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True Crime Online Newsletter- August 31, 2015

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Shotgun shells designed to take out 'drone threats'
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2015/08/28/Shotgun-shells-designed-to-take-out-drone-threats/3601440785294/?spt=sec&or=on
An Idaho ammunition company is marketing "Drone Munition" shotgun cartridges designed to blast unwanted drones out of the sky. Ammunition company Snake River started shipping specially-made 12-gauge shotgun ammunition this month under the name Drone Munition. "Prepare for the drone apocalypse," the website for the "personal defense loads" reads. "With the ability to carry on board cameras, drones have been and are being used for spying on unsuspecting neighbors and others without their permission," the company said. "With little regulation surrounding drone use, there is much confusion about what a person may do to defend against drone threats." The company has faced some criticism from those who point out the illega…

True Crime Online Newsletter - August 24, 2015

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Bear burglar tries to enter Idaho condo through cat door
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2015/08/17/Bear-burglar-tries-to-enter-Idaho-condo-through-cat-door/8581439827753/?spt=sec&or=on
An Idaho man snapped pictures of a bear attempting to get into his home through a cat door but only managing to fit its head through the opening. Doug Harder of Sandpoint said bears have become a frequent nuisance at his condo this year and he first snapped photos of the animals when a mother and two cubs climbed onto his second floor deck to eat birdseed in late May. He said bear sightings continued in the area and a yearling broke into his condo while he was on vacation last week by opening the sliding glass door, which he had left cracked open with a piece of wood blocking the doorjamb. Harder said the intruder did very little damage to his property, but the animal defecated on the carpet and raided the domicile for food including flour, brownie mix, Tobleron…

When Your Dog Needs Veterinary Care You Can’t Afford…

Phoebe the Cyber Crime Dog, who is WHO@'s official mascot is featured in a blog post at http://rumpydog.com/2015/08/19/when-your-dog-needs-veterinary-care-you-cant-afford/

True Crime Online Newsletter - August 17, 2015

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Illinois man's Twitter bot wins 1,000 contests in nine months
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2015/08/11/Illinois-mans-Twitter-bot-wins-1000-contests-in-nine-months/3741439303995/?spt=sec&or=on
An Illinois engineer said he won nearly 1,000 Twitter contests in nine months with a bot programmed to retweet giveaway offers. Hunter Scott, an electrical engineer, said in a blog post he used the Python programming language to create a Twitter bot that identifies and retweets posts that call on users to retweet for a chance to win. Scott said the robot would also follow the person or company advertising the contest if the tweet called for it. The engineer said he won nearly 1,000 contests, with most of the prizes being generally worthless items such as customized images for gaming and YouTube profiles. "I won a lot of cool stuff too though, and getting mysterious things in my mailbox each day was pretty fun," Scott wrote in a blog post. H…

True Crime Online Newsletter - August 3, 2015

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Man accused of decapitating wife, dogs and self-mutilation leaves hospital for jail cell
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/08/02/man-accused-decapitating-wife-dogs-and-self-mutilation-leaves-hospital-for-jail/
A man accused of decapitating his wife and their pet dogs before mutilating himself has gone from a hospital bed to a jail cell. Phoenix police identified the man as Kenneth Dale Wakefield. Police say he was in a county lockup Sunday on $2 million bail after being booked on one count of first-degree murder and two counts of animal cruelty. Investigators say Wakefield killed Trina Heisch and their two dogs and stashed the bodies in a closet. They say he then gouged out one of his own eyes and cut off his left hand at the forearm. The grisly scene was discovered July 25 by a neighbor who went to check on Heisch and said Wakefield came to the door naked, covered in blood. It wasn't immediately clear if Wakefield had an attorney who could co…