When does a hug become a crime?
One alleged serial hugger nicknamed “Jack the Gripper” is accused of pretending to know women and tricking them into giving him a hug, according to ABC News.
Now Missouri prosecutors are trying to determine if the accusations made by 36 women against the 44-year-old man amount to a criminal offense.
“He’d say, ‘Hi, remember me? I lived down the street in the corner house. How ya been?’” Des Peres, Mo., Detective Marshall Broughton said. “Obviously [the women] didn’t remember him, but he did it so quickly and convincingly that they felt embarrassed that they didn’t know him.” Read more …
A Phoenix mother has been arrested after authorities say she put beer in her 2-year-old son’s sippy cup.
Phoenix police were called to a pizza restaurant Tuesday night after witnesses say they saw 36-year-old Valerie Marie Topete pour beer from a pitcher into her son’s cup and then the child drank some of it.
Phoenix police say Topete admitted pouring the beer in the cup because the child kept reaching for the beer pitcher. Read more …
Dear Jason Slater,
May I start off by saying that one of the most attractive qualities a potential boyfriend can have is a sense of playfulness. And you, my friend, have that. I see absolutely nothing wrong with the fact that you are 28 years old and live in a pillow fort in your mom’s closet. Pillow forts are the most fun. And while I haven’t built one since I was nine, maybe 10, I am totally open to the idea of getting back into that. I think the authorities were wrong to arrest you for calling 9-1-1, saying you were the president of the United States and demand to speak to Tim Tebow. You don’t really think you’re the president or want to speak to Tim Tebow. I get what you were trying to do, Jason. You were making a prank call — one of my favorite things to do too! Well, it was when I was in middle school. Remind me to tell you about the time I crank called QVC and actually got on the air. It was such a rush! Anyhow, even though it’s not the best idea to prank call 9-1-1, I like your style. I can tell you are a true kid at heart. Wanna get together and build pillow forts and make prank calls? I think that would be radical. Check yes, no or maybe.
Peace Out Dude,
[943 The Point]
While there’s no shortage of creative ways criminals try to steal loot from stores, shoving prawns up your skirt apparently isn’t the best strategy.
But Krystal Douglas, 26, and her accomplice, 68-year-old Charles Simboyan, clearly thought otherwise before they were caught shoplifting from a Costco on Monday, State Island Live reports.
According to the report, security guards approached the woman in the parking lot after noticing her awkward walk.
But what first tipped them off was the $5,000 worth of missing polo shirts, which they traced to the duo thanks to security footage, according to Staten Island Live.
Their arrest brought an end to a two week shoplifting spree at the Staten Island store, police told the New York Post. Read more …
She was lubed up, then locked up.
A Florida woman was fine with bringing olive oil, and even PAM cooking spray, into the bedroom. But when her boyfriend brought up his former fling named Pam, she wasn’t having it.
When Barbara Hall, 60, asked her 45-year-old boyfriend to go to the kitchen for some “sexual lubricant,” he obliged, according to police reports obtained by TC Palm.
Then things got slippery.
“Barbara asked if he had also brought the PAM cooking spray,” the report states. “Barbara believed [the victim] misunderstood what she had said, and commented on a girl named Pam. … [He] admitted to having sex with Pam recently on her boat.” Read more …
The debate over whether a father who found a man molesting his 4-year-old daughterand allegedly beat him to death has been raging for days now. And it’s time to put it to bed. The Texas dad will remain anonymous, and cops say he will likely not be prosecuted. What’s more: he says he wishes it hadn’t happened.
A grand jury will still debate charges of some kind for the father while police search for family of the deceased before releasing his name. And regardless of their decision, the father who acted out on his daughter’s abuser has two things to live with for the rest of his life that I don’t wish on anyone. Read more…