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Strange Crimes

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A large playground slide stolen from a park in Washington state was discovered and recovered. It had been repainted and installed in a child's bedroom inside a mobile home.
Stolen 400-lb slide from playground found in child's bedroom

Police say they have recovered a 400-pound playground slide that was stolen from a playground in Washington state.

In mid-December, police say someone stolen a massive slide from the playground at Tierra Vida Park in Pasco.

On Feb. 26, detectives came face-to-face with a 400-pound playground slide inside a child's bedroom in a mobile home in Burbank. Pasco police say they made the discovery while investigating recent catalytic converter thefts ...

Police say most of the original playground set was left behind back in December, but the slide was taken, the top sawed off, repainted and mounted on a bunk bed.

Pasco Parks and Rec arrived and recovered the slide. ...
FULL STORY: https://local21news.com/news/offbeat/stolen-400-lb-slide-from-playground-found-in-childs-bedroom
 

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This guy will now have up to 20 years to refine his plan ...
Texas Man Drove Dealership Loaner Car To Rob Bank, Tried To Use Loot To Buy BMW

Prosecutors said he drove a vehicle loaned to him by a car dealership to rob a bank in Texas and brought the money back to try and use for a down payment on a BMW, now Eric Dion Warren is headed to prison.

Warren, who plead guilty to bank robbery has been sentenced to 20 years in federal prison. ...

... Warren went into a bank in Wolfforth, Texas and walked up to a teller. The 50-year-old then put a bag from a fast-food restaurant and a note on the counter.

The note read: “This is a f—— robbery. Play with me and die. I want $10,000 in 50 and 100 dollar bills now you got 1 minute or I will kill you.” After showing the teller the note, Warren pulled out what looked like a handgun ...

The teller gave Warren money from her drawer, including stacks of $20 bills with recorded serial numbers.

Warren later admitted that after getting the cash he drove away in a vehicle that had been loaned to him by a car dealership. He had been there earlier and was in the process of finalizing the sale of a BMW. ...

Things began to fall apart for the robber when an employee at the dealership got a call informing him about the recent bank robbery — all while Warren was still there. The employee called police after realizing the description of the vehicle used in the robbery matched the one loaned to Warren. ...
FULL STORY: https://dfw.cbslocal.com/2021/03/10/texas-man-rob-bank-dealership-loaner-loot-buy-bmw/
 

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Cops: Ex-Con Used Cat To Clobber Man
Woman faces felony charge over attack
I saw a documentary on Sky Arts a few weeks ago that was about rock drummers and drumming. Obviously Keith Moon was mentioned in it, and a guy who'd been friends with him was interviewed.

Apparently, this friend went around to Moon's house, which he shared with his girlfriend, the Swedish model, Annette Walter Lax. On entering the house he quickly realised that Moon and Lax were upstairs and in the middle of a terrible row. There was shouting, screaming, the sounds of things being thrown, until; after a particularly heated outburst Lax came downstairs.

There were bloody scratches down her face and, understandably, the visitor was outraged. He leapt to his feet and demanded to know what had happened. She shrugged and replied "Ees nothing. Keith, he throw ze cat at me".

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Keith Moon, Annette Walter Lax, and Rupert

I thought, when I heard this, that that must be pretty extreme, rock-star, behaviour. It seems, based on the above story, that the use of cats as projectile weapons is not as uncommon as I believed! :)
 

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The lengths a parent will go to help their kids

Mother 'used deepfake to frame cheerleading rivals'

A mother allegedly used explicit deepfake photos and videos to try to get her teenage daughter's cheerleading rivals kicked off the team.

Raffaela Spone from Pennsylvania, US, reportedly sent the content - which showed members of the Victory Vipers team "naked, drinking and smoking" - to the coach.

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-56404038
 

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Rivalry from beyond the grave

Banksy prison mural: Rival's name appears on artwork

Street artist Banksy's mural on the walls of a derelict prison has been defaced with red paint.

The image of an escaping prisoner - possibly resembling famous inmate Oscar Wilde - appeared on the side of Reading jail on 1 March.

It featured a typewriter at the bottom, but this has now been covered up and the words "Team Robbo" appear below.

Robbo was a graffiti artist who died in 2014 . He had been in a long-running feud with Banksy.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-berkshire-56412177
 

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Here's an illustration of the costs vanity can entail ...
A mother employed by a school system and her teen daughter used the mother's computer access privileges to input fraudulent votes and get the daughter elected high school homecoming queen this past autumn. I doubt they foresaw the scale and severity of the legal blowback this would cause ...
Assistant principal accused in homecoming court vote fraud

An assistant principal at an elementary school is accused of accessing the school district’s internal system to cast fraudulent votes for her daughter who was elected homecoming queen at her high school ...

On Monday, agents arrested Laura Rose Carroll, 50, and her 17-year-old daughter on multiple charges stemming from the October homecoming vote at Tate High School in Pensacola. ...

Investigators found that in October, hundreds of votes for the school’s homecoming court were flagged as fraudulent, the news release said. There were 117 votes from the same IP address within a short period of time, the investigation found.

That’s when investigators found evidence of unauthorized access to the system linked to Carroll’s cellphone and computers at her home. The were 246 votes cast for homecoming court from those devices. ...

Carroll was booked into the Escambia County Jail and bond was set at $8,500 ...

Her daughter was taken into custody and transferred to the Escambia Regional Juvenile Detention Center. ...

... Carroll has been suspended from her job.

Her daughter has been expelled from Tate High School ...

Each are charged with offenses against users of computers, computer systems, computer networks and electronic devices; unlawful use of a two-way communications device; criminal use of personally identifiable information and conspiracy to commit those offenses.
FULL STORY: https://apnews.com/article/florida-...-queen-fraud-42d964a6a28387d6bf953b9fbd313145
 

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Florida Man Admits Killing Grandad, Pulls Human Ears From Pocket During Questioning

A Florida man is charged with murdering his 77-year-old grandfather and cutting the elderly man’s ears off with a knife.



Kolby Parker, 30, told deputies he and his grandfather, Ronald Wells, Sr., were smoking marijuana when there was a confrontation. Parker claims he was only acting in self-defense when the older man attacked him with a knife. He told deputies he managed to get the knife away and used it on Wells, who was found dead on the front porch with multiple stab wounds.

While he was being questioned by police, Parker allegedly pulled two human ears from his pant pockets, which were later discovered to be those of his grandfather, according to the police report.

Investigators say Parker confessed to hitting his grandfather multiple times in the head with a baseball bat and then stabbed him with a butcher knife numerous times. He also admitted to cutting his grandfather’s ears off.

https://miami.cbslocal.com/2021/03/15/florida-man-confesses-grandfather-murder-human-ears/

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Penis Man, Or At Least One of the Penis Men, Has Been Sentenced


https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/penis-man-grafitti-tagger-sentenced-and-fined-in-tempe-11533751

"Penis Man" sprang up as an unlikely counterculture hero last year, after a mystery graffiti tagger began spray-painting those two iconic words on prominent local buildings, including Tempe's City Hall.
....

Police hadn't caught Shomer red-handed, but they did claim to find paint that was still fresh and wet in his backpack. It seemed Shomer had taken his superhero status a bit far: Cops also found a pair of gloves in the condo, one with the letter "P" on it, the other with the letter "M."
...

Shomer's experience with the law has apparently left others less willing to promote the idea that, as several people tweeted last year, "We are all Penis Man."
 

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Penis Man, Or At Least One of the Penis Men, Has Been Sentenced


https://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/penis-man-grafitti-tagger-sentenced-and-fined-in-tempe-11533751

"Penis Man" sprang up as an unlikely counterculture hero last year, after a mystery graffiti tagger began spray-painting those two iconic words on prominent local buildings, including Tempe's City Hall.
....

Police hadn't caught Shomer red-handed, but they did claim to find paint that was still fresh and wet in his backpack. It seemed Shomer had taken his superhero status a bit far: Cops also found a pair of gloves in the condo, one with the letter "P" on it, the other with the letter "M."
...

Shomer's experience with the law has apparently left others less willing to promote the idea that, as several people tweeted last year, "We are all Penis Man."
My usual response to that sort of item is a muttered 'fucking prick...'
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Florida Man Admits Killing Grandad, Pulls Human Ears From Pocket During Questioning

A Florida man is charged with murdering his 77-year-old grandfather and cutting the elderly man’s ears off with a knife.



Kolby Parker, 30, told deputies he and his grandfather, Ronald Wells, Sr., were smoking marijuana when there was a confrontation. Parker claims he was only acting in self-defense when the older man attacked him with a knife. He told deputies he managed to get the knife away and used it on Wells, who was found dead on the front porch with multiple stab wounds.

While he was being questioned by police, Parker allegedly pulled two human ears from his pant pockets, which were later discovered to be those of his grandfather, according to the police report.

Investigators say Parker confessed to hitting his grandfather multiple times in the head with a baseball bat and then stabbed him with a butcher knife numerous times. He also admitted to cutting his grandfather’s ears off.

https://miami.cbslocal.com/2021/03/15/florida-man-confesses-grandfather-murder-human-ears/

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I could probably give him (brief) benefit of doubt about the crime being committed in self defence, until he pulled the ears out:oops:
 

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I could probably give him (brief) benefit of doubt about the crime being committed in self defence, until he pulled the ears out:oops:
Perhaps he thought he was helping his local police:

Parker (distressed): “I’ve killed someone!”

Desk bobby (cynical): “Yeah, riiiight...”

Parker (reaching into pocket): “Check this out...”

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A Lafayette man used a dating app as a “hunting ground” and lured a man he met on the app to a home where he planned on killing him to keep parts of his body as “trophies” and “food,” according to court documents.



Chance Seneca, 19, has been charged federally with one count of hate crime with attempt to kill, one count of possession of a firearm in furtherance of a crime of violence, two counts of kidnapping, one count of attempted kidnapping and one count of obstruction by destruction of records.

On June 19, Seneca is accused of attempting to kidnap one man. He kidnapped another the same night, according to court filings.

The next day, Seneca picked up an 18-year-old he met on Grindr, a dating app for gay and bisexual men, from the man’s apartment. Seneca drove them to his dad’s house on Maryview Farm Road, where the two would be alone.

Seneca convinced the man to put on handcuffs. Seneca held a gun to the man’s back and told him that he could “do this the easy way or the hard way,” .

While the man was unconscious, Seneca took the man’s clothes off and put his body in the bathtub. He slit his wrists with a knife, according to court documents.

“Seneca explained that he had hoped to remove and preserve (the man’s) hands but that he could not finish his plan after seeing the bones of (the man’s) wrists exposed under the flesh,” the FBI agent wrote. “Seneca recalled crying during the attack and telling himself ‘not to bitch out.’”

He "intended to dismember and keep parts of the victim's body as trophies, mementos and food,” according to the Department of Justice.

He later told an FBI agent he used Grindr to "lure" the man to his father's house and "considered it fair to describe Grindr as his 'hunting ground'".

https://eu.theadvertiser.com/story/...indr-hunting-ground-documents-say/4756378001/

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Noticed this overreaction (all round) in the current FT:
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Basically a juggler was shot dead by police, and massive riots erupted that left over 30,000 people in Southern Chile without public services. Before you say, he must have been a hell of a good juggler, the violence was more a protest against police corruption. But you know? Maybe he was a really good juggler, it's an excellent skill.
 

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Who stole Darius Rabbit?

Who's in the frame? Thieves steal world's biggest BUNNY 'Darius' from ex-Playboy model who spent £10,000 on surgery to look like Jessica Rabbit
  • World record holder Darius was taken from a Worcestershire home this weekend
  • Owner Annette Edwards has offered a £1,000 reward for the bunny's safe return
  • Ms Edwards, model and former page 3 girl, is an expert at breeding large rabbits
  • Sharing news on Twitter she says Darius, who is 4ft 3ins long, is too old to breed
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/ar...ayboy-model-offering-1-000-reward-return.html
 

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Obstinacy may not be a crime per se, but it allowed this Connecticut woman to accumulate 4 arrests and a long list of charges and fines all in a single day.
Connecticut woman arrested 4 times in 24 hours

A woman in Plainfield was arrested four times in the span of 24 hours.

Heather Poplasky, 32, was first arrested on April 10 for threatening to cut herself with a large kitchen knife and blame it on her boyfriend. ...

They charged her with disorderly conduct and second-degree reckless endangerment. She was released on bond and transported to a hospital for an evaluation.

There, she was issued a summons by Putnam police for an incident involving the hospital staff.

On April 11, Poplasky was released from the hospital and returned to the home despite being told not to per the conditions of her release.

Plainfield police said they arrested her again at that point and charged her with three counts of violation of condition of release, disorderly conduct, third-degree assault, first-degree criminal trespass, and possession of a dangerous weapon. ...

While in custody, police said Poplasky flooded her holding cell by placing a roll of toilet paper and trash in the toilet.

For that incident, they charged her with third-degree criminal mischief and added $5,000 to her bond.
FULL STORY: https://www.fox5vegas.com/news/conn...cle_4c935bf1-7e99-5254-9856-da121973e5b7.html
 

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This is a rather odd case, with echoes of the infamous Burke and Hare...
(Via BBC News)
Chinese man kidnapped and killed in elaborate body swap scheme
"A Chinese man with Down's syndrome was kidnapped and killed as part of an elaborate body swap scheme.
There is a ban on burials in many parts of China - to get around this, one family hired someone to provide them with a substitute body, which was cremated in its place.
But unbeknown to them, the body provided was that of a murdered victim.
The murder took place in 2017 but only gained prominence last week after an article on the incident emerged online.
The hired man - identified only by his surname Huang - has been handed a suspended death sentence, according to the Guangdong Higher People's Court."
 

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This guy was charged and fined, so I'm calling it "crime."
Couple: Man has tossed used cups in their yard for 3 years

An upstate New York couple may have finally solved the mystery of who’s been tossing used coffee cups in their front yard for nearly three years.

Edward and Cheryl Patton told The Buffalo News they tried mounting a camera in a tree in front of their home in Lake View to catch the phantom litterer. But it wasn’t until some neighbors got involved recently and followed a minivan and jotted down its license plate number that there was a break in the case. ...

After Edward Patton called police, they waited and pulled over a vehicle driven by 76-year-old Larry Pope, who Cheryl Patton said had once worked with her and had had disagreements with her over union issues.

Pope was charged with harassment and ticketed for throwing refuse onto a roadway. ...
FULL STORY: https://apnews.com/article/larry-pope-0b600b0ac80ada9c52e871f8f40d8ec0
 

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This is a rather odd case, with echoes of the infamous Burke and Hare...
(Via BBC News)
Chinese man kidnapped and killed in elaborate body swap scheme
"A Chinese man with Down's syndrome was kidnapped and killed as part of an elaborate body swap scheme.
There is a ban on burials in many parts of China - to get around this, one family hired someone to provide them with a substitute body, which was cremated in its place.
But unbeknown to them, the body provided was that of a murdered victim.
The murder took place in 2017 but only gained prominence last week after an article on the incident emerged online.
The hired man - identified only by his surname Huang - has been handed a suspended death sentence, according to the Guangdong Higher People's Court."
OK: What exactly is a “suspended death sentence”? An ironic term for life imprisonment?

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OK: What exactly is a “suspended death sentence”? An ironic term for life imprisonment?
The point and effect of the Chinese suspended death sentence is a matter of some debate.

In China, a two-year reprieve may be pronounced simultaneously with an imposition of the death sentence if immediate execution is not deemed “necessary.” At the end of this reprieve, the death sentence may be commuted to life imprisonment if the convict has not committed an “intentional crime” during the two-year reprieve, or to a fixed-term imprisonment of 25 years if the convict has performed “great meritorious service.” While the suspended death sentence has been praised for being “humane” by reducing the total number of executions in China, it has also been criticised as being “cruel” and “inhuman” for supposedly placing the convict in a state of suspense and anxiety – for a period of two years – over whether he or she would eventually face execution.
From:

China's Suspended Death Sentence with a Two-Year Reprieve: Humanitarian Reprieve or Cruel, Inhuman and Degrading Punishment?
NUS Law Working Paper No. 2017/006
Matthew Seet
National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law
Date Written: April 18, 2017
Posted: 19 Apr 2017 Last revised: 23 Jun 2017

https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2954419
 
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