A shopkeeper who was faced with an armed robber sent him running from her store by invoking the name of Jesus.
This CCTV image shows Marian Chadwick ordering the armed robber out of her shop in Frisco, Texas.
Suspect Gabriel Cabello burst into the crafts boutique in January, pointed a gun and demanded money.
But Chadwick simply pointed back and said: ‘In the name of Jesus, you get out of my store. I bind you by the power of the Holy Spirit.’ The robber then slowly backed away, before fleeing the store empty-handed.
‘I got mad. The Texas part of me was challenged,’ Chadwick told the Dallas Morning News.
‘It was just like this whole store filled with the power of God,’ said told local TV station KDFW Fox 4.Comments Off | Posted in: News
When God was handing out brains, these guys were definitely at the end of the queue. They came up with the idea of scribbling on their faces with permanent marker to protect their identities when they tried to rob a man’s house in Carroll, Iowa.
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Police received a call Friday night that two men with hooded sweatshirts and painted faces had tried to break into a man’s home in Carroll, Iowa.
When police stopped a vehicle matching the caller’s description blocks away, they were stunned by the men’s disguises.
There were no ski masks or stockings pulled over their heads; instead, Matthew Allan McNelly, 23, and Joey Lee Miller, 20, streaked their faces with permanent black marker.
This is an extraordinary story about a father who took justice into his own hands after authorities refused to extradite the suspect accused of killing his daughter 27 years ago.
A retired accountant whose daughter was killed 27 years ago was facing charges last night over the alleged abduction of the man he always blamed for her death. The man was left bound, gagged and injured outside a French courtroom.
André Bamberski, 72, is suspected of taking justice into his own hands over the German authorities’ failure to act against Dieter Krombach, a German cardiologist, after a French court convicted him of manslaughter in his absence.
Mr Krombach, 74, was found trussed up with head injuries in a lane near the criminal court in the eastern city of Mulhouse on Sunday after an anonymous caller with an Eastern European accent tipped off police. Mr Bamberski, who is of Polish origin and lives near Toulouse, was in Mulhouse at the weekend and is suspected of making the call, police said.
This father will have been suffering in silence for the past 27 years, and he clearly felt that his daughter had not got justice. Do you support the father’s actions? Put yourself in his shoes, and let us know what you would do.
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The Facebook poke – a harmless tool used to interact with your friends, flirt with someone or let someone know you’re thinking about them. Well people, the virtual poke may not be as ‘harmless’ as first thought. In fact someone’s been arrested for doing it.
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Granted, Shannon D. Jackson wasn’t arrested last week strictly on charges of abusing Facebook’s most annoying application. In doing so however, the 36-year-old poking perp from Hendersonville, Tenn., violated an order of protection — one that stipulated “no telephoning, contacting or otherwise communicating with the petitioner.” Jackson faces up to 11 months, 29 days in jail and a possible fine of up to $2,500.
No doubt Jackson’s offending Facebook poke was just the latest in a long string of harassment, part of which likely occurred in meat space. Alone, the Facebook “Poke” is simply not criminal — though there are plenty of Facebookers who’d gladly join a FB petition group to see such a law enacted.
These yobs got a huge surprise when they picked a fight with a couple of cross-dressers in Swansea, Wales, who turned out to be cage fighters.2 Comments | Posted in: News
I’m sure this masked criminal wasn’t expecting what he came up against when he decided to rob one bank in Wisconsin. Watch extra close to see the lady kicking him whilst he’s down.
And that’s how they do it in the badger state, ladies and gentlemen. Nice work!Comments Off | Posted in: News
An unbreakable umbrella which protects, not only against the rain, but also against muggers has been unveiled and is proving to be a big hit in the UK and Europe.
The umbrella which costs $180 and weighs just 775g, is made from ABS (hi-tech steel), making it as strong as a steel pipe, enabling it to support the weight of a man, whilst acting as a hidden weapon to surprise any mugger you may come across into submission.Comments Off | Posted in: Sci/Tech
Video games get a bad rap. They are seen a big influence of the young people of society, causing them to get involved with drugs, gangs and crime, however the correlation of crime to video game sales in 2008 tells a different story.
One word of warning, the numbers shown here, all pulled from NPD and the FBI, are meant to only show changes over time. They should not be used to compare totals because I had to re-fame the “per thousands” on them to get all of the numbers (which range from the thousands to the billions) to show up on one chart.
Now, of course, there are many other variables to consider when looking at crime rates, but this goes out to the nut-cases out there who are adamant that the sole reason for juvenile crime is video games. Am I wrong?1 Comment | Posted in: Lifestyle | News | Sci/Tech
Take a look at this failed robbery attempt from several camera angles. These guys met their match when they tried to rob this shop.
Despite the fact that the criminals had multiple sledgehammers, the man behind the counter only had one this on his mind. Flying chair and extinguish! Nice work.Comments Off | Posted in: Business
Many Britons worry that Britain is become a surveillance society, and with one CCTV camera per 14 people, they may have a point. However, opposition argue that they are there to protect society. Well, CCTV cameras may not be as useful as thought for aiding the fight against crime – it has been found that only one crime was solved by each 1,000 CCTV cameras in London last year.
“The internal police report found the million-plus cameras in London rarely help catch criminals.
In one month CCTV helped capture just eight out of 269 suspected robbers.”
Do we need so many CCTV cameras? Are they serving a valid purpose, or are they just creating an unwarranted surveillance society?Comments Off | Posted in: Lifestyle | Sci/Tech
“A teen murderess aged just 17 was being held last night for knifing thirty men to death.
The schoolgirl stunned cops by owning up to a serial killing spree that started when she was a 15-year-old.
She told detectives she wanted to confess before she turned 18 and could be tried as an adult.
The girl – too young even to be named – said she began targeting men in her home city of Sao Paulo, Brazil “for money, revenge and to bring justice”.
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“An Omaha man honored earlier this year by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office as a “Citizen of the Year” has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison in a federal drug case.
Twenty-seven-year-old Justin Snelling was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to conspiring to distribute methamphetamine.
In March, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office honored Snelling and another man who came to the aid of a Ponca Hills woman involved in a domestic assault.
In February, Snelling was charged in a federal case, accused of selling drugs to white supremacists.
Chief Deputy Marty Bilek with the sheriff’s office says that what Snelling did was heroic and his criminal case doesn’t diminish that.”
What do you think? Is he still a hero, or does his drug charge undermine that status?Comments Off | Posted in: News
This is one of the weirdest stories I have ever heard…
An obese inmate in Texas has been charged with possession of a firearm in a correctional facility after he told a guard at the Harris County Jail about the unloaded 9mm pistol which he had been hiding in his rolls of flab.
George Vera, 25, who weighs 500 pounds, was in prison for selling illegal copies of CDs. He was searched during his arrest and again at a city jail and the county jail, but officers never found the weapon in his rolls of skin. Vera admitted having the gun during a shower break at the county jail.
It was a bad mistake by George, admitting his crime. Before that, he was on a roll! Oh, dear.2 Comments | Posted in: News
Cash machine criminals have become a big problem for South Africa. The number of cash machines blown up with explosives has risen from 54 in 2006, to nearly 500 last year. This problem needs to be solved. Deploy more police onto the streets perhaps, or how about increase surveillance? Well South African officials had a much better idea…they decided to squirt the criminals with pepper-spray, directly from inside the cash machine.
Cameras are used to detect whether someone is tampering with the card slots. If they are, another machine releases pepper spray to stun the criminal while police response teams race to the scene.
“But the mechanism backfired in one incident last week when pepper spray was inadvertently inhaled by three technicians who required treatment from paramedics.”
At present, only a few ATMs are using the technology, however if the scheme is successful it will be expanded to cash machines around the country.
What are your opinions on this? Is it too extreme or is it what’s needed to try to stop ever growing numbers of cash machine criminals?1 Comment | Posted in: News