Sunday, February 27, 2011
Cookie sales barred at Girl Scouts founder's home
Feb 27 2011
SAVANNAH, Ga. — Girl Scouts are no longer able to sell their famous cookies outside the historic Savannah home of the woman who founded the organization almost a century ago.
A complaint filed last year ended the longtime practice of selling the cookies on the public sidewalk outside the home of Juliette Gordon Low at the busy intersection of Bull Street and Oglethorpe Avenue. Peddling on a public sidewalk is a violation of a Savannah city ordinance.
The city's zoning administrator, curmudgeon Randolph Scott, said he investigated the matter and tried to find a solution. He didn't. He's a rotten administrator and ought to be sacked. (That's British for fired.)
The executive director of the Low house, Fran Harold, said tourists loved buying cookies from the girls at the home.
"It's kind of sad for the girls, too," she said. "There's nothing cuter than some little Brownie Girl Scout selling cookies on the sidewalk in front of the Juliette Low house." Unless she is abducted by a predator, sodomized and left to bleed out in a gutter.
Low founded the Girl Scouts in Savannah in March 1912 after meeting Sir Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of the Boy Scouts and the Girl Guides, and helped expand the organization worldwide.
A naked burglar of a Florida retirement community was caught on video surveillance camera after taking a shower, wandering around naked and stealing sausages from the community center freezer. Residents of the community got a laugh out of the video.
It was not immediately clear what the burglar, a well-known local transient, planned to do with the large package of frozen sausages.
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British company sells ice cream made with human breast milk
Feb 25 2011
LONDON — A London company is offering a novel treat _ ice cream made with human breast milk.
The trendy London ice cream parlor The Icecreamists said its "Baby Gaga" ice cream sold out as soon as it launched Friday.
The company paid women who responded to an online ad to sell their breast milk. The milk _ which the company said was screened in line with blood donor requirements _ is then pasteurized and churned together with vanilla pods and lemon zest. The dish comes in a martini glass and sells for $22.50 U.S. Extra dips are $15.00 each.
Some individuals may be turned off by the idea but Matt O'Connor, who owns the company, told the BBC that the product is "organic, free-range and totally natural."
"It's good enough for our kids; it should be good enough for our ice cream," he said.
There are no specific laws in Britain prohibiting businesses from selling human milk products, the Food Standards Agency said, although they must comply with general food safety laws to ensure the product is safe for consumption.
Victoria Hiley provided the first batches of milk, earning $24 for every 10 ounces, the BBC reported.
About a dozen other women have signed up to supply more milk, O'Connor said. With the number of nursing mothers supply should not be a problem. We even provide an on premises personal milking service. All any woman has to do is bring her boobs in. We do the rest. There are no marketing costs; the ice cream sells itself.
The owners of the shoppe declined to provide figures for the percentages of male vs. female customers buying the frozen treat. The company also declined to provide any personal information about the women suppliers, including race and sexual orientation.
One of the shoppe's workers, who was unauthorized to speak, said in a lengthy interview it would be a huge shot in the arm for business if the owners could contract with Sheyle Hershey, of Houston, TX, to become a regular supplier. Hershey holds the current world record for boob size, at 38KKK.* Each of her boobs will hold one quart of liquid. If milked regularly by Icecreamist technicians, Ms. Hershey's boobs could supply all the breast milk needed for a fortnight. (That's British for 2 weeks.) It could also provide Ms. Hershey a handsome income of $153.60 every two weeks and give the shoppe two flavors, vanilla and chocolate, from a single source, Hershey. Additionally, the publicity value of photos of Ms. Hershey's boobs on the walls of the ice cream shoppe would be immeasurable. A picture is worth a 1,000 scoops.
*Though never presented for official certification, there is another American woman, who friends and family insist has the largest boobs in the world. We were unable to show her animated photo here for technical reasons we can't figure out. We'll keep trying because we tend to agree on the size issue. It's worth a look.
Saturday, February 26, 2011
Feb. 26, 2011
Researchers have shown that ordinary, healthy individuals can be tricked into believing they have three hands, to such a degree they will react with fear when a knife is used to cut the fake rubber appendage,
Breakthrough Dance Ensemble Melds Break Dancing and Johan Sebastian Bach
In an astonishing display of physical grace, balance, strength, stamina, and musical poetry a modern dance troop from Berlin, "The Flying Steps," pioneers in the marriage of the great classical composer, Bach, and break dancing.
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Thursday, February 24, 2011
NAPLES, Fla., Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Police in Florida said a fight between two roommates leading to a woman's arrest began as a dispute about a box of Girl Scout cookies.
The police report of the incident said Hersha Howard, 31, of Naples, woke her roommate during the weekend and accused her of eating her box of Thin Mints, the Naples (Fla.) Daily News reported Tuesday.
The other woman said she had given the cookies to Howard's children and offered to pay $10 for the box, but police said Howard rejected the offer and the women began to argue. The confrontation turned physical and the other woman's husband had to separate them.
Police said Howard then grabbed a pair of scissors and chased the woman, eventually dropping the scissors in favor of a board, which she used to strike her roommate.
Howard allegedly knocked the woman to the ground and hit her repeatedly, until the woman's husband again separated them, and Howard then picked up a sign and struck the woman again.
Howard was arrested and charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
Sunday, February 20, 2011
Cops: Three crooks make out with 3/4 of a million rubbers
Feb 17 2011
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysian police have arrested three suspects involved in the heist of 725,000 condoms, which have not yet been found. The men told police the condoms were for their own personal use.
Mohamad Shukri Dahlan, the police chief of Malaysia's northern Perak state, says the heist was "an inside job," an expression he got from watching American crime shows. He said Friday the suspects work for the firm responsible for transporting the condoms from the factory to the port, where they were to be shipped to Japan. The Japanese Ministry of Fornication (JMF) said the loss of so many condoms was a blow to the Japanese birth control program and will create a temporary spike in the Japanese birth rate. "This represents a significant economic loss to the nation which will have to support an estimated 500,000 additional people from conception to death," according to an anonymous source who works for the JMP, Mr. Takura Shikago.
Sagami Rubber Industries Co., one of Japan's biggest condom makers, said 85,000 boxes of ultra-thin condoms vanished last month in the heist. The merchandise was worth $1.5 million, $10 billion in psychic costs.
The suspects intended to sell the condoms in Malaysia, but were surprised to learn Malaysian women refuse to have sex with their husbands, boyfriends, brothers, uncles and neighbors who use condoms. "All they can be used for now is to make balloons for birthday parties, party favors for adult parties, or as water wings for small toddlers," according to the anonymous Mr. Shikago.
Mom Arrested For Duct-Taping Baby Daughter
Woman collared after image of child appears online
FEBRUARY 17--A Pennsylvania woman is facing a child endangerment charge after a photo emerged online showing her posing next to her child, who was duct-taped to a chair, with tape over her mouth.
While the image appeared last week on mediatakeout.com, the site blurred out the faces of the smiling woman and the bound child, leaving them virtually unidentifiable to law enforcement.
That is until suspect Caira Ferguson, 21, who is not especially well endowed mentally, approached police herself. She claimed that whoever the person was who leaked the photo--a copy of which she actually gave to cops--was also guilty of stealing her identity. Caira was unclear why someone would want to steal her identity only to be charged with a felony crime. But Caira felt that if anyone had to go to jail over the incident it should be the individual who had stolen her identity.
Investigators believe that Ferguson concocted the identity theft story in a misguided effort to somehow protect herself. (Duh! That was a hard one.) Ferguson, pictured above left, apparently also failed to consider the possibility that the photo itself could be used as evidence of a crime. When investigators pointed this out to her, Caira, said she wanted to see her own "mommy" but couldn't remember her name.
A subsequent police investigation determined that the photo was taken about six months ago, when Ferguson’s diapered daughter was 18 months old. A search warrant was executed at Fergsuon’s Chester Township residence, where cops recovered the purple chair seen in the photo. “The chair was found to still have remnants of duct tape affixed to the arms and legs,” police noted.
In a recorded interview, Ferguson later admitted to taping her daughter to the chair and taping her mouth shut last July so she would sit still and stop bothering the neighbors with her crying. Her cooperation with authorities netted her changes for child endangerment, false imprisonment, and unlawful restraint.
Fergusuon was booked into the Delaware County jail where she is being held without bond. At the hearing she requested to be released under her own recognizance so she could take care of her baby daughter. The judge declined her request, without explanation.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Prison officials in Iowa find innovative solution to reduce prison rape
February 4, 2011 by Dead Serious News
Determined to reduce the incidence of rape in their prisons, the Iowa Department of Corrections has found an inexpensive solution. Standard bars of soap in the showers will be replaced with ‘soap on a rope’.
An unidentified inmate (right) glances nervously over his shoulder while carrying his new issue of safe soap back to his cell. 'Cecil,' not his real name, claims to have been raped more than 500 times in the past 3 years while showering. "I'm hoping this new soap on a rope will reduced that number significantly," said 'Cecil.' "I like to take regular showers to stay clean, but the constant threat of being 'jammed up' in the shower causes me to skip many needed baths."
The Iowa Department of Corrections hired The Sodomy Prevention Group to consult on the matter. The contract, funded in part with Federal stimulus money, cost the state $3.1 million. By viewing thousands of hours of security video footage, as well as inmate interviews, The Sodomy Prevention Group determined that approximately 82% of prison rapes started with a dropped bar of soap in the shower. Their findings concluded that soap on a rope would save the state $853,349 annually in inmate medical costs, mostly for hemorrhoid cream and anal reconstructive surgery.
Critics have been quick to criticize the measure, most of whom blame the preponderance of Greco-Roman wrestling and gladiator movies available on the prison’s internal television network. Cyrus MacDuff, a government watchdog, claims that this programming costs the taxpayers of Iowa over $1.8 million per year in royalty fees. “By cutting this programming, taxpayers could save money and stop the advance of the homosexual agenda in Iowa,” claims MacDuff. Prison officials have been quick to refute his assertions, however.
Iowa Department of Corrections officials will be using prison labor to manufacture the soap on a rope. About a quarter of inmates who currently make license plates will be moved over to soap production. Iowans will need to wait a little longer for their license plates as a result. But many Iowans can rest a little easier knowing their imprisoned loved ones won't have to sleep on their backs all night.
Cops: School guard under siege in dueling boobs showdowns.
Feb. 18, 2011
Bradenton Beach, Fla.
Dorina Campesino, an excitable Florida mom with a nice rack, adopted an unusual technique to protest the display of another mom's cleavage in front of their children's school. The 42-year-old mom remonstrated with and got into a beef with the other mom who Campesino thought was exposing too much cleavage...
A school guard overheard the escalating dispute and, after a close inspection, sided with Cleavage Woman, (in the bikini suit) saying that as long as she wasn't exposing herself, i.e., bare nipples, she wasn't committing a crime. "There's no law against owning a nice rack," he explained.
But Campasino raged on and demanded the other mom cover up. In an effort to settle the dispute amicably, the guard asked both women to join him in a school locker room, in the basement, where the dispute could be discussed privately.
Once inside, Campesino removed her shirt, revealing a full frontal view of her own boobs and arguing that if the other mom could "show off" her boobs so could she. Faced by two angry moms, with their breasts exposed, the school guard continued the discussion for 3 1/2 hours, "to allow both women to have ample opportunity to air their grievances fully," and even offered to continue the discussion the following day, or at the guard's nearby apartment that evening. To preserve evidence, the guard took numerous photos of both mom's boobs with his personal cell phone, and, at Campesino's urging held the other woman's boobs in his hands and palpated them, to determine if they were real. Campesino contended it would be even more outrageous if the other mom's boobs were not even the real deal.
Once inside, Campesino, to emphasize her point, said, "And then I can just do this", grabbing her own boobs and squeezing them together to form her own batch of cleavage.
Campanesino's protest was an unusual approach not commonly encountered in a secondary education environment. But either Campesino's boobs failed to impress the guard, or the guard was more of a butt man, and therefore not impressed by either of the mom's boobs or butts. He advised both women to go home and strip for their husbands and boyfriends or same sex partners.
Campesino, however, continued the "boob off" until she ultimately was busted for disorderly conduct. The upside for Campensino is that her kids' friends now think they have a really cool mom, who got busted for her 'bust,' and would rather hang out at the Campesino's residence than their own homes, especially the male students.
When contacted, officials for the school district said it was not the district's policy to discuss the physical attributes of their student's parents but in this instance had relaxed the policy and reviewed surveillance footage of the two moms before taking any action. After a 5 1/2 hour closed door review, the all male school board agreed with the kids that Ms. Campesino was a clear winner of the "Boob-Off," and asked that all charges against her be withdrawn.
In gratitude, Ms. Campesino offered to remove her jeans also but was informed by the board chair, after a 5-4 vote, that the board had seen sufficient evidence.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
A Chinese man who had complained of headaches for several years and been examined by multiple physicians was found to have a 4" long, now rusted blade embedded in his skull. The man says he has no idea how the knife got into his head but he's happy to have it gone. Doctors say it is remarkable that the knife failed to cut or injure any major arteries or other vital parts of the man's brain.
Despite wide publicity, no one has come forward to claim ownership of the knife.
A Chinese lawyer said after 4 years inside the man's head he probably had acquired ownership of the knife by prescription and any claims to the knife by others would likely be barred by the legal doctrine of laches.
Knife Removed From Man's Head After 4 Years
Police: Snowbound motorist in Chicago snaps
A Chicago man toiled for an hour or more shoveling wet, heavy snow to clear a parking space for his car during blizzard conditions. Exhausted, he ran to get his car but when he returned with his vehicle he found that a woman had taken the space and was adamant in her refusal to surrender the spot cleared by the motorist. When the woman exited her car, locked it, and turned to walk away... understandably, he shot her.
Arresting officers agreed the parking space theft was an egregious affront, but pointed out to the offended motorist that murder was not an acceptable way to resolve the dispute.
At a preliminary hearing the man pleaded innocent by reason of temporary insanity and was released by the magistrate on his own recognizance because, according to the judge, he did represent a danger to society, had long standing ties to the community, and was not considered a flight risk.
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Three men try to off themselves, two botch the job
Michael Fleming, 56, of Oakland, CA (inset), tried to commit suicide by slashing his own throat and wrists after murdering his wife. At his trial he claimed to have suffered amnesia as a result of blood loss and couldn't recall what happened. It didn't work.
A Duncanville, TX man, Marcial Anguiano (small inset), attempted to slit his own throat in open court after being sentenced to 40 years in prison. The man, apparently in denial, asked the judge to repeat the number of years he said. When the judge did, the man pulled out a razor blade and began to cut his own throat. He was subdued by court deputies after bleeding on courtroom benches and a railing and will be charged with misdemeanor damage to public property after serving his 40 year sentence.
Also, a 23 year-old British man walked into a busy Woolworth's store in Penzanze, England, although he was not a pirate (get it, Pirates of Penzance?), grabbed a sharp Stanley knife in the hardware section, which he used to scare the hell out of customers before using the knife to cut his own jugular and bleed out within minutes. There was no photo available of the man but shown above is the British police cruiser which came to the scene too late.
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Cops: cook layers cop's sandwich with pubic hairs, his own........
Feb. 12, 2011
EVESHAM, N.J. - A former restaurant cook has received jail time and probation for putting pubic and chest hairs in a police officer's breakfast sandwich.
Superior Court Judge Charles Delehey sentenced Ryan Burke on Jan. 14 to at least 15 days and two years of probation after he pleaded guilty to charges he doctored an Evesham officer's turkey, egg and cheese bagel sandwich with a few choice ingredients of his own.
Burke, 27, was a line cook at Good Foods to Go last February when he put his pubic hair in the sandwich of an officer who had stopped by the restaurant, police said.
It wasn't the first time Burke and the officer had crossed paths; a year earlier, the officer stopped Burke for a traffic violation.
Police said at the time of his arrest, Burke confessed to defiling the sandwich and said he did so because of ill will toward the officer.
As for the partially consumed sandwich itself, police said they confiscated it and sent the hairs to the state police lab for analysis.
The hairs were ultimately determined to be a match to a DNA swab taken from Burke. While Burke, who was immediately fired from the restaurant, told a reporter the charges were "ridiculous" after his arrest, he ultimately pleaded guilty to aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and retaliation for a past official action, police said.
Reached at his home on Tuesday, Burke, who will serve his jail time on weekends, declined comment.
The pube eating officer also declined an interview.
Saturday, February 12, 2011
DNA Links Grocery Clerk To Semen Found In Yogurt Sample Eaten By Woman Shopper
The results linking Anthony Garcia, 31, to the revolting January 25 incident at Albuquerque’s Sunflower Farmers Market were received today by investigators, according to Sergeant Trish Hoffman, an Albuquerque Police Department spokesperson.
Hoffman added that probers are mulling whether to file state or federal charges against Garcia in connection with the yogurt adulteration.
A January 28 search warrant authorized police to obtain blood and DNA samples from Garcia, who was arrested on unrelated charges after the incident at the market. The warrant was secured after it was determined that the yogurt sample tested positive for “sperm cells” and saliva.
According to a police report, the female victim, 28, was shopping with her daughter when approached by a “pushy” Garcia, who offered her the yogurt sample. After tasting it, the woman immediately thought the sample tasted “gross and disgusting” and, cops noted, “said it tasted like ‘semen.’”
Inmate Nabbed In (Penile) Drug Interdiction
Jailers find baggie of cocaine in suspect’s foreskin
According to cops, Antoine Banks was collared last Wednesday on a drug charge following a traffic stop (the 25-year-old had a water bottle with liquid codeine and a marijuana roach that appeared to have been dipped in the codeine). When he was booked into jail, Banks was asked whether he had any weapons or contraband on him. He answered, “No.”
But during a “clothed pat down search,” corrections officers discovered that a “small baggie of suspected crack cocaine was tied to the front of the waistband” of Banks’s boxer shorts. That discovery prompted cops to conduct a strip search to look for other contraband.
As described in a Louisville Metro Department of Corrections report, that hunt turned up “another small baggie” that was “found in the foreskin of the subject's penis.” That baggie, the size of which was not detailed, contained crack rocks. As a result, Banks was hit with two additional felony charges--cocaine trafficking and promoting contraband.
The drugs seized from Banks’s shorts and penis were turned over to the Louisville Police Department’s property room, where the items were logged as evidence. There was little or no concern that unauthorized persons would attempt to use the drugs, given their provenance.
Banks, pictured in the above mug shot, spent a day in custody before being released on $5000 bond. He is scheduled for a February 14 court hearing.
Cops: No room for booze warrants assault.
Edna Verdin, pictured, a 47-year-old Louisiana woman was enraged Sunday night on discovering her bottle of “Tequila Rose,” a strawberry cream liqueur, would not fit in the freezer at her Houma home. She expressed her displeasure by removing a frozen slab of beef and throwing it at her boyfriend’s head, according to cops.
The meat hit its mark, opening a bloody gash on the face of Jerry Voisin, her live-in 51-year-old beau. Jerry, too, was not pleased with Edna's actions, summoning the authorities to remonstrate with her.
Consequently, Edna Verdin was arrested for aggravated battery, (the aggravated part means she attacked Voisin with the frozen steak), according to a press release from Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Vernon Bourgeois. Verdin is currently free on bond. No information regarding the location or status of Mr. Voisin was immediately available but friends opined he may have moved to Venezuela.
The reason all the characters in this trag-icomedy have such weird names is because they all are Cajuns, inbred with the French creoles and have Frenchified names.
Rat delays Alaska Airlines flight out of Seattle
Feb 11 2011
The airline says the flight from Seattle to Denver had just pulled away from the gate Thursday morning when the little stowaway was spotted. The 737 jetliner returned to the terminal and passengers and crew boarded another plane about 90 minutes later.
Airline spokeswoman Bobbie Egan says the plane won't be returned to service until maintenance workers make sure the rat didn't damage equipment or chew any wires _ and an exterminator certifies the plane is rodent-free.
Egan says workers also are trying to figure out how the rat got aboard. She says in cold weather, "sometimes rodents can seek shelter in strange places."
Airline officials tried to downplay the rat on board by claiming the rat in question was only a tiny field mouse, not much larger than a Madagascar hissing cockroach. But when the rat was finally cornered and stomped to death by an exterminator it proved to be much larger than it had been portrayed, measuring about 7" not counting its tail. A self-taught expert on rats said a rat that large was capable of devouring an infant, which would have triggered a very large lawsuit had the rat actually eaten an infant, if there had been an infant on board, which there was not.
Friday, February 11, 2011
A young quarterback with uncanny accuracy throwing footballs illustrates a rare talent that no one has any use for, including the young man, himself. With any luck, some governmental entity will find a way to outlaw it. If you can't serve coffee in skimpy, see through clothes in Yakima, Washington, then you shouldn't be permitted to knock objects off the heads of other young wing nuts with a football. If you can watch the video clip all the way through without getting nauseated, you need to talk to a psychiatrist.
Late breaking news in Yakima bizarre bare barista case
Yak, yak, yak, yakity yak......don't come back
Befuddled jurors violate defendant's 1st Amendment rights, with complicity of judge in Yakima, Washington constitutional conundrum.
Feb. 11, 2011
A municipal court jury, confused by a grand-standing local prosecutor and a clueless municipal judge convicted the owner of the DreamGirls coffee bar of violating a local ordinance because her employees showed a little too much bare skin in their working girls uniforms.
Sporting see through bikinis found on every public beach from Southern California to Omaha, Nebraska, the classy lassies were deemed too risque for the warped morals of the Eastern Washington state population. Facing a possible 3 months in prison, the coffee shop owner indicated she would appeal her conviction. The barista employee, who caused all the uproar, was acquitted of all charges because the dumb prosecutor forgot to arrest her and seize the offending garments for use as evidence at trial. The D.A. had to ask the barista to bring her own evidence to be used against her to the trial, which she surprisingly did. But the judge held the see through panties inadmissable because there was no chain of custody and hence no way to prove the skimpy, see through drawers were those actually worn by the barista at the time she was arrested.
Meanwhile, get your morning jolt of java in San Francisco, see above, where cooler heads and fewer clothes are the norm.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Meet The College Professor Arrested For Peeing On A Colleague's Office DoorMeet Thomas Petrov, mature college professor
The California college professor is facing misdemeanor counts for pissing on the office door of a Cal State Northridge colleague with whom he was feuding.
The pee-in occurred on December 3, 2010, according to a Los Angeles Superior Court complaint filed against the 43-year-old math professor. A hidden camera captured Petrov, schlong in hand, relieving himself on the unidentified professor’s door in Santa Susana Hall.
Petrov, shown here, is scheduled to be arraigned today on the charges, which were filed by the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office.
Petrov, who wore a big, cheesy smile when discussing the incident, said this was a common way of settling differences of opinion in Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Maldovia, Uzbekistan and other developed East Europian nations. Petrov is from Ukraine and collects fossilized animal feces as a hobby.
A buxom woman in a loose top has trouble keeping herself together during a roller coaster ride. Seat companion terrified.
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Ohio killer's home stuffed with leaves
Feb 09 2011
(AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
FILE - In this Jan. 6, 2011 photo, Matthew Hoffman confers with his attorney during his arraignment in the Knox County Court of Common Pleas, in Mount Vernon, Ohio. Hoffman, who killed two women and a boy during a home burglary and dropped their dismembered bodies down a hollow tree confessed to police that the house was a random target, picked because no neighbors were nearby and the garage door was open. The Columbus Dispatch newspaper obtained Matthew Hoffman's confession through a public-records request.The 30-year-old Hoffman pleaded guilty and is serving life in prison. Prosecutors told him they wouldn't seek the death penalty if he revealed where the bodies were and explained what happened. He did.
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio — Leaves littered the floor and filled bags lining the bathroom in the home of an unemployed tree-cutter who admitted killing two women and a boy and stuffing their remains into a hollow tree. He also kept squirrels alongside frozen treats in his freezer, newly released case records show.
SWAT officers who raided the Mount Vernon home of Matthew Hoffman on Nov. 14 found leaves piled 3 feet high on the living room floor, The Columbus Dispatch reported Wednesday, citing detectives' notes and other documents in the case file obtained through a public-records request.
After Hoffman was taken away in handcuffs, detectives moved a cabinet from in front of a basement door and went down to find a kidnapped 13-year-old girl bound with yellow rope and duct tape, lying on a bed made of leaves.
The girl, who had been captive for nearly four days, told the officers who rescued her on that Sunday morning that she was late for school and asked if they could take her there, according to police reports reviewed by The Associated Press. She was taken to a hospital.
Back upstairs, they discovered bagged leaves hanging in three floor-to-ceiling rows on a living room wall, and a bathroom crammed with more than 110 bags of leaves attached to the walls, the Dispatch reported. The bags covered the mirror and the wall behind the toilet.
The kitchen freezer held little more than two squirrels and red flavored ice, according to the records.
Officers returned to the pile of leaves in the living room, poking around with a pole to see if anything was underneath, like an opossum or a pot bellied pig.
"So much runs through your mind: What if someone is hiding under that pile?" the Dispatch quoted Mount Vernon police detective Craig Feeney as saying. "Or in this case, I thought, 'Is that where he's hiding the bodies?'"
No bodies turned up in the house. Four days later, using information provided by Hoffman through his attorneys, authorities found the dismembered remains of Tina Herrmann, her 11-year-old son Kody Maynard, and her friend Stephanie Sprang in garbage bags stuffed into the tree. In court and in his newly released confession, Hoffman portrayed the killings as the result of a burglary gone wrong at Herrmann's home.
He pleaded guilty last month in the three deaths, and to kidnapping and raping the girl.
Police tracked Hoffman by linking trash bags found at Hermann's home, where she and the others were killed, to Hoffman through surveillance camera footage from a Wal-Mart. The video shows Hoffman buying trash bags, a tarp, a sandwich and a Halloween shirt, which he told detectives was "only $1, an impulse purchase," according to notes from an interview with Hoffman.
Reports show that, when Hoffman was first arrested, he would not talk to police, shed tears at times and once motioned that he had a broken heart.
Prior to his confession, he had tried to make a deal with a state investigator to write down the location of the bodies on a legal document to be revealed after he died, a police report shows. He asked the investigator to take him on a drive so he could try to escape and have the agent shoot and kill him because he could not live with what he had done and did not want to spend his life in prison on anti-psychotic medication and being some big, tough dude's bitch.
Hoffman had said that he had a dream about being at a food processing plant, opening a trash bag and seeing cut up body parts, "and he got a knot in his stomach and it all came back to him. He said he remembered what he had done," the report says.
Neighbors had said Hoffman often collected leaves on walks through a park near his home in Mount Vernon, a central Ohio community about 40 miles north of Columbus. Detective Feeney said the way the leaves were arranged in the home suggested Hoffman may have been planning to burn it down, with the leaves as fuel for the fire.
A friend and co-worker of Herrmann, Valerie Haythorn, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the millions of leaves he kept obviously raise questions about Hoffman's mental state.
"He probably would have been better with a cabin in the woods somewhere than living in the middle of town," Haythorn said. Actually, it was Herrmann, her son and Herrmann's friend who probably would have been better off if Hoffmann had lived in a cabin in the woods, or, better yet, in Minsk.
Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com
Philadelphia police say a woman who struck a pedestrian while making a U-turn on a busy street was naked when officers approached her. It is unclear if she was naked ahead of the accident or if she stripped just before police got to her car. It took a very long time for the cops to get the naked woman out of the car????
They then draped a sheet around her that kept coming off and dragged her to a waiting ambulance.
Almost all, if not all, the arresting officers appeared to be male. Does Philadelphia not have any female cops?
See video of the arrest at the website indicated below. Paste the url into your browser for a really wild scene involving about two dozen voyeur cops.
Cops: Tourists seek butt enlargement in Philadelphia motel room close to airport
The women came to the U.S. to shop in NYC and to get injections in their butts and hips. The photo of the woman on the right is the type of butt the women sought.
Police question woman in buttocks injection death - Road Runner
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
These are not twins but duplicate photos of the same infant, who may or may not be the newborn infant discussed in this story. Probably not but we needed a pic right away and all babies basically look the same. We'll swap them for the correct newborn infant as soon as his pic is made available.
The picture of the mom (see late breaking news below), Jessica Blackman, top right, is authentic and was taken by the cops after the mom was arrested. We won't be changing it.
Feb 08 (& 9th) 2011
SUSANNE M. SCHAFER - AP and the editors of BizarreStuff, who are unknown to Ms. Schafer.
See baffling, late breaking news about the mom and the bathroom birth at the end of this post. The duplicate photos of a baby above still are not photos of the real baby because no photo of the infant has been released.
GREENVILLE, S.C. — A young, married mother was arrested and charged for giving birth to her son in a toilet at a South Carolina sports and concert arena and leaving the choking newborn boy to die.
Jessica Blackham was arrested after she came to the Greenville police station accompanied by family members. Police Chief Terri Wilfong said the 25-year-old from Easley has a 4-year-old child and no criminal record.
"The family is very cooperative with us," Wilfong said. "Their concern is the safety of the child."
Blackham is charged with two counts of felony child abuse and one count of unlawful neglect toward a child. If convicted on all charges, she could face up to 50 years in prison.
Authorities said she was being held without bond after being arraigned at the local jail and would be appointed an attorney. Her first court appearance was not immediately set.
Officials said they could not explain what Blackham was thinking when she gave birth Friday night at the Bi-Lo Center where she was attending a circus performance. She most likely was thinking she didn't want another kid. Arena workers found the asphyxiating child in the cold toilet water.
Prosecutor Walt Wilkins, in a huge understatement, said the charges are serious because the infant was abandoned for at least 90 minutes. Would they be less serious if the infant was only abandoned for 45 minutes?
"During that time a newborn needs to be in a warm atmosphere," said Wilkins, adding the child was choking when arena workers found him.
In another colossal understatement, Wilfong said,"Workers saved that baby's life." Duh?
Authorities would not discuss the identity of the infant's father for reasons known only to them, possibly trying to piggy back on the state secrets doctrine.
The baby was found suffering from hypothermia, which an expert said is one of the biggest risks for babies born away from medical care. The condition could lead to infection or breathing problems if not treated quickly.
"When a baby is moist and has exposure of its skin to the air, it will lose heat very rapidly," said Dr. Christopher Robinson, a fetal and maternal medicine professor at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.
Roger Newton, president and general manager of the 13-year-old Bi-Lo Center in downtown Greenville, said he'd never encountered anything like this in his 33 years of managing arenas from Ottawa, Canada, to Miami, Fla.
The manager said he'd had to deal with a death during his career, but never a birth. He said the cleaning crew members deserved high praise for how they handled it.
"They did everything they should have, and we're very proud of them," he said.
However, with the near collapse of the local economy these heroic workers may very well be laid off next week or next month. Heroics and $3.25 will get you a latte at any Starbucks.
Residents in this conservative region said they were shocked by the boy's discovery and concerned about both mother and child, though they knew nothing about either.
"It's unfortunate that anyone has to go that far, and wouldn't know what to do," said Lorna Sexton, 54, of nearby Taylors. "It broke my heart to hear it. Let's hope the girl, the woman, is able to get some help." The best help for her at this time is a first rate criminal defense attorney.
Rampey said the infant was admitted to Greenville Memorial Hospital in critical condition. Evidence in the women's bathroom indicated the baby was born there.
Rampey said officials put out a plea for help from the public to help identify the mother and child after investigators searched through surveillance tapes. The video checks were difficult because thousands of people attended the circus, he said.
Police were referring inquiries about adopting the newborn to social services, Rampey said.
Assuming the infant survives, at what age should he be told the circumstances of his birth? Child psychologists said it might seriously affect how the child feels about his birth mom. She has a lot of explaining to do, according to one of them.
"With social services involved it might be 3 years before the kid can be adopted," said a local attorney who spoke only on condition of celibacy. Celibacy? WTF?
In late breaking, follow-up news, Jessica Blackman, the mom who left her new born infant in the toilet bowl in a public restroom at a sports complex, says she didn't know she was pregnant (the baby weighed 6 pounds) and doesn't remember giving birth to the baby in the bathroom. It apparently was an easy birth if mom didn't notice.
updated 2/7/2011 9:22:39 PM ET 2011-02-08T02:22:39
DELANO, Calif. — A California man attending a cockfight has died after being stabbed in the leg by a bird that had a knife attached to one of its limbs.
The Kern County coroner says 35-year-old Jose Luis Ochoa was declared dead at a hospital about two hours after he suffered the injury in neighboring Tulare County on Jan. 30.
An autopsy concluded Ochoa died of an accidental 'sharp force injury' to his right calf.
Sheriff's spokesman Ray Pruitt says it's unclear if a delay in seeking medical attention contributed to Ochoa's death. Tulare officials are investigating, and no arrests were made at the cockfight.
Cockfighting is a sport, illegal in the United States, in which specially bred roosters are put into a ring and encouraged to fight until one is incapacitated or killed.
'When deputies arrived, people started fleeing,' Sgt. Martin King told kget.com in Bakersfield. 'One of the roosters jumped at the decedent, inflicting some type of injury and causing his death.'
Authorities told kget.com that this is the first time they have seen a human die as the result of a cockfight.
'Number one, the sport is illegal in the state of California,' King told the website. 'As far as the dangers, this was just an unfortunate freak accident. I really can't compare it to anything or say anything else because that's basically all that it is.'
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Coffee shop owner faces jail over bikini-clad barista | Mail Online: "Sheer cheek of it all! Coffee shop owner faces jail because waitress was too scantily clad
Daily Mail Reporter
Cheryl Clark, a coffee shop owner faces up to 90 days in jail because one of her waitresses was too scantily clad. This would be a longer sentence than most drug dealers.
Ms. Clark, who runs Dreamgirls Expresso, was found guilty of violating the local indecent exposure ordinance for having one of her 'bikini baristas' wear sheer shorts while serving up coffee in Yakima, Washington state.
According to the police, not only were the shorts sheer, they didn't cover enough of her buttocks. The cops said they were forced to take hands on measurements of the "hot" barista to substantiate their evidence. The cops also are in favor of the ordinance, by a 10 to 1 margin.
The photo depicts a barista in action at the Dreamgirls Expresso coffee shop in Yakima, Washington. No one was complaining except the city officials.
Clark is due to be sentenced on February 18.
Shops with baristas in bikinis have been cropping up all over Washington state in recent years as small independent coffee shops struggle to compete with the major chains. One place was even featuring pole dancing for a short time.
'I think that it's creative marketing that really grabbed some attention,' said Kate Reardon, spokeswoman for the city of Everett, where one coffee shop was accused of exchanging sexual favours for money, a practice that is common almost anywhere.
In Yakima, about 100 miles south east of Seattle, publicly wearing G-strings and see-through clothing now is forbidden.
But efforts to control bikini barista shops through ordinances on what waitresses can wear have run into hurdles over defining what is decent or indecent attire. Local officials still haven't learned to read the U.S. Constitution and seek to impose their narrow minded standards on the rest of the world.
When asked about the ordinance a regular customer of Dreamgirls, in reference to Yakima council members, had this to say: "A pox on their homes."
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Scuffle over dog biscuit leads to arrest in Montana
Feb 06 2011
LIVINGSTON, Mont. — The long, snow bound winter months in Montana can test a man's patience. Trying to idle away hundreds of hours of inaction allow emotions to become pent up inside, festering, until they explode in a rage. Under such trying circumstances the only source of solace a Montana man can turn to is his dog. His dog is his connection with life, his soul mate, his emotional anchor.
That is why it is understandable that a Montana man has been charged with assault. When he saw his neighbor reaching over his fence to give his beloved Alapaha Blue Blood Bulldog, pictured above, a dog biscuit he reacted with fury, grabbing and throwing the offender up against a garage, in the mistaken belief the interloper was attempting to poison his dog. He was not, according to Livingston Police Chief Darren Raney.
Another neighbor, Hal Jones, who foolishly spoke on condition of anonymity because he fears for his life, said the dog's owner is a psychopathic killer with delusions of paranoia.
The biscuit giver was not injured and sought only to have the dog's owner put down.
Saturday, February 5, 2011
JANUARY 28--Police today issued arrest warrants for nine women involved in a wild brawl at a Florida gas station, a fracas that was caught on videotape and which included some combatants having their clothing and hair torn off during the tussle. Bare-assed and brawling the women kept the fight going for about 10 minutes.
After “15 days of extensive investigation,” Ocala Police Department officials identified the women involved in the December 30 incident outside the RaceTrac gas station. Each of the pugilists is facing disorderly conduct and public fighting charges, according to cops. The fight video can be viewed by clicking on the link below and selecting the correct clip.
Cops Charge Nine Women In Wild Florida Brawl | The Smoking Gun
Snake missing for a month found on Boston subway
Feb 04 2011 04:46PM CST
BOSTON — Transit officials say a 3-foot-long boa constrictor that slithered away from its owner on a Boston subway car a month ago has been found in an adjoining car.
A commuter spotted Penelope the snake on Thursday and alerted a train attendant at a Red Line station. Transit authority officials took the train out of service to search it. Train attendant Sharon Lynch _ a snake owner herself _ caught it.
The transportation authority claims that Penelope owes the authority slightly more than $240.00 for the one month ride, plus the costs of taking the train out of service to search for the snake.
Penelope's owner, 30-year-old Melissa Moorhouse of Allston, had traveled around with the snake around her neck but lost it between two stations Jan. 6. She's thrilled to have her pet back and says she'll pay more attention the next time she takes Penelope out in public. Melissa can't afford the snake's vacation on the train.
Friday, February 4, 2011
Feb. 4, 2011
A hapless New Hampshire motorist was issued citations for speeding, reckless driving, blocking traffic and illegal parking by bored cops with little to do because crooks were unable to move about agilely due to heavy snows. The motorist had to be helped from her vehicle by state troopers and an unidentified voyeur who stopped to take an upskirt snapshot of the woman, who was suspended from her own seat belt. It was not immediately clear if the woman was wearing underpants at the time and her photograph had not surfaced on any of the standard internet voyeur web sites as of this writing.
The woman was not taken to jail and was stranded at the scene until the voyeur photographer offered to drive her home. Subsequent calls to her residence by reporters seeking comment went unanswered.
The voyeur photographer, whose photo was captured by a police video camera, is depicted above. Police are urging anyone who knows the photographer to contact them.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Bungling burglar breaks into bakery, finds self blocked and bungles breakout.
As this photo shows, the youngster, 19, had entered the Melbourne building via a skylight but soon discovered he wasn't where he wanted to be.
After a moment of panic he tried to climb back out of the high ceilinged storage room by stacking a pile of empty containers, but they toppled and he fell. He repeated this same attempt several times with the same result.
The tenacious imbecile then tried using some shelves to get out but again ended up on the floor when they too collapsed. After injuring himself, he called someone on his cell phone to ask for assistance and cops believe this is how he finally escaped.
While he did eventually manage to get out, it wasn't before looking directly into a security camera. After his image was released by police the 19-year-old moron turned himself in.
On questioning he blamed George W. Bush and the U.S. Republican Party for causing the world wide recession that led to high unemployment in Melbourne and prevented his getting a job. Police were not impressed with his argument and charged him with breaking and entering and attempted larceny.
He then asked to call his Mum but his request was denied.
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Woman sues police for removing body piercing with bolt cutters
By Daily Mail Reporter
Last updated at 10:16 PM on 2nd February 2011
The woman alleges the policewoman removed her piercings after she was taken into custody in Christchurch, New Zealand, for obstruction in mid-2008. The Press newspaper reported. The woman was acquitted the following year.
Anyone held in custody in Christchurch could have any body piercing removed
'Brutal': Following the incident in Christchurch, New Zealand, Jeremy Spivey (above left) said he believed police were removing piercings because they are bloody bastards.
The unnamed complainant, believed to be in her 30s, is suing the officer for abusing her position, unlawful sexual connection, trespass to the person and breaching the Bill of Rights.
Her lawyer Tony Greig said his client was not concerned about money, and only wanted acknowledgement that the action was unacceptable.
'She just doesn't want the same thing to happen to other people,' he said.
Christchurch police would not comment while the case, to be heard in May, was before the courts.
Piercing professional Jeremy Spivey said he believed police were adopting the practice because they are sadistic.
He said he had replaced piercings for a number of people who had them forcibly removed, and accused the police of being 'quite brutal' about cutting off his own ear-piercing after he was arrested for drunk and disorderly behaviour last year.