A female passenger on a flight from Portland, Oregon to Sacramento, California had a violent mid-air meltdown Saturday after she was caught smoking in the airplane’s lavatory. On cellphone video shot by another passenger, 24-year-old Valerie Curbelo is seen screaming at a flight attendant, “I swear, if you don’t f***ing land, I will f***ing kill everybody on this f***ing plane! I will kill everybody on this f***ing plane! I will! I will!”
Now in custody and being held at the Sacramento County Jail, Curbelo has no explanation for her profanity-laden threatening outbust. Speaking to reporter Marc Thompson of Sacrenento’s CBS13, she says “I don’t know,” when asked why she threatened to kill her fellow airline passengers. “It was not me. It was not me.”
According to friends, Curbelo had been suffering from mental health issues. In an interview with Portland’s KOIN 6 News, an acquaintance who did not
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A woman has admitted to her role in the violent murder of a young North Dakota mother. According to People, 38-year-old Brooke Crews of Fargo confessed to killing 22-year-old Savanna LaFontaine-Greywind and stealing her baby.
LaFontaine-Greywind was reportedly murdered in August and her baby was ripped from her womb. At her funeral in September, her boyfriend, Ashton Matheny, brought the infant who survived. “It was wonderful that [the baby] Haisley Jo was able to spend those moments along with her family, as well,” the family spokeswoman said.
On August 19, LaFontaine-Greywind disappeared from her apartment while eight months pregnant. She told her family she was going to help Crews (seen below) with a sewing project but never returned.
On August 27, her body was found in plastic wrap in the Red River. The medical examiner called her cause of death “homicidal violence.” No further details on the manner of death or how the baby was
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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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NBC affilate WOWT reports that members of the Lincoln Police Department and the F.B.I. said they believe they have found the body of missing Nebraska woman Sydney Loofe at a press conference Tuesday morning. This follows a post Monday night on the Facebook page Finding Syndey Loofe, which linked to an announcement on the website for the Antelope County News confirming the discovery of her body. “It’s with heavy hearts that we share this most recent update with you all,” the post reads. “May God grant eternal rest unto thee. We love you Sydney.”
“On December 4th, a body was found in rural Clay County,” said Randy Thysse, Special Agent in Charge of the F.B.I.’s Omaha office, at Tuesday’s press conference. “At this time we believe it to be the body of Sydney Loofe, pending forensic analysis.” Lincoln Police Department Chief Jeffrey Bliemeister was
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A jilted woman from Texas is accused of creating social media profiles under her ex’s name and then threatening herself in an attempt to get him in trouble. Lisa Marie Garcia, 22, began a long series of accusations against her ex-boyfriend Brandon Berrott, 23, in September. She said he threatened her and, according to WCMH, Berrott was arrested. When he was released from jail, Garcia allegedly threatened herself again while posing as Berrott. This sequence of events reportedly happened multiple times for months, including at least seven times over a 10-day period. She also allegedly used Berrott’s fake account to threaten another woman who was involved with Berrott.
Every time a threat was reported, Berrott would get in trouble again for “violating the terms of his bail” since it appeared he was contacting her.
“Lisa Garcia created a fake Facebook and Instagram account as well as a fake phone number on
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A woman hosting a Thanksgiving dinner found it rude that her guest allegedly brought crack-cocaine into her home without her permission. Even ruder, he didn’t offer to share.
Thanksgiving dinner ended in horror when a Minneapolis woman allegedly killed her dinner guest for doing drugs at the table — and not offering her any.
Anenia Marie Hare, 47, of Minneapolis was charged with second-degree murder on Monday for allegedly killing 69-year-old Edward Caliph, according to the Star Tribune. Hare invited the man over to her place on Thursday for a Thanksgiving meal. But, as Hare told police, before “they started to eat, she looked over and saw the victim lighting up a crack pipe,” the Star Tribune reported.
The sight allegedly enraged the dinner host, who reportedly admitted to police that she was further irritated by the fact that Caliph didn’t offer her any of his crack. Hare then grabbed an
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After receiving help from a homeless man after she ran out of gas on a Philadelphia interstate, a New Jersey woman is paying the favor back.
Earlier this month, 27-year-old Kate McClure ran out of gas on Interstate 95. It was past midnight and the highway was deserted. Johnny Bobbitt Jr., 34, came to her aid. With his last $20, the Good Samaritan walked to a gas station to get her some, the Associated Press reports.
Blown away by his good deed, McClure said returned to the road to see Bobbitt. She gave him cash, clothing, and food. Then, she started a fundraiser to raise money for her new friend.
“I wish that I could do more for this selfless man, who went out of his way just to help me that day,” she wrote on the GoFundMe campaign which is named ‘Paying It Forward.’ “Truly believe that all Johnny needs
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A 24-year-old woman in Nebraska has vanished after setting up an online date. Her family now fears that she has been abducted.
“Sydney [Loofe] still hasn’t returned home,” her mom, Susie Loofe, wrote in a Facebook post on Thursday. “We’ve had very few leads but haven’t lost our hope that she will return safely soon.”
As People reported, Police Chief Jim Bliemeister said in a Tuesday morning news conference that the disappearance is disturbing.
“Circumstances surrounding her disappearance are concerning,” he said, explaining that multiple investigators were working the case along with the sheriff’s office and Sydney’s family.
The young woman was reported missing on Thursday. The day before, she went on a date with someone she met online, a police spokesperson told People. She apparently sent a Snapchat message to a friend earlier in the day before her date.
Since her disappearance, Sydney’s phone has been turned off or has died. The last cellphone tower it pinged
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A man posing as an Uber driver allegedly picked up a woman and sexually assaulted her on American University’s campus early Sunday. The 21-year-old victim and her male friend told police they saw an Uber sticker on a car, which they flagged down for a ride near Dupont Circle in Washington, DC, according to NBC Washington.
The driver, El Houcine Jourhdaly, 36, of Springfield, Virginia, told the two he could drive them somewhere, and they both got in the car, according to police. But not long after, Jourhdaly pulled over and demanded the woman get in the front seat. She complied.
When Jourhdaly drove the two to their requested destination, the driver yelled at the victim’s friend, ordering him to get out. Police said he got out of the car and attempted to help his friend out of the front seat, but Jourhdaly sped off.
The woman’s friend then called her phone.
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Brooklyn resident Sam Saia was reportedly assaulted on the New York City subway system after asking a fellow straphanger for more leg room. The attacker has since been jailed, but Saia is now facing a round of death threats from extremists who say she is now getting “a taste of reality and diversity.”
According to the New York Daily News, Saia was assaulted by Derek Smith after telling him he was “manspreading” (a nickname given to the way men take up excessive amount of space on subway seats). Smith had launched into a profane tirade during the assault: “B*tch, you ain’t nothing! I’ve raped white b*tches like you, you f*cking c*nt!” he reportedly yelled. A fellow rider rushed to Saia’s aid and forcibly ejected Smith from the train.
Video of the incident was caught by other passengers and shared on social media:
Smith was arrested on Saturday and charged on Sunday in Brooklyn
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