Strange Crimes

ramonmercado

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Next cold turkey and ham

Spanish police have arrested two men who were allegedly trying to raffle off a Christmas hamper stuffed full of drugs and a leg of ham.

Officers stumbled upon the lottery when they raided a suspected drugs den in the eastern city of Murcia.

Inside, they found a Spaniard and an Argentinian allegedly running a raffle to win a Christmas and New Year "narco-basket" (narcocestas). The hamper held cocaine, hash, alcohol, tobacco - and a 8kg (18lb) cured ham.

On the wall they found a list of customers taking part in two competitions to win one of the baskets, one for Christmas Day and another for Epiphany on 6 January, a major holiday in Spain.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-59748169
 

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This Missouri woman is beaming because:

(a) She's just had a remarkably pleasant Christmas and is full of good cheer and good will toward all.
(b) She bought a lottery ticket on a whim and won a jackpot worth millions of dollars.
(c) She killed her boyfriend with a sword to set him free of the evil entities living within him, then called the police.

The answer is (c) ...

A woman is accused of killing her boyfriend with a sword on Christmas Eve.

At 11:05 p.m. on Christmas Eve, the Cape Girardeau Police Department responded to a 911 call ...

They said the caller reported she had killed her boyfriend with a sword.

Officers found the woman, identified as 32-year-old Brittany Wilson of Cape Girardeau, at the doorway to the home with the sword in the front lawn. ...

Police say they found her deceased boyfriend, Harrison Stephen Foster, 34, in the bedroom with what appeared to be multiple stab wounds.

According to officers, Wilson said she and Foster had taken some methamphetamine earlier in the day.

Wilson also told officers that she believed Foster has had several other entities living inside his body for the past several months.

Officers say she claimed that Foster was harvesting body parts from individuals ...

Wilson told officers that by stabbing Foster, she was “setting him free” of his entities. ...

Wilson was taken into custody and taken to the Cape Girardeau municipal jail.

She was charged with first-degree murder and armed criminal action.
SOURCE: https://www.kfvs12.com/2021/12/25/christmas-eve-homicide-involving-sword-cape-girardeau/
 

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Arnhemmer damages dozens of cars on his way between stations
The police arrested a 28-year-old arnhemmer on Christmas Eve on the Sonsbeeksingel. He is suspected of having damaged at least thirty cars and scooters (sometimes heavily) in a short time.

A 35-year-old resident of the Sonsbeeksingel reported the case. He was having Christmas dinner with his wife when he heard a ringing sound. Soon the couple saw the right side mirror of their car parked in front of the door on the ground. Some new blasts of destruction followed. In the distance they saw the suspected perpetrator walking.

Caught red-handed
The police were quickly on the scene. After a second report, it turned out that the man was on his way alone from Velperpoort station to Arnhem Central Station. In that little one and a half kilometers he damaged numerous cars. Near Arnhem Central Station, the police caught him red-handed when he kicked a car mirror. The man is still stuck.

https://nos.nl/artikel/2410865-arnhemmer-beschadigt-op-zijn-weg-tussen-stations-tientallen-auto-s

Don't mind the translate glitches ...
 

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I have a funny feeling this Christmas Eve robbery occurred because a woman's husband couldn't or wouldn't go pay for and pick up the load of shoes she'd selected for herself.
Armed woman forced Prescott shoe store employees to load up car during robbery

A woman was arrested on Christmas Eve after Prescott police said she robbed a shoe store at the Prescott Gateway Mall and forced the employees at gunpoint to bring shoes and money to her car.

... Police learned that 38-year-old Holly Ailiff walked into the store and had asked employees to set aside several pairs of shoes for her. Ailiff asked the staff to box the shoes and said she would have to wait for her husband to come and pay for them.

Ailiff then left, but police say she came back 40 minutes later and pointed a gun at two employees. Ailiff demanded money from both store registers and ordered both employees to carry the cash and shoes to her vehicle, forcing them to walk in front of her. The employees placed the money and shoes into the trunk, and Ailiff drove off.

The employees called the police and provided a description of Ailiff's vehicle, including her license plate. Officers found Ailiff in the downtown Prescott area, stopped her, and took her into custody. Officers found $3,700 in cash, $1,500 in shoes, and the gun in the trunk. Police say Ailiff admitted to her involvement and was booked into the Yavapai County Jail on felony charges ...
FULL STORY: https://www.azfamily.com/news/pd-ar...cle_19d6a1c6-674d-11ec-b12a-eff33b8e33a1.html
 

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Man Who Faked Special Needs To Trick Babysitters Into Changing His Diapers Arrested Again


A Louisiana man has, once again, been charged with posing as a person with special needs to con babysitters into changing his diaper, according to authorities..

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Rutledge Deas IV, 31, was taken into custody following an arrest warrant issued on Dec. 20, 2021. Authorities say this is the second time they’ve charged Deas after he allegedly pretended to have disabilities to recruit victims into babying him.

Detectives referenced Deas’ November 2019 arrest when announcing charges of human trafficking and attempted human trafficking on Thursday.

In November 2019, investigators arrested Deas on 10 counts each of sexual battery and human trafficking, plus one count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance, as previously reported. In that case, Deas went online and tried to recruit home health workers to care for his nonexistent 18-year-old brother, “Cory,” who supposedly had physical and mental disabilities.

Police stated that Deas then posed as “Cory,” obtaining sexual arousal when victims changed his soiled diapers.

“After providing home care on at least ten separate occasions, the victim became increasingly suspicious of Deas’ behavior and subsequently discovered ‘Cory’ was actually Rudledge ‘Rory’ Deas posing as his fictitious handicapped brother,” police said.

In December 2020, Deas pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced to five years probation and 400 hours of community service.

https://www.oxygen.com/crime-news/rutledge-deas-iv-charged-with-human-trafficking

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The police in Arnhem think this afternoon they were set on the track of a hemp farm by a burglar "who had good intentions". In the afternoon, the police received a report of a burglary on the Zijpendaalseweg in the city, with the announcement that there was a surprise on the top floor of the house.

At the scene, the police found an open front door, and a house that had been turned upside down. A working hemp farm was found on the top floor of the building, which has since been destroyed. "A considerable amount" of drugs was also found.

The police say they have a strong suspicion that the burglar himself reported his burglary. The owner of the house has not yet been found.

https://nos.nl/artikel/2411682-inbr...WsU6Q7E7yLruIdcj6akMYYqN2j1Rt32tFNkhPTIv3tTQI
 

Trevp666

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'Hemp Farm'?
That's money for old rope.
 

Trevp666

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I think they managed to smoke them out.
 

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During the period in which Great Britain maintained a huge naval presence globally, serving 'The Empire', with a fleet of sailing vessels, the need for a reliable rope supply led to the UK being a major (if not THE major) rope producer in the world.
Huge crops of 'home-grown' hemp were used for fibre to make rope.
The phrase 'Money for old rope' stems from the fact that there were periods in which the hemp crop was affected by poor weather, leading to shortages of the raw materials to produce the much needed rope, so people like 'rag and bone men' would offer some cash to people for their lengths of 'old rope', which they would then take back to their premises and rework it into longer, better condition ropes, which they would then sell on to the Navy for a tidy profit.
It was a relatively easy task, hence the term 'money for old rope' becoming a by-word for a job that was well paid and easy.
 

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During the period in which Great Britain maintained a huge naval presence globally, serving 'The Empire', with a fleet of sailing vessels, the need for a reliable rope supply led to the UK being a major (if not THE major) rope producer in the world.
Huge crops of 'home-grown' hemp were used for fibre to make rope.
The phrase 'Money for old rope' stems from the fact that there were periods in which the hemp crop was affected by poor weather, leading to shortages of the raw materials to produce the much needed rope, so people like 'rag and bone men' would offer some cash to people for their lengths of 'old rope', which they would then take back to their premises and rework it into longer, better condition ropes, which they would then sell on to the Navy for a tidy profit.
It was a relatively easy task, hence the term 'money for old rope' becoming a by-word for a job that was well paid and easy.

The technical term for the second-quality rope thus produced was “twice-laid”.

*groans and covers face, awaiting the inevitable comments*

:hoff: to Patrick O’Brian for that triv point.

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Giving truth to the phrase "You learn something new every day".
 

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A Florida (where else? ... ) county deputy officer lost money relying on a friend's advice about cryptocurrency prospects. He responded by entrapping, robbing, and extorting the friend.
Brevard sheriff’s deputy held naked man at gunpoint for hours during armed robbery, report shows

A former Brevard County Sheriff’s Office corrections deputy held a naked man at gunpoint, filmed him for hours, forced him to sign a $30,000 contract, and threatened to send incriminating video to his family and church, an investigative report said.

Amony Robillard, 30, of St. Cloud was arrested Nov. 27 on charges of robbery with a firearm, extortion with a weapon and false imprisonment with a weapon ...

Robbery with a firearm is a first-degree felony punishable by up to life in prison. ...

Robillard started working for BCSO in March 2020. He is also a member of the Army National Guard. ...

The armed robbery took place Nov. 19 at an Airbnb rental home ... in Orlando ...

A 34-year-old Kissimmee man arrived at the home to have sexual relations with a 19-year-old Orlando woman — but after he exited the shower, Robillard emerged from behind a curtain, pointed two semiautomatic pistols at him, and held him captive for about three hours ...

Robillard ordered the man to sign a contract saying he agreed to pay Robillard $30,000, and he even arranged for a notary and the victim’s wife to come to the home, the report said. Robillard also took about $200 in cash and $450 from a cash app from the man.

The man told Orange County investigators that he and Robillard had been friends for about a year, and that he had given poor cryptocurrency investment advice that led to Robillard losing $2,000 when the company “tanked.”
FULL STORY: https://www.clickorlando.com/news/l...-for-hours-during-armed-robbery-report-shows/
 

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A Florida (where else? ... ) county deputy officer lost money relying on a friend's advice about cryptocurrency prospects. He responded by entrapping, robbing, and extorting the friend.

FULL STORY: https://www.clickorlando.com/news/l...-for-hours-during-armed-robbery-report-shows/

“…poor cryptocurrency investment advice that led to Robillard losing $2,000…”

“…Robillard ordered the man to sign a contract saying he agreed to pay Robillard $30,000…”

I think that Deputy Robillard has finally discovered the way to make profits out of cryptocurrency.

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The crime was logged, local police stumped, Special Branch informed etc

Bizarre theft in Cheshire as thieves steal 15,000 tree saplings

The theft of 15,000 saplings in Cheshire has been described as 'extremely disappointing'.

Forestry England confirmed it was working with Cheshire Constabulary following the theft of the Sitka spruce saplings from Lobslack Nursery in Northwich between January 2 and January 4.

The nursery plays a vital role in growing trees for the nation's woodlands, with the nursery's glass house able to produce up to four million trees every year.
 

Trevp666

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I saw some footage of this happening - it's disgraceful.
A likely 100+ people climbing all over the containers while the train is stationary, they force open the doors and just start rifling through the contents, throwing the contents to others waiting on the ground (even items that are obviously big TVs!) and there is nobody doing anything to stop them. The train companies know it's going on, clearly, cos it's been for months.
They even keep on doing it when the train starts moving off.
And it's not as though they're poor people - I saw a lot of quite new 4WDs parked up there.
And what really surprises me about it is that this is in the US where they have guns and aren't afraid to use them.
I can only see this ending badly.
 

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Ah now y'see that wouldn't happen in Liverpool.

Containers on trains in Liverpool are stabled overnight with the doors (opening outwards) facing each other to prevent theft.
They are secured with hefty padlocks and the keys signed for, taken away and disposed of. The padlocks are cut off at destination.

Containerisation was resisted by the Liverpool dockers because it streamlined the workforce and allegedly made theft more difficult.
 

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