On March 25, federal agents arrested Cesar Anguiano, 35, for allegedly transporting about 15 kilos of cocaine to Ohio, where the drug was intended for customer Mark Walker (whose rap sheet includes a narcotics trafficking conviction).
In addition to seizing the 15 bricks of cocaine from a car driven by his brother, agents recovered more than $275,000 from a Chrysler being driven by Anguiano (who is locked up without bail).
As detailed in an April 14 U.S. District Court filing, investigators want Facebook to preserve information from Cesar Anguiano’s account so that it can be reviewed for evidence of any contact with Walker, who has also been charged with conspiracy to distribute cocaine.
As seen above, Anguiano’s Facebook page includes a photo of him posing in front of a “Scarface” poster, which appears to hang on a wall in his Ontario, California home. The artwork, which shows Tony Montana firing a machine gun, includes the quote “Say hello to my little friend.” The 1983 film is listed twice among movies that Anguiano “likes.”
Vitor Pina, of Newington, turned himself in to police Tuesday, police said. He is scheduled to appear April 23 at Superior Court in Hartford.
There are at least two instances when Pina was seen masturbating in the gym’s sauna and the men’s locker room, police said.
Managers at the gym had received several complaints about Pina, who is no longer allowed at the gym, police said. Manager reported the incidents to police in March.
They meet on clandestine Internet forums. Or in clubs. Or sometimes at barbecue parties, where as many as 10 adherents gather every month to eat meat and frolic in an outfit that falls somewhere between a Power Ranger’s tunic and Spider-Man’s digs.
It’s called “zentai.” And in Japan, it can mean a lot of things. To 20-year-old Hokkyoku Nigo, it means liberation from the judgment and opinions of others. To a 22-year-old named Hanaka, it represents her lifelong fascination with superheroes. Then to a 36-year-old teacher named Nezumiko, it elicits something sexual. “I like to touch and stroke others and to be touched and stroked like this,” she told the AFP’s Harumi Ozawa.
But to most outsiders, zentai means exactly what it looks like: spandex body suits.
Where did this phenomenon come from and what does it mean? In a culture of unique displays — from men turning trucks into glowing light shows to women wearing Victoria-era clothing — zentai appears to be yet another oddity in a country well accustomed to it.
The trend can take on elements of prurience, however, and groups called things like “zentai addict” and “zentai fetish” teem on Facebook. There are zentai ninjas. There are zentai Pokemon. There are zentai British flags and zentai American flags.
An organization called the Zentai Project, based in England, explains it as “a tight, colorful suit that transforms a normal person into amusement for all who see them . … The locals don’t know what to make of us, but the tourists love us and we get onto lots of tourist snaps — sometimes we can hardly walk 3 steps down the street before being stopped to pose for another picture.”
Though the trend is now apparently global, it was once just a group of Japanese climbing into skintight latex for unknown reasons.
“With my face covered, I cannot eat or drink like other customers,” Hokkyoku Nigo says in the AFP story. “I have led my life always worrying about what other people think of me. They say I look cute, gentle, childish or naive. I have always felt suffocated by that. But wearing this, I am just a person in a full body suit.”
Ikuo Daibo, a professor at Tokyo Mirai University, says wearing full body suits may reflect a sense of societal abandonment. People are acting out to define their individuality.
“In Japan,” he said, ”many people feel lost; they feel unable to find their role in society. They have too many role models and cannot choose which one to follow.”
So what has that caused them to wear neon-red body suits and prance in the streets?
“In a way, they are trying to expose their deeper self by hiding their own identity,” said Daibo. “I find it a very interesting way of communication.”
But despite giggles from around the internet and outside the doors, the store at 901 N. Glebe Road has kept the logo plastered on its windows for at least 5 years. And there’s no indication that it will be changing any time soon.
The restaurant’s owner declined requests for comment, demanding that an ARLnow.com employee leave the store after identifying himself as a reporter — but before even getting a chance to ask about the sign.
It’s unclear why the store has stuck with the logo — which seems intended to be a mustachioed figure with an prodigiously tall chef’s hat — for all these blush-inducing years. Commentary about the sign on Yelp dates back to 2009.
“My coworkers refer to the place as CnB Deli,” Steve L. wrote in 2009. “If you look at the picture I’ve attached you’ll see why: the logo for this place is of a huge c— and balls.”
“Welcome to Dong Deli,” Steve T. wrote in 2011. “Despite the ridic [sic] logo, the food isn’t that bad.”
The most recent review on the Yelp page was written last year by Matt R., who gave the deli five stars. Matt wrote: “I have never eaten here but their logo is a PENIS WITH A MOUSTACHE. 5 stars.”
Brandon Kline, visiting the area from his home on Long Island, N.Y., said he didn’t notice the sign at first, until he was walking from the Ballston Metro to the Holiday Inn a block away from Market Place Cafe and saw that a crowd had gathered to take photos.
“It was soon apparent why the crowd was taking pictures,” Kline told ARLnow.com. Kline said it reminded him of the phallic sign for the Austin Motel in Austin, Texas, “but even that isn’t as bad” as Market Place’s.
“They definitely knew it was a [penis] sign when they made it,” Kline’s girlfriend, Abby Koppa, said. “There’s no way it was unintentional.”
This whole matter started last week when Judge Mullin refused to let Bright inside her courtroom for wearing shorts instead of pants. He was not allowed in the courtroom the following Monday either. Mr. Bright isn’t wearing shorts because he particularly wants to, but rather, because he needs to. He got knee surgery two weeks ago, and as he told KDFW, “I have tubes that come out of my leg that make it prohibitive to wear [pants]. This connects to my ice machine…that is a way of taking down the swelling in my leg. I’m also incapable of putting on long pants by myself.” Bright says that Judge Mullin refused to hear him out, and now he’s crying foul.
Other attorneys think Bright is in the right. David Finn, a criminal law attorney also based in Dallas, told KDFW, “There’s a good reason that he’s not wearing pants, and that’s the knee surgery that he had, and he’s following the doctor’s orders. He’s got a handicap-parking permit. I mean, right now, he’s temporarily handicapped. It’s the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) – it’s black letter law.”
Bright is looking into the ADA to see if it “covers his predicament.” In the meantime, he’s displeased that his client isn’t getting his day in court because of the shorts he has to wear. He told KDFW, “[Judge Mullin] is denying him fair hearings under the Sixth Amendment and holding my physical condition against me, so that I’m unable to practice in her court currently.” Judge Mullin issued a response to KDFW saying, “I can’t comment on any pending matters out of this court because the attorney involved has filed a motion to recuse and the law doesn’t allow me to take any further action on this matter.”
An affidavit filed in federal court April 14, 2014, offered new details into why investigators think Isabel is responsible for placing those cameras, and possibly others, in restrooms at the school.
, 29, was charged after recording devices were found “covertly placed” in two stalls at Hayes Elementary School on Concord Street Wednesday, April 2, 2014. Isabel was in charge of the Stepping Stones after-school program at Hayes Elementary.
The affidavit said a custodian found a small gray junction box hanging on a wall opposite a toilet in a girls’ restroom at the school on April 2. The custodian looked closer, discovered a camera in the box and took the device to the principal’s office. That’s when police were called.
Investigators said the custodian said she had seen a small black device about a week earlier on the wall in a staff restroom in the school library. She thought the device was part of the automatic flushing toilet, and other employees had also seen the device. Although the device was gone a few hours later, no one reported seeing it to the principal or other authorities.
When police determined Isabel had been working when the devices were found, he was brought into the principal’s office to meet with investigators.
When asked if he ever went into the girls’ restroom, Isabel told investigators he goes in there occasionally if he, or a student, needs a tissue, the affidavit said.
“(Isabel) handled the gray device and then made the comment that his fingerprints will now be on the box,” the affidavit said. Isabel also told police he thought he had seen the junction box before, in a stall in the girls’ bathroom. When police checked the girls’ restroom, they found recording devices behind toilets in two of the stalls. The custodian confirmed those devices were just like the one she had seen in the staff restroom.
Cameras were found in the junction box and in the two devices found behind the toilets.
Meanwhile, Isabel left school “ostensibly because he was ill,” the affidavit said.
Police later found the cameras contained close-up images of children from the waist down as they used the toilet.
The cameras were, apparently, operating when they were put into place. They not only captured images of the victims, but the affidavit says images of the man who placed the cameras were also recorded.
“Although the male’s face is not visible, his identification card can be seen hanging from a lanyard on his neck,” the affidavit said about one of the cameras. Another camera captured video of a man installing the camera, and the school principal identified that man as Isabel from a still image police captured from the video.
Meet Christopher Nicholas Hiatt.
Police encountered Hiatt after he called 911 to report a theft. After discovering that Hiatt had an active arrest warrant from a neighboring county, officers sought to arrest him. According to investigators, Hiatt struggled when cops sought to handcuff him.
As officers subsequently tried to stuff Hiatt (seen above) in a patrol car, he allegedly licked one of the cop’s eyes. The licking occurred in front of Pisser’s Palace in Walkerville, a Butte suburb.
According to jail records, Hiatt is being held on four charges, including felony assault on a peace officer and assault with bodily fluid, a misdemeanour.
In India, public defecation is a serious problem. This public service announcement attempts to combat the issue with a silly song and surreal, animated music video.
It might not be for everyone, but to its credit, the musical PSA, entitled “Poo Party,” manages to make an unsavory topic both memorable and entertaining. And that’s to say nothing of how catchy its refrain is: “Take the poo to the loo.”