July 31, 2010

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Beginning this weekend, The Weekly Vice will be accepting your crime and nutty news story submissions through The Weekly Vice Facebook Fan site.

We've chosen this avenue for story submissions because it's fast and easy. It also enables other readers to access and comment on your story submissions using a universal format they're familiar with.

We realize that not everyone has a Facebook page, however, it takes about as much time to set up a quick Facebook profile as it would take to create a new forum login.

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We'll be doing some things with Facebook that you've never seen us do on The Weekly Vice website.

Lastly, please feel free to add me, Danny Vice, to your Facebook friend's list.

I've enjoyed getting to know our readers a little better over these past couple of weeks and look forward to meeting you =)

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July 30, 2010

Amanda Little Told A Little White Lie - Jailed After Crying Rape To Cover Up Sex Romp

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Conyers, Ga. (The Weekly Vice) - Amanda Little, a 26-year-old Oxford woman was arrested this week after she allegedly lied about being raped to cover up a sex romp her boyfriend was about to find out about.

According to Conyers Police, Amanda Little initially told investigators that she had been kidnapped and then raped while walking in a Wal-Mart parking lot about 1 a.m on June 24.

She claimed that her abductor took her to another location where he carried out the sexual assault.

While investigating the case, detectives reviewed surveillance video of the parking lot, but did not find an instance where a woman appeared to have been abducted.

Eventually, the woman came clean - admitting that she made up the rape story to cover up a sex romp her boyfriend was about to learn about.

Investigators say Little told them she was having sex at another location when her cell phone accidentally dialed the number of her boyfriend's friend. The call left a voice mail recording on the friend's phone, capturing Little's bout of unfaithfulness.

She was booked into jail on a charge of filing a false report of a crime.

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Maria Galicia - Charged With Beating, Burning And Breaking Her Baby Daughter

Gustine, California (The Weekly Vice) - Maria Galicia, a 26-year-old Gustine woman was jailed after she allegedly took her daughter to the hospital for an ear infection, when an ear infection was the least of the little girl's problems.

According to Gustine police, Galicia brought her 11-month-old daughter in to see a doctor at Memorial Hospital Los Banos Monday after she suspected her daughter had an ear infection. The child was then taken to Children's Hospital for further evaluation.

Investigators say Children's Hospital medical officials inspected the child, and noted that she had several prior injuries including a fractured skull, broken arm, fractured leg and a burn on her. The child's burn marks are believed to have been caused by heated hair straightener.

Galicia was booked into Merced County Jail on suspicion of child endangerment likely to produce great bodily harm or death. She released after posting $50,000 bail.

She was arrested again Tuesday afternoon after further investigation by detectives on suspicion of aggravated assault. She is being held in lieu of $500,000 bail.

The child is now in protective custody.

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Justin Johnson Thought He Was The Million Dollar Man

Bloomfield, Indiana (The Weekly Vice) - Justin Johnson, a 21-year-old Bloomfield man, was arrested Friday after he allegedly attempted to cash a check for $1 million dollars.

According to the Greene County Sheriff's Department, Johnson pulled up to the drive-through window of a local bank and handed over a check to be cashed for 1 million dollars.

Investigators say the bank employee could tell it was a forgery so she requested Johnson's driver's license as standard operation for cashing a check. The teller made a copy of Johnson's license, returned it to him, and then refused to cash the check.

The woman then called investigators who paid a little visit to Johnson at his home.

According to the probable cause affidavit, Johnson received a blank check from a man for whom he had worked. Johnson then allegedly filled the check out for $1 million dollars and signed the man's name.

He was booked into the Greene County Jail and charged with a class-c felony forgery. Bond has been set at $10,000.

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Sharri Butler - Jailed After Attempting To Sell Baby, So The Baby Daddy Would “Get Off Her Back”

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Raleigh, North Carolina (The Weekly Vice) - Sharri Chellerina Butler, a 22-year-old North Carolina woman was jailed two weeks ago after she allegedly tried to sell her 2-month-old child because she was tired of being bothered by the child's father.

According to Raleigh Police, investigators were called after a woman received a voice mail from another woman who was offering to sell her baby. The caller, now identified as Sharri Butler, reportedly left her work number asking to be contacted.

Investigators traced the number back to Butler, a single mother with three children. She was arrested shortly thereafter.

Butler appeared before a Wake magistrate after her arrest, explaining that she and the child's father were not together, but that he was a "crazy baby father" who demanded that she put the baby up for adoption.

She reportedly told detectives that she called a random number and then offered the baby for sale "in order to get him off her back." Detectives say the number was not random, but wouldn't go into specifics about how the two women might be connected.

Butler was booked into the Wake County Jail on charges of contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. Her bond was set at $10,000.

The Weekly Vice Opinion:

Contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile? Are they for real? This type of charge is a long way away from a human trafficking charge - and doesn't come with nearly the same kind of penalties.

Seems to us this police department really doesn't want to take this case seriously. And if police won't take it seriously, why should the child's mother take it seriously?

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July 29, 2010

James Burden, Dubbed The “Naked Trampoline Man”, Avoids Jail Time After Woman Catches Him Masturbating On Trampoline

Falkirk, UK (The Weekly Vice) - James Burden, a 55-year-old UK man narrowly avoided jail time Thursday after he was found guilty of masturbating while bouncing on a trampoline.

According to Falkirk prosecutors, police were called when a woman woke up early on March 25th to find Burden bouncing on a trampoline outside her window.

Investigators say the woman watched as Burden bounced on the tramp with a lit cigarette in one hand and his penis in the other.

He then reportedly crawled down from the trampoline and walked towards the woman's home, prompting her to call police

Falkirk Sheriff Court prosecutors say Burden admitted to the spectacle, claiming he did it "Just for the thrill of it."

Burden later pleaded guilty to one count of publicly exposing his 'person' in a shameless and indecent manner, and approaching his neighbour's house and placing the occupant in a state of fear and alarm.

During the sentencing phase of his case, Burden attempted to withdraw his guilty plea, however the request was denied.

The court sentenced Burden three years probation, but left him with this warning. "Breach the probation in any way and you may be removed from the community."

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William Willis - Jailed On Child Porn And Burglary Charges - Police Discover Underground Room In Back Yard.

Glendale, Arizona (The Weekly Vice) - William Willis, a 45-year-old Arizona man who currently faces robbery charges, sparked a great deal more interest from police when detectives found a large stash of child pornography at his home and a mysterious underground room in his back yard.

According to Glendale Police, Willis was arrested when he was found leaving a pharmacy that had just been robbed earlier this month. After Willis' arrest, he reportedly admitted to committing other burglaries as well, according to police.

Detectives obtained a search warrant for Willis' home which revealed a whole host concerns.

Investigators say they found large amounts of property they believe were stolen, a large stash of child pornography, an auto-erotic ligature, wigs, makeup and several sex toys.

When detectives walked out to Willis' backyard, they found a 12-foot underground staircase that led to an underground room that Willis had apparently dug by hand.

The room, which was declared by police to be a safety hazard was later filled in with dirt after an officer checked to ensure no one was inside.

It is still unknown what Willis had planned to use the room, according to police.

Willis was booked into jail on 15 counts of burglary and one count of sexual exploitation of a minor.

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James Holsten Was Hopping Mad - Jailed After Jumping On patrol Cars Just moments After His Release From Jail

Stafford, Virginia (The Weekly Vice) - James Holsten, a 27-year-old Virginia man, was jailed just minutes after being released from jail after he allegedly threw an idiot-sized tantrum because the jail didn't give him back his knife.

According to the Stafford County Sheriff's Office, Holsten was being released from the Rappahannock Regional Jail when he flew into a rage because the jail didn't return to him a knife he believe the jail owed him.

Investigators say Holsten's decided to demonstrate his anger by jumping on the hoods of three patrol cruisers that belonged to the jail. He was apprehended, but not before causing thousands of dollars in damage to the vehicles.

Holsten was originally booked into jail on a public intoxication charge. He now faces new charges of felony destruction of property and a misdemeanor destruction of property charge.

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Loretta Cottey - Jailed After Smuggling Drugs Into Jail For Convicted Son

Lebanon, Ohio (The Weekly Vice) - Loretta Cottey, a 53-year-old Ohio woman was jailed after she attempted to smuggle drugs into jail for her already convicted son.

According to the Ohio State Highway Patrol, detectives received a tip that alleged Cottey would be attempting the bring drugs to her son, who is currently an inmate at the Warren Correctional Institute.

When Cottey arrived at the jail to visit her son, troopers confronted her about the drugs she had allegedly smuggled into jail.

Investigators say Cottey admitted to possessing the drugs , volunteering eight small balloons that were each filled with 2 grams of marijuana.

She also reportedly smuggled 58 Klonopin tablets and two $100 bills.

Cottey was booked into the Warren County Jail on charges of attempting to convey drugs onto the grounds of a detention facility and possessing criminal tools.

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TIffany Riley Wasn’t About To Let A Child’s Broken Arm Distract Her From Eating Lunch

Andalusia, Alabama (The Weekly Vice) - Alabama couple Tiffany Riley, 20, and Jermaine Pate, 24, were arrested Friday after they allegedly broke a toddler's arm in three places, dragged the child up a flight of stairs and then locked her in a bedroom so the couple could eat without hearing the little girl cry.

According to Andalusia Police, Riley's 1-year-old daughter was injured Wednesday after tripping on the tracks of a sliding glass door. Riley took her daughter to the hospital where the child was treated for bruising to her face.

While at the hospital, doctors discovered that the child was also suffering from ear infections in both ears.

Investigators say Riley became agitated the next day when the little girl began to cry. That's when she reportedly grabbed the child by the arm, breaking it in three places. She then allegedly dragged the child up a flight of stairs and then locked her in a bedroom so that she and her boyfriend could finish their lunch in peace.

Over the following weekend, the couple routinely locked the child in a secluded downstairs bathroom so that the couple would not have to endure the sound of the child's crying.

On Monday, four days after the little girl's arm had been broken, the couple decided to bring the little girl to a doctor to see what the child's fussing was all about. The child was then taken to Sacred Heart Hospital where emergency workers determined the child's injuries were a result of alleged abuse.

Riley and her boyfriend Pate were booked in the Covington County Jail and charged with one count each of class-b felony torture/willful abuse of a child. Bond was initially set at $20,000 but was raised to $250,000 each due to the nature of the crime.

Pate faces an additional charge of violating the terms of his probation; stemming from a domestic violence charge. He is currently being held without bond.

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Sheryce Hudak - Jailed After Handing Woman A Tire Iron Beat Down

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Norwich, Connecticut (The Weekly Vice) - Sheryce Hudak, a 24-year-old Norwich woman, was arrested Friday after she allegedly played bumper cars with another woman before dragging her from her car and then beating her with a tire iron.

According to Norwich Police, Hudak reportedly rammed a woman's car several times while the woman and her child were inside the vehicle. She reportedly continued to ram the vehicle until the woman pulled over and stopped.

That's when Hudak allegedly dragged the woman out of her vehicle and proceeded to beat her with a tire iron.

Investigators say the victim, who was an acquaintance, was transported to William Backus Hospital for non-life threatening injuries.

Hudak was booked into the Corrigan Correctional Facility and charged with first-degree criminal attempt to assault, second-degree assault, carrying a dangerous weapon, second-degree breach of peace, risk of injury to a minor, first degree reckless endangerment, second-degree threatening and first-degree criminal mischief. Bond has been set at $100,000.

Anyone with any information regarding the incident should call police at (860) 886-5561.

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July 28, 2010

Nicole Murphy Allegedly Had A Secret Storage Compartment For Her Meth

New Caney, Texas (The Weekly Vice) - Nicole Murphy, a 28-year-old Texas woman was jailed after a seat belt violation led to the discover of methamphetamine in her vagina.

According to the East Montgomery County Sheriff's Office, a deputy pulled a vehicle over after noticing it's license plate had an expired registration sticker.

When the deputy approached the vehicle, he noticed that one of the passengers, Nicole Murphy, did not appear to be wearing a seat belt.

After making contact with the car's driver, the deputy recognized the unbuckled Murphy, who is known to be a repeat drug offender. He also noted that Murphy appeared to be under the influence of a drug.

After gaining consent of the driver, the deputy searched the vehicle for drugs, but was unable to find anything.

Convinced that Murphy was likely hiding whatever drug she appeared to be high on, the officer took her into custody for the alleged seat belt violation and transported her to jail.

During a subsequent interview, Murphy reportedly admitted to possessing methamphetamine which she had stashed inside her vagina.

She removed the substance from her vagina and turned it over to authorities.

Murphy was booked into the Montgomery County Jail on charges of first-degree felony delivery of a controlled substance, introduction of a controlled substance into a correctional facility and no seat belt. Her bail has been set at $53,000.

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Randy Humple Gets Four Years In Prison After Stealing Pet Spider From Public Library

Westminster, Maryland (The Weekly Vice) - Randy Humple, a 27-year-old Maryland man was sentenced to jail Monday after he allegedly stole a tarantula from a local public library.

According to police, library employees called police back in May after a pet Tarantula named Chili Rose turned up missing from the library's front desk.

The thief came to police attention when witnesses told authorities that they saw Humple with the spider and that he bragged about stealing it.

Carroll County Circuit Judge, Barry Hughes, sentenced Humple to 90 days in jail for stealing the spider. He then tacked on an additional 4 years in prison since Humple was on probation for a 2007 assault case.

Humple reportedly told the judge that he knew he had "done some stupid things", by which the judge answered by saying his actions may have been "stupid on one level," but were also "criminal on another level".

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Darryl Roberts - Jailed After Forcing Wedding Ring Down Ex-Wife’s Throat

Fairfield, Maine (The Weekly Vice) - Darryl Roberts, a 44-year-old Fairfield man was arrested last weekend after he forced his ex-wife to swallow his wedding ring.

According to Fairfield Police, Roberts, his ex-wife and another woman met together for drinks at a local pub, however, the party came to an abrupt end when Roberts became upset with his former spouse.

Following the confrontation, Roberts reportedly called his ex-wife 16 times threatening to harm her. The calls ended when Roberts arrived on her doorstep at about 4:17 a.m. the following morning.

Investigators say Roberts kicked in the woman's front door and then forced his way into her bedroom.

When the woman opened her mouth to scream, Roberts shoved his wedding ring into her mouth and then held her mouth and nose closed until she swallowed the ring. He then beat the woman's head repeatedly, threatening to kill her if she told police.

Although the incident occurred back on June 23rd, a warrant wasn't issued for his arrest until this weekend.

He was arrested at his home and then booked into jail on charges of aggravated criminal trespassing, domestic violence assault and two counts of domestic violence terrorizing.

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Abel Torres Wouldn’t Take No For An Answer - Charged With Demanding 10-Year-Old Girl Send Him Naked Photographs Of Herself

Universal City, Texas (The Weekly Vice) - Abel Torres, a 23-year-old San Antonio man, was jailed after he sent nude photos of himself and over 140 text messages to a 10-year-old girl.

Authorities say it all started when Torres called the girl's number and left a message requesting that she call him back.

The smart 10-year-old alerted her father who then allegedly attempted to reach the man numerous times to find out what he wanted. His calls, however were reportedly never returned.

Shortly after, authorities say Torres began sending text messages, asking the girl to send naked pictures of herself. He also insisted that the girl not tell anyone about the exchanges.

Again, the girl alerted her father who took control of the phone and contacted police after Torres allegedly sent a picture message of his genitals.

Torres was told repeatedly that he was texting a 10-year-old girl, however he remained undaunted in his pursuit of naked photographs of the girl.

"Send me that picture of your body right now." "You got five minutes and if not, your done," were just a couple of the received messages.

According to the warrant, Torres sent at least 140 messages that were received by the victim's father and police; including pictures of himself, demands for naked pictures, and threats to harm the girl if she told anyone.

Torres is a currently suspect in a sexual assault case as well as a 2006 indecency with a child case.

Police were allegedly able to locate Torres and obtain a warrant by matching his driver's license photograph to one he sent to the victim.

He was arrested and taken to the Bexar County Jail on a charge of online solicitation of a minor. Bond has been set at $15,000.

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Brittany Merrill Spiked Her Mother’s Kool-Aid With Lysol

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Portsmouth, NH (The Weekly Vice) - Brittany Merrill, a 17-year-old Portsmouth woman was arrested Monday after she allegedly put Lysol in her mother's Kool-Aid.

According to Portsmouth Police, Merrill poisoned her mother's drink as an act of revenge following an argument the two had just two days prior.

Investigators say the teen's mother stopped drinking the Kool-Aid after her throat began burning. Emergency responders arrived at the victim's home at about 1:30 a.m., however, she did not want to be hospitalized.

She has instead obtained a restraining order that bars the daughter from having contact with her. Should Brittany Merrill post bond, she would not be able to return to her mother's home.

Merrill was booked into jail on a charge of misdemeanor reckless conduct. Bond has been set at $500.

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July 27, 2010

Pamela Ortega Took Child Rape To A Whole New Low

Spokane, Washington (The Weekly Vice) - Pamela Ortega, a 30-year-old Grant County woman, has been charged with repeatedly molesting her two young children and a neighbor's two week old baby while broadcasting the abuse on live video chat.

According to authorities, Ortega sexually molested her 8-year-old daughter and six-year-old son on multiple occasions while broadcasting the abuse to men she met online via a live video webcam feed.

She also allegedly molested a neighbor's 2-week-old baby which was transmitted over video chat until the baby started crying.

Authorities say they were alerted when a European man contacted the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children to report that Ortega had allegedly offered her daughter to him for sex.

Detectives say Ortega admitted to sexually assaulting her children and forcing them to perform sex acts on her.

She also told detectives that during one instance, a man demonstrated sexual abuse on his own two daughters, ( ages 8 and 11), and asked her to reciprocate by molesting her own daughter.

She reportedly admitted to forcing her children to stimulate her sexually as well. The alleged sexual acts typically lasted for up to 15 minutes, according to detectives.

Investigators say Ortega admitted to setting up sexual meetings for her daughter with various men but denied following through on those plans.

She also stated that she committed the molestations because she felt peer pressured by those she met online. Investigators believe the assaults have occurred over a dozen times.

Ortega was booked in the grant County Jail on 4 counts of child rape. A federal investigation is pending and there may be other criminal charges filed. Bond has been reportedly set at $200,000.

The children have since been relocated to an undisclosed location away from the community in which their mother resided.

Any one with children that could have been a victim of Ortega's should call the Sheriff's Office non-emergency line at 509-762-1160 to speak with a deputy.

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Heather Sims Beat A Good Samaritan In The Face With Her Stiletto High Heel

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Dayton, Ohio (The Weekly Vice) - Heather N. Sims, a 27-year-old Dayton woman is wanted by police after she allegedly attacked a man with her stiletto heel at a drive-thru window.

According to Dayton police, 35-year-old Anthony Miliner was going through a McDonalds drive-thru with his brother around 3:00 a.m. when he witnessed a women being beaten in the car in front of him. He got out of his vehicle and tried to help the woman when another car pulled up.

Sims was one of at least four women who got out of the vehicle and attacked Miliner after he had returned to his vehicle.

Sims reportedly beat Miliner in the face with her stiletto high heel, causing him to loose vision in his eye. He continues without sight even after undergoing several surgeries for the injury.

Investigators say a McDonalds employee was able to record the attack on an iPhone. The video showed several women punching, yelling, kicking, and spitting at Miliner, as well as Sim's attack with the shoe.

A warrant has been issued for Sim's arrest on charges of felonious assault. Anyone with any information on her whereabouts is asked to contact Dayton police at 333-COPS.

Officers have also identified the other women in the attack and charges are pending against them.

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Kitten Found Abandoned In Library Book Drop

Cheltenham Township, PA (The Weekly Vice) - A 6 or 7-week-old striped, brown kitten has been found in a library book drop at the La Mott Community Center.

Authorities say temperatures were in the 90's when the kitten was deliberately placed inside a library book drop and left for dead.

The center closed at 9pm and it is believed that the kitten was dropped in sometime after close. A maintenance worker discovered the kitten at 7:30am the next morning due to it's mewing.

Kelly Rebitz, an employee for the La Mott Community Center, stated, "He investigated, and lo and behold, it was a kitty."

The kitten was retrieved from the box and taken to the SPCA.

Officials state that the kitten, who has been given a 70% chance of surviving the ordeal, is suffering from dehydration, an eye infection, and diarrhea.

SPCA authorities believe that locating the perpetrator will be difficult unless someone saw it happen or comes forward. Anyone with information can call the SPCA at 610-825-0111.

At least it wasn't the same book drop that Joy Cassidy was dumping her corn syrup in or it could have been a very sticky situation for the kitty.

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William And Starla Robertson Raised Their children In A Rat’s Nest

Lexington, South Carolina (The Weekly Vice) - William Robertson, and his wife, Starla Robertson are under investigation after their children were allegedly found living in a rats nest.... almost literally.

According to the State Law Enforcement Division, warrants were issued for the couple after investigators found their children (ages 2, 3 and 5) living in deplorable conditions.

Investigators say cockroaches were found inside the residence crawling on the furniture, piles of clothing, bags of trash and empty food containers.

Animal feces and a urine soaked floor was found inside the residence along with a rats nest.

Mr. and Mrs. Robertson, of Lexington, were jailed on charges of unlawful conduct towards a child.

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Mary Torres - Sports A Serious Pout After She Allegedly Drove Drunk With Three Children In The Car

Lorain, OH (The Weekly Vice) - Mary Torres, a 24-year-old Ohio woman was jailed Wednesday after she was allegedly caught driving drunk with three unrestrained children in the car.

Serious pouting soon followed.

According to Lorain police, Torres first caught an officer's attention when she blew through a stop sign at about 1:30 in the morning.

After the officer pulled Torres' vehicle over, she reportedly tried to drive off again before the officer finally convinced her to leave the vehicle in "park". That's when the officer noticed three small children in the car - all without seat belt.

He also noticed a strong odor of alcohol emanating from the vehicle.

Investigators say the officer asked for Torres' driver's license, which was answered with an incoherent mumbling that the officer was unable to ascertain.

When the officer asked Torres' to step out of the vehicle, she reportedly stumbled several times before admitting that she had downed four shots of "E&J" about a half hour earlier.

The officer then attempted to conduct a field sobriety test on Torres, but abandoned the effort after Torres nearly bit the pavement during the first exercise. She was instead taken to the police station where her blood alcohol level was tested to be more than three times the legal limit.

It also was discovered that her license was suspended due to a prior conviction for driving under the influence.

Torres was booked into jail on three counts of endangering children, three counts of child restraints required, driving while suspended, failure to stop at a stop sign and DUI.

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July 26, 2010

Walter Bond Went Vegan, Then Went To Bizzaro Land

Glendale, Colorado (The Weekly Vice) - Walter Edmund Bond, a 34-year-old animal rights activist from Salt Lake City, Utah was jailed Thursday after he allegedly burned down a sheepskin factory in Colorado.

According to Denver Fire Department investigators, a fire was set on April 30th at the Sheepskin Factory, a business that sells products such as seat covers, shoes, rugs, and blankets. The fire resulted in $500,000 worth of damage, destroying the building and it's contents. Officials determined that the fire was intentionally set.

Authorities reviewed the business's security camera video footage, which showed a man wearing dark clothes and carrying a backpack walking towards the factory around 3:15 a.m, shortly before the fire was reported.

Investigators say a man using the nickname "A.L.F. Lone Wolf" posted the following message over the internet:

“Be warned that making a living from the use and abuse of animals will not be tolerated. Also be warned that leather is every bit as evil as fur, as demonstrated in my recent arson against the Leather Factory in Salt Lake City. Go vegan!”

Officers believe the "Leather Factory" mentioned in the posting is regarding an arson that happened at the Tandy Leather Factory in Salt Lake City, Utah, which had been set on fire June 5th, causing $20,000 in damages. The Tiburon Restaurant in Sandy, Utah, was set ablaze on July 2nd, causing $10,000 in damages and forcing the restaurant to close it's doors for 13 days. The store owner lost another $30,000 in revenue during the closing.

An informant contacted the F.B.I. after Bond reportedly called them from a payphone and admitted to the arsons. The informant described a prominent tattoo on the suspect's face, and the word "vegan" across his neck. A meeting was set up at the Ramada Inn in Glendale, Colorado, where he admitted on undercover surveillance video that he had set all the fires. Bond was arrested at a friends house, who stated that the suspect ate two hamburgers containing beef while he was there. Bond had a backpack in his possession, which contained propaganda literature titled "The Declaration of War - Killing People to Save Animals - Strike a Match, Light a Fuse, We Only Have the Earth to Lose."

Bond was booked into jail and charged with one count of arson of property affecting interstate commerce. If convicted, he faces a maximum prison term of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He has not been charged with either Utah incident, although he takes responsibility.

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Alexander Lemke - Jailed After Taking Stolen Car To McDonalds, Attempting To Trade Drugs For Cheeseburgers

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Palm Harbor, Florida (The Weekly Vice) - Alexander M. Lemke, a 20-year-old Palm Harbor man was jailed Friday after he allegedly stole a car, drove it straight to a McDonalds and then attempted to trade drugs for hamburgers.

According to the Pinellas County Sheriff's Department, Lemke stole a neighbor's 2005 Toyota Solara after breaking into their home around 1:25 a.m.

He then took the stolen car to a Mcdonald's drive-thru where he attempted to trade marijuana and Oxycodone for hamburgers. Employees contacted police.

Investigators say Lemke was arrested around 1:40 a.m, approximately 20 minutes after he had stolen the vehicle. Deputies conducted a search, and found numerous drugs in the center console.

Lemke was booked into the Pinellas County Jail and charged with grand theft of a motor vehicle, driving with a license that is suspended or revoked and eight drug-related offenses. He is being held in lieu of $18,550 bail.

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Sharon Lain - Jailed After Robbing McDonalds With A Wig And Underwear Mask

Midwest City, Oklahoma (The Weekly Vice) - Sharon Lain, a 51-year-old Midwest City woman, was arrested after she allegedly robbed a McDonalds with underwear on her face.

Authorities say Lain donned a blonde wig and attached a pair of underwear to her face with yellow paperclips before walking up to a McDonalds drive-thru.

Investigators say surveillance video showed Lain reaching through the window and then stealing money from an unattended register.

Lain, who has earned the moniker "Underwear Bandit" was apprehended at her home after investigators received a tip.

A search warrant served on her residence turned up items used in the burglary as well as methamphetamine and marijuana.

Lain reportedly confessed to the crime and admitted to having worked as a night shift manager for McDonalds before she was fired last month.

She reportedly told detectives that she planned to use the stolen money to 'hit it big' at a local casino in order to have her water turned back on.

Lain was booked in the Midwest City Jail and charged with second-degree burglary, possession of a controlled dangerous substance, possession of paraphernalia and illegal trespass.

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Alisa Loump Was Boiling Mad When Mother Didn’t Like Her New Boyfriend

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Ephrata, PA (The Weekly Vice) - Alisa Loump, a 23-year-old Pennsylvania woman was jailed Tuesday after she allegedly poured a large pot of boiling water on her sleeping mother's face as her boyfriend cheered her on over the phone.

According to police Alisa Loump boiled water in an 8 quart steel pot, carried it to her sleeping mother's bedside and then dumped the pot's scorching contents on her mother's face.

Investigators say Alisa Loump and her boyfriend, 18-year-old Antoine Walker, planned the assault when the mother did not approve of the couple's relationship.

The boyfriend, who resides about 600 miles away, reportedly egged Loump to follow through on their plan by telephone.

The victim, 49-year-old Jeanie Loump, suffered second-degree burns to her 70 percent of her body. She was transported to the intensive care unit at Lehigh Valley Medical Center and is currently in an induced coma. It is currently unknown whether she will survive the attack.

Alisa's grandmother, who also resides at the home heard the screams and called 911.

Alisa Loump was arrested at a friend's home at about noon the same day. Antoine Walker was arrested by Indiana police after admitting he was 50% responsible for the attempted homicide.

Loump was booked into jail on charges of attempted homicide, conspiracy to commit homicide, aggravated assault and recklessly endangering another person.

Walker was charged with attempted homicide and conspiracy to commit criminal homicide. He is currently awaiting extradition to Lancaster County where his charges are pending.

Danny Vice
The Weekly Vice

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