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Man Arrested For Masturbating In A Walmart

In case you folks were thinking about masturbating in public anytime soon, let William Tyler Black be an example of what not to do. The 28-year-old substitute teacher (yes … teacher) was arrested in Florida (yes … Florida) yesterday for spreading his baby batter all over a local Walmart (yes … Walmart). Keep reading »

Pregnancy Denial: A Horrifying Mental Illness

Every once in a while, you read a horrifying story about a mom who smothers her baby or throws her newborn in a dumpster. Some experts are saying that there is a mental illness that could lead to this behavior—pregnancy denial. They say pregnancy denial is a “quasi-schizophrenic condition” where a woman either cannot fathom or accept that she is pregnant. The level of denial is so strong that they do not ever talk to their spouse or see a gynecologist about the pregnancy. And they certainly would never consider an abortion because they simply do not believe they are pregnant. “These women are so convinced pregnancy is impossible that once the child they never wanted arrives, they don’t accept it as real and get rid of it to restore order to what they believe is nonpregnant reality,” a gynecologist who is an expert on the condition says. Keep reading »

“Laguna Beach” Sparked A Crime Wave

So, apparently, Lauren Conrad, Kristin Cavallari and crew didn’t just waste countless hours of our time when we watched them on “Laguna Beach.” They also sparked a crime wave in their hometown. Two assistant professors at Occidental College were interested in the question of whether reality TV attracted delinquency to an area, and decided to use Laguna Beach as a test case. When they analyzed crime data from the town, they found that between the years of 2004 and 2006, when the show was on the air, that crime did indeed increase. There was an average of 50 more non-residential burglaries a month and about one more rape every three months. Meanwhile, in a nearby almost identical town, there was no spike in crime over this time. Also interesting—that it’s non-residential robberies which increased in Laguna rather than break-ins. Their theory? Because the homes shown on TV were generally gated. [Newser, AOL News]

We wonder what this means for Coto de Caza and Franklin Lakes, home of the Orange County and New Jersey “Real Housewives,” respectively. Keep reading »

Quotable: John Stamos On His Extortionists Being Found Guilty

“These slanderous allegations to smear my reputation were part of their defense to redirect attention away from the federal crime of extortion. There was no hot tub, no drugs, no nudity, and nothing sexual in nature involved in my friendship with this woman. They lied about everything.”

John Stamos in a written statement after Allison Coss and Scott Sippola were found guilty of trying to extort him for $680,000. Their attorneys claimed that Stamos had intimate relations with Coss when she was 17 years old, and that she had taken photos of him with strippers and cocaine. But we believe you now, Uncle Jesse. [Newser] Keep reading »

The Deets Of John Stamos’ Extortion Plot

Back in December, John Stamos became the latest star to be a victim of an extortion plot. Only, as his lawyers spun the case, it sounded like the alleged blackmailers, Allison Coss and Scott Sippola, didn’t have much to leverage beyond a few pics of John with fans. But as Coss and Sippola’s trial begins, the plot thickens. In the opening arguments, the defense’s lawyer claimed that Stamos had a fling with Coss in 2004, when she was 17 and under age. The lawyer said that Stamos noticed Coss at a club and ordered her a drink, later inviting her to his hotel room with a friend. Stamos’ lawyer counters, “The allegations made today in the courtroom by the defendants’ attorneys during opening statements will not be proven because they are simply untrue.” Keep reading »

Woman Robs Store Wearing Cat Mask, Catwoman Comparisons Ensue

Where is Batman when you need him? Because New York City has a Catwoman on its hands. This past week, a Manhattan shoe store reported a midday robbery after being held up by a woman wearing a feline mask. A security camera in the store shows that a woman came into the store sans disguise, waiting until later to pounce on the clerk. According to a source, the robber put on her mask and then passed a note to one of the workers demanding, “Give me the money. I have a gun.” The employee complied, giving the woman $83 dollars. Which—lame! But it seems that a feline is not this thief’s only disguise. Police believe the same woman robbed a Body Shop in Queens the following day, this time wearing a large burqa. This theatrical thief has yet to be found, which is understandable when all cops have is a wanted poster that looks like it was drawn up at a costume party. I wonder what costume she will wear next? [Fark.com]

Robbery aside, what disguise would you don if you wanted to do something naughty without getting caught? Keep reading »

Amy Locane Of “Melrose Place” Facing Charges For Vehicular Manslaughter

Amy Locane, who played Sandy—the Southern bartender trying to make it as an actress—in the first season of “Melrose Place,” appears to be following in the footsteps of another blond “Melrose” alum. Earlier this year, Heather Locklear was investigated for a hit-and-run, though the only victim in that incident was a speed limit sign. Locane’s accident is far, far, far more severe. Keep reading »

Brandon Adams Gives His Version Of The Jeremy London Alleged Kidnapping

Brandon Adams, 26, is currently in in jail with his bail set at $500,000. He’s been accused of kidnapping actor Jeremy London at gunpoint and holding him for 12 hours, forcing him to buy beer and to smoke a pipe. Adams has given his interview about the incident to Radar. “I have six kids, a wife, and another kid on the way,” he said. “I have a lot to lose. He’s not telling the truth about what happened.”

Here’s how Adams’ narration of the night’s events go… Keep reading »

Rapist Complains He Confessed Only After Lettuce-Diet “Torture”

Bruce Tuck, an alleged serial rapist, is whining that authorities tricked him into confessing. Evidently, they put the 275-pound dude on a lettuce-only diet and then tempted him with a bag of chips in exchange for information. Tuck also said that he might not be mentally competent (can’t argue with that), claimed he was never read his Miranda rights, and insisted that detectives had another “person of interest” that they didn’t bother pursuing. Probably because there was his DNA at the scene of the crimes? Tuck pled guilty in December to three sexual assaults and 21 possible felony charges including rape, kidnapping, burglary, and robbery. He was arrested at his parents’ home, surrounded by items taken during the attacks … but insists cops didn’t have a warrant or his parents’ permission to search the house. Tuck faces a 60-year sentence.

Boo-hoo. Let’s call this guy a wahmbulance. Keep reading »

Joran Van Der Sloot Retracts His Confession

In a Joran van der Sloot total shocker, the 22-year-old has retracted the confession he gave to police in Peru about killing Stephany Flores. And when I say “shocker,” I mean that it was totally expected as it’s the exact same thing he did in the Holloway case—confess and then deny. A reporter from the Dutch newspaper, De Telegraaf, interviewed van der Sloot in his prison cell. “I was tricked,” van der Sloot said about the confession he gave. “I was very scared and confused during the interrogations and wanted to get away. In my blind panic, I signed everything, but didn’t even know what it said.” [NY Post] Keep reading »

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