Showing posts from March, 2015

True Crime Online Newsletter - March 30, 2015

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Girl, 12, tried to poison mom twice for taking away iPhone
Authorities in Colorado said a 12-year-old girl was taken into custody on allegations she tried to poison her mother twice as revenge for taking away her iPhone. The Boulder County Sheriff's Office said the girl's mother noticed the smell of bleach coming from her smoothie shortly after she took away her 12-year-old daughter's iPhone. "It's pretty scary." Cmdr. Heidi Prentup told KDVR-TV. "She thought that her daughter had maybe just cleaned the glass and that there was still bleach left in it. Then she started feeling sick." Prentup said the woman's sickness passed, but a couple weeks later she discovered another bleach odor coming from a carafe of water in her bedroom. "When she smelled the bleach in the ca…

True Crime Online Newsletter - March 16, 2015

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Smuggling suspect had 146 iPhones strapped to body in China
Authorities in China said a man caught with 146 iPhones strapped to his body set a new record for largest number of devices in a foiled smuggling attempt. Customs officials said the man was spotted walking "at a really snow pace with a strangely stiffened back" while carrying only a small shoulder bag March 6 at the border crossing in Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province. Officers had the man walk through a metal detector, and he was taken for a search when the device indicated the presence of metallic objects on his body. The man was found to have 126 iPhones strapped around his waist in a belt-like formation and another 20 devices were found strapped to his legs. Customs officers said the man had purchased the phones in Hong Kong. They said smugglers …

True Crime Online Newsletter - March 9, 2015

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Man's 365-day proposal video goes viral
Video of a man's elaborate, 365-day proposal to his girlfriend has gone viral. Dean Smith spent more than a year preparing to pop the question to his girlfriend, Jennifer Kessel, on her 26th birthday in Aruba. Smith videotaped himself each day for a year -- starting Jan. 8, 2014 -- holding up a sign declaring his love for Kessel. "For the next year, I'll show you how much I love you and that you're in my thoughts every day," he says at the beginning of the video. "I want to marry you." Smith then spliced the footage together in a video package for Kessel, who watches for the first time on the beach in Aruba. "The thoughtfulness that went into making this video is truly beyond any words that I have," Kessel told The Huffington Post. "When I turned…

True Crime Online Newsletter - March 2, 2015

I couldn't make this up if I tried. . .Zookeepers recreate animal poses in viral photos
Zookeepers at an Australian wildlife sanctuary are recreating the poses from animal pictures taken at the park for a series of viral photos. The Symbio Wildlife Park in Helensburgh posted a Facebook photo Feb. 18 of four zookeepers recreating a photo of four marmosets and the caption said similar photos would be posted during the following week as part of the #zookeepersasanimals series. "Our keepers have had some fun re-enacting some of our favorite animal 'perfectly timed photos' at the park!" the zoo said on Facebook. "The idea came about when we were having a giggle at lunchtime one day at some of the animal photos we had," zookeeper and photographer Kylie Elliott told the Illawara Mercury. "Four of us [zookeepers] started having a laugh at …