In The Mean Time...
Anchorage, Alaska – Police say Daniel Pirtle, a double amputee with metal, prosthetic legs, went into a Walmart and shot a manager after getting into an argument over Pirtle’s unrestrained dog.
Police say that on Saturday afternoon, 45-year-old Daniel Pirtle went inside a crowded Walmart in a motorized cart, accompanied by his unrestrained service dog. Pirtle got into an argument with the store’s assistant manager, 33-year-old Jason Mahi, after Mahi asked Pirtle to restrain his dog.
The argument escalated to the point that Pirtle pulled out a gun and shot Mahi in the stomach. Afterwards, Pirtle navigated the motorized cart through the aisles, making his way towards the store’s entrance. He was apprehended by police near the front of the store where officers took a handgun from him, as well as his legs, before placing him in a police car.
Witnesses said Mahi was conscious after being shot. “He said, ‘I can’t feel my feet.’ He just kept talking about his kids,” said a patron who rushed to Mahi’s aid. “‘My kids, my son,’ that’s basically all he said.…
OVIEDO, FL – According to the FBI, 28-year-old Sarah Adleta recorded herself sexually abusing children and then sent the images to a suspected pedophile in North Carolina.
According to a criminal complaint, the FBI became aware of Adleta after they found she’d sent images of herself and multiple children to Aaron Dixon, a North Carolina man who’d been recently charged with having sex with a child.
When agents met with Adleta, she admitted that about a year ago, she began sending Dixon nude photos of her and a child. This lead to her performing sex acts on multiple children while streaming the vile acts live on Skype so Dixon could watch her do it.
She also sent Dixon images of her performing sex acts with the children via email and her cell pone. Adleta, who was taking several classes at UCF, was arrested on child pornography charges and is being held without bail in Polk County jail pending a bond hearing.
One of Adleta’s neighbors said the Adleta would volunteer to babysit her kids, but she always felt something just wasn’t right.…
Springdale, AR – Here’s not one, but TWO dead babies to ruin your day. Travis Fox is accused of shaking two of his babies to death a year and a half apart.
Last Wednesday, Fox’s 7 month old baby, William, was brought to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. The doctors found the injuries suspicious and Fox, 24, confessed to investigators that he violently shook the child for an extended amount of time because the child was “fussing.'”
Horrifying, sickening, enraging, but not unheard of. That’s why there’s such a thing as dontshakeyourbaby.com. But here’s where it gets mind-blowingly awful.
Investigators then found out that Travis Fox was under investigation for the September 2011 death of his 6 month old baby boy, Travis II, in another county.
In the most recent infanctide, Fox “admitted that he shook his six-month-old son for 30-45 seconds because he was ‘fussing’ . . . Mr. Fox said he was angered and tired because he was up for two days without sleep.” He also admitted drinking five beers before killing his baby.…
BOYNTON BEACH, FL – A child’s birthday party at a Florida Chuck E. Cheese’s ended with the arrests of at least three people, including the birthday boy’s mother, after a large brawl broke out and someone got shot.
The fight started after two men in the restroom exchanged words, then escalated into an 18-man brawl inside the dining area of the restaurant in which, according to the store manager, the birthday boy’s grandmother was even trampled.
Employees got the unruly crowd out of the store where some of the men drove to a nearby location to continue their fight, and where one man pulled out a gun and shot the passenger of another car. The victim was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, the shooter is still at large.
While that was happening, the boy’s mother, Briana Walker, was being arrested in the parking lot with two other men on drug charges and defrauding an innkeeper. Police say they fled the restaurant without paying the almost $300 check.
Police also said Walker’s purse contained part of a Xanax pill and a small amount of marijuana, and that someone on her side of the car had also thrown out packages containing marijuana, Xanax, crack cocaine and morphine.…
OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A woman received a horrific gift on Saturday when the family’s dog found a dead baby girl wrapped in plastic and brought the corpse home.
The woman was house-siting on Saturday, when the homeowner’s 6-year-old dog, Luke, carried the baby like a newborn puppy and laid the corpse down by her feet.
“It was three to five pounds and was still very fresh,” she said. She added that Luke, a mix-breed dog, would never hurt anyone and that there was no trauma to the newborn’s body.
Investigators said there are very few clues that could help them solve the case, and they have no suspects. “We don’t know where the baby came from, if it was born in the area outside or if someone brought the baby out there to dispose of it,” OKC Police Capt. Dexter Nelson said.
The house is located in the 15000 block of South Air Depot and Luke is known to roam a large section of the surrounding area, making it tough to find out exactly where the dog found the newborn.…
NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. – Police say 44-year-old Lisa Franklin, a substitute teacher at the Sacred Heart School,was having a sexual relationship with a 13-year-old boy that started when the boy was just 12.
Franklin met the boy at Sacred Heart School and was able to continue a relationship with him, after she left the school in 2012, by befriending the boy’s parents and becoming his personal, at-home tutor as well as being allowed to spend social time with the boy.
“The parents trusted that she was acting as an adult and doing the proper thing,'” said New Windsor Deputy Police Chief Rick Hovey. After the parents found some text messages revealing Franklin was teaching their son how to put his erect penis into her 44-year-old mouth, they cock-blocked him by notifying police.
Police ended up arresting Franklin, who is married with two teenage children of her own, and charged her with second-degree rape and sexual conduct against a child. Additional charges are expected because Franklin allegedly took the boy to multiple jurisdictions so he could throw his hot dog down her hallway.…
On Sunday, March 10, 2013, at around 4:45A.M., a man and his girlfriend noticed three or four unknown black males standing outside of the Friendly Bar, a gay bar located on the corner of Chartres and Marigny Streets. The man said one of the males approached him and tried to strike up a conversation, but while he was trying to tell the man he wasn’t interested in talking, the suspects started following a man in his 30s who walked by them.
The man and his girlfriend then watched as the three subjects began beating the man with bottles. The attack was captured on surveillance video and showed the three black males beating the man with bottles, even when he was on the ground. One of the suspects can be seen walking away, then returning to kick the victim in the head.…
Tampa, FL – Over the weekend, there were reports on the the body of 31-year-old Chad Wolfe being found at the bottom an elevator shaft at the Tampa International Airport. Early reports were lite on the details, simply stating maintenance workers discovered Wolfe’s body Friday morning as they were checking on a malfunctioning elevator.
On Sunday, some more details were released, and the circumstances surrounding Wolfe’s death are just…odd. Chad and his girlfriend of 10 years flew out of Pittsburgh Thursday night and arrived in Tampa shortly before midnight. According to his girlfriend, Chad had one drink and a Xanax during the flight.
They were in town to meet friends in Central Florida, then driving a rental car to Daytona for Bike Week. According to Chad’s girlfriend, she told him to wait on the main concourse while she retrieved her luggage from baggage claim. When she returned, Chad was gone. She alerted airport police after she was unable to locate him.
The following morning, maintenance workers restoring service to a malfunctioning elevator found Chad’s body at the bottom of the shaft.…
CLAY, N.Y. – David Renz, the 29-year-old man accused of killing a woman and raping her 10-year-old daughter, was beaten while in jail Friday night.
On Thursday night, Renz abducted 47-year-old Lori Bresnahan and her 10-year-old daughter as they were leaving gymnastic class at the Great Northern Mall. After he bound Bresnahan and her daughter, this piece of shit raped the little girl while her mother remained unable to do anything but listen, unable to protect her.
Afterwards, Renz drove the both victims to a rural road where the little girl got to witness Renz stab her mother to death. No one is clear how the little girl escaped from the car, but she did, and ran to the road where a passing motorist found her and summoned help.
Renz fled on foot into some nearby woods, but was quickly located and apprehended by police without a struggle. He immediately requested a lawyer and refused to answer any questions. David Renz was arrested and charged with murder, rape and kidnapping.…
Westwego, LA – Linda Henry, 54, lost an eye, an ear and both arms, after she was attacked by three pit bulls she and her boyfriend had raised since they were puppies.
Henry and her boyfriend, Clarence Allen, have raised four pit bulls inside their home and treated them like their own kids. On Wednesday afternoon, Henry walked into her home and within minutes she was fighting for her life.
For reasons unknown at this time, Zeus, a 4-year-old male; Brutus, a 2-year-old male; and Ghost, a 4-year-old female, attacked Henry. A neighbor heard Henry yelling and called police while another tried getting inside the home, only to be attacked by one of the dogs.
When police arrived, they found Henry being mauled by all three dogs. “They could hear the woman screaming in the house,” said Police Chief Dwayne “Poncho” Munch. “They saw all three dogs biting her.”
Two of the dogs were shot and killed after they turned on the officers. A third dog was shot while still mauling Henry.…
DENVER, CO – Video captured a 14-year-old girl defending herself against another 14-year-old girl who brutally assaulted her in a Henry World School classroom.
The incident happened last Friday when the victim, who didn’t even have time to take off her backpack, was assaulted by another girl inside the middle school classroom. “I turned around because I didn’t want to fight her and she grabbed my hair,” the unidentified victim said.
The other student pulled the victim to the ground and began punching her repeatedly in the face and body. The victim says the other girl has been bullying her for a month – stalking her in the school halls, pushing her and trying to get her to fight. She says never fought back and told teachers about the situation and that she didn’t feel safe.
The victim’s mother said the school never called her to inform her of the incident, only finding out her daughter had been attacked after another parent informed her.”My daughter is the one who was severely hurt, was sitting alone in a nurse’s office and I still wasn’t called,” she said.…
Oswego, NY – Here’s another story involving a mother enticing her daughter to fight her alleged bully. This time it’s out of New York, where 40-year-old Amie Loughrey was captured on camera egging on a fight between her 15-year-old daughter and another girl.
Police got involved after the video was posted on someone’s Facebook. In the video, you can see Loughrey encouraging her daughter to fight another girl who had supposedly been harassing her. The victim consistently says she does not want to fight, but Loughrey’s daughter throws the first punch at the insistence of her loud-mouthed mother, just like another mom we featured today.
Throughout the fight, in which Loughrey’s daughter definitely gets the upper-hand, Loughrey can be heard yelling choice bits like “beat her fucking ass” and calling the victim a stupid bitch. After Loughrey’s daughter delivers a sound beating on the other girl, who suffered a flurry of punches, a kick to the face, and being spat on, the girl walks away as Loughrey shouts after her not to come back because “this is her block.”
Amie Loughrey was arrested and charged with endangering the welfare of a child and second-degree harassment.…
Bronx, NY – Surveillance video captured a pit bull attacking a 6-year-old girl walking on a sidewalk in the Bronx Sunday afternoon.
In the video you can see as the girl and her grandmother are walking down Webster Avenue when the dog charges after the girl from across the street, latches on to her, then starts dragging the little girl around the sidewalk.
The girl’s grandmother tries desperately to protect her, to no avail. Other people rush in and start kicking the pit bull and are finally able to pull it off of the girl.
“At first the dog tried to bite her in the face, but he grabbed the jacket, he bit her on the leg,” said Eduardo Candelier, who was one of the people who rushed in to help. “The girl was crying, she was going crazy.”
The owner of the dog was also present and reportedly yelled at the crowd to leave his dog alone, then put the dog on a leash after witnesses were able to pull it off the girl it was trying to eat.…
MILWAUKEE — Cell phone video was posted on Youtube that showed Jason Scales body slamming a DMV security guard after he was asked to leave the building, while other patrons cheered him on.
The 35-year-old man had been asked to leave the north side DMV after he refused to turn down the music on his cell phone. Scales got mad and refused to leave, so a security guard stepped in to escort Scales out of the building.
As you can see in the video below, the guard has some trouble getting Scales to leave, and ends up getting body slammed to the ground while the crowd laughed and cheered for Scales. After getting off the ground, the guard pulled his gun on Scales as he finally left the building.
Milwaukee police say the man was eventually arrested and charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct, but no felony assault charges.
Law enforcement expert Brian Dorow said that while the confrontation would have been challenging for an experienced officer to control, guards or officers should not touch an unruly person if they are not posing an eminent threat.…
CLIFTON HEIGHTS, PA – Police arrested 45-year-old Michele Davenport after they say she enticed her 12-year-old daughter to fight another 12-year-old girl in a school parking lot, an incident that was caught on video.
No reports on how police originally got involved, but they released video taken at Primos Elementary School that showed Davenport encouraging her 12-year-old daughter to fight another girl they allege is her daughter’s bully.
The girls do not seem eager to fight, but after Davenport’s insistent yelling – including Davenport telling the other girl she wants to see her daughter kick her ass and informing her she would jump in if any bystanders intervened – the girls finally start swinging in that funny way girls do when they fight.
As the girls are going at it, Davenport can be heard telling her daughter to “hit her in the face!” and “get her on the ground!” At one point they stop fighting and the victim offers a handshake to Davenport’s daughter, but Davenport eggs them on and the girls continue fighting.…
MESA, AZ – A woman accused of trying to drown her 3-year-old in a puddle says on the day of the incident, she was just following the orders of Jesus Christ.
According to court documents, a man called police to report he was investigating a child screaming when he saw 30-year-old Victoria Soliz on her knees pushing a toddler’s face into a puddle in is front yard. The man told police he told Soliz to stop, but she just moved to a larger puddle and shoved the child’s face in it several more times. She then started giving the toddler what appeared to be CPR.
When officers arrived on the scene, they found the Soliz’s 3-year-old shivering from the cold and wearing water-soaked clothing. Soliz was taken into custody while her son was taken to the hospital to receive medical treatment.
While in custody, Soliz was also taken to the hospital where she told doctors she’d been using meth to self-treat her schizophrenia, but that it was “Jesus” that told her to “drown” her son.…
Oklahoma City, OK – An 11-year-old boy and his mother have been arrested after police say the boy raped his 6-year-old sister and his mother failed to report it.
Police went to the victim’s home after a state Department of Human Services worker told them the girl had been sexually assaulted by her brother and her cousin. The girl told the DHS worker that she was in her bedroom doing homework when her brother and a 7-year-old cousin asked her to pull her pants off. The girl said after her pants were off, both of the boys “put their things in her and it hurt,”‘ the police report states.
When the girl told her mother, Maria Marquez, she’d been raped by the two boys, Marquez told her not to tell anyone. Marquez told the DHS worker that after her daughter told her what had happened, she confronted her son, who told her it was the cousin that had sexually assaulted his sister. Even so. Marquez still did not take the girl to the hospital or report the incident to police.…
[Ever since Hugh Howey gained enormous success with his Wool series of books, one author he continues to mention in interviews is Dave Cullen, the author of Columbine. Hugh first wrote this review for crimecritics.com, a site we tried to start but later dissolved after Hugh started his writing career and I couldn’t juggle site duties between two sites. I later imported his excellent review of Columbine over here to dreamindemon.com in March 20, 2009. Still hard to believe that was four years ago. After reading a recent Huffington Post article in which Hugh mentions Dave Cullen, this book and the glowing review he wrote for it, I figured I would bump the review so you can read it and check out Columbine yourself, a book I think readers of this site will find very eye-opening. – Morbid]
Ten years have passed since the tragic event that has become synonymous with school shootings. Columbine was once a word that simply denoted a high school, a football team or a state flower.…