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Vancouver, WA — Police responded to a Vancouver Taco Bell Thursday evening after receiving a call from a patron at the restaurant who claimed a woman had tried to hawk her 3-day-old infant for the paltry sum of $500.
According to police, Heidi Lynn Knowles (née Heidi Gasaway) approached a female at the diner, handed her the infant and named her price. The woman, perhaps aware that any infant under $2,500 is bound to be a lemon, wisely declined Knowles’ pitch and called 911.
Deputies took written statements from the woman who called 911, from someone who had been with her, and from a Taco Bell employee — all corroborating the allegation that Knowles tried to sell the baby.
Knowles and the infant were soon found at a nearby motel. Though she denied trying to sell the child, police say she was “evasive” during questioning.
36-year-old Knowles was taken into custody and booked on charges of attempted baby selling – a Class C felony. She apparently had a shit ton of outstanding warrants for previous charges that included bail jumping, theft and possession of drug paraphernalia.…
Sycamore, IL — Former police officer Jack Daniel McCullough, 71, is being held in Seattle on $3 million bail after investigators charged that, in 1957, he abducted and murdered a 7-year-old girl. Maria Ridulph disappeared Dec. 3, 1957, while playing with her friend, Kathy Chapman. Chapman, who was 8 at the time, reportedly told investigators at the time that she and Maria were under a corner streetlight when a young man she knew as “Johnny” offered them a piggyback ride. At the time, McCullough went by the name “John Tessier.”
Chapman, now 61, said that she ran home to get mittens and that when she returned, Maria and the man were gone. It was months later in April 1958 that two people hunting for mushrooms found her remains.
According to investigators, police suspected McCullough – who lived less than two blocks from the Ridulphs and who fit the description of the man said to have approached the girls. But McCullough seemed to have an alibi. He had claimed he took the train from Rockford to Chicago the day of the abduction for a military physical.…
Baltimore, MD – I’m a week late on this one. Of course, it’s continued coverage of what was once the case of a missing black girl, so no one’s paying attention anyway. We should be paying attention, though, especially those of us with daughters. For you who may not recall, Phylicia Barnes was the stunning, bright 16-year-old who disappeared in December while visiting her sister in Baltimore, only to reemerge in April, naked and floating in the Susquehanna river.
In a disturbing but not altogether surprising development, investigators are using child pornography statutes to gain access to several email and Facebook accounts that may have been associated with Barnes, including two Yahoo! accounts under Phylicia’s name and the accounts of four Baltimore men.
It is a logical continuation in the investigation of an attractive young lady who disappeared into thin air while visiting a major city, found dead in an obvious manner four months later. What likely happened to Phylicia is not an uncommon phenomenon. In every major city across the nation, you can find the distraught parent of a teen who has been abducted and forced into prostitution. …
Omaha, Nebraska — We do so many stories here every day that sometimes I forget when I am waiting on an update. One story in particular was the one I posted about in June in which two boys, ages 12 and 13, were charged with filming themselves sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl in a neighborhood park.
When we first reported on it, the 12-year-old was ordered to be held in a juvenile facility while the 13-year-old got to stay home with his parents over the Fourth of July holidays. I had forgotten about the entire thing until today when a reader emailed us with an update.
For those of you not familiar with this story, a 5-year-old girl and her 7-year-old brother were lured to a drainage ditch by the two older boys at a park near the victim’s home. The older boys reportedly threatened to beat up the younger pair if they didn’t do what they said. They then used their cell phones to record themselves sexually assaulting the girl.…
Authorities were notified by the 38-year-old woman’s adult son who had grown concerned over his mother’s mental health and the extreme bathing methods she had recently adopted.
This included pouring chlorine and pool shock into the pool and making the siblings immediately jump in, pouring liquid pool shock on their feet and ankles, and making them walk in powdered pool shock before rinsing their feet off in the sink.
She was doing this because she had become convinced that this was the only way to keep her kids and home free from the bugs that she claimed were poisoning her. Her son also added that recently she had started staying awake for several days, then sleeping for several days.
She is facing three felony counts of aggravated child abuse to go along with the other 10 felony charges she had acquired over the years, including child abuse charges, contributing to the delinquency of a minor, domestic battery, simple battery and 27 incident reports concerning DCF, family violence, suspicious incidents, and welfare checks.…
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. — Sorry for the lack of stories today, but I had a bad sausage biscuit this morning that has sapped out any desire to post about some of these assholes. But I did get an email involving this interesting case out of Missouri involving a missing mother of triplets who was last seen shortly after finalizing her divorce.
On June 1, 39-year-old Jacque Sue Waller had just left a divorce hearing and stopped by her husband’s house to pick up her 5-year-old daughter. But her daughter was not there. James “Clay” Waller, a former police officer, told investigators that he and his wife got into an argument and that she had walked away mad. That is the last reported time anyone has ever seen or heard from her.
On the morning she was reported missing, police found Waller’s car with a flat tire, abandoned along Interstate 55 in Missouri. Her purse, keys and cellphone were not found inside the vehicle, and there has been no activity on her credit cards and phone since she went missing.…
Bushnell, Florida — A little over two years after we first posted about the couple whose little girl was killed by the family’s pet python, the couple were on trial fighting murder charges.
Yesterday they were found guilty on all counts against them. It took a jury less than two hours to find Jaren Hare, 21, and Charles “Jason” Darnell, 31, guilty of manslaughter, third-degree murder and child neglect.
The couple were charged after they woke up one morning in 2009 to find that their 8-foot long python named Gypsy had gotten out of its tank and was firmly fastened to 2-year-old Shaiuanna Hare’s head.
Darnell was able to get the snake off of her by stabbing it multiple times, but it was too late, the girl had been strangled to death. It would later be reported that the snake had not been fed in a month, that the tank it was being kept in was inadequate and that Gypsy had escaped from it on multiple occasions — including earlier the day the little girl was killed.…
Coralville, IA — Police charged Brent M. Humble, 48, after they say he sexually assaulted his daughter’s roommate in the apartment the victim and Humble’s daughter shared.
According to a Coralville Police Department report, the alleged victim was in her Coraville apartment with the father of her roommate, Humble. Police said Humble made lewd comments toward the alleged victim and another female present. Humble then allegedly grabbed the woman by the neck and “forced her head to his crotch.” Police said Humble also grabbed the woman’s breast and butt, despite her pushing him away.
“Okay, Dad. Now you’re embarassing me.”
Humble was charged with misdemeanor assault with intent to commit sexual abuse. If convicted, Humble faces up to two years in prison and a maximum fine of $6,250.…
Chouteau, OK — Just days after Casey Anthony was acquitted, an Oklahoma woman claims a “crazed” Shireen Nalley assaulted her because of her supposed resemblance to the much hated “Tot Mom.”
26-year-old Sammay Blackwell claims she was working the cash register at Fiesta Mart on July 8th when Nalley entered the store. Nalley, who Blackwell says looked “strange” and “very suspicious,” paid for a tank of gas, said something along the lines of, “Hey, you look like Casey Anthony,” and left the store.
When Blackwell’s shift ended a short time later, shit got weird….
“I began to back out and looked and I could tell she [Nalley] was staring directly at me; I could almost see the whites of her eyes,” said Blackwell. “I proceeded to pull out of the parking lot, and she was right behind me.”
Blackwell said she had made it a few miles down the road when Nalley suddenly and intentionally rear ended her. Blackwell turned off the street and into a parking lot in an attempt to get away from the crazy lady in the grocery getter, only to be rewarded with another hit to her vehicle.…
According to the Glynn County Police Department, late Saturday a 39-year-old man drove a 16-year-old girl to an apartment complex to get her hair done. Jalescia Hawkins, 19, was the stylist. The man’s identity was not released.
When the man returned to give the 16-year-old girl a ride back home, the girl reportedly asked for $20 to pay for the hair appointment. The man refused. According to police, in response, Hawkins’ boyfriend, Marquise Timms (pictured), 19, pulled the man’s 7-year-old son out of the rear seat of the car and held a gun to the boy’s head while again asking for the $20.
Meh. We’ve all had a hair appointment like that.
The victim gave Timms the $20 which prompted Timms to then throw the child to the pavement, causing minor injuries.
A mother who lived in the apartment complex ran outside to see what was going on. While outside, Timms, Hawkins and the 16-year-old ran into her apartment. …
LAWTON, Okla. — Michael Raper had just celebrated his 26th birthday on Monday and was engaged to be married in February. Everything seemed to be going pretty well for the guy until Tuesday when he was involved in a horrific, workplace accident involving a meat grinder.
Raper was in charge of cleaning the machinery at a Bar S food processing plant when he somehow fell feet first into an auger. (*cringe*)
When emergency crews arrived, they found Raper conscious and trapped from the waist down. It took two hours to free him from the machine before he was rushed to the hospital. Sadly, Raper’s injuries proved too severe, injuries that included losing both of his legs, and he would die on Wednesday.
Department of Labor officials have started an OSHA investigation and the vice president for operations at the plant they are working with all government agencies to determine the cause of the accident.
This story reminds me that life is just too short and that KFOR’s Joleen Chaney is hot as hell.…
PITTSBURGH, PA — I wasn’t even going to write this one up but we got a couple emails on it and besides, we needed some black people on the page before we’re get accused of being a liberal, “white guilt” site again.
The mother whose two young sons died in a fire after being left home alone has turned herself in to police yesterday.
Kiaira Pollard, 27, surrendered to police late Wednesday after a warrant was issued against her on charges of endangering the welfare of children and tampering with a fire apparatus.
These charges were filed after firefighters responded to a fire at her third-floor apartment and found her two young boys alone inside. KiDonn Pollard-Ford, 7, was found dead under a pile of clothes while KrisDon Williams-Pollard, 4, was found unresponsive underneath his crib. He was revived on the way to the hospital, but would die two days later.
Pollard rushed home when she heard about the fire and would tell authorities that she had been at work and had left her sons in the care of a babysitter.…
FORT COLLINS, Colo. — You just can’t keep a good psycho down it seems. Travis Forbes, 33, is a suspect in the disappearance of 19-year-old Kenia Monge who went missing back in April. Now he is in jail after police say he sexually assaulted a woman before attempting to kill her.
Forbes had been in jail on unrelated vehicle theft charges but was released when those charges were dropped. Six days later police say Forbes physically assaulted a 30-year-old woman inside her apartment. The woman escaped by jumping from a second-story bedroom window after Forbes intentionally set the place on fire.
He was arrested and charged with attempted first degree murder, sex assault, assault, arson and aggravated motor vehicle theft. Hopefully police can keep him behind bars where they wanted him, as they are pretty sure he has murdered Monge.
Monge disappeared April 1 after leaving a Denver nightclub, leaving behind her purse and cell phone. Forbes has admitted he gave Monge, who he claims was drunk, a ride to a Denver gas station where he says she left with another man.…
Springboro, Ohio — Stacy Schuler, 33, used to be a physical education teacher at Mason High School who once wrote in her Health Education Philosophy portion of her application that she wanted to teach students about major risk factors for teenagers including “sexual behaviors that result in disease, STDs, and unwanted pregnancies.
After receiving an anonymous tip, police would find that her teaching methods included banging members of the high school’s football team.
Schuler would resign from her position shortly after a grand jury indicted her on 16 counts of sexual battery, a third-degree felony; and three misdemeanor counts of providing alcohol to minors. She’s looking at up to 81 years in jail if convicted on all charges, but as we have seen in these types of cases, that’s highly unlikely.
She pleaded not guilty to the charges, denying any of the things she is accused of doing ever happened. Her trial was supposed to start in May, but it has now been pushed back to August after she changed her plea from not guilty to not guilty by reasons of insanity, effectively increasing the chances that I will think about her later while masturbating.…
Orlando, FL — Elvin Garcia was taken into custody Saturday evening after a neighbor called 911 to report seeing the man’s 18-month-old child sipping beer from bottles and cans scattered across the front yard.
“There were bottles around the front porch and he was just picking them up, drinking out of them,” said eyewitness Debbie Robinson.
Garcia had apparently passed out, leaving Junior to fend for himself. Neighbors claim the child was alone outside for hours.
“They [police] could see him [Garcia] in the trailer there with his legs hanging out the door…just passed out I guess,” said Robinson.
After waking Garcia from his drunken slumber, officers placed him under arrest. The 28-year-old man is now facing charges of child neglect.
The boy has been taken into custody by DCF, which said the boy was living in “deplorable conditions,” and the Juvenile Justice Center will now determine who will take custody of the child.…
Tacoma, WA — Talk about one hell of a loophole. Weldon Marc Gilbert, 47, was accused of giving young boys alcohol and spank their bare buttocks. Prosecutors said Gilbert allegedly engaged up to 20 teens in masturbation, oral sex and anal sex.
He pleaded guilty in April to 31 counts of production of child pornography, two counts of transporting a minor across state lines to engage in sexual activity and two counts of obstruction of justice after one of his victims called police.
Hundreds of DVD’s and tapes containing nearly 30 hours of child rape and molestation were confiscated from Gilbet’s home and used to convict him in federal court. He now gets to watch those tapes anytime he wants, while in jail because he serves as his own attorney, allowing him access to the evidence used against him.
“There is case law that that allows criminal defense attorneys access to evidence and courts have specifically ruled that they should have access to viewing child porn if it’s being used as evidence.…
Cleveland, OH — A 49 year-old man was discovered dead by a teenage employee on Sunday, and the cause of death is believed to be ‘asphyxia due to airway obstruction by foreign body’ as a result of a little heavy bondage. This one gives all the ‘Cousin Walter’ stories from Kevin Smith’s movies a run for their money.
First, a little bit on our ‘victim’, Sam Mazzola. Mazzola
is was the owner of several exotic animals, the most notable of which were bears. He used the bears for different types of shows, including one where people could pay to wrestle bears. Thinking about that for a second, I don’t see paying to wrestle bears. I’d wrestle a bear under three conditions: first, that I was being paid in hot naked chicks; second, that the bear was retarded; and third, that I could do it with bullets. Mazzola’s biggest claim to fame, though, occurred last year when one of his employees was mauled to death by a bear that decided the 24 year-old man looked more yummy than lunch during a routine feeding.…
Bronx, NY — A Bronx man has found himself in a sticky situation after DNA he submitted for a drug-related arrest came back matching that of a serial subway spanker.
The aptly-named Darnell Hardware, 26, was arrested in June of last year on drug charges and submitted a DNA sample. When it was checked against the state’s data base, it matched samples taken from three separate incidents, dating back almost ten years, in which a man painted female subway passengers with his cock-puke. The victims, ranging in age from 17-24 (at the times of the incidents) had come forward with the leftovers, saying that a man had rubbed up against them, masturbated and ejaculated on them… all three on packed subway cars where they say they couldn’t escape.
I would like to take this opportunity to call bullshit on every subway passenger in New York who stands idly by while some creep shoots jizz all over a poor young girl. If there were more stories that matched the word ‘vigilante’, I could stop googling ‘semen’ and ‘assault’.…