WHO@ Newsletter - September 12, 2011

I couldn't make this up if I tried...I hear he makes a mean omelet

Burglar found cooking inside restaurant

Police arrested a Mount Prospect, Ill., man who allegedly broke into a restaurant and made himself a meal.

Video surveillance of Mr. Beef and Pizza in Mount Prospect allegedly shows Hachem Gomez, 19, entering the restaurant early Saturday by breaking into the drive-through window, the Arlington Heights (Ill.) Daily Herald reported.

Assistant State's Attorney Robin Murphy said the video also shows Gomez damaging a cash register before stealing fries and chicken tenders from a freezer and cooking them in a microwave.

There was no indication that Gomez was drunk or under the influence of drugs at the time of the burglary and the man has no criminal background, Murphy said.

Gomez's bond was set at $5,000 and he is scheduled to appear in court on Sept. 21.

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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)

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Ex-husband confesses to killing the mother of his triplets who has been missing since June - 09/09/11
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Kathryn Erbe Stalker Charles Nagel Sentenced - 09/09/11
A man convicted of stalking actress Kathryn Erbe has been sentenced to five years probation and ordered to pay a $42,000 fine. Charles Nagel, 36, from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was found guilty of stalking the Law & Order: Criminal Intent star via the internet last November (10) after he sent messages to her teenage daughter on social networking sites.

CEO Blog: Employers Need Proactive Social Media Policy - 09/09/11
Chances are you’re reading this article from your office. Even more likely­one of the open tabs next to this is Facebook or Twitter. Unless of course your company is one of the 70% of organizations that block social networks in the workplace. Whether we call it “the social scare,” a knee-jerk reaction or an attempt at a pragmatic solution, this trend of the workforce-no-social-zone is on the rise. The question is if there's a better way?

Utica man accused of cyber-bullying Clinton cop - 09/09/11
A 31-year-old Utica man cyber-bullied a Clinton Township cop by creating a Facebook page in his name, and posting and sending the officer disparaging messages, Macomb prosecutors say. Jeremy D. Wakeman set up a Facebook page for police Officer Michael Allis called “Mikey Allis” after Allis issued him a ticket at 10:33 a.m. May 4 for making an illegal turn at Hall and Dalcoma. Allis already had a page under “Mike Allis,” police reports say.

Sheriff's office goes mobile with new app - 09/09/11
When Harris County residents see something suspicious, they can now instantaneously let the sheriff’s office know about it by using their mobile phones. The sheriff’s office launched a free mobile application, iWatchHarrisCounty, Sept. 9. The application allows users to text tips, photos and videos of suspicious and criminal activities directly to the sheriff’s office while remaining anonymous or, if they choose, with their identity.

Female University Challenge contestants sent abuse and sex images - 09/08/11
Female students who appear on the BBC programme University Challenge have been subject to internet hate campaigns. It began with Gail Trimble, the Oxford student whose triumphant appearances on University Challenge led to online sniping about her being a “horse-toothed snob”.

Facebook Posts that Got People Arrested - 09/08/11
Facebook is the ultimate platform to express yourself which in turn can also land you in trouble. More than 750 million people make their voices heard on Facebook. The majority of posts are harmless comments on photos, opinions on polls, artistic expressions or even updates on what the users are engaged in at the moment. What kind of trouble can you get into? Well, you could get arrested. Here are some Facebook posts that got people arrested.

Man gets probation for fake orgy ad on Craigslist - 09/08/11
A Connecticut man has been sentenced to probation for posting a bogus ad about an orgy at the house of a neighbor with whom he had been feuding. Court records show 44-year-old Philip Conran pleaded guilty to risk of injury to a child last week in Hartford Superior Court.

Rejected library worker accused of hacking woman's Facebook account - 09/08/11
A Gainesville man was charged with cyberstalking after a Polk County woman who rejected his romantic advances accused him of hacking into her email, Facebook and other internet accounts, officials said.

Behave yourself, or the world may see - 09/07/11
Facebook, Twitter, smartphones – can we remember life without them? Users spend hours at a time, glued to the computer screen or these hand-held devices polishing their profiles and exchanging messages with family and friends. Pictures of the latest social outing, family affair or special occasion are circulated instantly via the smartphone. Or the photo could be much more trivial: a snapshot of one’s breakfast, the centipede found in the living room – anything. At the press of a button, they can be fired off instantly to other smartphone holders, or straight to Facebook or Twitter for all to see.

Father will fight Facebook in court over 'suggestive' photos of girl, 12 - 09/07/11
A father is launching a landmark legal battle against Facebook after suggestive photographs of his 12-year-old daughter allegedly appeared on the website. In the ground-breaking writ, he claims that ‘photographic images and literary content’ on the site have put his daughter in danger of being targeted by paedophiles.

HAVE YOUR SAY: You've got mail, lots - 09/06/11
AN EMAIL war of words between an existing and a former Hume councillor has erupted, with one calling the other an “idiot loser”. Former councillor Steve “Jack” Medcraft has lodged a complaint against Cr Adem Atmaca after the abusive email.

Former firefighter shuts down online accounts after FOX6 investigation - 09/06/11
A FOX6 investigation exposed how a former firefighter is collecting state disability pay, while running marathons and triathlons. It seems the disabled firefighter has disabled a pair of websites related to some of his activities. Former North Shore Firefighter Aaron Marjala has been on permanent disability since bumping his elbow and suffering nerve damage in his right arm.

Middleton family photos removed from newspaper websites - 09/06/11
Photos of the Middleton family taken five years ago have been removed from newspaper websites after they complained about a breach of privacy. The Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday and Daily Mirror agreed to remove images of Catherine, Pippa and James on a boat after the family complained to the Press Complaints Commission.

Man accused of threatening Google exec via Twitter - 09/06/11
A federal grand jury in San Francisco has charged a San Antonio man with harassing a high-ranking Google executive with more than 20,000 Twitter posts, some of which were threatening.

Gang who drove girl, 16, to suicide attempt after stripping her and posting pictures on Facebook jailed for total of 18 years - 09/05/11
Five members of a gang who stripped a 16-year-old girl in a park then posted the pictures on Facebook have been jailed for a total of 18 and a half years. The nude photographs were taken by Victoria Beckford, 27, and Siobhan Vaughan, 29, who added them to the teenager's profile page on the social networking website.


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