Cops Follow Trail Of Macaroni Salad Straight To Robbery Suspects


Never trust the macaroni salad. It’ll turn on you when you least expect it.

This, after police in Mt. Morris, New York, apprehended three burglary suspects Sunday by following a trail of macaroni salad they left behind while making their getaway.


In a release published Monday morning, the Livingston County Sheriff’s Office reports thieves broke in and stole a cash register from Build-A-Burger Restaurant, along with the establishment’s entire surveillance system and a large bowl of macaroni salad.

Deputies were hot on the criminals’ trail, literally, as they attempted to escape via the nearby Greenway Trail.

“Found along the trail were cash register parts, surveillance system parts, rubber gloves, loose change and a steady trail of macaroni salad,” the sheriff’s office said. “It was later discovered that the suspects stole a large bowl of macaroni salad, which they took turns eating, along their escape route.”

Officers arrested Matthew P. Sapetko, 34, James P. Marullo, 35, and Timothy S. Walker Jr., 23, by early Sunday afternoon. The three have been charged with third-degree burglary, third-degree criminal mischief and fourth-degree grand larceny. Walker faces additional charges for criminal possession of a controlled substance, say police.

Per the Democrat & Chronicle, the three have been booked into the Livingston County Jail. Most of the stolen property has been recovered.

Man Steals Lawn Mower …. How, Well By Driving It Out The Store


A Nebraska man has been accused of stealing a riding lawn mower from a Wal-Mart store and driving it off the lot.

n-GURSHAM-GILLETT-large570The Kearney Hub reports a sheriff’s deputy found a man driving the mower Wednesday about 10 miles from the store where it was stolen during the weekend.

Forty-nine-year-old Gursham Gillett, of Cozad, was arrested and charged with one count each of theft by shoplifting and criminal mischief. He’s accused of stealing the mower from a Wal-Mart Supercenter in Lexington.

Security footage shows a man entering the store, fueling up the lawn mower, cutting a chain link fence where the mower was stored and taking off on it. The video shows the man cutting another fence on Interstate 80 before driving out of the camera’s view.

Man Robs Woman on Elevator, Gets Stuck in Elevator


The thing about elevator doors is that they open and close, a point to keep in mind if you’re planning to rob someone in an elevator. Deputies in Florida’s Broward County say surveillance video shows a man armed with a knife entering an elevator and taking the purse of a 77-year-old woman, reports CBS12. Then he tries to leave and walks smack into the closing doors. He eventually gets out and is still at large, but now that his image is circulating nationwide as the object of ridicule, that might not last long.

Former Jared Foundation Director Russell Taylor Attempted Suicide In Jail After Child Porn Charges


Russell-TaylorFormer Jared Foundation director Russell Taylor, who was arrested on federal child porn charges last week, attempted suicide in his Marion County Jail cell Wednesday.

Up until his arrest, the 43-year-old was the executive director of the Jared Foundation, an organization named after Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle that works toward raising awareness about childhood obesity.

Taylor found himself in some trouble after investigators found more than 400 videos child pornography on his home office computers. Police also found videos taken by cameras hidden in Taylor’s homes during a period between 2012 and 2015.

The children in these particular videos, between the ages of 9 and 16, were not aware they were being filmed. Taylor told police that the cameras were setup to monitor whether things were being stolen, or if someone was having sex in his home.

Police are also investigating reports that Taylor’s sexual preference wasn’t limited to children. According to court documents, Taylor sent a text message to a female to websites dedicated to bestiality. In the conversation, he also informed the woman, “We do travel to Thailand on occasion.”

On Monday, Taylor was charged with seven counts of production of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography. If convicted on all counts, Taylor is looking at a life behind bars.

Taylor must have decided that his future was looking pretty bleak so on Wednesday he tried killing himself in his jail cell. He was not successful and was taken to the hospital where he is currently on life support.

As for Jared, he distanced himself from Taylor pretty quickly in a statement released last week that stated:

“I was shocked to learn of the disturbing allegations against Mr. Taylor. Effective immediately, the Jared Foundation is severing all ties with Mr. Taylor.”

Naked Drunk Driver Arrested After Leaving Naked Husband, Child At Rest Stop


Jessie-Schwaub-Devault-125x188Police arrested Jessie Schwaub-Devault after the naked 23-year-old was stopped driving the wrong way after leaving her naked husband and their naked child at a rest stop.

Police began receiving phone calls regarding a Schwaub-DeVault driving the wrong way down U.S. 127 at around 4:30 a.m. Tuesday. Despite repeated attempts to get her to pull over, she wasn’t arrested until five miles later after running from her vehicle butt nekkid.

“I know when the deputies started to chase the driver, as the driver exited the vehicle, the person was not clothed,” Clare County Undersheriff Dwayne Miedzianowski said.

When police went went to the rest area from where the pursuit originated, they would find Schwaub-DeVault’s husband, 32-year-old Joshua Devault, and their child. Both of them were naked as well.

The couple were both arrested and charged with misdemeanor indecent exposure and child abuse, while Schwaub-DeVault was also charged with driving under the influence, and a felony charge of running from police.

Investigators still have no idea what happened at the rest area that led to Schwaub-DeVault driving off, or why the entire family was naked. Schwaub-DeVault is claiming she blacked out and doesn’t remember anything at all.

Police said the couple’s child appeared “less than adequately provided for as needed for her welfare,” and turned the child over to another party. The couple are currently in the Clare County Jail.

Woman steals cheese, beer, sprays perfume, leaves cellphone at scene of burglary


55380c1207e68_imageA woman who stole cheese and beer from a Far East Side home in a burglary Tuesday afternoon also doused herself in perfume and left her cellphone inside the house she broke into, Madison police said Wednesday.

Officers were called to Mallory Circle at 4 p.m. Tuesday after the homeowner, a 39-year-old man, returned from work to find 37-year-old Kelly L. Mayer in his house, according to police.

The man had to push his way inside after Mayer tried to keep his front door closed, police said. She was wearing a backpack with the man’s laptop inside; the man took the bag back, then pushed Mayer outside, police spokesman Joel DeSpain said.

“She responded by eating a chunk of cheese,” DeSpain said. “Cheese that had been in the victim’s refrigerator.”

Mayer then left the scene, but witnesses pointed responding officers toward a nearby bike path and woods where they soon found her, police said.

“They not only spotted her hiding, they could smell her,” DeSpain said.

During the burglary, police said, Mayer went inside the bedroom of the homeowner’s daughter and sprayed herself with perfume. She sprayed enough of it that officers could match the woman’s scent with the smell that still hung in the house.

In one of Mayer’s pockets, police found a can of Guinness that had been taken from the man’s house, DeSpain said, along with stolen electronics and money.

“While officers were taking inventory, she asked about her cellphone,” DeSpain said. “They called her number, and back at the victim’s home a phone began to ring inside a living room cabinet.”

Mayer was held on a tentative charge of burglary, police said.

Though the Guinness can was unopened, DeSpain said, “It did appear she had been drinking.”

Burglary Suspect Used His Infant As Human Shield When Homeowner Fired Warning Shots


A burglary suspect used an infant as a human shield as he fled yesterday from warning shots being fired by an Alabama homeowner, police report.

ronnieleewilliamsAccording to cops, two men were stealing items from a home in Adamsville, a town outside Birmingham, when a next-door neighbor spotted the pair in action.The witness called the homeowner at work, prompting the man to race home.

Upon arriving at his residence, the homeowner interrupted the burglary in progress. The suspects fled in different directions as the man fired warning shots into the ground, cops noted.

One suspect was believed to be carrying a gun, while the other was armed with a baby.

Police apprehended Ronnie Lee Williams, 24, about 30 minutes after the burglary, according to Adamsville Police Chief R.W. Carter, who added that Williams was found with a gun holster, but no weapon, when he was nabbed. Williams is seen above in a mug shot taken after one of his many prior arrests.

Carter told TSG that police have identified the other burglary suspect, whom he described as a tall black male in his 20s. Carter said that investigators are securing warrants and that, “We’ll be in his life real soon.”

As the unnamed suspect fled, Carter said, he held out the baby “between the victim and himself.” The suspect, who is on probation, is the father of the infant, who is about one year old, Carter said.

Investigators interviewed the child’s mother, who was unaware that the infant had been used as a “shield” by the suspect. The child was not injured during the burglary.

When the baby’s father is arrested, he will be charged, like Williams, with felony burglary, said Carter.