In The Mean Time...
Back in October, James pulled up to the drive-thru window of a Wendy’s after placing his order. When the server turned around after giving James his drink, James gave them something back.
According to a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission incident report, James reached in the back of his truck and grabbed a 3-and-a-half long alligator that he then tossed through the drive-thru window.
It took a few months, but investigators finally figured out James’ identity and took him into custody on Monday. He reportedly admitted to picking the alligator up from the side of the road before bringing it to the Wendy’s.
James has been charged with aggravated assault and unlawful possession and transportation of an alligator. As for the alligator, it was released in a nearby canal and presumably doing fine.
James’ mother told reporters that her kid was not violent and the stunt was just a prank.…
CLEARWATER, FL – Derek Lawson is behind bars after the 26-year-old was accused of raping a woman before repeatedly stabbing her vagina.
According to police, Lawson kidnapped a woman then proceeded to beat and choke her until she passed out. Afterwards, he brutally raped the woman and used a sharpened object to “repeatedly stab her vagina.”
The woman managed to get help after Lawson left her for dead. She required emergency surgery after the attack to repair the multiple cuts and stab wounds she had suffered.
Lawson was picked up on Thursday and charged with kidnapping with bodily harm, sexual battery with a deadly weapon and attempted felony murder. He is being held at the Pinellas County jail with no bond.
As you might have suspected, based on his current charges, this is not Lawson’s first run-in with the law. He was arrested in 2014 on similar charges of kidnapping and sexually battering women, and has spent time in jail for marijuana possession and reckless driving.…
The boy walked into King Foods and Meat Bazaar Wednesday morning wearing a motorcycle helmet with a sweater obscuring part of his face.
“He went through the entry door and very quietly, very confidently,” the clerk says. “He was wearing like a motorcycle helmet, and he was wearing a sweater over his mouth. He was only showing his eyes.”
The kid was hiding a handgun that he pulled out and pointed at cashier. “Give me the fucking money,” the boy allegedly demanded. Another employee saw what was happening and quickly apprehended the kid.
“All of a sudden I’m so shocked. I don’t know if it’s a real gun or if it’s a fake gun, but my priority is to take it away from him because I don’t know. I just turned his wrist and took it out from his hand. At that point, the other coworker of mine grabbed him,” said the clerk.…
CHICAGO, IL – Not a lot of details on this yet, but Chicago police say six people, including a child, were found murdered in a home Thursday afternoon. I am sure some of the following details will change as more information is released.
Police discovered the bodies after being called to the home to perform a well-being check after a co-worker of one of the victim’s called to report they had not been at work for the last two days.
When police arrived, they could see a body from outside of the home and made entry. Once inside, they found five more bodies. The identities of the victims have not been released, but police said the victims were four men, one woman and a 12-year-old child.
According to reports, some of the victims had been stabbed to death, while others were fatally shot.
One neighbor said the family that lives at the home had been there for at least three years and included a woman with two sons, who were grade-school age; and her parents.…
Investigators say Carmen “Jackie” Lindhardt was using an industrial-sized bakery mixing machine inside the store when she was “caught up in the machinery, the augers,” said Sandy Police Sgt. Dean Carriger.
“It was possibly some loose clothing, or she might have reached into the machine for an unknown reason and gotten caught,” said Carriger. “We’re trying to determine the exact cause at this point.”
Regardless of how she was pulled into the machine, a co-worker heard her screams and immediately shut off the mixer. Unfortunately, it was too late for Lindhardt and the mother of one was pronounced dead at the scene.
We have reported on a slew of horrific ways people have died while doing their job, including getting pulled into a wood chipper; suffocating inside a cryochamber; cooked inside an industrial tuna steamer; drowning in cow shit, pinto beans or chocolate; being chewed up inside meat grinders; getting stuck inside industrial dryers; flattened by paper rolling machines; and dying from exploding beer kegs.…
Debruhl was playing on the monkey bars during recess at Newton County Theme School when she slipped and her body became wedged between the bars.
Although there were other children playing nearby, along with teachers monitoring the playground, Debruhl was left with her feet dangling until she slowly asphyxiated herself.
When she was found, school officials and responding officers performed CPR on Debruhl, but it was too late. She was pronounced dead after being taken to the hospital.
Her death was ruled accidental on Wednesday, but the investigation is ongoing. Police say they don’t anticipate any criminal charges to be filed, but that decision will be up to the district attorney.
The Newton County School District released the following statement on Wednesday:
“We are struggling to comprehend the heartbreaking accident that occurred Monday afternoon and are grieving over the loss of such a beautiful little girl.…
The incident happened just before midnight last Tuesday when a woman walked into her daughter’s bedroom and caught her boyfriend, Jones, performing a sex act on her daughter.
The woman yelled for her teenage son who helped his mother take Jones to the ground. Jones managed to break free after biting the teen and flee the scene. The mother called police, who would find Jones at a nearby home.
Jones was arrested and charged with capital sexual battery, lewd and lascivious molestation on a child under 12, and aggravated battery. This is just par for the course for Jones, a registered sex offender who has already shown he should’ve been put in the ground a long time ago.
He was arrested in 1990 for entering the bedroom window of a 10-year-old girl and sexually assaulting her. Then, in 2001, he was convicted of sexual battery against a child under 12 and kidnapping.…
Police responded to the couple’s home after receiving a call about a baby that had stopped breathing. First responders performed CPR on the infant before rushing him to the hospital, along with his twin brother.
Staff at Brenner Children’s Hospital in Winston Salem found that both boys had been abused. One was admitted in stable condition, while the other was admitted in critical condition and would die on Tuesday.
According to court documents, the baby died from an assault that caused “serious bodily injury, bleeding on the brain and neck injury.” The documents go on to say that both Clark and Hefner were responsible for the injures both boys suffered.
Hefner and Clark were initially arrested and charged with felony child abuse on Monday and are each being held on $75,000 bond. Additional charges are probably pending following their son’s death.…
BOSTON, MA – Police have arrested 45-year-old Xiao Ying Zhou after she allegedly hit a woman and then dragged her underneath her car for nearly three miles.
According to police, Zhou struck a 56-year-old man and his 48-year-old wife as they crossed the road early Monday morning. The man was treated at the scene but his wife was dragged away by Zhou’s SUV as she drove from the scene.
Zhou drove two miles down Interstate 93 with the poor woman stuck underneath her vehicle before stopping. Zhou’s lawyer says his client was not aware that she had run over anyone until she found the woman underneath her car and tried to help.
“She is innocent, according to what she told me,” said her court-appointed lawyer, Jose A. Vincenty. “She was driving, thought the car was operating in a strange way; she pulled out at the exit and at that particular point in time saw the person and tried to assist.”
Police and people who tried stopping Zhou say that’s a crock of shit.…
Officials with the school said the incident happened on Jan 9 as the school’s junior varsity wrestling team was returning from a tournament.
According to court documents, three wrestlers restrained a 16-year-old at the back of the bus and used their fingers to sexually assault him over his clothing.
Afterwards, four wrestlers did something similar with a 12-year-old teammate, but this time they had condoms over their fingers.
When the bus arrived back at school, the teens tackled the younger boy in the parking lot and assaulted him again between two parked cars. They were stopped when the victim’s parents arrived to pick him up.
After police finished with their investigation, 18-year-old Tanner Shipman was charged with first-degree rape by instrumentation by force and fear and two counts of first-degree rape by instrumentation of a victim under the age of 14.
Two 17-year-olds and a 16-year-old were all charged with rape by instrumentation and two counts of rape by instrumentation of a victim under the age of 14.…
CLEREMONT, FL – The director of a Clermont day care center has been arrested after they received cellphone video of her smacking a 4-year-old with stuffed animals before picking him up and dropping him face down.
The director, 41-year-old Kimberly Reid, was arrested at the facility on Friday. According to a state child-protective investigator, the abuse occurred over a three-week period “without regard for the child’s safety or mental health.”
Reid told investigators that she knew the video looked bad, but that “it’s not what it appears to be.” She said that her hitting the boy with the stuffed animals and dropping him on his face was just her playing rough with him.
It’s obvious that whatever she was doing, a co-worker did not feel it was “rough” play and decided to get some hidden video and turn her in. Police agreed and have charged Reid with child abuse. Officials say there is no evidence that any other children at the facility were being abused.
As of today, a sign on the facility stated the day care was temporarily closed and the owner of the facility said they plan on giving up the day care’s license.…
Investigators say the former Pontifical College Josephinum student first tried to adopt a child from Mexico in 2014, but was unsuccessful. A year later, the 23-year-old made contact with the same person and eventually admitted he wanted to have sex with a girl under the age of 3 and film it.
Federal agents were notified and they continued their conversation with Wright online, posing as a Mexican tour guide. A deal was eventually made in which Wright would fly to Tijuana and have sex with an infant and a 4-year-old girl – acts he described in explicit messages to the agents.
Wright was arrested after landing in San Diego where he thought he was to meet the tour guide before continuing to Tijuana. He had $2,000 in cash and was carrying baby clothes and a baby bottle in his luggage.
Wright has been charged with travel with intent to engage in illicit sexual conduct and aggravated sexual abuse of a child.…
According to Lovell’s parents, their daughter pushed a dresser against her bedroom door and climbed out a window last Tuesday night or Wednesday morning.
Since she did not take the liver medication she has to take daily, it is assumed that Lovell believed she would be returning home before her family woke up.
Unfortunately, she never did and she never will.
On Saturday, her body was found 60 miles away in North Carolina. Before the day was over, police would arrest David Eisenhauer, an 18-year-old Virginia Tech student, and charged him with Lovell’s abduction and murder.
There hasn’t been a lot of details surrounding how investigators honed in on Eisenhauer, but police did say that Lovell and Eisenhauer “were acquainted” and that Eisenhauer “used this relationship to his to abduct the 13-year-old and then kill her.”
But Eisenhauer wasn’t the only Virginia Tech student police would arrest. They also apprehended Natalie Keepers, a 19-year-old freshman from Maryland.…
Anna Nosova, 25, was hired to help lure customers into a clothing store near the Lyublino metro station.
This tactic aggravated some of the residents who lived nearby, but not nearly as much as it aggravated 58-year-old Sergei Galakhov, who lived above the clothing store.
The nuclear engineer had been fired the day before and was drinking when he became increasingly aggravated by Nosova’s use of a loudspeaker to advertise the shop’s wares.
So instead of asking her to stop, Galakhov shot the woman dead from his apartment as she stood on the sidewalk. Nosova’s horrified co-workers carried her into the clothing store, but she was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics.
Police arrived and spoke with Galakhov, who confessed to taking the law into his own hands and shooting Nosova without any warning. He was taken into custody on suspicion of murder and is facing 15 years in prison if convicted.…
Last Thursday morning, police were called to the home of 16-year-old Logan Stephenson after his family found him dead in his bed.
At around the same time, police were called to the home of Logan’s best friend, J.D. Byram, after the teen started having seizures. Byram was taken to the hospital where he would die Monday night.
The following day, the Greenbrier police chief said they had received information that the two boys were with a group of teenagers that had been drinking Mountain Dew mixed with racing fuel.
“We have certainly seen methanol infections, but nothing like this. I mean, this was a product that was almost 100 percent methanol, which is quite unusual,” said Dr. Donna Seger, the Director of the Tennessee Poison Center.
She added that drinking racing fuel can make someone feel drunk, along with blurred vision, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. But it can also cause seizures, permanent blindness, coma and, as these two boys found out, death.…
According to reports, Schmidt lives in a home with a man and his four children. Police say she was physically abusive towards one of the children, a 6-year-old girl, and once placed the girl’s hands on a hot stove.
But that’s not all. The girl told police that Schmidt has been abusing her since she was 3-years-old, describing how she was hit with a big spoon, forced to hold full gallon jugs of water, and placing her head underwater in the bathtub on multiple occasions.
The girl said the abuse makes “her body feel sad.”
Investigators say the child never came forward before now because Schmidt threatened to kill her if she ever told anyone about the abuse. The girl has since been placed in a foster home.
Schmidt was arrested and charged with felony aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of children. The charges come as no surprise to the grandmother of one of the other children who lives in the home with Schmidt.…
According to reports, 58-year-old Clifford Jones was driving a 1996 Toyota on the Lodge ramp to Interstate 75 early Sunday morning while watching porn on his cellphone.
Since he did not have both hands on the steering wheel, Jones lost control of the car, causing him to crash and roll the vehicle. Jones was killed instantly after he was partially ejected through his sunroof.
Police believe his ejection was partially due to the fact that aside from not wearing any pants, Jones was also not wearing his seat belt.
Lt. Mike Shaw of the Michigan State Police stated that while this is one of the strangest incidents he has investigated in his career, distracted driving has become more and more common.
“We see people putting on makeup, we see people doing different things as far as hygiene, as far as reading books, it’s almost to the fact there’s so much technology out there a lot of people are more paying attention to what they’re doing other than driving their car,” said Lt.…
According to the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office, two men showed up to a home after responding to a Craigslist ad.
No word on what the homeowner was selling, but reports are that the two men weren’t interested in buying anything, anyway.
Instead, the suspects allegedly tied the homeowner up and took the keys to his SUV. As one man left in the vehicle they arrived in, the other tried taking the victim’s vehicle.
Unfortunately for the would-be car thief, the homeowner had gotten himself freed from his restraints, retrieved a handgun, and was firing shots at him and his accomplice. The unidentified man driving the victim’s SUV was hit and crashed the vehicle into a home a short distance away.
His accomplice got away, but he would die after being transported to the hospital. The homeowner and his wife weren’t hurt during the incident.…