 36 hours before she was stuffed in a garbage can and wedged underneath a vehicle.
Daugherty had been stabbed repeatedly, beaten with a towel rack, vacuum cleaner hose and a crutch. She had her face painted with nail polish, fed vegetable oil, spices, detergent, urine, feces and medications, had her head shaved, was bound with Christmas decorations and had been forced to write a suicide note.
Six people have been arrested in connection to her death.
Charged with homicide, conspiracy and aggravated assault are Amber C. Meidinger, 20, Melvin Knight, 20, Ricky V.…Continue Reading
Florida – “Yes, I need, I need a police officer here…I’ve got two women that just physically assaulted my boyfriend. They’re coming. … I’m calling the cops right now. Oh my God. Oh my God. Oh my God.” That’s a snippet from the 911 call released (listen to it here) of a woman reporting that her boyfriend, Richard Cerezo, was being attacked by his ex-girlfriend, former Orange County Deputy Belinda Mills, 34, AND his 41-year-old ex-wife, Karen Cerezo. Police state the two women showed up at Cerezo’s apartment drunk, and began attacking him. “She just grabbed him. She grabbed his private areas!” the caller informs 911. “Oh she just punched him in the face like three times!” Both women have been charged with burglary and battery.…Continue Reading
Florida Keys - Y Le, 27, hosted a Superbowl party at his place over the weekend. At around 2:00 in the a.m., Le decided the party was over and started ushering people out of his home. Vin Pham, 42, was in the middle of a card game and didn’t heed Le’s demand to kick rocks. After a heated verbal argument, Le did what any gracious host would do – he whacked Pham in the face with a beer bottle, cutting him. Pham retaliated with a wicked punch to Le’s face, dislocating his jaw. At some point in the tussle, Pham got Le in a choke-hold. Big mistake. Huge. Le reached around and grabbed Pham’s nuts and somehow punctured the sack with his fingers. It has been reported that Pham’s nut sack was damn near ripped off. Wow. I don’t even possess such equipment and I can feel his pain. In the end, Le refused medical treatment for his dislocated jaw and Pham required about 52 stitches to close the wound to his jewels.…Continue Reading
Tacoma, WA – Joshua Tabor, a Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier, is accused of holding his young daughter’s head under running water because she wouldn’t recite her ABC’s. It is alleged that Joshua and his girlfriend “held the child down on the counter and submerged her head into the water three or four times until the water came around her forehead and jawline.” Joshua said that she was face-up when her head was in the water. Joshua told investigators that his daughter was afraid of water and was “squirming around and trying to get away.” And, because of her fear of water, Joshua figured that was as fitting a punishment as any. When the child was examined, an officer observed the child “had severe bruising on her entire back,” scratch marks and bruises on her neck, throat, chin, arms, legs and butt. When asked how she got those injuries, she replied, “Daddy did it.” According to Joshua’s girlfriend, beatings are a regular occurrence and further stated that the child often locked herself in a closet because she was scared of her daddy.…Continue Reading
Parsippany, New Jersey – After a Belvidere High School wrestling match, 40-year-old Robert Spezza came off of the bleachers and attacked volunteer coach Dan Shamsudin, 28. Shamsudin fell backwards and hit his head on the basketball court hardwood. “I was dazed for a second,” Shamsudin said Monday night. “I didn’t know where I was for a second. But he wasn’t the only one injured. 11-year-old Chris Gentile re-injured his wrist he had fractured earlier during his match when Spezza knocked him over to get to Shamsudin. “It was not sportsman like at all,” Gentile said. “It was hurtful, it was not man-like.” Heh. Man-like. The reason for the attack? Reports are that Spezza was not happy with the fact that his 11-year-old had lost the match. Spezza’s lawyer says he was simply reacting to a crude remark Shamsudin made about his son. Either way, Spezza acted like an asshole and has been charged with aggravated assault, simple assault and disorderly conduct.…Continue Reading
Marco Island, FL – The bloodied guy you see to the left is 30-year-old Travis Ballenger. Travis got beat the hell down Saturday morning because his dumb ass apparently can’t take no for an answer. According to police reports, a woman told deputies that Travis tried to rape her. She said that after arriving at the residence early Saturday morning, Travis asked her if she wanted to “hook-up.” Well, she didn’t, and when she refused, Travis allegedly pushed her onto a couch, sat on her, and attempted to unbuckle her pants. She screamed and managed to push him off. At that point, another male in the house, 30-year-old Bernard Cushman, entered the room and told Travis to leave. Travis refused and the beat down commenced. Then another male in the house, 28-year-old John Purkey, joined in the brawl. Travis managed to escape the fists of fury, but not before John chased him out of the house with a knife. All three men were arrested. Travis is looking at charges of battery and sexual battery.…Continue Reading
On Friday morning, two inmates at the Monroe County Jail got into a physical altercation at the jail’s gym. What started the fight is not clear, but whose ass got beat was. Elijah H. Armstrong, 19, was sent to the hospital after David B. Hanna, 33, took off his prosthetic arm and used it to break the bones in Armstrong’s face. Then, while he was on the ground, Hanna stomped on Armstrong’s head a few times for good measure. Armstrong, in jail since December for grand larceny, was taken to Strong Memorial Hospital and according to court documents, suffered several broken bones in his face, including his nose, orbital bones and several teeth. Hanna, who is in jail for drugs and parole violation, was charged first-degree assault. He pleaded not guilty. His arm was confiscated. Is it ironic that a man named Armstrong gets beaten by a man missing an arm? Or am I pulling an Alanis Morissette?…Continue Reading
Colorado Springs, CO - Police were called to a Colorado Springs McDonald’s Wednesday evening after getting a report that an intoxicated man with two children had passed out in the play area of the restaurant. When officers arrived and made contact with the drunk dude, 28-year-old Joshua Alger, two things were determined – he was, indeed, intoxicated and he had a warrant out for failing to appear in court on an obstruction of justice charge. At that point, deputies called the children’s mother and requested that she come and retrieve the kiddos because daddy was going to jail. And then it got stupid. Joshua started to get a little pissy and allegedly began threatening the arresting officers. He tried to get his kids in on the action as well, telling them to “bite the officers’ faces off.“ I have to assume that wasn’t exactly the way he phrased it. Joshua continued with his fit and a wrestling match with the cops ensued. After being taken to the ground, and after allegedly kicking an officer in the face, a taser was employed – zapping the fight right outta him.…Continue Reading
SANDUSKY, Ohio – Police say that 61-year-old Ralph Barr got really upset over the fact that his crab cakes rung up wrong at a Kroger grocery store. The grocery store manager admitted that the crab cakes were incorrectly priced and tried to resolve the error by offering the first pound at a discount, but the rest at the regular price. That’s when Barr allegedly punched the store manager five or six times, head-butted him and then spit in his face. The store manager retaliated by hitting Barr in the face with a price gun. Barr was arrested and charged with assault and criminal damaging. He has been released from jail, but has been banned from the Kroger store. The first person who makes a way-too-easy joke about Barr being crabby gets a throat punch.…Continue Reading
St. Petersburg, FL – Nicholas Marks, 20, is an unemployed and ungrateful little bastid who has been moochin’ off his cancer-stricken 83-year-old grandma for far too long. Despite her illness, the woman works five days a week to support her snot-nosed bratty grandson and is repaid not with kindness, but with threats and abuse. Last Sunday, Marks called police to report that he was beaten by his father’s girlfriend and pushed by his grandmother. While investigating his claims, police discovered that Marks is the abusive one and has been mentally and physically abusing his grandmother for nearly a year. The alleged abuse includes repeated insults directed at his grandmother and the screaming of vulgarities; repeated pokes to grandma’s arm; repeatedly fucking with the remote and changing channels while grandma was watching TV. On one occasion, grandma accidentally stepped on the brat’s foot and ended up knocking her head on a wall after he pushed her. On Sunday, after another argument over the TV, grandma retreated to another room, only to be followed by a yelling and screaming Marks.…Continue Reading
St. Petersburg, FL - What is it about Wal-Mart that makes some men totally lose all sense of morals and rationality? We have many stories here at the Dreamin’ Demon about men who stalk the aisles and bathrooms of Wal-Mart with the sole intent of ruining someone’s day to appease their own sick and twisted desires. Is it the lighting? The crowd? The odor? Really, I’d love to know. Let’s add Hugh Thompson to the ever-growing list of Wal-Mart miscreants. Hugh, a registered sex offender, was arrested after he was caught annoying and harassing women at a Wal-Mart Supercenter. According to authorities and video surveillance, Hugh appeared to be “wandering” aimlessly through the store for about 30 minutes, but he wasn’t doing any shopping. What he was doing was trying to garner the attention of female shoppers by “continuously zipping and unzipping his pants” after approaching or walking past them. According to police, it seemed as though he was waiting for the women to turn around and catch him with his pants unzipped.…Continue Reading
Kansas City – I cannot believe we missed this one, and maybe we didn’t and I just couldn’t find it, but a man who encouraged his two children to beat their sleeping mother with baseball bats has been sentenced to 10 years in prison. Arthur Davis III, 61, was sentenced to more than 25 years Monday for attempted first-degree murder, aggravated kidnapping and contributing to a child’s misconduct. Prosecutors say Davis encouraged his 12-year-old daughter and 15-year-old son to kill his ex-wife last June. After the children began beating her, Davis went to her house and joined the attack. In a 911 call, you can hear Davis yelling for the kids to hit her “harder”. The 45-year-old woman escaped the home and ran down the street in her underwear. She was treated for cuts to her head. The daughter was granted immunity for testifying against her father while the son entered a plea to a reduced charge of aggravated battery and was sentenced to three years in state custody. He will serve the sentence at a state youth center.…Continue Reading
SHIRLEY, Mass — Robert Gulla and Allison Myrick, both 19-years-old, began dating in September but Myrick broke off the relationship in December. Myrick received an emergency restraining order against Gulla shortly afterward that would last for 24 hours. Myrick filed for another restraining order against Gulla last Tuesday that would remain in effect until Feb. 2. Myrick had to get help from Fitchburg State College campus police at least twice because of Gulla’s harassment. On Saturday, Myrick went to the home of Gulla’s mother where he lived in the basement. Gulla’s mother told police she heard them arguing and left. When she returned several hours later, she would find Myrick stabbed to death and her son suffering from knife and gunshot wounds. Prosecutors said Gulla stabbed Myrick with a knife and then used it on himself, and shot himself in the head with a rifle-style air gun.…Continue Reading
Chino Valley, AZ – Have you ever been so liquored up and desperate for a piece of tail that the neighbor’s dog started to look attractive? What with her furry little booty and her come hither looks? No? Didn’t think so. I guess Gary Riley can’t say the same – he’s been indicted on charges of bestiality for the alleged rape of his neighbor’s 6-month-old border collie, Daisy. Levi Federwisch told officers that he arrived home from work on January 7th and discovered that his dog was missing. While searching for the pup, Levi came upon a gruesome and disturbing scene – poor Daisy was being violated by Gary. After a bit of a struggle, Levi was able to rescue the dog from the big dumb human. Gary, who was later found hiding under his bed, told officers that he had found the dog on his property and was on his way to return it when a man (Levi) started yelling and hit him for no good reason. When Levi said something about calling the cops, Gary freaked.…Continue Reading
Jonesville – Bobbie Smith, 27, and her sister 28-year-old Sandra Smith were both “highly intoxicated” Sunday night when they got into a fight with each other that turned physical.
What started the fight is unclear, but what Bobbie did to Sandra is not. Bobbie bit off her sister’s nose. But Bobbie wasn’t done.
She also kicked a police officer as she was being placed in a patrol car, and once inside, caused significant damage to the partition between the back seat and the driver.
Her sister’s nose was recovered at the scene, but it is not clear on if it can be re-attached.
Bobbie, a single mother of two, has been charged with mayhem — the cutting off or out or disabling of a tongue, eyes, ears, a nose, limb, organ or other body member — assault with intent to do great bodily harm less than murder, aggravated domestic violence, resisting or obstructing an officer and malicious destruction of police property.
The first two charges are felonies punishable by a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison or a fine of up to $5,000.…Continue Reading
Conway, SC – Shortly after 8 p.m. Friday, two Walmart asset protection employees stopped Dorina Williams, 41, because they suspected her of shoplifting. Williams and her 16-year-old daughter Myiesha Williams then got into an altercation with the Wal-Mart employees. What exactly transpired at that point is not known, but the teen says that her mother attempted to give the employees the bag they wanted to see, but that they began choking her mother. She says she tried to tell the employees that her mother could not breathe. Williams collapsed during the struggle and was taken to Conway Medical Center where she was later pronounced dead. Deputy Coroner Tony Hendrick said she died of natural causes. Her family is now speaking to the press, and they are not real happy with Wal-Mart. …Continue Reading