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Tampa, FL — A man working as a neighborhood salesman for Secure Watch, an authorized dealer for ADT security systems, has been charged with raping a potential client.
Police say that last Friday, 19-year-old Rashad Hales knocked on a woman’s door in hopes of selling her a new security system. The woman informed Hales that her boyfriend handled those types of things and he was currently at a neighbor’s home.
Hales left, but returned a short time later and told the woman he had spoken with her boyfriend and he had said it was ok for them to sign up for a new security system. Not believing Hales, the woman tried to shut the door, but Hales forced his way into the woman’s home.
Once inside, Hales began beating and strangling the victim with his hands and an electrical cord before taking her into a back bedroom where he raped her. Throughout the entire assault, Hales repeatedly told the woman he should kill her.
The woman convinced Hales that she wouldn’t tell anyone what had happened, and Hales left with the woman’s cell phone.…
The dogs, described by Chicago officials as unneutered adult males each weighing approximately 70 pounds, were reported to have attacked Finley on a popular south side Chicago jogging trail. One of the dogs was described as being chocolate brown in color and the other was described as being white with dark spots. The dogs were said to have had matching two-inch nylon collars.
Neighbor Stanley Lee opened an apartment window and heard Finley’s screams for help. When he looked out, he says he saw the two pit bulls attacking Finley.
“He was saying, ‘Help me, help me,’” Lee said. Lee grabbed a baseball bat and ran outside to try to chase the dogs away from the jogger. He said he hit the dogs repeatedly with the bat, but they would not release the man or stop their attack.…
Brothers, Jeffrey Charles Wasser, 24, and Curtis Louis Wasser, 31, are said to have come to the victim’s residence late in the evening December 20 and to have forced him into an SUV. Once inside the front seat of the vehicle, the men bound the alleged victim – their cousin – with duct tape. The brothers then reportedly drove the victim to their residence while followed in a separate car by another local named Ryan Joseph Koenig, 24, and Christopher C. Lujan, 22. of Midland, Texas.
According to court documents, the victim was forced inside the residence, where he said the men bound him with even more duct tape and ‘threw him down the steps to the basement.’ Once in the suspects’ basement, the victim reported being beaten with the butt of a gun and tortured with ‘some sort of circular device with needles protruding from it.’ While this was going on, Jeffrey Wasser was reportedly demanding that the victim pay them $520 – the price the victim got for a shotgun he sold for Jeffrey Wasser and, presumably, never paid.…
SOMERVILLE, NJ – Police have arrested the assistant principal at Bernardsville Middle School, accusing him of secretly filming underage boys taking showers at a Catholic high school for over three years.
I haven’t found what triggered the investigation that led to police searching 54-year-old Patrick J. Lott’s home, but when they did they found numerous videos of underage boys showering together. Using the videos, they were able to locate a hidden camera installed in the shower area of Immaculata High School where Lott volunteered as a videographer.
Prosecutors said the videos were made between January 2008 and Dec. 13 of this year and featured at least 22 boys showering, nine of which were underage at the time they were surreptitiously filmed.
Lott has been charged with 22 counts of invasion of privacy, and more than two dozen charges of endangering the welfare of a child. If he makes his $500,00 bail, he is not allowed to return to work, nor is he to have any contact with any children under the age of 16.…
WILLIAMS, Ariz. – A couple in Arizona have been charged with child abuse after they took pictures of a bound infant and toddler then posted the pics on Facebook.
Not a week after we posted about a man who was arrested after posting pics of his bound toddler on Facebook, we have a couple out of Arizona arrested after they did the same damn thing.
Frankie and Kayla Almuina were arrested after someone who knew them called the Arizona Child Abuse Hotline to report seeing pictures on Kayla’s Facebook that depicted her two children, a two-year-old and a 10-month-old, with duct tape around their wrists, ankles and mouths. One of the pictures showed one of the children being hung upside down from a piece of exercise equipment.
Police responded to the home and arrested the couple, charging them with two felony counts of child abuse. They told investigators it was all done as a joke and the children were not harmed, but those who have seen the pictures say what they did wasn’t funny and the charges against them are appropriate.…
Anchorage, Alaska – The man accused of injecting a 14-year-old girl with heroin is in even more trouble after the teen died the other day, having spent almost a week on life support.
Police say 26-year-old Sean Warner, a navy veteran who served in the Afghanistan war as a medic, was with two other men when they picked up 14-year-old Jena Dolstad (Facebook) and took her back to Warner’s home to hang out. There the group used a variety of drugs, including heroin. Dolstad indicated she wanted to try the drug, but didn’t want to inject it herself.
According to the court documents, that’s when Warner tried to inject her himself. First attempts were unsuccessful as he was unable to find a vein. So he had Dolstad lie on his bed and tied a belt around her arm before injecting her with 25 to 30 units of heroin.
She was reportedly left alone in the room and was discovered the following morning face down in her own vomit.…
Police say that Monroe pulled her car curbside in front of a bar just before midnight on December 14. She reportedly asked a 25-year-old woman who was smoking in front of the bar for a light. When the victim leaned into the Monroe’s vehicle to provide the requested light, Monroe was reported to have ‘grabbed the purse off [the victim’s] arm and driven off.’
As one might imagine, this theft was not as smooth as that homogenized description might suggest. The victim was, in fact, dragged down the street, Joliet police said. The victim also suffered a chipped tooth during the heist.
After the incident was reported, police soon discovered that one of the victim’s credit cards was then used to pay for gasoline at a nearby gas station. Police reviewed surveillance video and recognized the woman buying the gas as Monroe.…
BLANCHARD, Oklahoma – A young mother in Oklahoma killed a man trying to break into her home by giving him a new hole with the aid of a shotgun.
For 20 minutes, 18-year-old Sarah McKinley says she was alone with her 3-month-old baby while two men repeatedly attempted to get inside her home.
“He was from door to door trying to bust in,” said McKinley. “I don’t know what he had in his hand besides the knife. I believe he actually had a hammer in his hand at some point because he was hitting that back door with it.”
In an attempt to stop them from coming inside, she had armed herself with a shotgun, pushed a couch against the back door and called 911 who told her she could use the shotgun if the men entered the house. When 24-year old Justin Shane Martin got the back door open and made his way in the home armed with a knife, that’s exactly what McKinley did, killing Martin with a shot to the upper torso.…
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.…
The incident reportedly began when Dozier observed his stepfather, Christopher A. Kirnes, 54, ‘cursing out’ Kirnes’ mother for not buying beer. Kirnes’ mother told deputies that – after Dozier attempted to ‘intervene’ – Kirnes went to the bedroom to got a crowbar.
Coincidentally, this is where I keep my crowbar.
Court documents say that, when Kirnes returned, he threatened Dozier – prompting Grandma to ask Dozier to leave. Dozier left the residence, but returned aproximately 15 minutes later wielding a steak knife. A scuffle ensued which left Christopher Kirnes with a substantial knife wound to the neck. A deputy on the scene claimed the wound was so severe “you could see the jugular vein.”
When question by deputies, Dozier reportedly told them Kirnes hit him in the head with the crowbar and said he “fell down the stairs and cut [Kirnes] unintentionally.” When asked about his lack of visible injuries, Dozier said the injuries were “already magically healed by God,” the arrest report stated.…
Stamford, Conn. – The story of the three children and their grandparents who perished in an early morning Christmas fire was already sad enough, but now that some of the details have been released it’s almost enough to make you slit your wrists.
At around 5 a.m. Sunday morning, neighbors heard Madonna Badger screaming as flames shot out of the windows of her million dollar, 19th-century house that overlooked Long Island Sound.
Badger had escaped the home and was on a second floor scaffolding when she was rescued by firefighters who had arrived within minutes. She told them her three daughters and her parents were still trapped inside. Michael Borcina, a family friend who was helping renovate the three-story home, had also made it out of the house. He told firefighters he had led two of the girls from the third floor to the second floor but they panicked and separated from him.
Despite the firefighter’s best efforts, the three girls, Lily, 9, and her sisters Grace and Sarah, 7-year-old twins, would die in the burning home as would Badger’s parents, Lomer and Pauline Johnson, who had been visiting for the holiday.…
DETROIT, MI — Police have found the dead bodies of four women this month, and police say three of them had advertised escort services on Backpage.com, a Craigslist-type site that includes ads for escort, massage and stripper services.
On December 19, the bodies of 23-year-old Renisha Landers (pictured), and her cousin, 24-year-old Demesha Hunt, were found in the trunk of Lander’s new Chrysler 300 parked in the driveway of a vacant home. Their bodies showed no outward sings of trauma and investigators are awaiting autopsy results to determine the cause of death.
Then, on Christmas Day, two black females between the ages of 28 and 29 were found in the trunk of a car that had been set on fire. They were both burned beyond recognition. Police would later identify them and reveal both had advertised escort services on Backpage.com, as did either Landers or Hunt.
Investigators are now seeking warrants to search IP addresses and cell phone numbers in connection with the deaths. Backpage.com, which has come under fire for how it polices ads for adult services, released a statement saying they are helping police with their investigation and providing them with whatever info they need from them.…
BATAVIA, NY – A woman was arrested on Christmas Eve after police say she punched a 70-year-old Walmart greeter in the face after the employee asked to see her receipt.
According to reports, 26-year-old Jacquetta Simmons and her male companion were leaving the store on Christmas Eve after having purchased some items at the electronics section located in the back of the store.
When Grace Suozzi asked to check her receipts against the items she was carrying out, Simmons punched the elderly woman, knocking her to the ground and fracturing the bones in the side of her face.
Simmons and her friend fled to the parking lot but other employees and customers quickly surrounded their car and prevented them from leaving until police showed up.
Simmons was arrested and charged with two counts of second-degree assault, and released later on $40,000 bond. She’ll be back in court January 23. State Police Trooper Tracy Patterson said Simmons had receipts for everything in her bags.
Suozzi was taken to the hospital and released from the hospital on Christmas Day.…
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.…
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - An Oklahoma purse snatcher picked the wrong person to rob the other day after his victim chased his fatass down and got their purse back.
A woman was in the checkout lane of a Family Dollar when she noticed a large black man standing at the entrance watching her intensely. Most white women are already suspicious of black men staring at them in fear of being raped, but this particular guy was being so unnerving that even one of the employees asked if he needed help.
The man stated he was simply waiting on someone to bring him some money but this explanation did little to alleviate the woman’s suspicions, especially when the man followed her outside of the store and into the parking lot. It was after the woman got her 2-year-old daughter in the car and placed her purse on the passenger seat that the man pulled a gun and demanded her purse.
After he reached over and grabbed it, his fat ass began waddling away.…
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The 9-year-old Indiana girl who went missing two days before Christmas was found dead yesterday and the man who was watching her when she vanished has been charged with her murder.
Because Aliahna Lemmon’s mother was sick with the flu and her father worked nights, she and her two younger sisters were being watched by a neighbor, 39-year-old Mike Plumadore, at the rundown trailer park where they all lived.
Plumadore stated when he woke up around 10 a.m. Friday morning, he found his door was unlocked and that Aliahna was gone. According to him, her sisters said Aliahna had left with her mother. No one realized this wasn’t the case until her mother called Plumadore at around 8:30 p.m that evening. Plumadore’s story didn’t wash with police.
“The story just didn’t make sense to our investigators or to me when I first heard it,” Allen County Sheriff Ken Fries said. “I thought this is the guy we needed to focus on. If we are going to find her, he’s going to be the one who has the answers for us.”
He was right. …
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.…
TAYLORSVILLE, UT – A man in Utah proved to be one of the worst roommates ever when he decided to forgo a standard mousetrap and accidentally sent one roommate to the hospital with a hole in his chest, and sent another to jail for raping a 13-year-old girl.
Police were called to a home early Tuesday morning on a call of an accidental shooting. Once there they found a man suffering from a bullet wound to the chest. The 28-year-old had been accidentally shot by his 27-year-old roommate who had used a 9mm handgun to shoot at a mouse in the kitchen. The bullet had passed through the kitchen wall and hit the man while he was in the bathroom.
The wounded roommate was taken to the hospital in critical condition but later upgraded to stable. Police said alcohol played a role in the dumbassery. Normally the story would end there and it would have been a pretty good one, but there was one other idiot in the home doing something stupid that night.…