Articles Tagged with larceny

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A sex offender in New York was arrested after he allegedly raped and robbed a woman, and then reportedly returned her residence in clown makeup two days later.

33-year-old Joseph Johnson is from Wyandanch, NY. He was convicted for forcible sex abuse against an 11-year-old in 2015. As a result, Johnson is listed on the New York sex offender registry as a level 3 offender, which means he has been categorized as a possible high risk to society.

On September 19, 2020, Johnson allegedly went to an area close to a Long Island train station and broke into many cars in the area.

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When police interacted with a Florida man regarding a reported burglary, he allegedly struck one of them with a Bible and pooped his pants while being detained.

Just after 12:00 PM on September 22, the Marion County Sheriff’s Department was notified about a possible burglary that happened at a home in Summerfield.

When deputies spoke with the man who resides at the home, he said that his neighbor came over and asked him if he would allow him to borrow some of his clothes when he was on his way out the door.

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An intoxicated man from Massachusetts allegedly let himself into the zoo after hours so he could visit with the monkeys.

On June 2, when the employees at the Capron Park Zoo in Attleboro, which is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, reported for work in the morning they believed someone had been on the premises after hours the previous night.

The workers reportedly found that one of the boats used for reaching two islands that house the lemur exhibit had been disturbed.

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Two men allegedly stole alcohol from a convenience store while wearing hollowed-out watermelons as masks in a purported attempt to conceal their identities.

On the evening of May 5, the Sheetz convenience store in Louisa, Virginia, was visited by two people wearing masks that appeared unrelated to COVID-19 protection, as they were reportedly made of watermelon rinds that encased their heads. The watermelons had their innards removed and eye holes were carved for visibility.

The suspects, who were reportedly riding in a black Toyota Tacoma, allegedly grabbed liquor from the store’s supply and walked out without paying for the products.

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A Massachusetts palm reader has been accused of stealing thousands of dollars from a mother after the self-proclaimed psychic offered to rescue her daughter’s soul from demon possession.

37-year-old Tracey Milanovich was running a business in Somerset called Tracy’s Psychic Palm Reader, where the woman sold her services as a psychic and spiritual healer to her clients.

When the mother of a 10-year-old girl came to Milanovich for assistance, the palm reader allegedly informed the woman that her child was possessed, and “dead in God’s eyes.”

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A North Carolina woman who went to a Target store has been accused of using two juveniles to help guard her against getting caught while she allegedly stole several video games.

Jacksonville resident 29-year-old Ashley Nicole Reed was frequenting a Target store in Raleigh accompanied by two young siblings, ages 6 and 10.

While she was in the store, Reed, who is said to have made the plans with a member of her family, allegedly staged two different attempts to steal dozens of Nintendo Switch video games. She reportedly used one child at a time to watch out for possible approaching employees in each of the incidents so that she would not get caught.

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A man who believes he is Jesus Christ called 911 on Wednesday morning to report that he had illegally entered a local Pizza Hut because he was hungry after returning to earth from heaven.

46-year-old Richard Lee Quintero arrived at the High Point, North Carolina, location of Pizza Hut in the pre-dawn hours on Wednesday morning. Quintero, who regards himself as Jesus Christ, allegedly shattered a door window to get into the restaurant and sat down to enjoy a pizza and Mountain Dew.

Afterward, Quintero placed a call to 911 to let them know that he was back on earth and wanted to tell them what he had done.

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David Letterman can sleep better tonight. Joe Halderman, the man accused of extorting Letterman for $2 million, has plead guilty. Halderman was accused of extortion after demanding $2 million from the late-night star, lest he divulge his various affairs with co-workers. Halderman’s criminal defense lawyers worked out a deal which requires that he plead guilty to felony second-degree grand larceny, spend 6 months in jail, complete 1000 hours of community service and complete 5 years of probation. Though they minimized the jail time, Halderman’s criminal lawyers could do nothing about the 27-year career at CBS that Halderman flushed down the drain with his threats.

Extortion is a curious animal. Blogs and reader comments expressing sympathy for Letterman and wanting a stiffer penalty for Halderman abound. Does extortion mitigate an extra-marital affair? Would we have felt sorry for Tiger Woods if someone threatened to expose his sordid soirees? And for the philosophically-inclined, here’s a question a friend once asked:

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