Archive for September, 2009
Billy Goat Gruff
ROUND O, S.C. – A normally pleasant billy goat turned gruff and, for his troubles, was zapped three times with a Taser gun. Dodge the billy goat snapped a leash and charged at Dawn Pinette, knocking her to the ground Wednesday about 35 miles west of Charleston. “All I could do was grab his horns and scream bloody murder,” Pinette, 38, said. Her daughter called police and Colleton County Deputy Jeff Scott arrived to try to help Pinette up. But the goat bullied his way in and the deputy used his Taser. At first, Pinette thought the goat was dead....
Rambo is loved by all
ANSLEY – The woodsman who allegedly covered himself in “war paint” before assaulting two men with a machete this week is a decent, well-educated man, according to locals. Wayne Stephen Parks, 57, has been living in the wilderness here for the past five years, in a makeshift tent near the CSX tracks, the site where he allegedly “hacked” two men with a machete Tuesday night following an argument at his forest quarters. The story in this small community is a bit different: Hunters say Parks was defending himself and his land. “He was a good man to me,” said Roy...
Snitches get stitches
Right or wrong, the code of the street in poor, largely black neighborhoods in the Bay Area is never, ever cooperate with police. To do so, the idea goes, means risking retaliation from criminals. The ethos cuts across generations, even as some who embrace it complain police do little about crime in their neighborhoods. The mind-set is moving from the streets to the mainstream, carried by rappers denouncing rats and T-shirts declaring, “Stop Snitchin.” Source: SFGate...
Skeezer bites dinky
A PROSTITUTE who bit her client’s penis so hard he required an operation has denied grievous bodily harm with intent. Prosecutor Matthew McNiff told the jury Louise Jowett carried out the attack because Brett O’Leary, from Clare, near Haverhill, told her he had no more money to give her after already paying her for sex. Outlining the case Mr McNiff said 22-year-old Jowett, who denies the charge, had bitten and continued to bite Mr O’Leary for up to 45 seconds during the assault. The force and determination of Jowett’s attack was said to have led to Mr O’Leary requiring an...
Snap Crackle Pop
A little boy was returned to foster care today after police detectives found crack cocaine in a Rice Chex cereal box at his mother’s West Spokane Valley apartment during a search. The boy, now 3, was taken from his mother the first time in 2004 because he ingested cocaine, police said. She regained custody of her son three weeks ago. Dusti M. Bradeen, 26, was arrested today for delivery of cocaine, but because she took her 3-year-old boy with her on her last trip to sell crack, she was also charged with involvement of a minor in an unlawful substances...
Shake what yo’ momma gave ya!
Nearly two dozen girls were stripsearched at a Pike County vocational school while officials investigated the possible theft of a credit card and money. The girls in a nursing class at Vern Riffe Career Technology Center in Piketon were taken individually to a bathroom by their teacher on Friday and made to drop their pants, remove their shirts and unfasten their bras and shake them out, said parent Betty Grandstaff. She and other angry parents said the incident left their daughters shaken and was a violation of the girls’ privacy. Source: Dispatch.com...
Teacher shows “40-Year-Old Virgin” to class.
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Showing the R-rated movie “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” during high school Spanish class this week resulted in suspension for the teacher. Fernando Del Pino was suspended with pay Tuesday for showing the movie to students at Lexington’s Tates Creek High School a day earlier, said Lisa Deffendall, spokeswoman for Fayette County Public Schools. Del Pino, who was hired in August, could not be reached for comment. The movie is about a 40-year-old single man whose friends try to help him gain experience in sex. Source: Yahoo...
Teen beats up Grandma for not buying beer
Bradenton, Florida — Deputies say a 16-year-old has been arrested for beating his grandmother with a two-by-four for refusing to give him $100 for beer. Charged is Kurt Cass of Hammock Drive, Bradenton. Investigat ors say Cass went into his 60-year-old grandmother’s bedroom Thursday and asked her for $100 for beer. When she refused, he allegedly placed a razor blade on her throat and demanded she take him to the bank to get the money, deputies said. “When the victim arrived back home she locked all of the doors,” deputies reported. “The defendant arrived back home and kicked the front...
Crazy Rican murders step daughter over yogurt
NEW YORK – In the eyes of her stepfather, 7-year-old Nixzmary Brown was an out-of-control troublemaker. She stole money from her parents and broke her siblings’ toys, she stole milk from a younger sibling and broke their computer printer, he said. And when he found that she had gone into the refrigerator and taken a cup of yogurt she wasn’t supposed to have, he flew into a rage. Source; Comcast...
Paramedics refuse 911 call, its not their turn!
TWO paramedics have been suspended over claims they failed to attend a 911 call on time after arguing it was not their turn. It is alleged the pair, who work at the Kempston station, argued with the controller who had sent them to attend a category A incident. All calls made to Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire Ambulance and Paramedic Service are graded A, B or C, with A being the most serious call-out. Source: Serious about news...
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