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Matthew Fox Arrested For Punching Woman

Jack Shepherd may drink heavily. He may have resolved not to press the button, and made a slew of other assorted decisions that led to a castaway’s demise. But the #1 thing that Jack would never do? Punch a woman. Unfortunately, it appears that Matthew Fox, who played the iconic character on “Lost,” might not be able to say the same thing. Fox has been arrested for allegedly punching a female bus driver, 29-year-old Heather Borman. This apparent altercation went down Saturday night when Fox tried to board a private party bus in Cleveland, Ohio, when he was not with the party that had rented it. Fox and the driver exchanged words, and then Fox allegedly punched her in the chest and stomach. The driver struck back, supposedly breaking her hand. At which point the police were called. “This was my self-defense,” Bormann said to TMZ. “This was the only way I could protect myself … from a man beating up on a woman.” Guess we’ll have to wait and see how this case develops. In the meantime, I will hope it is not true and be incredibly disgusted if it is. [Huffington Post] Keep reading »

Woman Who Performed Home Circumcision On Infant Receives Her Sentence

n case you missed the story last October, 30-year-old Keemonta Peterson was arrested after performing a DIY circumcision on her three-month-old son. Inspired by a passage in the Bible, she decided to perform one herself after watching some YouTube video tutorials. (These exist?) The boy was badly injured, but doctors were able to save his life and correct the damage his mother had done. So, what is the sentence for a botched home circumcision? Peterson served 28 days in jail, lost custody of all her children, was sentenced to five years probation, and a psyche evaluation. Keep reading »

What Is Bad Ass? Alex Trebek Chases Burglar, Injures Achilles Tendon

Alex Trebek is gangsta. The “Jeopardy” host—who’s been doing his gig for 27 years now, by the way—showed up at an event yesterday on crutches. Naturally, the press wanted to know what happened. The answer: “What is a thwarted robbery?” Apparently, Trebek woke up in the middle of the night and found a burglar rummaging through his stuff in his hotel room. He may be 70, but he wasn’t about to let the thief get away. So he chased her. Alek explained, “It happened at 2:30 a.m., chasing a burglar down the hallway of my San Francisco hotel when my Achilles tendon ruptured and I then fell on carpet, bruising the other leg in process.” He’ll be having surgery on Friday.

Now, the skeptic in me immediately thought, He probably fell down the stairs, and came up with a hero story that sounded way cooler. But this story has been confirmed. Keep reading »

Today In Terribleness: A Woman Is Framed For Armed Robbery By Her Ex

Meet Seemona Sumasar. She is 36 years old, a mother, and a former Morgan Stanley analyst who managed a restaurant in Queens. One night about two years ago, her Jeep was pulled over by police. She was shocked to be arrested. “You know you did it. Just admit it,” a police officer threatened her.

“It” was a string of armed robberies. Specifically, ones where a woman approached victims wearing a policewoman’s uniform and then turned her gun on them. Only Sumasar hadn’t done “it.” “It” had never actually happened. Keep reading »

Rapports Opus, The Sperm-Sniffing Police Dog

Behold, woman’s new best friend. Rapports Opus is a police dog in Sweden who has been training for over a year to help police nab rapists by sniffing out sperm. This pup has just closed his first case. Last month, a woman was forced to perform oral sex on a man in a Swedish park. To help police collect evidence, Rapports Opus was brought in to find any trace amounts of semen left at the scene of the crime. Rapports Opus led investigators right to a sample that—bingo—matched the DNA of their prime suspect, a 23-year-old man. Investigators expect the court case to be open and shut. Nice work, Rapports Opus. Anyone else hoping he inspires a sequel to “K-9″? [Newser, The Local] Keep reading »

Casey Anthony Is Out Of Jail. Her Next Move? Pursuing Criminal Justice Or Photography.

On Sunday circa 3 a.m., Casey Anthony was released from jail, just a week and a half after being controversially acquitted for the murder of her 2-year-old daughter, Caylee. As Casey walked out of the Orange County Jail in a hot pink polo shirt and got into a car, dozens of people watched, holding picket signs that ranged in messages from “Justice for Caylee” to “Casey, will you marry me?” From there, Casey boarded an airplane at the Orlando Executive Airport and was whisked away to an undisclosed location, where she will be monitored by a heavy duty security team.

So, what will Casey do next? Her lawyer Ann Finnell says Casey has two career choices in mind. Keep reading »

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