Jack Nicholson was spine-tingling nasty as mobster Frank Costello in Martin Scorsese’s “The Departed.” The character was, of course, based on a real life dude—James “Whitey” Bulger, the mobster turned informant turned fugitive who has been on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted List for the past 16 years. Yesterday, Bulger was finally arrested, along with his longtime girlfriend Catherine Greig. They are currently being held in a California jail and both will have their first appearance in court today. Bulger is charged with 19 murders, while Greig will most likely face charges of harboring a fugitive.
So, how was Bulger found after so many years on the lam? Because of Greig’s beauty parlor habit. Keep reading »
There have been a lot of crazy crimes but this one is completely nuts: a Michigan woman is under investigation for assault, because she mailed a letter coated with peanut butter to her ex-husband, whose new wife just happens to have a peanut allergy.
The wife with the goober allergy picked up the letter soaked with oil in her Battle Creek, Mich mailbox only to see a warning scrawled on the envelope that it contained peanut butter, the Battle Creek Enquire reported.
Reports didn’t indicate if it was a chunky or smooth spread smeared on the letter. Read more… Keep reading »
Things not to do if you are a juror in a high profile case: friend request the defendant on Facebook. That’s exactly what British woman Joanne Fraill did and the action may just land her in jail for being in contempt of court. Fraill was a juror in a drug case with four defendants. After one of them was acquitted—a 34-year-old woman named Jamie Sewart—Fraill found her on Facebook and struck up a conversation. Apparently, she felt for Sewart. Keep reading »
Lindsay Lohan began serving her 120-day house arrest on Thursday. Sources say that she has some big plans for the next four months and is looking at the house arrest as a “time to relax, focus on her recovery and figure out her new game plan for her life and career.” Apparently, in addition to reading lots of scripts, Lindsay plans to take up painting while she is on sorta lockdown. According to TMZ, she’s purchased lots of canvases and some oil paints to get her started.
We love the idea of Lindsay using her house arrest for good. In fact, we want her to make this an incredibly productive period in her life. So after the jump, 10 things we’d like to see her do on house arrest. Keep reading »
“I don’t have much to say to you. I know that you know what you did was wrong … You did it with full knowledge. But I want you to know that I have a wonderful life.”
—Elizabeth Smart faces Brian David Mitchell, the man who kidnapped her at age 14 and forced her to be his second wife for nine months, at his sentencing yesterday. He received life in prison after being convicted of felony kidnapping and unlawful transportation of a minor across state lines for the purpose of engaging in sexual activity. We are so proud of Elizabeth for being able to say this to him nine years later and for being able to move on with her life and heal. [People] Keep reading »
Don’t these people have pockets?
Police in Florida say they have recovered a marijuana pipe and a woman’s identity from the body cavities of suspects arrested in separate incidents earlier this month.
Deputies from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office busted 46-year-old Ann Hernandez for making over $5,000 of purchases using a fraudulent credit card and another woman’s driver’s license — both of which were found in the suspect’s vagina. Read more… Keep reading »
When two robbers held up the two tellers working at a small bank in Houston in late March, wearing masks from the dollar store and brandishing toy guns, it looked pretty normal — for a robbery — on the security cameras. The robbers made off with $62K in loot in total. Two days later, one of the tellers—Estefany Martinez—posted on her Facebook page “IM RICH BITCH.” Shortly after, her boyfriend Ricky Gonzalez changed his status to, “WIPE MY TEETH WITH HUNDEREDS.” That lead police to believe the two might have teamed up for the heist. Authorities have now charged Estefany and her teller friend Anna Margarita Rivera with orchestrating a plot to have Estefany’s boyfriend and Anna’s brother faux rob them up, then split the cash four ways. Keep reading »
I was very disappointed to hear that my favorite auto-tuned celebrity, Antoine Dodson (aka Bed Intruder), was busted for possession of marijuana yesterday in Hunstsville, Alabama. He was charged with misdemeanor possession, failing to appear on a traffic charge, speeding, and failing to have insurance. Tsk tsk, Antoine. Don’t you know to “hide ya weed”? I was rooting for him to get out of the projects, I really was. And what happened to his lovely weave? Come back to us, Antoine. [TMZ]
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A British man discovered the hard way that dressing as a mannequin and hiding out in a ladies’ mall bathroom is not such a fantastic plan. Joel Hardman, 22, got caught sneaking around a loo wearing a mannequin costume complete with a mask and a wig. His plan was to take footage of the unsuspecting women with his mobile phone as they used the toilet, an act which he admitted to finding sexually exciting. His mannequin cover was blown when security found him performing a sexual act in a locked stall. I’m pretty sure mannequins can’t do that. [Nine MSN] Keep reading »
Lady Gaga pushes the fashion envelope, but she would never condone catricide in her name. One of Gaga’s Little Monsters, Angelina Barnes, allegedly murdered her family’s cat by drowning it in the bathtub and mutilating its body. Why? The 20-year-old Oklahoma woman needed the cat’s blood for a stylish outfit she was planning to wear to Lady Gaga’s concert that evening. Her plan was foiled when a relative discovered her in her home wearing a long coat with cat blood smeared all over her face, duct tape over all the light switches, and the cat’s liver in her makeup case. Angelina never made it to the concert as she was escorted to the psych ward. She had suffered from depression in the past, but friends and family insist she had never been violent. So. Upsetting. [FOX] Keep reading »