CONWAY, PA – Brittany Ruck, 25, is facing some serious charges after she allegedly pulled her 6-year-old daughter’s hair so hard that she separated the girl’s scalp from her skull.
Police were first alerted to the incident back in August after hospital officials contacted them to report they were treating a young girl for a head injury consistent with violent hair pulling.
“The head injury was described in medical terms as traction,” said Michael Priolo, of the Conway Police Department. “It is a separation between the scalp and skull which creates a void that fills with blood. The blood ended up pulling around the eyes, giving her raccoon eyes.”
When interviewed, the girl said that when she had difficulty counting to 12, her mother “pulled her out of a chair by her hair.” She said that the next day her mother pulled her into a corner by her hair.
Ruck admitted to police that she’d pulled her daughter’s hair on multiple occasions because that’s what her mother used to do to her when she was a young girl.…
DAMASCUS TWP, PA – Tristen Kurilla, 10, has been charged as an adult after admitting he beat a 90-year-old woman to death in his grandfather’s house.
Kurilla was visiting his grandfather on Saturday when he walked into the room of 90-year-old Helen Novak, whom his grandfather was caring for, and asked her a question. Novak got angry at the boy and told him to leave her room.
In response, Kurilla admitted to using a cane to hook around Novak’s neck and used the shaft to pull her back on to a bed. He then pressed the cane against Novak’s neck and punched her repeatedly in the head and stomach.
After he was finished, Kurilla told his grandfather that Novak was in her room bleeding from her mouth but didn’t admit he was the cause. His grandfather went to check on Novak and found her “breathing heavy and looking terrified.” He called 911 but found her unresponsive when he checked on her a short time later.
Novak would be taken to the hospital where she would be pronounced dead.…
PHILADELPHIA, PA – Police say 48-year-old Amy Newman, a sixth-grade math teacher, left her school after a heated phone conversation then stabbed herself to death in a Holiday Inn hotel room.
Newman arrived at Francis Scott Key School yesterday morning, where she has worked for twenty years, but stormed out after a heated telephone conversation.
She then drove to a Holiday Inn a mile away, left her purse in her car and entered a first-floor restroom just feet away from a packed conference room. Minutes later someone attending the conference entered the bathroom and noticed blood pooling from underneath one of the stalls
Hotel staff were notified and would find Newman in the locked stall suffering from multiple stab wounds; a steak knife and a pair of scissors at her feet. She was rushed to the hospital suffering from several self-inflicted stab wounds to her neck, breast and arms, but was pronounced dead after undergoing surgery.
Police say they’ve recovered a suicide note at the school where grief counselors have been made available to students and staff.…
EVERETT, PA – A 14-year-old boy is facing two years in jail after he simulated oral sex from a Jesus statue that, honestly, looked like it was made for something exactly like this.
The teen got himself in trouble after simulating the sex act with a statue that belongs to the Christian organization, Love in the Name of Christ. A friend of his snapped the photo in late July and then posted it on Facebook where it quickly went viral.
On Tuesday, police arrested the kid and charged him with, get this, desecrating a venerated object — a rarely used 1972 law. If he’s convicted, he could be looking at two years in juvenile jail. In case you are wondering, like I was, Pennsylvania law defines “desecration” as:
“Defacing, damaging, polluting or otherwise, physically mistreating in a way that the actor knows will outrage the sensibilities of persons likely to observe or discover the action.”
In other words, the teen hasn’t been been charged with damaging anything, he’s been charged for possibly offending a religious person by putting his crotch in the face of a Jesus statue.…
CENTER TOWNSHIP, PA – Stacey Golden is facing assault charges after she reportedly gave her boyfriend’s 9-year-old grandson a bloody nose at the boy’s bus stop.
According to the criminal complaint, the fifth-grader was crying when he got on the bus with a bloody nose and a black eye. Authorities were called after the boy told the bus driver and school officials that “Golden punched him in the face because she was mad at her boyfriend.”
His statement was corroborated by the driver who reported seeing Golden “outside flailing her arms in an aggressive manner” while she was talking to the boy.
“She struck the boy at least once, if not more, and he sustained some minor injuries,” Chief Barry Kramer said. “Someone lost their temper.”
Police arrested Golden and charged her with simple assault, endangering the welfare of a child and harassment. According to reports, the boy lives with his grandfather and Golden, which means things are probably pretty awkward in that house right now.
It’s been a few years since we’ve had an adult beat a kid’s ass at a bus stop.…
LITITZ, PA – Police have arrested 46-year-old Donald Hackman Jr. after they say he assaulted his girlfriend over several days, including lighting her vagina on fire.
Investigators were alerted to Hackman after his girlfriend admitted herself to the hospital seeking treatment for her injuries that included second and third degree burns to her lower stomach, genitals and inner thighs.
According to the woman, her injuries were caused by Hackman over the course of days. Aside from punching her repeatedly in the face and stomach and beating her several times with a belt, she says Hackman set her vagina on fire.
I, too, have been accused of setting vaginas on fire, but through pure animal sexuality — Hackman took a shortcut. The woman said that Hackman poured lighter fuel on her crotch and then lit her up. She said Hackman helped extinguish the resulting fire, but yelled at her for screaming and crying in pain.
The woman also said that during one assault, her 7-year-old tried to intervene and Hackman ended up locking the boy in a closet.…
INDIANA, PA – Meri Woods, 43, is looking at a possible nine years in prison after she was found guilty of downloading child porn in an attempt to frame her ex-husband.
About a year ago, Woods told investigators that she’d discovered her husband, Matthew Woods, had downloaded child porn on the family computer.
Police computer experts were able to immediately rule out Matthew as the person who downloaded the images by finding they were date-stamped during a time Matthew had already been forced from the home by a protection-from-abuse order.
Based on the findings, Woods was arrested and charged with a felony count of sexual abuse of children/possession of child pornography and a misdemeanor count of unsworn falsification to law enforcement. She pleaded not guilty and opted for a jury to decide her fate.
Turns out that was a bad move.
“She download in excess of 40 images of different acts of child pornography to the family computer, took it to the state police and said, ‘My husband downloaded all this porn,’” District Attorney Patrick Dougherty told the jury.…
WEST WHITELAND TOWNSHIP, PA – Police have charged 24-year-old James Myers with cruelty to animals after he allegedly injected a kitten with heroin, choked it with a rope and slammed it to the ground.
Around 5 a.m. Sunday, a patrolling police officer noticed Myers parked in the middle of the street with his car door open. Under the door was a black kitten with a rope wrapped tightly around its neck. The kitten was lethargic, bleeding from the face and had some teeth missing.
A search of Myers car yielded bundles of heroin, hundreds of used bags of heroin, hypodermic needles, rope that matched the one wrapped around the kitten’s neck and a small box of cat shit.
The 8-week-old kitten was taken to a vet suffering from head trauma, where it was determined that the kitten had been injected with heroin. Dr. Jennifer Magilton first thought the kitten would need to be euthanized, but she first tried giving it some Narcan, a heroin antidote.
The kitten, now named Hope, immediately improved and is now expected to make a full recovery.…
MERCER, PA – A courtroom burst into applause after a judge ordered the mother and grandparents of an 8-year-old boy found almost starved to death, jailed until their trial on attempted murder charges.
The boy was found by a caseworker in June after a neighbor called authorities to report seeing a “walking skeleton” at the home the boy shared with his mother, Mary Rader, 28; his grandmother, Deana Beighley, 48; and his step-grandfather, Dennis Beighley, 59; and three siblings.
The boy was taken to Greenville Medical Center where a doctor remarked that “the young man is so emaciated he looks like a Holocaust survivor.” Hospital staff noted the boy’s bones protruded so sharply that his skin broke open in some areas, and that he likely wouldn’t have lived for another month.
The boy told investigators that he was fed only small amounts of food so he would often eat bugs when he was allowed onto the back porch.
Rader and her parents claimed the boy wasn’t being neglected, but that he had a hormone problem.…
ERIE, PA – Christopher Bisbee pleaded guilty Monday to beating his two cats to death with a golf club after one of the cats betrayed his trust.
Acting on a tip last June, Humane Society Animal Enforcement Officer Merle Wolfgang responded to Bisbee’s residence after someone there found the cats’ bodies in a trash can with “apparent trauma to their heads.”
Several people at the residence told Wolfgang that Bisbee, 32, was the person responsible. When interviewed, Bisbee admitted to killing the animals.
According to court records, Bisbee felt “betrayed” by the animals after one of them scratched him, so he responded by retrieving a golf club and using it to bash their brains in.
Investigators said Bisbee told them he “struck both cats numerous times with a golf club until they no longer were moving.”
Bisbee was charged with two counts of animal cruelty, but pleaded guilty to one second-degree misdemeanor count of cruelty to animals. The charge carries a maximum penalty of two years in prison and a $5,000 fine.…
NEW COLUMBIA, PA – Four teenagers are facing a slew of serious charges after they threw a rock from an overpass that crashed through a vehicle’s windshield and smashed into a woman’s face.
Sharon Budd, a 52-year-old mother of four and cancer survivor, was with her daughter and husband travelling on I-80, headed to New York City from their small town in Ohio.
As they passed underneath an overpass in Milton, an 8-inch rock slammed through the front windshield and struck Sharon, who was sitting in the front passenger seat, right in her face.
“I’ve never seen anything like it. That rock hit her straight on, straight on in the face,” said Sharons’s husband, Randy Budd, who was in the backseat. “It was the most gruesome thing that you could ever imagine.”
Sharon’s teen daughter, who was driving, pulled over and Randy called for help. Sharon was rushed to Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA where she’s already lost one eye and is suffering from life-threatening swelling on her brain.
While at the scene, police would notice the same car driving slowly by on two occasions.…
Franklin Township, PA – Police have charged 22-year-old Samantha Unger after they say she admitted to poisoning her 3-year old son with Visine eye drops.
The boy had been admitted to the hospital several times suffering from a mysterious illness with life-threatening symptoms.
In March, the boy was flown by helicopter to Penn State Hershey Medical Center when it looked as if the symptoms were the result of being poisoned.
Tests were performed and doctors confirmed their suspicions when poisonous amounts of Tetrahydrozoline – the chemical commonly found in eye drops – were found in the boy’s urine.
State Police Investigators interviewed Unger, who confessed to putting Visine in her son’s water and juice bottles. She wasn’t sure exactly how much Visine she’d given her son, but said she’d used more than one bottle.
Small doses of Visine can cause you some issues, larger doses can cause rapid heart rate, convulsions, and even put you into a coma.
Unger also admitted that her 1-year-old got sick from the Visine after he drank from one of the tainted bottles she’d prepared for his older brother.…
GROVE CITY, PA — Police have charged 27-year-old Shawn Miller after they say he dragged a 9-year-old boy into a bathroom stall inside a Walmart.
The boy went into the Walmart restroom with his father and 6-year-old brother. After they left the bathroom, the boy was washing his hands when Miller allegedly came up behind him, grabbed him by the waist and dragged him into one of the stalls.
The boy was able to get away, but Miller reportedly grabbed him a second time and began pulling him back into the stall again. He only let the boy go when the boy started screaming for his father.
After running out of the restroom, the boy found his father and told him what had happened. The man was able to find Miller outside of the store, but Miller fled into a nearby wooded area.
Miller was quickly identified and apprehended after police supplied the media with some Walmart surveillance footage. “Walmart has exceptionally good video,” said Lt. Tom Dubovi, of Pennsylvania State Police.…
Philadelphia, PA – Police are looking for a man who was caught on camera jacking off inside a packed SEPTA bus.
A Temple University student was on the bus last Friday when the man sitting beside her whipped out his dick and began masturbating. The woman immediately took out her phone and started filming the man in the act.
As she verbally confronts the man about what he is doing, he continues to expose himself without acknowledging her and, as you can see in the uncensored video below, climaxes.
The man finally turns to the woman and repeatedly asks, “Are you serious right now?”
By then, angry passengers are getting vocal, including a woman with a child sitting behind them who says, “Michelle, come get this baby because I’m about to go off.”
The man asks the woman filming why she didn’t tell him to stop sooner, to which the woman replies, “Does someone need to tell you not to touch yourself in public on a bus?”
Eventually the bus comes to stop and the driver escorts the man off the bus.…
State police said that the deceased, Nathan Reese, 30; Jacqueline Stackhouse, 23; Austin Cousins, 3, Stackhouse’s son; Cadee Hawkins, 4; and Nariah Hawkins, 8, all had lethal amounts of carbon monoxide in their systems.
The source of the carbon monoxide came from an improperly ventialted propane heater located inside the 10-foot by 16-foot cabin.
The mother of the two girls left the cabin with another woman at around 5 a.m. that morning. Although alcohol was found inside the cabin, police say there is no evidence to support criminal charges against the mother.
Relatives of the victims watched near the cabin as authorities investigated, including the mother of the two girls. “It was a hysterical scene, especially for the parents of some of the victims,” State Police Capt. David Young.
Fir Chief Brett Ulrich said he wants to let people know how to use propane tanks properly to prevent another tragedy.…
When authorities responded to the couple’s home, Lisa insisted that her husband, 56-year-old Gerald Orock, was the aggressor in the physical confrontation. Accused of attacking her with a knife, Mr. Orock was placed under arrest.
Once at the cop shop, though, police learned that while Mr. Orock wasn’t exactly a saint, he was the victim in this particular case. Police say he had cuts to his arms and hands that appeared to be defensive wounds. His jeans had been cut near the crotch area and there wera a few cuts on his legs. Kinda backed his claims that Lisa was the crazy one — she’d tried to slice his dick off.
Lisa was taken into custody and charged with aggravated assault, simple assault and harassment. And because a small bag of pot was found in her purse, possession of marijuana. She also had an outstanding bench warrant for DUI,
Gerald was kept behind bars for possession of marijuana and for violating a protection from abuse order his wife had previously taken out.…
Philadelphia, PA – Police have arrested a moron in Philadelphia who thought it would be hilarious to film himself threatening people with a pellet gun and then post the videos online.
Police say 21-year-old Darren Stinson, a wannabe comedian, drove around with a friend filming themselves as they pointed the black pellet gun at unsuspecting pedestrians. Stinson then posted the videos on Instagram as “funniestnphilly”.
These videos include Stinson and another jackass pointing the gun at a man salting a snowy sidewalk and demanding he put the salt in their car’s trunk, leading to the man spilling the salt on the ground. Others show Stinson pointing the gun at random pedestrians and firing the gun, laughing like idiots as people dive for cover in the snow.
But Stinson saw nothing wrong with these pranks. He is soo fucking stupid, he thought it was perfectly ok to point a gun at someone as a prank. In fact, he made this comment on one of the videos: “All of this is jokes. …
VENANGO TOWNSHIP, PA — A 12-year-old boy in Pennsylvania is facing animal cruelty charges after police say he intentionally killed a dog by injecting the animal with air.
According to police, the boy stole some syringes from a neighbor and used them to inject air into the family dog, a Labrador mix. After being injected, the dog became ill for a week before dying. Police say the boy knew that by injecting air into the dog’s blood vessels, that the dog could die.
The investigation is continuing, but Trooper Jason Domenick says he expects theft and cruelty to animals charges to be filed against the boy in juvenile court.
“I’ve never hear of anybody doing that,” said LeRoy Stearns, executive director of the Crawford County Humane Society. “That’s a new one on me. I’m dumbfounded.”
After running this site for a decade, I’m definitely not dumbfounded. In just the last two years, we’ve reported on an 11-year-old girl who beat a puppy to death, an 11-year-old boy who drowned a dog in a hot tub, and a 12-year-old boy who hanged a dog just to watch it die.…