Posts Tagged ‘Crime’

Winnie the Pooh busted for mugging men

August 12, 2008

Mugger arrested despite cunning Winnie the Pooh disguise

Tokyo police arrested a 20-year-old man on Monday for mugging two men last month with three teenage boys while they were dressed as Winnie the Pooh and other characters.

“It seemed like the thing to do at the time,” Kita-ku resident Masayuki Ishikawa told police. He was arrested for robbery and injury.

According to police, Ishikawa picked a fight with two people including a 27-year-old man on a street near his house and dragged them to a nearby park, where he robbed them of about 18,000 yen in cash. The 27-year-old man suffered a cut lip, which is expected to take about two weeks to heal.

Ishikawa and his accomplices obtained the outfits from the home of a 16-year-old high school boy. Police say they plan to report Ishikawa’s three accomplices to local prosecutors in the near future.

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Rapper Lil’ Scrappy stabbed and then arrested

July 21, 2008

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STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. — Atlanta rapper Lil Scrappy, whose real name is Darryl Richardson, was injured Friday night in a stabbing in DeKalb County.

Authorities said the incident happened shortly after 7 p.m. at the Mountain Crest Apartments in the 1000 block of North Hairston Road in Stone Mountain.

Atlanta rapper Lil Scrappy, was taken into custody Friday after being stabbed. DeKalb County police arrested the rapper, whose real name is Darryl Richardson, for felony possession of a firearm/knife and marijuana. More Details

Atlanta Police released a photo a witness of the alleged stabbers that a witness managed to take before nearly being run over by the suspects as they drove off before police arrived.

The Smoking Gun: weekly mugshot roundup-July 18, 2008

July 19, 2008

Yes….that’s Stewie from Family Guy on this gentleman’s throat (sighs).

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Law abiding UK mom has to prove her innocence after police screwup

July 9, 2008

A mother mistakenly branded a violent junkie must have her fingerprints checked against every unsolved crime in Britain to clear her name.

Amanda Hodgson had a routine crim­inal record check for a job looking after youngsters during breaktimes at her children’s school.

The 36-year-old was expecting the all-clear but was horrified to open a letter claiming she had assaulted police officers and was a recovering heroin addict.

‘When I first read the letter, I didn’t fully understand. I couldn’t work out why I’d been sent all this information,’ Mrs Hodgson said.

‘I was horrified when I realised. It is really embarrassing and I have had to explain to my son that his mum isn’t a criminal and I’m not going to jail.’

Mrs Hodgson only applied to be a welfare assistant at the school after staff said she would be perfect for the job.

But the Criminal Records Bureau sent her the history of a woman with the same name and date of birth – then told Mrs Hodgson, of Preston, it was up to her to prove her innocence.

The CRB investigated but could not ­ensure she was not the person named in the report.

It then asked her to produce her passport and fingerprints.

‘To have my fingerprints taken in the first place is bad enough but then to be told they will be cross-checked against all unsolved crimes is ridiculous,’ she said. ‘I have done nothing wrong.’

A spokesman for the CRB said the Police National Computer had a 99.98 accuracy record. It only asked a person to supply their fingerprints if all other investigations had failed.

‘This may be the only sure way to remove the match,’ said the spokesman.

‘The alternative may result in appropriate information not being released with catastrophic results.’

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Establish your own gun-free zones

June 22, 2008

It’s really this simple. Watch criminals turn right around and leave you alone.

1-Legged war veteran comes to aid of mother and baby from 2 thugs……and he’s arrested.

June 15, 2008

Yes, because he was carrying a rusted truncheon (a retractable baton) that wouldn’t even open. Royal Navy veteran Stephen Beerling heard a woman screaming outside of his house at 2:30 a.m. He called 999, the UK version of 911, and rushed out to help the woman, grabbing the truncheon in case he needed it to defend himself or the woman.

He was able to talk to the 2 men harassing the woman and her child. Police arrived and arrested the men but also arrested Beerling for possessing the truncheon, which he hadn’t even removed from his pocket.

Thankfully, no charges will be pressed against this good Samaritan. Of course, in characteristic bureaucratic style, a simple, “Whoops, we really screwed up, sorry,” type of apology or explanation wasn’t issued. Instead, police released the following statement:

Kent Police and Senior Crown Prosecutor Janet Garnon-Williams said in a statement: ‘A decision has been taken jointly to discontinue the case as there is not a realistic prospect of conviction.’

How kind of them…….

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Weekly Mugshot Round-up from The Smoking Gun

June 14, 2008

With a few good dads for Father’s Day. Great mugshots as usual. Say cheese!

“How NOT to shoot a gun”……several great examples

June 13, 2008

with a “did what I think happen, really happen?” ending.

Jurors hooked on the gateway game Sudoku cause drug trial to be aborted. “War on Sudoku” expected to enuse.

June 11, 2008

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – An Australian drugs trial lasting more than three months and costing taxpayers over A$1 million ($947,000) has been aborted after a number of jurors were found to have spent up to half the time playing Sudoku puzzles.

Sydney District Court Judge Peter Zahra cancelled the trial of two men on drugs conspiracy charges after the jury foreperson admitted that four to five jurors had been playing the addictive number sequence game, local media reported. The judge was alerted after some of the jurors were observed writing their notes vertically, rather than horizontally. The game involves completing a grid of numbers in the correct sequence.

One juror said the game helped them to pay more attention by keeping their mind busy.

“Some of the evidence is rather drawn out and I find it difficult to maintain my attention the whole time,” the juror was quoted saying by the Australian Associated Press.

A new trial is expected to begin in a few weeks once a new jury has been called.

(Reporting by James Thornhill; Editing by Alex Richardson)

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Weekly Mugshot Roundup by the Smoking Gun celebrates 1 yr. anniversary-Mugsapalooza LIII

June 7, 2008

Special 1 yr. anniversary edition of The Smoking Gun mugshot roundup featuring every mugshot roundup from the past year. Lots of entertaining photos as usual. Enjoy.