WHO@ Newsletter - June 22, 2009

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Stupid criminal!

Lobster, wine and sleep follow Maine break-in
A man suspected of breaking into a Maine restaurant will have to get used to jailhouse food after workers at the eatery discovered lobsters and wine missing ­ and the suspect asleep on a bench.

Police say Paul Bruneau broke into the Portland Lobster Co. through a rear window and stuffed his pockets with cash before chowing down on the better part of 11 prepared lobsters worth about $300. He washed it all down with a white wine.

The Portland Press Herald reports Bruneau also left a refrigerator open, causing about $1,000 worth of food to be thrown away.

Bruneau, who was already out on bail, was being held Friday at the Cumberland County Jail. He couldn't be reached for comment.

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(DISCLAIMER: The following news items were found on the web and were not written or endorsed by WHO@; they are for informational purposes only)

A reminder that you are what you eat - 06/22/09
Near the end of Food Inc., director Robert Kenner asks one of his subjects -- a woman whose son passed away after contracting E. coli from a hamburger -- what she eats. There's a pause before the subject explains that she can't reveal what she eats because she might get sued.

Fraudsters Try to Scam Security Expert on EBay - 06/22/09
When security expert Bruce Schneier tried to sell a used laptop on eBay, he thought it would be easy. Instead, a sale was aborted twice -- first by a scammer using a hacked eBay account and then by a buyer who tried to trick Schneier into sending her the laptop after she cancelled payment.

Missoulian gets 3 years for cyberstalking - 06/21/09
A Missoula man was sentenced Friday to three years and one month in federal prison for cyberstalking.
Jeffrey Grob, 28, pleaded guilty in March to sending threatening e-mails to his former girlfriend. Prosecutors say Grob sent the e-mails from October through December 2007.

Muggers caught by Google - 06/20/09
TWIN brothers have been arrested over a mugging after their victim spotted them on Google's Street View.

Authorities powerless against online death threats - 06/20/09
(I say, and pardon my french, this is bullshit - ed)
Anonymous abusers are apparently getting away with obscene and violent bullying tactics against teenagers in Western Australia because they are doing the cyber bullying on a US-based website.

Cyber Bullying Stopped: Go Daddy Web Site Pulled - 06/20/09
Numerous articles, including Sandy Maple’s on parentdish.com, “Teen Insult Web Site Shut Down,” have reported that online free speech has bowed to the pressure of community values. A web site, “People’s Dirt,” has been pulled out of cyberspace by Go Daddy, the internet host, in an effort to stop online harassment, cyber bullying and abuse. Calling it an “insult site” is misleading. It was much worse.

Australian Parents Fight to Shut Down Teen 'Revenge' Web Site - 06/19/09
The man behind a vicious Australian Web site used to harass teenage girls has dared authorities to take action.
Melton Web site designer Andrew Pallant claims his site, which has more than 1,300 posts containing unsubstantiated and often vulgar allegations, is designed to protect freedom of speech.

Suicide man minutes from death is saved by police thanks to tip-off from chat-room user in Australia - 06/19/09
Police arrived in the nick of time to save a suicidal British man who was found semi-conscious with a cord around his neck - after a tip off from a woman in Australia.
The drama came after the man posted an online message from his home in Oxfordshire on a chatroom site saying: 'I will kill myself in 15 minutes'.

Man accused of stalking, trying to extort money - 06/19/09
A Somerville, Mass., man is accused of stalking and trying to extort money from a Wilton man who once employed him, according to police and court records.

Bozeman City job requirement raises privacy concerns - 06/19/09
Applying for a job with the City of Bozeman? You may be asked to provide more personal information than you expected. That was the case for one person who applied for employment with the City. The anonymous viewer emailed the news station recently to express concern with a component of the city's background check policy, which states that to be considered for a job applicants must provide log-in information and passwords for social network sites in which they participate.

Texting, checking e-mail during office meetings can be costly - 06/19/09
A political coup in New York’s statehouse can be traced back to an incident in which a top lawmaker so enraged a wealthy backer by peering at e-mails on his BlackBerry that his patron engineered his ouster.

Criminal charges upgraded in 'upskirting' case - 06/18/09
A Missouri man accused of taking photographs under the dress of a Boscov’s shopper Tuesday is facing more serious charges.
State police at Selinsgrove filed third-degree misdemeanor invasion of privacy and summary harassment charges against Brian Thomas Hoy, 43, of Maryville, Mo., for using a digital camera to take photos under the dress of an unsuspecting 39-year-old Selinsgrove woman while she shopped at the store in the Susquehanna Valley Mall in Monroe Township.

Angry Milton Man Baffled By Internet Harassment - 06/18/09
Jason Mansur wants you to know something about him: he's never been to jail, he's not a high risk offender, he's never committed a crime and he's not guilty of anything. The Milton man has been the subject of Internet harassment, after someone posted false and defamatory information about him on popular websites Kijiji and Craigslist.

Grand Island toll collector seeks reduced charge in e-mail threats - 06/18/09
The Grand Island toll collector in hot water over allegations he sent threatening e-mails to an anti-toll activist is seeking to have aggravated harassment charges against him reduced.

Man gets two years in cyberstalking case - 06/17/09
Every night for months she lay in bed, frightened and alone, waiting for the next knock on her door.
More than 30 men showed up “at all hours” looking for sexual encounters they thought she was offering.

Conviction Upheld In E-mail Harassment Case - 06/17/09
The Nebraska Court of Appeals has upheld the conviction and $250 fine for a man who sent profanity-laced e-mails to a former Nebraska professor.

New Keylogger Bypasses PC, Snoops Keyboards - 06/17/09
Keyloggers, which monitor what you type into your computer, are a common and pernicious form of malware. But now attackers may be able to steal your keystrokes without even installing software on your PC.

Police: Guard pimped wife on Craigslist - 06/16/09
A man given the responsibility of protecting one of America's top nuclear labs is accused of prostituting his wife through Craigslist.


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