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Steven Hoffer
Steven Hoffer is New York-based journalist who previously worked for and Relix Magazine.

Entries by Steven Hoffer

Woman Accused Of Shooting Firearms Instructor In The Face

(116) Comments | Posted July 1, 2015 | 8:40 AM

A Vermont woman is accused of shooting her firearms instructor in the face during her second lesson, police say.

Veronica Lewis, 31, allegedly fired three shots at Darryl Montague on Monday, striking the 48-year-old man twice in the jaw and once in the abdomen, according to CBS News.

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Canadian Killer Luka Magnotta Is Looking For His 'Prince Charming'

(20) Comments | Posted June 30, 2015 | 12:03 PM

A Canadian killer who filmed himself dismembering his former lover is looking for new romance -- on a dating service for inmates.

Luka Magnotta, who is serving a life sentence for murder, has posted a dating profile on the website Canadian Inmates Connect Inc.

A former...

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Man In Wheelchair Robs Bank, Remains At Large

(5) Comments | Posted June 30, 2015 | 11:06 AM

Police in New York are searching for a suspect in a wheelchair who rolled out of a bank with $1,200 in stolen money.

The alleged bank robber approached a teller at the Santander Bank in Queens shortly after 2 p.m., Monday, with a note demanding cash, The New...

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This Velociraptor Claw Can Be Yours For Only $12,500

(14) Comments | Posted June 29, 2015 | 12:45 PM

Clawing for a great deal? HuffPost Weird News has got you covered.

This Velociraptor claw from China is only $12,500 and would love to go home with YOU!

The claw is said to be between 71 and 75 million years old. When you break it down, thats approximately...

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North Carolina Prisoner Escaped With Lover's Help, Police Say

(8) Comments | Posted June 29, 2015 | 12:24 PM

North Carolina authorities recaptured a convicted murderer on Sunday who they say escaped prison with the help of a correctional-officer-turned-lover.

Kristopher McNeil, 29, climbed over a wall at Brown Creek Correctional Institution early Saturday morning, CNN reported. He was serving a 14-year sentence for second-degree murder.

Authorities alerted...

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Man Admits He Killed His Wife To 'Keep Her Quiet:' Police

(31) Comments | Posted June 25, 2015 | 11:07 AM

A Texas man has confessed to smothering his wife with a pillow to "keep her quiet," according to reports.

Jonathan Edelen, 34, told an officer to "put the cuffs on me and take me to jail," The Dallas Morning News reported.

"I killed my wife,” Edelen told...

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Man Who Allegedly Licked Toad Arrested For Trespassing

(27) Comments | Posted June 24, 2015 | 12:08 PM

An Indiana man was arrested on Sunday for trespassing after he licked a toad while dancing around the parking lot of a local bar, authorities say.

Richard Mullins, 41, was escorted out of JJ's Sideout Bar & Grill in LaPorte early on Sunday morning after failing to show valid identification,...

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This 'Giraffe' Will Woo You With Some Marvin Gaye

(1) Comments | Posted June 23, 2015 | 11:25 AM

This giraffe-man knows how sweet and wonderful life can be.

And yes, it's OK that you lonely giraffes out there can hardly contain yourselves.

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Mary Jane (The Drug) Smuggled In Mary Jane (The Candy): TSA

(9) Comments | Posted June 23, 2015 | 8:52 AM

There's no sweet talking out of this jam.

Police say a man tried to smuggle weed through security at Newark Liberty Airport in New Jersey on Friday by hiding his stash in Mary Jane candy wrappers.

As the following image shows, the “green leafy vegetation” was “artfully concealed" inside the...

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Naked Man Screams 'I'm On Fire'; Pours Milk On Himself In Superstore

(34) Comments | Posted June 22, 2015 | 8:33 AM

Remember the milkman? This is not him.

Two Kentucky men were arrested on Saturday, three days after one filmed the other running naked through a Walmart, pouring milk on his head and screaming "I'm on fire!"

Footage of the incident shows an individual wearing nothing but socks, shoes,...

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'GOT HIM!': Video Shows Deputy Spiking The Getaway Van Of The Dallas Police Shooting Suspect

(20) Comments | Posted June 17, 2015 | 11:31 AM

Newly released video shows a Texas police officer's daring attempt to thwart the getaway vehicle of a man suspected in a violent attack on Dallas Police headquarters.

Dallas County sheriff’s Deputy Katrina Caldwell had just completed an unrelated traffic stop early Saturday when she heard that the chase after a...

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Man Accused Of Driving Truck Over Bald Eagles

(57) Comments | Posted June 16, 2015 | 10:44 AM

Police in Alaska have accused a man of running a truck over several bald eagles, killing two birds.

A jogger in Dutch Harbor contacted authorities on June 7 to report witnessing a truck leaving the scene where several bald eagles had been hit, Alaska Dispatch News reports.


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Cop Who Shot Flagpole-Wielding Attacker Appears Justified, Chief Says

(393) Comments | Posted June 15, 2015 | 12:35 PM

A police officer in Kentucky who shot and killed a flagpole-wielding man appeared justified in defending himself with deadly force, the Louisville Metro Police chief said Sunday.

"The officer believed his life was being threatened," Chief Steve Conrad told reporters, according to NBC News.

Authorities released footage of...

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'Dracula' Actor Christopher Lee Dead At 93

(255) Comments | Posted June 11, 2015 | 9:21 AM

Christopher Lee, the British actor known for his roles in "Dracula," "Star Wars" and the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, has died. He was 93.

The beloved performer died Sunday at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital in London, according to The Guardian. He had been receiving treatment for respiratory...

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12 Incredible 3D Chalk Illustrations That'll Kick You Right In The Nostalgia

(5) Comments | Posted June 10, 2015 | 12:24 PM

We'll excuse you for thinking you can grab these Hungry Hungry Hippos and start up a game. And no, you can't actually play that Nintendo. And still no, that's not really Mega Man.

This outstanding collection of illustrations is the work of Chris Carlson, a Denver-based 3D chalk...

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Internet Flocks To Wood-Chopping Video For Glimpse Of What It's Like Outside

(9) Comments | Posted June 10, 2015 | 10:26 AM

There's something special about this video -- and it's probably not what certainly must be an efficient method of chopping wood.

It's something deeper, and more mysterious. And a little bit heartwarming.

The Internet is going nuts for this man, his dog and his axe. So nuts,...

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Florida Man Allegedly Threw Hot Slice Of Pizza At Roommate

(12) Comments | Posted June 9, 2015 | 10:41 AM

Police in Florida say an argument between roommates about pizza ended in alleged simple battery by flying pizza.

Treasure Island man Daniel Allen Plunkett, 50, allegedly threw a slice at his female roommate, "striking her in the left hand," according to an arrest report obtained by The Smoking...

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Escaped Murderers Left Behind Racist 'Have A Nice Day' Note

(87) Comments | Posted June 8, 2015 | 11:21 AM

Richard Matt and David Sweat, the two men who were discovered this weekend to have escaped a maximum security prison in upstate New York, left a parting message: "Have a nice day!" But they certainly didn't mean it in a nice way.

Matt, 48, and Sweat, 34, reportedly left the...

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New York Governor: Escaped Murderers 'Definitely Had Help'

(49) Comments | Posted June 8, 2015 | 9:41 AM

Two convicted murderers who used power tools in an elaborate escape from a New York prison "definitely had help," Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday morning.

"I don’t believe they could have acquired the equipment that they needed to do this without help," Cuomo said on the "Today" show.

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Student Delivers 'Stone Cold Stunner' At University Of Miami Graduation

(3) Comments | Posted June 4, 2015 | 9:03 AM

Watch and cheer as this University of Miami student opens up a can of whoop ass on a fellow graduate.

We're inclined to say that a "Rock Bottom" would be more appropriate than a "Stone Cold Stunner," this being the alma mater of Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, but...

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