Wearing saggy jeans is not only a terrible look, but it could also screw up your grand plan to jack a stranger’s cell phone. Joel Donaldson learned that the hard way yesterday afternoon when he punched a person in the face, took their phone and tried to run away — but his baggy jeans proved to be a hinderance. Read More
Crime and Punishment
Last month, attendees at the U.S. Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, California got a little out of control, by which we mean they threw a full-scale riot complete with knocked-over porta-potties. (Harsh the vibe much, man?) In the hopes of catching the perpetrators, cops posted a slew of photos on Facebook and asked for the public’s help.
Well, LAist reports that one young man really stepped up and did his civic duty. When his dumb-ass friend tagged him in one of the photos, he “responded by liking the post and sharing it on Facebook,” according to LAist. Read More
You don’t get the feeling that when up-and-coming rapper Matthew Best was choosing the Rise filter for his pictures of illegally smuggled assault weapons, he fully intended on receiving anything more than a few faves. His social media trail assisted the New York Police Department yesterday in its biggest gun bust ever that led to the seizure of 250 firearms and 19 arrests. Read More
A Verizon worker recently learned the hard way that yes, he can hear you now–even in underground vaults.
Mike Hathaway parked his van on 71-year-old Howard Cook’s lawn, CBS Boston reports. The cranky Mr. Cook got so pissed he trapped Mr. Hathaway in an underground storage vault, slammed the door, and then, as if that wasn’t enough, piled huge rocks on top of it. Read More
A New Jersey man has figured out the stupidest way to hide from his employer — and he’s being charged a lot money for it.
The FCC is imposing a civil penalty on Gary Bojczak, which includes a $32,000 fine, for illegally using a GPS jamming device to avoid being tracked by his employer after it interfered with Newark Liberty Airport’s satellite-based tracking system.
Investigators said Mr. Bojcazk rolled up to the airport last August in his Ford pickup and was “emanating signals within a restricted frequency band used by the augmentation system.” Read More
‘Here Your Stuff Back:’ Burglars Return Computers and Leave Note That Will Restore Your Faith in Humanity
In what sounds like something straight out of an old episode of Oprah, a group of burglars returned their loot after they found out it was stolen from a nonprofit’s office.
We don’t get the sense that Troy Ridling completely thought out his plan to steal his church’s computer to watch porn.
The setting is flyover country Oklahoma. Church employees discovered a computer (probably an old Packard Bell?) was missing, and they figured out it was an inside job since nothing was damaged and there was no sign of a break in.
It was, however, outfitted with tracking software, and so the church was notified when someone decided to take a look at some porn. Read More
Kids in Manhattan are so wealthy that even they have become targets for meanie iPhone thieves. That’s what happened to Aidan Tally, a 3-year-old who had his mother’s device snatched from him by 53-year-old jerk Feliberto Ramirez in March. Last week, the little child got his first taste of justice as Mr. Ramirez was sentenced up to three years in prison by a Manhattan Supreme Court for the crime. Read More
Those so-called “spying” apps that populate app marketplaces can turn anyone into a DIY-stalker, and one New York assemblyman simply won’t stand for it. Micah Kellner (D-Manhattan) is pushing for Google and Apple to pull apps with the serious sounding names of “Spy2Mobile,” “iTrack” and “I See You HD Lite” from their app stores because he believes they can enable stalking and abuse. Read More
Copy machines and office managers across the city can sleep in peace tonight: Today the district attorney’s office announced that 39-year-old Adrian Rodriguez has been convicted for his offenses against society, namely, his theft of $376,000 worth of copy machine toner from his employer. He plead guilty to the charge of Grand Larceny in the Second Degree and will be sentenced May 21.
Mr. Rodriguez committed his crimes between 2010 and 2012, while working for the law firm Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP. He ordered extra toner, then sold it for $10 a pop ($15 for color). This, the city wants you to understand, was a very serious sin: Read More