Deputies shot and killed a man who went on a violent rampage, stabbing a cat and breaking a window early Tuesday in a Brandon apartment complex, Hillsborough County sheriff’s officials said.
…Neighbors in the apartment complex began calling 911 about 5:30 a.m. to report Tyree carrying a large butcher knife and threatening people with a 20-pound barbell, said Hillsborough County Sheriff David Gee. At one point, someone in an apartment near 3117 Bloomingdale Villas Court reported that Tyree was trying to break a front window.
Deputies Steve Gutierrez, 35, Marina Stroud, 34, and James Maiello, 25, arrived and tried to talk to Tyree. Stroud, who is a crisis intervention specialist, tried to get Tyree to drop the knife but he refused. Another deputy fired a Taser, but failed it to subdue Tyree. He then turned toward the deputies and made threatening comments from about five feet away, deputies said.
…The knife that deputies said Tyree used to stab the cat lay in the road long after he was taken to the hospital. Its blade was stained with blood.
Deputies were looking for the cat, but had not been able to find it as of mid-day Tuesday.
Knife-wielding man ‘acting crazy’ shot, killed by deputies in Brandon. Tampa Bay Times, 3/4/2014.
A group of knife-wielding men attacked a train station in southwestern China on Saturday, leaving at least 27 people dead and another 109 injured, the official Xinhua News Agency said, making it one of the deadliest attacks in China in recent years.
Xinhua did not provide more details about the evening attack at the Kunming Railway Station in Yunnan province, or identify the attackers. Kunming city police said they did not have any immediate information to release about the attack.
Local television station K6 said that several of the attackers were shot by police and that victims were being transported to local hospitals.
The state-run Yunnan News said that the men were wearing uniforms when they stormed the railway station and that gunshots were heard after police responded.
Photos circulating online showed scattered luggage and bodies lying on the floor in blood.
China Knife Attack Kills Dozens: Report. The World Post/HuffPo, 3/1/2014.
The surveillance video starts with the bus driver repeatedly telling a belligerent passenger to get off the bus. It happened on an Intercity Transit bus, Route 47 in Olympia Tuesday afternoon.
“When I got on, he was shouting obscenities,” said River Nason, who was one of several riders on the bus watching the situation escalate.
The driver eventually pulled over and walked to the back of the bus.
You can hear the driver yell “Get off my bus!” and “Why don’t you leave?” repeatedly to the passenger.
The passenger finally walks to the exit, but refuses to leave. The driver then tried pushing the passenger out the door.
That’s when the passenger starts punching him repeatedly in the face and the chest.
Nason tries to step in to stop the beating, but there was one frightening moment that made him back off. The bus driver was bleeding and the attacker actually tasted his blood.
“That was the point that I said ‘I’m getting out of here,’” said Nason. “I’m stepping off the bus.”
‘Savage’ attack on bus driver caught on video. KING5.com, 2/26/2014.
Cherie Rhoades, 44, has been arrested but not charged in the attack and is expected to be arraigned in court in Alturas on Tuesday, said a spokeswoman for the Modoc County District Attorney’s Office.
Rhoades is accused of using two semi-automatic handguns to fatally shoot her 50-year-old brother, 19-year-old niece and 30-year-old nephew in Alturas, about 30 miles south of the Oregon border, said Alturas City Clerk Cary Baker, an acting spokeswoman for the small town of about 2,800 residents.
… Two other people at the hearing were critically wounded and remained hospitalized, officials said. One of those people was alert and talking on Friday, they said.
Rhoades had once been a tribal leader with the Cedarville Rancheria tribe, Baker said.
She lived on tribal property in Cedarville, about 20 miles east of Alturas, and was being evicted from that house along with her son, Baker said. The tribal office in Alturas is where day-to-day business is conducted for the Cedarville Rancheria.
After apparently running out bullets, Rhoades picked up a large kitchen knife and chased one person she had already shot, police said.
Police: Victims in California tribal office shooting included suspect’s brother, niece and nephew. The Raw Story/Reuters, 2/21/2014.
A woman who lives at Sunchase Apartments and is close friends with the 61-year-old woman who was stabbed a few doors down early Tuesday morning didn’t want to be identified, but said the woman’s daughter – Katie Nichols – is to blame.
“She’s not emotionally stable and does the best she can, but needs quite a bit of help,” she said.
…”I almost kind of hope that she does come back through here so we can get the authorities to get her,” she said.
Not five minutes later, it happened – Nichols walked up to our camera.
“The satanic cult in this city has been casting satanic spells on me for three, four days. I’m exhausted. I came home and found out my mom was the ringleader and was trying to kill my daughter,” said Katie Nichols.
Nichols said she had to act because her mom was putting curses on them.
“I had to kill her -she was going to kill both of us. She was so powerful, I had no idea – I had no idea that my mother was that powerful,” said Nichols.
Deputies said Nichols’ mother was stabbed in the neck, chest and stomach – and was rushed to the hospital for surgery.
“When I left, she was still breathing. I stabbed her three times and she should have died. She was still breathing. I don’t know what happened to her afterwards or where they took her, but she was the antichrist – she did not die,” said Nichols.
Nichols said afterwards, she and her daughter hid out:
“We went in my car, we ended up in a little rural area and just waited for the sign that it was safe to come back,” said Nichols.
…”She had symbolic representations of my death, my daughter’s death, every nuclear explosion that was supposed to happen – that’s not going to now. Because all of the satanic cult has been rounded up and killed now,” said Nichols.
Crimetracker: Woman confesses on camera to stabbing her own mother. local8now.com/WVLT-TV, 2/20/2014.
The vicious attack happened on the MS Nieuw Amsterdam, which departed from Port Everglades on Feb. 9, according to court records. The worker, Ketut Pujayasa, 28, was quickly detained on the ship and arrested by the FBI when it returned to Fort Lauderdale on Sunday.
…Pujayasa, who worked for Holland America Line, said he delivered breakfast the woman had ordered to her stateroom on Thursday. He said he knocked three times before the passenger acknowledged him and he claimed he heard a woman’s voice saying, “Wait a minute, son of a bitch!”
“Pujayasa stated that the passenger’s comment of ‘son of a bitch’ was offensive to himself and his parents. He was angry and upset the rest of the day,” FBI Special Agent David Nunez wrote in his report.
… “[He] stated that he then walked to the Lido deck on deck 9 in an attempt to locate the passenger from the stateroom who insulted him in order to punch her in the face for insulting him that morning. However, as he approached deck 9, he realized it was too crowded and decided to leave,” agents said.
Instead, he returned to the woman’s stateroom and used his company-issued master key to get into the woman’s room, although he was off duty, authorities said.
He told agents that he hid on the balcony and fell asleep on a chair there. When the woman returned, he went inside her room and immediately began choking her and punching her. He said he struck her with several items, including a laptop computer and a curling iron, and that he used a phone cord and curling iron cord to try to silence her screams and yells for help.
“[The woman] then continued to fight for her life by all means available including striking Pujayasa’s exposed genitals as well as utilizing a corkscrew in an attempt to stab him,” agents said Pujayasa told them.
Unable to silence the victim, Pujayasa told investigators that he tried to conceal his involvement by trying to throw her overboard, knowing that the ship was moving and that any attempt to find her “would be extremely difficult in hours of darkness.”
He said he stopped the attack because someone was persistently knocking on the woman’s stateroom door.
He escaped from the stateroom by jumping from balcony to balcony along the outside of the ship and, still naked below the waist, broke into another occupied stateroom and fled to the interior of the ship, he said to authorities.
When he returned to his staff cabin, he told his roommate to contact ship security because he had killed a passenger.
Cruise worker admits he raped, tried to throw passenger overboard, feds say. SunSentinel.com, 2/18/2014.
Of course on Facebook. Dumb-ass.
Bruce Allen Santee II, 35, who wrestles under the name ‘The Marquee, made the offer on Facebook after the officer pulled the Ford Mustang that Santee was riding in over early Sunday morning after the driver failed to obey a yield sign. The unidentified driver, who was driving with an expired license, explained that she was taking Santee and another man home because they were intoxicated.
According police, Santee argued with the policeman, calling him a “pig”.
After the officer allowed the group to arrange for a different ride, Santee allegedly went home and posted the officer’s name on his Facebook page along with a reward of $100 to anyone who would kill him.
Florida semi-professional wrestler offers $100 reward on Facebook to kill police officer. The Raw Story, 2/18/2014.
Roosevelt Shaffer, 72, is charged with one count of first-degree murder in the fatal stabbing of Raymond Robinson, 69, at the Bethel Terrace Senior Living facility, according to police and prosecutors.
Robinson was stabbed in his chest about 10 a.m. Friday and taken to Stroger Hospital, where he died about an hour later, authorities said.
The men, who were friends, lived at the facility at 900 W. 63rd St., prosecutors said.
Shaffer allegedly stabbed Robinson in with a boning knife after they argued about a jacket in the hallway outside Robinson’s room, according to court records.
…After the stabbing, Shaffer went to his apartment, had a cigarette and washed the boning knife he used to stab Robinson, records show.
72-year-old man charged with fatally stabbing friend at retirement home. Chicago Sun-Times, 2/18/2014.
Gunshot victims shouted to police, “Help us! He’s reloading!” as officers attempted to enter the Safe and Sound Senior Citizen Social Club where four men were wounded late Wednesday night, police said.
… A reserve officer used his shotgun to shatter a lock on the door, allowing officers inside the club. The suspect, a 23-year-old Chicago man, was found hiding in a bathroom at the rear of the club and arrested.
…The wounded victims, none of whom suffered life-threatening injuries, according to police, are a 65-year-old of Gary, who was shot in both feet and right shin; a 76-year-old of Gary, struck in the chest and buttocks; a 43-year-old of East Chicago, shot in the left wrist and upper leg, and a 45-year-old of Chicago, shot in the right arm and buttocks, the police report states.
The building that houses Safe and Sound was the former home of the Sin City Desciples motorcycle club. The social clubs operating in the area are often settings for gambling and other vices. Police occasionally raid clubs when they receive reports of increased activity, loitering and other problems.
Safe and Sound was raided by Indiana State Excise police in October 2011 for serving alcohol without a license. In that raid, 13 people ranging in age from 50 to 87 years old who were inside the club were charged.
5 people, including alleged attacker, shot in Gary senior citizen social club; Chicago man suspected gunman. Chicago Sun-Times, 2/13/2014.
In a transcript obtained by WDRB, former Kentucky State Trooper Jerry Clanton asserted to the Kentucky State Police Trial Board that he was under the false impression that the 15-year-old girl was 18 years old when he started having sex with her.
“I made a moral mistake. And, I’ve gotten right with my family,” the married former trooper insisted. “I recognize that it is an embarrassment to the State Police. But I have not compromised myself in the fact that, in my mind, all I was doing was making a moral mistake.”
… KSP Commander of Legal Services Capt. Matt Feltner, however, felt that the incident was more serious.
“You can’t put a 15-year-old girl in a car, drive her up in the middle of nowhere and have sex with her,” Feltner said. “I mean that doesn’t have to be written out somewhere to know it’s completely wrong and outside the lines.”
During the hearing, Clanton explained that State Trooper Stratford Young had sex with the girl first, which he said resulted in his inappropriate relationship.
Clanton admitted to having sex with the girl on at least four separate occasions, once on the trunk of his police cruiser while it was pulled over on the side of the road.
… In the end, the trial board declined to give Clanton his job back.
Investigators believe that a Brandenburg officer and a Breckinridge County Sheriff’s deputy also had sex with the girl.
None of the four men had been charged as of Wednesday. According to WDRB, the girl is angry that no one is in jail. Her father has also called on prosecutors to take action, but it would be up to a grand jury to decide if anyone will be charged.
Kentucky trooper wants job back because raping that girl was just a ‘moral mistake.’ The Raw Story, 2/13/2014.