GAINESVILLE, FL - Michael Silecchia, a University of Florida student, was arrested early Monday after he stripped naked in front of police and claimed to be under the influence of LSD. He later resisted arrest and struck a female officer for good measure.
Police arrested Michael Silecchia, 19, on charges of resisting arrest and battery on an officer and medical personnel, according to a Gainesville Police department arrest report. Police say the Saturday incident began at around 1:25 a.m. when Silecchia started running through the Campus Club apartments naked, acting suspiciously and making random statements.
Police responding to the call told Silecchia several times to dress himself, but he refused, claiming that he was God, and throwing in that he was straight – you know, in case any male officers were overwhelmed by his charm and good looks. This was followed by Silecchia begging cops not to cut off his penis, before the indecisive tripper changed his mind and demanded that they cut it off.
Talk about a bad trip.
When police attempted to restrain him, a struggle ensued, the report says.…Continue Reading
CHARLESTON, SC – Police have arrested 27-year-old Amanda Cantwell, accusing her of attacking her boyfriend after he refused to have sex with her.
Officers responding to a domestic disturbance call detained Cantwell after observing her running from an apartment.
Inside the apartment they found Cantwell’s 33-year-old boyfriend who told them Cantwell attacked him after he refused to have sex with her.
She allegedly slapped him on the head, jumped on his back and put her fingers in his mouth, clawing the inside of his cheeks. He said that after he managed to get Cantwell off of his back, he called police.
Cantwell had a different story. She told police that they had been drinking all day and got into a verbal dispute. Cantwell said that’s when her boyfriend attacked her. She scratched the inside of is mouth in self-defense when he began choking her.
After noting she had no visible injuries, and her boyfriend had visible scratches inside his mouth, police arrested Amanda Cantwell and charged her with criminal domestic violence.…Continue Reading
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Herbert and Catherine Schaible, a couple already serving 10 years’ probation for the 2009 death of their toddler after they turned to prayer instead of a doctor, has violated their probation now that a second child of theirs has died.
Herbert and Catherine Schaible lost their 8-month-old son, Brandon, last week after the child suffered from diarrhea and breathing problems. According to news reports, the toddler suffered for at least a week, and stopped eating. His parents belong to a fundamentalist Christian church that believes in faith healing. In 2009, another son, Kent, died after his parents chose to rely on prayer instead of medical care. 2-year-old Kent died from bacterial pneumonia, leading to the couple’s 2010 conviction for involuntary manslaughter.
Prosecutors said Tuesday that a decision on charges will be made after they get the autopsy results. Catherine Schaible’s attorney, Mythri Jayaraman, cautioned against a rush to judgment, though, and said the couple are good parents deeply distraught over the loss of another child. After all, they’re 0-for-2 now.…Continue Reading
Dallas, TX – Aaron Ramsey, the 35-year-old man who starved his 10-year-old son to death, has been found guilty by a Dallas County jury and was sentenced to life in prison.
If you don’t remember the death of Jonathan Ramsey, let me refresh your memory and quite possibly ruin your morning.
Back in 2011, police began looking into the disappearance of Jonathan Ramsey after the child’s grandfather contacted them, concerned that the boy had not been seen in almost a year.
Police questioned the boy’s father, Aaron Ramsey, and his 31-year-old stepmother, Elizabeth Ramsey. Eventually they would admit that the boy was dead and that Aaron had disposed of his body in an unknown location.
According to Elizabeth, she and Aaron began starving the Jonathan in March 2011 after the boy allegedly punched her in the stomach while she was pregnant with triplets, supposedly causing her to lose the babies.
That’s when Aaron locked Johnathan in a bedroom and only fed him bread, water, and occasionally milk. Jonathan went from 90-pounds to 60-pounds and, according to the affidavit, he was so hungry that he ate his own feces.…Continue Reading
FREDERICKSBURG, TX – After snorting some 25c-NBOMe, a synthetic hallucinogenic that can be bought online, 16-year-old Sam Herrera died from cardiac arrest and 17-year-old James Jarreau ended up recouping in the hospital.
According to Fredericksburg Police Lt. Steve Wetz, a teen who lives at the home where the boys ingested the drug told investigators he watched Herrera and Jarreau snort the white powder at around 1:30 a.m Saturday.
An hour later, the two boys were hallucinating, yelling at each other and being destructive. The owner of the home woke up and called 911, but by the time emergency responders arrived, Herrera was unconscious.
“When we got there the Herrera subject was unconscious and the other one was hallucinating strongly,” Wetz said.
Both teens were taken to the hospital where Herrera was pronounced dead from cardiac arrest. Jarreau was in critical condition, but by Monday his condition was upgraded to stable.
Wetz said the boys bought the drug from another student at Fredericksburg High School, who had purchased the drug off the Internet. Some of the drug was recovered at the home and sent to a lab for testing.…Continue Reading
Conway, SC – Police have charged 35-year-old heather Hampton with unlawful neglect of a child after they say she was drunk when she got into a fight with her two sons and ended up biting one child while stepping on another.
According to police, Hampton was intoxicated Saturday night when she began arguing with an 11-year-old boy that got so heated that police were called to the home.
When police arrived, they found the 11-year-old was sporting visible injuries, including bite marks on his head, neck and face. A 2-year-old boy was also there and had a scratch on his shoulder and chin.
The older boy told police Hampton was responsible for his injuries and that she’d also knocked over and stepped on the toddler. Hampton, who police noted had the smell of alcohol on her breath, was arrested and charged with two counts of unlawful neglect of a child.
The S.C. Department of Social Services arrived at the home and arranged a temporary place for the two boys to stay. As of Monday, Hampton was still in custody at the J Reuben Long Detention Center on a $20,000 bail.…Continue Reading
Panama City, FL – William Martens was performing some maintenance work at Rockit Lanes Sunday afternoon when he somehow got crushed by a bowling pin machine.
According to News Channel 7, a family had been using lane 7 when the pinsetter malfunctioned. The family were moved to lane 8 while Martens worked on the malfunctioning machine.
The family was moved back to lane 7 after it had been repaired and because lane 8 had also malfunctioned. When the family could not get lane 7 to reset, they kept hitting the lane reset button. They stopped doing that when a woman in their group looked down the lane and saw an arm hanging out of the machine.
An employee rushed to the area behind the lanes and found Marten’s upper body trapped in the pinsetter machine. Employees had to call another mechanic who informed them how to turn off the machine and how to manually crank the machine off of Martens.
By time EMS arrived and assisted several other employees in getting Martens freed, the man had been trapped for almost 15 minutes and was not breathing.…Continue Reading
Nashville, TN – Todd Harrell, the bassist for that horrible band responsible for the horrible song “Kryptonite,” has been charged with vehicular homicide after he drunkenly hit a pickup truck with his car, killing the driver.
The incident happened Friday night in Nashville, where police say Harrell was speeding in his car when he clipped a pickup truck driven by Paul Howard Shoulders. The truck was sent careening down an embankment and Shoulders was killed after being ejected from his truck. Harrell suffered minor injuries.
Police said 41-year-old Harrell showed signs of impairment at the scene and admitted he’d consumed hard cider along with some Lortab and Xanax. After being taken to jail, deputies found Harrell was hiding a bag in his sock that contained 8 Xanax pills, 24 oxycodone pills and 4 oxymorphone pills.
Todd Harrell is currently in jail on $100,000 bond on charges of vehicular homicide and bringing controlled substances into the jail.
harrell had gotten into similar trouble last year in D’Iberville, MI, after crashing his black Cadillac into the rear of a pickup truck while intoxicated.…Continue Reading
GAFFNEY, S.C. — Samantha Rhinehart was sentenced to 20 years in prison after the 28-year-old admitted to being under the influence of meth when she caused a wreck that claimed the life of her 8-year-old daughter and injured two others.
Back in January, Rhinehart was driving a 2001 Ford truck with seven passengers, including her 8-year-old daughter, Anna Marie Rhinehart. She was doing around 62 mph in a 45 mph zone when she lost control of the truck and ended up slamming into a tree. Rhinehart’s daughter was thrown from the truck on impact and died from multiple head injuries.
Rhinehart, who was driving with a suspended driver’s license and admitted she’d used meth sometime before the crash, was arrested and charged with felony driving under the influence with a death, and two counts of felony driving under the influence with great bodily injury.
The charges were upgraded to reckless homicide, two counts of first-degree assault and battery, and child endangerment after tests revealed the that meth was in her urine, and not in her blood, meaning she’d taken the drug shortly before getting behind the wheel of a vehicle with seven passengers.…Continue Reading
Here, Now – Thanks to all of you who showed up to our Friday night edition of the Pulpit of Doom. Our regular Thursday show went bust because, as I found out later, BlogTalkRadio was suffering DDOS attacks from person(s) unknown.
After some initial connection problems and me gagging on some terrible tasting Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat beer, myself and Jaded discussed the top 10 stories circulating on the site for the last week.
These included abusing babies because you like it, shooting your parents over Bible verses, tossing your baby on a public bus, permanent ways to stop a baby from crying, why stupid people with children should not be allowed in zoos, being molested by strangers on airplanes, apologetic rapists who offer advice to their victims, and, as usual, being mauled to death by dogs. Good times, good times.
We also talk about the addition of new and returning writers, talked a bit about the Boston bombings with a fan, and a whole lot more!…Continue Reading
ST. JOSEPH, MO - A 16-year-old Central High School student was charged in juvenile court with third degree assault, after taking a piss in a coffee pot used by school faculty.
The incident happened in March, when some teachers who drank the coffee reported that the coffee tasted funny.
“A report was made that it tasted like chemical or cleaner – I’m not sure what the word was,” said St. Joseph Superintendent of Schools Dr. Melody Smith. “There seemed like this personal coffee pot in a storage room, that the coffee tasted strange.”
An internal investigation was launched that included reviewing footage, frame by frame, from a hidden surveillance camera in the faculty room. Three weeks later, school staff were finally able to find the 16-year-old student responsible for tainting the coffee, and exactly what they’d tainted it with.
After notifying police, the teen was arrested and charged with third degree assault. If he’s convicted in juvenile court, he’s facing anywhere from probation, to being removed from his home and placed in a residential facility.…Continue Reading
Convicted sexual predators in the county will soon be outed to their neighbors by a big, red sign posted outside their homes warning others that a convicted sexual predator lives inside the residence.
According to Brad Smith, the department’s Chief of Operations, a sexual predator is defined as someone who’s been convicted of a first-degree felony that’s sexual in nature or multiple second-degree felonies that are sexual in nature.
In an interview with Vice magazine, Brad explained that a Florida statute dictates they make the public aware of these sexual predators, which they already do via Facebook and by going door-to-door whenever a sexual predator is moving into a neighborhood.
Placing the signs helps notify people who move into the neighborhood after the sexual predator has already located there, and keeps children away from the residence. When asked if he thought this may lead to the people living at these addresses being harassed, Brad answered, “We don’t expect that to happen, and if it does, we will do everything in our power to protect the person’s rights.”
Sheriff Smith said his main focus is is to protect the community, not worrying about how a sexual predator feels about a sign in their front yard.…Continue Reading
Philadelphia, PA – Police have accused 27-year-old Samuel Cabrera of beating his infant son to the point that all of the baby’s abdominal organs had been crushed.
Samuel Cabrera Jr. was rushed to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in critical condition, suffering from two broken collar bones, a ruptured spleen, a ruptured liver and crushed organs. The boy would end up dying from his injuries to days later.
Police say when they interviewed the couple about the boy’s injuries, they gave conflicting accounts of what happened. The mother told detectives they found their baby pale and unconscious and the bruising was caused by her and Cabrera performing CPR on the infant.
Cabrera told police a different story. He said he was trying to knock the family dog off the bed and accidentally hit the baby. Eventually Cabrera would admit to killing his son and was subsequently arrested and charged with murder.
Although the mother has not been charged, her three children from a previous relationship and Cabrera’s 15-month-old daughter are now living with relatives. Officials also say the 15-month-old girl was sporting some bruises and are trying to determine whether Cabrera abused her as well.…Continue Reading
Garden Grove, CA – Back in 2011, we reported on 51-year-old Catherine Kieu, the woman who cut off her husband’s penis with a kitchen knife, then ran the thing through a garbage disposal.
Now that she is on trial , more details have been released on what happened that day. The couple had filed for divorce but were still living together, and the prosecution told the court that Kieu was jealous that her husband had started seeing an ex-girlfriend. So, on July 11 2011, Kieu decided to get back at her husband.
First she laced his dinner Ambien. After eating the meal, the man felt groggy and went to bed. When he woke up, still feeling groggy, he found that Kieu had tied him up with rope. Unable to do anything, he watched in helpless horror as Kieu pulled down his shorts and used a 10-inch kitchen knife to slice off his penis with on swipe.
“I felt a very sharp pain and she had cut my penis off and then threw it on the carpet next to the bed,” the man testified in court.…Continue Reading
TULSA, OK – Anthonie Cotton and Terraisia Barnes are accused of severely abusing the father’s 6-month-old baby. The pair was booked into the Tulsa County jail early Tuesday, after the infant’s injuries were discovered by the child’s guardian. A 6-month-old-baby. With a guardian. You know where this one’s going already.
According to police, the baby had spent the weekend with his father, 21-year-old Anthonie Cotton, and Terraisia Barnes, his 18-year-old girlfriend. When the baby was returned to his guardian, however, it was discovered that the child had severe burns on his legs, waist, backside and genitals. There were also bruises on his back and legs.
Police say that Cotton’s girlfriend took pictures of the injuries and sent them to her mother, who told her to take the child to the doctor immediately. Instead, Barnes dressed the boy to cover the injuries and dropped him off at his guardian’s house several hours later. The child was rushed to Shriner’s Hospital after having seizures, according to the booking report. The child’s injuries were described as ‘extensive’ and required emergency treatment.…Continue Reading
Houston, TX – Irene Stokes, 61, has been accused of fondling a 6-year-old girl in her classroom, but has denied the allegations stating she’s racist and doesn’t even like touching a black child’s hand, much less their vagina.
The alleged incident happened back in March inside a classroom at Northwest Preparatory Academy. That’s where private school teacher Esther Stokes is accused of getting a 6-year-old female student alone and touched her inappropriately.
“The victim said that she was in the classroom alone with the teacher and that the teacher touched her on the outside of her clothes, on what she called her ‘private part,’ her vaginal area,” said Humble Police Department Detective J. Blanchard.
After the victim told Stokes to stop, Stokes allegedly made the girl stand outside in the hallway and kept her from eating lunch or taking a test. When the girl got home, she told her mother what happened. Police investigated and have charged Stokes with indecency with a child.
Stokes denied the allegations, stating she doesn’t like to even touch black children on their hand and that she shies away when they try to hug her.…Continue Reading
Columbus, GA – A 15-year-old with severe anger management issues got so angry with his parents for making him do chores instead of looking up a Bible verse, that he shot them both.
The incident happened on Friday, but started the day before when Kristi Lynn and Randal Askevich told their son to stop what he was doing and to complete a household chore.
The teen had been tasked with taking an old bed comforter to Goodwill, but the teen had his own, personal agenda at the top of his to-do list.
He was trying to do the Lord’s work and locate a Bible verse for a girl who had told him she wanted to be “saved.” (I really hope it was this one, as it is one of my favorites)
After much nagging, the teen finally did as he was instructed, but he was pissed. He stewed over it the rest of the day and into the next day while at school. He finally came to the conclusion that his only option was to shoot both of his parents.…Continue Reading
Early Sunday morning, Bell was was found unconscious and unresponsive at the bottom of the escalator after his clothing got snagged and he was subsequently choked to death.
Surveillance video was reviewed and showed Bell, with an open bottle of brandy in his back pocket, staggering and then leaning against the escalator wall as he was riding it down. Near the bottom he loses his balance and falls on his back. Bell made no effort to get up until he got to the bottom, but by that time, it was too late.
Bell can be seen trying to sit up only to find the back of his shirt had gotten caught in the escalator. He is pulled back down and remained that way until he was discovered by a passerby who shut off the escalator and tried to revive him by performing CPR.
“It’s an unfortunate and tragic accident, and we’ve never seen anything like it before,” said King County Metro spokesman Jeff Switzer.…Continue Reading
Washington – The FBI have arrested 39-year-old Saurabh Agarwal after they say he molested a sleeping female passenger on an American Airlines flight.
American Airlines Flight 1142 was en route to Virginia from Miami and one passenger, who had fallen asleep, awoke to find Agarwal “hugging her body, with his hand inside her bra, fondling her breast.”
The woman did not say or do anything about Agarwal fondling her tits because she said she was afraid. Instead, she pretended to be asleep as Agarwal continued to milk her udders and “squeezed her nipple.” He only stopped when a flight attendant approached with a refreshment cart. He ordered a scotch then resumed kneading the dough as the woman continued to pretend being asleep.
Finally deciding enough was enough, the woman pretended to wake up. Argawal began making small talk with her as if nothing had happened, but continued to lean into her even though the armrest was between them. She finally left her seat, pretending she had to use the restroom, then went to the back of the plane and told the flight crew what had happened.…Continue Reading
Florida - Police say that after 27-year-old Utchey Cabane raped a woman walking home from work, he apologized for raping her, adding that at least she learned a valuable lesson.
The woman told police she was walking home when she was approached by Cabane, who said he was walking to his job at Walmart. He informed her that it wasn’t a good idea to be walking alone, and offered to accompany her. A short while later, Cabane demonstrated why she should not be walking alone by pulling her off the road into the grass, holding a box-cutter to her throat, and then raping her.
After he was finished, the woman told police Cabane apologized for his actions and told her “she should learn from this situation” and let her leave. She ended up telling a relative what happened shortly afterwards, and they decided to find the woman’s attacker. Surprisingly, they found Cabane in front of a grocery store talking to another woman.
The victim’s relative confronted Cabane and struck him in the face several times before leaving the scene with the victim.…Continue Reading