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no soup for you

Yeah, getting banned from the internet for a period of time is probably a fair punishment for what this man did. As reported by the New York Daily News:

Jason Willis, 31, thought he was just having some innocent fun advertising his neighbor’s sexual services on personal ad sites.

But he caught a whole lot of heat after men started turning up at her Waterford house at all hours of the day – including one who was wearing nothing but a trench coat.

The victim, named only as Dawn, contacted cops in Nov. 2012 and they traced the adverts to Willis.

He was this week barred from using the internet for 30 months as part of a plea deal after confessing to sending men to her house.

You can read more, and see a photo of Mr. Willis, here.

 

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“Hey buddy. Sorry to see you stuck in the snow. Would you like some help?” Okay, so that’s not quite how it went down. Per the Paterson Press (via northjersey.com):

In two cases that authorities believe are linked, men offering to help drivers struck in the snow then robbed the stranded motorists at gunpoint early Thursday morning, police said.

That is just cold.

The first incident happened at 1 am on the 400 block of 15th Avenue, said Lt. Bert Ribeiro. A group of five suspects told a man they would help push him out of the snow, but then one of them pulled a gun on him, Ribeiro said. The suspects took the men’s cell phone and tried to drive away in his vehicle, but it was still stuck, so they fled on foot, Ribeiro said.

If you think ditching their vehicle stopped them, think again.

About 15 minutes later, a group of three or four men volunteered to help a man and two women stuck on 700 block of 21st Avenue, Ribeiro said. Again, one of the them brandished a handgun and they took the man’s belongings as well as the women’s purses from inside the vehicle, police said.

In both cases, victims described two of the suspects as skinny and a third as being heavy, police said. “It seems to be the same people,” said Ribeiro.

The perps are still on the lam. Here’s the source.

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The question: “What time is it?” These days, that leads many people to pull out their phone to check the time. You know where this is going. As reported in the Police Blotter from the 62nd Precinct (Bensonhurst—Bath Beach) via brooklynpaper.com:

Two bike-riding brutes swiped a man’s cellphone, watch, and jacket after asking him the hour on 63rd Street on Jan. 12, authorities allege.

The victim said he was walking along 63rd Street near 15th Avenue at 4 pm when the punks pedaled up behind him and requested the time. When he took out his mobile device to check, one of them grabbed the gadget while the other tore off the victim’s jacket, cops said.

As if that wasn’t bad enough, this really had to hurt:

The victim told police that his coat pocket contained, of all things, his Cartier timepiece.

Ouch.

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 texting and driving

Anybody with half a brain knows how stupid it is to text and drive. It’s also illegal in many states. Still, people continue to do it alarmingly often. As reported by www.news965.com:

A 23-year-old driver in Fort Myers, Fla., admits he was texting while driving when he was caught on video rolling his car after hitting a power pole and a tree.

Driver Michael Woody climbed out of the car safely following the crash and told responding officers that his only impairment was his cell phone … he was texting while driving, something that is now illegal in Florida.

You can see the dashboard video by clicking here.

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Regular readers know that The Juice is a personal injury lawyer. During the course of his career, he has had several cases with the same key fact as this one, brought to you via the Hunterdon County Democrat (New Jersey).

A Pittstown man was charged with numerous offenses after a hit-and-run accident reported Dec. 27, at approximately 8:15 a.m. Patrolman Sean Ross was dispatched to Riverbend Road in the area of Moebus Place for a report of property damage. He found damage to a front lawn, a mailbox and bushes.

Unfortunately for the scofflaw, that’s not all the victim found.

The homeowner also provided Ross with a New Jersey license plate that was found among the damage. The license plate returned to a black 1992 Ford Mustang. Officers soon located the vehicle, which contained obvious damage, at a nearby residence. Ross thereafter charged Cody Papa, 21, with numerous motor vehicle violations, including reckless driving, leaving the scene of a motor vehicle crash, and failure to report a crash.

Doh! Here’s the source.

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Seriously, who doesn’t like Christmas decorations? Well, there is this one guy … As reported by on boston.cbslocal.com (from a report by wbz-tv):

Snow covers what’s left of a family’s Christmas display in Derry, New Hampshire after a vandal destroyed almost all of their giant inflatable decorations on the front lawn.

“I actually woke up to my aunt crying,” said Nicole Paulin who lives at the home with her aunt and uncle. “She said they struck again. She was just in hysterics. It killed me to see her because those are her pride and joy.”

Surveillance video captured the Christmas Scrooge in action – the culprit slashing six of the family’s eight inflatable displays multiple times. The decorations included a Frosty the Snowman, a Santa and sleigh, and a snow globe.

Murderer! But really, what an asinine thing to do. It’s just mean. And this wasn’t even the first time.

Vandals first struck in November, but the family was able to duct tape the damage.

All was not lost, though.

One bright spot: the Londonderry Home Depot heard about what happened and this morning showed up with 9 replacements.

Here’s the source, including a video with footage of the vandal.

 

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Planes make emergency landings for a variety of reasons. Here’s a new one to add to the list, as reported by The Moscow Times:

A criminal case on charges of hooliganism has been opened against the former deputy governor of the Chelyabinsk region on charges of hooliganism for beginning a fistfight with a flight attendant.

A Moscow-bound plane had to make an emergency landing in Novosibirsk on Sunday after Andrei Tretyakov, allegedly drunk, beat up a flight attendant in a dispute over the toilet, a police spokesman said.

Yes, it was all about a dispute over a toilet.

“The man was an economy class passenger and tried to use a business class toilet, which is against the rules. He had a spat with a flight attendant and punched him seven or ten times,” a Siberian transport police spokesman said.

And who was this man?

The former governor, aged 45, was already drunk when he boarded Globus airline’s Moscow-bound plane in the Siberian city of Krasnoyarsk on Sunday night, police said.

Tretaykov was dismissed from his position in the Chelyabinsk region in 2011 and currently says he is an external advisor to the Natural Resources Ministry, Interfax reported. He was also the acting head of the state geology holding company Rosgeology from May 2012 to June 2013.

Think he was fun to work for? And what about the poor flight attendant?

… [he] was hospitalized and diagnosed with a head injury and bruises.

The governor?

Tretyakov was detained and taken to a Novosibirsk police department.

Convictions for hooliganism can carry up to a five-year prison term, though the average fine for unruly in-flight conduct in Russia is 5,000 rubles ($150).

The plane?

The plane was refueled and took off about two hours later.

You’ll find the source here.

 

 

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Clearly he didn’t go about it the right way, and not to disparage White Castle, but having had their burgers, The Juice can testify that they would definitely go down better with beer, or any other alcoholic beverage. As reported by riverfronttimes.com (St. Louis, Missouri):

A White Castle customer was so upset he couldn’t wash his sliders down with an ice cold beer that he stabbed another customer in the head, police say.

The knife-wielding craver was trying to BYOB around 3:50 a.m. Tuesday at the downtown White Castle on South Broadway near Busch Stadium when an employee asked him to leave. A 57-year-old customer came to the employee’s defense, and the suspect stabbed him once in the head.

So what happened after that? Dude got away.

St. Louis Police are looking for the man, described as black, 40 to 50 years old, under six feet and 180 pounds. The victim’s injuries were minor.

Here’s the source.

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Although most folks go to the store to shop, this gent had something else in mind. He apparently also isn’t aware of this “new” tool stores use called “security videos.” As reported by clickorlando.com (wkmg):

From the start of the security video, it is obvious the man on the video does not want to get caught doing something very wrong. He is seen looking around, lowering his hand and then hiding behind a rack of clothes.

A woman walks past, unaware of what he was doing. Then, he steps into view of the camera, and it becomes obvious what was going on.

Police arrested Dwight Eddington for indecent exposure after the store security guard told authorities the suspect “appeared to have been following a customer inside the store” while touching himself.

Other shoppers wondered if anyone noticed what he was up to, but said the act is “pretty disgusting.”

Hey, these are just allegations, and, er, videos. Surely there could be an innocent explanation.

Eddington had nothing to say to Local 6 when we found him at home, but to police, he denied touching himself and said he “had an itch and had to expose himself in order to scratch.”

Alrighty then. And that’s not the only legal matter Mr. Eddington is dealing with.

Police arrested Eddington in October for allegedly strangling someone in a domestic violence case.

Here’s the source, including a video of the story.

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It’s not uncommon for arrestees to give the police someone else’s name. It is uncommon for someone to try to pin a rap on his brother.  As reported by North Country Now (Potsdam, NY):

A Hannawa Falls man was jailed for felony driving while intoxicated and forgery following a traffic stop Nov. 30 on State Highway 56 in which he claimed to be his brother, Jason Capone, according to St. Lawrence County sheriff’s deputies.

Aaron Capone, 36, was charged with aggravated DWI, aggravated unlicensed operation, second-degree forgery, first-degree offering a false instrument, and second-degree criminal impersonation, officers said.

Capone? A. Capone? This hardly seems fair. Nevertheless, it hardly excuses his conduct, both to the public, and his brother (unless there’s some history we don’t know about).

Officers allege that Aaron gave false information about his identity and signed several documents in Jason’s name. Deputies had reported Saturday that Jason Capone was arrested on the aggravated DWI charge and inadequate plate lights violation.

How drunk was he (allegedly)?

Aaron reportedly had a blood alcohol content of .24 percent, three times the legal limit of .08 percent. His license was suspended and he had a prior DWI conviction within the last 10 years, deputies said.

That there’s plastered.

He was arraigned in Pierrepont Town Court and sent to the St. Lawrence County Correctional Facility in $10,000 cash or $20,000 bond, deputies said.

Here’s the source.

 

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