In The Mean Time...
Erik Cain, 30, apparently got all kinds of slashy with his brother Wednesday evening after learning said brownie had been cut in half. Angered at the sight of the mutilated confection, Cain reportedly armed himself with three steak knives and went to work on his sibling, slashing the man on his forearm, wrist and shoulder.
The slashee, Gene Cain, told police he feared his brother was going to kill him, so he threw a television set at him in retaliation.
Cain was later arrested on charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, reckless endangerment, harassment and disorderly conduct. Interestingly enough, police say Cain was out on bail on charges he had slashed his girlfriend last month.
Since I can’t seem to find any information on the victim’s condition, I have to assume the wounds were somewhat superficial. If anything, the man learned a very important lesson – never lay a finger on an unstable slasher’s chocolate.…Continue Reading
Louis Helmburg III claims that on May 1, 2011, he attended an Alpha Tau Omega house party with his girlfriend. At about 1:30 a.m., Helmburg says Alpha Tau Omega member Travis Hughes “decided that it would be a good idea to shoot bottle rockets out of his anus.”
The lawsuit says that, “instead of launching, the bottle rocket blew up in [Hughes'] rectum” causing Helmburg to be “startled,” “jump back,” subsequently fall off the balcony where the failed launch occurred. Helmburg then became “lodged between the deck and an air conditioner unit adjacent the deck.”
Helmburg’s lawsuit claims that “firing bottle rockets out of one’s own anus constitutes an ‘ultra-hazardous’ activity,” a claim that clearly ignoring the thousands – nay, tens of thousands – of successful anal bottle rocket launches occurring on college campuses each year worldwide.
The lawsuit names The Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity Inc., of Huntington, West Virginia, and Travis Hughes, as defendants exposed to strict liability.…Continue Reading
Fort Worth, TX - Here’s a dog mauling story that has more white trash in it than my ex-wife’s family. Earlier this week, an 18-month-old boy crawled through a doggy door while his parents slept and was attacked by four mixed-breed boxers.
By the time Chance Walker Jr.’s mother was woken up by the commotion and stepped between her son and the dogs, Chance had already suffered some serious trauma to his face. Police released a 911 call made by a neighbor where you can hear Chance screaming in the background.
One neighbor described seeing Chase in his grandfather’s arms with one ear almost completely off, hanging by a piece of skin. The boy was rushed to the hospital to treat the numerous bite marks to his face and hopefully save his left ear. Once it is time for Chance to go home, it won’t be to his parents. A judge has decided that unless a suitable relative is found, he will be placed in a foster home. It’s probably for the best.…Continue Reading
Radnor, PA — A teacher at Presbyterian Children’s Village, a school that caters to children victims of violence, neglect and other serious conditions, was arrested last week after another school employee witnessed him sockin’ a female student in the face.
According to police, on January 23, 41-year-old Richard Little requested help from an on-duty supervisor at the center for help with a student who was throwing chalk at him. When the supervisor entered the classroom, he saw chalk on the floor and told Little to leave the room.
The supervisor told police Little then grabbed the girl, dragged her into the hallway and began punching her in the face, causing her to bleed. Other staff members intervened and Little was escorted out of the building.
Both Little and the student were transported to the hospital for treatment. The extent of the girl’s injuries are unknown, but police say Little’s hands and fingers had blood and teeth marks indicative of punching someone in face.
Little posted $100,000 bail after being arraigned on charges that included aggravated assault, simple assault and reckless endangerment.…Continue Reading
LANCASTER, SC – A man in South Carolina has been accused of dangling a 5-year-old boy over an aggressive, chained, pit bull after he got angry with the boy for getting dirt on his vehicle.
Police say that 22-year-old Michael Chavis Junior became angry with some neighborhood children who supposedly cursed at him and got dirt on the vehicle he had parked near the victim’s grandparent’s house. In response, Chavis grabbed a 5-year-old boy and held him over a chained pit bull.
The pit bull belonged to the boy’s grandparents and he’d often played with the dog, but in this particular case the dog became aggressive, biting at the boy and nipping his sweater. The dog is normally calm, but Capt. Scott Grant said the Chavis’ actions got the dog riled up.
“The stimulus given to that animal would even cause a more calm type dog to react,” said Capt. Scott Grant.
When police arrested Chavis on assault charges, they found he had another assault and battery charge already pending. He seems quite the guy, having been arrested 23 times for crimes including traffic violations, disorderly conduct, threatening the life of a public official, instigating a riot, resisting arrest, drug charges, discharging a firearm in the city, assault and battery with intent to kill and multiple assault and battery charges.…Continue Reading
Here, Now - Thanks to everyone who stopped by and chilled out with us last night on the 16th episode of the Pulpit of Doom that you can listen to by clicking the link or using the embedded player that sometimes works. We haven’t had that many people listening live in the chatroom in a long time.
For those of you who weren’t there, Jaded and myself discussed a handful of popular stories circulating on the site this week, including the lollipop game, pageant mom, broken penis, and the mom caught on video force feeding her kid.
We also learned that Jaded really cannot say the word penis without giggling like a schoolgirl and may have eaten a big wad of semen. Or flan. I’m still not sure which to be honest.
For those of you who were there, thanks for participating in the chat and asking questions during the podcast. Some of the questions answered where how the site got started, where the name came from, what our purpose was at the time and what our purpose is now .…Continue Reading
Edmonton, Canada – Colton Barry Ferguson, 20, is on trial for the killing of Heather Rae Thurier, 23. Thurier was shot in the head at a light rail station in north Edmonton in May of 2010.
According to testimony, Jordan Arcand (the victim’s nephew, now 18), Travis Thurier (the victim’s brother), and Thurier had been drinking and smoking marijuana earlier in the evening. While walking home, the trio reportedly stopped at the Stadium LRT station so that Arcand could use a payphone.
Arcand testified that after Heather Thurier gave Arcand change and he began to make his call, Thurier and her brother spoke to a man with a backpack and red ball cap.
Travis Thurier told court that his sister approached a man and asked for a cigarette. When the man did not respond, her brother said that she repeated her request more loudly. Travis Thurier then testified that the man flashed a gang sign and said, “Do you know who I am and what I could do to you?”
Thurier then, reportedly, asked for a cigarette a third time while throwing change at the man’s feet.…Continue Reading
Kissimmee, FL — Lillian Gomez, a special needs teacher at Sunrise Elementary, may soon be standing in the unemployment line for allegedly sprinkling hot sauce on the crayons in her classroom in order to prevent her autistic students from snacking on ‘em.
Two of the children involved were apparently so traumatized by the whole thing, they refused to even touch a crayon for weeks.
“I was really upset. I couldn’t believe it. Honestly, I was like how can a teacher of so many years do something like that,” said family member Karina Holguin. “They got to be traumatized, especially for a kid who can’t express himself like any other children that can tell you this hurts or doesn’t hurt.”
When school administrators learned of the alleged incident in October, Gomez, a 12-year veteran with the district, was removed from the classroom and suspended. With pay, of course. The superintendent is now requesting Gomez be terminated. Figuratively, mind you. An employee termination hearing has been set for February 7.…Continue Reading
William Carr Oller Jr., 50, was apparently belting out a country tune at his home Thursday, when Oller Sr. essentially told him to shut the f*ck up. When the younger Oller failed to do so, the elder Oller reportedly exited the man’s home, declaring, “I’m going to shut you up.”
Police say Oller Sr. then retrieved a .22 caliber from his pickup and pointed it at his son, who had followed him outside to speak with him. With that, Oller Jr. beat feet back into the trailer, locking the door behind him.
Believing his father had left the area, Oller Jr. opened the door and popped his head out. There was dad, on the porch, gun in hand.
Police say that triggered another fight – a fight that reportedly left the younger Oller with gunshot wounds to the head, chest, hand and shoulder.…Continue Reading
St. Croix County, WI - Two sisters in Wisconsin have been charged after a man accused them of sexually assaulting him with pliers and forcing him to drink their urine. Does this sound odd to you? If not, it means that you are ideally suited to sort this one out.
Court documents say that an 18-year-old male was at a Wisconsin residence with Valerie M. Bartkey, 24, and Amanda L. Johnson, 17. Whatever fun they were having reportedly ended when the sisters – who had reportedly imbibed some weed – began punching and kicking him, and then – gasp – putting one of the man’s shoes in the toilet and soaking the other in a sink.
According to court records, the man said the sister’s funfest continued when they later brought him a cup of liquid claiming that was lemonade and ‘forced’ him to drink it. It reportedly turned out to be a cup of the sisters’ urine.
Police say that the man went on to say that the sisters then ‘forced him to undress,’ with the intent of Bartkey having sex with him.…Continue Reading
Cleveland, OH - Kevin Ford Jr. was apprehended after a manhunt yesterday following a ‘domestic disturbance’ at a home at a CMHA housing complex. Police say that around 10 a.m., Ford and his girlfriend, Tiffany Lawson, 31, began to argue.
Ford reportedly chased Lawson through the house while she was holding their 18-month-old boy in her arms. Authorities say that Ford sprayed lighter fluid on Lawson – prompting her to run upstairs in the two-story townhouse.
Yelling to a neighbor who had heard the commotion, Lawson managed to toss the toddler out the 2nd story window to the person below immediately before Ford lit her on fire. Lawson then reportedly tore off her burning clothes and jumped out the window.
The toddler was caught and suffered no injuries. Doctors said Lawson sustained first-degree burns to her right hand and leg and a broken right elbow and arm.
Ford – after unsuccessfully attempting to burn down the home – fled on foot. He was later captured. His charges have not yet been reported.…Continue Reading
FRESNO, CA – Yeah, it’s as disgusting as you think it is. Neng Yang, a teacher at Freedom Elementary since 2007, has been accused of blindfolding a 7-year-old girl and tricking her into giving him oral sex in what he called “the lollipop game.”
The 43-year-old got busted after the girl’s alert mother arrived at the school early and noticed that neither her daughter nor her teacher, Yang, were outside with the rest of her class participating in PE.
When her daughter got out of school and into the car, her mother asked why she and Yang were not with the rest of the class and her daughter explained that she had been playing the lollipop game. When asked what kind of game this was, the girl explained that Yang would blindfold her in a darkened, locked classroom and have her suck on different lollipops. If she guessed the flavor, then they moved on to the next lollipop. If she didn’t, well then she kept on sucking until she did.
Mortified, the mother immediately went to authorities.…Continue Reading
New York, NY - Susanna Barrett, pageant mother of 5-year-old “Toddlers & Tiaras” star Isabella Barrett, has filed a $30 million libel suit against three media outlets in which she claims that their reporting tried to ‘sexualize’ her youngster’s performance in an online video.
In response to the kindergartner’s ‘innocent’ rendition of the LMFAO song “I’m Sexy and I Know It,” Barrett claims that TMZ.com, The Huffington Post and London’s Daily Mail all “brazenly attempt to sexualize” the girl by “claiming she was gyrating in a nightclub and singing about her sex appeal.”
While the child was singing the song in a nightclub, and the song is a first person account of the singer being sexy, Barrett points out that her daughter does not, in fact, understand “sexiness.” Consequently, the media’s portrayal of her daughter’s performance as ‘sexy’ is, well, just crazy talk!
Not only that… the lawsuit points out that the youngster could not have been gyrating because “she was sitting down.” Well, duh, clueless media outlets!
The video can be seen below this article, if you would like to experience the mother’s outrage for yourselves.…Continue Reading
St. Paul, MN - When Jennifer A. Pickar, 30, went to a St. Paul emergency room on the afternoon of Jan. 1 to seek treatment for tremors, a nurse attending to Pickar noticed her 10-day-old baby boy appeared to have two black eyes. After examination, the baby was reportedly taken to the intensive care unit at Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis, where an examination revealed the extent of his injuries.
It turns out that the baby – for whom treatment was not being sought by the mother – also had bruises on his left ear, fractures on the bones around his eyes, and bleeding in the front and back of his brain. The baby needed a breathing tube and a shunt was surgically inserted into his skull to reduce swelling.
According to court documents, the 10-day-old underwent surgery to repair the broken facial bones, but more will be required. The baby’s current condition is unknown. Court documents say that the child is expected to have “significant deficits” because of the injuries. Doctors reportedly said the baby would have died without medical care and that his injuries are consistent with a “significant” or “multiple” impacts to the baby’s face.…Continue Reading
Charleston, SC – Some passengers on a Carnival cruise to the Bahamas had their vacation altered when one of their fellow passengers died after he jumped over a second floor railing and landed in the ship’s lobby.
Not a lot of information on what led to the 26-year-old tourist taking the fatal plunge while the Fantasy was docked in Nassau last Friday night, but one news article is calling it a suicide.
Another article has passengers on the ship saying there were multiple rumors floating around, including the man was despondent after losing money while gambling. Another report says the man fell after trying to jump from one floor to another.
Whatever the reason, the man’s last images were a depressing blur of white women with braided hair, neon, glass and marble as witnesses say he never regained consciousness after landing, and was later pronounced dead at the scene.
The ship departed Charleston, South Carolina on Wednesday for a five-day Bahamas cruise, but the Saturday trip to Freeport was cancelled as police continued their investigation. It returned to Charleston on Monday.…Continue Reading
In case you are unable to see it, the video shows a young mother force feeding a toddler. The kid is obviously upset, but this does not stop the woman from shoving food into the kid’s mouth — even covering his mouth until he chokes.
From what I can gather, the video was filmed in secret by the child’s 14-year-old uncle who has been trying to get CPS involved with the family, to no avail. He claims there are worse things going on in the home and shot this video to give CPS as proof.
CPS is aware of the video and stated what you are watching is not child abuse. Shitty parenting? Sure… but not child abuse as she did not strike the kid with a closed fist and it would be impossible to prove she intended for the child to choke.…Continue Reading
Bakersfield, CA - Sgt. Mary DeGeare of the Bakersfield Police Department says that on December 10, a man removed security cameras from a business on Bakerfield’s San Dimas Street. Police know this because – coincidentally – security cameras strategically located close-by recorded the thefts as they occurred.
The placement of security cameras is often a huge logistical problem for businesses. “How many do I need?” and “Where do I put them?” are common questions asked of trained surveillance professionals or criminologists.
Thankfully, it turns out that if you are interested in recording the theft of the security cameras themselves, the problem is greatly simplified. Experts say that, in that case, you can mount the security cameras virtually anywhere with effective results.
Please take a close look at the photos of the suspect in the Bakersfield case. Anyone with information regarding the identity of this suspect is encouraged to call Detective Scott Miller at (661) 326-3947.…Continue Reading
HARTFORD, CT – On Friday, a jury sentenced Joshua Komisarjevsky to death for the murder of Jennifer Hawke-Petit and her two daughters, Hayley, 17, and Michaela, 11.
On July 22, 2007, Jennifer and Michaela were picking up groceries at a local supermarket unaware they had been targeted by two men, Steven Hayes and Joshua Komisarjevsky, who intended to follow them home and rob them.
Their plans changed once they made entry into the home and became unsatisfied with the money they found inside the home. After beating and tying William Petit up in the basement, the two men tied Jennifer and her daughters to their beds.
Eventually Hayes would take Jennifer to her bank and force her to withdraw $15,000 where Jennifer would inform the teller of her situation before leaving with Hayes. Back at the home, Komisarjevsky was sexually molesting Michaela and taking pictures of the assault with his phone. When Hayes returned to the home with Jennifer, he raped her in the living room before strangling her to death.
The two men then poured gasoline around the house and doused Jennifer’s body as well as Hayley and Michaela who were both alive and tied to their beds.…Continue Reading
Baily, CO - Catrina Fox, 17, was killed late Friday night after – according to reports – intentionally opening the door of a car driven by her mother and jumping out. Fox ended up in the path of another car.
“I’ve never seen anything like that. She just got hit at full speed. It was horrific,” witness Dean Krakel later told news media.
A Colorado State police representative said that Fox was riding home to Bailey from Denver at around 1 a.m. when she ‘kicked open the door of her mom’s sedan and leapt onto US 285.’ She was then promptly hit by a 17-year-old boy from Littleton Colorado driving a 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser. Colorado State Patrol Trooper Josh Lewis said that the driver of the PT Cruiser and his passengers were uninjured.
Krakel said that Fox’s mother passed out from shock after the accident, and the people who ran over the teen were “wailing” with grief.
It was reported that Fox had recently earned her GED and was planning on heading to California.…Continue Reading
I came across this Pitchfork article the other day and nearly spit out my lunch. Without reading the details of the article and only seeing the image of the shirt I guffawed uncontrollably, more than mildly in shock as to what I was seeing. Disney had paid tribute to Ian Curtis, the lead singer of Joy Division who hung himself in 1980. In a sicker twist, without looking much more into the matter, Disney had unwittingly paid tribute to the Nazis.
All of this by ape-ing the cover of their Unknown Pleasures album which was released in 1979. Once music sites started sprouting up with the glaring contradiction to Disney’s “happiest place on earth” motif, they hastily removed it from their site and stores. A representative from Disney said “As soon as we became aware there could be an issue, we pulled it from our shelves and our online store to review the situation further.”
You’d think it was a far stretch but it’s not.…Continue Reading