The traps were discovered on April 16th by U.S. Forest Officer James Schoeffler while investigating reports of suspicious activity along Big Springs Trail. He had been checking out a popular, makeshift dead-wood shelter when he found the first trap.
“As he investigated the shelter he noticed what appeared to be a trip wire near the ground at an entrance. Upon further investigation he discovered that the trip wire led to a booby trap device which was made with a large rock, sticks sharpened at both ends, and was held together with rope,” said a statement issued by the Utah County Sheriff’s Office.
If the wire had been tripped, the boulder was designed to swing at head height. Schoeffler, using his experience as a a bomb disposal technician, decided to check around for more traps.
“Typically, anywhere I’ve been, if there’s one, there’s two, if there’s three, there’s four,” Schoeffler said.
He was correct in his assumptions.…Continue Reading
Brooklyn, NY – On September 28, a 2-week-old boy died at Maimonides Hospital in Brooklyn. A subsequent investigation by the medical examiner office led to a determination of the official cause of death to be, “disseminated herpes simplex virus Type 1, complicating ritual circumcision with oral suction.”
This is basically a fancy way of saying that the newborn died after a rabbi with herpes cleaned the baby’s freshly circumcised penis with his mouth. Despite this sounding like a really good idea… it turns out that it is not.
Far from being some new fad, the ritual of oral suction — or in Hebrew, metzitzah b’peh — was first described some 1800 years ago in a section of the Talmud. The procedure is spelled out very clearly – as is the consequence of not doing it correctly.
If a surgeon does not suck, it is dangerous and he is dismissed.
Taken literally, the procedure occurs during the circumcision ritual as the practitioner, or mohel, removes the foreskin of the penis. He then sucks the blood from the wound to clean it.…Continue Reading
Erik Cain, 30, apparently got all kinds of slashy with his brother Wednesday evening after learning said brownie had been cut in half. Angered at the sight of the mutilated confection, Cain reportedly armed himself with three steak knives and went to work on his sibling, slashing the man on his forearm, wrist and shoulder.
The slashee, Gene Cain, told police he feared his brother was going to kill him, so he threw a television set at him in retaliation.
Cain was later arrested on charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, reckless endangerment, harassment and disorderly conduct. Interestingly enough, police say Cain was out on bail on charges he had slashed his girlfriend last month.
Since I can’t seem to find any information on the victim’s condition, I have to assume the wounds were somewhat superficial. If anything, the man learned a very important lesson – never lay a finger on an unstable slasher’s chocolate.…Continue Reading
Radnor, PA — A teacher at Presbyterian Children’s Village, a school that caters to children victims of violence, neglect and other serious conditions, was arrested last week after another school employee witnessed him sockin’ a female student in the face.
According to police, on January 23, 41-year-old Richard Little requested help from an on-duty supervisor at the center for help with a student who was throwing chalk at him. When the supervisor entered the classroom, he saw chalk on the floor and told Little to leave the room.
The supervisor told police Little then grabbed the girl, dragged her into the hallway and began punching her in the face, causing her to bleed. Other staff members intervened and Little was escorted out of the building.
Both Little and the student were transported to the hospital for treatment. The extent of the girl’s injuries are unknown, but police say Little’s hands and fingers had blood and teeth marks indicative of punching someone in face.
Little posted $100,000 bail after being arraigned on charges that included aggravated assault, simple assault and reckless endangerment.…Continue Reading
Philadelphia, PA - Mayra Flores, 19, Ana Mireles, 18, and Sandra Ortiz, 18, have pleaded guilty to charges related their presenting a birthday cake to a classmate that was frosted with human feces. The classmate and her family – who got sick from eating the cake – were not happy.
According to court records, the three girls and a fourth unidentified juvenile girl – students at Avon Grove High School – gave a cake to a classmate on March 23, her birthday. The girl reported that Ortiz, Flores and Mireles and the fourth girl ‘repeatedly’ tried to get her to eat a piece of it in front of them and that she finally did eat a small piece.
Court documents say that the birthday girl then brought the cake home with her where she, her mother, and three siblings each ate some of it. Because of the taste, the family decided to throw the cake in the garbage. As the cake began to smell even worse, the girl decided to take it out of the trash, wrap it up, and bring it to school with her the following day where she showed the cake to a teacher.…Continue Reading
When police arrived at the couple’s trailer Saturday evening, they found Anna Hibbs bleeding from a gash on her forehead. She informed the responding officer that while she was holding her 2-year-old daughter, her husband shoved her to the ground and popped her in the head with the gun.
When she tried to get back on her feet, Harry reportedly pointed the gun at her and pulled the trigger. Fortunately, the gun jammed.
Harry was transported to the pokey and charged with attempted murder, reckless endangerment and assault. Bail has been set at $500,000.
Anna reportedly received five stitches to the forehead and made it back home in time to tend to her crops.…Continue Reading
Police say that 28-year-old Shanla (or Shayla) Jamie Sutherland and her two young children, ages 3 and 5, were inside a minivan being driven by 28-year-old Leah Louise Porter. They were on their way to meet a man in the parking lot of a Rite Aid to sell some prescription drugs.
According to police, as Sutherland and Porter were negotiating the sale with 30-year-old Brandon Schott Donahue, who had pulled up alongside them in the parking lot, the 3-year-old grabbed a loaded shotgun they’d found and fired off a round through the minivan’s roof.
Reports that the child was demanding a fresh Pull-ups® when discharging the weapon have not yet been substantiated. (I’m betting the adults wished they’d been wearing a fresh Pull-ups® - Morbid)
Sutherland immediately pulled her two kids out of Porter’s minivan, who then drove off, and placed them in the backseat of Donahue’s ’s car before she ran inside the Rite-Aid.…Continue Reading
According to the arrest report, an unnamed individual was sitting on a barstool on the sidewalk nearby when it happened. Police say that person had to leap from the stool and “barely escaped being struck.” Lee then, allegedly, drove away.
“Barely” appears to be the correct word. According to police, they later located Lee with a stool embedded into the grill of his truck.
According to the arrest report, Lee’s license was expired, he couldn’t show proof of insurance and smelled strongly of alcohol. In what appears to be an admission of guilt, police say that Lee also told them this was his fourth DUI. Police confirmed this through computer records.
Lee, in fact, was out on a $5,000 cash bail from a past charge when this incident occured.
Lee was charged with wanton endangerment, leaving the scene of an accident, operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, failure to maintain insurance, operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license, operating a motor vehicle without proper registration plates and violating the conditions of his release.…Continue Reading
According to the arrest affidavit, the child’s mother noticed the kid was missing at about 4:30 Wednesday evening and immediately called police. Officers arrived at the complex and began a door-to-door search. When they knocked on Vaughn’s door, he claimed he hadn’t seen the child. But just moments later, another officer reported seeing Vaughn holding the child outside his second-story window, then dropping him to the ground.
“And the child came walking through here crying, and they ran up there. And Sean was screaming, ‘I didn’t do nothing,’ but the screen was busted out and you could see everything,” said neighbor Reggie Edwards. “So it’s just a horrible story.”
Fortunately, the child was not seriously injured – he landed on his feet and suffered nothing more than a sprained ankle.
When questioned, Vaughn admitted to luring the boy into his apartment with the promise of toys.…Continue Reading
Fond du Lac, WI – A 9-year-old girl came to the aid of her mother by stabbing Jason Fields, 27, in the back for the second time in two years. The woman and Fields have a child in common.
It all began when police were called to the woman’s home last week after Fields jumped on the woman’s car and broke the windshield. According to the complaint, police left after Fields gave the woman money for the windshield and assured them that he would leave the home for the day. He did not.
The couple started fighting shortly after police left. Fields is accused of strangling the woman and holding a knife to her throat, threatening to kill her. As Fields was threatening her, police say the 9-year-old girl plunged a kitchen knife into Field’s back – he then dropped his knife in response.
According to the complaint, the 9-year-old girl told police she was not upset by the incident as she had stabbed Fields in the leg two years earlier when he also was hurting her mother.…Continue Reading
Staten Island, NY — Rasheen “Illuminati” Harrison is facing numerous charges after police say he covered his ex-girlfriend’s door with his own feces and set fire to the nasty mess. ‘Cause nothing says “fuck you” quite like a little fecal flambé, right?
Authorities claim the jilted poo-flinger entered the ex’s apartment building early Sunday morning and took the elevator to her sixth-floor apartment. On the ride up, Harrison reportedly got nekkid and proceeded to take a dump.
When the elevator dropped him at the desired floor, police say he grabbed a handful of shit and smeared it all over the woman’s door. He then deposited his clothing on the floor in front of the door and set fire to both the clothing and the poo while screaming, “I’m going to set your house on fire and this whole building down with you in it!”
Police say the woman and her two young children were inside the apartment at the time and couldn’t escape because the door and the doorknob were hot to the touch.…Continue Reading
The teen told deputies her mother had been drunk and acting “out of her head” since Friday. She added that her phone rang several times while she was at school, and when she answered, her mother was on the other end “talking out of her head.” She said she told her mother to quit calling, but Stiles continued.
When the girl returned home from school on Tuesday, she said Stiles began yelling at her and four other juveniles in the home for unknown reasons. After being screamed at for several hours, the kid got fed up and called 911.
Deputies say they arrived at the residence to find Stiles belligerent and intoxicated. She allegedly, “could not understand why the Sheriff’s Office was called, could not follow instructions and was talking in circles about unrelated issues.”
Stiles allegedly denied drinking alcohol, stating she was taking several prescription narcotics for various medical issues.
East Brookfield, MA – On October 21, a 3-year-old child was transported by ambulance to the UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester after she started “nodding off.’’ Police were notified after hospital staff found a needle mark on the child’s arm and heroin in her system. At that point, the little girl was placed in state custody and authorities began hunting for her mother’s boyfriend, 30-year-old Jeffrey LeBlanc. They caught up with the douchebag last week and arrested him on a probation violation. During questioning, LeBlanc told police the child had been sick, and while under his care, he injected her with heroin because he thought it would make her “feel better.” Seriously, I would’a beat the snot out of him with a stapler about 3.5 seconds after that shit spewed from his pie-hole. Police said LeBlanc told them he had no intention of killing the child and admitted that he’d been using drugs when he gave her the injection. He has since been arraigned on charges of distributing drugs to a minor, assault and battery on a child causing substantial injury, reckless endangerment of a child and being present where heroin is kept.…Continue Reading
Hillsboro, OR — At about 7:45 Monday evening, Lisa Smalley was driving to Target with her children when she spotted a young boy running around in his underwear – the temperature that night was hovering around 20 degrees. “He said that his dad had gone insane and, you know, ‘help me–help me,’” said Smalley. “He was really, really cold so we threw off all our jackets, and kind of wrapped him as fast we could and blasted the heat in the back of the car.” She called 911. Further investigation revealed the 11-year-old boy and his father, 49-year-old David Andrew Cecil, had argued over his report card that night. Apparently angry over his son’s grades, Cecil reportedly forced the child outside in his underwear and tossed a cup of water on him. It has been reported that the boy had been outside, half nekkid and wet, for at least 15 minutes before being rescued by Smalley. Police say the child also had some bruising to his back, possibly from a prior assault.…Continue Reading
Vermont, WI – A man in Vermont got so pissed of at Bristol Palin’s dancing on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” that he destroyed his television with a shotgun blast, leading to an hours long stand-off with police. Police say Steven Cowan, 66, was watching the show with his wife when he became enraged at Bristol’s bad dancing and the fact she was still on the show. He went upstairs to retrieve a shotgun then came back down and shot his television to death. He then began demanded his pistols and pointed the gun at his wife. Fearing for her safety, she fled the home and called 911. Police arrived and remained outside the home until Tuesday morning when Cowan finally surrendered without incident. According to the criminal complaint, Cowan was stressed out over his financial situation and was currently receiving treatment for mental health issues. He was charged with second-degree reckless endangerment.Palin advanced to next weeks show, even though her scores placed her at the bottom of the list.…Continue Reading
Boston, MA – A Boston preschool teacher hit the crack jackpot on Monday after one of her young charges complained that her toddler-sized Nike Air Jordans were too tight. Bending down to remove and adjust the tiny pink tennie, the teacher was rather shocked to find 17 individually wrapped bags of crack inside a larger plastic bag. Teachers later told police the 3-year-old child believed her mother had placed the “candy” in her shoe. “Where’s my shoe?” the child reportedly asked teachers. “Mommy’s going to be mad at me.” When police made contact with the tot’s mother, she claimed she had no idea the kid was transporting drugs. She told police the girl had complained that morning that her foot hurt, but she just loosened the laces and sent her off to school. Police then questioned mom’s boyfriend, 19-year-old Demare Gary. He told police he put the crack in the kid’s shoe the night before and had forgotten about it. He was booked on charges of possession with intent to distribute a Class B substance, possession with intent to distribute drugs in a school zone and reckless endangerment of a child.…Continue Reading
Chester, PA — Jorge Alvarado-Barbosa, an 18-year-old cafeteria worker Chester Community Charter School was arrested on assault charges Wednesday after he allegedly punched an 8-year-old boy in the mouth Monday afternoon. According to police, Alvarado-Barbosa was taking out the trash when he saw the child sitting on a rock wall outside. Alvarado-Barbosa reportedly walked over to the child and said, “I put your brother in the headlock.” Obviously unimpressed, the kid replied, “I don’t care.” At that point, Alvarado-Barbosa started screaming at the child, calling him a bitch. He then grabbed the kid, put him in an arm lock and punched him in the face with a closed fist. Alvarado-Barbosa then took the boy, still in an arm lock, and walked him over to his teacher. The teacher took the child to the principal’s office and reported the incident. Portions of the attack were captured on the school’s video surveillance, but the alleged punch was not. Now, you would think the principal would have been on the phone with the police and the kids parents, right?…Continue Reading
Stevens Point, WI -- Some of you may remember the write-up I did earlier this year on Paula Wolf…for those who don’t, Wolf was accused of driving down the street blowing darts at people just to hear them say “ouch.” Easily one of my favorite stories here at the Dreamin’ Demon. Anyway, initially charged with six counts of recklessly endangering safety, Wolf pleaded not guilty by reason of mental defect or disease in May. That plea was rejected by the jury after testimony from a psychologist who said Wolf, though clearly mentally ill at the time of the crime, knew what she was doing was wrong. She was found guilty on all counts. After hearing about Wolf’s criminal history at her sentencing hearing earlier this month, a history that includes a stint in prison and a conviction for possession of a Molotov cocktail, and charges for absconding because she moved to Alaska while still on probation, the jury handed down a 2 year sentence. Entering prison with six months credited, Wolf must also write a letter of apology to all victims of her hilarious crime spree and shell out about $500 for fines and restitution.…Continue Reading
Pittsburgh, PA — According to police, 42-year-old Karen Remsing decided to help herself to a dose of her terminally ill son’s pain medications this past Sunday. Remsing, a registered nurse, reportedly disconnected a computerized intravenous injection tube supplying Midazolam to her 15-year-old son, and filled several hypodermic needles stolen from a hospital supply cart before injecting herself with the sedative. The loopy woman then tried to reconnect the IV tube back into the machine, but screwed it up, causing an air bubble in the line. Fortunately, the potentially fatal air bubble did not enter her son’s body. When hospital personnel entered the room and found Remsing passed out on the couch with blood on her clothing and bloody hypos scattered about, they realized what was up and properly reconnected the boy’s IV. The woman police she jacked her son’s pain meds because she was tired from not having slept in a couple of days. Oh, and she’s a depressed and recovering drug addict. She was booked on charges of of recklessly endangering another person, endangering the welfare of a child, possession of a controlled substance, criminal mischief, tampering with or fabricating physical evidence, possession or use of paraphernalia and theft by unlawful taking or disposition.…Continue Reading
Chester, PA – Police say an intoxicated Francis McGinley arrived home with a couple of bloody kittens Sunday evening and told his roommates that he had run them over with his truck and was planning on consuming them. When police arrived at the home, McGinley’s three roommates were in tears, one of them so disgusted she nearly vomited. Roommate Bridget Spicer told police McGinley walked into the home that evening with an injured kitten in each hand. When she asked him what was going on, McGinley reportedly replied, “I ran them over with my truck so I could eat them for dinner.” He then walked into the bathroom and placed the 4-week-old kittens in the tub. A second roommate confronted McGinley as he sat in the bathroom talking to himself. She, too, asked what his intentions were. “I ran these two cats over with my truck and now they’re my dinner. I am going to eat them,” was his response. And that’s about the time the police were called. Officers found McGinley sitting in the blood-spattered bathroom and placed him under arrest.…Continue Reading