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PostPosted: 12-09-2013 23:22    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Loose baggy pants foil Florida church robbery suspect's getaway

(Reuters) - A robber who was running away with his hands full of loot from a Florida church was caught when his baggy pants started slipping off, a sheriff's spokeswoman said.

She said the man, Anthony Jason Garcia, 31, had been praying in the sanctuary of a large Catholic Church near Walt Disney World on Wednesday when he arose, went into the gift shop, grabbed the cash drawer and ran toward the courtyard with church maintenance director Joe Larkin in pursuit.

As they ran, Garcia's baggy pants began to fall down, said Orange County Sheriff's spokeswoman Jane Watrel.

"So here Garcia is, both hands holding the cash drawer and trying to pull up his pants. So he (Larkin) sees an opening," Watrel said. [a fine choice of words there! Very Happy ] "He plunges for him and pulls his pants down further which trips up the guy."

Larkin put Garcia in a wrestling hold called a "cradle" until deputies arrived a few minutes later, Watrel said.

She said 12 customers and four clerks were present at Mary, Queen of the Universe Shrine during the robbery, but most of them did not immediately notice what was happening because Garcia was so quiet and did not use a weapon.

Garcia was arrested on a felony robbery charge. He remained in the Orange County Jail on Thursday.

Church officials say the church gift shop is the largest in the southeastern United States. The sheriff's office said it was its policy not to disclose the amounts of money in robberies.


http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/09/12/us-usa-robber-florida-idUSBRE98B0UD20130912
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PostPosted: 20-09-2013 11:59    Post subject: Reply with quote

The second time I've visited Slate today:

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Honk if You're Bagging Heroin With Intent to Distribute!


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...If you haven’t done something dumb in a parked car at least once in your life, you’re probably not an American. By that logic, a Virginia man named Brian Morris might just be the greatest patriot in American history. (Thanks to the alert reader who sent this story my way.)

Last Friday, Morris allegedly decided to start his weekend by sitting in his car, bagging up some drugs for distribution, and honking his horn all the while. (It's not entirely clear why Morris was honking his horn. Maybe he was trying to attract customers?) Unfortunately for Morris, he was parked next to the anti-drug Neighborhood Resource Center, which was hosting a community event attended by police and other solid citizens who gradually became more and more annoyed about the loud and obnoxious honking coming from outside. When a cop went to investigate, he allegedly saw the oblivious Morris sitting in the driver’s seat, with crack cocaine in his lap and a digital scale at his side.

“At first I thought ‘this can't be what I’m seeing,’ ” the officer told Richmond’s WWBT-TV. “You know, I'm looking down, I just want to talk to him about the noise coming from his car.” A second look revealed the situation to be even dumber than it initially seemed. Not only did Morris allegedly have crack cocaine, heroin, measuring and distribution equipment, and a stolen handgun with an extended magazine, he also had a small television on which he was loudly watching a show about drug dealers. The WWBT story doesn't say which show Morris was watching, though presumably it wasn’t of the “how-to” variety. Morris was arrested...etc


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PostPosted: 20-09-2013 13:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

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he was loudly watching a show about drug dealers.

Not sure how you loudly watch something. Smile
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PostPosted: 20-09-2013 16:48    Post subject: Reply with quote

A lot of people talk back to their TVs. I shouted out loud three times watching this week's Breaking Bad. OK, they meant the TV was at high volume.
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PostPosted: 24-09-2013 23:11    Post subject: Reply with quote

He is doing fantastically well at school. He comes from a very, very good family . .

But Mum turned him in, when she found the stained notes and a fake firearm in his bedroom. He is 15.

"Liverpool youth court heard he was motivated to carry out the raid because he was envious of other people's material possessions."

"I'm not fucking messing around" . . . The robber ordered the cashiers to "fill that up with money", then added: "Don't do anything stupid. I have just got out of prison after five years."

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Should go far! Sad
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PostPosted: 02-10-2013 21:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

The British Columbine or just a nerd?

The list of weapons is quite long and any one of them could cause considerable damage to flesh or property. Yet I feel the event - which we were mercifully prevented from witnessing - would have been a damp squib. We lack the flair for these things.

The court will decide. Confused
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PostPosted: 13-10-2013 08:49    Post subject: Reply with quote

The moment brave neighbours foiled a car thief
Neighbours stop a car thief getting away by holding onto the doors of the vehicle, despite his threats
[video]
By Patrick Sawer
7:00PM BST 12 Oct 2013

A car thief was trapped by residents inside the vehicle he was trying to steal, after he brazenly asked the owner’s neighbours to move their own car so that he could make his escape.
The neighbour did not know Matthew Draper and went to ask the mother of the car’s rightful owner whether she recognised the man.
When they realised what Draper was up to a group of residents held the doors of the Smart Roadster shut so that he could not escape.

The car’s owner, Tanya Miles, returned to her Swansea home to find Draper, 27, using a screwdriver to threaten those keeping him trapped inside her car.
She climbed onto the back of the car to try push his hands back inside, only for Draper to spit at her, before trying to kick the window out.

When Draper was eventually searched by police they found a camera, which Miss Miles kept in her glove box, in his pocket.

He later admitted criminal damage, theft, going equipped and failing to provide a specimen of breath in relation to that incident.
He also pleaded guilty at Swansea Crown Court to the separate theft of a car CD player and a burglary.

The court heard that Draper and another man went to the home of Dean Thompson on June 26.
The second, unknown man, told Mr Thompson that a stereo he had been sold belonged to him.
When he refused to give it back, the pair pushed past him and knocked him to the floor
The pair picked up the stereo and left, leaving Mr Thompson, who was on crutches at the time having broken his leg four days earlier, on the floor.

Draper, aged 27, has a number of previous convictions including offences of assault, shoplifting and burglary. He was jailed for 32 months.

Giles Hayes, for Draper, said his client’s offending was linked to his drug use.
He said his life had been relatively stable after his release from prison but that fellow users had contacted him through social media and he went back to drugs.
Judge Huw Davies told him his drug use had left him “out of control”.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/10375079/The-moment-brave-neighbours-foiled-a-car-thief.html
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PostPosted: 15-10-2013 12:02    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Somali pirate leader 'Big Mouth' arrested in Belgium 'sting'
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-24519520

How the operation unfolded

A man alleged to be one of Somalia's most influential pirate leaders has been arrested in Belgium.

Mohammed Abdi Hassan, also known as Afweyneh or Big Mouth, was detained at Brussels international airport on Saturday after a sting operation.

Undercover agents had persuaded the Somali and an associate that they wanted to make a documentary about their pirate exploits.

Mr Abdi Hassan now faces criminal charges, including hijacking.

Prosecutors believe that the Somali was behind the seizure of a Belgian ship in 2009, reports the BBC's Chris Morris in Brussels.

Mr Abdi Hassan is also charged with kidnapping the ship's crew and with belonging to a criminal organisation.

Pirates in Hobyo town, January 2010
Successful pirate attacks off Somalia have decreased in the last two years
'Notorious'
In January, Mohammed Abdi Hassan was reported to have said that he had renounced crime after eight years in the piracy business.

However, Belgian authorities say he made millions from his illegal activities, and will be held responsible.

Belgian vessels have in the past taken part in international missions against piracy on the high seas off Somalia.

In a UN report leaked last year, it was alleged that Afweyneh was "one of the most notorious and influential leaders of the Hobyo-Harardhere Piracy Network".
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PostPosted: 18-10-2013 13:40    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Jessie Mulligan Accidentally Texts Detective About Drug Deal: Cops
The Huffington Post | By David Moye
Posted: 10/17/2013 4:31 pm EDT | Updated: 10/17/2013 4:31 pm EDT
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/17/jessie-mulligan-texts-cop-drug-deal_n_4117625.html

Jessie Mulligan allegedly texted a message to a narcotics detective offering drugs for sale.

Now she may have to trade in her cell phone for a jail cell.

Deputies in Nevada County, Calif., arrested Mulligan on Friday after she allegedly tried to arrange a drug deal with a friend through a text for fentanyl, an opiate similar to morphine.

The message was actually sent to a narcotics detective who decided to take her up on the offer and arranged a meeting, according to 14NewsOnline.com.

She was arrested and charged with three felony counts, according to Nevada County Sheriff's Dept. spokesman Lt. Steven Tripp.

“She was surprised. She probably felt a little bit silly that she had contacted law enforcement,” Tripp said according to CBS Sacramento.

Tripp adds that the officers appreciated the tip.


“When we get calls from criminals saying, ‘Hey, do you want to buy something?’ and it happens to be stolen, or of a criminal nature, sure, absolutely it makes our job easier,” Tripp said.

Mulligan's mistake isn't the first time an alleged drug dealer was apprehended because of the wrong text.

Earlier this month, authorities in Sparta, N.J., arrested Nicholas Delear Jr., after a detective received a text from his phone saying he had a quarter pound of marijuana for sale and wanted to meet at a pizza parlor.

In May, 2012, police in Santa Maria, Calif., arrested 39-year-old Reymundo Carlos Escobedo after he mistakenly sent messages to a police officer offering to sell methamphetamines.
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PostPosted: 08-11-2013 23:33    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Fugitive caught by entering 'win a wedding' competition
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-24872845

Vincent Condron and bride-to-be Rebecca Young

All smiles - until the photo of Vincent Condron and his bride-to-be was spotted by police in a newspaper

A burglar was caught after evading justice for six years when a police officer spotted his photograph in a newspaper wedding competition.

Vincent Condron, 36, vanished in 2007 after being given a community order for burglary and shoplifting offences.

He was jailed for four weeks at Cardiff Crown Court after admitting failing to comply with the order.

But he walked free from court because he had already spent two weeks on remand waiting to be sentenced.

The court heard a police officer traced Mr Condron to his address after his photograph was seen in a "Win a Wedding" contest with his bride-to-be, Rebecca Young, 33.

Dream wedding bid
The hearing was told he had "turned his life around" since going on the run to Ireland but later returning to Cardiff after meeting his bride.

The pair gave their photograph to their local paper for its annual competition which gives couples the chance to win a £13,000 wedding day of their dreams.

Their competition entry form said they met at Christmas 2011 through family.

"Despite the distance between Dublin and Cardiff we maintained daily contact through the internet and saw each other as often as we could. We fell in love," they said.

The couple have been withdrawn from the competition but are believed to be still going ahead with their wedding plans.

Judge Eleri Rees told him: "You clearly knew for six years that you should have been in Cardiff and not Ireland."
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PostPosted: 16-11-2013 21:42    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Apprentice wannabe who was fleecing the VAT man
After boasting on his application form to appear on The Apprentice that he was prepared to commit VAT fraud, a student is convicted of tax offences
By Jasper Copping
7:15PM GMT 16 Nov 2013

A student who boasted he was prepared to commit VAT fraud in an application to appear on the BBC series The Apprentice, has been convicted of tax offences.

Revenues inspectors found the form when conducting a search of Max Tappenden’s university accommodation, while they were investigating him.
The 23-year-old had written “I’d commit VAT Fraud!,” in response to the question: “Describe something you would do if you knew you would not get caught.”
He also told programme makers he would feel no regret and would use the money from the fraud as “start up” cash for his entrepreneurial plans.

Tappenden was last week convicted of illegally obtaining £11,125 pounds from HM Revenue and Customs by filing three bogus VAT claims for his IT firm. He had apparently attempted to get on the show at the same time he carried out his deception.

Canterbury Court heard that he did not even own his own PC but claimed to be trading in the development and sales of computer software. Shocked

He had registered for VAT in April 2012 as Tealbury Limited, later known as Wavedon Internet Ltd, while studying web design at the University of Kent.
However, tax officials found he had been using university computers to falsify sales figures and invoices in order to claim back VAT that he was not entitled to.

Tappenden, of Caldecote, Milton Keynes, Bucks, was sentenced to 150 hours of community service, given a three month home detention curfew, ordered to pay £1,200 in costs and banned from being a company director or running a company for the next five years.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/10454557/The-Apprentice-wannabe-who-was-fleecing-the-VAT-man.html
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PostPosted: 19-11-2013 14:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

Knocked a Cyclist off Bike Then Boasted in a Tweet.

Fine plus seven points plus tv deal? Maybe the last is just in her head. Confused

edit: Tweet not Twitter.
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PostPosted: 19-11-2013 17:09    Post subject: Reply with quote

How unfair - she's been done for failure to report an accident, but she told the whole world about it!
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PostPosted: 04-12-2013 09:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

YouTube video lands illegal net poacher in court

A man has pleaded guilty to using an illegal fishing net after he posted a video of himself in the act on YouTube.
Benjamin Cook, 31, of Patchins Road, Poole, Dorset pleaded guilty to using an unlicensed net to catch salmon and sea trout on the River Sherford.
He was ordered to pay £475 in fines at Bournemouth Magistrates' Court.

The Environment Agency said the case was the first time it had successfully secured a conviction using evidence from social media.
The clip called 'Poachin in Poole' - which is still visible - was posted online in 2010 and spotted by a fisheries officer who recognised Cook.

In it, Cook can be seen removing a large sea trout from a fixed monofilament net near Kings Bridge, Dorset.
He was arrested at his home in February this year.

The court heard that the Environment Agency had spent £25,000 in 2012 on improvements to help salmon and sea trout migrate up the River Sherford to their spawning grounds.
The river flows into Poole Harbour where netting is strictly controlled to protect fish stocks.
Cook's net was placed across the river to intercept fish swimming upstream.

Stuart Kingston-Turner from the Environment Agency said the organisation "won't hesitate" to prosecute anyone illegally fishing.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-25206005
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Mexico radioactive material found, thieves' lives 'in danger'

Dangerous radioactive medical material taken when a lorry was stolen in Mexico has been found, local officials say.
The material - cobalt-60 - was removed from a protective casing and then abandoned nearby.
The thieves may have been exposed to life-threatening radiation levels, but there is no health risk for local residents, the officials say.

The material and the lorry were found close to where they had been stolen near Mexico City on Monday.
The radioactive material was discovered near the town of Hueypoxtla, officials from Mexico's National Nuclear Security Commission (NNSC) said. It was barely 2km (1.4 miles) from where the lorry had been stolen.

NNSC official Mardonio Jimenez said the radioactive source had been "removed from its container and left between 500 and 700m" from the vehicle.
But he warned that whoever had opened it could die "because the source's intensity is very high".
"They will eventually have to go to a hospital, and we'll be waiting for them," Mr Jimenez said.

He stressed that the radioactive material was now in the hands of the authorities.
The military has now sealed off the area.

The thieves struck as the driver of the Volkswagen lorry made an overnight rest stop at a petrol station in the town of Tepojaco. The driver was forced out of the vehicle at gunpoint and tied up.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) described the material as "extremely dangerous" and there was some speculation that it could have been used to build a "dirty bomb".
However, the authorities believe that this was an opportunistic theft which went badly wrong.

"The vehicles are expensive because of the mechanisms to load and unload heavy material. That type of theft is very common in that area. That's why we feel the people who did this have no idea what they stole," Mr Jimenez said.

Cobalt-60 is used in cancer treatment and was being transported from a hospital in the northern city of Tijuana to a disposal centre near the capital.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-25224304
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