Saturday, September 18, 2010
Prosecutors in Everett, Washington said that a friendly challenge ended in bloodshed when a man teased a woman about having stinky feet.
Dallas Smith is accused of stabbing a man in the back at a party at her ex-boyfriend’s home on Sept. 7. Smith first became upset when she was unable to do a back flip. Smith boasted to party-goers that she was good at doing back flips and that she could do a flip off anything.
A man challenged her to do a flip off the deck. Smith took off her shoes and attempted the maneuver. She couldn’t do it. Then the man laughed at her and told her that her feet smelled.
Smith started to playfully wrestle with the man, rubbing her socks in his face. She started hitting him. After several seconds, he pushed her away.
She grabbed her coat, picked up a steak knife and headed for the door. On the way, Smith walked up to the man and stabbed him in the back. After calls to 911, a sheriff’s deputy found the man sitting on porch with the knife sticking out of his back, with the blade a few inches in. His lung had collapsed from the stabbing, but he is expected to recover from the injury.
Police arrested Smith at her parents’ home. She denied knowing about the stabbing and declined to speak with investigators. A witness told police that Smith came to his house that night and told him that she had hurt someone and she was in trouble. She told him someone had taunted her.
Smith, who has no criminal history, was charged with second-degree assault with a deadly weapon. She posted $50,000 bail and was released. On Wednesday a $250,000 warrant was issued for her arrest after Smith told a detective she was leaving for Australia on Saturday, and planned to be gone for several months. She surrendered her passport to a sheriff’s deputy and the warrant was quashed.
(info from http://www.heraldnet.com/ )
Friday, September 17, 2010
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Police said a New Hampshire woman faces several charges after she broke into a home and told the owners she was a police officer after she was discovered in the kitchen. Police said the woman, 34, said Wednesday she was chasing a burglar from the house.
Police said when the homeowners asked the woman for identification, she said the burglar had fled with it. Police said the woman pretended to call her sergeant and said she had to go to the station and type up her report and left.
The homeowners wrote down her license plate number and called police. The woman was arrested after a car accident.
She wass charged with burglary, impersonating a police officer, driving under the influence and simple assault.
Jose Parada fell through the ceiling of a business in Pico Rivera, California and was captured by sheriff's deputies who were searching for the suspected burglar of three businesses and had .responded to an alarm at William's Boots.
County sheriff Sgt. Debbie Gallego says a responding deputy saw someone inside nearby De La Cruz Jewelry, and called in a K-9 unit for a search. Deputies sprayed pepper spray in the attic of the store shortly before Parada fell through the ceiling. A nearby antique store was also burglarized.
Parada was being held in lieu of $20,5000 bail. (Info from the Whittier Daily News)
Saturday, September 4, 2010
A teenager in Helena, Montana tapped a wrong number on his cellphone and accidentally sent a text message to Sheriff Leo Dutton, saying "Hey Dawg, do you have a $20 I can buy right now?"
A detective posing as dealer scheduled a meeting at a store with the would-be customer. The detective spotted two teenage boys and one of the boy's fathers--who was unaware of what was going on--at the store. When the detective showed the teens his badge, one of the boys fainted.
(info from: Independent Record)