Being tired of your job is something almost everyone can relate to, but few go to such extremes to get out of work as 19-year-old Brandon Soules, who devised an elaborate scheme to fake his own kidnapping in an attempt to avoid his job at The Tire Factory in Coolidge, Arizona.
Category: True Crime
Just after the news that three of R. Kelly’s associates allegedly tried to intimidate witnesses in the disgraced singer’s child pornography trial comes yet more bad news. Federal prosecutors say they inadvertently discovered R. Kelly’s stash: a seven-figure bank account, not initially disclosed, that they say would allow Kelly to go on the lam should he be released to house arrest before his trial.
Most “scams” social media influencers are associated with involve faulty or potentially dangerous weight loss products, MLM schemes, products that are of a poorer quality than advertised, etc. These are not harmless, but they are far less severe than outright swindling money directly from followers’ bank accounts using bad checks. This is the type of scam that 22-year-old Instagram and YouTube influencer Kayla Massa pulled on her followers. She managed to get 45 of her followers to trust her enough to gain access to their bank accounts with the promise of bringing them riches. The only people Kayla was interested in enriching were herself and her accomplices. She was able to glean $1.5 million from her scheme before getting arrested this February.
Friday night’s episode of NBC’s Dateline explores the disappearance and murder of Sarah Goode, a young mother whose life was cut short by a man she rejected.
Friday night’s episode of Dateline delves deeper into the story of Lori Vallow, who’s dubbed “cult mom” by the media because of her fringe religious beliefs, and the mystery of her missing children. Her oldest son, 23-year-old Colby Ryan, speaks out on the episode, distraught over not knowing where his siblings, 17-year-old Tylee Ryan and seven-year-old Joshua Vallow, are. Lori failed to produce the two children for a court order in January, but the children have not been seen since September.
Tonight’s episode of Dateline, “Before Daylight,” details the 2004 slaying of 23-year-old Jesse Valencia by his married cop boyfriend. The motive? Jesse was threatening to expose their relationship and Rios didn’t want to be “outed.”
A Massachusetts woman dubbed the Parking Lot Pooper for doing exactly that has been caught and arrested. 51-year-old Andrea Grocer, of Ashland MA, was caught mid-bowel movement outside her preferred venue: the parking lot of the Natick Outdoor Store. Read on for the full mug shot, plus some delightful straight-faced quotes from the local police.
Love & Hip Hop Miami star Bobby Lytes was arrested last night after getting into a brawl at a Fort Lauderdale night club. It seems Bobby was booked on two charges — one of which involves a “moral decency” clause — but the Bobby Lytes arrested story wasn’t what had the reality star so upset after the news went wide. Read on for all the tea, including Bobby’s mug shot!