In The Mean Time...
HICKORY, NC — Here’s a story to freak you out a bit the next time you plan on staying in a hotel or, at the very least, relay to friends when they say the “body under the bed” story is just an urban legend. Police in North Carolina are at a Motel 6 after a dead woman was found rotting underneath a bed in one of the rooms.
Hickory police said an employee at the motel discovered the woman’s body underneath the bed on Friday after a guest complained about smelling a foul odor. “I heard some screaming and I don’t know what happened after that,” said Tim Brown, who was outside of the motel when the body was found. “I didn’t know anything was going on, to be honest with you, but wow.”
Police still do not know the identity of the woman, but believe a couple had been staying in the room and are now asking for help locating them. They have released a photograph of a white Previa Toyota van seen leaving the motel Friday morning and are calling the pair “persons of interest.”
Aside from the locating the couple, police hope to learn more about the woman, and how she died, from her autopsy. …
Chicago, IL - DD’s most talked-about victimizer, the dreaded pit bull, seems to be suffering a bit of karma lately at the hands of the human penis. We just posted about a pit bull getting sexed up by a man in an alley, now we have Gerardo Perez. The 50-year-old was arrested after he sexually assaulted a pit bull in a Chicago animal shelter. Oh, how the mighty pit bull has fallen.
Perez was on a group tour of the Chicago Animal Care and Control Facility when he broke off from the group and was found by an employee going into a restricted area. The employee told him he needed to leave, but returned later to find Perez had not left. Or more specifically, the employee found Perez had not left and was inside a kennel, on his hands and knees, next to a grey and white pit bull. Apparently, he was just “finishing up.”
Perez made “inculpatory statements” regarding his having sexual conduct with the dog to several employees, police said. …
Detroit, MI – A group of boys were headed to school saw a naked man having sex with a dog and did what any normal kid today would do when seeing a man having sex with a dog – they whipped out their cell phones and filmed it.
After arriving at Denby High School, the boys rolled that beautiful bean footage for school security, who then called police. When officers arrived on the scene, they found the mid-30-year-old man sitting between two vacant houses. He was naked, bleeding from the head, and still had his pit bull mix with him.
The man rushed a female officer before he was quickly apprehended and taken to St. John Hospital for an evaluation. The female officer the man rushed also had to be taken to the hospital for exhaustion after she collapsed at the scene.
Police think the man injured his head trying to get into a stolen car that was also found at the scene. The man’s brother would not speak to reporters, but told police that his sibling was a drug user and had mental health issues. …
WESTFORD, MA – Police have charged 18-year-old Kelsey Gallagher with trespassing after Gallagher dived head first into a someone’s empty pool a little after midnight Monday, and ended up with a spinal injury, a fractured skull and a broken wrist.
According to Westford Police Department spokesman Capt. Victor Neal, police were called to a North Main Street home around 12:30 a.m. where they found Gallagher in the pool unconscious and breathing. Her friend, 20-year-old Alexis Mcauliffe, was there as well and told police the pair had been out looking for pools to swim in.
“It appears from the investigation that Gallagher dove head first into the empty pool,” Neal wrote in a press release. “Also alcohol may have been a factor in this incident but no alcohol was found at the scene.”
After Gallagher took her header, Mcauliffe banged on the door of the pool’s owner, begging for help. He immediately called 911 and then went to check on Gallagher. “Seeing someone at the bottom of the pool like that. That time of night.…
ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Because voices from the television told him to, Martin Montano stabbed his mother and a man, stuffed them in a car trunk then tossed his mother off a bridge.
According to Albuquerque police, Montano beat and stabbed his mother, Hope, and a man named Francisco Dominguez. The 26-year-old then loaded their bodies into the trunk of a car and drove them to to the Rio Grande Bridge. That’s where he pulled his mother out of the trunk and tossed her off the bridge.
A passerby was able to intervene before Montano had a chance to throw Dominguez over the bridge, and Montano took off running. Using information from witnesses at the scene, police were able to apprehend Montano shortly afterward.
Martin Montano was arrested and charged with an attempt to commit a violent felony, attempted murder, tampering with evidence, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, unlawful taking of a motor vehicle and aggravated burglary.
He told police that he was watching television when voices informed him that his mother and Dominguez where clones, and that his real family were living underground.…
Providence, RI – Melissa Lawrence was arrested after being caught on camera threatening a news crew and instructing her pit bulls to attack an ABC 6 news crew.
The new crew were there to get Lawrence’s reaction regarding her teenage daughter being shot at a kindergarten graduation party. Although the crew were never on Lawrence’s property and remained on a public street, Lawrence was not happy with them being there and her reaction was more than the crew bargained for.
After cursing at the crew, she throws a rock at the cameraman’s head. She then grabs a baseball bat and instructs her two dogs to attack the crew. The dogs end up gong after reporter Abbey Niezgoda. The dogs end up biting her forearm and chase the poor woman into the backyard of another home before Lawrence finally calls them off.
After Niezgoda was treated for a dog bite and received a tetanus shot, the news crew filed a police report. Lawrence was subsequently arrested and has been charged with two counts of felony assault with a dangerous weapon.…
SAN LEANDRO — Richard Styner is facing child porn and burglary charges after the 45-year-old San Leandro High School teacher accidentally showed a naked photo of himself to a classroom of students.
On April 16, Styner was teaching a computer class how to transfer pictures from electronic devices to a computer using his personal phone. During this demonstration, he accidentally displayed a naked picture of himself on the overhead projector, in full view of a class full of 14 to 18-year-old students.
“At first the reaction was that everybody was laughing because they thought it was a joke, but then when everybody realized that it was our teacher, Mr. Styner, that’s when everybody got quiet because they realized it was serious,” said one student who was the class when it happened.
Styner reported the incident to school officials, who placed Styner on leave. Everything may have ended there had the school not checked his school computer. A search of the computer resulted in 200 pornographic stories being found in a folder, along with some disturbing photos.…
FULLERTON, CA — Lester Huffmire and his wife, Petra Huffmire, have been accused of keeping two young female relatives malnourished and locked inside a nasty trailer for years while they played World of Warcraft all day.
It is being alleged that between May 21, 2010, and May 20, 2013, the couple lived in a mobile home at the Satellite Mobile Homes Estate and prevented the two girls, ages 5 and 10, from leaving the trailer for any reason, including attending school.
Police got involved after multiple calls from concerned neighbors. Grace McKee said she called officials more than once to report something weird was going on with her neighbors, the last time was 12 days ago. “I wish I had forced the issue years ago. They sorta said, ‘If you don’t see much, why should we come out?’ That sort of thing,” she said. “I wish I would have really, really insisted.”
Witness McKayla Smith said she briefly saw one of the girls as she stared at her through a window. …
NEW YORK, NY – A quick-thinking 10-year-old scared off two men during a home invasion by firing the gun one of the men dropped.
The two men showed up to the Brooklyn home Monday evening posing as Fedex delivery men. When two teenage sisters answered the door, the two men rushed in and forced the girls into the living room at gunpoint, instructing them to get on the floor.
When one of the men went to the second floor of the residence, the girls’ mother made a mad dash to 10-year-old son’s bedroom with the invader in hot pursuit. She managed to get in a bedroom and slam the door on the man’s hand, causing him him to drop his gun.
Her quick-thinking kid then picked up the man’s gun and fired a shot at him. The two men then fled the home, but not before taking a shot at the kid. No one was injured during the incident, and the men left empty-handed.
A neighbor said the family may have been targeted because they own a store and the home invaders, described as two black males in their ’20s, may have figured there was lots of cash inside.…
KANSAS CITY, MO. — Well would you look who’s back on Dreamin’ Demon. Some of you may not remember Carrie Waldo, but two years ago she and her husband were charged with felony child endangerment after their infant had seven fingers chewed of by a ferret.
When we last reported on the couple, they told police they were both asleep when their pet ferret started chewing off all of their 4-month-old boy’s fingers. By the time their son’s cries woke them up, he only had three fingers left; two thumbs and a pinkie. According to the couple, the ferret had never been aggressive towards their son before.
It would later be proven that the couple were lying through their teeth and had not even been home at the time of the attack. Phone records and GPS location documents proved the couple were away from their home while their infant screamed bloody murder while feeding the ferret.
The couple’s landlord would also debunk the couple’s claims of the ferret not being aggressive after telling them that four days before this incident, the Waldos wanted to give the ferret away after it had bitten their baby twice, but obviously ended up keeping it.…
LOUISVILLE, KY – Police have arrested 41-year-old Yolanda Pearson after six children walked inside a police station and showed them where she had beat them all with an extension cord.
According to the arrest warrant, Pearson got angry with the children after coming home and finding a washcloth on the floor of the bathroom. She allegedly got an extension cord and used it to whip two 10-year-olds, an 11-year-old, two 12-year-olds and one 14-year-old.
After the punishment, all six of the children walked to a police station together to make a report of abuse, police say. The children were sporting injuries, so police took photographs of visible loop marks on their arms, legs and back.
Pearson is the legal guardian of all the children, some of them telling police Pearson was either their mother, or their aunt. Pearson was arrested and charged with five counts of criminal child abuse, and one count of assault.
Neighbors said the children were only seen outside of the home when they were doing yard work or coming home from school.…
Richmond, VA – Shavaughn Robinson has been accused of giving birth to a baby girl while at work, and then tossing the infant into a dumpster “like common household trash.”
Robinson was working in the Lee Medical Building as a massage therapist last week when she went into the bathroom and gave birth to a baby girl. Robinson put her daughter in a bathroom trash can, covered her with paper towels, tied the trash bag closed and tossed it in a dumpster behind the building.
A cleaning crew says they saw the 27-year-old cleaning up blood in the bathroom, but say Robinson told them she was having stomach problems. Police were not called until later that evening, after a janitor found the dead baby in the dumpster.
The medical examiner has ruled that the baby died of asphyxiation, and police have classified the baby’s death as a homicide. Robinson has only been charged with concealment of a dead body at this point, but more charges are likely. While in court the other day, Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Janae Craddock asked the judge that Robinson be held without bond as she was considered a flight risk.…
New York, NY – A 45-year-old patient at Harlem Hospital Center was sexually assaulted and urinated on by another patient after she fell asleep in the emergency room.
The woman was at the hospital Friday for a hurt foot and dozed off after being administered some painkillers. She awoke to find 49-year-old Tyrone Brown in a hospital gown “rubbing his penis on her mouth,” said the woman’s niece.
When the woman tried to get out of the bed she felt “a hot splash” and realized Brown was now pissing on her. Alerted to the woman’s screams, hospital staff rushed over and subdued Brown, who was at the hospital for an unknown injury.
As Brown was being led away, he reportedly flicked his tongue at his victim. Tyrone Brown has been charged with committing a criminal sex act and taken to Bellevue Hospital for a psychiatric evaluation. Brown has an arrest record stretching back to 1981, including grand larceny, criminal possession of stolen property.
“This incident will be fully investigated,” said a hospital spokeswoman.…
WASH., D.C. - Ellsworth Colbert was sentenced to 17 years in prison for stabbing 37-year-old Robert Wright to death after he mistakenly thought the victim’s dog took a dump on his lawn.
Last year, Wright took his friend’s dog out for a walk. Witnesses say he got into an argument with his next-door neighbor, 56-year-old Colbert, who was holding a knife and claiming the dog had crapped in his yard.
Colbert asked Wright whose dog it was, Colbert went to the dog owner’s house with Wright following him. Once at the home, Wright and Colbert got into another verbal altercation that led to Colbert swinging the knife at Wright, cutting his hand.
Wright then picked up a shovel and said, according to a witness, “You going to stab me?” The two then got into a physical fight in which Colbert stabbed Wright four times. After the two stopped and separated, Wright collapsed and was pronounced dead less than an hour later.
A medical examination would show Wright suffered lacerations to left side of his neck and a stab wound to the chest which perforated his aorta.…
TOWN OF MAINE, NY — Ericka Pease faces a child endangering charge after her 5-year-old boy was, once again, found wandering the neighborhood for almost two hours Thursday evening.
If Pease looks familiar, it’s because we just featured her last week after being charged with the same thing. In this most recent incident, police were contacted by someone who who found the boy wandering on the roadside. When police arrived at the boy’s trailer, they found Ericka Pease outside on the phone trying to locate her son.
She told police she had been sleeping when her son got out of the house. The 26-year-old was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, a misdemeanor, and released on an appearance ticket.
Two weeks ago, police were called to Pease’s trailer after receiving reports of her 5-year-old running around the trailer park in the middle of the night. When officers arrived, they found Pease’s son roaming the neighborhood with his dogs. They picked him up and took him back to his mother’s trailer.…
Covington, VA – Police have arrested 30-year-old Adan “Manuel” Rodriguez after they say he murdered his wife and buried her body in a Virginia cemetery where he worked as a gravedigger.
Rodriguez’ wife, 24-year-old Ashley Kimberlin Rodriguez, was reported missing on May 13 when the mother of four didn’t show up for work at a local nursing home. Alleghany County Sheriff Kevin Hall said they spoke with her husband that morning, but when they tried contacting him later that day, he had already fled the area.
Police wanted to talk to him again because late Monday night investigators received information that led them to Alleghany Memorial Park, where Rodriguez worked as a gravedigger. In the cemetery, in a remote portion of the cemetery accessible only to employees, Ashley had been found. Her body was found partially buried with a single gunshot wound to her head.
The sheriff’s office issued a warrant for Rodriguez on first-degree murder charges the next day but would not locate him until last Thursday. He was finally tracked down to a home in Pineville, NC where he was hiding inside a closet and suffering from a minor, self-inflicted wound to the neck.…
New York, NY – The third-grade boy’s mother has filed a $6 million lawsuit after her son was forced to perform oral sex on three students in his school’s bathroom last year. The suit alleges that the ringleader of the attack, a 5th-grader, was involved in an attack on a female student two years earlier.
According to the lawsuit, after the boy had finished his lunch at Public School 194 he was waiting in the hall for classes to resume. That’s when the fifth-grader and two third-graders pushed him into a bathroom stall were one boy held his hands behind his back while another forced him to his knees.
The three boys then forced the victim to perform oral sex on them. After they were done, the boy immediately reported the assault to a teacher while the accused bragged to everyone about what they had done. The teacher alerted a guidance counselor and principal Josephine Bazan, who called the boy’s mother.
Here’s where it gets even more messed up. The fifth-grader was involved in a sexual related attack two years prior, and had received no punishment whatsoever.…
SPRING, TX – The mother of an 11-year-old boy has been charged with child abandonment after she left her son home alone and he decided to kill some time by choking and drowning a neighbor’s dog.
On May 26, the dog’s owner noticed her dog was not in the yard and checked out her surveillance camera footage to see what may have happened. Video captured her neighbor’s son sneaking into her yard and snatching her dog, so she called police. When they arrived at the boy’s home, they found he was there alone. home alone.
The boy told them that his mother had been gone since earlier that morning and eventually confessed he’d taken the small dog, choked it unconscious and then drowned it in a hot tub at a nearby vacant house. He led police to the dead dog’s body and returned the corpse back to the extremely distraught owner.
Police called his mother several times before finally reaching her. Once they made contact, they informed her they were waiting for her at her home.…