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Monday, March 05, 2012

WHO@ Newsletter - March 5, 2012


I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Mother runs down burglary suspect on foot
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2012/02/26/Mother-runs-down-burglary-suspect-on-foot/UPI-44241330292438/

A mother of three told a would-be burglar outside her parent's Florida home to "run fast" before chasing him down on foot to be arrested by police.

Betsy Stibler, 41, was checking on her children when she spotted the burglar going through her father's car around 2 a.m. Thursday, Naples (Fla.) Daily News reported.

Stibler said she called 911, then confronted the suspect.

"I said, 'You may as well stop. The police are coming. And if you are going to run, you better run fast and more than three miles because I'm a runner,'" Stibler said.

The suspect, identified as Roy Wayne Hansen, 21, took off, the newspaper said.

Stibler, who has run six 5K races in the past year, caught up to Hansen and cornered him between two homes and waited for Collier County sheriff's deputies to arrive, the report said.

Hansen was arrested and is facing a felony charge of burglary.

Stibler's father, Gary Hardin, said he wasn't surprised his daughter chased down a burglar.

"I was scared for her," said Hardin, 63. "I was worried she might catch the dude and he might be violent. I also worried she might catch the guy and beat the crap out of him."

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Little Britain star Matt Lucas quits Twitter over dead lover taunts - 02/27/12
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-2106594/Little-Britain-star-Matt-Lucas-quits-Twitter-dead-lover-taunts.html
Matt Lucas has quit Twitter after taunts about the death of his former partner were posted by a young fan. The 37-year-old comedian told his 565,000 followers on the micro-blogging site on Saturday that he was signing off for good. He said: ‘I appreciate all the support on here over the past couple of years but it’s time to shut down my Twitter account.’

Face of 9/11 terrorist Mohammed Atta used to advertise CAR INSURANCE on Facebook - 02/26/12
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2105737/Mohammed-Atta-Terrorist-used-Facebook-ad-CAR-INSURANCE.html#ixzz1nJNwAgmm
The face of 9/11 mastermind Mohamed Atta has been used to sell car insurance via Facebook, it emerged yesterday. Atta, the ringleader of the terrorists who killed 3,000 people in the September 11 attacks, is one of the most reviled figures in the western world.

Why spray paint an oil tank when you can say it on Facebook? - 02/25/12
http://www.courierpress.com/news/2012/feb/25/no-headline---ev_len_wells/
I would just about bet you a horse and $100 that sales of spray paint have fallen in direct proportion to the rise in the popularity of Facebook. What I mean is this ­ whereas folks used to use spray paint to profess their love or hate of someone on the side of an oilfield tank battery or a bridge overpass ­ they can now accomplish the same thing with a few keystrokes on a computer.

Minister: My email hijacked by lefties - 02/25/12
http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/politics/4152650/Minister-My-email-hijacked-by-lefties.html
A GOVERNMENT minister accused left-wing activists of hijacking his emails to attack a work experience scheme for jobless youngsters. Employment minister Chris Grayling said activists used his official Commons account to send complaints to Tesco for giving young people a chance.

Experts list job interview 'no-nos' - 02/24/12
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2012/02/24/Experts-list-job-interview-no-nos/UPI-82641330139189/
Don't answer your cellphone, send a text message or talk negatively about previous employers during a job interview, U.S. experts say. A nationwide CareerBuilder survey of hiring managers and human resources professionals says 'no-nos' for job interviews include:

Worst date ever? Man 'takes photos with lover's phone while having sex and sends them to her contacts - including her MOTHER and BROTHER, 14' - 02/24/12
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2105896/Hiren-Pinaken-Shah-took-sex-photos-lovers-phone-sent-contacts.html#ixzz1nbBfvqs7
This could be one of the worst dates in modern history. Hiren Pinaken Shah, 22, took pictures of himself and a female friend engaging in sexual intercourse and allegedly sent said pictures to several contacts in the woman’s phone. Those contacts included the woman’s mother and 14-year-old brother, a police report says.

Tanning peeper pleads guilty to child porn - 02/24/12
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2012/02/24/Tanning-peeper-pleads-guilty-to-child-porn/UPI-21631330106138/
The U.S. attorney's office said a Florida man caught videotaping customers who used his tanning bed pleaded guilty to child pornography charges.

Police officer charged with fridge thefts - 02/24/12
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2012/02/24/Police-officer-charged-with-fridge-thefts/UPI-88531330104448/
Police in Texas said an officer is facing charges after security cameras recorded him taking other people's food from a station refrigerator. Deer Park Police Chief Greg Griggs said the cameras were installed after food including lunches, drinks and 60 pounds of deer sausage was taken from the department's refrigerator, KTKR-TV, Houston, reported Friday.

Con artist made $359m selling worthless drugs over internet to customers in UK and US - 02/24/12
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2105578/Con-artist-359m-selling-worthless-drugs-internet-customers-UK-US.html#ixzz1nbB9WSSg
A conman who made $359m from selling worthless products on the internet to customers across the globe has reached a settlement with the U.S. Government. Jesse Willms, from Alberta, Canada, has agreed to settle a number of charges brought against him by the Federal Trade Commission in relation to himself and 11 other companies.

'Hit me up... I'm horny': TWENTY men show up at mother's house wanting sex after 'ex-boyfriend posted fake adult Craigslist ads' - 02/23/12
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2105542/Jilted-boyfriend-Andre-Flom-posts-sex-ads-pregnant-ex-girlfriends-Craigslist.html#ixzz1nJQ740w1
A jilted boyfriend allegedly placed a series of fake adverts on Craigslist that appeared to be from his pregnant ex-girlfriend asking men for sex. Andre Flom, 31, of Portland, Oregon, put up ads with her number and address - and up to 20 men would arrive at her home for sex, police said.

Before Steinberg was investigated for cyberstalking, he voted against it - 02/23/12
http://miamiherald.typepad.com/nakedpolitics/2012/02/before-admitting-to-cyberstalking-steinberg-voted-against-it.html#storylink=cpy
Rep. Richard Steinberg, a Miami Beach Democrat accused of cyberstalking a married Miami female prosecutor, has voted for several laws that crack down on stalking-–one as recently as this week. A review of voting records since Steinberg’s 2009 freshman session shows that the former Miami Beach commissioner has cast at least five votes to increase penalties on stalkers and sexual predators who use texting or electronic media during their crimes.

MPD accuses suspect of cyberstalking his wife - 02/22/12
http://www.thenewsstar.com/article/20120223/NEWS01/202230334
Monroe police arrested a man Tuesday morning accused of sending text messages to his estranged wife threatening to confront and shoot her after work. Simeon D. Jackson, 39, of 801 S. Ninth St., Monroe, was booked into Ouachita Correctional Center on a charge of cyberstalking.

Is Anne Marie Rasmusson too hot to have a driver's license? - 02/22/12
http://www.citypages.com/2012-02-22/news/is-anne-marie-rasmusson-too-hot-to-have-a-driver-s-license/
Seated on a couch between her two basset hounds, Anne Marie Rasmusson hardly looks like the sort of siren who would cause men to dash their careers at her feet. A former cop, she hides her 5-foot-2-inch figure under a bulky sweatshirt and keeps her blond hair clipped short.

Man faces cyberstalking charges for threatening ex-girlfriend - 02/21/12
http://www.wftv.com/news/news/local/man-faces-cyberstalking-charges-threatening-ex-gir/nJQm7/
A Brevard County man is facing cyberstalking charges for allegedly sending threatening text messages to an ex-girlfriend. Police said Thomas Palumbo made numerous threats to the woman and contacted her when he was ordered not to.

FBI Responding To Growing Number Of Online Stalking Complaints - 02/21/12
http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2012/02/21/fbi-responding-to-growing-number-of-online-stalking-complaints/
The communication in many peoples’ relationships is now taking place on social media sites, which is posing new challenges for how we behave online and regulate privacy. A disturbing new trend is online stalking. It is such a big problem now that the FBI has expanded their cyber crimes unit.

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