Nothing like those dog days of summer, high on meth, burglarizing a home and cooling down by splashing toilet water on your face


A 45-year-old man allegedly burglarized a home while being high on meth on Thursday night.

4609687_GParadise Valley police say a homeowner called in a burglary around 9:30 p.m. at their home near Lincoln Drive and 32nd Street.

The homeowner said the burglar was a white male wearing only jeans and no shirt.

The suspect fled the scene as the officers arrived, but was later found hiding behind an air conditioning unit near Lincoln and Palo Cristi Road.

He was identified as Christopher Fulton.

Fulton was taken to a police station where police say he admitted to being extremely high on meth and to drinking vodka earlier in the evening.

Police say he started splashing himself with toilet water to try and cool off, but became very sick.

The Phoenix Fire Department was called and he eventually had to be taken to a hospital for an accelerated heart rate and the combination of drugs and alcohol in his system.

Charges are pending.

Officers say it does not appear anything was taken from the home.

Cameo Crispi On Trial For Allegedly Setting Fire To Ex’s Home With Bacon


n-CRISPI-largeA Utah woman accused of using a pound of bacon to start a fire in her ex-boyfriend’s house will stand trial on arson charges.

Police say Cameo Adawn Crispi, 32, repeatedly called and texted her former flame from his home in March, where she left the bacon over a lit burner.

The Deseret News reports the man wasn’t home and called police saying he wanted Crispi out of his house. Officers arrived and saw smoke flowing out the front door. Inside, they found hot coals on the floor around an open wood stove and the burned bacon.

Charging documents say Crispi’s blood-alcohol level was 0.346, four times the legal limit.

Crispi is due back in court in October to face arson, burglary and other charges.

EEK! Mom Finds Dead Mouse In Box Of Crunchy Nut Cereal


This is a cereal crime.

A mom in the United Kingdom is super cereal about her kids’ breakfast. She’s ratting out Kellogg’s after she found a dead mouse in her 2-year-old grandson’s box of Crunchy Nut corn flakes, according to the Mirror.

Solent News & Photo AgencyPauline Henderson, 50, was pouring a bowl of the freshly opened cereal when she says she found this:

Naturally, the Portsmouth native was disgusted.

“It was horrible,” she told The Portsmouth News. “If [my grandson] Toby had eaten it I could have been rushing him to the hospital … Goodness knows how long the mouse was in the box or if it was dead or alive when it went in.”

She didn’t have to rush anyone to the hospital, but she did throw the box — mouse included — into the freezer while she notified environmental officials.

A representative of the supermarket Tesco, where Henderson reportedly bought the cereal, told the Daily Mail that the find is “concerning.”

“We set ourselves the highest standards for the quality and safety of the food we sell and were concerned to hear of this,” the spokesman said. “We would like to thank Ms Henderson for alerting us and we will work with the supplier to support their investigation.”

Henderson also reportedly declined Kellogg’s offer of a new box of cereal.

Tina Durant Accused Of Allowing Man To Get Her 11-Year-Old Daughter Pregnant


A Newton mother is charged with child endangerment after it was discovered her 12-year-old daughter became preganant as the result of alleged sexual abuse.

Tina-DurantTina M. Durant, 37, was charged Friday following an investigation in which police determined the victim was sleeping in the same bed as Jacob White, 24 of Newton, and was suspected of engaging in sexual behavior between April and May.

During a doctor’s visit the victim was heard telling Durant “I tried to tell you several times,” according to a police report.

Multiple witnesses indicated they had addressed the matter with Durant, but she refused to take any action, according to a police report. After a witness explicitatly told Durant that she had seen the victim engaging in sexual behavior, Durant still failed to protect the victim by notifiying law enforcement, the Department of Human Services or taking any action herself, according to the police report.

White was charged July 17 with third-degree sexual abuse, according to police records. In White’s arrest report it says the victim’s parents reported the alleged abuse after reading her Faceboook conversations with White.

Durant was cited and released. Her initial court appearance is scheduled for Sept. 9.

White is not in custody, but has a no contact order with the victim. A court appearance has not been scheduled for his case.

Morbid Anatomy Museum: You Know You’re Dying To See It


n-MORBID-ANATOMY-MUSEUM-largeThere’s an old saying: “Do you what you love and the money will follow.”

What does that say about Joanna Ebenstein, who has turned a lifelong interest in death and bizarre human and animal anomalies into a thriving tourist attraction: The Morbid Anatomy Museum in Brooklyn.

Some of the macabre attractions at the MAM include death masks, emu feet and wax models of diseased body parts.

“People ask me all the time how I got involved in this sort of thing and … what some people would deem morbid stuff,” she told the Huffington Post. “In my mind, all children are into it and I just never outgrew it.”

See some of the bizarre parts of the collection in the video above.

Man Has Kept All His Nail Clippings In A Jar — Since 1978!


n-RICHARD-GIBSON-TOENAIL-large300Richard Gibson keeps his most cherished item on a shelf in his Lafayette, Louisianaa, home.

It’s not a picture of his loved ones, nor a prized trophy, it’s a jar containing every single toenail and fingernail he’s clipped off himself since February, 1978.

“I remember it well. I still have the manicure kit,” he told The Huffington Post.

Gibson, a 58-year-old oil investor, was clipping his toenails when he decided to put the clippings into the manicure box instead of the trash can.

“I started doing it again and again and then decided to see how long it would take to fill the box,” he said proudly.

o-TOENAILS-570t took only two years to fill the box, but by then he was hooked, and moved his collection to the glass jar he currently uses.

“I have no idea how many nails are in the jar,” Gibson said. “It’s well into the thousands.”

Gibson’s commitment to his keratin collection hasn’t been easy at times. He says his ex-wife used to insist he hide the jar when visitors came to the house.

However, it’s finally paid off: A picture of Gibson proudly holding the jar appears in the newest Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! book, “Reality Shock!” debuting Sept. 9.

“I haven’t told her,” he said. “I’m waiting until I can show her the book. She’s always been annoyed by them.”

Gibson figures the jar is 99 percent full, but hasn’t thought about what to do when the last toenail reaches the tippy-top.

“I don’t know what I’ll do,” he said. “I’ll probably put them into something else. I’ve got enough room for several more months worth of nails.”

Surprisingly, he has no set schedule for adding to the jar.

“I only cut them when I break a fingernail or toenail,” he said. “I don’t cut them that often — they’re long.”

Nails are the only clippings Gibson collects. He is a longtime fan of Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! who has submitted 70,000 weird facts for inclusion in the popular column.

“I’ve had 750 of them printed, but this is the first time I’ve made it into one of the books,” he said. “It’s not like winning an Oscar, but I am proud.”


Short on money? Why not start claiming your child has terminal cancer?


leatha-kaye-slausonLeatha Kaye Slauson, 30, of Atlantic Iowa is facing charges linked to an allegation that she solicited money and widespread attention by claiming her 5-year-old daughter had terminal cancer. The child is not sick.

Slauson is currently charged with Felony Child Endangerment and Distribution of Drugs to a Child Under 18. That latter is a Class B felony.

The community had rallied behind efforts to help Riley Slauson enjoy what everyone believed was a life shortened by cancer. Fund-raising events helped pay for a trip to Disney World and to ease the family’s financial burden. The donations included more than $1,000 to an online donation site.

County Attorney Dan Feistner said Friday the child’s mother had admitted, “It was all, in essence, a ruse if you will on her part.”

The alleged scam began to take shape in October, 2013. Atlantic Police Chief Steve Green said, “She brought forth the story that the child was declining in health,” and a flood of support followed.

That story escalated through an elaborate web that drew in donations by word of mouth and Internet outreach.

Feistner said, “The community of Cass County, city of Atlantic commenced a flow-blown support of this individual.”

How much money was involved in this is uncertain. Feistner said, “It’s difficult to determine at this time,” but the donations involved checks, cash and payment for goods and services.

The story began to unravel as Riley was preparing to enter kindergarten. The school was looking into setting up a program for Riley and authorities say the medical contacts involved in that process turned up irregularities.

That triggered a rapidly unfolding investigation that resulted in charges within 24 hours.

Riley and four siblings are now in their father’s custody. Investigators say Leatha Slauson is the only person who appears to have been involved in any allegedly illegal activity.

She is currently being held in the county jail. Bond was initially withheld. A magistrate will review the case with the addition of the drug charge that was added Friday after the original Child Endangerment charge was filed.

The drug involved was Cannabis oil and Riley tested positive for that.

Feistner said, “There was a presence of THC in the child. That’s correct.”

The investigation is ongoing. The prosecutor said it’s possible that other legal action could follow. “Fraud, theft, I think there are possible other charges,” he said but that’s speculative at this point in the case.

Both Feistner and Chief Green said that while all of this appears to have been a con, what was genuine was the response of the community to the plight of an ostensibly ill child.

Chief Green said, “This isn’t the first time this community has stepped up for people. We do it for everybody.”

The chief himself donated to the cause.

“I did,” he said. “As a matter of fact my wife had cancer last year so we’re pretty invested in the situation.”

Feistner said communities near and far have contributed thousands of dollars. The money that’s been accounted for is currently frozen. Feistner says it’s not yet clear what will become of the funds.