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  • Mysterious Hero Cold-Cocks Mugger With Thermos At Bus Stop, Prosecutors Say

    10/13/2016 12:31:34 PM PDT · by NorthMountain · 49 replies
    dna-info Chicago ^ | October 12, 2016 5:19am | Erica Demarest
    COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — A mysterious good Samaritan came to the aid of a woman getting mugged at an Andersonville bus stop, cold-cocking the attacker with a Thermos and leaving him on the ground for police to clean up, authorities said. But authorities don't know who swung the Thermos: The good Samaritan took off before officers arrived, leaving a bus stop full of witnesses to tell the tale. According to his public defender, Lomeli has worked as a valet parker for the last 20 years. Cook County Judge Donald Panarese Jr. on Tuesday said Lomeli could be released on...
  • Robbers Try to Mug Pizza Delivery Boy Who Turns Out to Be an Ex-NFL Linebacker

    09/25/2016 9:07:28 PM PDT · by Paleo Pete · 31 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 25 Sep 2016 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Four robbers who planned to rob a pizza delivery boy after ordering delivery to an abandoned house were in for a surprise when a former NFL linebacker showed up with the pie instead. Napoleon Harris III, the former NFL linebacker and Illinois state senator, is the owner of two Chicago-area Beggars pizza franchises and was sitting in one of them right before closing time when a last minute call came in, The Daily Mail reported. Harris offered to deliver the pizza himself since the crew was overwhelmed, but he didn’t know that the house was vacant.
  • Australian shot dead by robbers in US praised as hero by wife (Savannah, Georgia)

    09/24/2016 1:27:25 AM PDT · by seacapn · 45 replies
    The Guardian UK ^ | Saturday 24 September 2016 04.35 BST | Australian Associated Press
    Australian art gallery owner Kevin Reid has been praised as a hero by his wife after he moved her out of danger moments before masked robbers fatally shot him dead on a US street. Kari Graham-Reid told how she was on an after-dinner stroll with her “wonderful” husband near their home in Savannah, Georgia, on Wednesday night when three men suddenly appeared from the shadows... Local police described one of the suspects as a black male wearing a light coloured bandanna over his face. The other two suspects were described as black males. “There hasn’t been an arrest in the...
  • Suspect Arrested In 93-Year-Old Woman's East Harlem Mugging

    09/09/2016 3:06:04 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 45 replies ^ | September 9, 2016 | A.J. Ross
    A 26-year-old man has been arrested in the East Harlem mugging of a 93-year-old woman in a wheelchair. Authorities say Broyoan Lopez, of Brooklyn, is charged with robbery, grand larceny and criminal possession of stolen property. The NYPD Warrant Squad reportedly picked him up near Grand Central Terminal just before 7 a.m. Friday. "He hurt me, he hurt me right there and in the arm right there," victim Maria Vasquez said. "Because I tried to grab him, but he pushed my arm away. And that's where I got hurt." Vasquez was just trying to buy slippers from Regine's on East...
  • London: Shomrim save peer from mugging

    06/17/2016 1:02:59 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 17/6/16
    The London Shomrim stopped a thief from robbing a member of the House of Lords earlier this week. The Jewish Chronicle reports that two youths riding bicycles attack Lord Glasman, a Labour Party peer, near his Stoke Newington home. Fortunately, several members of the Jewish neighborhood watch organization saw the incident and chased down the attempted muggers. They then held the suspects until police were able to take over. "Thank you for your exemplary work, that you do every day and for what you did yesterday," said Lord Glasman. "You make all people in our community safer, even me. It...
  • Brooklyn boy, 10, charged with arson, mugging

    08/17/2015 8:07:25 AM PDT · by Pining_4_TX · 18 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | August 14, 2015 | Chelsia Rose Marcius, Laura Bult, Larry McShane
    His bad reputation is bigger than he is. A 10-year-old Brooklynite accused of mugging a 67-year-old grandma and torching a local business is “a one-kid crime wave . . . a very troubled young individual,” Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said of the alleged prepubescent pyromaniac said Thursday. The pint-sized perp, who’s yet to hit 5 feet tall, arrived Thursday for a Family Court hearing with his mother — who attacked a photographer, swinging her purse at him, as they left for home. “My son is awesome. He’s a good kid,” the mother snapped before heading off. “You paint him like...
  • HitchBOT Was A Literal Pile Of Trash And Got What It Deserved

    08/03/2015 6:38:43 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 63 replies
    The Concourse ^ | 03 Aug 15 | Albert Burneko
    <p>First things first. “HitchBOT,” for all practical purposes, was a garbage can with an iPhone in it.</p>
  • Dude Tries To Knock Woman Out But Ends Up Getting Rocked By Her And Her Boyfriend In Las Vegas!

    12/08/2013 9:13:50 PM PST · by Dallas59 · 99 replies
    WSHH ^ | 12/8/2013 | WSHH
    Video linky here...
  • Mom Jogging With Baby in Stroller Fights Off Attacker With Bike Pump

    09/28/2013 6:34:09 AM PDT · by mykroar · 47 replies
    DNAInfo New York ^ | 9/27/2013 | Nigel Chiwaya, Ben Fractenberg and Trevor Kapp
    WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — A woman jogging in a park while pushing her 8-month-old son in a stroller Friday morning turned the tables on a would-be attacker, hitting him over the head with a tire pump and sending him packing, she said. Mary Jane Jarman, 33, a stay-at-home mom from Washington Heights, was jogging home on the Hudson River Greenway near the Henry Hudson Parkway and 190th Street at 9:30 a.m. Friday after dropping her daughter off at school when a man jumped out from a behind a wall holding a broken glass bottle, she said. "Come here, come here," the...
  • What you can do, for yourself, right now (part 2)(Video of mugging)

    11/04/2012 6:56:51 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    JPFO ^ | 31 October, 2012 | Kirby Ferris
    The disgusting, lynch mob mentality that has arisen from the Trayvon Martin shooting case places us several notches towards race riots this summer. To the balanced observer, Zimmerman really does appear to have likely shot Martin in self defense. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton and Barack Hussein Obama started babbling before all the facts were in. These collectivist droids seldom retreat from any lie ... they simply magnify it further. If George Zimmerman is acquitted the fuse will light. Remember Rodney King? If you live in an urban environment, don't be stupid. Pay attention! -------------------------cut-------------------------- EXTRA - 10/31/12 watch the...
  • Gang Mugging in NY During Hurricane Sandy

    10/31/2012 5:53:12 PM PDT · by gop4lyf · 13 replies
    A group of 5 thugs took advantage of the empty streets of NYC. The victim was a man who had his wallet and phone taken. As they leave, one of the perpetrators appears to stand on the victims head as the group departs.
  • Group commits assault, violent robbery on VCU's main campus [15 black dudes beat up one white dude]

    08/22/2012 12:05:27 PM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 25 replies
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | 22 Aug 2012 | Richmond Times Dispatch
    UPDATE: Group commits assault, violent robbery on VCU's main campus RICHMOND, Va. -- By: Joe Macenka | Richmond Times-Dispatch , Robert Zullo | Richmond Times-Dispatch Published: August 22, 2012 Updated: August 22, 2012 - 2:34 PM RICHMOND, Va. -- Police are searching today for a group of about 15 young men believed to have punched one passerby and robbed and beaten another in rapid succession on Virginia Commonwealth University's main downtown Richmond campus. Neither victim was seriously injured in the two attacks, which happened along Shafer Street on the Monroe Park campus about 2:55 a.m. VCU and Richmond police described...
  • Reward offered as police release video of man, 86, being robbed

    06/11/2012 7:11:38 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 9 replies
    WGN-TV ^ | June 11, 2012
    Chicago police have released surveillance video showing an elderly man being choked and robbed, and are asking for the public's help to identify the two attackers. The 86-year-old man was attacked on April 3. The video shows one of the robbers grabbing the man from behind and choking him and the other robber stealing money hidden in the man's shoe. As they run away, the door slams against the victim's head.
  • NJ Robber Dies After Trying to Steal Phone from Former HS Wrestler

    02/05/2012 2:48:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    NBC New York ^ | Sunday, Feb 5, 2012 | Brian Thompson
    A Newark man died after a tussle with a former high school wrestler he tried to rob early Saturday, NBC New York has learned. Law-enforcement sources told NBC New York that 30-year-old Gian Davis approached two men near Bloomfield Avenue at about 1:15 a.m. and asked for change. When the men said "no," he then asked to borrow a cell phone, grabbed it and tried to run off with it, sources said. One of the men lunged to get the phone back and Davis put him in a headlock, according to sources. Then, sources say the other man, a former...
  • Witnesses: (Former presidential advisor)John Wheeler Appeared Disoriented (before death)

    01/05/2011 6:06:52 AM PST · by Dr. Scarpetta · 223 replies
    Police in Delaware are slowly piecing together the details surrounding the death of former presidential advisor John P. "Jack" Wheeler III. It now seems Wheeler spent at least two days wandering the streets of Wilmington disoriented. Police say Wheeler traveled from Washington, D.C., where he worked, to Wilmington Tuesday on an AMTRAK train. He was last seen alive at 3:30 p.m. Thursday near the Hotel duPont parking garage at 10th and Orange streets. Iman Goldsborough, the parking lot attendant, encountered a man she believes was Wheeler on Wednesday night near the intersection where he was last officially seen Thursday. Goldsborough...
  • Colorado man loses part of finger in iPad theft

    04/20/2010 8:06:57 PM PDT · by Chet 99 · 12 replies · 344+ views
    DENVER -- A thief's thirst for a brand new iPad cost a Colorado man not only a much-coveted device but also two-thirds of a pinky finger. Doctors had to amputate part of Bill Jordan's left pinky after a man Thursday yanked away a bag containing an iPad that Jordan had just purchased at a Denver mall.
  • The French Quarter Fracas: A Denial…We Think, Maybe (Updated, 5:30 p.m)

    04/15/2010 7:04:26 PM PDT · by Grim · 5 replies · 1,053+ views
    The Hayride ^ | April 15, 2010 | macaoidh
    Excerpts from the report I just had a very interesting and somewhat confusing conversation with New Orleans Police Department Public Information Officer Bob Young. Mr. Young confirmed to me that the New Orleans police had indeed taken statements from both of the victims, Jindal aide Allee Bautsch and her boyfriend, Joe [Brown]. He confirmed that in those statements, the victims reported that their assailants had indeed hurled “insults” at them, and the “insults” were, and I quote, “of a political nature”. UPDATE, 1:32 a.m.: And now comes something not altogether unexpected. Daniel Mauch, “francisnblake,” has gone dark. He’s deleted all...
  • The WellPoint Mugging

    02/17/2010 8:48:48 PM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies · 458+ views
    WSJ ^ | 2/17/10 | editor
    The brawl over rate increases is a preview of ObamaCare. Democrats and their media allies have found a new insurance pińata: WellPoint and its recent health-premium price increases in California. This spat deserves more attention, because its real lesson is what will happen to health insurance costs around the country if ObamaCare passes. WellPoint's California unit, Anthem Blue Cross, recently informed nearly 700,000 individual insurance customers of premium increases of up to 39%. President Obama jumped on the announcement, claiming in a pre-Superbowl TV interview that the hikes were a "portrait of the future if we don't do something now."...
  • Indian cabbie 'assaulted for $6 fare'

    01/22/2010 5:50:15 AM PST · by myknowledge · 3 replies · 413+ views
    The Australian ^ | January 23, 2010 | Guy Healy
    AN Indian student and part-time taxi driver who was bashed in his cab in Brisbane early yesterday does not know whether he can carry on in Australia. As he nursed his wounds, including cuts to his face and a swollen right eye, Sandeep Goyal, 20, said he was considering abandoning his business management studies to return to his home state of Punjab in northern India. His alleged attackers, a pair of brothers, appeared briefly in Brisbane Magistrates Court yesterday. Brett Anthony Gill, 28, and Joshua Philip Colin Gill, 25, have been charged with assault occasioning bodily harm while armed, with...
  • New Jersey Boy Could Lose Sight after Being Jumped

    ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (1010 WINS) -- An eighth grade honor student from Englewood, New Jersey, was hospitalized after being jumped and badly beaten Friday by as many as 11 students, police said. David Muneton, 13, was recovering after reconstructive surgery to his face but was in danger of losing his eyesight.
  • LoDo assault victims often sucker-punched (26 Denver attacks, 32 suspects)

    11/23/2009 3:15:26 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 57 replies · 2,405+ views
    Denver Post ^ | 11/23/2009 | Jessica Fender
    Peter DeQuattro, a 25-year-old cook, exited the Mall Ride at Civic Center Station around 8:30 p.m. on Nov. 8, after his shift at a Lower Downtown bar. His next recollection was writhing on a gurney in the back of an ambulance, an eye swollen shut and adrenaline pumping as EMTs struggled to restrain him. DeQuattro, who is white, was one of the most recent men targeted in a downtown-centered spree of attacks where small groups of black men and youths — many with admitted gang ties — tried to knock out white or Latino men with whacks to the head....
  • 100-Year-Old Beaten, Robbed In SW Philadelphia

    08/21/2009 8:49:14 AM PDT · by pissant · 30 replies · 1,512+ views
    CBS ^ | 8/20/09 | staff
    Southwest Detectives are going door to door trying to get information about a robbery and assault that left a 100-year-old man beaten to the ground. According to police, the disturbing attack happened in broad daylight on the 6700 block of Grovers Avenue in Southwest Philadelphia. "He placed his hands around his neck, threw him to the ground and began striking his head against the cement sidewalk," said Lt. John Walker. "He took the man's groceries and $30 out of his pocket and fled on foot." Neighbors, who said the man was "very nice" and "friendly," are shocked and concerned that...
  • Mika Got Mugged

    12/18/2008 4:07:17 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 104 replies · 3,171+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If the definition of a conservative is a liberal who's been mugged, look for Mika Brzezinski to start sounding like Pat Buchanan. The big news on Morning Joe today is that Mika got mugged. Not mugged by reality. Mugged mugged. The MJ co-host was outside her Washington, DC early this morning, waiting for the car to take her to the studio, when a man approached and told her to give him $20 "and you won't get hurt." Mika gave her everything she had-$6-and the man went away. Mika didn't want the news to be mentioned, but Joe Scarborough insisted. Brzezinski...
  • McCain volunteer given polygraph over attack claim

    10/24/2008 8:52:49 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 101 replies · 3,025+ views
    Philly Inquirer ^ | 10/24/2008 | Staff
    PITTSBURGH - Pittsburgh police say they gave a polygraph test to a McCain campaign volunteer who reported that a tall black man had robbed and later cut her face her after seeing a McCain bumper sticker on her car. Police spokeswoman Diane Richard says investigators are "looking at some inconsistencies" in the 20-year-old woman's story.

    10/23/2008 12:48:03 PM PDT · by flyfree · 1,059 replies · 58,477+ views
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  • Thieves assault, rip off Subway mascot's costume

    07/25/2008 7:14:35 PM PDT · by Dysart · 11 replies · 914+ views
    FWST ^ | 7-25-08 | DOMINGO RAMIREZ JR
    FLOWER MOUND -- Oh, Subway Jared wouldn't be smiling about this.A 14-year-old was assaulted and robbed of his Subway mascot costume Friday afternoon as he stood outside the sandwich shop. Three teens are suspected of taking the outfit after jumping out of their car.The victim suffered a slight arm injury when the teens tackled him and removed the sandwich costume. He also reported that the car ran over his foot as the teens fled; the victim was treated at the scene.Hours later police arrested the teenaged boys after witnesses and other employees took down a description of a car used...
  • Man Mugged While Training for Army Test (Slashed in Central Park)

    03/22/2008 9:48:30 AM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 18 replies · 780+ views
    Yahoo! News (AP) ^ | 3/22/2008 | n/a
    NEW YORK - Knife-wielding muggers attacked a jogger running in Central Park to prepare for an Army physical fitness test, police and his family said. "I'm in a lot of pain," Johnny Reberon, 23, said as he returned from a hospital Friday to his Manhattan home. He was slashed in the arm and leg by two men who accosted him around 8:45 p.m. Thursday, police said. His mugging was near the park road where a 28-year-old investment banker was found after being attacked while jogging on April 19, 1989. She became known worldwide as "the Central Park jogger." Reberon's attackers...
  • Candid Camera: Clerk Whacks Robber With Mug

    12/12/2007 8:21:03 AM PST · by ShadowDancer · 25 replies · 444+ views
    ClickonDetroit ^ | December 12, 2007 | AP
    Candid Camera: Clerk Whacks Robber With Mug Clerk Says He Was Worried About How He Might Look On VideoPOSTED: 10:17 am EST December 12, 2007 ELMWOOD PARK, N.J. -- When a thief started taking cash from his register over the weekend, Dunkin' Donuts employee Dustin Hoffmann fought back by clobbering the man with a ceramic mug. Caught On Tape: Clerk Fights Robber With Cup But Hoffmann admits he was less worried about the stolen cash than how he might look on the video-sharing site YouTube. "What was going through my mind at that point was that the security tape is...
  • 72-year-old fights off man who trashed Christmas decorations

    11/30/2007 7:24:33 AM PST · by mylife · 23 replies · 71+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | November 29th 2007 | RICHARD WEIR and DAVE GOLDINER
    72-year-old fights off man who trashed Christmas decorations BY RICHARD WEIR and DAVE GOLDINER DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS Thursday, November 29th 2007, 4:00 AM A grinch-like robber was nabbed after he attacked a 72-year-old Westbury man as he strung Christmas lights in his front yard, cops said Wednesday. Santos Zelaya, 21, followed Reinaldo Herrera inside his house on Fifth Ave., put a BB gun to his head and trashed his living room tree and biblical figurines, police say. "Jesus, Mary and the wise men all fell to the ground," said Detective Lt. Raymond Cote. "He smashed up the Nativity scene."...
  • Teacher Attack Caught On Tape

    06/01/2007 12:37:19 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 40 replies · 2,200+ views
    WKRG-TV (Pensacola) ^ | May 31, 2007 | Jessica Taloney
    The brutal attack of a Murphy High School teacher is caught on tape, and News 5 has obtained a copy of the video. Prosecutors showed the tape during a bond hearing Thursday. Investigators say 16 year old Randolph Parker punched his teacher in the face, while 17 year old Dominick Harris filmed the attack on his cell phone. Melinda Rudisill, 61, was rushed to the hospital where she received 20 stitches. Investigators tell News 5 Parker may have used brass knuckles during the attack. Captain J.E. Dove of the Mobile Police Department testified at the hearing. Dove showed two pictures...
  • 100-year-old Buster fights off three muggers

    02/28/2007 12:59:14 PM PST · by protest1 · 37 replies · 1,206+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | 28th February 2007 | The Daily Mail
    100-year-old Buster fights off three muggers Britain's oldest employee has told how he single-handedly fought off a gang of muggers. Buster Martin, 100, a van cleaner for Pimlico Plumbers, was walking to a bus stop in south London when three youths pounced on him from behind. Despite their best efforts to subdue him, the Second World War veteran launched a counterattack and sent them running empty-handed. He said: "They obviously thought I would be an easy touch because I'm old. But they soon found out I'm still a good fighter. "They just jumped on me and caught me unexpected. But...
  • Retired U.S. Tourist in Costa Rica Kills Mugger With Bare Hands

    02/23/2007 5:19:20 AM PST · by Muzzle_em · 75 replies · 2,252+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2/23/07 | Associated Press
    SAN JOSE, Costa Rica — An American senior citizen killed an alleged mugger with his bare hands, and his traveling companions aboard a tour bus fended of two other assailants in the Atlantic coast city of Limon, police said. A retired member of the U.S. military aged about 70 put suspect Warner Segura in a head lock and broke his clavicle after the 20-year-old and two other men armed with a knife and gun held up their tour bus, Luis Hernandez, the police chief of Limon, 80 miles east of San Jose, said Thursday. Segura was later declared dead, apparently...
  • Just a Simple Mugging

    12/10/2006 2:51:26 PM PST · by Huntress · 50 replies · 2,036+ views
    The American Enterprise ^ | June 2006 | Jill Kramer
    SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA--In the past, when I would read a newspaper blurb about some little old lady being mugged, I'd simply think What a shame, and move on. I no longer do that. I've learned all too intimately how even a "minor" crime can become a life-altering horror. My petite 78-year-old mother, who customarily walked three to seven miles a day, left her car at a gas station in a suburban area of Sacramento to be repaired. Since she was told that her vehicle would take a few hours to fix, she decided to walk one mile to my sister's...
  • Woman’s Defiance Led Mugger to Kill Her, Accomplice Testifies

    10/04/2006 10:23:28 PM PDT · by neverdem · 76 replies · 2,426+ views
    NY Times ^ | October 5, 2006 | ANEMONA HARTOCOLLIS
    A teenage mugger took the witness stand yesterday and laid out for a jury the rules of the street that dictated why an actress and playwright on the verge of making it in New York was shot dead, while other mugging victims that night were allowed to live. It wasn’t the color of her skin, or the amount of money in her purse, the mugger said, but the victim’s attitude — her insouciance, defiance and disdain that made the mugger’s accomplice shoot the actress, 28-year-old Nicole duFresne, once in the chest, killing her. “What are you going to do, you...
  • Utah tourist beaten by Italians for chasing mugger

    08/09/2006 10:33:44 AM PDT · by GeronL · 51 replies · 2,129+ views
    ROME — If you get mugged in Naples, don't fight back. An American tourist was beaten by an angry mob in the streets of the southern Italian city after he chased down two men who had just stolen his camera, police said Wednesday. [snip] The American chased the thieves into a narrow alley when a group of local residents attacked him with punches and kicks, allowing the muggers to escape, Naples police said in a statement. [snip]
  • Pierce County park visitors assaulted by gang of thugs

    07/12/2006 12:03:35 PM PDT · by managusta · 30 replies · 1,202+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | Jennifer Sullivan
    For several nights last month, a group of thugs with black hooded sweat shirts pulled tight over their heads, including at least one in "angry" clown makeup, terrorized visitors to Pierce County's Fort Steilacoom Park, police say. The group cried "woo, woo, Juggalo" as they assaulted park visitors with a machete and fists. They stole cellphones, cash and wallets and even threatened to cut their victims' heads off, according to court documents. Prosecutors say the suspects claim to be "Juggalos," a subculture that has developed among the fan base of the rap/metal group Insane Clown Posse.
  • A Wild Parking Lot Tussle (Don't Mess With Texas Women :)

    03/12/2006 5:51:04 PM PST · by anymouse · 9 replies · 749+ views
    Galveston Daily News ^ | March 12, 2006 | Laura Elder
    TEXAS CITY — It was about 7:30 p.m. March 2 when Pauline Perrin, 66, and daughter Susie, 41, left Palais Royal after shopping for sales. Neither woman paid much mind to two young men standing outside the store. “They were well dressed, nice looking, just ordinary guys,” Pauline said. But what happened next got the women’s attention. And it ended with Susie’s wild ride on the hood of a moving car, reassessments of mall security and competing conclusions about whether the La Marque women were brave, reckless or both that night. ‘He Cold-cocked Me’ As Pauline was opening the passenger...
  • Debutante's slaying splits Savannah

    01/08/2006 5:12:57 PM PST · by jsk10 · 8 replies · 906+ views ^ | John K.
    SAVANNAH — They started coming to St. John's Episcopal Church off Madison Square by 9 a.m. Thursday. By 11 a.m., an hour before the funeral started, mourners packed the pews and lined the walls. Others spilled onto the street. By noon, when weeping pallbearers carried Jennifer Ross' casket up the steps, more than 500 people sat or stood inside and 500 more had gathered quietly on the sidewalk. The number of wealthy, mostly white mourners was a solemn tribute to the popularity of this 19-year-old debutante killed by a mugger. But the assembly of Savannah's elite in the heart of...
  • Tigers Kill Man Suspected of Mugging in South Africa

    12/21/2005 2:03:44 PM PST · by corbie · 35 replies · 749+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 12/21/05 | na
    BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa — A suspected mugger being chased by security guards met a grisly end after he fled into a zoo and climbed into the tiger enclosure. His mauled body was discovered Sunday by a visitor to the zoo in Bloemfontein, in central Southern Africa, prompting initial confusion as to how the man ended up in the enclosure.... "What exactly happened we don't know and we won't ever know because the only person who could tell us is dead," police spokeswoman Else Gerber said. She said there was an empty can of beer near the corpse and that the...
  • Man Charged in Teen's Death Apologizes

    11/13/2005 9:07:20 PM PST · by FreedomCalls · 18 replies · 755+ views
    WTVF, News Channel 5 ^ | 11/13/2005 | Staff
    The man accused of randomly shooting and killing a 15 year old girl says he didn't mean to do it. Stephen Scott, 18, was arrested on Sunday morning. He's charged with killing an innocent teenager at the James Cayce homes in east Nashville on Saturday night. Stephen Scott says he was aiming the gun at a man who robbed him earlier. But the bullet went through an apartment window at the Cayce homes killing 15 year old Denise Brown. “I didn’t try to shoot that little girl man. I just want everybody to know that man,” said Scott. Police say...
  • Man arrested after tussle with Tonya Harding

    10/25/2005 12:19:48 PM PDT · by frankenMonkey · 125 replies · 3,951+ views
    VANCOUVER, Wash. (AP) -- Tonya Harding tussled in her home with a man she described as her boyfriend, prompting an emergency call by the figure skater-turned-boxer and an arrest of the man. Christopher Nolan was charged with assault and pleaded not guilty Monday. He told deputies Harding threw him down and bit his finger when he said she had too much to drink on Sunday. The 27-year-old Nolan was ordered to stay away from Harding and to avoid alcohol.
  • Shopper robbed, shot in parking lot (He gave up his wallet, but was shot anyway.)

    04/25/2005 5:42:24 AM PDT · by TaxRelief · 28 replies · 2,108+ views
    News 14 Carolina ^ | 4/25/2005 7:49 AM | Lisa Reyes
    CHARLOTTE, N.C.--A man was robbed Saturday night while loading groceries into his car. Police say he gave up his wallet but was shot anyway. The robbery happened outside a southwest Mecklenburg grocery store, and local shoppers say robberies are becoming too common. Not everyone can finish all their errands during the day so some stores-- like the Harris Teeter on Highway 160 and York Road --stay open 24 hours. Though many shoppers consider 9 p.m. on a Saturday a safe time to shop, it was not the case for Eric Jackson, a 30-year-old man from South Carolina. Police say Jackson...
  • You picked the wrong man

    02/14/2005 8:53:51 AM PST · by Honcho · 61 replies · 2,355+ views
    UK Yahoo News ^ | February 12, 2005 | Yahoo
    Saturday February 12, 01:26 PM 'You picked the wrong man' A young punk who tried to mug an 88-year-old picked the wrong man -- his intended victim turned out to be a former boxing champion who knocked the attacker out cold. "I was visiting a friend's grave when a young, long-haired man came up to me and demanded I hand over my money," said granddad Gerhard Brinkmann of Halberstadt, Germany, who was the country's top lightweight boxer in 1936. "I told him to come closer if he wanted it and, as he did, I landed a full-force right hook on...
  • Girl, 18, Charged in Killing of Actress in Manhattan

    02/03/2005 2:45:10 AM PST · by Pharmboy · 9 replies · 2,288+ views
    NY Times ^ | February 3, 2005 | MICHAEL WILSON
    Alan Chin for The New York Times Ashley Evans, 18, in police custody yesterday outside the Seventh Precinct station house on the Lower East Side. She is charged with second-degree murder and robbery in the killing of Nicole duFresne. Another young woman was charged with murder yesterday in the killing of an actress last week on the Lower East Side, the second to be linked to the 19-year-old man accused of shooting the victim during a robbery. The new suspect, Ashley Evans, 18, left New York sometime after the Thursday morning shooting and went to her father's house in...

    02/01/2005 8:06:36 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 50 replies · 2,289+ views
    The New York Post ^ | February 1, 2005 | MURRAY WEISS and DAN MANGAN
    February 1, 2005 -- Police yesterday busted a paroled teen punk who allegedly shot aspiring actress Nicole duFresne — but the crybaby put on his own performance, moaning and complaining that he was sick, while taking no responsibility for the coldblooded slaying. Rudy Fleming, 19, "was whining like a little girl," a law-enforcement source scoffed. "I don't feel good," the hood complained, lolling his head and pretending to be dizzy as detectives tried to question him.
  • Gay-bashing on rise

    12/29/2004 3:50:32 AM PST · by Ellesu · 65 replies · 1,724+ views
    Boca Raton News ^ | 12/28/04 | Dale M. King
    Attorney General Crist’s report cites ‘clear pattern of growth’ in crime motivated by sexual orientation As he stepped from a cab, Joe saw the stalker waiting for him. “He met me in the street – and he socked me in the mouth. I went to the hospital and had eight stitches in my jaw.” Joe (not his real name) said he was a victim of gay-bashing, apparently by a man who had stalked him to a West Palm Beach venue, punched him, grabbed his leg and stole his wallet, ripping the pocket right off the man’s trousers. Joe said he...
  • Pa. Man Accused in Wife's Mugging

    10/07/2004 2:25:25 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 5 replies · 387+ views
    FOXNews/AP ^ | Oct. 7, 2004
    Pa. Man Accused in Wife's Mugging October 07, 2004 YORK, Pa. — Police had some good news and some bad news for Gloria Ent several days after a man stole her purse, along with $2,500 inside. The good news? They had some suspects. The bad news? One of them was her husband. "I come to find out my husband was in on it," said Ent, who has cerebral palsy (search) and uses a wheelchair. On Sept. 29, Ent was on the sidewalk in York when a man jumped out of a passing car and grabbed her purse. She said it...
  • Shreveport Cabbie Beaten (Where's the Hate-Crime charge here, huh????)

    04/28/2004 3:59:30 PM PDT · by TheBattman · 10 replies · 286+ views
    CBS News ^ | April 28,2004 | Arak
    A Shreveport, Louisiana, cab driver was badly beaten, and part of the attack was videotaped by a bystander. Forty-year old Allen Beasley was robbed as he stopped to fill up at a gas station. Witnesses say a young man jumped on the hood of the cab and kicked in the windshield. When three other men began rocking the cab back and forth, witnesses say Beasley got out of the car. At that point, police say one of the men stole the cabbie's wallet and passed his money around to the group that was standing there. Beasley chased after the men,...
  • Avs' Moore has fractured neck; police investigating Bertuzzi(NHL-blind hit from behind)

    03/09/2004 1:26:38 PM PST · by Diddle E. Squat · 148 replies · 511+ views
    CBS ^ | 3/9/04 | CBS
    VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Colorado Avalanche forward Steve Moore will miss the rest of the season with a fractured neck after a hit by Vancouver Canucks forward Todd Bertuzzi, prompting a police investigation. Moore also sustained a concussion and deep facial cuts, the Avalanche said Tuesday. He will remain hospitalized in Vancouver indefinitely, Colorado trainer Pat Karns said. Bertuzzi has been suspended indefinitely pending a hearing at the NHL office in Toronto on Wednesday. Moore was slugged in the side of the head by Bertuzzi late in Monday night's game, a 9-2 Colorado victory. Bertuzzi struck him from behind and...
  • Euro lawmakers seek police protection

    12/05/2003 1:44:11 PM PST · by TheMole · 7 replies · 147+ views
    Nando Interest Alert ^ | Dec. 5, 2003 | United Press International
    Euro lawmakers seek police protection BRUSSELS, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Members of the European Parliament are asking Belgian police to provide extra protection after a wave of muggings at their Brussels site. They are demanding that the Belgian police install a permanent police station at the Parliament buildings, according to the Brussels daily Le Soir. The members have now issued a report claiming that 345 parliamentary staff have been subjected to 480 attacks in the past three years -- including muggings, and carjackings. Only one in 25 crimes have resulted in arrests. German MP Christa Klass, whose handbag was...