Posts tagged "crime"

Serial Groper Gets Off Scot-Free, Because That’s How We Do

Oh, FFS, America. Last year, New York City was captivated by the tale of the good-looking, really well-dressed, white man — totally the kind of guy who want to bring home to your bubbe — who was sexually assaulting women in public. The man the tabloids called the "Gentleman Groper" was later fingered as a lawyer…
By: Jessica Wakeman / May 3, 2013

This Week In Florida (Lady Edition!): Drug Dealers, Car Fires & Worst First Dates

Florida women! They are the oft overlooked counterpart to Florida men, who seemingly have all the fun taking bathsalts, being mermen and eating cockroaches. Florida is a beautiful place, but let's be real, it does have a disproportionate amount of weird stuff happening too. In any case, this week, Florida women really stole…
By: Julie Gerstein / April 26, 2013

Domestic Violence Victims Screwed Over By PA Town’s “Three Strikes” Disorderly Behavior Ordinance

Most folks would be happy if their neighbors got evicted after three different "disorderly behavior" instances in less than three months. No one wants to deal with that much partying, dog barking, or loud music, right? But a "three strikes" disorderly behavior ordinance in Norristown, Pennsylvania, is now being challenged by the American Civil Libertie…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 25, 2013

Reese Witherspoon Arrested For Disorderly Conduct During Husband Jim Toth’s DUI Arrest

Reese Witherspoon was arrested for disorderly conduct for arguing with a police officer on Friday in Atlanta, Georgia, during her husband's arrest for driving under the influence, according to Variety. Yes, seriously, Reese Witherspoon got arrested for disorderly conduct. Jim Toth, Witherspoon's husband and baby daddy, was pulled over after midnight on Friday morning while…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 21, 2013

Elderly Siblings End Up In Jail After Fighting Over A Roll Of Toilet Paper

Sibling roommates, Howard Meltzer, 67, and Bernice Meltzer, 72, ended up in jail this week because of an epic battle over their last roll of Charmin toilet paper. According to Howard, Bernice stole the only remaining toilet paper roll in their home and locked herself in the bedroom with it, leaving him without anything to…
By: Ami Angelowicz / April 19, 2013

Guy Accused Of Sexual Misconduct At College, So His Mom Pens Victim-Blaming Wall Street Journal Op-Ed

The Wall Street Journal is about as publicity stunt-y as The New York Times' Style section in terms of publishing articles guaranteed to kick up a fuss. But the WSJ, being owned by Rupert Murdoch's NewsCorp (Fox News, etc.), leads with a conservative slant. This week's case-in-point is an op-ed by lawyer Judith Grossman, whose son wa…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 18, 2013

Trans Woman Ally Robledo Uses Women’s Bathroom, Charged With Trespassing

How To Be A Douche, Lesson #1: Charge a transgender woman for "trespassing" after she uses the women's bathroom in your grocery store and ban her from shopping in your establishment for one year. Idaho trans woman Ally Robledo is being discriminated against by Rosauers supermarket in Lewiston because she was "peeing standing up" i…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 15, 2013

Woman Accused Of Using Quiche As A Weapon

This was the week of the weird assault weapon. First, Hugh Jackman's stalker attacked him with pubic hair, and now, an Australian woman is accused of a quiche assault. Franklin Jane Bugmy allegedly became agitated when police showed up at her home to serve her with documents for a previous violence charge. She claimed…
By: Ami Angelowicz / April 15, 2013

Macklemore Song Causes Assault & 12 Other Times Music Has Gotten Someone Arrested

Last week, Samantha Malson was arrested for pushing and chocking her boyfriend Lars Hansen after a drunk Hansen refused to stop singing the song "Thrift Shop" by Macklemore. Sure, "Thrift Shop" is a great song, but hearing anything over and over again is going to be annoying. Poor Lars is hardly the only person to…
By: Julie Gerstein / April 15, 2013

RIP Society: Fifth Grade Boys Plotted To Rape, Murder Female Classmate

When I was a 10-year-old, the worst thing a boy did to me was put Scotch tape in my hair. If only! Proof that society is going down the toilet: two fifth grade boys in Colville, Washington, have first-degree murder conspiracy charges against them for plotting to rape and kill their female classmate. They were…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 1, 2013

“Breaking Bad” Script Stolen From Bryan Cranston’s Car

Whoa: someone broke into Bryan Cranston's car and stole a tote bag containing a "Breaking Bad" script! A window of Cranston's car, which was parked in Albuquerque, New Mexico, got smashed and the bag carrying his script and iPad were taken. A man has been arrested for the theft, but the script has not bee…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 25, 2013

Video Of Steubenville Rape Witnesses Released

ABC News aired new video of teen partygoers in Steubenville, Ohio, being questioned by police regarding the sexual assault of "Jane Doe," the then 15-year-old girl whose story has entranced the nation. On the night of her assault, Jane Doe was raped and carried unconscious to multiple parties all while pictures were take…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 25, 2013

Teen Testifies That He Recorded Some Of The Steubenville Rape

A teenager testified in the Steubenville rape trial today that he'd personally witnessed defendant Trent Mays put his fingers inside the victim's vagina as they drove from one party to another, and even recorded it on his cellphone—though he says he deleted the video the next morning, realizing he'd done "something stupid and wrong."…
By: Newser / March 15, 2013

Another Day, Another Mother Giving Her Baby A Bong Hit

Rachel Braaten of Washington was arrested after this video of her giving her 22-month-old son a bong hit surfaced."I guess it was a joke and a stupid mistake that wasn't really funny," the 24-year-old told authorities. I would strongly, strongly agree with that statement. Never has a joke failed so heinously.Braaten is facing charges for…
By: Ami Angelowicz / March 13, 2013

Power Wheels Make Really Bad Getaway Cars

It did NOT happen in Florida. It happened in Arkansas. Twenty-eight-year-old Jamie Craft drunkenly crashed her 2001 Pontiac Grand Am into a mobile home and tried to flee the scene of the crime in the nearest getaway car: her son's Power Wheels truck. She was shoeless, pantsless, "pretty irate" and "very intoxicated" (her blood alcohol…
By: Ami Angelowicz / March 7, 2013

Man Dressed As Batman Delivers Criminal To Yorkshire Police Department

Some guys have a hero complex. Others, have a superhero complex. Take the mysterious tights-clad man who walked into the Yorkshire Police Department last week to deliver a bad guy to officers by the scruff of his neck. Wearing a full Batman costume, the man identified himself only as Bruce Wayne. Telling the cops, "I've…
By: Julie Gerstein / March 4, 2013

Be My Boyfriend: Man Who Tried To Hide The Fact The He’s “The Sun”

Dear Brett Eric Drachenburg aka "The Sun," If were sitting in the same room right now, I would be giving you a slow clap. From a safe distance, of course. At least 93 million miles. When you were caught stealing a towel from a Florida home, you told the cops that you were simply trying…
By: Ami Angelowicz / February 7, 2013

Man Forces Underage Girl To Shower With Him, Throws Cheese At Her

Raymond Duesler of Gloversville, New York is facing sexual abuse charges for getting into a shower with a 16-year-old girl and throwing cheese at her. Of course, I know what your first question is -- what kind of cheese? That detail has not been made available to the public. For some reason, I'm envisioning it…
By: Ami Angelowicz / January 30, 2013

Online Dater Sues Match.com Because Her Date Tried To Kill Her

I think Mary Kay Beckman wins the award for the worst online date of all time. We complain about our online dates with weirdos and shitbirds (there have been a lot), but we've got nothing on her awful date. The 50-year-old real estate agent is suing Match.com for $10 million because her date tried to…
By: Ami Angelowicz / January 25, 2013

Woman Smothers Boyfriend To Death With Her Boobs

In case you were wondering, and I know you were, breasts can be used as a weapon. Washington woman, Donna Lange has been charged with second-degree manslaughter for smothering her 51-year-old boyfriend to death with her boobs. This weekend, at a Snohomish County trailer park, neighbors called the cops when they heard a man screaming…
By: Ami Angelowicz / January 22, 2013
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