Monthly Archives: December 2017

9-Year-Old Boy With Pellet Gun Stops Man From Stealing Dad’s Truck On Christmas

A 9-year-old kid from Kokomo, Indiana was able to stop a man from stealing a pickup truck on Christmas Day. The suspect, Ollie L. Dunn, 32, allegedly had his eyes on a red 2009 Dodge Ram, parked at One Stop, a gas station. The 9-year-old boy inside that truck, Larry Larimore, wasn’t having it.

“I noticed that a guy was trying to get in the car. […] As soon as he opened the door, I got scared,” he told NBC affiliate station WTHR. Larimore was sitting inside the truck while his dad purchased Ibuprofen at the gas station.

Larimore pointed the gun at the suspect’s head, which prompted Dunn to go for a different vehicle. Dunn allegedly stole a green Chevy Trailblazer, parked nearby, instead.

Kevin Cooksey, Larimore’s dad, watched the whole drama unfold from inside the gas station.

“When I see my truck door open, I was like, ‘Oh my God.

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Keyshia Cole Loses Court Battle Over Assault Case At Birdman’s Home, Ordered To Pay $100K

Keyshia Cole owes a woman over $100,000 over an alleged assault over a man. As TMZ shared, the singer was sued by Sabrina Mercadel, who said that Cole brutally attacked her over jealousy over the rapper Birdman. A court has awarded Mercadel $100,635 in damages after Cole was a no-show in court.

Back in 2014, Mercadel claimed that Cole assaulted her and accused her of dating Birdman, whom Cole was seeing at the time. Sources said that she was an employee of Birdman’s Cash Money Records and no romantic relationship was taking place. Cole came into Birdman’s West LA home and saw Mercadel there. She apparently punched her, yanked her face and scratched her mouth.

Mercadel said she lost the use of a finger in the incident.

Billboard reported that Mercadel sued the singer for $4 million. Since Cole failed to appear in court, the default judgment was given to Mercadel. Billboard

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The Unbelievable Sexism Prosecutor Marcia Clark Faced During …

Marcia Clark was inspired to become a prosecutor so that she could help victims of crimes.  She is best known for being the lead prosecutor, and the only female lawyer, in the 1995 O. J. Simpson murder case. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, which aired in 2016 took a sympathetic stance on the prosecutor and for good reason. She endured an unbelievable amount of sexism and unwarranted scrutiny during the most sensationalized trial of the century. Oxygen’s Mysteries Scandals will delve into more details about the case when it premieres on January 5.

 

 

Before the O.J. Simpson trial, Clark said that the sexism she dealt with in the courthouse was relatively tolerable. She told Vogue that she endured a “fair degree of sexism” but that her talent usually guided her through. But, once she became famous for being

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The Unbelievable Sexism Prosecutor Marcia Clark Faced During The OJ Simpson Trial

Marcia Clark was inspired to become a prosecutor so that she could help victims of crimes.  She is best known for being the lead prosecutor, and the only female lawyer, in the 1995 O. J. Simpson murder case. The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story, which aired in 2016 took a sympathetic stance on the prosecutor and for good reason. She endured an unbelievable amount of sexism and unwarranted scrutiny during the most sensationalized trial of the century. Oxygen’s Mysteries Scandals will delve into more details about the case when it premieres on January 5.

 

 

Before the O.J. Simpson trial, Clark said that the sexism she dealt with in the courthouse was relatively tolerable. She told Vogue that she endured a “fair degree of sexism” but that her talent usually guided her through. But, once she became famous for being

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/oj-simpson-the-crimes-and-punishment/crime-time/the-unbelievable-sexism-prosecutor-marcia-clark

Woman Allegedly Destroys Two Andy Warhol Paintings While On Date With Former Trump Donor

Dallas resident and court reporter Lindy Lou Layman, 29, was arrested on charges of criminal mischief after destroying approximately $300,000 of property during a date gone awry. 

According to KHOU, Layman has been accused of damaging three paintings and two sculptures at the River Oaks home of 49-year-old attorney Anthony Buzbee. Reports indicate that she allegedly poured an unspecified liquid onto the artworks. She also allegedly tore the paintings off the wall and tossed the sculptures around. Two of the paintings are reported to have been created by Andy Warhol and were worth hundreds of thousands of dollars each, according to CBS News.

Buzbee had reportedly called Layman an Uber after she became too intoxicated on a date, reported Time. Later, he could not get her to vacate the premises. Buzbee’s lawyer added that Layman “at some point appeared too intoxicated and she was asked to leave. She wouldn’t and got angry

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‘Dangerous’ Escaped Inmate Used Metal Rod To Break Through Two Walls And Bust Out Of Jail

Police are currently searching for Christopher Nicholas Carroll after his daring escape from a Georgia jail. He is being described as dangerous. 

According to the New York Daily News, Carroll escaped from a Lamar County jail shortly after midnight on Wednesday. Police say he broke through two walls while correctional officers thought he was taking a shower. 

“The jail called me and told me he had escaped out through the shower and then busted a hole in the wall, the outside wall that went to a storage unit,” said Sheriff Brad White. “He was small in statue [sic]. I don’t think an average sized person could have got through the holes and maneuvered the way that he did.” 

Reports indicate that Carroll used a metal rod to break the wall, then squeezed through an opening in a small storage area. He then climbed through an opening in a perimeter fence. Carroll left the premises in

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‘Dr. Phil’ Accused Of Giving Booze And Drugs To Show Guests Struggling With Addiction

Some former guests of the “Dr. Phil” show are accusing the television series of exploiting them and putting them in danger by providing them alcohol or drugs before they appeared on stage to discuss their addiction problems. The bombshell allegations are laid out in a new STAT News/Boston Globe investigation.

“America’s best-known television doctor presents himself as a crusader for recovery who rescues people from their addictions — and even death,” that report states. “But in its pursuit of ratings, the ‘Dr. Phil’ show has put at risk the health of some of those guests it purports to help, according to people who have been on the show and addiction experts.”

Todd Herzog, the 2007 winner of “Survivor: China,” claimed that before he went on stage in 2013 to talk to host Phillip McGraw about his battle with alcoholism, a bottle of vodka was left in his dressing room. He

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Teen Suspected Of Murdering Girlfriend’s Parents Allegedly Mowed A Giant Swastika On A Field

A 17-year-old Virginia boy arrested on charges that he shot and killed his girlfriend’s parents on Friday also mowed a giant swastika on a public field, friends and neighbors of the murdered couple said.

Scott Fricker, 48, and his wife Buckley Kuhn-Fricker, 43, forbade their 16-year-old daughter to continue dating her boyfriend after they discovered a neo-Nazi Twitter account they believed belonged to the teen, The Washington Post reported.

Just a week later, the teen, who was not named by police, was arrested on charges that he allegedly shot and killed his girlfriend’s parents while they were gathered in their home for the holidays, after he had snuck into their house and into their daughter’s room.

The teen then allegedly turned the gun on himself, but he survived. He is now in critical condition at a hospital and charged with two counts of murder, according to The Washington Post.

Neighbors said

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Woman Survives Kidnapping, Being Thrown From Bridge Into …

An Arkansas woman who was kidnapped after witnessing a shooting death and thrown from a bridge into a frozen river managed to somehow survive and get away from her captors, the New York Daily News reported.

Little Rock police brought the 42-year-old woman to safety after they received a 911 call from someone reporting they had heard a woman screaming for help on the banks of the Arkansas river on Christmas morning.

The victim, who wasn’t named by police, told police that she had been thrown off a bridge running along the I-430 to the icy waters below. She then managed to swim to shore, police said.

The victim said she had been kidnapped after seeing two people get shot at a home in Scott, a town southeast of Little Rock, on early Christmas morning.

One shooting victim, Arlin Wayne Nugent, 49, was killed. The other is expected to recover in a hospital, the

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