In The Mean Time...
Vancouver, WA - A police scanner enthusiast in Vancouver unwittingly live-tweeted the fatal crash that killed her husband Wednesday afternoon.
It all started after The Columbian started reporting the crash on Twitter based on emergency scanner traffic. Caran Johnson, known as @scancouver on Twitter, has been listening to police scanners since college and also began tweeting about the crash. This isn’t out of the ordinary, as Johnson seems to be known to local news outlets and has more than 13,000 community-related tweets.
Over the next four hours, Johnson tweeted about the crash. She first began commenting on how horrible it was that someone had died, and how much she hated Highway 205. These tweets soon turned to worry about her husband, Craig Johnson, who had left work feeling ill and had not made it home yet. Even worse, he used that same stretch of highway and he wasn’t answering his phone.
After some back and forth between her and police as she tries to get more information regarding the vehicles involved in the crash, her worst fears are realized when she is notified her husband was in one of the vehicles, and he had died at the scene.…
LENEXA, KS – A topless woman chased a Peeping Tom through a Kohl’s department store after she caught him filming her in the dressing room.
Jeanne Ouelette says she was in the dressing room trying on bras when she noticed Jeremy Bradley laying on the floor with his hand under the dressing room wall, using his phone to videotape her.
She was so shocked and angered over the invasion of her privacy, that she ran out of the dressing room topless and chased after Bradley while using her hands to cover her breasts.
“I followed him. I shouted, ‘Stop! Help me!’ I just screamed and chased him topless through the store,” she said. “I know I shouldn’t be chasing someone. I was just enraged. I was at a store in a very private place, and I was enraged and I wanted to get the phone.”
She didn’t get the phone, as Bradley was able to flee from the store. But her efforts were not wasted. The scene created by her screaming through the store holding her titties alerted other customers who took off after Bradley while others contacted police.…
HARRISBURG, PA – A high school field hockey coach has been accused of covering up the alleged rape of one of her players during a weekend athletic festival.
According to court documents, a 16-year-old girl was attending the Keystone State Games with her family this past summer, but had been allowed to spend the night at a hotel with her field hockey coach, 25-year-old Alicia Colon, and two other girls.
It was supposed to be a “girls night” until Colon picked up three men from a nearby town and brought them back to her hotel room. The men had taken taken Ecstasy, and Colon admitted she smoked some weed with them.
At some point that night, the victim woke up to one of the men, 23-year-old Rafael Gomez-Echavarria, kissing on her neck. After telling him to stop five times, he finally did. But two hours later he was scratching at her door again, waking up the victim as he touched her “private areas”.
Gomez-Echavarria then raped the girl, who said she didn’t scream because she was afraid he would hurt her.…
MOORHEAD, MN — A vampire obsessed truck driver has been accused of kidnapping a 19-year-old relative and holding her hostage inside his semi for six months.
Timothy Vafeades, 53, owns and operates Twilight Express Trucking out of Utah. Last week he was stopped at a weigh station in Minnesota for a routine check when it was discovered he had some issues with his log book.
While doing a bit more checking, a state trooper found that Vafeades also had a problem stemming from a protection order that barred him from being with the 19-year-old female currently sitting in his truck, sporting a black eye.
When questioned, the girl told investigators Vafeades had kidnapped her and had been holding her captive for the last six months. She said it all started when she made contact with Vafeades with the hopes of building a relationship with him, and helping him run his trucking company. So in May, she left Florida and met him in Salt Lake City.
The first night there, she said she woke up to find Vafeades performing a sex act on her.…
Atlanta, GA – More than a dozen years after 52-year-old Edward Kramer was accused of molesting three teenage boys, he has pleaded guilty to three child molestation charges in a deal that would ensure he remains out of prison.
Kramer is the well-known editor of a slew of famous sci-fi, fantasy and horror works such as Neil Gaiman’s The Sandman: Book of Dreams and James O’Barr’s The Crow. In 1987 he helped create Dragon Con, a yearly convention held in Atlanta, Georgia for fans of science fiction, fantasy, and comic books. The first convention drew around 1400 people, but now attendance can reach up to 52,000.
In 2000, an anonymous tip led to Kramer being charged with sodomizing two brothers aged 13 and 15 at his home, over a period of four years. The charges ultimately filed against Kramer led to one of the most delayed trials in the history of Georgia, helped by Kramer’s alleged health issues and the 370 requests and complaints he filed within six months.
Kramer was initially allowed to remain on house arrest, but this was reversed a week later after the courts learned he’d had a teenage visitor.…
Edward William Bright, 47, was arrested and charged with assault and battery, after police say he stabbed his brother. Bright… heh.
Police were called to the scene at about 6:00 p.m. Sunday. They learned Bright and his brother had first verbally argued about which silverware to use for dinner, that verbal argument quickly escalated to a physical argument.
Bright, obviously determined to make his point, allegedly armed himself with a steak knife and proceeded to stab his brother numerous times in the torso.
Since the brother’s wounds were superficial and non- life threatening, I would suggest the Bright brothers use an actual set of silverware… non-plastic… if meat is on the menu.
Bright is being held at the Alvin S. Glenn Detention Center. A bond/bail amount has not yet been made available.…
Alex Rossi, an apparently ungrateful turd of a son, still lives at home but contributes nothing to the household, according to his pops. When pops went to make some mac and cheese for dinner Sunday, he found the cheese packets were missing from the box. Mother. Fucker.
Pops confronted Rossi and demanded that he stop using up all the damn cheese packets. Because few things in life are as disappointing as a box full of boring, cheeseless pasta, folks….
The two reportedly fought back and forth for a bit, and when pops walked back in the house, he said Rossi ran after him and punched him in the face and head, deputies said.
At some point, the two ended up on the ground… with the spawn in a headlock. *cheers*
When officers arrived on scene, they noticed a bruise and cut on dad’s face.…
EDMONTON, CANADA – A 33-year-old man got himself in a bit of trouble after he allegedly decided the best place to print his child pornography would be at his local grocery store.
According to Internet Child Exploitation (ICE) investigators, Bradley Lenz used the store’s photo kiosk to print out child porn, but the kiosk ran out of paper. After Lenz left the store, an employee replenished the paper in the kiosk which then finished up Lenz’s print job.
The store immediately contacted police to tell them they were in the possession of some child porn left behind by a stupid jackass who used their photo kiosk. Investigators would use the store’s surveillance video to identify Lenz and execute a search warrant on his home.
There they would find more child pornography images, DVDs, and video tapes. Lenz was arrested and charged with possessing and accessing child pornography.
Investigators are now going through all the images in hopes of identifying the victims. “We don’t know if there are potentially other victims, or if this was all data that was sourced from the internet or other external sources.,” said Det.…
The man known only as “Stephen,” posted a message on 4chan stating he was going to commit suicide on camera as soon as someone could link him to a live stream service. The post read:
“This is it.
Tonight I will be ending my own life. I’ve been spending the last hour making the preparations and I’m ready to through with it.
As an oldfag who’s been on 4chan since 2004, I thought I would finally give back to the community in the best way possible. I am willing to an hero on cam for you all.
All that I request is for you guys to link me to a site where I am able to stream it for you guys, then I will gladly fulfill my promise.“
Another user stepped up to the plate and created a video chatroom on Chateen, which Stepehen then joined.…
Here, Now – Don’t believe the hype that compares this book to GONE GIRL, but Kimberly McCreight’s RECONSTRUCTING AMELIA is an enjoyable crime “thriller” that details a mother’s search for answers regarding her daughter’s fatal plunge from the roof of her school.
Here’s a bit of the official synopsis from McCreight’s official website:
“Kate’s in the middle of the biggest meeting of her career when she gets the telephone call from Grace Hall, her daughter’s exclusive Park Slope private school. Amelia has been suspended, effective immediately, though the school refuses to say why, at least by telephone. They will say only that Kate must come get her daughter and she must come now.
An academic overachiever despondent over getting caught cheating jumps to her death. Impulsive suicide, tragic and awful, but far more common than anyone realizes. At least that’s the story Grace Hall tells Kate. And clouded as she is by her guilt and grief, it is the one that she believes. That is, until she gets an anonymous text : She didn’t jump.…
Kevin Jackson, 30, and his nephew, 20-year-old Damian Jackson, have been charged with criminal sexual conduct with a minor.
The victim reportedly police Kevin Jackson started sexually assaulting her when she was about 8-years-old — the last time it happened was at her grandmother’s house when her grandmother wasn’t home. She told police Kevin Jackson offered her money to have sex with him.
The victim also told police Kevin Jackson forced her to have sex with Damian Jackson while he watched. Something tells me there’s video somewhere….
The girl turned to her grandmother early in September, and let the woman know what had been going on. Grandma had the child seen at the hospital, where it was revealed that she is pregnant.
No, no word on where the child’s parents are. …
Knoxville, TN — I’m a little bit late with this one. Ok, a whole lot late….
drugs alcohol procrastination my volunteer work at the local soup kitchen really takes up a lot of my free time, ya know. Anyways, an unidentified 15-year-old boy was arrested Monday, after police say he tried to roast his teacher by using a lighter to ignite her hair and shirt.
According to police, 23-year-old Gabriela Penalba had turned her back to her students that morning at West High School, when the boy walked up behind her with a cigarette lighter and set her shirt and hair on fire.
Fortunately, the flames were extinguished by her not-so-psycho students before Penalba suffered any burns to the skin.
Afterwards, the boy reportedly tossed the lighter out a window and fled the school on foot.
After a short foot chase, the boy was taken into custody. After admitting to the alleged assault, he was charged with aggravated assault and evading arrest. He’s now chillin’ in a juvenile detention facility.…
Here, Now – Normally I post our Pulpit of Doom podcasts the Monday following the night we record them, but here is one from last week that I never got a chance to post because of the server issues we were experiencing. This was a total drunkcast with myself and Jaded.
I would love to tell you what the hell we talked about, but these stories sometimes bleed together. It didn’t help that I was slurring through most of it and brought up stories that weren’t even in the top 10 list – including the guy who fist raped some chick’s asshole.
Speaking of the podcasts, we are moving the Pulpit of Doom from Thursday nights at 9:30 Eastern (the night the women said was best for them) to Friday nights 9:30 Eastern (the night the women said was best for them). Go figure. I try to announce these things on the day of the podcast, but to make things even easier you can simply follow us on our BTR page and you will get an email reminder.…
FLORENCE, AZ – A man approaching his release from prison killed his cellmate so that he would not be sent back to Mexico.
According to a Pinal County Sheriff’s Office spokesman, 43-year-old Roberto Fernandez was serving time after being convicted of a sex crime. He’s from Mexico, but committed the crime in the U.S and was serving his time in an Arizona prison.
With his release date coming up, Fernandez decided he liked being in prison and did not want to possibly be sent back to Mexico upon his release. To solve that problem, he decided to do something that would ensure he stayed right where he was. He decided he would commit murder.
The person Fernandez chose to kill was his cellmate, 55-year-old Michael McNaughton, who was serving a six year prison sentence after pleading guilty to a child pornography charge.
But simply killing the man wouldn’t do, figured Fernandez. To ensure he received the stiffest penalty possible, he needed to make sure the murder was brutal enough that he was charged with nothing less than first-degree murder.…
WINTER HAVEN, FL — A woman is facing murder charges after police say she accidentally shot and killed her daughter, thinking it was her boyfriend.
According to police, 52-year-old Adele Bing got into an altercation with her boyfriend on Monday. The boyfriend left the home and went to the hospital to treat injuries he says he received after Adele hit him in the head with a gun.
Police responded after being notified by hospital staff, and were interviewing the boyfriend at the hospital when they received a call about a shooting at Adele’s address. When they arrived at the home, they found Adele’s daughter, 22-year-old Ruby Bing, lying dead on the ground in front of her mother’s home.
Turns out that Ruby picked the absolute worst time to pay her mother a surprise visit her 4-month-old daughter. Adele was inside, but said she was afraid the “banging” and “kicking” she heard at the front door was her boyfriend returning to kill her.
Armed with a baseball bat and a .22 caliber handgun, Adele opened the door.…
Yonkers, NY – A pit bull has been euthanized after it attacked a 5-year-old boy earlier this month inside an apartment in Yonkers, and bit off his penis.
On the morning of Nov 10, the boy was visiting his grandmother, Melissa Pettiford, and asked if he could play a video game. After she refused, the boy wandered into the bedroom of his 13-year-old aunt, who was sleeping in the bed with a 6-year-old pit bull named “Momma”.
When the boy tried crawling in the bed with his aunt, the dog began attacking him. By time the dog was pulled off the boy, the boy had suffered severe bite wounds, lacerations and was missing a penis.
The boy was rushed to the hospital along with his detached penis, which had been placed on ice. He’s been there for the last two weeks and his mother, who is not being named, told reporters that her son was doing fine. No word on whether they were able to re-attach the boy’s penis.
The boy’s grandmother said that the dog has never been aggressive before and that family members have always felt comfortable around the dog.…
Police say 40-year-old Jackie Neal, in full uniform and in a marked car, pulled the victim over and managed to get her handcuffed and behind his patrol car. San Antonio police Chief William McManus said what happened next was “unthinkable.”
McManus has reported that although the on-board cameras in Neal’s vehicle were not working that morning, the GPS system did confirm his vehicle was stopped at the location of the alleged assault for 18 minutes.
“I can’t make any sense of it,” McManus said, “Officers are aware they are being tracked.”
Neal was taken into custody by SAPD Special Victims’ Unit detectives and was arrested on charges of sexual assault.
“I am angry. I am outraged. It’s a punch in the eye to the police department, this kind of conduct,” McManus said. “We won’t tolerate it for a second. And I think the swiftness of the investigation and the arrest is indicative of that.”
During a press conference Saturday, Chief McManus said another woman made similar accusations against Neal a couple of years ago, but then clammed up and refused to cooperate.…
According to police, the 38-year-old woman discovered the video after Whibbey left his phone in a friend’s car. The friend reportedly looked through the pics and videos on the phone and gave it to the woman, suggesting that she have a look-see at Whibbey’s SD card.
In a video apparently dated sometime in October, Whibbey is seen performing an inappropriate act on the sleeping pre-teen. Mom says she doesn’t know if her child is even aware of what happened.
Police said before Whibbey was even questioned, he walked into the room during their interview with the victim’s mother, turned around and put his hands behind his back.
Whibbey was booked into the Oklahoma County Detention Center and charged with performing lewd acts with a child under the age of 16. A bond/bail amount is not yet available.…