Category Archives: Sad Story
Bad: A cop shooting herself in the leg. Worse: Not admitting it. Leading to a massive manhunt for the gunman
According to Guns.com, the incident occurred around 10 p.m. The officer was running down a hill when she discharged a round from her 9mm pistol into her leg.
Perhaps in an effort to protect her job (she’s only been on the job for three years), the officer didn’t report that she shot herself. Instead, she said a gunman from the party shot her. After an ambulance arrived and rushed the officer to the hospital, a huge and predictably unsuccessful search for the non-existent shooter ensued.
Police spent hours questioning over 30 people who were at the party. At the hospital, doctors became suspicious of the officer’s story when they discovered the bullet was fired down into her leg. Police checked the officer’s gun and, surprise surprise, they found one bullet missing from the magazine.
The Gatineau Police Department released a vague statement on the matter, saying they could not “confirm or deny” any details about the story. Referring to the self-inflicted shot, a police spokesperson said the department is “looking at the possibility that she did that to herself.”
The officer is in the hospital waiting to have a minor surgery performed on the wound. She was said to still be in “shock” and was unavailable for any interviews or comments. Although police haven’t concluded their investigation, you’ve got to think this unlucky officer has some disciplinary action coming her way.
Police Charge Internet Celebrity, Kai The Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker, With The Murder Of New Jersey Lawyer
Caleb Lawrence McGillvary, who received the nickname because he used a hatchet to subdue a man who ran over a California utility worker, was arrested at a Greyhound Bus terminal in Philadelphia, police said.
Officials believe McGillvary, 24, killed Joseph Galfy, who was found in his Clark, N.J. home on Monday, dead of blunt force trauma. Prosecutors say Galfy met McGillvary in Times Square Saturday night, and brought him back to his house to spend the night.
They say they believe the two men had a sexual encounter.
Authorities said McGillvary, who has appeared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” pondered on his Facebook page Tuesday the idea of waking up in a stranger’s house with a groggy head and injuries, and the realization of being drugged and raped. “What would you do?” he wrote, according to officials.
McGillvary gained notoriety earlier this year when he was hitchhiking with a man who allegedly attempted to run over a utility worker.
According to the Fresno Bee, McGillvary pulled a hatchet out of his backpack and struck the driver in the head after the dispute, and others held the man until police arrived.
McGillvary describes himself as “homefree,” rather than “homeless,” and said on Kimmel that he steals from Wal-Mart, Target and Safeway and gives away the loot.
Authorities said he will be processed in Philadelphia and returned to New Jersey in the coming days.
News of the arrest came just as family and friends had gathered at a New Jersey funeral home for Galfy’s wake.
“I prefer to think that Joe was a decent person who opened his door to someone and paid a hell of a price,” said Michael Savvis, a friend of Galfy’s. “I thought he was a good man, a great attorney.”
COLORADO SPRINGS — A notorious former Colorado Springs city councilman and his wife were cited for child neglect after Colorado Springs police found a naked 13-year-old boy living in a home littered with feces.
Charles E. Wingate and his wife, Sharon Starkey, were cited after a neighbor called police who checked on the home in the 6100 block of Corinth Drive and found the boy, described by officers as “autistic”, living in unsanitary conditions, which included live and dead rodents in the residence.
“The boy stated he is an only child, home-schooled, and does not remember ever being outside the house. Neighbors confirmed they have not seen the boy outside in several years,” police said.
The boy was taken to a hospital before he was handed over to the state Department of Human Services, police said.
Wingate and Starkey were not home during the investigation but were served a summons on suspicion of child neglect, police said.
Newborn children are often considered treasures that we should take care of. However, for whatever reasons, some think of them as possible sources of income and choose instead to sell these gifts in order to earn money.
A man in India sold his grandchild on Facebook for 70,000 rupees (US$1,278). After his daughter Noor gave birth to his grandson, Feroze Khan, with the help of some hospital staff, he took the baby and was able to give him to his buyer, Amir Kumar. After seeing pictures of Feroze’s grandson via Facebook, Kumar agreed to pay for the baby.
Police learned about the incident after Noor filed complaints that her father sold her son. They immediately launched an investigation and were able to trace the baby in Delhi.
Ludhiana’s Commissioner of Police, Ishwar Singh, said, “We acted upon the complaint of the mother, who alleged that her child was stolen from the nursing home in Ludhiana. After investigations, we found the grandfather of the child had struck a deal with a man in Delhi and had roped-in the nursing staff to smuggle the baby out of the nursing home. We have arrested four people including the grandfather. We have also booked the buyer from Delhi.”
The reason for all this was that Mr. Khan was planning on another arranged marriage for his daughter. He had hoped that his daughter would get an abortion, but the hospital staff did not agree.
Sadly, the emergency call police got in Clinton over weekend is not that uncommon – the result of a powerful pain killing patch. And it is not just teens looking to get high.
Oftentimes, it is much more innocent mistakes that turn deadly.
A cross in the front lawn of Destiny Spitler’s home marks a significant and sudden loss.
“Always happy. Bubbly. She was very bubbly,” former babysitter Mary Hawkins said.
The 12-year-old girl’s grandmother described Destiny as loving, giving and caring.
“She loved to sing. She sang all the time. But apparently she was a very curious little girl that we didn’t realize,” Diana Spitler said.
Destiny’s grandma uses fentanyl, a powerful pain patch, to manage her back pain.
When Destiny died in her sleep Saturday morning, investigators found one on her thigh.
What prompted the 12-year-old to affix it is unclear, but her grandmother said Destiny pulled it from the trash.
“It was a patch that was from last Tuesday. And she put it on,” Diana Spitler said.
Toxicologist Dr. Stephen Thornton, with the University of Kansas Hospital, said he has seen many cases where children have overdosed on a patch tossed in the trash, sometimes thinking it is a sticker.
“Once you use that patch and you take it off, it still has about 50 percent of the fentanyl that was started with,” Thornton said.
That is why it’s important to consider not just how people store their medications, but also how to dispose of it.
It’s something Destiny’s grandmother didn’t know and something she wants others to hear.
“Mothers, fathers … anyone who wears these dang patches, dispose of them, fold them up in tiny little pieces and flush them down the stool so your babies won’t be like mine,” she said.
That is exactly what doctors recommend – crumple it or fold it, then flush it.
People may have heard before not to flush medicine because it contaminates ground water, but there are a handful of medications the FDA does recommend flushing because they are so dangerous for children, and this is one of them. Click here for more information.
At this point, police aren’t certain if the fentanyl itself killed Destiny or if it was an interaction with medication she was taking that was prescribed to her.
They expect to have a more conclusive autopsy report in six to eight weeks.
The teen wasn’t the demon’s first victim, either. The first was 63-year-old Gerald Myers earlier in the day. The 90-lb Hell-Hound attacked the man, pulled him to the ground and dragged him down the street. Myers ended up with 11 stitches, but only because the guy knew a demon’s weak spot – the window to the soul.
“He switched legs and got on my right leg. And that’s when I stuck my fingers in his eyes and he let me go,” Myers said.
A police sergeant got the call regarding the attack on Myers and went in search for the beast. When he found the dog, it was already making a second attempt at a sacrifice for Satan. Tyrell Henry had been walking to school when the skies grew dark and the air dropped by 15 degrees. That’s when the monster attacked, seemingly coming from nowhere.
Lucky for Henry the police officer found him when he did, or the minion from Hell would have swallowed the poor kid’s soul. But Henry was saved by the officer’s quick thinking and a bullet from the officer’s service revolver. Henry needed 16 staples to repair the damage done, but his soul was intact.
Henry was grateful for the officer, stating had he not showed up: “I’d probably, like, be dead.” Police do not know who the dog belongs to, but say once they find out, that person will be charged.
An 11-year-old girl found wandering alone and disoriented in China was the victim of horrifying abuse at the hands of her father, it has emerged.
The young girl’s mouth had been stitched up with fishing cord and her head submerged in boiling water, her skin had been pierced with sewing needles, and she had been hung upside down and beaten, according to reports.
The girl, named as Xiao Li, who is now recovering in hospital, has scars all over her body and chunks of hair are missing from her scalded scalp.
Local news reports in China said the girl was talking to herself and occasionally shouting abuse at passersby when a man approached her on May 8.
The man, named as Mr Fu, discovered the girl was missing hair and was covered in scars, a Sky News report said.
Villagers told Mr Fu the girl’s name was Xiao Li, and that she had suffered abuse at the hands of her father, named only as Yang.
Mr Fu contacted police and Yang was arrested. Through a combination of ensuing medical examinations and police interviews with Yang officers have pieced together the nightmare ordeal the 11-year-old girl suffered.
Photographs of the little girl, who was made to kneel on a floor covered in shards of broken glass, reveal fresh wounds alongside scars left behind from old injuries.
Doctors fear she has been malnourished for much of her life, and suspect her hair will never grow back.
Horror: The 11-year-old girl was wandering alone in a town in Guizhou province (pictured) in China
The girl’s grandmother has said in an interview that her parents left home to find work shortly after Xiao Li was born.
She was looked after by her grandparents for five years before her father returned and the abuse began.
The grandmother claimed she was aware of the abuse but powerless to stop it, and said her son Yang abused her as well as her granddaughter.
Police in China were made aware of the incident when the little girl’s head was plunged into boiling water.
Yang is said to have told officers he was trying to rid his daughter of head lice. He was ordered to take his daughter to hospital, but police did not pursue the matter further.
The 11-year-old is recovering in hospital in China, where the costs of her medical treatment have been waived.
Government officials in the area say they are seeking guardians to take care of Xiao Li as her grandparents are now to old to care for her, the Sky News report said.
by Elysia McMahan
The Mayan civilization was one of the most advanced and sophisticated cultures in the Western Hemisphere before the arrival of European explorers. Aside from serving as a place to hold sacrificial rituals, the sacred Mayan pyramids were used as landmarks and built high above the jungle to serve as a reminder that the gods were ever present. Many times they had doorways leading to nowhere.
Sitting in the middle of a privately owned sugar cane field was once one of the largest Mayan pyramids in all of Belize. It may have lacked some of the details present in more well-preserved cultural remains of ancient cities, but the head of the Belize Institute of Archaeology, Jaime Awe, said that builders couldn’t have mistaken the 100-foot-tall pyramid mound for an everyday hill.
“It’s a feeling of incredible disbelief because of the ignorance and the insensitivity … they were using this for road fill,” Awe said. “It’s like being punched in the stomach, it’s just so horrendous.”
Authorities detected the destruction of the 2,300-year-old complex last week, when builders began extracting crushed rock from the historical site to build roads. Although the Nohmul complex sits on private land, it is supposed to be protected by the government.
Belizean police are currently conducting an investigation regarding the demolition.
This sacrifice made for the sake of building roads surely has not appeased and nourished the gods.
Update below: Mario Hunt, an assistant teacher and coach at Cahokia High School, is accused of having sexual contact with a minor — while he knew he was HIV positive. The alleged abuse, police say, stems back to 2011 when the victim was seventeen years old.
It’s unclear exactly what his connection is to the victim, but charges say that Hunt, 35, “holds a position of trust authority or supervision” in relation to the minor.
Because he knowingly exposed the student to the virus, he is facing — in addition to criminal sexual assault charge — a transmission of HIV charge as well.
Officials say there could be more victims.
It appears that Hunt, who was an assistant track coach, has been placed on leave.
The charges from the St. Clair County Circuit Court, full document below, say that somewhere between January and June of 2011, Hunt, who lived in Cahokia, “knowingly committed an act of sexual conduct with a male minor.” Those felony charges include oral sex and more.
The charges are all the more serious because he allegedly abused the minor knowing he was HIV positive (though the transmission charges don’t mean that the minor was necessarily infected).
He was arrested yesterday with a $300,000 bail.
KTVI (Channel 2) reports that two additional victims have come forward and that police are also aware of inappropriate social media postings:
And police believe the crimes may have happened at school — during school hours.
Update, 10:30 a.m.: Daily RFT got in touch with Cahokia School District Superintendent Art Ryan, who tells us that school officials learned of the criminal charges yesterday afternoon.
Ryan, however, says that the school was in the process of investigating a complaint of Hunt’s inappropriate social media behavior and texting, brought forward by a mother.
When school officials learned that there was a criminal investigation, they suspended Hunt, he adds.
“We’re shocked,” he says, noting that the HIV-related charges are especially upsetting. “The whole situation is sad and disturbing.”
He says he is not aware of additional complaints from other students but plans to discuss this with the police chief today. He also says he will be sending out a notice to parents today updating them on the situation.
Note about images: The images shown here have been pulled from a video depicting the sexual abuse of a minor. These images have been sanitized for public release.
WASHINGTON — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) is seeking the arrest of an unidentified man for producing child pornography and the rescue of a 7 to 9-year-old victim of sexual exploitation.
A criminal complaint and arrest warrant for “John Doe” was signed Friday in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. HSI is seeking any tips about the possible identity or whereabouts of John Doe, who is believed to be located somewhere in the United States.
HSI is requesting that anyone with information about this person contact the agency immediately, in one of two ways:
- Call the ICE Tip Line, which is staffed 24-hours a day:
- 1-866-347-2423 from the U.S. & Canada
- 1-802-872-6199 from anywhere in the world
- Complete an online tip form at www.ICE.gov/tips
All tips will remain anonymous. Individuals should not attempt to apprehend the suspect personally.
HSI’s Victim Identification Program seeks to rescue child victims of sexual abuse and exploitation and bring the perpetrators to justice.
This investigation is part of Operation Predator, a nationwide HSI initiative to protect children from sexual predators, including those who travel overseas for sex with minors, Internet child pornographers, criminal alien sex offenders and child sex traffickers. HSI encourages the public to report suspected child predators and any suspicious activity through its toll-free hotline at 1-866-347-2423 or by completing its online tip form. Both are staffed around the clock by investigators.
Suspected child sexual exploitation or missing children may be reported to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, an Operation Predator partner, via its toll-free 24-hour hotline, 1-800-843-5678.
HSI is a founding member and current chair of the Virtual Global Taskforce, an international alliance of law enforcement agencies and private industry sector partners working together to prevent and deter online child sexual abuse.
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