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Georgia Police Officer Fatally Shoots Handcuffed Man Found Armed In Patrol Car

(67) Comments | Posted September 19, 2014 | 12:46 PM

A handcuffed Georgia man was shot and killed by police who say he kicked his way out of a cruiser and brandished a firearm.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigations will investigate the killing of Charles Smith, 29, who was taken into custody on outstanding warrants in Savannah late Thursday morning.

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Florida Man Accused Of Pleasuring Himself At Yoga Class

(26) Comments | Posted September 17, 2014 | 9:14 AM

If police have their way, the next pose this suspect does will be for a mugshot.

A Florida man is accused of pleasuring himself during a visit to yoga class, authorities say.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office identified the suspect as Joseph Jordan, 42, following the incident at Power Yoga studio...

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Florida Bus Driver Man Arrested For Soliciting Prostitute While Driving Bus

(2) Comments | Posted September 15, 2014 | 1:10 PM

Just a quick pit stop.

A Florida bus driver is accused of trying to pick up a prostitute while on duty, WFLA reports.

Rodrigue Macharie, 43, was arrested in Sarasota County on Thursday when he solicited an undercover police officer working a prostitution sting around 9:45 a.m. on...

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Woman Has No Idea How Dead Body Ended Up In The Trunk Of Her Car

(24) Comments | Posted September 15, 2014 | 11:21 AM

A California woman searching for the source of a foul odor in her car made a grisly discovery on Saturday -- a dead body in the trunk of the vehicle.

The woman was in the parking lot of a Walmart store in Riverside when she found the male...

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Man Allegedly Cooked Ex-Girlfriend's Dog, Served It To Her

(171) Comments | Posted September 12, 2014 | 1:50 PM

A California man is accused of cooking his estranged girlfriend's dog and serving it to her as a meal.

Ryan Eddy Watenpaugh, 34, denied roasting the missing Pomeranian when police arrested him on Thursday, the Sacramento Bee reports. The Palo Cedro man did, however, admit that he left...

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Florida Woman Points Gun At Lawn Worker Over Loud Noise

(7) Comments | Posted September 10, 2014 | 12:10 PM

If only they made a silencer for lawn mowers.

A Florida woman disturbed from slumber by routine grass maintenance is accused of pulling a pistol on a shocked landscaper, WKMG reports.

Gina Briggs, 26, was arrested in Ormond Beach on Monday for her alleged overreaction. The victim was...

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Judge Censured For Sex In Chambers With Law Students In Orange County

(21) Comments | Posted September 3, 2014 | 1:06 PM

A judge in California has been censured for having sex in his chambers with a pair of former law students.

Orange County Superior Court Judge Scott Steiner was disciplined by the California Commission on Judicial Performance for behavior including promiscuous activity in the courthouse, the OC Register reports.

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'AK-47 Bandit' Wanted In String Of Bank Robberies

(48) Comments | Posted September 1, 2014 | 1:47 PM

An illusive serial bank robber dubbed the "AK-47 Bandit" is believed to have struck again, police said.

The mysterious suspect, who allegedly shot a California police officer during a heist in February 2012, is now wanted for the August 22nd robbery of the the First Nebraska Bank in Nebraska City,...

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Justice For AvaLynn: Mom Claims Daughter Was Brutally Beat Up On School Playground

(466) Comments | Posted September 1, 2014 | 9:50 AM

The mother of a Mississippi kindergartener claims that her daughter was attacked by another child at the school playground, but the school district says the girl was hurt on her own.

Lacey Harris filed a police report with the Pascagoula Police Department on Thursday after her daughter, AvaLynn, came home...

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Brooklyn Teacher Allegedly Sent Nude Photo To Female Student

(2) Comments | Posted August 27, 2014 | 1:35 PM

A math and science teacher in Brooklyn is accused of sending a "photo of his genitals" to a 16-year-old student, according authorities.

Sean Shaynak, 44, was indicted Tuesday on charges including first-degree disseminating indecent material to a minor, the Brooklyn district attorney's office said in a statement. He...

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Florida Man Allegedly Uses Camera Shoe To Record Upskirt Images

(23) Comments | Posted August 22, 2014 | 12:16 PM

A Florida man is accused of recording images up a woman's skirt using a cell phone that he hid in his shoe, police say.

Paul Senzee, 40, allegedly cut a hole in his footwear to keep his hidden camera secret, the Orlando Sentinel reports. He was arrested Tuesday...

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Man Killed By Stray Bullet While Playing Computer Game On His Birthday

(23) Comments | Posted August 18, 2014 | 4:01 PM

A Connecticut man died Sunday when a stray bullet struck him as he played a computer game, just hours after he celebrated his 58th birthday.

Police in New Haven are investigating the death of Darryl McNair as a homicide, NBC Connecticut reports. The man's family is left wondering...

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Minnesota Man Arrested In 1983 Texas Murder, Police Say

(6) Comments | Posted August 14, 2014 | 9:54 AM

A man living with his family in Minnesota was arrested on Tuesday in connection with a three-decades-old murder cold case in Texas.

Authorities in Texas indicted Robert Otteson, 53, in the murder of 42-year-old Franciso Narvaez, NBC DFW reports. The late San Antonio businessman was found dead on...

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Dan Markel, Prominent Law Professor, Fatally Shot In Florida Home

(2) Comments | Posted July 22, 2014 | 12:59 PM

Authorities investigating the fatal shooting of a prominent Florida State law professor say his death was not "a random act," WTSP reports.

Dan Markel, 41, was found shot in his Tallahassee home on Friday. Police rushed him to an area hospital, where he died Saturday from his injuries....

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Stinky 'B.O. Bandit' Busted For Alleged Bank Robbery

(3) Comments | Posted July 14, 2014 | 3:08 PM

Authorities in Texas tracing the scent of an alleged teenaged bank robber announced his arrest last week.

Daniel Joseph Allyn, dubbed the "B.O. Bandit" for his reportedly putrid odor, was located on Thursday at a home in Little Elm, according to the Plano Police Department.

The smelly...

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This Is The Bentley Of Face Tattoos

(68) Comments | Posted July 11, 2014 | 12:13 PM

He's always riding in style.

Police in Florida say that Derek Denesevich, a 26-year-old with a Bentley tattoo jotted across his forehead, stole dozens of people's personal information, in a scheme to file tax returns and receive refunds from the IRS, according to the Broward/Palm Beach New Times.

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Grandfather Shoots Son, Grandson Fires Back: Police

(25) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 8:45 AM

A family dispute turned deadly on Monday, when an elderly man opened fire on his son, only to be fatally shot by his grandson, police say.

The incident took place at a mobile home in Kittrell, North Carolina, where deputies say they discovered the two wounded family members, the

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Drunk Lady Rode Stolen Horse To Rob Alabama Store, Police Say

(18) Comments | Posted July 8, 2014 | 9:31 AM

So much for a trusty steed.

An Alabama woman was arrested on Friday after police say she drunkenly stole a horse and rode it to a store to steal some merchandise.

Christine Saunders, 45, was initially only hit with alcohol-related charges, but police say more charges could be...

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78-Year-Old Marine Veteran Blindsided, Robbed At Gunpoint (VIDEO)

(30) Comments | Posted July 2, 2014 | 10:06 AM

Police are searching for two suspects accused in the assault and robbery of a 78-year-old Marine veteran at a California gas station.

John Faust was filling up his truck during the early morning of Tuesday, June 24, when he was blindsided, punched in the face, robbed at gunpoint and left...

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Suspect Accused Of Beating Mother In Front Of Toddler Turns Herself In

(13) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 3:48 PM

A New Jersey woman suspected of pummeling a young mother as her toddler watched in horror is in police custody.

Latia Harris, 25, turned herself in to authorities nearly a week after cell phone footage of the violent June 24 incident near a McDonald's in Salem City surfaced,...

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