Friday, April 25, 2014

Is Murderer's Tattoo Prejudicial?

4/25/14 GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man charged with first-degree murder is afraid the tattooed mirror-image letters spelling out the word "murder" across his neck might prejudice a jury, so he is asking for a professional tattoo artist to remove or cover it up.
Prosecutors say they aren't opposed to Jeffrey Chapman covering his tattoo, but Barton County's sheriff says he's against transporting Chapman to a licensed tattoo facility — the only places tattoo artists are allowed to practice under Kansas law.
The Great Bend Tribune ( ) reports Chapman's trial is scheduled to start Monday in the November 2011 killing of Damon Galliart, whose body was found by hunters in a roadside ditch southwest of Great Bend.
Chapman's attorney says in a motion the tattoo would be extremely prejudicial if seen by a jury.


Weapon of Choice? The Potato?


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Police say a man used a potato to pretend he had a gun while trying to rob a Rhode Island business.
WPRI-TV reports ( ) that the man entered a convenience store Monday with a potato and shouted: "Give me the money." A police report says the store manager chased him off with a baseball bat. Police provided a description of the suspect. They say officers later went to a laundromat where an employee told them a man fitting the description came in carrying a potato and yelled: "I need the money."

The TV station reports that the employee gave the man a $20 bill from a decoy cash register, and he left.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Rapper Andre Johnson severs penis, jumps off building, but survives

By Alan Duke, CNN
updated 3:15 PM EDT, Wed April 16, 2014

  • Andre Johnson is seriously injured, but survives the fall
  • He is taken along with his recovered penis to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
  • Johnson was a member of North Star, a Wu-Tang Clan affiliated hip hop group
  • He performs under the name Christ Bearer
  • It has been rumored that the rapper may become the roommate of Lorena Bobbitt, who resides on Weiner Cutoff Rd.  Ms Bobbitt declined to provide any more details, citing her right to privacy, pointing out that the incident had ruined her social and sex lives.  She said her current residence was selected and leased in her name by a real estate agent.  "I can't fault her.  She knew nothing of my distant background."  Bobbitt said she had gotten used to her street name and had grown to like it as it was a good reflexion of who she is.  She said her only regret was that she had not been asked out on a date since her story came out.  She did show reporters a police photo of the bloody knife she used to slice off the dude's toy.  Yech. 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Can You Stand Another Dumb Crooks Story

MAPLEWOOD, Minn. (AP) — Two Minnesota burglary suspects are arrested after police say one of them accidentally called 911 and left the line open as the pair discussed the crime.
Maplewood Police Chief Paul Schnell says the dispatcher got a call and hang-up, then another call that stayed open.
The St. Paul Pioneer Press ( ) reports the dispatcher overheard a conversation about where police were.
Schnell says the calls were made on April 1 using the phone's emergency-call feature. The dispatcher saw the location was a car-repair shop.
Officers arrived to see two men leaving the building wearing dark clothing. One carried a television, the other a box.

The men dropped the objects and ran, but were caught by police dogs. Thirty-two-year-old Todd Weiss of Minnetonka and 38-year-old Justin Evans are charged with third-degree burglary.
One of the crooks.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Dude Gets $37,000 From ATM Has to Return It

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A malfunctioning ATM at a bank in Maine has dispensed $37,000 in cash to a man who requested $140.
South Portland police say they responded to the TD Bank branch Thursday morning after getting a call from a woman who said a man was spending an unusual amount of time at the ATM she was waiting to use. Officers found the man stuffing cash into a shopping bag.
The money was returned to the bank. Bank officials say they don't want to press charges. But police continue to investigate. The man hasn't been charged but was very pissed off because he didn't get to keep the money, which he claimed was his by right of possession.

A bank official describes the problem as a "code error".  Does this guy look like he gives a rat's ass about coding errors?