Monthly Archives: December 2017

Kentucky Gay Couple Suffers Multiple Injuries After Homophobic Attack

David Bruckman of Covington, Kentucky faces numerous charges after being arrested in association with a violent attack on a gay couple. The case may be considered a hate crime.

“I never expected this to be as real as it is, that nowadays there are still so many people that harbor so much hate for somebody because of who they are,” said one of the two victims, who are remaining anonymous. 

According to WLWT, Bruckman forced his way into an ex-girlfriend’s residence, destroying her property. Her friends, the aforementioned gay couple, arrived to console her. Bruckman and an associate of his returned to the home after making numerous harassing phone calls, when the two allegedly attacked the couple while screaming homophobic slurs.

The two now are recovering from numerous injuries including broken eye sockets and fractured noses and cheekbones. Surgery will be required for both. They both also report suffering from

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Friend Of McDonald’s Employee Allegedly Attacks Customer Over Fresh Bacon Dispute

A friend of a McDonald’s employee allegedly beat up a customer on Thursday after they complained that the bacon in their sandwich wasn’t fresh. The incident took place under some golden arches in Golden Gate, Florida.

A woman who had ordered food through the fast food restaurants drive-thru walked into the store to complain about the bacon in her sandwich.  According to a police report from the  Collier County Sheriff’s Office, the customer said she was a former employee of the chain and said she knows what fresh McDonald’s bacon is supposed to look like. The restaurant maintained that the bacon was fresh, but the customer did not agree.

The conversation apparently enraged another customer who was inside the restaurant. Widna St. Jean, 24, started arguing with the woman. Jean’s friend was one of the McDonald employees that the unhappy customer was complaining to, and according to KTLA 5, St.Jean

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Rapper Lil Peep’s Cause Of Death Finally Confirmed By Toxicology Report

The toxicology report has been released in the sudden death of rapper Lil Peep. According to CBS News, the 21-year-old died in Tucson, Arizona from a combination of the pain medications. Following rumors of an overdose, a criminal investigation was initially opened to investigate. His death has now been ruled as accidental.

As previously reported, the rapper (real name Gustav Ahr) was found dead on November 15 aboard his tour bus. The rising star originally from Long Island was making waves with his emo rap in the music and fashion worlds with debut, Come Over When You’re Sober, Pt. 1. He was slated to perform in Tucson.

Local police were looking at texts allegedly sent from a woman who reportedly went to Peep’s tour bus before he died. The messages appear to show that she saw Peep passed out and may have been responsible for

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Prominent NYC Doctor Who Treated Bono Found Dead With Knife In Chest Inside His Park Avenue Apartment

A famed trauma surgeon apparently committed suicide on Sunday by stabbing himself in the chest, police said to The New York Daily News.

The body of Dr. Dean Lorich, 54, was found by his 11-year-old daughter in his Park Avenue apartment, while his wife was playing tennis. 

His daughter saw Lorich lying on his back, with a knife near his heart.

There was no apparent break-in to his house, and police believe suicide is the most likely reason for Lorich’s death.

“He was under some personal stress,” a police source said to the Daily News.

Lorich, a father of three, treated Bono in 2014 after the U2 singer was injured in a Central Park biking accident. He was the associate director of the Orthopaedic Trauma Service at the Hospital for Special Surgery, and a professor at Weill Cornell Medical College.

Lorich also treated emergency responders who were brought to him in serious condition. Firefighter Matt

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Serial Killer Todd Kohlhepp Writes Chilling Letter: There Are More Victims

A serial killer from South Carolina, convicted of murdering seven people earlier this year, has written a letter confessing to killing others. Todd Kohlhepp, 46, penned an 8-page letter to a publication in his state, the Herald-Journal, claiming he has killed others.

“Yes there is more than seven,” Kohlhepp wrote in the letter. “I tried to tell investigators and I did tell FBI, but it was blown off. It’s not an addition problem, it’s an multiplication problem. Leaves the state and leaves the country. Thank you private pilot’s license.”

He also wrote, “At this point, I really don’t see any reason to give numbers or locations.”

Is he telling the truth in the chilling letter? Brad Garrett, an ABC News contributor said that it is common for serial killers to lie about killing more in order to get more publicity because their entire identity is based on body count. Regardless, police

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‘The Voice’ Singer Melanie Martinez Denies Sexually Assaulting Female Musician And Former Best Friend

Former Voice contestant Melanie Martinez has spoken out for a second time to deny the sexual abuse allegations against her.

“I understand how hard it could be to see my side of the story, considering no one with a heart would want to invalidate anyone speaking up about this topic,” she wrote on Twitter on Saturday. “I want to thank my fans who took the time to research the timeline, analyze past Instagram photos, and question the story being told, which reveal her false statements. I trust so many people in my life who took advantage of that trust for their own personal gain. Please know that my intentions with everything that I do in my life are always pure and I would never be intimate with someone without their absolute consent.”

Last week her former best friend and singer Timothy Heller (pictured above, right) tweeted allegations that Martinez raped her. Heller

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Man Arrested For Allegedly Posing As Uber Driving And Holding College Women Against Their Will

Police have apprehended Miami resident Farris Kaloti, who allegedly pretended to be an Uber driver and lured women into his car, where he kept them captive.

According to The State, Kaloti was arrested on outstanding warrants, one for assault and the other for domestic violence, both unrelated to his most recent offenses.

Kaloti had been allegedly offering rides to female University of South Carolina students, but took them to unwanted locations and refused to let them leave, pulling them back into the car. Two women reported such incidents to police. One of the women went to a hospital following the incident, where she was treated for minor injuries to her leg.

Police arrested Kaloti after a detective and resident recognized him as a frequent shopper of a local Whole Foods, later stopping him for a traffic violation.

“The reason that police acted immediately is because they wanted to protect the public in case he did

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Man Arrested For Allegedly Posing As Uber Driving And Holding …

Police have apprehended Miami resident Farris Kaloti, who allegedly pretended to be an Uber driver and lured women into his car, where he kept them captive.

According to The State, Kaloti was arrested on outstanding warrants, one for assault and the other for domestic violence, both unrelated to his most recent offenses.

Kaloti had been allegedly offering rides to female University of South Carolina students, but took them to unwanted locations and refused to let them leave, pulling them back into the car. Two women reported such incidents to police. One of the women went to a hospital following the incident, where she was treated for minor injuries to her leg.

Police arrested Kaloti after a detective and resident recognized him as a frequent shopper of a local Whole Foods, later stopping him for a traffic violation.

“The reason that police acted immediately is because they wanted to protect the public in case he did

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/crime-time/man-arrested-for-allegedly-posing-as-uber-driving-and-holding-college-women-against-their

Poll: Majority Of Americans Want Donald Trump Investigated For Sexual Harassment

A new poll from Quinnipiac University suggests that a majority of Americans believe that President Donald Trump should be investigated by Congress over the bevy of sexual harassment allegations he has faced in the past.

70% of Americans are reportedly in favor of an investigation of the President, while 25% believe that is not necessary. The breakdown of that statistic along party lines is somewhat unsurprising: 86% of Democrats would be in favor of an investigation; only 39% of Republicans would be interested in such an inquiry. Indepedents were more evenly divided: 66% of them wanted the situation looked in to. 94% of Democrats, 46% of Republicans and 71% of Independents found it hypocrtical of the President to be criticizing other men accused of harassment.

The poll also revealed a handful of other shocking statistics: 17 percent of men and 47 percent of women say they have been a victim of sexual

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Innocent Woman Attacked By K-9 For ‘Being In The Wrong Place At The Wrong Time’ Files Suit

A Minnesota woman who was taking out her trash was attacked by a police dog on the hunt for two burglary suspects—and now she’s suing the dog’s officer, The Washington Post said.

The 5-year-old police dog, Gabe, was allowed to roam on a 20 foot leash at the time of the September attack, according to body cam footage. As the officers chased down the suspects, Gabe ran past a dumpster and bit the right arm of Desiree Collins, 52, refusing to let go.

“Please,” Collins yelled, according to the footage. “Help me!”

Gabe released Collins after 30 seconds of clenching. “What did I do to him?” Collins asked.

“Nothing,” an officer responded. “Just in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

But Collins is now filing a federal suit against one of the officers, Thaddeus Schmidt, for the incident.

“What you have here is a completely innocent person taking out their garbage … and a

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