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Swifty

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Anti-Vegan activists?

Lamb chops were stuffed into a car's exhaust pipe during an attack on homes that used raw meat as projectiles.

Another vehicle was left with a chicken drumstick hanging from a wheel rim.

Police say eggs were also thrown when the two properties were targeted with meaty cuts in Herefordshire that left one car looking more like a butcher's grinder.

It happened at about 21:30 BST on Saturday in Credenhill, near Hereford, the West Mercia force said.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-60988695
Drunk student's pranks most likely.
 

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Anti-Vegan activists?

Lamb chops were stuffed into a car's exhaust pipe during an attack on homes that used raw meat as projectiles.

Another vehicle was left with a chicken drumstick hanging from a wheel rim.

Police say eggs were also thrown when the two properties were targeted with meaty cuts in Herefordshire that left one car looking more like a butcher's grinder.

It happened at about 21:30 BST on Saturday in Credenhill, near Hereford, the West Mercia force said.

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-60988695
Well it's a novel use for meat that's gone off.

Meat is the only weapon that's gone off before being used.
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Trevp666

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I'm figuring that this classifies as a 'strange crime'.
I'm not sure why anybody would bother doing this in the first place though, other than 'for shits and giggles'.

Isle of Wight: Council's electric vehicle chargers hacked to show porn site
The authority said it was also aware some charge points in council car parks were unreliable.
It said these were due to be replaced with "new charge points over the next few months".


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-61006816
 

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Someone made off with a 7-foot-tall Bigfoot sheet metal lawn ornament in southern Michigan.
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Michigan police looking for stolen 7-foot-tall metal sasquatch lawn ornament

Police are investigating the theft of a 7-foot-tall (2.13 meter-tall) metal sasquatch lawn ornament from a home in southern Michigan.

The item crafted from sheet metal was stolen from a home in St. Joseph County's Park Township on or after March 22 ...

It has a rusty brown color with various sharp edges to resemble the fur of the mythical, ape-like bigfoot.

It appeared the sasquatch was cut away from a steel post with a pair of bolt cutters or a similar instrument ...

A white panel van with dark driver- and passenger-side windows was observed parked in the area on March 22 ...
SOURCE: https://www.clickondetroit.com/news...en-7-foot-tall-metal-sasquatch-lawn-ornament/
 

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Brighton woman jailed for pre-meditated attempted murder

A woman in Brighton who plotted to kidnap, torture and murder a former lover – by following a detailed ‘to-do list’ - has been jailed.

Sophie George, 20, of Highbrook Close in Brighton, was jailed for 13.5 years on Wednesday (April 6) after pleading guilty to attempted murder and possession of an offensive weapon in a public place.

It followed an incident shortly after midnight on Saturday, October 10, 2020, in which George, who was 18 at the time, arranged to be picked up by a man who was known to her.

On the way to his house she asked if they could take a detour, during which she jumped out and collected two filled shopping bags.

As the pair continued on their journey, George became insistent they drive to a nearby park and on several occasions grabbed the wheel.

As her victim – a 23-year-old man – resisted, George pulled out a knife in Selsfield Drive and threatened him.

A struggle ensued as the pair left the van and fought in the street, during which the victim managed to throw the knife into a bush.

George bit her victim’s finger down to the bone while he made a 999 call to the police, as did a watching member of the public.

Officers arrived on the scene and arrested George on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm and possession of a bladed article, but a search of her shopping bags and address uncovered even more sinister intentions.

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The bags contained items such as protective clothing, cleaning equipment such as bleach, duct tape and a Stanley knife – all linked to plans to kidnap, murder and ultimately cover up her crimes.

A search of her address also found a number of notes in the form of ‘to-do lists’, featuring plans including ‘drive to grave site’, ‘tourture [sic]’ and ‘walk him to site, kill and bury’.

George was subsequently charged with attempted murder and possession of an offensive weapon, to which she pleaded guilty at trial in May, 2021.

She was remanded in custody and sentenced at Lewes Crown Court on Wednesday (April 6).

https://www.sussex.police.uk/news/s...-meticulously-pre-meditated-attempted-murder/
 

Trevp666

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And 2 lighters and one of those ones used for cookers? If you're a smoker you certainly won't be short of a light.
 

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Isn't this just a load of standard items that a professional cleaner would carry to their job?
She's a clean freak.

Well... that's what her defence lawyer might say.
 

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What kind of cleaning needs duct tape?
 

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Cheese thieves. Wallace and Gromit not suspects.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/major-cheese-heist-puts-dutch-140522479.html?

"Gerda van Dorp, a Dutch cheese farmer in the town of Fijnaart, in the south of the country, woke up on March 29 to a mostly empty cheese storage room. Overnight, unknown thieves had taken from her shelves 161 wheels of cheese, weighing 3,500 pounds, that had taken months to make and mature.

The value: about $23,000."
 

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"Unknown thieves", lol.
I guess they did see some guys driving a pick-up loaded with cheese but assumed that because it was Daan and Sem Bakker (who they knew) that they couldn't possibly be thieves.
 

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Put stuff into plastic bag for disposal, seal it up with duct tape.
Cleaners generally use cable ties for that. In hospitals the bag has to be labelled too.
A cocky cleaner might do up some operating theatre waste with a label saying 'Used £20 Notes' and see if it goes missing. :chuckle:
 

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Sasaram: How thieves stole a 60-foot-long bridge in Bihar.




Police in the Indian state of Bihar have arrested eight men for stealing a bridge to sell it as scrap. The BBC's Geeta Pandey in Delhi spoke to the police, local reporters and villagers to piece together the story of the theft.

How do you steal a bridge?​

One morning last week, when four-five men - including some from the state government's irrigation department - turned up in Amiyavar village near the city of Sasaram with an earth excavator and gas-cutting torches, local villagers were happy. They thought the government had finally begun work on their request to remove an old disused bridge.
For three days, men would arrive at the site at 7am and work until dusk, chipping away at the remains of the bridge, cutting the iron with gas torches and using excavators to loosen the earth.
The metal was then transported in a hired pick-up van and deposited at the warehouse of a local scrap dealer.
"No-one suspected it was a heist," local journalist Jitendra Singh, who lives just "200 metres from the bridge", told the BBC.
"I go for a morning walk every day and last week I saw the men at work. Everyone else in the village saw them too," he added.
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I think this is a strange crime because the shop owner felt he was entitled to shoot shoplifters and not just that but to shoot at them in a mall.

The co-owner of a Southern California shoe store who allegedly hit a nine-year-old girl while shooting at shoplifters has been charged with assault with a firearm, authorities have said.

Marquel Michael James Cockrell, 20, was scheduled for a San Bernardino County Superior Court video arraignment in Rancho Cucamonga, a prosecution press release said. Other charges include discharging a firearm with gross negligence and carrying a loaded firearm that was not registered to the defendant. It was not immediately known if Cockrell has a lawyer to speak on his behalf.

The shooting happened on April 12 at the Mall of Victor Valley in the high desert city of Victorville. Cockrell chased two shoplifters and fired shots that “instead hit the nine-year-old female victim”, Victorville police said in a statement.

The girl, Ava Chruniak, suffered three gunshot wounds, including two in an arm, said her grandmother, Robin Moraga-Saldarelli. One of the bullets broke an arm bone.

Police said Cockrell fled and was later arrested in Nevada’s Clark County. ...

https://www.irishexaminer.com/world/arid-40854017.html
 

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Woman murdered during Facebook Live video


Police in Louisiana were investigating a horrific murder that was streamed live on Facebook.

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Baton Rouge Police say that Janice David, 34, was choked, beaten, and stabbed in what police called a "very gruesome, very evil ac t."

It happened just before 10 p.m. on Monday.

East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office Detectives were notified by state police of the Facebook video that captured a man stabbing a woman.

Deputies found the vehicle with David's body inside.

Earl Lee Johnson Jr. allegedly had tied David’s hands to the car steering wheel with jumper cables before stabbing her. Police say that he also tried to set the vehicle on fire after the killing.

Police arrested Johnson Jr., 35, and charged him in connection with the case.

Sgt. L'Jean McNeely of the Baton Rouge Police Department said that Johnson Jr. admitted to the killing.

He told reporters that the pair had apparently been on a three or four days-long "drug binge" before the killing. No motive for the killing was known to the police.

https://www.fox5ny.com/news/woman-murdered-live-video

maximus otter
 

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Not sure if this fits here but it is a case of poetic justice.

A man messed with Shirlene Hernandez, 72, and did not live to tell the tale: the carjacker left her bruised and sore but then crashed her vehicle, dying at the wheel.

"There's a lot of people who would say what goes around comes around, karma. I did not think that; the only thing I got (was) really sad because he had died," Hernandez said. "Now granted, he had hurt me, but the Lord saw fit to take him out of his misery."

https://boingboing.net/2022/04/19/c...y-lady-then-dies-at-wheel-within-minutes.html
 
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Woman murdered during Facebook Live video


Police in Louisiana were investigating a horrific murder that was streamed live on Facebook.

Earl-Lee-Johnson-Jr.jpg


Baton Rouge Police say that Janice David, 34, was choked, beaten, and stabbed in what police called a "very gruesome, very evil ac t."

It happened just before 10 p.m. on Monday.

East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office Detectives were notified by state police of the Facebook video that captured a man stabbing a woman.

Deputies found the vehicle with David's body inside.

Earl Lee Johnson Jr. allegedly had tied David’s hands to the car steering wheel with jumper cables before stabbing her. Police say that he also tried to set the vehicle on fire after the killing.

Police arrested Johnson Jr., 35, and charged him in connection with the case.

Sgt. L'Jean McNeely of the Baton Rouge Police Department said that Johnson Jr. admitted to the killing.

He told reporters that the pair had apparently been on a three or four days-long "drug binge" before the killing. No motive for the killing was known to the police.

https://www.fox5ny.com/news/woman-murdered-live-video

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Blimey you wouldn't mess with that copper on the left would you?
 

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Woof justice.

A man allegedly bit and stabbed a police dog in Northern California as officers tried to take him into custody, US authorities have said.

The man appeared to be under the influence of drugs, according to Fairfield police.

Officers were initially called to an elderly victim’s home on Wednesday afternoon following a report of a burglary, the police department said in a Facebook post. The department then received a report from an Amazon employee, who said the man had threatened to kill him and steal his delivery truck. Officers found the man, 44, running around inside the first victim’s home. They tried and failed to get him to come outside.

When police and the K9 dog went inside the house, the dog made “contact” with the man; authorities did not provide further information about what occurred during the contact.

The man then allegedly bit the dog in the face and stabbed the animal on its left side with a knife, police said. The dog, named Cort, was taken to a veterinary hospital for treatment and is now recovering at home with its handler.

https://www.irishexaminer.com/world/arid-40856600.html
 

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It's a long time since we had a 'man bites dog' story innit?
 

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A haunted house show, a mysterious apporting gun and a bullet riddled "ghost".

Over the weekend, Keal Latrell Brown, 39, was visiting the Hollywood Wax Museum Haunted House in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina when a performer scared hie group so much that one of them reportedly fell to the floor. At that moment, Brown said he felt a gun slide over to his foot, so he grabbed it and fired two shots at the performer, hitting him once in the shoulder.

Brown told police he thought the gun was a prop and all part of the fun. After firing the weapon, Brown allegedly handed the weapon to his 15-year-old child and split the scene.


From WMBF:

At this point, he has been charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor in connection to the shooting on Saturday night at the Hollywood Wax Museum Haunted House, but additional charges are likely.
The detective added that they are also still working to determine who the gun belonged to and where it came from[…]

https://boingboing.net/2022/04/21/man-shot-haunted-house-performer-who-scared-him.html
 

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https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/at...t-weekend-atlanta/FFG32SBX7BHERLAELGJ36BAMRM/

Deadly shooting during anti-violence rally caps off violent weekend in Atlanta

y Ashli Lincoln, WSB-TVApril 25, 2022 at 12:52 am EDT
ATLANTA — Another violent weekend in metro Atlanta was capped off Sunday evening with a deadly shooting at a South Fulton park. At the same time as the deadly shooting at Welcome All Park on Sunday, an anti-violence rally was underway in the park.

Community leaders tell Channel 2 investigative reporter Ashli Lincoln that more needs to be done to get a handle on growing crime in the area. “It is tragic, what happened today,” South Fulton Councilwoman Helen Z. Willis said of the shooting at the popular park. “As soon as I got finished speaking, I heard gunfire.” South Fulton police say a man was shot and killed at Welcome All Park after an argument. His identity has not been released.

“I walked over and there was a young man lying on the ground slumped over in a pool of blood,” Willis said. “The violence must stop.” Police say they have a person of interest in custody in this case.
 

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The weird thing is that the perp had a gun replica designed to fire a blade!?!
https://tvline.com/2022/05/04/dave-chappelle-attacked-hollywood-bowl-assault-netflix-event/

Dave Chappelle Assaulted on Stage During Netflix Comedy Festival​

Comedian Dave Chappelle was assaulted by an audience member on Tuesday night while performing at the Netflix Is a Joke comedy festival at the Hollywood Bowl.


According to attendees at the show, as well as video footage from Chappelle’s stand-up set, a man came on stage and rushed at Chappelle during his performance and tackled him to the floor, before getting apprehended by venue security. The Los Angeles Police Department later told NBC News Los Angeles that the man was armed with a replica gun that featured an ejectable knife blade; it’s not currently clear if an attempt was made to use the weapon while on stage.


Police said neither Chappelle nor any officers were injured during the incident, while the assailant was taken to the hospital with “superficial injuries.”
 

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'Press photographer' (20) gets juvenile detention for arson in Leerdam
A 20-year-old man from Hoogland has been convicted of starting four fires in Leerdam and the surrounding area. Last year, an empty house, car, electric bicycle and hay bale went up in flames. The court considers it proven that the man lit the fires.

As an amateur press photographer, the man earned some extra money with photos of fires and accidents. The police had noticed that he was on the spot very quickly if a fire had broken out somewhere. The court ruled that he started the fires to provide himself with work.

Because of his developmental delay and intellectual disability, he was sentenced to juvenile detention: 155 days, of which 30 days conditional, with a probationary period of two years. The 20-year-old man has been in the youth prison for four months and does not have to return now.

He comes under supervision with an ankle bracelet and has to be treated in a clinic. He is also no longer allowed to travel as a press photographer for the next two years to prevent him from being tempted, reports RTV Utrecht.

https://nos.nl/artikel/2427414-persfotograaf-20-krijgt-jeugddetentie-voor-brandstichting-in-leerdam
 

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https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/ge...-riding-lawnmower/QYGCCCPSGVA35A37GNJNQU5KKM/

Georgia homeowner shoots, kills naked man who tackled 67-year-old wife off of riding lawnmower​

LIZELLA, Ga. — A Georgia homeowner shot a naked man to death after he tackled his 67-year-old wife off of a riding lawn mower, according to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies responded responding to reports of an assault in Lizella found a 25-year-old man dead from a gunshot wound in the front yard of a home. The man had been shot in the chest.

The homeowner told deputies that the suspect, who was naked, tackled his wife off of the lawnmower she was riding on. The homeowner said he tried to pull the man off of his wife but the suspect attacked him. The suspect then started attacking his wife again. That’s when the husband said he went and got his gun and shot the suspect.

The wife was taken to the hospital, where she is being treated for her injuries. She is currently stable. The victim’s husband had minor injuries and was treated at the scene.

The 25-year-old suspect has not been identified pending notification of next of kin.
 
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