Saturday, August 25, 2012

Air Boat Tour Guide Causes Death of Innocent Alligator

EVERGLADES CITY, Fla. -- A Florida airboat captain whose hand was bitten off by a 9-foot alligator faces charges of feeding of the animal.
Collier County Jail records show 63-year-old Wallace Weatherholt was charged Friday with unlawful feeding of an alligator and later posted $1,000 bond. His next court date is Aug. 22.
The arrest was first reported by the Fort Myers News-Press ( ).
Weatherholt was attacked on June 12th as he was giving an Indiana family a tour of the Everglades. The family said Weatherholt hung a fish over the side of the boat and had his hand at the water's surface when the alligator attacked.
Wildlife officers tracked and euthanized the gator. Weatherholt's hand was found but could not be reattached.
A criminal investigation followed. Feeding alligators is a second-degree misdemeanor.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Boat In Tight Spot

August 19, 2012

Two Japanese coast guard vessels put the aquatic squeeze on a smaller, Chinese fishing boat in dispute over ownership of a small island occupied by Japan at the close of WWII.  Numerous  groups have lived on and claimed sovereignty over the island for decades.

The Japanese Coast Guard is trying to prevent the occupants of the smaller boat from landing.

Someone eventually will have to back off to end this bizarre stand-off.  The betting odds favor the Coast Guard as the other craft lacks sufficient food and fresh water for its crew.

So Much For Hard Hats In Construction

Brazilian worker survives iron bar piercing skull

Published - Aug 17 2012 02:52PM CST
RENATA BRITO, Associated Press
This tomography scan released Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012 by the Miguel Couto hospital, shows the skull of 24-year-old construction worker Eduardo...
This tomography scan released Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012 by the Miguel Couto hospital, shows the skull of 24-year-old construction worker Eduardo Leite pierced by a metal bar in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Doctors say Leite survived after a 6-foot metal bar fell from above him and pierced his head. Luiz Essinger of Rio de Janeiro's Miguel Couto Hospital Friday told the Globo TV network that doctor's successfully withdrew the iron bar during a five-hour-long surgery. (AP Photo/Miguel Couto Hospital)
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — A 24-year-old construction worker survived after a 6-foot metal bar fell from above and pierced his head, doctors said Friday.
Luiz Alexandre Essinger, chief of staff at Rio de Janeiro's Miguel Couto Hospital, said doctors successfully withdrew the iron bar from Eduardo Leite's skull during a five-hour surgery.
"He was taken to the operating room, his skull was opened, they examined the brain and the surgeon decided to pull the metal bar out from the front in the same direction it entered the brain." Essinger said.
He said Leite was conscious when he arrived at the hospital and told him what had happened.
He said Leite was lucid and showed no negative consequences after the operation.
"Today, he continues well, with few complaints for a five-hour-long surgery," Essinger said. "He says he feels little pain."
The bar fell from the fifth floor of a building under construction, went through Leite's hard hat, entered the back of his skull and exited between his eyes, Essinger said, adding: "It really was a miracle" that Leite survived.
The accident and surgery took place on Wednesday.
"They told me he was lying down (in the ambulance) with the bar pointing upward," said Leite's wife, Lilian Regina da Silva Costa. "He was holding it and his face covered in blood. His look was as if nothing had happened. When he arrived he told the doctors he wasn't feeling anything, no pain, nothing. It's unbelievable."
Ruy Monteiro, the hospital's head of neurosurgery, told the Globo TV network that Leite escaped by just a few centimeters from losing one eye and becoming paralyzed on the left side of his body.
He said the bar entered a "non-eloquent" area of the brain, an area that doesn't have a specific, major known function.
Leite is expected to remain hospitalized for at least two weeks.

    Saturday, August 18, 2012

    Walmart Unveils New Plan to Keep Customers in Store So They Can Buy More

    MONTICELLO, KENTUCKY -  August 18, 2012

    A woman visiting a Kentucky Walmart found herself in a sticky situation.
    Monticello city officials said the woman went to use the store's all new "retro" bathroom when she realized she was stuck to the toilet seat. It was later determined the seat was covered in Super Glue.
    The woman was stuck inside the restroom for nearly an hour. Now, police are investigating the incident.   
    "We're looking at it. Right now, I wouldn't be prepared to say which way it was -- accident or intention," said Monticello Police Department Chief Ralph Miniard. 
    Paramedics were on hand to help pull the woman off the seat, who wanted them all blindfolded. It took a long time to unglue her. She was taken to a nearby hospital to be checked out and all traces of glue removed from her butt.
    This isn't the first time someone was glued to a toilet seat at Walmart.
    What appeared to be an April Fools' prank caused a man to be glued to a toilet at a Maryland Walmart on March 31.
    Putting Super Glue on a toilet is considered a crime, and the perpetrator could face second-degree assault charges, said Lt. Matthew Donnelly of the Elkton Police Department.

    Saturday, August 11, 2012

    Woman claims deputies strip searched and forcibly removed tampon on roadside

    Lawsuit claims woman was strip searched roadside

    Leila Tarantino

    Posted: 08/10/2012
    Beverly Hills, FL - A Citrus County woman claims she was frisked, strip searched and had her tampon forcibly removed by Sheriff Deputies during a traffic stop in 2011, according to a lawsuit filed by her attorney, Michael Sechrest.

    According to the lawsuit, Leila Tarantino was driving on South Columbus Street in Beverly Hills, Florida with her children on June 11th of last year when she approached a stop sign and came to a complete stop.

    The lawsuit claims that when Tarantino drove forward, an unnamed deputy traveling in the opposite direction turned around to stop Tarantino. The lawsuit also says the deputy got out of his cruiser with his gun pointed at Tarantino’s car and called for backup.

    Over the next two hours, four more officers, including a female, arrived on scene, Tarantino’s lawsuit alleges. These five people proceeded forward with the strip search on the side of the road, in front of Tarantino’s children, and with the permission of Sheriff Jeffrey Dawsey, according to paperwork filed in District Court.

    Citrus County Sheriff’s Office has fired back at Tarantino, stopping short of calling her an outright liar.
    In a statement to ABC Action News, the Citrus Count Sheriff’s Department wrote:
    "The Citrus County Sheriff's Office wants to go on record as saying the allegations made in this lawsuit are not only ludicrous, but completely untrue.  Yes, a traffic stop was conducted on July 17, 2011.  The plaintiff was issued a criminal citation for violation of restrictions on her driver's license.  She also was issued a written warning for rolling through a stop sign.

    No strip search was conducted, and the plaintiff's tampon was never forcibly removed by any deputy.
    It is the Sheriff's Office intent to aggressively defend itself against these malicious allegations.
    Tarantino has been arrested multiple times in the past for drug possession, driving under the influence and domestic battery. "

    Conducting Research For Fecesology Study

    Man accused of peeping from toilet denies charges

    Published - Aug 11 2012 11:30AM CST
    Associated Press
    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado man suspected of hiding in the tank of a portable toilet at a yoga festival and spying on women in other bathrooms in the Boulder area has pleaded not guilty to several charges.
    The Daily Camera ( ) reports 31-year-old Luke Chrisco pleaded not guilty Friday to eight felony counts of second-degree burglary as well as two misdemeanor counts of unlawful sexual contact and criminal invasion of privacy.
    Chrisco was arrested a few days after a woman using a portable toilet at the festival last year noticed something moving in the tank and then saw a feces-stained man emerge and run away. Police also think he used peep holes in bathrooms in several Boulder businesses and on the University of Colorado campus.
    Chrisco is being held on $250,000 bond.

    Thursday, August 9, 2012

    Dumb Crook Seeks Help Of 911 Negotiating Drug Deal

    Police: Pa. man made 911 call during drug deal

     Aug 09 2012 

    Associated Press                     Photo might be crook's dad.
    SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Police say a northeastern Pennsylvania man accidentally dialed 911 during a drug deal, leading to the entire conversation being recorded and his subsequent arrest.
    Scranton police say they arrested 24-year-old Justin Kryzanowski on Wednesday after being contacted by dispatchers who told them a conversation about narcotics could be heard over an open line.
    Investigators say they tracked down Kryzanowski at his home and found syringes filled with the opioid dependence medication Suboxone and various prescription drugs. The Times-Tribune of Scranton ( ) reports officers also found Kryzanowski's cellphone, which matched the one that called 911.
    Kryzanowski's arraignment information wasn't immediately available.
    Information from: The Times-Tribune,

    "Natural" Beauty Painted Into Pennsylvania Highway

    August 8, 2012,  
    JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The "squirrelly" configuration of a western Pennsylvania road helped cause a state road crew to paint a double-yellow line over a dead raccoon.
    Motorcyclist Sean McAfee snapped a photo of the mistake before it could be cleaned up and submitted it to the Tribune-Democrat of Johnstown (
    He says he almost crashed, he was laughing so hard.
    PennDOT spokesman John Ambrosini says paint crews usually have a foreman on the job who clears away any dead animals before the paint-spraying truck equipment passes by. This crew didn't have a foreman and the equipment was too big to turn around in traffic, remove the animal and repair the paint. He says the "the squirrelly geometry" of the narrow road didn't help.
    But the crew did try to stop the paint gun.

    Tuesday, August 7, 2012

    Another Case of Top Notch Racist Police Work in Arkansas

    August 6, 2012

    Chavis Carter, a black man, was in a parked truck with two white men on the night of July 29, when it was approached by a police officer after a 911 caller said the vehicle had been traveling along a street with its lights off. The officer called for backup, and another policeman soon arrived at the scene.
    Carter, who at first gave a false name, was searched and police said he was carrying $10 worth of marijuana. He was then put in the back of a patrol car without being handcuffed. When a computer check revealed a warrant had been issued for Carter's arrest for violating his probation in a 2010 drug case, he was removed from the patrol car, searched a second time, handcuffed and put into the backseat of the vehicle.
    What happened next is cause for great suspicion — and a federal investigation.
    Did he commit suicide?
    According to police, Carter somehow managed to get a gun and fired a single shot into his head. Just how the police officer who searched Carter was able to find what amounted to a dime bag of pot but missed a small-caliber handgun is a mystery to a lot of people.

    And so, too, is how Carter could have shot himself in the head, even though "his hands were still cuffed behind his back," according to the police report. His mother, Teresa Carter, told a Memphis, Tenn., television station that police said her son was shot in the right temple. But, she said, Carter was left handed.

    It is, of course, theoretically possible that the 21-year-old was an ambidextrous guy whose fingers were nimble enough to pull off a nearly impossible bit of marksmanship with a gun that a cop overlooked while searching him. Or, failing that kind of "Ripley's Believe It or Not" scenario, the possibility of police foul play has to be seriously considered.

    During an interview with national television network, HLN, Jonesboro police chief Michael Yates tried to have it both ways. He said what happened to Carter was "definitely bizarre and it defies logic at first glance, so we're actively trying to determine how that happened."

    But then, when he was asked why cops listed Carter's death as a suicide, Yates said: "It appears that's what it is. … We've reviewed the dash-cam video and as late as today … had some witnesses come forward who observed the incident from start to finish, and their statements tend to support" the cops' contention that they had nothing to do with Carter's death.

    So why hasn't the police department released the videotapes from the two police cars?

    Yates says that won't happen until after the investigation has been completed. You can take that to mean there's nothing on them that clearly shows Carter shooting himself, or which exonerates police of having any hand in his death. If there were, the Jonesboro Police Department would be holding hourly screenings of that footage. Instead, the police cling to the old dodge that the video can't be released because it is evidence in an ongoing investigation.

    But in the absence of some visual evidence that Carter managed to put a bullet through his own temple while his hands were cuffed behind his back, the Jonesboro police contention that he did just that will indeed defy logic.  And, give the  state of Arkansas another well-deserved 'black' eye.

    Dwayne Wicksham

    Sunday, August 5, 2012

    Yeowchh, says the rapist

    Shown here is a prototype of a condom, to be worn by women, to make a rapist wish he wasn't.  The device has razor sharp teeth that latch on to a penis and won't let go.  The harder the rapist pulls the more pain he inflicts on himself.

    The "killer" condom can only be removed by surgical intervention by a doctor.  It also alerts police because the doctor must report it and the cops nail the rapist with all evidence neatly packaged.

    Who greased the pole?

    A Ukranian woman Olympic pole vaulter was surprised when her pole refused to go with her.