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Monday, May 06, 2013

True Crime Online Newsletter - May 6, 2013

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Man called 911 80 times seeking 'Kool-Aid, burgers and weed'
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2013/05/01/Police-Man-called-911-80-times-seeking-Kool-Aid-burgers-and-weed/UPI-37171367439747/#ixzz2SWNR388E

Police in Florida said they arrested a man accused of calling 911 about 80 times because he wanted "Kool-Aid, burgers and weed" brought to his home.

St. Petersburg police said Jarvis Sutton, 34, allegedly called the emergency number about 80 times Sunday and the arrest report said he told officers he "wanted Kool-Aid, burgers and weed to be delivered to him," the Tampa Bay (Fla.) Times reported Wednesday.

Sutton, who was arrested on a charge of misusing the 911 system, allegedly chewed foam attached to the metal caging in the back of a police cruiser during his arrest.

Sutton was jailed in lieu of $150 bail.

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'I'm tired of hiding': Revenge porn victim speaks out about years of torment after her former boyfriend posted X-rated photos of her online and even sent them to her boss - 05/03/13
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2318693/Revenge-porn-victim-speaks-years-torment-ex-boyfriend-X-rated-photos-online.html#ixzz2SWIuiyKm
A Florida woman whose life was turned upside down when her ex-boyfriend posted naked pictures of her to a revenge porn website is picking up the pieces after the embarrassing ordeal. Holly Jacobs, who has changed her named from Holli Thometz, says her former boyfriend Ryan Seay distributed private intimate photos she had shared with him on the internet in 2009 after they broke up. Now she is on a crusade to help other women who have been victimized in cyber stalking schemes and trying to move forward with her life.

Stolen iPhone recovered after movie-style police chase - 05/03/13
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2013/05/03/Stolen-iPhone-recovered-after-movie-style-police-chase/UPI-34831367606007/
An iPhone theft set off a chase reminiscent of the movie "The French Connection," with a car pursuing a suspect on a New York subway train, police say. The incident occurred April 15, in the borough of Queens, The New York Times reported Friday. Police Officer Haaris Hamid, who responded when a woman's phone was snatched from her hand, used Find My iPhone on his own phone and quickly realized the stolen phone -- and presumably the thief -- was on board a No. 7 train heading toward Manhattan on the elevated line that runs above Roosevelt Avenue.

Cyber pervert took intimate pictures of his neighbours using the webcams on their computers -05/03/13
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2319087/Cyber-pervert-took-intimate-pictures-neighbours-using-webcams-laptops.html#ixzz2SWIgVTjx
A perverted computer expert took thousands of intimate pictures of his neighbours after infecting their computers with a virus that allowed him to spy on them through their webcams. Police in Zaragoza, Spain, arrested the 34-year-old man and confiscated his computer hard drive which contained images of hundreds of people who had absolutely no idea they were being spied on.

Conman's lover jailed after helping her boyfriend trick woman he met on the internet into handing over £12,000 - 05/03/13
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2318192/Conmans-lover-jailed-helping-boyfriend-trick-woman-met-internet-handing-12-000.html#ixzz2SWJUOtwi
The lover of a serial con artist who posed as a 'well-heeled' stockbroker has apologised to his latest victim after being jailed for helping him pull of the scam. Gail Heyworth, 51, lived a life of luxury thanks to the lies of Scott Travis despite claiming she was also one of his victims. However, she was found to be the person collecting cash from one of his victims when another woman came forward after being duped out of nearly £12,000 by Travis.

Joburg man's stalker from hell - 05/02/13
http://www.thepost.co.za/joburg-man-s-stalker-from-hell-1.1509077#.UYe1fEoy6M0
A man from Sandton has been harassed and stalked by an ex-girlfriend to such an extent that he has lost his job and many of his friends. His online profile is not his own and his house has been petrol-bombed. Now Duncan D’Ewes, 37, has become one of the first people to open a case with the police using the Protection from Harassment Act, which came into effect on Saturday – Freedom Day.

Warning on online harassment - 05/02/13
http://www.oberonreview.com.au/story/1473319/warning-on-online-harassment/?cs=1495
THE issue of harassment between school students via social media websites has raised its head again. All persons using social media sites – Facebook, Twitter, Kick, etc., are reminded that sending anything on the internet or via telephone that is considered to be offensive or harassing to a person is a criminal offence under the Telecommunications Act.

UConn Student Accused Of Email Harassment - 05/01/13
http://articles.courant.com/2013-05-01/news/hc-uconn-law-student-arrest-0502-20130501_1_uconn-police-arrest-warrant-new-law-school-dean
A University of Connecticut law student faces charges of second-degree harassment and second-degree breach of peace after allegedly sending anti-Semitic, racist, sexual and threatening emails to students and faculty. Anya Bargh, 32, of Middletown, was arraigned Wednesday and given more time to hire a lawyer. She was arrested April 25 and posted $2,500 bail.

Man allegedly hid cameras in women's bathrooms at Paris bars - 05/01/13
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2013/05/01/Man-allegedly-hid-cameras-in-womens-bathrooms-at-Paris-bars/UPI-81681367437092/#ixzz2SWNCM7um
Authorities in Paris said they arrested a man accused of hiding cameras in women's bathrooms at multiple bars in the city. Police said a bar manager told officers he suspected the 36-year-old man of being behind a mini video camera discovered in a cigarette box left on the floor of the women's restroom, and investigators caught him in the act of placing another camera in a similar way at another bar, The Local.fr reported Wednesday.

Ronda mayor accused of cyberstalking by political opponent - 05/01/13
http://www.journalnow.com/news/local/article_80e181ba-b1f8-11e2-9bd3-0019bb30f31a.html
The political gamesmanship that has engulfed the small town of Ronda in recent months escalated Monday night. Charges were filed at the Wilkes County Courthouse accusing Ronda mayor Victor Varela and his wife, Teri, of cyberstalking. The complaint was filed by Kevin Reece, a Ronda resident and political opponent of Victor Varela. The couple was assigned a May 31 court date.

Parent's outrage after radio station 'posts offensive altered images of Down syndrome boy holding Retarded News sign' - 04/30/13
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2316608/The-Cowhead-Show-Media-company-websites-posted-altered-images-Down-syndrome-boy-descriptions-read-Retarded-News.html#ixzz2SWJF8vNx
A media company is accused of using and altering a picture of a boy with Down syndrome on their website alongside captions like Retarded News and other offensive phrases. Pamela and Bernard Holland are suing Cox Media over a picture of their son Adam that was taken during an art class at the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center in Nashville in 2004. Adam, who was diagnosed with Down syndrome at birth, is proudly holding a picture he had just drawn. He was 17 at the time.

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