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  • FL:Homeowner claims self-defense in shooting of man waving screwdriver, deputies say

    07/15/2013 3:24:10 PM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies
    myfoxorlando.com ^ | 13 July, 2013 | NA
    <p>A man is in critical condition Saturday after being shot by a homeowner who says he opened fire in self-defense after the man pulled out a screwdriver during a fight.</p> <p>Neither the homeowner nor the man have been identified by authorities.</p>
  • Man Accused of Chasing Victims at Kissimmee Bus Stop With Screwdriver

    07/22/2011 6:57:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | July 20, 2011 | Walter Pacheco
    A man accused of chasing two people with a screwdriver at a Kissimmee bus stop is behind bars today, facing several felony charges. Osceola County Sheriff's Office records show that Raushamon L. Brown, 40, and an unidentified woman on Monday approached the two victims at the bus stop in front of the Rodeway Inn, in the 4500 block of W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, shortly before 7:30 p.m. The victims told deputies that Brown demanded money from them. When the victims refused and started walking away from him, Brown chased and threatened them with a screwdriver. Reports show the woman...
  • Gun Beats Screwdriver in LR

    05/02/2011 8:08:15 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 16 replies
    KARK ^ | 30 APR 11 | dcb
    Gun Beats Screwdriver in LR A Little Rock man is recovering after being shot in the arm. Police say it happened around 1:30 Saturday afternoon along the 1900 block of West 29th street. They say two 18-year-olds were trying to jump a third man with a screwdriver. Only police say the third man was armed with a gun. All three are in custody but so far no one has been charged. Lt. Terry Hastings with the Little Rock police department says if you're going to jump a man with a screwdriver, make sure he doesn't have a gun.
  • 'Doctor Who' star's airport troubles

    03/31/2010 9:40:13 AM PDT · by Borges · 45 replies · 1,465+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 03/31/10
    Matt Smith, the actor playing the new Doctor, was stopped at Heathrow airport because he was carrying a sonic screwdriver. Officials took the 'Doctor Who' gadget for a weapon when a security scanner revealed what was in Smith's luggage, according to The Sun. ... "But going through the X-ray scanner, it probably looks like a weapon, albeit something you'd see in ‘Star Wars.’
  • HPD officer kills man armed with screwdriver

    07/25/2009 1:59:28 PM PDT · by humblegunner · 32 replies · 828+ views
    HOUSTON CHRONICLE ^ | July 25, 2009, 2:40PM | MICHELA GARCIA and LINDSAY WISE
    A Houston police officer shot and killed a suspected burglar who attacked him and his police dog with a screwdriver, authorities said. The officer, identified by HPD as G. Smith, was responding to a burglary call at an apartment in the 7100 block of Renwick about 4:20 p.m. Smith has been with the department 11 years and is assigned to the canine unit, according to HPD spokeswoman Jodi Silva. Residents in the apartment reported the burglary and when a patrol officer arrived the burglar was still inside, officials said. Smith called for a supervisor and a canine unit. The burglar...
  • Woman faces charges in flight scare (actually confirms much of the early reports)

    08/17/2006 11:36:12 AM PDT · by Diddle E. Squat · 133 replies · 4,097+ views
    AP, via MLive.com ^ | 8/17/06 | MELISSA TRUJILLO
    BOSTON (AP) — A woman on a trans-Atlantic flight diverted to Boston for security concerns passed several notes to crew members, urinated on the cabin floor and made comments the crew believed were references to al-Qaida and the Sept. 11 attacks, according to an affidavit filed Thursday. Catherine C. Mayo, 59, of Braintree, Vt., was to appear in federal court later Thursday on a charge of interfering with a flight crew after disrupting United 923 as it flew from London to Washington, D.C., on Wednesday. The flight, with 182 passengers and 12 crew members, landed safely with the escort of...
  • Woman In Logan Airport Incident Identified

    08/17/2006 8:08:11 AM PDT · by shhrubbery! · 346 replies · 10,314+ views
    CBS 4 Boston ^ | 8/17/06
    (CBS4) BOSTON Criminal charges could be filed Thursday against a Vermont woman who caused a disturbance aboard a London-to-Virginia jet that was diverted to Logan Airport. 59-year-old Catherine Mayo is being held by federal authorities in Boston. Investigators say she was a claustrophobic passenger who became upset and interfered with the flight crew on United Airlines flight 923 Wednesday morning. The pilot declared an in-flight emergency and landed the plane at Logan. The Boeing 767 was escorted by two F-15 jets based out of Otis Air National Guard Base on Cape Cod. Passengers say Mayo paced the aisles and peppered...
  • Racist Music Just a Download Away on Mainstream Music Sites

    02/25/2009 12:25:40 PM PST · by EveningStar · 83 replies · 1,517+ views
    Fox News ^ | February 25, 2009 | Joshua Rhett Miller
    You're unlikely to find CDs by groups like Skrewdriver and Brutal Attack sold alongside the latest hits from Rihanna and the Jonas Brothers at your local retailer. But the white-power punk bands' ballads are just a click away online.
  • Police: Ex-lover killed woman in rage (HuffPo Writer)

    10/30/2008 4:14:26 AM PDT · by ajwharton · 56 replies · 1,264+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | Wednesday, October 29, 2008 | MICHAEL LaFORGIA
    BOYNTON BEACH — Carol Anne Burger killed her former lover by stabbing her 222 times with a Phillips-head screwdriver and then took pains to hide her crime, police said Wednesday. Jessica Kalish, who shared a house with Burger despite breaking up with her more than a year ago, was found last Thursday stuffed in the backseat of her gun-metal BMW sedan, abandoned behind a medical office at 2300 S. Congress Avenue. Her blood was splashed around the rear end and undercarriage of the car, as if her killer had tried to load her into the trunk. The driver-side window was...
  • Huff Post writer stabs lesbian lover 222 times

    10/29/2008 9:52:31 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 62 replies · 2,355+ views
    WND ^ | October 30, 2008
    A freelance election reporter for the Huffington Post shot herself after stabbing her lesbian lover 222 times with a screwdriver and stuffing the body in the back seat of the victim's BMW, authorities say. Carol Anne Burger, 57, an award-winning photojournalist and regular contributor to the online website, reported on the election from their home in Florida. She had experienced an upsetting break up with software executive Jessica Kalish, 56, a woman whom she had married in Massachusetts, the Palm Beach Post reported. The partners were planning to divide their assets, including the home they still shared, after splitting last...
  • Woman married to woman is disgusted with the United States, files for permanent divorce

    10/29/2008 6:45:44 PM PDT · by TsonicTsunami08 · 27 replies · 1,299+ views
    email page print page popular pages Police: Ex-lover stabbed Boynton Beach executive 200 times with screwdriver Click-2-Listen By MICHAEL LaFORGIA Palm Beach Post Staff Writer Wednesday, October 29, 2008 BOYNTON BEACH — A woman who lived with her ex-partner on the city's south side stabbed her former lover more than 200 times with a Phillips-head screwdriver and then tried to conceal the killing, police said. After committing the crime, Carol Anne Burger, 57, a writer who friends described as engaged and eager to move on with life, reported her old flame missing and then, a day later, shot herself to...
  • Police: Ex-lover stabbed Boynton Beach executive 200 times with screwdriver(HuffPost Writer)

    10/29/2008 4:06:53 PM PDT · by txroadkill · 65 replies · 1,681+ views
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 10/29/08 | MICHAEL LaFORGIA
    BOYNTON BEACH — A woman who lived with her ex-partner on the city's south side stabbed her former lover more than 200 times with a Phillips-head screwdriver and then tried to conceal the killing, police said. After committing the crime, Carol Anne Burger, 57, a writer who friends described as engaged and eager to move on with life, reported her old flame missing and then, a day later, shot herself to death in her backyard, police said.
  • Restaurant robber gets just deserts (My title, article to be linked later)

    10/28/2008 9:12:37 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 24 replies · 620+ views
    KMJ 580 Radio, Fresno ^ | 28 Oct 2008 | Unknown
    Just heard on the radio. In essence, a robber used a screwdriver to hold up a restaurant. He rode away on a bicycle. Unfortunately he fell off the bicycle and impaled himself on the screwdriver - and died.
  • 95-Year-Old Holds Off Burglar With Screwdriver

    04/24/2008 8:40:43 PM PDT · by Rameumptom · 77 replies · 241+ views
    http://www.ktul.com/news/stories/0408/513871.html ^ | Wed April 23, 2008 | reporter: Bill Mitchell posted by: Nathan Halverson
    Armed only with a screwdriver, a 95-year-old woman in a wheel chair kept a burglar from breaking into her home by repeatedly stabbing his hand. It was 3 a.m. when a 95-year-old Bartlesville woman heard somebody break the glass on her front door and push the door open. When a hand came inside and tried to unlock the door, she stabbed it. Again and again. She stabbed that hand many times over the next hour, say Bartlesville Police. The woman would not leave the door for fear the man would break in while she was calling for help. Eventually, the...
  • Man Attempts To Steal Car With Screw Driver, Lubbock Sheriff's Deputies Drive Him To Jail

    05/05/2005 7:42:46 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 4 replies · 320+ views
    KCBD Channel 11 ^ | 5 May 2005
    The man who tried to steal a car with a screw-driver, Thursday, remains in the Lubbock County Jail. Lawrence Lindsey tried to steal a vehicle at Mike King's Auto on FM 1585 around noon Thursday. Lindsey threatened the owner with a screw-driver and then ran to County Road 7355 where he hid in a trailer home. That's where sheriff's deputies arrested him just minutes later. He will be charged with aggravated robbery and hindering apprehension.
  • Husband Jailed for Wife’s Torture of Maid [Saudi Arabia; abused foreign worker]

    08/06/2003 12:44:57 PM PDT · by yonif · 9 replies · 264+ views
    Arab News ^ | 4 August 2003 | Staff Writer
    RIYADH, 4 August 2003 — A court in Jeddah sentenced a businessman to three years in prison for the torture inflicted by his wife on their Indonesian maid, a newspaper reported yesterday. According to Al-Madinah newspaper, Judge Muhammed Amin Mordad said the wife tortured the Indonesian maid “by inserting a heated screwdriver into her genitals.” The paper said that the maid fled this “continuos ill-treatment” and “became hysterical”. The maid sought refuge in the Indonesian Consulate in Jeddah. The businessman husband, who did not know about his wife’s torture of the maid, took responsibility for her actions, and was also...