RICHMOND, VA – A man from New Zealand traveled 8,500 miles to the home of a Virginia teen and was shot in the neck by the teen’s mother while trying to break into the home.

The 14-year-old girl met 25-year-old Troy Skinner on Discord three to four months ago but had been trying to cut off communication with him.

In response, Skinner took three planes from New Zealand to get to Washington on June 20. He then took a Greyhound bus to Richmond the next day.

That afternoon he was knocking on the girl’s front door after first making a stop at Walmart where he purchased a pocket knife, pepper spray, and duct tape.

“He was not invited here, he was not expected here, he had been told in the past that the daughter no longer wished to communicate with him,” Goochland Sheriff Jim Agnew said.

The teen’s mother refused to open the door for Skinner, so Skinner used a concrete landscaping door to try and break down the rear basement door.…

BALTIMORE, MD – A 16-year-old is facing murder charges after he ran over and killed a Baltimore cop after she interrupted him and his friends burglarizing a house.

On Monday afternoon, 16-year-old Anthony Harris and three other juveniles were burglarizing houses in a Baltimore neighborhood.

Harris, who was sitting behind the wheel of a Jeep while his cohorts were robbing a house, was confronted by 29-year-old Baltimore County Officer First Class Amy Caprio.

A witness described seeing Caprio with her gun drawn and marching towards the Jeep while ordering him to get out of the vehicle at least three times.

That’s when Harris did the dumbest thing he could have possibly done at that moment and drove the Jeep towards Caprio.

“The next thing he heard was a pop, and he saw the Jeep take off and run right over her,”‘ the father of the witness said.

Caprio did not survive her injuries and investigators have not determined if Caprio fired her weapon before being run down. Her cause of death has also not been confirmed at this time.…

BROKEN ARROW, OK – Three teenagers were killed after they broke into a home and were greeted by the homeowner’s son who was brandishing an AR-15 rifle.

The incident happened on Monday at around 12 p.m. after three males – aged 16, 17 and 18 – broke into a home while wearing masks and armed with a knife and brass knuckles.

Unfortunately for the three burglars, the homeowner’s 23-year-old son was sleeping in the home when he heard them break through the back door.

The man armed himself with an AR-15 rifle and walked toward the back door where he encountered the three, masked home intruders.

“Armed with a rifle, there were some shots fired, and, at this point, three people are deceased,” said Wagoner County Sheriff’s Deputy Nick Mahoney.

Two of the teens died inside the home, while the third died after running from the home and collapsing in the driveway.

A fourth person, 21-year-old Elizabeth Marie Rodriguez (pictured), has been identified as the driver and turned herself into police after the shooting.…

Crookston, MN — Brian Louis George L Chapman has a lot of names and a bestiality charge on his record after allegedly raping a dog while delivering mail.

A homeowner on Chapman’s route grew suspicious about the amount of time Chapman spent on his property, delivering a package last month.

The resident apparently has a security system in place that sends a notification to his smartphone whenever someone comes on his property. Giggity.

The man was contemplating calling the post office to request that Chapman no longer deliver packages to his home, when he decided to see what dude was up to for so long in the garage.

Imagine his surprise when he saw the surveillance footage.

According to the arrest report, Chapman was recorded entering the garage at about 1:30 on the afternoon of February 6. He then placed a package on the ground and proceeded to “engage in a sexual act” with the homeowner’s dog, which was just kinda hanging around in the garage.

Chapman, 21, has been charged with burglary, a felony, and bestiality, a misdemeanor.…

Albuquerque, NM — After basically feeding a neighbor’s Shih Tzu to a couple of pit bulls, 30-year-old Marvin Riley reportedly chuckled and told police, “it’s just something he does.”

Riley’s South Valley neighbors have reason to believe the man set out to terrorize the entire neighborhood Tuesday.

He started his reign of terror by kicking in the door of one neighbor’s home, then beating him profusely in the face with a pair of pliers.

He then ended up in Bernadette Salazar’s yard. He scooped up her lap dog, Charlie Brown, and threw him into another neighbor’s yard. The two pit bulls that live at the home then destroyed the little ball of floof.

The owners of the pit bulls tried to pull their dogs away, but it was too late. Salazar holds no ill will toward the owners of the pit bulls, they were as shocked and devastated as she was.

“They tried to protect my dog, they tried to, but it just happened too fast,” Salazar said.

Riley is being held without bond, in the infirmary at the Metropolitan Detention Center.…

RALEIGH, NC – Police say a man who broke into the apartment of his ex-girlfriend was arrested after a man inside fed him a piece of firewood.

According to police, 27-year-old Matthew Bergstedt kicked in the back door of his former girlfriend’s apartment for reasons not currently being reported.

Unfortunately for Bergstedt, his face met a piece of firewood swung by a 20-year-old man who was inside the apartment.

After being turned into a panda, Bergstedt fled the apartment and broke into an empty apartment in the same complex.

Police responding to a burglary call at the apartment complex apprehended Bergstedt and booked him into the Wake County Jail on charges of breaking and entering and attempted breaking and entering.

He has since been released after posting a $3,000 bond.

Bergstedt should count himself lucky. Sure he looks hilarious, but as we have reported numerous times before, he could have gotten his ass shot. Or, like what happened with another intruder earlier this year, had his hand chopped off with a machete.…

brock-martinASHLAND, OH – According to reports, 26-year-old Brock Martin has ditched his insanity plea and has pleaded guilty to snatching a 6-year-old girl from her bed and raping her in the backyard of her home.

On Aug. 18, 2015, Martin pushed a fan out of a window of a home, reached in and pulled out a six-year-old girl. He was in the middle of raping the girl in the backyard when a resident of the him came out and witnessed what he was doing.

Martin ran into nearby woods and was later captured by an Ashland Police Department K-9 unit.

During an interview with police, Martin admitted he’d been a busy boy and confessed to two unsolved crimes in the area. On August 11, 2015 he broke into a home where a woman woke up and found him standing over her bed. He fled the home when he saw the woman’s husband come home from work.

Martin also admitted that on March 17, 2013 he broke into a home around midnight and sexually assaulted two 13-year-old girls who were having a sleepover.…

David Daniel McCraryPORTLAND, OR – A mother of two young children shot and killed a man after she returned home Sunday night and found him inside her 10-year-old daughter’s bedroom.

Police say 33-year-old Tara-Alexis Ford returned home with her daughter, aged 10, and five-year-old son at around 1:20 a.m. Sunday morning. Inside her daughter’s bedroom, Ford would encounter 59-year-old David McCrary who had entered the home through the back bedroom ‘s window.

After a brief confrontation, Ford used a personal handgun to shoot McCrary one time. Ford then called 911 to report she had fatally shot a home intruder. Responding officers would find McCrary dead in the bedroom.

Police have confirmed that McCrary had no connection with Ford or her family, but that he did suffer from mental illness. No charges have been filed against Ford, who is cooperating with investigators, but detectives are still determining if the shooting was self-defense.

As for why McCrary was in the home to begin with, we may never know for sure. However, a neighbor said that the home had been vacant for a while before Ford moved in and that squatters would often stay inside the home.…

Ricky SlaterAUSTRALIA – A homeowner in Australia has been charged with murder after he allegedly found a burglar in his daughter’s bedroom, then proceeded to beat the life out of him.

Police say that early Saturday morning, 33-year-old Benjamin Batterham found 34-year-old Ricky Slater had broken into the home he shares with his young family.

The confrontation turned physical and spilled out into the street as Batterham and a friend fought with Slater and detained him at the scene until police arrived.

Slater was found unconscious at the scene and was taken to the hospital in critical condition. His family says Slater suffered a broken neck. Batterham was also taken to the hospital suffering from facial injuries, and later charged with recklessly inflicting grievous bodily harm.

That charge was upgraded to a charge of murder after Slater’s life support was turned off on Sunday morning. Batterham turned himself in to police and is still in jail after being refused bail. Under New South Wales law, a person is not responsible for an offense if a “reasonable response” was used while acting in self-defense.…

Ronald ExantusLOUISVILLE, KY – Ronald Exantus has been accused of breaking into a family’s home then, for reasons currently unknown, stabbed a 6-year-old boy to death in his bedroom.

I had a draft of this story written up yesterday, but was waiting to see if any more details came out regarding a motive behind the killing. But as of this morning, not much else is known and the entire incident is just as bizarre as it is tragic.

According to the initial reports, 32-year-old Ronald Exantus was 200 miles from his home in Indiana when he broke into the house where 6-year-old Logan Tipton lived with his parents and three siblings.

After grabbing a large kitchen knife, Exantus wandered around the home before making his way to Tipton’s upstairs bedroom. For reasons unknown, Exantus then used the knife to fatally stab the sleeping boy multiple times in the head.

Tipton’s sisters woke up during the attack and began screaming, prompting their father to run into the room and hold Exantus at the scene until police arrived. …

Matthew RigginsBREVARD COUNTY, FL – Matthew Riggins was eaten by an 11-foot alligator after the 22-year-old suspected burglar tried hiding from the cops in a Florida pond.

Riggins was reported missing on November 13, one day after calling his girlfriend to inform her he and another man were breaking into homes in Barefoot Bay and were now hiding from police.

Deputies, K-9 units and a sheriff’s helicopter where in the area looking for Riggins and his accomplice after alert neighbors called to report two men dressed in black lurking behind their homes. The search was called off after they were unable to locate the two men.

Ten days later, a part of Riggins’ body was found floating in the neighborhood pond. When the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office dive team went to recover the body part, they encountered an 11-foot alligator they believed was responsible for Riggins’ demise.

After trapping and killing the animal, the county medical examiner would find the rest of Riggins in the gator’s stomach.

“He probably went into the lake to hide from the officers and the dog, and came across that gator,” Maj.…

chimneyFRESNO, CA – A suspected burglar is dead after a homeowner started a fire in his fireplace, not realizing the man had become stuck inside his chimney.

The homeowner called police after he started the fire and heard someone yelling inside his chimney. The man said he desperately tried putting out the fire as his home filled with smoke.

Ten minutes after starting the fire, the man was still alive and kicking inside the chimney. But by time rescuers began dismantling the chimney to pull him out, he was dead.

The dead man’s identity has not been released at this time. Investigators say it looks as if he’d gotten stuck after climbing down the chimney the day before in an attempt to rob the home.

“I’ve been a deputy for almost 17 years now, and I’ve never seen anything like this,” said Fresno County sheriff’s Deputy Jake Jensen. Readers of DD have – sort of.

Earlier this year, the body of Joshua Maddox was discovered in the chimney of an abandoned cabin.…


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