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Posted 04 December 2007 - 07:49 AM

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Thief Hopes Ironworkers Don't Find Him
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Posted: 2007-12-03 21:54:13
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A brazen thief who offered condolences at a memorial service made off with $10,000 collected for the family of an ironworker killed in a Las Vegas Strip construction site mishap, friends and family members said.

Las Vegas police were searching for the suspect after the Sunday night theft marred the service for 30-year-old David Rabun.

Officer Martin Wright described the man as a white male in his 30s who was approximately 5 feet 6 inches tall, with blond hair and blue eyes. He was wearing a red T-shirt, black jacket and blue jeans at the time.

"I hope the ironworkers don't find him first," Ruth Brown, Rabun's grandmother, told the Las Vegas Review-Journal. She traveled to Las Vegas from New Orleans to attend the service.

None of Rabun's family knew the man who went to a microphone and told mourners he didn't work with Rabun often but wanted to express his condolences, Sandra Alton, Rabun's mother, told the paper.

At some point, the man snatched of a bag full of photos, cash, checks, a toy for Rabun's 4-year-old son, cards and a Bible and left the funeral home, Jesse Alton, Rabun's sister, told the paper.

"He looked like an ironworker type of guy, a little rough but not homeless," she said.

Several mourners searched the area and recovered the bag with some of the items. The money, estimated at $10,000, was gone, family members said.

Rabun, a member of Ironworkers Local 433, died Tuesday when he fell about 50 feet during a mishap while attaching a steel beam to an upper floor the Cosmopolitan high-rise site.

This guy really has some cahonas. It wasn't enough just to steal the money, he had to give a speech first!
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Posted 04 December 2007 - 06:17 PM

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Grinches Rob Boy Scouts Selling Trees
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Posted: 2007-12-04 17:26:07
NORTH COLLEGE HILL, Ohio (AP) - Two Boy Scouts and their fathers selling Christmas trees were knocked to the ground by three men with sawed-off shotguns who took about $350, police in this Cincinnati suburb said. Both adults and one boy also were punched.

"At first I thought it was just a little joke, but then, when I saw the gun, I was terrified," said John Hancock Jr., 13, of Troop 393. "And after I saw the gun this guy just punched me right here and it knocked me down," the boy said, pointing to his face.

The men were last seen running down a nearby street after the robbery Monday night.

"They were gutsy enough to not have masks and stupid enough to hit a kid," said police Sgt. Robert Kidd. "What kind of man hits a kid?"

A business owner has offered to replace the boys' money.



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Posted 05 December 2007 - 08:17 PM

Gee, now those are real men. :huh:

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Posted 13 December 2007 - 06:51 PM

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Attackers Chop Off Man's 'Magic' Leg
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Posted: 2007-12-13 15:06:12
HYDERABAD, India (AP) - Two men attacked an 80-year-old, self-proclaimed holy man in southern India and chopped off his right leg, apparently believing it had magical powers, police said Thursday.

Yanadi Kondaiah, who claimed that those who touched his leg would be cured of illness or have wishes granted, was hospitalized in serious condition after the attack Tuesday, said R. Ravindranath Reddy, a senior police officer.

"We are looking for the miscreants as well as the leg," Reddy told The Associated Press by telephone from the Chittoor district, a remote area 340 miles south of Hyderabad, the capital of Andhra Pradesh state.

"This seems to be a case of superstition. The two people might have taken away the leg hoping to benefit from its magical powers," said Pendakanti Dastgiri, the police officer handling the case.

Superstitions, belief in magic and the occult remain widespread in much of rural India.

Kondaiah told police that two men offered him a drink as thanks for previously helping them with his magical touch.

After he passed out drunk, the men chopped off the leg below the knee with a sickle and left him to die, said Dastgiri, adding that passing villagers found him and took him to a hospital.



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Posted 13 December 2007 - 07:15 PM

I guess if you're going to drink you need to hire a bodyguard to watch you until you wake up.
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Posted 14 December 2007 - 02:25 AM

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Yanadi Kondaiah, who claimed that those who touched his leg would be cured of illness or have wishes granted, was hospitalized in serious condition after the attack Tuesday, said R. Ravindranath Reddy, a senior police officer.


Why the heck didn't he touch his leg and wish to keep it?
Religion doesn't seem to work like [the scientific method]; it has certain ideas at the heart of it which we call sacred or holy or whatever. That's an idea we're so familiar with, whether we subscribe to it or not, that it's kind of odd to think what it actually means. Really what it means is "Here is an idea or a notion that you're not allowed to say anything bad about. You're just not. Why not? Because you're not!" - Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, "This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant!" Instead they say, "No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way!" - Carl Sagan, author and astronomer

We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing all-powerful God, who creates faulty Humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes. - Gene Roddenbery, creator of Star Trek

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Posted 14 December 2007 - 07:39 AM

Van Roy has a similar scam going except that he uses another body part for people to touch........... :laugh:
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Posted 14 December 2007 - 01:16 PM

Actually, when they touch that body part, we both get our wish.
Religion doesn't seem to work like [the scientific method]; it has certain ideas at the heart of it which we call sacred or holy or whatever. That's an idea we're so familiar with, whether we subscribe to it or not, that it's kind of odd to think what it actually means. Really what it means is "Here is an idea or a notion that you're not allowed to say anything bad about. You're just not. Why not? Because you're not!" - Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, "This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant!" Instead they say, "No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way!" - Carl Sagan, author and astronomer

We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing all-powerful God, who creates faulty Humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes. - Gene Roddenbery, creator of Star Trek

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 11:40 AM

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Woman Jailed After Laughing Over Victim
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Posted: 2008-01-25 09:32:40
Filed Under: Crime News, Law News, Nation News
TUCSON, Ariz. (Jan. 24) -- A judge sentenced a woman to nearly the maximum prison term for negligent homicide after hearing a recorded jail conversation in which she made light of the bicyclist she killed.

Melissa Arrington, 27, was convicted two months ago of negligent homicide and two counts of aggravated DUI in connection with the December 2006 death of Paul L'Ecuy.

She could have gotten as few as four years behind bars, but Superior Court Judge Michael Cruikshank sentenced her Tuesday to 10 years one year shy of the maximum.

Cruikshank said he found a telephone conversation between Arrington and an unknown male friend, a week after L'Ecuyer was killed, to be "breathtaking in its inhumanity."

During the conversation, the man told Arrington that an acquaintance believed she should get a medal and a parade because she had "taken out" a "tree hugger, a bicyclist, a Frenchman and a gay guy all in one shot."

Arrington laughed. When the man said he knew it was a terrible thing to say, she responded, "No, it's not."

Assistant Public Defender Michael Rosenbluth told the judge his client has never been "cold, callous or flippant" about L'Ecuyer's death and has always felt remorseful.

Arrington said words couldn't express how she feels, and that once she's out of prison, she hopes to share her story with Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

L'Ecuyer, 45, was riding his bike the night of Dec. 1, 2006 when Arrington swerved off the road, hit him and then continued for 800 feet before stopping, according to Deputy Pima County Attorney Jonathan Mosher.

Arrington's blood-alcohol content was .156 percent, nearly double Arizona's .08 legal limit. She had been driving on a suspended license for a prior DUI.



She should have gotten the maximum!... :clap:
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Posted 27 January 2008 - 06:35 PM

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Spanish driver sues dead crash cyclist for damage Fri Jan 25, 9:02 AM ET



MADRID (Reuters) - A Spanish driver who collided with a cyclist is suing the dead youth's family 20,000 euros (14,800 pounds) for the damage the impact of his body did to his luxury car, a Spanish newspaper reported on Friday.

Businessman Tomas Delgado says 17-year-old Enaitz Iriondo caused 14,000 euros (10,400 pounds) of damage to his Audi A8 in the fatal 2004 crash in La Rioja region, the El Pais newspaper reported.

Delgado, who has faced no criminal charges for the incident, wants a further 6,000 euros to cover the cost of hiring another vehicle while his car was being repaired, El Pais said.

The youth had been cycling alone at night without reflective clothing or a helmet, according to a police report cited by El Pais.

His family won 33,000 euros compensation from Delgado's insurance company after the firm acknowledged he had been driving at excessive speed and this could have contributed to the incident, El Pais reported.

"I'm also a victim in all of this, you can't fix the lad's problems, but you can fix mine," Delgado told the newspaper, ahead of a January 30 legal decision on his suit.

The family said they had previously pitied Delgado for the guilt he must feel at killing their son but were now disgusted that his greatest concern appeared to be money.

"This was the final straw, a kick in the teeth," the youth's mother Rosa Trinidad told El Pais.



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Posted 09 May 2008 - 04:28 PM

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'Funeral Day Burglar' found guilty of 10 counts in Mo.
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Posted: 2008-05-09 13:57:11
PLATTE CITY, Mo. (AP) - A burglar who authorities say used the obituary pages to select his targets was convicted of 10 counts Friday.

Prosecutors say Dane S. Johnson and a co-defendant who pleaded guilty burglarized more than 30 Kansas City-area homes, picking their victims by reading real estate listings and obituaries, hitting model homes, homes on real estate tours or homes where owners would be attending funerals.

In one of the five Platte County cases Johnson was convicted of, a man was at a funeral for his wife while Johnson burglarized his home.

"It's hard to imagine a more cruel and heartless burglary scheme than this one," Platte County Prosecutor Eric Zahnd said. "Picking out a home to break into because the owner is at a funeral reveals a complete lack of any conscience whatsoever. Dane Johnson deserves every year he will spend in prison."

Johnson, 35, of Kansas City, Mo., was found guilty of burglary and stealing and faces up to 78 years in prison. Co-defendant Landon N. Prothro received 28 years in prison in October 2006 after pleading guilty.

Johnson and Prothro were arrested after a 2006 home burglary in which a resident confronted them.

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Posted 13 May 2008 - 02:59 PM

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Cape parishioners subdue would-be church robber
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Posted: 2008-05-13 11:56:20
BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) - Police in Massachusetts say churchgoers in a Cape Cod town tackled a would-be robber who tried to steal a collection box during a service.

Investigators say Clyde Bridges showed up Sunday at the Hyannis Foursquare Portuguese Church wearing a mask and carrying a cigarette lighter shaped like a gun.

Officers arrived to find the 45-year-old being held on the ground by parishioners who had tackled him and ripped off the mask.

Bridges is being held on $200,000 bail on armed robbery charges. He also is accused of robbing a pizza delivery man this month.

Bridges lawyer Terrance O'Connell says his client denies robbing the delivery man and does not remember what happened at the church before he was pinned down.

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Posted 27 June 2008 - 01:35 PM

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Drunk American Airlines passenger grabs flight attendant's butt...in front of wifeby Jeffrey White Jun 27th 2008 @ 8:00AM

Can somebody out there please tell me what is with these people going crazy on flights?

The Associated Press reported another incident yesterday involving a passenger who got a little too hopped up on booze and proceded to grab a flight attendant's buttocks after throwing a bunch of ice at his fellow travelers.

The passenger's name is Jacob Kline, and he was traveling on an American Airlines flight from Dallas to Charlotte on Tuesday. Kline started drinking rum and cokes and quickly became disruptive. (After three. Kind of a light weight, huh?)

After flight attendants refused to top him up for a fourth time, Kline allegedly took his cup of ice and started throwing cubes around the cabin. He then got up, started swearing and tussled with a flight attendant until someone the AP describes as "very large in size" subdued him.

And get this: Kline was traveling with his wife and two children.

The pilot reportedly requested a rapid descent landing. Kline was arrested and charged with being intoxicated and a whole host of other things.

This happened about a week after a JetBlue passenger punched a flight attendant after she lit up a cigarette during a flight.

This latest incident will no doubt bolster the zany idea of a Denver group that is trying to petition the nation's airports to install special smoking sections for marijuana enthusiasts, thinking that if you allow passengers to get high there will be less of a chance that they will become disruptive on a flight.

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Posted 04 August 2008 - 08:09 PM

This is about as depraved as it gets:

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PHOENIX A 7-Eleven clerk was gunned down in his west Phoenix store by a gunman, who police say, was accompanied by two young children.

Police said robbery does not appear to be the motive.

The killing was captured on videotape by the store's surveillance cameras.

Police Detective Stacie Derge said it appears that the suspect walked into the store at 27th and Glendale avenues early Monday carrying a 2-year-old child and also accompanied by a 4-year-old child, then "shot the clerk and then left."

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 05:21 AM

Can we make Harold Camping a Cretin?
Religion doesn't seem to work like [the scientific method]; it has certain ideas at the heart of it which we call sacred or holy or whatever. That's an idea we're so familiar with, whether we subscribe to it or not, that it's kind of odd to think what it actually means. Really what it means is "Here is an idea or a notion that you're not allowed to say anything bad about. You're just not. Why not? Because you're not!" - Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, "This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant!" Instead they say, "No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way!" - Carl Sagan, author and astronomer

We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing all-powerful God, who creates faulty Humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes. - Gene Roddenbery, creator of Star Trek

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Posted 22 May 2011 - 05:22 AM

Can we make Harold Camping a Cretin?
Religion doesn't seem to work like [the scientific method]; it has certain ideas at the heart of it which we call sacred or holy or whatever. That's an idea we're so familiar with, whether we subscribe to it or not, that it's kind of odd to think what it actually means. Really what it means is "Here is an idea or a notion that you're not allowed to say anything bad about. You're just not. Why not? Because you're not!" - Douglas Adams, author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

How is it that hardly any major religion has looked at science and concluded, "This is better than we thought! The Universe is much bigger than our prophets said, grander, more subtle, more elegant!" Instead they say, "No, no, no! My god is a little god, and I want him to stay that way!" - Carl Sagan, author and astronomer

We must question the story logic of having an all-knowing all-powerful God, who creates faulty Humans, and then blames them for his own mistakes. - Gene Roddenbery, creator of Star Trek

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