In The Mean Time...
Rowdy Radford was at his aunt’s house when he took 180 sparklers and wrapped them tightly together with electrical tape, creating the ever-popular sparkler bomb.
To see just how powerful these homemade explosives are, take a look at a couple YouTube videos made by other morons. According to the teen’s aunt, Radford is known for making sparkler bombs every year.
“Rowdy has always been known for making his booms and he makes his booms by scaring everybody,” said his aunt Samantha Hansen, who looks like she’d be pretty fun after a night of bar-hopping. Call me.
But this “boom” would be the most memorable yet. As Radford bent down to light it, the device exploded in his face, leaving a four-foot hole in the ground and heard by people as far as four miles away.
The blast blew off some of Radford’s fingers, burned his face and chest, and left his leg so damaged that doctors had to amputate it below the knee.…
Santa Rosa police said the 21-year-old victim was watching the movie Wednesday afternoon at the Roxy Theater when a stranger came up behind him and stabbed him multiple times.
“Out of nowhere, he came up from behind him, he stabbed him in the throat, in the arm, in the lung,” Sgt. Josh Ludtke said.
The attacker, described by police as a 23-year-old man, fled the theater and dropped a knife in a theater trash can.
People inside the theater assisted the victim until emergency crews arrived. He was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, suffering from multiple life-threatening stab wounds.
The attacker was apprehended nearby with the help of witnesses who described the man to police and pointed out the direction he ran to. Ludtke described the alleged attacker as a black man with a full beard and dreadlocks. He was calm and nonchalant when he was taken into custody.…
According to reports, Thoresen was understandably upset to learn that his friend, David Haiman, had allegedly raped his girlfriend in the bedroom of their apartment.
The couple invited Haiman over and confronted him about the rape. A punishment for Haiman was agreed upon, one that would consist of Haiman being tied up and beaten.
After he was secured, Thoresen’s girlfriend broke Haiman’s nose and kicked him in the stomach. Thoresen then repeatedly punched Haiman while telling him he shouldn’t have raped his girl.
Afterwards, the three got into Haiman’s car and drove around meeting friends while smoking weed and meth. However, Thoresen was still pissed about the rape and continually called Haiman a piece of shit and his girlfriend a slut.
Thoresen eventually pulled Haiman’s car over, pretending that it had some kind of mechanical issue. After telling Haiman to check the oil, Thoresen hit him over the head with a baseball bat.…
Police say 33-year-old Tara-Alexis Ford returned home with her daughter, aged 10, and five-year-old son at around 1:20 a.m. Sunday morning. Inside her daughter’s bedroom, Ford would encounter 59-year-old David McCrary who had entered the home through the back bedroom ‘s window.
After a brief confrontation, Ford used a personal handgun to shoot McCrary one time. Ford then called 911 to report she had fatally shot a home intruder. Responding officers would find McCrary dead in the bedroom.
Police have confirmed that McCrary had no connection with Ford or her family, but that he did suffer from mental illness. No charges have been filed against Ford, who is cooperating with investigators, but detectives are still determining if the shooting was self-defense.
As for why McCrary was in the home to begin with, we may never know for sure. However, a neighbor said that the home had been vacant for a while before Ford moved in and that squatters would often stay inside the home.…
On April 22, 2015, Weaver gave birth to a baby girl in a bathroom at the Delta Gamma Theta sorority at Muskingum University. Weaver put the infant in a trash bag and left her outside where the newborn would die of asphyxiation.
After the body was found by Weaver’s fellow sorority sisters, Weaver was arrested and later charged with aggravated murder, abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence. Instead of owning up to what she did, Weaver would plead not guilty by reason of insanity.
During her trial, prosecutors would show that Weaver never had any intention of keeping the baby. They told the jurors that Weaver drank alcohol, smoked marijuana and played sports during her pregnancy.
Even more damning was the fact that hours after she gave birth, but before the baby’s body was found, she sent a text to the boy she believed to be the father that read: “No more baby,” and “taken care of.”
Weaver’s defense was that she was in denial about the pregnancy and thought her daughter was dead when she put her in the trash.…
According to reports, the girl’s 30-year-old mother left the baby girl on a couch for only a few seconds while she went to use the bathroom.
It was at this time that the two dogs, believed to be Shar Pei-pit bull mixes, came into the home through an open door and attacked the baby. The infant was rushed to the Community Regional Medical Center where she was later died.
The woman told police the dogs belonged to her brother and that she thought they were chained up outside when she left the door open because it was hot. She also informed police that one of the dogs is aggressive.
Sgt. Dan Macias said that at this point the baby’s death seemed like an unfortunate accident, but that the investigation is ongoing and that charges haven’t been ruled out.
The dogs are currently in the custody of the Central California Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals where they will both be euthanized.…
Reports are still coming in, but the Orange County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that a child was attending a movie night at the resort when the alligator dragged her into the Seven Seas Lagoon at around 9:30 p.m.
Some witnesses said they saw the child near the water but no one who saw the actual attack has spoke to reporters at this time. However, someone at the scene stated they heard a group of people describing the child’s father wrestling with the alligator.
The child’s name has not been released and it isn’t clear if she or her family were guests at the hotel. Police have taped off the scene and are using a helicopter and dive crews to look for th child. As of 11:30 p.m., the toddler has no been located.
Walt Disney World resorts often have movie nights where adults and children can sit on the beach and watch different movies being played on inflatable screens in the water.…
The incident happened inside a Shoprite on Saturday morning when Goodenough walked behind a man he did not know and slit the man’s throat in the produce aisle.
Goodenough dropped the knife then calmly walked to another part of the store, leaving 35-year-old Michael Kohus to bleed to death on the floor. There were around 250 people in the store at the time, so Kohus was discovered within minutes after being attacked.
Unfortunately, there wasn’t anything anyone could do and Kohus was pronounced dead after being taken to the hospital. Police quickly sealed off the store as they searched for a suspect and screened customers before letting them leave.
Using the store’s surveillance cameras, police were able to identify Goodenough as their suspect and take him into custody as he tried blending in with other shoppers. Goodenough is now being held without bail at Orange County Jail, facing a second-degree murder charge.…
Clearwater police say 23-year-old Roseanna Kiser was a guest at the Sheraton Sand Key Hotel who was spending time at the hotel’s pool Monday evening. While drinking from a bottle of vodka in the pool, Kiser became angry with several young children who were also in the pool.
When a 7-year-old boy Kiser didn’t know splashed water near, she responded by pouring some of her vodka directly into the boy’s eyes and face. She then grabbed him around the chest and pushed him away from her.
Police were called to the hotel and found Kiser inside her hotel room. When they tried escorting her off of the premises she began kicking and elbowing the arresting officers in the head, neck, and chest. She also managed to repeatedly kick one cop in the groin with the heel of her foot.
Kiser was placed in jail on felony charges of child abuse and battery on a law enforcement officer.…
According to police, 56-year-old Lottie Belk was at the beach celebrating her upcoming birthday and wedding anniversary when a beach umbrella got caught in a strong gust of wind and struck her in the chest.
“Literally you saw the umbrella go up in the air and literally it hit the woman knocking her to the side,” said one witness concerned anyone would take anything he said figuratively.
When paramedics arrived at the scene, they found Belk suffering from life-threatening injuries. She was pronounced dead after being transported to a local hospital. The state medical examiner’s office determined Belk died from penetrating blunt force trauma to the chest, and would rule her death an accident.
According to Tom Gill, the Captain of the Virginia Beach Lifesaving Service, he’s heard of people getting injured by loose umbrellas but this is the first time he has ever heard of someone being killed by one.…
On Tuesday, Colin Scott and his sister hiked approximately 225 yards off the designated boardwalk near Pork Chop Geyser when Scott slipped and fell into a thermal geyser.
His sister alerted rangers who returned to the scene, which was in an area so remote that the park airplane and helicopter had trouble finding it, but there wasn’t much they could do.
Because of the high temperatures, all that could be recovered were some of Scott’s personal effects that were near the spot he fell in. By Wednesday, rangers determined there were no longer any remains of Scott left to recover and abandoned the search.
The spot where Scott fell in is one of the hottest and most volatile areas of Yellowstone, where the water that flows beneath a thin rock crust is 400 degrees or more.
“We extend our sympathy to the Scott family,” said Superintendent Dan Wenk.…
It all started Tuesday evening when police started receiving phone calls from concerns citizens regarding a blue pickup truck driving erratically.
Officers were dispatched but did not locate the truck until 30 minutes later after he had crashed into a bicycling group from behind. Five of the people hit were pronounced dead at the scene, while four others were rushed to the hospital.
With his truck disabled from hitting the bicyclists, the driver tried to flee the scene on foot but was apprehended nearby and is currently in the Kalamazoo County Jail. Officials are not releasing his name until formal charges have been filed against him.
“There are multiple possibilities in terms of charges but a determination of what is an appropriate charge can only be made after we’ve had the opportunity to review all the evidence police are able to gather,” Kalamazoo County Prosecutor Jeff Getting said.…
According to Providence Detective Sgt. Michael Wheeler, the girl was assaulted on June 2 after the two boys lured her into a third-floor boy’s bathroom.
Once the girl was inside, the boys allegedly trapped her in the bathroom and took turns groping her sexually. School administratators contacted police after finding out about the assault.
The two boys turned themselves in on Monday and were arraigned in Family Court on charges of first-degree sexual assault. Both boys were suspended from school and are currently in custody at the Rhode Island Training School.
“This was very unusual, especially to this extent,” said Wheeler. “I think the school did a good job getting on it.”
The alleged victim is being offered the services of the school staff social worker and psychologist.
“The Providence Public School District takes any allegation of sexual abuse and misconduct very seriously,” said spokeswoman Laura Hart.…
HERNANDO, FL – If my stories don’t already have you afraid to take your eyes of your chirrun, here’s one where a man tried to drag a 13-year-old girl out of a Dollar Store but was stopped by the girl’s mother and an off-duty deputy who happened to be in the parking lot.
It happened on Tuesday morning when 30-year-old Craig Bonello decided to kidnap the girl from inside a Dollar General while she shopped with her mother.
As seen in the following surveillance video, the greasey bastard scopes out the pair for a bit before walking up and grabbing the girl by the arm. What follows is a terrifying tug-of-war between Bonello and the victim’s mother as he tries dragging the girl out of the store in full view of other shoppers.
The mother never gives up and manages to get Bonello to let go of her daughter. Bonello runs out of the store and into his car at the same time Deputy Jonathan Behnen pulled into the parking lot.…
Police responded to the home of 30-year-old Bernice White after receiving a 911 call connected to a fight between White and her adult sister.
When police arrived, they found White’s sister had a broken arm caused by White hitting her with a 1×4 piece of lumber. While searching the home, police also found White’s son with a bandaged hand and swelling, bruising and redness to his right upper thigh and left forearm.
After White’s son was transported to the hospital, doctors discovered the boy was suffering from several broken fingers and a fractured foot. Investigators say the injuries were a result of White beating the boy with the same piece of wood she used to break her sister’s arm.
According to the affadavit, White had returned home from work and turned all Mommy Dearest when she found the apartment had not been cleaned to her specifications.…
Before we get to the convictions, here’ some background: Liam was the son of 31-year-old Rachel Trelfa and Joseph Johnson. Trelfa was living with Johnson until she became pregnant with Liam, at which time she left Joseph for 28-year-old Nyomi Fee, a woman she had been having an affair with.
The pair entered into a civil partnership and, over the next two years, numerous reports were made regarding Liam. These reports were made by a babysitter and workers at two separate nurseries who were concerned over Liam’s bruises and his lethargic behavior.
The women would explain to social workers that the boy’s injuries were caused by falling, or by the boy “pinching himself.”
In March of 2014, police were called to the couple’s apartment where they told police Liam had been killed by one of the two 7-year-olds who lived in the home.…
The unidentified woman and her three children – ages 8-years-old, 5-years-old, and 2 months – lived with her mother and her brother. Late Wednesday night, the woman’s brother called 911 after returning home from work and talking with his sister in the garage.
He told police she was talking incoherently about religion (duh) and said she’d found the answer before locking him out of the house.
After forcing his way in he found his sister in the bathroom suffering from self-inflicted stab wounds to her neck and abdomen. When he ran to get towels, the woman tried drowning herself in the bathtub.
While paramedics were treating her, she told them her three sons were staying with a family member. Police would find this to be untrue while performing a routine search of the home.
Inside a bedroom closet they would find the dead bodies of her three sons.…
Police were called to a home last month by a man claiming Zingale had just tried to rape his wife in their bathroom. When police questioned the woman, she said she was in the bathroom when a drunken Zingale walked in brandishing a knife while exposing himself.
She claims Zingale put the knife to her neck and threatened to cut her if she did not have sex with him. The woman said she told Zingale they should move to the bedroom so they’d be more comfortable. Once they were out of the bathroom, the woman began screaming for help and alerted other people at the party.
Zingale, who happened to be attending the party with his mother, told police a different version of events. He admitted he’d been drinking, but the entire situation was just a misunderstanding.…