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FAIRFIELD, CA - In an effort to make Jason Adam’s day go a bit better, I’m skipping the story about the man jacking off to child porn in a public library and posting one that belongs in the “no good deed goes unpunished” department.
A man was killed in a McDonald’s parking lot yesterday morning while trying to help a man jump start a dead battery.
Yesterday, 70-year-old Rudy Gonzales was trying to do the right thing by helping a homeless man whose RV had died in the fast-food restaurant’s parking lot. But for reasons that have not been explained, the RV lurched forward and hit Gonzales, killing him.
Then, in a real dick move, the driver of the RV drove away leaving the poor guy laying in the parking lot. Police would locate the RV a short while later and arrest the driver, 52-year-old Michael Wilbert, on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter and felony hit and run.
Police have not determined if this was an intentional act on Wilbert’s part or simply a terrible response to an accident, but they did say alcohol was not a factor.…
Hollywood, CA – In a sick twist on the casting couch, a Hollywood talent agent for child actors has been arrested and accused of sexually assaulting one of his clients.
Martin Weiss, 47, has been charged with eight felony counts of child molestation after one of his past clients, now 18, says he was forced to have sex with Weiss over a three years period starting when he was 11 or 12 years old.
He told police that Weiss told him that this was a common practice in the biz, which I really don’t doubt, and that he’d kept the abuse a secret in fear of damaging his career and hurting his family. After the Penn State child sex scandal broke, the victim says he was afraid there may be more victims so he confronted Weiss in a mid-November phone call that he recorded.
Weiss admits to the sexual activity in the phone call, but denied there were any similarities between him and Jerry Sandusky because he says the victim, at age 12, was the one who initiated the sexual contact.…
COLUMBUS, GA – Police have arrested a pediatrician in Georgia, charging him with possessing child pornography.
Dr. Yancy Craft, 41, was arrested and charged with possession and receipt of child pornography after getting snagged in an interstate child pornography sting. He originally flew into the FBI Memphis Crimes Against Children Task Force’s radar, but they had to transfer their case to Columbus officials after Craft relocated there.
Yesterday a U.S. Magistrate Judge allowed Craft to be released on recognizance bond, but he is required to wear an electronic monitoring bracelet, have no unsupervised supervision with anyone under 18, not have a firearm and be subject to home confinement from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m.
Before moving to Columbus, Craft, who also goes by the name Travis Mobley, was a practicing pediatrician in Tennessee and Arkansas.
Great. Parents are already paranoid about Boy Scout leaders and Catholic priests, now they gotta worry about pediatricians getting boners while giving their kid a checkup.…
New York – A woman in New York just became the fifth person in 30 years to be charged with self-abortion in that state, after a dead fetus was found in the trash.
Police have charged 20-year-old Yaribely Almonte with self-abortion after a man was sorting recyclables outside a Manhattan building, and discovered a seven-inch long fetus wrapped in a trash bag.
The age of the fetus has not been reported but in New York, abortion is illegal after six months of pregnancy unless it’s performed to save the mother’s life. Almonte rented a room in the building for a short while and allegedly ended her pregnancy by drinking an herbal tea that can cause a miscarriage.
The concoction has become increasingly more common in Mexico and other parts of Latin America in recent years. Abortion rights advocates say this is because because of a lack of insurance or mistrust of the medical system, even.
“It’s been well discussed in the Latino community that there’s an issue about health and safety and the use of medication outside of a doctor’s care for pregnancy termination,” said Elizabeth Toledo, a public relations consultant for abortion rights groups.…
Late in the evening on Nov. 19, police received calls from employees at Orland Square Mall reporting that a man was attempting to ‘flash’ people. What police reportedly discovered was that the man was, in fact, seeking medical advice from mall personnel regarding an apparently raging case of hemorrhoids.
According to an Orland Park police report, several store employees told police that the man – later identified as Andrews – kept approaching them, asking them to look at his hemorrhoids and, immediately after asking and before they could respond, turning around and showing them his ‘condition.’
After obtaining a description of the suspect, the officer reportedly found Andrews in a lower level bathroom.
A second news report identified Andrews as a ‘fellow employee’ of the complaintants. If so, it is a sad day, indeed, when a person cannot seek out the opinion of coworkers on a simple butt painful affliction such as his. …
Crestview, FL – Imagine going in to have some routine surgery performed, only to end up in a burn unit in another state because somehow your face had caught on fire during the procedure. That’s exactly what happened to a woman in Florida who is currently recovering from second-degree burns to her face and neck.
Kim Grice, 29, was a patient at the Crestview Surgery Center having three cysts removed from her head. For some reason that has yet to be explained, a flash fire erupted during the surgery and Grice’s face caught on fire.
The mother of three was rushed to an emergency room and then transferred to the University of South Alabama Medical Center. Fox News states the woman suffered horrific burns, and they weren’t exaggerating. Click here to see a pic of Grice as she was being transferred to the emergency room.
The North Okaloosa Medical Center said they were investigating how the fire started, but Crestview fire officials say that surgery fires can flare up when electric or heat-generating tools, like lasers, mix with alcohol, oxygen and surgical coverings.…
Rochester, PA — Police reported a rough Monday night for a Pennsylvania state man. The evening reportedly included fighting with police officers, vandalizing a patrol car, and an unsuccessful suicide bid in a police station urinal.
According to police reports, the mayhem began when Samuel D. Boyd, 23, was found by Rochester officer Cesar Chavez to be sleeping in his car in the roadway around 4:50 a.m. After being awakened by Chavez, Boyd did not follow field sobriety test directions and refused a blood draw.
Chavez wrote in the criminal complaint that Boyd pushed and kicked officers who tried to search him and tried to run away. After more officers arrived, Boyd was restrained by police who subsequently found 64 stamp bags of heroin, straws and about $230 in cash in his possession.
While being tranferred to the police station, Boyd is said to have ripped off a window cage in the back of a Rochester patrol car. Police reported that Boyd ‘continually threatened to kill Chavez’ throughout all of this.…
DETROIT, MI – Two years ago I posted about Sharon Hinojosa, the 29-year-old woman accused of intentionally setting fire to her mobile home with her two children inside, killing them both. Earlier this month she was convicted of first-degree murder in the deaths of Anthony, 4, and Alayna, 3. Yesterday she was sentenced to life in prison.
For those of you who missed this, back in October 2009, Hinojosa escaped from the blazing mobile home she shared with her boyfriend, clutching the couple’s 1-year-old. She left her two children from a different man inside the trailer and they would die screaming in the flames.
Her actions on the night of the fire immediately drew suspicion. She didn’t scream for help until the fire was well underway, and one neighbor said she didn’t mention her other two kids until asked. Even after informing would-be rescuers her two children were inside, she wouldn’t provide specific details as to where they were in the mobile home they may be. Neighbors tried their best to rescue the two children who were still alive as the trailer went up in flames.…
BOX ELDER COUNTY, Utah — A hunter in Utah is lucky to be alive after a dog accidentally shot him with a shotgun, leaving the hunter with an assful of birdshot.
Police say 46-year-old Robert Cottingham was duck hunting Sunday with his son and brother-in-law when the accident happened. While Cottingham retrieved a duck from the water, an excited Labrador named Piper jumped into the boat they were using and hit a shotgun that had been left laying in the boat.
Piper hit the loaded shotgun in such a way that it fired, hitting Cottingham in the lower back and buttocks from a distance of about 6-feet. A medical helicopter was dispatched but later recalled after medics treated Cottingham at the scene, and then took him to the hospital where 27 birdshot pellets were removed from his ass.
Cottingham is expected to make a full recovery, even though several pellets could not be removed, and says things could have turned out a lot worse. Turns out a duck decoy absorbed a substantial amount of the blast and probably saved his life.…
GILGO BEACH, NY — It’s been a year since we first reported on four bodies being found in the bushes along a quarter-mile strip of beachfront property in Long Island. Since then that number rose to a total of 10 bodies.
The first four bodies have been identified and all advertised prostitution services on Craigslist and police feel all of the deceased had some connections to the sex trade. Initially, police felt that the bodies were not the work of one person, but rather multiple people using the desolate stretch of beach as some kind of dumping ground. But now they say they’re dealing with one serial killer who has been littering the beach with dead women as far back as 1996.
“Looking at the common denominators involved with the dumping ground, the type of victims, the dismemberments, all on Long Island. Our theory is that it’s probably one serial killer,” Richard Dormer said. This contradicts his earlier statements of there being multiple killers derived from the fact that the person responsible took the Henry route and did not “necessarily do the same thing all the time.”
The hunt for a serial killer started after 23-year-old Shannan Gilbert went missing in May.…
Palm Harbor, FL - On Monday night, Heather Lynn Mayo called the Pinellas County Sheriff’s Office to have deputies remove her boyfriend from their apartment. Robert Worden, 34, had reportedly just gotten out of the county jail after serving 40 days for obtaining property with a worthless check. Mayo said she was scared of him. Worden said he just wanted to see his 7-year-old daughter.
According to police, Worden agreed to leave. While walking out with the deputies, he pointed to a damaged Ford pick-up truck in the apartment complex parking lot and said he had a story to tell them.
Worden told deputies that – on February 4 – Mayo borrowed the pick-up belonging to a neighbor to make a marijuana run. Worden said that Mayo then texted him that she had struck a deer. Worden added that, a few weeks later, Mayo ‘broke down’ and told him that she had actually hit a person and that Mayo ‘knew the person was dead.’ She did not stop.
According to police, the person Mayo hit was Jeannie Fisher, 50.…
Austin, Texas – A woman jealous over her boyfriend’s dog has been charged with animal cruelty after she slammed the animal to the pavement.
Police say 24-year-old Maria Martinez was arguing with her boyfriend when she picked up his 12-year-old Shitzu-mix dog named Chase and tossed him into a nearby dumpster. She then climbed into the dumpster, lifted Chase above her head and then slammed the dog onto the cement.
When police arrived, Martinez’ boyfriend took them into his apartment and showed them Chase’s food bowl, which had been bleached white because Martinez had allegedly attempted to poison Chase by pouring bleach on the dog’s food.
Martinez admitted to police that she abused Chase because she was mad and jealous of the dog. She was arrested and charged with felony animal cruelty. Chase was taken to the vet, but so far I can find no reports on how the dog is doing.…
Meaux, France – A man in France has been accused of killing his 3-year-old son by putting him in a running washing machine.
Police say 33-year-old Christophe Champenois stripped Bastien naked, placed him in the family’s washing machine and then turned on the cold cycle. Why? Because he was punishing the boy for putting a classmate’s drawing in the toilet at nursery school.
After a few minutes in the wash, his mother pulled out Bastien’s cold, limp body and ran to a neighbor for help, claiming he had fallen down the stairs. The boy’s mother tried performing CPR but unfortunately it was too late, and Bastien died from head injuries.
Champenois says he is innocent and that they boy really did fall down the stairs, but investigators say the injuries the boy suffered were consistent with being tossed around in a washing machine, not a fall. Here’s the kicker. Bastien’s five-year-old sister said this wasn’t the first time he’d been placed in the washing machine as punishment.
Other neighbors came forward and told reporters that the boy had also been locked inside a cabinet for hours at a time and was even left on a window sill for hours wrapped in a blanket. …
Guy meets girl. Girl and guy meet for drinks and nookie. Girl tells guy she gave him AIDS. Guy shoots girl in head. Girl says, “Daaamn! Just kiddin’!”
According to authorities, that’s basically what happened between 49-year-old Lloyd Wilkins and his girlfriend on the evening of April 23, 2011. The two had hooked up that evening, and after a few drinks, ended up swapping spit and other bodily fluids. After the lovin’ was over, Wilkins’ girlfriend apparently said something along the lines of, “Oh, snap! You got the AIDS!”
Wilkins responded by walking into his bedroom and retrieving a 12-gauge, single-shot shotgun from his closet. He pointed it in the general direction of the woman’s head. The gun went off, striking the jokester in the brain space. No word on whether he jokingly replied, “Oh, snap! You got the dain bramage!”
Wilkins then called 911 to report that he shot someone. At the same time, the woman called a friend to take her to the hospital. …
Cedar Falls, IA – Whitley Teslow, 21, turned himself into police and apologized for his late night food run. This after local news broadcast surveillance video showed Teslow breaking in through to a McDonalds around 2AM on Sunday.
Surveillance cameras at the restaurant show Teslow breaking in through the drive-thru window and cooking himself a hamburger and fries. He was in the building for a total of about half an hour.
Teslow says he only remembers parts of the event and “was not in his right mind.” He said he is not sure how he got to the McDonald’s, but is sure that he did not drive there. Teslow apologized in a recent interview and said he is willing to pay for any damages. Interestingly, it was reported that Teslow has never worked in a McDonalds – or any restaurant, for that matter.
Teslow is concerned about how this incident may impact his future career plans.
“It’s not who I am to do something like that. I’ve never been in trouble with the law before.…
From what Adams’ mother told police, he apparently had some sort of psychotic episode the evening before and tore up her house, cornering her with a shotgun at one point.
On Saturday, Adams reportedly entered the woman’s bedroom with a handgun in the waistband of his pants. The woman told police she feared for her life, and while Adams was distracted, presumably by something shiny, she made a run for it and called police from a neighbor’s house.
Responding deputies soon found Adams wandering down the road a short distance away from the home. He was wearing “odd-matching” clothing and a pair of ski goggles, police said. A pat down revealed a pistol holster in his waistband and shotgun parts in his sock. He was placed under arrest.
When officers returned to the home in search of weapons, they found a semi-automatic in the kitchen, but no sign of the missing pistol or the rest of the shotgun.…
Police were called to the unidentified woman’s home after she threw her 8-year-old son out of a window. The boy ran to a neighbor asking for help, saying that his mother was trying to kill him.
When police arrived at the home and broke down the door, they found the woman sitting in a chair repeatedly stabbing her young, disabled daughter. Police ordered her to stop, but she refused and police opened fire.
Police have not said if the 4-year-old girl was struck by a bullet, but did report between 10 to 16 shots were fired. Both the woman and her daughter died at the scene, while the boy who was tossed out a window only suffered minor injuries.
No word on a motive, but a neighbor told reporters the woman had issues and was going through some hard times, unable to afford electricity, rent or even food.…
Dayton, OH – I was going to post this last week, but I still cannot find an official news report. Supposedly, a man is being sued by his ex-girlfriend after tattooing a steaming pile of shit on her back.
Tattoo artist Ryan Fitzjerald is being sued by his now ex-girlfriend after tricking her into getting the crappy tatt you can see here. This was reportedly in response to his discovering that she cheated on him with his best friend.
Civil suit documents say that Fitzjerald offered to tattoo a scene from the Narnia trilogy on ex-girlfriend Rossie Brovent’s back – a tattoo that she reportedly ‘always wanted.’ What she got instead was flies swarming around poop. Wait… isn’t that a Narnia scene?
Brovent first tried to have Fitzjerald charged with assault, but Fitzjerald produced a consent form she had signed agreeing that the design of her tattoo would be “at the artist’s discretion.”
According to Brovents, “He tricked me by drinking a bottle of cheap wine with me and doing tequila shots before I signed it and got the tattoo.”
Brovents is now seeking yet another pile from Fitzjerald, suing him for $100,000.…