In The Mean Time...
Long Island, NY – A family in Long Island was greeted by a police SWAT team after someone called to report a teen inside the home had killed his family – but it turned out to be a hoax, possibly by someone the teen had beat in a game of Call of Duty.
On Tuesday, 17-year-old Rafael Castillo was enjoying his Spring Break and playing some Call of Duty online. According Castillo’s brother, someone was angry that Castillo has beaten him and threatened to “swat” him.
For those of you unaware of the latest antics teens pull nowadays, “swatting” refers to calling police to report a fake crime in hopes of having a SWAT team respond to the home of another person.
In this case, Long Island police received a call from someone pretending to be Castillo. “I just killed my mother and I might shoot more people,” the caller claimed.
This led to choppers being deployed over Castillo’s house and more than 60 officers deployed to the location, including elite members of Nassau County’s special operations unit.…Continue Reading
Knoxville, TN – A woman having an Easter egg hunt in her backyard with her 4-year-old discovered the decomposing corpse of a homeless man under her deck.
Tara Hanouskova said she’d noticed a foul odor in her backyard for several days but had been unable to locate the source. When a man came to cut her grass, she asked if he could find the source but he was unable to as well.
It wasn’t until Wednesday evening, during an Easter egg hunt with her son that Hanouskova was able topinpoint the source of the bad smell. While hunting for eggs, she saw a pair of tennis shoes under her deck.
The tennis shoes were attached to the decomposing body of 29-year-old Joshua Grubb, a homeless man who apparently crawled up under her deck and died.
Officials believe Grubb died under the deck two weeks ago of natural causes, but they are still waiting on autopsy results. Police believe Grubb’s body went unnoticed for so long because Hanouskova’s deck is large, and the area where Grubb was found is dark and narrow.…Continue Reading
Fayetteville, AR – Police have arrested 31-year-old Scott Sholds after they say he used a cell phone to record himself raping a 2-year-old girl.
Police say Sholds was busted after his ex-girlfriend discovered the video on her cell phone. She thought she’d lost the phone, not realizing her son had taken it and given to Sholds, the boy’s father.
After getting the cell phone back, she discovered a video on the phone and was horrified to find it was a video of a man raping a child later identified as the 2-year-old daughter of the woman Sholds was living with.
The ex-girlfriend called police and told them she was positive the man in the video was Sholds. I’m assuming his face was not seen in the video, as police had to match Sholds’ voice with the voice heard in the recording.
Sholds didn’t do himself any favors when he denied raping the child and claiming he never lived or slept at the little girl’s home, as police would discover he’d been living with the girl’s mother for the last nine days.…Continue Reading
PORTLAND, ME — Holly Morrison has been charged with gross sexual assault after police say the 34-year-old allowed her boyfriend to sexually assault a developmentally disabled 14-year-old relative.
Back in November, the victim told friends and counselors at school that Morrison’s boyfriend, 59-year-old Donald Cass, had been sexually assaulting her for a month. She would later tell police that Cass would use objects to sexually assault her.
Even worse, she alleged these assaults were encouraged by Morrison, who she said encouraged her to get in the bed with the couple and shower with them. When interviewed, Morrison admitted to seeing Cass assault the girl on three occasions.
Although she said she didn’t approve of Cass’ behavior, she said he’d convinced her that sexually assaulting the developmentally disabled teen was normal. Morrison said she met Cass at a swingers’ party and that Cass, who is married, had visited her on weekends for the last five years.
In February, Cass would plead guilty to two counts of gross sexual assault. He was sentenced to eight years in prison with four years suspended.…Continue Reading
Hollywood, CA – Andre Johnson, aka Christ Bearer, is recovering in the hospital after cutting off his penis and jumping from the second floor of a North Hollywood apartment.
Johnson is a member of the rap duo Northstar and part of the Wu Tang Clan family. He’s also affiliated with other groups in the Wu-Fam, including the West Coast Killa Beez and Rugged Monk of the Black Knights.
TMZ reports that other members of Northstar were present when Johnson cut off his penis without warning and then leaped from the balcony. They said when they got downstairs, Johnson was running around screaming like a banshee. They also said Johnson had not been taking hard drugs at the time of the incident.
Johnson is currently being treated at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He’s alive, but if they cant reattach that sucker, I’m betting he’ll wish he wasn’t.
OCALA, FL - Police say 37-year-old Chrystal Hassell went on a crack binge inside a Florida motel before giving birth in the bathtub and then cutting the umbilical cord with her teeth.
Hassell was approximately six to seven months pregnant went she got a room at Vacation Host Inn and went and went on a 24 hour cocaine bender. She gave birth to her baby in the bathtub and chewed through the umbilical cord. To her credit, she called 911 when the baby started turning blue.
The baby is in critical condition on a ventilator at UF Heatlh Shands Hospital while Hassel is on suicide watch at the Marion County Jail facing a charge of child neglect.
Unfortunately, crack cocaine does not cause ovaries to wither on the vine. This is Hassel’s third child. She has a 16-year-old daughter who was born addicted to crack, and an 11-month old boy who was taken by the Florida Department of Children and Families after this recent incident.
The father of the baby and 11-month-old, 43-year-old Vincent Terry, was also arrested on a warrant out of El Pasco County, Colo., for domestic violence, attempted murder and drug possession.…Continue Reading
MAGNOLIA, TX – An Amber Alert has been issued for Elizabeth Rex, the 14-year-old who vanished on Monday and is believed to be with 51-year-old Randy Johnson – a one time family friend who called to taunt the family.
Elizabeth’s family told reporters they took Johnson into their mobile home after learning he was dying from colon cancer. But after eight months, Johnson had developed a relationship with “Lizzy” that they were not comfortable with and asked him to leave.
“I mean we were literally listening to every conversation and it was in code,” said Jennifer Black, Lizzy’s mother. “So once we decided what the codes were, it was like you have to go you can’t be here.”
On Monday, Lizzie walked out of their home and hasn’t been seen since. Her family had no idea where she went until they started getting phone calls from Johnson.
“He calls us and says, ‘Y’all will never see Lizzy again and things like that cuz where we’re going you can’t get there,’” said Elizabeth’s dad, Patrick Rex.…Continue Reading
Calgary – Police in Calgary have named Matthew de Grood, the son of a police officer, as the sole suspect in what they call the worst mass murder in their city’s history.
It is still unclear what spurned the attack, but it happened at an all day party attended by several dozen University of Calgary students celebrating the end of classes.
De Grood had been invited to the party and arrived there after finishing his shift at a local grocery store. But for reasons unknown, at around 1:20am, the 22-year-old turned a kitchen knife on some of the party-goers.
When the attack was over, Joshua Hunter, Kaitlin Perras, and Jordan Segura were dead at the scene, while Lawrence Hong and Zackariah Rathwell would die later at the hospital.
Police would apprehend de Grood less than an hour later after he was tracked down by a K9 unit. He was treated for dog bites before being charged with five counts of first-degree murder.
Police chief Rick Hanson said de Grood targeted the victims one by one, stabbing them multiple times.…Continue Reading
PLEASANT GROVE, UT - Police in Utah have arrested 39-year-old Megan Huntsman on suspicion of six counts of murder after it was discovered she’d been using her garage as form of dead baby storage.
On Saturday morning, Huntsman’s ex-husband, Darren West, called police after finding “a suspicious package with a pungent smell.” When he opened it, he was shocked to find the body of a full-term baby. When police arrived, they performed a search inside the garage and found six more infants in separate cardboard boxes.
West had just recently been released from prison after serving a nine year sentence on a drug distribution conviction. His parents owned the home and he’d been there with his family on Saturday to clean it up so he could move back in with his three daughters.
Huntsman had not lived in the home since 2011, having moved out due to a struggle with substance abuse. When she was located and questioned by police, she was fully cooperative and admitted to giving birth to the infants between 1996 and 2006 – before her husband had went to prison.…Continue Reading
Chicago, IL – Demetrio Campbell has been accused of kicking in the door of a home and then raping a 4-year-old girl inside.
The 27-year-old convicted felon reportedly tried luring the girl and her older sister as they played outside, but the girls ran inside their home and locked the door behind them.
Campbell wasn’t letting a door stand in the way of some child rape, so he kicked in the door. Once inside, he instructed two older people in the home to leave, which they did. Campbell then took the 4-year-old into a bedroom and raped her.
One of the people Campbell ordered out of the home notified police, who found the victim in her bedroom and Campbell in the bedroom’s closet smoking a cigarette. He was arrested and charged with predatory criminal sexual assault and home invasion.
Campbell has past convictions for residential burglary and aggravated robbery. His most recent conviction was in 2008 in which he was sentenced to four years in prison. On Wednesday, Judge Edward Bowden ordered Campbell held without bond and also ordered Campbell to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.…Continue Reading
PORT CANAVERAL, FL – A 36-year-old crew member on the Disney Dream has been arrested after a 13-year-old passenger said he molested her on the cruise ship.
According to reports, the ship was docked at Port Canaveral when Disney Cruise Lines contacted local police, the FBI and the Coast Guard to report that one of their crew members, Ahmed Sofyan, had been accused of molesting a teen passenger.
The teen said that Sofyan, who is from Indonesia, lured her into an empty cabin and sexually molested her. She added that Sofyan would not let her leave the cabin when tried to escape. He only let her go after the girl told him that her parents would be looking for her.
Sofyan would later admit his actions to police, stating that he knew the girl’s young age and knew that his behavior was wrong. Sofyan was arrested on two counts of lewd or lascivious molestation and one count of false imprisonment.
“We have no tolerance whatsoever for the behavior alleged in this incident,” said Karl Holz, President of Disney Cruise Line, in a release.…Continue Reading
Pinellas Park, FL — In a video recently posted to LiveLeak, a 41-year-old woman, clad in nothing but a thong, is seen rampaging through a Pinellas County McDonald’s, breaking and throwing shit before eating ice cream straight out of the machine.
According to the fine folks over at WFTS, Susan Suarez walked into the McDonald’s at about 7:00 the evening of March 24th and offered one of the employees oral sex. When the employee refused, Suarez apparently started smashing, ultimately causing more than $10,000 in damage.
In the video, which has since gone viral, Suarez is seen banging her dome on the counter, pushing registers to the floor, throwing food and other items, toppling drink dispensers and repeatedly opening and closing a refrigerator door. The pièce de résistance, though? Sucking ice cream right out of the machine. And ice cream apparently soothes even the most savage of beasts because Suarez cooled her shit right then.
Well, kinda. Police say she put up a bit of a fight while they were trying to detain her, kicking, licking and attempting to kiss the arresting officers.…Continue Reading
DEERFIELD BEACH, FL – If you’ve ever wondered what kind of face a Christian school teacher might make after getting caught with his dick in an underage schoolgirl’s mouth, look no further than to your left.
That’s the mugshot of Eric Beasley, the 24-year-old biology teacher at Zion Lutheran Church who got busted having sexual relations with one of his 14-year-old students.
He was caught after police noticed his parked car behind a business and found him and the ninth-grade student half-naked in his car. When questioned, they both admitted they’d just got finished performing oral sex on each other.
Beasley would go on to admit that his relationship with his student had turned sexual on Valentine’s Day and that the two would often make out at school during lunch breaks. Cops would later discover that Beasley had used his phone to send the girl pictures of his dick.
Beasley was arrested and charged with nine counts of sexual battery by a custodian on a minor and two counts of sending obscene material to a minor.…Continue Reading
Last month I reported on 27-year-old Andrew Ward after he was arrested and accused of stabbing his 12-year-old half brother to death for no reason other than he “just felt like killing.”
For the last three weeks, Ward has been in custody at Maricopa County jail while awaiting his trial. His cellmate during this time was 33-year-old Douglas Walker, who was serving a few years for armed robbery.
On Wednesday night, inmates alerted guards that the two men were fighting. When they made their way inside the two men’s cell, officials would find Walker dead after Ward turned his head into a bit of psychotic performance art.
According to officials, Ward used a golf pencil to stab Walker in the eyes, used a playing card to slit Walker’s throat, smeared peanut butter on his head and shoved a plastic bag down Walker’s throat.…Continue Reading
Steamboat Springs, CO – An idiot is facing some serious charges after she left her 3-year-old son home alone for 20 hours and returned home to find him dead.
Megan McKeon, 24, was in the habit of leaving her young son, Austin Davis, home alone inside her small cabin at a local campground while she went to work. According to police, she admitted having done this at least 20 times before with no issues.
But on March 26, she left Austin home alone while she went to work her job at a grocery store. She figured he would be fine as she’d left him with food, juice and a movie playing. Instead of returning home after her shift was over, she returned home the following morning after spending the night at her boyfriend’s house.
She returned home to find Austin dead, lying face up with his eyes wide open. An official cause of death for the boy has not been revealed at this point, but a doctor who tried to save Austin’s life believes the boy may have accidentally poisoned himself with prescription medication or other substances.…Continue Reading
StPetersburg, FL – A desk clerk at an apartment complex thought the body of a 96-year-old woman found in the parking lot was an April Fool’s prank, so he tossed her body in a dumpster.
While taking a smoke break, 61-year-old Ronald Benjamin noticed the woman’s body lying in the parking lot. Thinking it was a mannequin placed there as an April Fool’s prank, Benjamin finished his cigarette and returned to his desk.
What he did not know was the body was not a prank. The body belonged to a 96-year-old woman who had been suffering from depression and had jumped to her death from the 16th floor.
A couple hours later, at around 6:30 a.m., another employee saw the woman’s body and told Benjamin about it. He told her not to worry, explaining to her that it was just a prank. A mannequin probably placed there by some drunks after the bars closed.
When a teen stopped by to deliver the paper, Benjamin asked him if would help dispose of the mannequin.…Continue Reading
Las Vegas, NV — This has got to hurt book sales. A Las Vegas woman who published a book entitled Foster Care: How to Fix this Corrupted System, was accused of depriving her three adopted daughters of food, refusing to let them go to the bathroom, and beating them.
Janet Solander, 53, racked up a slew of serious child abuse and sexual assault charges. Her husband and daughter faced criminal charges as well.
According to public records in Nevada, Solander’s adopted daughters are sisters aged 9, 11, and 12. They had been in foster care since 2010 and were adopted in 2011. Solander also took care of four other foster children who were removed in February.
Child Protective Services caught up with the sisters after they had been sent to a boarding school in Florida. There the girls told authorities about the abuse and that they feared their adoptive mother would kill them if they returned to Las Vegas.
According to investigators, the girls were forced to sleep on bare boards without any pillows or blankets.…Continue Reading
Edinburgh – On Tuesday, 12-year-old Keane Wallis-Bennett was killed when an internal wall inside the gym at Liberton High School collapsed on top of her.
Keane suffered major upper-body injuries when a wall next to the showers in the gym collapsed on top of her as she changed for PE. Witnesses stated she screamed that she could hear something falling, but she was unable to get out of the way.
Staff and emergency services were unable to save her and Keane was pronounced dead at the scene. Police and health and safety officials have began investigating the circumstances surrounding Keane’s death and how the wall, built as a partition, collapsed.
The school had been surveyed by Edinburgh City Council and found to need ‘significant’ work. The local authorities did not have the money needed to fix all the problems found with all of their schools at once, so they adopted a “prioritization” scheme. This led to Liberton High being placed behind other schools needing work.
The wall that collapsed was not identified as a problem when the school was surveyed, but students said the wall had been “wobbly” for months and that they’d warned teachers about it.…Continue Reading
LEAGUE CITY, TX — On the same morning a Texas woman was killed by two pit bulls, a mother and her 2-year-old daughter were hospitalized after being attacked by a pit bull the mother was watching for her boyfriend.
Police say 23-year-old Chelsi Camp was watching the pit bull for her boyfriend at the Avana at Southshore Apartments when the dog began attacking her daughter Mackenzie. Camp was attacked when she tried protecting her daughter. When she was unable to get the dog off her daughter, she called 911.
When police arrived, the dog was still attacking Camp and her daughter and had them trapped in a bathroom.
“Our officers responded out there to the apartment complex and got into the apartment and found the dog, a pit bull was still attacking them,” said Officer Reagan Pena with the League City Police Department. “Our officers had to shoot the dog in order to stop it.”
Camp was transported to the hospital by ambulance, suffering from injuries to her hands and arms.…Continue Reading
Dorothy Hamilton was found by her son on Monday, lying in a pool of blood on her living room floor with two aggressive pit bulls next to her. The two dogs were owned by Hamilton’s son that he’d been keeping locked in a bedroom for several months.
Police say there is evidence that the dogs broke through the bedroom door before attacking and killing Dorothy.
Some neighbors say that the dogs were aggressive and that they’d had run-ins with them in the past. “One of those pit bulls charged all the way down the road to where that truck is at me and my dog. That’s been about two years ago and I haven’t walked since. It was very frightening,” said Emma Glenn.
Both of the pit bulls, along with six pit bulls being kept outside the home, were taken to a Kaufman County Sheriff’s Department facility.…Continue Reading