In The Mean Time...
Durham, NC – Well look who’s in the news again. Crystal Mangum, the woman who was in the center of the Duke Lacrosse rape story from five years back, was arrested on Sunday, charged with stabbing her boyfriend.
Police responded to an apartment on Sunday where they found 46-year-old Reggie Wilson suffering from a stab wound to the chest. He was taken to the hospital in serious condition. On the other hand, Mangum was taken to jail and charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill.
If you remember, Mangum was also arrested in February of last year after a fight with her then-boyfriend. She smashed the windshield and slashed the tires of the guy’s car, before setting his clothes on fire while her kids were in their home. She would be charged with child abuse, arson, identity theft and resisting arrest and eventually found guilty in December on the child abuse charge.
Wilson’s cousin says the couple shared the apartment and have only been dating for a few months before Sunday morning’s argument.…Continue Reading
But thanks to the other three people who stuck around and listened to us talk about the last week’s popular stories in a show that was somewhat food related. Only on PoD can you listen to me, Jaded and Imp transition between an obese man fused to a chair, racist restaurants, Hardee’s mascots from the ’70s (and I wasn’t crazy, their names where Gilbert Giddyup and Speedy McGreedy), the smell of Denny’s and how many times a man would have to crap his pants before Jaded says she’s had enough. The answer is 10, btw.
If you listened last night, we went on for about another 30 minutes or so as Imp informed us of the latest happenings in the Hayleigh Dunn case, as well as Peter Hyatt and the pseudo science that is statement analysis.…Continue Reading
I’m a sucker for revenge films. Hell, most of the films I’ve reviewed for Dreamin’ Demon have had some sort of revenge element going for them. I’m also a sucker for supernatural thrillers, particularly anything dealing with the occult. When I first saw trailers for HEARTLESS, I didn’t quite know what to make of it. It was clearly dealing with elements of the occult, and there seemed to be a revenge tale present as well. My issue was I kept getting a CONSTANTINE vibe, and I never want to get a CONSTANTINE vibe from anything. Luckily, HEARTLESS is nothing like that film and is, surprisingly, a rather unique experience, even if not entirely successful.
In HEARTLESS, a young photographer (Jim Sturgess) with a heart-shaped birthmark on his face, enters into a deal with the Devil as a gang of hoodie wearing thugs start setting Londoners on fire with well-placed molotov cocktails. Saying too much more about the plot will not only ruin the fun but would take forever. If the film has anything hindering it, it’s that it is needlessly convoluted.…Continue Reading
Hastings, MN – Meet Chad Henry Christie, a 37-year-old father of at least two. Mr. Christie is being featured here today because he apparently forced his two children to suck his nipples while playing a game he dubbed “baby animals.”
According to the criminal complaint, on February 28, one of the children told police he had played a game with his father the previous weekend. The game was called “baby animals.” The object of the game was to suck daddy’s nipples. Let’s let that sink in a minute, shall we?
Investigators then interviewed the boy’s older brother, who confirmed the story. The child told police Christie forced both boys to “suck his boobs” and it was “disgusting.” No doubt, kid…
When Christie was interviewed on March 2, he admitted that he has, on multiple occasions, played “baby animals” with the boys, and yes, he did force them to suck on his nipples, but…. it wasn’t for any kind of sexual thrill or anything. Oh, well in that case…
Christie later admitted that he has some sexual issues and may need therapy.…Continue Reading
Phoenix, AZ – Shane Chavis, 31, was booked into the Maricopa County Jail earlier this week, charged with indecent exposure, shoplifting and drug and paraphernalia possession, after being found butt-nekkid in the bathroom of a Phoenix Dollar Tree store.
Just before 10:00 Tuesday evening, a couple of female employees noticed water flowing under the door of the store’s restroom. One of the women knocked on the door and was greeted by a nekkid and crazy Chavis. Seems he’d been enjoying a picnic of sorts while holed up in the shitter, complete with canned peaches, potato chips and other food products from off the shelves. In addition to the lifted foodstuffs, police later found blood and a hypodermic needle in the sink.
Chavis managed to clothe himself before the cops showed up, and soon found himself in the store’s lobby, playing with the Easter decorations and Silly String. Police say the silly tweaker sprayed at least 10 cans of the stuff “all over” the storeroom. He still had a couple cans in his pocket when the cops showed up…an hour after the initial 911 call.…Continue Reading
Police say Hassanhii Garrett attacked his grandmother on Thursday morning as he was getting ready for school. After the attack, he called 911. Responding officers found her face-down on the floor in a pool of blood. The woman put up a hell of a fight as evident by the blood found on the floor, walls, furniture, and in the hallway between the bedroom and the bathroom.
Garrett told investigators that he beat the woman unconscious with a hammer because he was tired of how she was treating him. So after eating breakfast he retrieved a hammer and struck her in the head while she was sleeping, then struck her with his fists when she tried to get away. Despite a court official stating the woman had been released from the hospital, police said on Friday that she’s is currently in the hospital in critical condition.…Continue Reading
Albion, WA – 54-year-old Nathaniel Simon is in custody on $500,000 bond after police say he strangled and beat his 46-year-old girlfriend, carved the words, “Do not resuscitate” on her chest and kept her locked in a trailer for three days.
The woman told police it all started on Friday when Simon punched her in the chest, dragged her through the trailer and choked/smothered her into unconsciousness. When she came to, she said, her shirt was covered in blood and Simon’s message was visible on her skin. Over the course of the next three days, Simon allegedly pummeled her some more, threatening to kill her and himself if she went to the police.
When she was finally able to leave the trailer, the woman told her family of the incident and they informed law enforcement. Fortunately, the woman’s injuries weren’t life threatening…she was treated at the hospital and released.
Simon is being held on charges of assault, making death threats and unlawful imprisonment.
Sheboygan, WI — 43-year-old Mark Adams was sentenced to 30 days in jail earlier this week after pleading no contest to charges that he bit a 3-year-old boy’s neck while “playing vampire” earlier this year.
Authorities say Adams was babysitting the child back in January, and after watching an episode of “True Blood,” bit the child three times on the neck. He reportedly told investigators at the time that he was just playing vampire, adding that it was possible he may have said something about wanting to suck the kid’s blood.
The child’s mother returned home to find the tot laying on the kitchen floor, crying. The boy told her that Adams had bitten him on the neck, and three bite marks were clearly visible. When mom confronted Adams, he reportedly yelled, “I’m not a pedophile!” and punched her in the face.
Adams was sentenced Tuesday after accepting a plea agreement that dismissed a misdemeanor disorderly conduct charge, as well as two misdemeanor counts of encouraging a probation violation.…Continue Reading
PITTSBURGH, PA — A 19-year-old man was attending the Furthur show at Petersen Events Center Wednesday night, when witnesses say he got into a football stance, yelled “hike!” and then dove through a window, plunging 30-feet to his death.
Joseph Kimutis was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, but died later that night. He had been at the concert with his father, who I feel horrible for, where witnesses say he had been acting odd right before he took his deadly fall. “He seemed to be a little out of it at the time, ” Pittsburgh police Lt. Daniel Herrmann said.
Police say they have no reason to believe drugs or alcohol were involved — aside from him getting into a football stance, yelling “hike” and then launching himself through a one-inch thick pane of glass to die 30 feet below after hitting the pavement — but it’s still under investigation and toxicology test results aren’t in.
“He just come running out and just dove right out the window,” said Joe Ninehauser, a concert-goer.…Continue Reading
ADA, Okla. – Jasmine Cotter, 19, killed her boyfriend after running him over with a car back in October of last year. She would plead no contest to first-degree manslaughter in February and on Tuesday, she found out her punishment. A 10-year deferred sentence.
After running over her boyfriend, investigators said Cotter, who was 18 at the time, told them she snapped during an argument with her 21-year-old boyfriend, Damian Ruston. She told a state trooper Ruston had spit in her face, flipped her off, then cursed at her before she intentionally turned him into a speed bump on the shoulder of a highway. Before being arrested, Cotter failed a sobriety test.
Because she took a “blind plea” a judge would decide her sentence and the prosecution would not object. Even though everyone agreed on the blind plea, Assistant District Attorney Jim Tollison hinted they had enough evidence to convict. “The facts of the case certainly met the statutory elements of a crime,” he said. Cotter was facing anywhere from four years to life in prison.…Continue Reading
Margaret Boyett, 41, has been teaching autistic students at the school since 2009, but her future employment at the school, or any school for that matter, isn’t looking so hot after being accused of abusing one of her students in February.
She has been accused of grabbing a 7th grader by the wrist and forcing him to hit himself ”7 to 8 times” in the head in an attempt to make him apologize for something. A teacher’s aide was in the room at the time and yelled for Boyett to stop. She even had to grab Boyett’s arm to keep her from slapping the boy.
The aide immediately reported the incident to school officials who in turn notified the police the following day. Investigators attempted to question the victim, but because of his disability, documents say he was “unable to comprehend the event and form a cognitive statement.”
On Tuesday, Boyett was arrested in her lawyer’s office and was being held on a $6,000 bail, under the alias Margie Terranova (?), until her first court appearance sometime today.…Continue Reading
LYNN, Mass. – A Massachusetts second-grader found a discarded syringe and brought it to school, deciding to play doctor while conducting his own show-and-tell for the class.
The boy and his friend found the needle as they were walking to school, and used it to give each other pretend flu shots. When they got to class the boy showed off the needle and asked if anyone wanted a flu shot. No one took him up on the offer.
One of the boys in the class told his parents about the incident, who in turn contacted school officials last Friday. After a little investigating, the needle was found where the boy had thrown it away at a friend’s house.
Dr. Catherine Latham, Lynn Superintendent of Schools, told reporters that neither of the boys who got stuck with the syringe are in trouble, but will be getting blood tests to find out if they’ve killed each other.
The school and police put together a presentation telling students not to pick up needles or other dangerous items they find on the streets, including guns, knives and lighters.…Continue Reading
Rock Hill, SC – A South Carolina couple have been arrested and charged with meth possession, manufacturing and child abuse charges while out on bond for previous meth and child abuse charges.
David Manny Henson Jr., 38, and his then girlfriend, 42-year-old Bobbi Jo Wulf, were arrested last year after police found liquid meth, marijuana, and a meth lab in the home they shared.
Henson was charged with manufacturing and trafficking meth, and possession of a firearm. Wulf, who was 6-months pregnant at the time, was charged with exposing a child to manufacturing meth.
But you can’t keep a good meth-head down it seems, and on Tuesday, the couple were arrested again after police acted on a tip and found an active meth lab in their home, along with the couple’s now 7-month-old baby.
The reports say that there wasn’t just a meth lab, but also clear evidence that meth was being used in the home. The 7-month-old was taken into emergency custody because of the hazardous chemical smell emanating from the meth making and taken to the hospital to be checked out.…Continue Reading
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
I’m back with another Netflix Watch Instantly recommendation titled NAKED FEAR. Yeah, I know it sounds like a Steven Seagal movie, but this Canadian thriller starring Joe Mantegna (before his CRIMINAL MINDS stint) and a very naked Danielle De Luca, turned out being a pretty decent flick — if you skip the first 45 minutes.
A small town girl is forced to strip in a New Mexico shit-hole that also happens to be an active serial killer’s stomping grounds. A serial killer whose modus operandi is abducting prostitutes, then setting them free in the wilderness where he hunts them down like animals.
The film is based loosely off of American serial killer, Robert Hansen, who would hunt down prostitutes he’d abducted and set free into the Alaskan wilderness. This is one of the reasons why I even gave this film a shot and the fact that it’s directed by Thom Eberhardt, the man behind one of my guilty pleasures, 1984′s NIGHT OF THE COMET. Check out the trailer followed by a bit of my blurb-free rambling.…Continue Reading
OTTUMWA, Iowa – Police have arrested a self-described animal activist after a neighbor videotaped her using a club to beat the crap out of a dog.
Officers said 41-year-old Noelle Stanbridge (Facebook) is facing one count of cruelty to animals after they received a videotape of her disciplining a dog in her backyard (watch some of it here). For those who cannot see it, the video shows Stanbridge beating on a dog with a club, and dragging it around the yard by the legs. But even with the tape, it’s doubtful she will face any serious charges.
“Unfortunately, with our state laws, if you beat your own dog and it does not suffer serious injuries, it’s just a simple misdemeanor,” Ottumwa police Chief Jim Clark said. “It appeared that she was going beyond disciplining the animals and actually abusing them.” Clark added that Stanbridge has been vocal on her displeasure of how their department handles stray dogs.
“We put them down after seven days, which is very common around the state.…Continue Reading
The body of a 25-year-old mother of three was found dead yesterday, located in a church’s septic tank. Her estranged husband, along with his parents, have been arrested.
Summer Inman was abducted last Tuesday after leaving work as a janitor at a bank. Witnesses saw two men forcing Inman into a car driven by a blonde woman. Coincidentally, Inman’s estranged husband, William Inman Jr., was seen taking his white Crown Vic to a car wash the following day. Hours later, the car was taken to get new tires.
Summer was in the middle of a nasty divorce from William, and told the courts that he had threatened to kill her if she took his children away from him. Feeling they probably had enough circumstantial evidence, William and his parents, Sandra Inman and William Inman Sr., where taken into custody on Thursday. But they weren’t talking. That is, until Tuesday.
That’s when police say Sandra told them where Summer’s body was located. After six screws were removed from a septic system’s cover behind a church in nearby Nelsonville, Ohio, Inman’s body was discovered.…Continue Reading
BELLAIRE, Ohio – Have you eaten lunch yet? A morbidly obese man in Ohio had to be removed from his home after his skin had become attached to the fabric of the chair he’d been sitting in for the last two years.
How did he eat? Where did he go to the bathroom? All questions I asked when I was first told the story, and now I have the answers that I will gleefully relay to you in hopes of ruining your lunch hour.
Surprisingly, the 43-year-old man lived with his girlfriend who supplied him with food. That’s the answer to the first question. The fact that he was found sitting in his own feces and urine answers the second. Maggots were also present, happily feasting on the man’s soup as well as his bedsores.
His girlfriend and another man called police after they found him unresponsive on Sunday. One officer said it was the worst thing he ever responded to, the worst part being the smell. One officer threw away his uniform after it was soiled by the man’s filth while cutting him out of the chair.…Continue Reading
Sheriff Thomas Rodella said the boy has admitted to raping the girl, explaining he did it because other kids at school were bullying him for being a virgin.
The teen, who is facing two counts of criminal sexual contact and one count of criminal sexual penetration of a minor, is currently in a juvenile detention center. Some are saying the boy is as much a victim as the little girl he tapped.
“This case is all about bullying, and because of the bullying, now we have two victims,” Sheriff Thomas Rodella said.
While others express their disbelief that bullying and peer pressure could lead a teen to do something like this, especially against a member of their own family. I miss the good old days when peer pressure just led to alcohol poisoning, gateway drug use and good, old-fashioned date rape.
I know that kids are stupid, but I don’t grasp the logic behind this boy’s actions and how this new activity in his sex life would be a great counter to the insults he was getting from his peers.…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