Showing posts from October, 2014

True Crime Online Newsletter - October 27, 2014

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .'Zombie-proof' cabin being sold online
A British company is marketing the Zombie Fortification Cabin, dubbed the "world's first and only certified zombie-proof cabin." Tiger Log Cabins unveiled the Zombie Fortification Cabin, or ZFC-1, on its website for a starting price of $112,898. Delivery is free, but installation costs an additional $20,963. The cabin comes with a "10-year anti-zombie guarantee" and the website states customers must present "medical evidence of the presence of a real zombie" to collect on the guarantee. The basic cabin package includes barbed wire, reinforced windows, an escape hatch, a storage unit and an upper deck with a 360-degree vantage point for spotting the undead. Buyers can also obtain security cameras, riot protection gear and solar panels for extra fees. "Ge…

True Crime Online Newsletter - October 20, 2014

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Woman trapped in chimney dated homeowner after meeting online, he says
A woman who was arrested after being trapped inside a chimney had met the Thousand Oaks homeowner online and dated him before he recently broke off the relationship, according to the homeowner. The man told KTLA-TV that he met 30-year-old Genoveva Nunez-Figueroa online and had gone on six dates with her. "She seemed totally cool until the first flag was her actually being on my roof two weeks ago," said the man, who did not want to be identified. Soon after, he said, he broke off the courtship. But she apparently returned to his roof again early Sunday. Ventura County firefighters worked for two hours, removing each brick in the chimney to rescue Nunez-Figueroa after she became trapped inside, fire officials said. Firefighters had to pour dish soap down the flue and spray water to…

True Crime Online Newsletter - October 13, 2014

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Hawk attacks drone to defend its territory
A man at Magazine Beach Park in Cambridge, Mass., was recently flying his Phantom FC40 quadcopter drone with a camera attached and caught a video of a hawk attacking the drone. Christopher Schmidt, who was operating the drone, reports the quadcopter and the hawk both came out of the situation just fine. Aside from birds, bees have also been known to attack these quadcopters. Birds can be killed by quadcopters, so operators have to be careful how close they fly to them.

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True Crime Online Newsletter - October 6, 2014

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Suspected drunken driver was trying to order pizza
Louisville police said a woman arrested for drunken driving was trying to order pizza from a website while behind the wheel. Police said Rosanna Heinrichs, 27, was pulled over just after 2:30 a.m. Sunday when officers noticed her swerving in and out of her lane. Heinrichs, who police said smelled strongly of alcohol and admitted to drinking beer and half a bottle of wine before getting behind the wheel, had the Domino's Pizza website open on her phone's browser when she was pulled over. Police said Heinrichs admitted to trying to use the website to order pizza while she was driving. Heinrichs was arrested on charges of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs and a communications device violation for her attempted pizza order.

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