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I’m trying to get back into the groove of writing up reviews, so here’s another book for you. This is the last one I finished called The Lock Artist by Steve Hamilton. I regularly peruse the Best Books of the Month on Amazon and this particular book was high on the list in January. I was already familiar with Hamilton’s McKnight series, which this is not a part of, so I checked out the official synopsis:

Marked by tragedy, traumatized at the age of eight, Michael, now eighteen, is no ordinary young man. Besides not uttering a single word in ten years, he discovers the one thing he can somehow do better than anyone else. Whether it’s a locked door without a key, a padlock with no combination, or even an 800-pound safe… he can open them all.

It’s an unforgivable talent. A talent that will make young Michael a hot commodity with the wrong people and, whether he likes it or not, push him ever closer to a life of crime.

YELM, Wash. — A couple have gotten themselves into some trouble after doling out a rather unorthodox form of punishment on to their 16-year-old daughter after she went to a party without permission.

After her father, 38-year-old Fremon Seay, picked the teen up from what he called a “crack house,” he brought her home and whipped her legs with a switch while he sat on her back. Feeling that this punishment wasn’t adequate, Seay came up with a radical form of punishment — a sword fight.

Seay, being one of those “Renaissance fighters” who dress up in medieval garb and participates in mock sword fights, figured out a way to discipline his daughter and get in some training at the same time.

He suited up in medieval armor then made the girl do the same, handing her a wooden sword. Then, from 2 to 4 a.m. Sunday, he forced the girl to duel him in the front yard until “she could no longer stand from exhaustion.”

When the fight was over and Seay declared victory, he reportedly apologized to his daughter when he saw the extensive bruises she had suffered to her face, torso and legs, telling her that he did not mean for things to go that far. …

Everett, Wa — An unidentified 43-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence late Friday night after allegedly taking a sawzall to her sleeping hubby’s neck.

When police arrived at the couple’s home, they reportedly heard the woman’s 36-year-old husband screaming, “It was you! It was you! You tried to cut my head off. You’re going to jail!”

The man told police he woke up to a running power tool on his neck. When he turned on the bedroom light, he saw his beloved wife standing there with the sawzall in her hand. This man is apparently a very deep sleeper – not only did he not wake when he heard the sawzall switch on, he also claims he was cut with a hatchet at some point.

Though the severity of his injuries are unknown, police did notice he was sportin’ a few cuts on his neck and shoulders. The man was treated at the hospital and released.

When questioned, the wife told police she had the tool in her hand because there had been an intruder in her daughter’s bedroom that had escaped through the kid’s bedroom window.…

Teen Arrested After He Came Inside Church

October 18, 2011 at 9:16 am by  

CHARLOTTE HARBOR, FL. – Technically, the 17-year-old boy was arrested after he came inside an 11-year-old girl inside church.

A mother told police she was leaving church but could not find her 11-year-old daughter. After locating her 10 minutes later, her daughter informed her that she had been having sex with 17-year-old Pierre Tony inside the 7th Day Adventist Church’s bathroom.

The girl repeated the story to police during questioning and Tony must have done something similar after voluntarily arriving at the police station with his father. After his interview with police, he was arrested and charged with sexual battery before being transported to the Department of Juvenile Justice.

I had sex in church with my girlfriend multiple times as a teen. She was my same age, but church was the only place she was allowed to go without her strict parents. So every Wednesday evening we skipped Bible study and would bump uglies in a locked youth room equipped with a foosball table, a television, and more importantly, a couch.…

Memphis, TN – Police arrested Kimberly Lawson, 40, Saturday morning after they were called by Caroline Morris and her neighbors. Morris owns a German Shepherd named Adam. …and Lawson and Adam were reportedly being a little too friendly.

“[My neighbor] said someone is having sex with my dog, and I just could not believe it and I said lets call 911 and that’s what we did,” said Morris.

Neighbors told police they saw Lawson pull down his pants get on his knees and allow the dog to “mount him.” The witnesses who saw the act reportedly told police that the dog mounted the suspect on at least three total occasions within an hour’s time.

Someone should tell those witnesses that the newer video cameras have batteries that last much longer than an hour…

“We wouldn’t have thought that somebody [was] – I am just going to say it – raping my dog cause that is what he did.” said Morris.

Errr… actually… Oh, never mind.

“I feel like I let Adam down, that’s how you feel, as a parent, if you are a parent and your child gets violated like that.…

Larksville, PA – According to authorities, a Pennsylvania man has been charged by the FBI for repeatedly injecting his semen into the lunches of two co-workers. Joseph Bartorillo, 60, reportedly used a syringe for the sperm donations that were a part of the female co-worker’s lunches. It reportedly occurred 13 times over a 10-month period.

Wyoming County District Attorney Jeff Mitchell explained “The victims began to notice something was wrong with their yogurts – there were pin marks.” Mitchell noted also that the victims thought that the yogurts ‘smelled and tasted bad.’

Authorities are reportedly still trying to determine a motive for the crimes, the district attorney said.

Let me help…

per·vy (pur-vee) adj.  To be characterized by behavior – especially sexual in nature – that is considered abnormal, deviant, or oddly and compulsively self-wankworthy.

The acts of contamination occurred at a Proctor and Gamble plant where Bartorillo and the two victims worked. Proctor and Gamble has reported that Bartorillo is no longer employed there. Mitchell, Procter and Gamble spokespeople, and everyone else also seemed most interested in stressing that ‘products were not contaminated.’

“The situation he was involved in did not involve any product we make or sell,” Alex Fried, spokesman at Procter and Gamble said.…

Philadelphia, PA — Horrendous story out of Philly where a janitor investigating the possibility of a tenant hiding a dog, instead found four disabled people chained up in a building’s basement.

Observant neighbors informed their block captain of some suspicious activity going on inside a seven-unit apartment building that included people being loaded from the back of an SUV with out-of-state plates. The block captain in turn contacted the building’s landlord who went to investigate.

The first time he checked the basement he did not find anything out of the ordinary aside for some things being out of place. On Friday he checked again and found a dog dish, but nothing else. Thinking one of his tenants was hiding a dog, he checked back on Saturday and found a door in the basement had been locked with a rusty chain.

After removing the chain and opening the door, he found a dark room roughly 10 feet by 15 feet. Inside that room were four mentally challenged adults, a 29-year-old woman and three men, ages 31, 35 and 41, all laying in their own filth.…

It’s been awhile since I have had anything resembling a review on the site, and this is mostly due to a lack of time. So in order to combat that, I am simply going to stop trying to write long-ass, mostly skipped over reviews and just offer some recommendations. Sort of like the Oprah Book Club, but for DD readers and without all the crap.

To be honest, all I really want to do is navigate DD readers, who probably share some of my morbid interests, around the stinking turds and towards material they may enjoy as much as I did. I’ll leave actual reviews to the people who are paid for it and will link to them within my future recommendations if you’re looking for more in-depth analysis.

To start things off, I’d like to talk about one of the best books I have read this year, Harlan Coben’s 17th novel, Caught. Here’s the official synopsis:

17 year-old Haley McWaid is a good girl, the pride of her suburban New Jersey family, captain of the lacrosse team, headed off to college next year with all the hopes and dreams her doting parents can pin on her.

Williston, VT — A man arrested Saturday on suspicion of lewd and lascivious conduct with a child shot and killed himself Sunday outside the Vermont State Police barracks.

According to police, a friend of 43-year-old Michael Weisler called 911 Sunday afternoon to report Weisler had threatened to commit suicide and was on his way to the barracks. Just moments later, as troopers stood by, Weisler entered the parking lot, exited his vehicle and shouted, “I’m the one you’re looking for.” He then pulled out a handgun and shot himself dead before the officers could intervene. Case closed.

The alleged molestation of the girl, which police say occurred back in ’08, was reported to Vermont State Police on Friday. An investigation by state police and the Department of Children and Families ultimately led to Weisler’s arrest on Saturday. He posted $10,000 bail Sunday morning and was to appear in Vermont Superior Court sometime today.

Police are investigating the incident and trying to piece together Weisler’s final hours, Police Lt. Detective Brian Miller said.…

Oshkosh, WI — I know that in the grand scheme of things, VeiJzahn Knight losing her title of Miss Oshkosh after getting caught shoplifting from Walmart isn’t that big of a deal, but I’m in a bad mood this Monday morning and I’m writing about it anyway.

Miss Oshkosh Scholarship Pageant is a beauty pageant that began back in 1964.  Any lucky lady crowned Miss Oshkosh receives a cash scholarship, totaling around $9000 dollars for 2012, with various different gifts from over twenty other sponsors. I could be wrong about this, but from the looks of the contestants over the last few years, this pageant has been a primarily white affair.

But this year, 19-year-old VeiJzahn Knight was crowned Miss Oshkosh and became the first black woman ever given the title in the pageant’s 47 year history. Adding to that proud distinction, Knight has now become the first woman in the pageant’s history to have their title stripped from them.

It’s not like pageant officials didn’t have a valid reason.…

Fort Lauderdale, FL — Phillip Winikoff, 81, a man accused of posing as a doctor and offering free door-to-door breast exams, has finally reached a plea deal with prosecutors. For those of you unfamiliar with the Winikoff case, the details are rather simple.

In April 2006, Winikiff – armed with a black “doctor bag” – proceeded to knock on the doors of an apartment complex in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida.  A woman – 36 at the time – told detectives that, after she accepted his offer of a free breast exam, he started the exam by fondling her breasts. This alone may have been okay, but she knew something was wrong ‘when his hands wandered elsewhere.’ The victim eventually called 911. Because she had waited, though, Winikoff was already ‘conferring’ with a second ‘patient,’ the sheriff’s office said.

Winikoff was charged with three counts of sexual battery, two counts of practicing medicine without a license, two counts of simple battery, and one count of using the title of doctor without a license.…

Cambridge, MA — Joseph P. Macdonald, 32, was arrested last week after his attempts to organize an impromptu block party were spurned by his unimaginative neighbors. …and we wonder why America lacks a “sense of community.”

The evening of October 3 began innocently enough when MacDonald reportedly came out of the isolation of his apartment to urinate on the front steps of the building. At his point, you might expect that his neighbors would inquire as to how the urinating was going or even join in – as that would be the polite thing. But, no. Completely out of the blue, some of his neighbors reportedly yelled at him to stop.

After a verbal exchange that we will simply describe as “unpleasant,” Macdonald reportedly returned to his apartment.

Not to be discouraged and clearly clinging to the notion that the concept of the neighborhood is not dead, Macdonald reportedly returned to the street. This time – while wearing only a T-shirt and peach-colored lace panties – police said Macdonald began masturbating in the middle of the street and calling out to the other residents to ‘come outside and join him.’ Ungrateful, neighbors called police.…

Greenwich Village, NY — We’ve seen our fair share of McDonald’s beat-downs here at the Dreamin’ Demon, but this one has a bit of a twist to it. In this particular case, a male employee is accused of assaulting two female customers with some sort of metal rod after they verbally and physically assaulted him.

It all started at about 12:30 Thursday morning. The two women were fixin’ to pay for their order with a $50 bill. The male employee in question, 31-year-old Rayon McIntosh, told the women he needed to scan their bill for authenticity before giving them their food. This apparently displeased them. The women, identified as Denise Darbeau and Rachel Edwards, both 24, can be heard swearing at McIntosh, saying, “Do something about it, pussy.” And as is evident in the attached video, Darbeau leans over the counter and slaps McIntosh across the face. McIntosh then retreats into the back of the restaurant.

At that point, Darbeau vaults over the counter while her buddy walks around the side to confront McIntosh.…

Lanham, MD – Antoinette Starks, 55, was arrested Tuesday morning in the parking lot of the local Target after she allegedly stabbed a female shopper who was loading purchases into her car.  When police arrived, they found the victim in the parking lot with multiple stab wounds. Starks was also in the parking lot. She was said to be holding knives that she had stolen earlier from a nearby store.

Police said Starks ignored their requests to drop the knives and continued walking through the parking lot. She was promptly tazed and taken into custody.

Police said Starks – a schizophrenic who, among other things, suffers from a paranoid fear of white people – had recently been released from a psychiatric facility into a group home. This after Administrative Law Judge Una M. Perez declared that Starks has been free of symptoms of her mental disorder since at least May 2007. Citing a doctor’s opinion, Perez – along with her recommendation of a group home – ordered that Starks take her medications as prescribed, not possess weapons, and ‘abide by other conditions.’

Hmmm… I wonder how she did on abiding by those other conditions…

Interestingly, Starks had been placed in the psychatric facility in the first place after chasing – and then stabbing – two women at the Nordstrom in the Westfield Montgomery Mall in 2005.…

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — The founder and lead guitar player of a band you’ve probably never heard of is currently in the hospital after his bass player punched him into a coma.

Aleister Wild had finished their set at Union Station Lounge in Colorado Springs Saturday morning when the bass player, Michael Sorden, became enraged at Ernest Munoz, the band’s lead singer, for refusing to help him load his equipment.

“I told him ‘Forget you’ and he came at me, but I thought he was just going to yell in my face,” said Munoz, who’s been with the band for only a few months. “And he just swung and punched me so hard that I fell to the ground.”

Terry Span

He says it was at that point band founder, Terry Span, intervened and tried to calm Sorden down. It didn’t work out quite the way he expected.

“The next thing I know, I see Mike hitting him and Terry falls down like dead weight,” Munoz said. “Blood spattered on my arms and I knew there was something really serious about this.”

Munoz was right.…

The Seal Beach Salon Meritage Massacre

October 13, 2011 at 2:25 pm by  

SEAL BEACH, Calif. — A man in California entered a salon and opened fire, becoming the person responsible for the largest mass murder in Orange County history.

Reportedly upset over an ongoing custody issue with his young son, 41-year-old Scott Dekraai entered the salon where his ex-wife worked and opened fire. The salon was busy at the time so he didn’t have much of a problem with targets, starting with his ex, Michelle Fournier.

Afterwards, witnesses say he just pretty much shot anyone who moved as people tried to hide or run out of the salon. When there was no one left to shoot inside the salon, Dekraai shot people outside, including one man in a Range Rover.

In total, 8 people have been confirmed dead. Police found six dead inside the salon, including his ex-wife, while a man and a woman died later at the hospital. One woman remains in the hospital in critical condition.

Dekraai was arrested by police about a half mile away without incident or a bra.…

WAYNE, Wis. — A woman in Wisconsin failed miserably as a parent after overdosing on heroin while chaperoning her daughter’s school field trip.

Stephanie Bailey, 28, accompanied her 7-year-old daughter on a Wayne Elementary School trip to Pioneer Village, acting as a parent chaperone.

At some point Bailey went to the restroom, deciding she needed a little help getting through all the fiddling and butter churning. One of the other parents grew concerned when Bailey never returned and went to check on her.

Inside the bathroom she would find Bailey passed out on the restroom floor next to some hypodermic needles. At first she thought Bailey was diabetic, but quickly realized that wasn’t the case when she noticed a glass pipe next to Bailey’s lost dignity. Teachers administered first aid and called 911.

By time police arrived, Bailey had already come to. She would consent to a search and police would find she’d come to Pioneer Village prepared, possessing four small baggies of heroin, two pills, a metal spoon, a clear glass pipe, several alcohol prep pads, several hypodermic needles, rubber tubing, two plastic containers of sterile water, and a lighter.…

Woman Sues After Sex Toy Wrecked Her Vagina

October 13, 2011 at 8:19 am by  

Dunsmuir, CA — A woman in California is suing a sex toy manufacturer claiming that she had to go to the hospital after one of their products turned her vagina into mush.

April Bonjour claims that she and her boyfriend were using a dildo from Pipedream Products during foreplay when she felt an “intense sharp” pain in her vagina. When her boyfriend withdrew the sex toy, it was covered in blood.

She initially thought she had started her period, but a box of sanitary pads and a few blood clots later, she realized it was something serious. When the bleeding would not stop, her boyfriend called 911. By the time paramedics arrived, Bonjour claims she was slipping in and out of consciousness and was given several pints of blood once at the hospital.

She filed a claim against the company after she contacted them about her experience with their product and wanted monetary compensation. Pipedream Products denied her claim. I can’t say I blame them as it sounds less like Bonjour was using one of their products and more like Bonjour had a miscarriage or her boyfriend was stabbing her vagina with a serrated knife.…