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EnolaGaia

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I assume the thief's haul from this caper - including a bed of nails, coffin, and an electric chair - were all props for the circus.

Otherwise, cops may need to resist the tempting convenience of using the evidence to punish the criminal and be done with the case once and for all ...
Thief takes circus trailer containing bed of nails, electric chair

An Ohio-based circus said a trailer thief was likely surprised to find the pilfered container was filled with performance items including a bed of nails, a coffin and an electric chair.

The Cincinnati Circus Company said the black Homesteader Challenger trailer was stolen from the company's private lot Saturday in Cincinnati.

Officials said it was filled with about $10,000 worth of items, including a bed of nails, a coffin and an electric chair.

Ringmaster Dave Willacker posted a photo to Facebook showing a truck driving off with the trailer.

The circus said it has been borrowing equipment from other circus companies to make scheduled performances, but they have had to cut back shows and are hoping the thief will return the trailer. ...
SOURCE: https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2019/0...ng-bed-of-nails-electric-chair/5081563997164/
 
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Another suitcase murder. Won't help sales of the suitcase brand.

A prominent Russian Instagram influencer has been found dead with knife wounds in a suitcase in her rented apartment in Moscow, police say.

Ekaterina Karaglanova, 24, was discovered on Friday after her family raised the alarm when she failed to contact them for several days. Ms Karaglanova, who had more than 85,000 followers on Instagram, had also recently graduated as a doctor. Police said they were investigating jealousy as a possible motive.

Ms Karaglanova had recently started a new relationship and had planned a holiday to The Netherlands to celebrate her birthday on 30 July, according to Russian daily Moskovsky Komsomolets (MK). But her parents grew concerned when attempts to contact her in the days leading up to her trip had failed. They then contacted her landlord and requested access to her apartment, where they found a suitcase containing her body in the hallway. Her father requested an ambulance, but Ms Karaglanov was reportedly already dead with a slit throat.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-49163169
 

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I chuckle at the thought of an unsuspecting thief unwrapping the purloined parcel to find ...
Woman suspects porch pirate stole package with 9 tarantulas

A South Carolina woman says a porch pirate may have stolen a package containing nine tarantulas from her front porch.

News outlets report the woman says she received a notification Friday morning that the FedEx shipment had been delivered. When she went to get the package, she says it wasn’t there. The Spartanburg County sheriff’s office spokesman Lt. Kevin Bobo says the package was still missing as of Tuesday.

A report from the sheriff’s office says the spiders are valued at $1,000. The responding deputy listed the case as a “possible larceny of mail.” ...
SOURCE: https://www.apnews.com/1d20d6decb614bf9a9250ee8ff13b897
 
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Terrible consequences of an attempted robbery, another 200 were injured.

Italian police have arrested seven young men in connection with a stampede at a nightclub last year which killed six people.

Six of those held are accused of manslaughter. The men, aged between 19 and 22, are suspected of sparking panic by using pepper spray to rob people inside the Blue Lantern club in Corinaldo. Five of the victims were 14 to 16 years old. The sixth was a 39-year-old woman who was at the venue with her daughter. Police allege the men they were part of a criminal group operating in central and northern Italy.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-euro...news/world&link_location=live-reporting-story
 

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Dozens of old-school TVs found on Henrico lawns

By Samantha Smith - Digital Content Producer
Posted: 11:35 AM, August 12, 2019Updated: 11:35 AM, August 12, 2019

HENRICO, Va. - At least 60 people in Henrico woke up to a strange find on their front lawn -- an old-school TV set, according to NBC 12.
“It was a guy dressed in a jumpsuit with a TV for a head. It’s the weirdest thing. He squats down, puts the TV there and walks off. It’s really weird,” Adrian Garner told the NBC affiliate, looking over the home security footage that caught one of TV-headed suspects.

Police say the suspect or suspects could face charges of littering on private property or illegal dumping, but some residents are finding the humor in the situation.
https://www.wsls.com/news/virginia/dozens-of-old-school-tvs-found-on-henrico-lawns

 

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Massachusetts intruder breaks into house and cleans it top to bottom:
Intruder door

According to the FT report, the only room they left alone was the kitchen. Also, they made roses out of the toilet paper for decoration (see pic at link). This does happen sometimes, doesn't it? The story pattern sounds familiar, at least.
 

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Wonder if the tv guy is related to the lampshade or shed guy
 

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Massachusetts intruder breaks into house and cleans it top to bottom:
Intruder door

According to the FT report, the only room they left alone was the kitchen. Also, they made roses out of the toilet paper for decoration (see pic at link). This does happen sometimes, doesn't it? The story pattern sounds familiar, at least.
WTF who is this is person they can come do my place
Was the old TV a crossdresser, by any chance?
Well, he wasnt pleased
 
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Careful what you say ...

Chinese woman stabs her boyfriend to death with scissors after 'he called her fat and wouldn't let her eat ice cream'
  • Woman slashed her boyfriend of 20 days after allegedly being fat-shamed
  • He had also prevented her from buying ice cream, saying she was overweight
  • The incident took place on Wednesday in the city of Zhumadian, central China
  • The suspect has been arrested by local police and investigation is underway
By TRACY YOU FOR MAILONLINE

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...called-fat.html?ito=social-twitter_mailonline
 
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Not the tip any waiter wants. What could possibly bring a man to murder another man over a sandwich? Was there more than one shooter or is the Mail suffering from poor proof-reading in the way people write "women" when they mean "woman" etc?
 

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Sleepwalking man cleared of sexually assaulting woman

A man with a history of sleepwalking has been found not guilty by reason of insanity of sexually assaulting his friend's girlfriend.
Dale Kelly, 21, sleepwalked into the couple's bedroom, got into their bed and touched the woman intimately.

His defence barrister told jurors Kelly could not say what happened as he was asleep at the time.

York Crown Court heard Kelly had been to a nightclub with his friend and the woman before they returned to a house in North Yorkshire in a taxi on the morning of 17 April. Kelly fell asleep in the taxi and went straight to bed when they arrived but about an hour later the woman awoke to find him in the bed she was sharing with her partner.

The court heard he had suffered from parasomnia since childhood and experts said he was "possibly" or "likely to be" suffering from the sleep disorder at the time of the alleged assault but they could not say for certain.

Jurors took just over two hours to decide that Kelly had committed the offence but was suffering from parasomnia at the time - meaning he was not responsible for his actions.
 

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Ummm, notice he didn't get on the side of the bed her partner was on
 

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I well remember catscan.com - or a name very similar, the site on which people posted scans of their kitties. Popular around 2000, I think.

There was a backlash. Unlike Bonsai Kitten, the actvity was real; many asserted it was cruel to the pussies, though most of the subjects looked bored or mildly pussed-off, as is their way. There were death-threats, almost needless to say. Probably it is archived somewhere but the name tends to make it a devil to find. :cat:
 

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I well remember catscan.com - or a name very similar, the site on which people posted scans of their kitties. Popular around 2000, I think.

There was a backlash. Unlike Bonsai Kitten, the actvity was real; many asserted it was cruel to the pussies, though most of the subjects looked bored or mildly pussed-off, as is their way. There were death-threats, almost needless to say. Probably it is archived somewhere but the name tends to make it a devil to find. :cat:
It remains a thing, it seems. For example, there's a load here going back to 2010 : https://thecatscan.tumblr.com/archive

It's probably unpleasant for the cat if it looks into the bright white light.
 

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All about jealousy, and everybody has a right to be jealous, but not to destroy property, silly children, and a bad idea to tip them off about cameras
 

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He should be on Britain's Got Talent
Dancing Chorley flasher 'balanced pie on head' before exposing himself at road junction

STEF HALL

Stunned customers in an opticians watched in horror as a flasher exposed himself outside a pub.

Preston Magistrates’ Court was told two women were stood in the Susan Hilton opticians on Babylon Lane, in Adlington, Chorley, when the incident unfolded at around 10am on July 5.
etc
https://www.lep.co.uk/news/crime/da...OdrGe3HpvuI3CpXVp1BjtuZi0aGZgBUtt3RN4TW5aUyU8
 
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