WHO@ Newsletter - November 14, 2011

I couldn't make this up if I tried...Tell-tale footprints snag alleged robber
Police said they captured an alleged bank robber by following his footprints in the snow to an Ogden, Utah, apartment where he was hiding with the money.

Lt. Troy Burnett said a 27-year-old man came into the Alliance Credit Union about 12:55 p.m. Saturday, handed a teller a note demanding money and left on foot after the bank employee complied, The Salt Lake Tribune reported.

A witness followed the alleged robber to an apartment complex, later leading police officers there.

Burnett said they picked up the man's trail, following his footprints left in the snow to the apartment where he lived and where they found all the stolen money.

The unnamed perpetrator, who allegedly made a full confession, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree felony robbery.

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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)

Mother banned from the internet after pleading guilty to 'sexting' 16-year-old son's classmate naked pictures of herself - 11/14/11
A housewife has been banned from using the internet after sending a nude photo of herself to a 16-year-old boy. Lori David, 38, was also told she cannot send text messages to anyone except family members after admitting 'sexting' her teen victim.

Stalking Could Become Specific Crime - 11/14/11
Any new law is also likely to make it an offence to harass someone online by so-called cyber-stalking. Stalking behaviour is currently most commonly prosecuted under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 but critics say the law is often misused. Harry Fletcher, assistant general secretary of the Probation and Family Court Trade Union (NAPO), said: "At the moment there is no specific act of stalking.

Utah mayor apologizes to CA man over photo misuse - 11/13/11
The mayor of Utah's second-largest city has apologized to a California man for using his photo without permission while the mayor freelanced a series of articles to promote his city under an alias.

Mississauga watchdog accused of ‘cyber-stalking’ apologizes, retreats from council - 11/12/11
Amid allegations she “cyber-stalked” Mississauga Councillor Bonnie Crombie’s children, a long-time citizen watchdog has issued a public apology and says she will no longer observe city council meetings.

Police officer sacked for off-duty antics on dating website - 11/11/11
A Scotland Yard officer has been dismissed after boasting on a dating website that he had taken drugs and committed a sexual offence while trawling the internet looking for women who wanted sex with a man in uniform.

Troll me once, shame on you. Troll me twice... - 11/10/11
Internet bullying, anonymous trolling or what was once memorably described to me as "ant f***ing" ("So much investment in doing something that pays so little reward!") is, sadly, a long-entrenched part of the culture of the internet.

Milwaukee woman jailed in sex-related stabbing of Arizona man - 11/10/11
A Milwaukee woman apparently interested in werewolf spirits having sex was in jail Wednesday after an 18-year-old man endured 300 puncture wounds when their sexual encounter "got out of hand," a police affidavit says.

'I was blinded by his romantic emails': Widow loses $500,000 after falling for fake 'military lover' in internet dating scam - 11/09/11
A grieving widow has lost $500,000 of her life savings and her home after being taken in by an Internet dating scam. Esther Ortiz-Rodeghero, 55, decided to look for love online after she lost her husband and thought she had hit the jackpot with a suave military man on the website, seniorpeoplemeet.com.

Police eye electronic trail in assault & harassment case - 11/09/11
After an assault captured on surveillance video was coupled with threats recorded on Facebook, city police weren’t exactly dusting for fingerprints to find a suspect in an argument-turned-ugly yesterday. Kingston police reported today that a 20-year-old man was arrested and charged with a number of crimes, including assault, after officers were summoned to a Country Club Road residence by a female victim Tuesday.

Online, there's a fine line between searching and stalking - 11/08/11
This week, we pulled the cotton from our ears and emerged from our dark caves of seclusion to open this here column up to user-submitted questions. Some submissions were inanely obvious (no, don't tweet that picture of your boss, I don't care if he told you about his chinchilla fetish at happy hour the other week), some were boring beyond belief, and, many, oddly, were just plain stalkerish. But not in the way you might think.


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