“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 »
I think I might have found someone who tops the mom of two who robbed a bank and then went to pick up her kids a school. Meet, Sandra Bathke, the 70-year-old woman in Minnesota who robbed a bank in December by holding a hammer in her coat and pretending it was a gun. Check out the interview with her above. “I never touched the money, I never smelled the money,” she said. “[The teller] put in my bag and I said, ‘Thank you’ to her before I turned around and walked out the door. There were times when I went, ‘What am I doing?’ Didn’t dawn on me to stop.” Then Bathke laughs. Keep reading »
And we thought thought it was strange that there are dueling Snow White and Linda Lovelace movies coming down the pipeline at the same time. Apparently, there are currently four movies about Charles Manson in the works. First, there’s “The Manson Girls,” starring Thora Birch and Nikki Blonsky as two women who become fascinated with the creepy dude. Then there’s “The Family,” which will have Ryan Kwanten of “True Blood” as Manson himself. Then there’s “Eyes of a Dreamer,” the movie which Lindsay Lohan has been asked to star in as Sharon Tate, the actress and wife of Roman Polanski who was killed by Manson’s followers when she was eight months pregnant. And now we hear about “The Dead Circus,” a movie which will look at the death of Bobby Fuller, which was ruled a suicide but is very likely tied to Manson, too. James Marsden will be taking on the role of Manson in this one. [Huffington Post]
So I have to ask—what’s up with all the Manson movies? Keep reading »
I remember someone telling me years ago that burglars look through wedding sections and obituaries to pick their targets. If someone in a family is getting married or if there’s a family funeral—chances are no one will be home. Looks like someone used this method to break into sweet Canadian crooner Michael Buble’s house while he was getting hitched over the weekend. It was widely publicized that his wedding to Argentinean actress Luisana Loreley Lopilato de la Torre was going down in her home country. So burglars disabled his home’s security system and made off with a bunch of loot. “I will not let this ruin the happiest day of my life,” Luisana said when the theft was discovered. Hey, at least they didn’t steal one of her three wedding dresses? [PopEater] Keep reading »
Need a hitman to off that special enemy in your life? No problem. You don’t even have to leave your couch! Just log on to hitmanforhire.com and take your pick of qualified killers. Once you’ve selected the right hitman for your job, send an easy payment through PayPal and consider your hated one 86′d. Twenty-eight year-old Pennsylvania woman, Melissa Mark, did just that back in 2006, according to the grand jury who indicted her this week. She contracted a hitman using the website (no longer in existence) to shoot a California woman in the head for $37,000 all from the comfort of her own home. Ah, the modern conveniences available on the interwebs. [Mcall] Keep reading »