In The Mean Time...
Louisiana – A man made of every negative Southern stereotype has been arrested after police found him passed out in his car with his 8-year-old son driving.
Billie Joe Madden, 28, was intoxicated early Sunday morning, and sleepy to boot. Unfortunately he was in the process of traveling to Texas from Mississippi with his two young children.
Fearing it may be unsafe for him to attempt driving in this condition he enlisted the help of a designated driver…his 8-year-old son. (I have a feeling I just gave him way too much credit and he really just wanted to drool off his stupor)
Louisiana troopers were alerted by motorists calling and saying there appeared to be a child driving a truck down I-12 . Others were alarmed by the erratic driving, although reports state the kid was maintaining the 70mph speed limit which would make him a better driver than 50% of the ones on the road here in South FL. [85% percent of SC drivers here in NC - Morbid]
The boy pulled over when police turned on their lights and he was found unharmed along with his 4-year-old sister in the backseat.…Continue Reading
Houston, TX – I started writing about 24-year-old Amber Elkins on Saturday. She’s young mother who went missing on July 24 and whose car was discovered the next day covered in blood. Now there’s been two major developments that extinguished anyone’s hopes of her ever returning home safely.
Elkins was last heard from as she headed to court to attend a custody hearing regarding her 9-month-old daughter. She never made it. The next day her car was discovered at an abandoned car wash. The front passenger window was busted and there was a substantial amount of blood inside the car, but there was no sign of Elkins.
On Friday, Texas Equusearch joined the search, combing the 2-3 mile area around the abandoned car wash and on Sunday the group’s founder and director Tim Miller confirmed a body was found by volunteer searchers. This body has not been identified, but they seem pretty sure it’s Elkins.
Today, during a probable cause hearing, prosecutors learned Elkins’ boyfriend of a few weeks, 31-year-old James David Clarke, allegedly confessed to an ex-girlfriend and another woman that he shot Elkins in the head and placed her body in a duffel bag.…Continue Reading
Salem, IN – John Newcomb, 38, a member of the Seymour, Indiana police force and School Resource Officer was arrested for OWI Wednesday night around 10:30PM.
This, reportedly, after a crash that occured while he was driving a pick up truck pulling the Seymour Police Department DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) trailer. Oopsie.
“I grabbed the phone and called 911,” said nearby resident Scott Robbins. “The damage to the truck and the way it looked wrapped in the tree, he had to be traveling so fast.”
Indiana State Police are investigating. Indiana State Police say Newcomb was driving through Salem, Indiana on Main Street when he crashed.
“He side swiped a vehicle that was legally parked on the side of the roadway,” said Sgt. Jerry Goodin of the ISP. “After striking that vehicle, he went on and struck a tree.”
“He was sitting on the wall out of the vehicle, holding his head,” said Robbins’ wife, Tina Robbins.
Newcomb, who refused medical treatment after the crash, looks as though he may have needed some. …Continue Reading
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – A grandmother in Missouri is feeling pretty lucky after fighting off a man she found burglarizing her home.
Jessica Thomas took a walk with her grandchildren on Thursday but returned home after 15 minutes because of the heat, surprising a man who had decided to burglarize her home while they were out. After finding the front door kicked in, the armed man grabbed Thomas’ two grandchildren, ages 10 and 5, and told Thomas to come inside. Big mistake.
“You don’t mess with the grandkids. That’s the mother lion instinct,” she said. “I didn’t think if he got us in the house with a gun that we would come out.”
So instead of complying with the man’s demands, she decided to fight him. She ended up with a broken arm and some head injuries after the suspect pistol-whipped her, but I think she came out a lot better than he did. When she began her attack, she stated she “was going to make a field goal kick in his groin.” Which she did.…Continue Reading
THOMASVILLE, N.C. – A waitress in North Carolina got busted taking part in what is probably one of the most unpunished, widespread types of thefts; the altering of a tip amount on a receipt.
Police say they arrested 26-year-old Judy Michelle Proffitt (ha!) after she got busted altering tip amounts left to her by customers at East Coast Wings where she waitressed. Unfortunately for Proffitt, her income was neutered after one couple she scammed did something most of us don’t and reconciled their receipts against their credit card statements.
When they found the disreprency, they contacted the manager at the restaraunt who analyzed all of Proffitt’s tickets and found that numerous tips had been altered. She was fired and police arrested her on seven counts of obtaining property by false pretense. She was held with bail set at $5,000.
Police are asking anyone who ate at the restaurant between February and June to review bank statements to check for any discrepancies. Those who feel they were scammed are asked to call 336-475-5540.…Continue Reading
DETROIT — I have no clue why I have not heard of this story until today (*I’m lying, I know exactly why*) but police have confirmed that the body found in a burning home are those of 5-year-old Mariah Trenice Smith who went missing a week ago.
Smith was reported missing by her mother midday Sunday after a party at their home. She was last seen by her cousin at around 3:30 a.m. sleeping on the dining room floor. “I was the one who laid her down on the dining room floor and I gave her a hug and a kiss and everything,” Felisha Smith said. Later that day, the girl was gone and a window was wide open.
Earlier that morning and a mile away, before and Amber Alert was issued for Smith, the body of a young girl was found after an arson fire in an abandoned home had been put out. Wayne County spokesman Dennis Niemiec reported the body was that of a young girl who had died of asphyxia whose skull had been crushed.…Continue Reading
YORK, S.C. – I know that caring for a disabled family member can sometimes be as deeply enriching and personally fulfilling as it can be difficult and stressful, especially when you have no support. But even if the person you are caring for is purposely trying to make your life hell, beating the snot out of them may not be your best recourse.
Police were called to the home of 68-year-old Robert Bruszenski, a man caring for his 40-year-old, wheelchair-bound daughter. She suffers from multiple sclerosis and he’s been caring for her alone ever since his wife left him a couple years back. Last week he reached a breaking point.
On Wednesday evening, Bruszenski called 911 asking that cops be sent to his home as he’d just beat his disabled daughter, and that if they did not come quick, he was liable to kill her. When police arrived at the home, they found Bruszenski’s daughter with a swollen eye and blood on her face. Bruszenski told them he beat her because “she drove me crazy, she just drives me fricking crazy.…Continue Reading
BONNEAU, S.C. – There have been many times in my life as a female, where I have been competent enough to dig deep into my pockets, clutch my virtual round heuvos with my hand and pull those bad boys out proudly. That’s right, I have balls. I’m badass and hardcore. Apparently, some out there feel the same way about their vehicles.
A woman in South Carolina adorned the trailer hitch of her truck with a set of red, rubber Bull Balls. In case of any of you are not familiar with these things, they look like a pair of big-ass bull testicles down to the veins.
I don’t know about you but a picture of bull nuts on the back of a truck doesn’t scream sex to me. It screams, “I have big tacky balls on my truck because I think my truck is super strong and stuff!”
Obscene? Eh. Classy? YES!
But Bonneau Police Chief Franco Fuda wasn’t amused by Virginia Tice’s testes proudly swaying in front of him and cited her stating her plumbs violated the state’s Obscene Bumper sticker laws that says “a sticker, decal or emblem is indecent when it describes, in a patently offensive way… sexual acts, excretory functions or parts of the human body.”
Fuda said Tice could have avoided a ticket if she had agreed to remove the dangly orbs.…Continue Reading
Cheadle, UK - Nicholas Read, 40, who had been convicted of indecent exposure last month, was given a 20-week jail term as punishment. It was then suspended by the UK court official who stated that jail ‘would not help him.’
Read is an actor who, up until this incident, was best known for his work in the Harry Potter and Star Wars films – having played both a Gringotts goblin and an Ewok warrior. The life of an Ewok warrior is understandably hard. Sadly, this Ewok warrior’s fall from grace was evident by his conviction for mastubating under a bowler hat while traveling on a UK passenger train last October.
On that fateful day, Read was reportedly traveling between London and Leicester by train. Court documents say that Read seated himself in an aisle seat next to a teenage girl at the window. Read was convicted for covering his lap with his bowler hat and stroking his mini-mini-me for “30 to 40 minutes” while effectively “trapping” his victim.
Inspector Mark Clements of British Transport Police said, “Read’s actions were deplorable. …Continue Reading
North Palm Beach, FL - Robin Warren, 55, has been arrested after reportedly becoming a stabbing machine in response to her husband’s refusal to pay medical bills for her cat.
Police say that the couple was arguing over her cat’s medical treatment last Wednesday. At some point in the discussion – a particularly bad point, let’s say… Warren reportedly ‘lunged’ at her husband with scissors. Her husband got the scissors away from her, but Warren then grabbed a wooden coat hanger and struck him in the face, police said.
Apparently seeing where all of this was going, the unidentified husband then tried to leave the home. In response, Warren grabbed two kitchen knives and began to cut him on his hands and arms.
Officer’s arrived and gained control of the situation. Warren’s husband refused medical attention – apparently realizing that his willingness to pay for his own treatment would unleash a renewed torrent from hell. He left the residence, police said.
Warren was booked into the Palm Beach County Jail. She was reportedly charged with aggravated battery and false imprisonment. …Continue Reading
Detective Hileman and Lt. Choate thought it was odd that Christopher Hildreth went to the back to make their coffee when they stopped into Dunkin’s Donuts in June as he’d never done that when he served them coffee on previous occasions.
Feeling paranoid, as I’m sure most cops do when being served food, they watched Hildreth with the help of a store-front video monitor that shows a view of the back room. Both officers said they watched as Hildreth fill their drinks, and then add snot to both cups.
They didn’t say a word to Hildreth when he returned with their drinks, but contacted the manager and reviewed the surveillance tapes with her. The tapes clearly showed Hildreth making a couple of Boogerlattes and he was immediately fired.
He was also charged with two misdemeanor counts of attempted assault.
I gotta commend those two police officers.…Continue Reading
KANSAS CITY, MO — A woman has been charged with three felonies after police say she threw gas on her boyfriend and then lit his ass on fire.
According to police, 44-year-old Tonya M. Green and Charles Adams, her boyfriend of three years, were arguing when Green tossed gasoline on him and another woman. After setting him on fire, she turned to the other woman who immediately ran away.
Poor Adams suffered third-degree burns over 56 percent of his body and had to be placed in a medically-induced coma for nearly a month. When he woke up, he had no recollection of what had happened to him. Luckily the other woman who had been with him did, and identified Green to police.
Green was arrested on Thursday and charged with two counts of first-degree assault and one count of armed criminal action. She refused to talk to detectives. Her family says that Adams beat on her and that she was only acting out of self-defense.
“When you mistreat someone like that continuously, that grin can turn into something else.…Continue Reading
While in court before a judge answering to murder charges, 27-year-old Jewell Hendricks admitted she smothered her infant son.
“Are you doing it because you are, in fact, guilty?” Second District Court Judge Michael DiRida asked Hendricks. ”Yes, your honor,” Hendricks said, sobbing.
Prosecutors say that Hendricks felt that the stress of being the new mother of premature twins could be substantially alleviated if she were short one kid.
She liked 2-month-old Robert the least, so in January 2010, she covered his crying face with a sleeping bag and bear-hugged him until he stopped, then reportedly sat on his body for several hours.
Robert would die from blunt force trauma to the head and smothering. Court documents stated Robert had a skull fracture, bruising on the head and arms, a broken collarbone and bleeding of the eye.
As part of Hendricks’ plea deal, prosecutors dropped child abuse charges and will only recommend she serve 15 years in prison.…Continue Reading
OKLAHOMA CITY – In a story that echoes the one below this one, we have another family participating in the systematic abuse of a little girl. Police have arrested a woman after finding a 19-pound, 5-year-old girl being forced to live in a closet.
A DHS worker was sent to the home of 31-year-old Asusena Marie Gonzalez after they had received reports that her daughter was made to “stay in a closet and was given a cup to urinate and defecate in.” When the worker got to the home she eventually called police asking for help in removing a neglected child from the home.
When police got to the home, they found the girl to be severely malnourished with arms and legs so thin you could see the bones at her joints. ”She had very little muscle tissue on her bones,” the report said.
Officers also noted the 5-year-old girl, who had a couple of small cuts on her arms, wouldn’t look at them when they questioned her and was unintelligible when she did speak.…Continue Reading
Phoenix, AZ – I hate to start the morning with these kind of stories because they are infuriating. As some of you may remember, last week I posted the tragic story of a girl who reportedly died while playing hide-and-seek.
The reports at the time were that 10-year-old Ame Deal was playing the game with other kids late at night, when she climbed into a box in the backyard. She was not discovered untl the next morning, dead from possible positional asphyxiation or suffocation.
In the article I asked a couple questions that had me feeling something wasn’t quite right with the story. Why were these kids were out playing hide and seek unsupervised late at night and why didn’t kids notify adults immediately when they could not find the missing girl. Now we know why. It was all a lie.
The girl was padlocked inside the box overnight as punishment for taking a popsicle. Now, 23-year-old Samantha Allen and her 23-year-old husband John Allen, face first degree murder charges for putting Ame in the box. …Continue Reading
PARAGOULD, AR – I normally do not post stories in the afternoon, but I came home to a Facebook message from someone asking if I would write up something about a 16-year-old boy who went missing this week. They knew me well enough to suck up a bit, ensuring I would at least read the entire message.
I checked out a few links they provided and felt I should help get the word out about Zach Ware, especially since the media may not pay much notice — seeing as he isn’t a white girl.
The last anyone has heard from the 16-year-old was on Monday after he went to football practice, to work and to a football scrimmage at Valley View High School. His family called police on Tuesday morning after he never returned home and repeated phone calls remained unanswered.
Zach’s cell phone was last used to access the Internet at midnight on Tuesday, police reporting a ping came back from the phone placing it in the Sharp County area.…Continue Reading
TAMPA, Florida – Two chicks from Bulgaria were in the States for a couple months before they finally noticed hidden video cameras all over the apartment they were living in. They were found in their bedrooms and bathroom disguised as smoke detectors or an alarm system. Welcome to America, ladies!
The girls, both in their early ’20s, say they moved here for the summer after Florida business owner, Raj Armani, promised them a job and a place to live. Vanya Samokovareva and Ralitsa Dzhambazova found the hidden cameras in the apartment they were sub-leasing from Armani after finding the camera hidden in their bathroom.
They followed the cables from the cameras to a locked up closet. After breaking the lock, they found that all the cameras were feeding into a closed circuit TV box connected to a Wi-Fi router. That’s when they called police. I am going to include some direct quotes from Samokovareva and Dzhambazova… try reading them without doing an accent in your head.
“The bathroom and your room, this is the private place and you make, in the bathroom you take a shower, you make everything,” Samokovareva said. …Continue Reading
LEAGUE CITY, Texas – Meet 26-year-old Micah Ashley Alford, D’D Mom of they Year candidate, who was applying for a job at a strip club when she was arrested on charges of child endangerment and abandonment.
Police learned she had given birth five days prior and had been looking for the baby as it wasn’t with Alford and she claimed she had no idea where her newborn was.
Police put out an alert for the baby, and shortly after two women came forward claiming they had the infant. They handed the boy over to police unharmed, stating that Alford simply gave them the baby without any clothing or diapers.
Alford has prior charges of DWI, child endangerment and child abandonment. She was already on probation for failing a drug test while 5-months pregnant. This is also her fourth child. Her last three were taken away by Child Protective Services.
It’s a shame isn’t it? All these good, deserving people out there desperately trying to have children, or care for unwanted children, but unable to do so for one reason or another.…Continue Reading
Police say 38-year-old Terrance McMullen was playing around with his son, tossing him in the air. Unfortunately, one throw had the boy’s head meeting a metal door frame and his skull cracked like an egg.
Most of us are aware that when a baby’s head, traveling at a high velocity, is intercepted by a hard surface, that it may be a good idea to have them checked out. Like, by a doctor or something. But McMullen had a better idea.
McMullen simply put the screaming infant in a bedroom then closed the door behind him. It wasn’t until the boy’s mother and grandmother heard him crying, that he was rushed to the hospital suffering from a fractured skull and bleeding on the brain.
McMullen was arrested and charged with aggravated assault.
“We don’t know what is more surprising about this,” police would probably say if they liked to tell racist jokes.…Continue Reading
WEST STEWARTSTOWN, N.H. – I was going to post about the 11-year-old girl who vanished from her bedroom earlier this week, but held off because there just wasn’t much to report on aside from her being missing.
There still isn’t really, but now the FBI has gotten involved.
Celina Cass, 11, was last seen Monday night in her bedroom by her mother and stepfather (*Stepfather? Listens to the faint sound of torches and pitchforks being readied*). The following morning, she was gone and has not been heard from or seen since.
There was no indications that the girl ran away, and there was nothing pointing to a struggle or that anyone had forcibly removed her from the home. The first searches were conducted by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, state police with K-9 units and the United States Border Patrol because of how close the family lives to the Canadian border.
On Wednesday, crews searched the Connecticut River and used a helicopter to scan the ground from above but found no sign of the girl.…Continue Reading