A barista working at the Hottie Shots Espresso stand in Kent, Washington, was attacked by an armed intruder who assaulted and attempted to rape her in the early hours of February 21, according to local media, citing police. Police later arrested a 33-year-old man said to have a “long criminal history.” The victim, later identified as Madeline Guinto, told local media that she did everything she could to stall or stop her attacker, and added that she was glad it was over.
Police in Natick, Massachusetts, said they were seeking two women on suspicion of shoplifting after a store’s CCTV caught them using a “lingerie leg hammock” to steal clothes. Video posted on the Natick Police Department Facebook page shows the women placing several items into a large bag between one of the suspect’s legs, which was concealed with a long skirt. The Facebook post read, “This is the first time I’ve seen what looks like a full sized laundry bag strapped to the insides of a pair of legs. Booster bags, booster girdle, even false bottom suitcases, never a lingerie leg hammock.” The post continued, “Given the age of the two involved, I’m going to guess this method is one they acquired from the way back machine having been previously lost in the mire of their misspent younger years. Only way to know for sure is if someone can identify them, verify their veteran’s status and take them off the Senior Circuit.”
Miami Police are investigating a car break-in that occurred on January 31, 2018, at approximately 4:30 a.m., in the area of S.W. 18th Ct. and S.W. 19th St. to a resident’s parked vehicle. According to detectives, two male suspects broke into a parked 2013 Chevrolet Suburban and stole various items. When the victim heard a rattling noise, he surprised the burglars who were inside his vehicle. One suspect ran southbound on S.W. 18th Ct. and the other suspect ran westbound on S.W. 19th St.
National Rifle Association executive vice president and CEO Wayne LaPierre said opponents of gun rights "hate individual freedoms" and want to eliminate the 2nd Amendment. LaPierre spoke at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Maryland.
Miami Police are investigating a break-in that occurred at the Hamacas Restaurant located at 2795 N.W. 17 Avenue, on January 31, 2018, while the business was closed. According to the owner, two unknown men broke into the business using a welding torch in order to make their way inside. Once inside, the suspects managed to pry open the ATM machine and stole $2,100.00, and approximately $200.00 from a machine used to recharge credit onto cellular phones. Both men fled the scene towards an unknown direction.
The Miami Police Department is investigating a burglary that took place on Monday, January 29, 2018, at 1196 Venetian Way. In the video, an unidentified man is seen pacing the rear of the home and later going into the home through a window. Once inside the home, the suspect targeted a variety of electronics, expensive clothing, shoes, and a racing bicycle. In total, over $5,000.00 worth of items were stolen. The suspect placed the electronics and clothing in several white trash bags and fled through the rear of the home in an unknown direction.
A man has been arrested after he was caught on surveillance footage throwing hot dogs at a gas station attendant in Reddick, Florida. According to a Facebook post by the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, Cavan McDaniel was angry at the attendant because she would not sell him beer. The employee said that McDaniel threw hotdogs at her and poked her in the face with a corndog stick, which can be seen on the surveillance footage. The post also stated the victim had a red mark under her eye from where she was poked during the attack. McDaniel was charged with battery-touch or strike.
Baltimore police are looking for a man entered a Subway restaurant armed with a black semi-automatic handgun. The man forced the employee to empty the register and before leaving demanded several cookies from the bin before fleeing on foot.
Nikolas Cruz appears in open court for the first time on Monday, Feb. 19, 2018, during a status hearing before Broward Circuit Judge Elizabeth Scherer. Cruz is facing 17 charges of premeditated murder in the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
The El Dorado County Sheriff's Office is searching for a woman who snatched several packages from the same porch in El Dorado Hills, California. The video shows the woman grabbing boxes from a porch twice within an hour. In her first appearance, she's wearing a coat and bra, but no shirt. Later, she ditches the coat and is seen wearing just her bra and pants. The weather that day was breezy and a cool 60 degrees.
Shanghai police released surveillance video showing a burglary attempt in the city that went comically wrong. The video shows two hooded men approach a store before one throws a brick through the window. The second man then throws another brick but as his accomplice attempts to get out of the way, he is struck in the head and drops to the ground. Abandoning the burglary, the would-be thief drags his friend away.
David Hogg, a senior and student reporter at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, recorded interviews with some of his classmates on February 14 as they were hiding from an active shooter in the school. Hogg told the Sun Sentinel, a newspaper he told Storyful he volunteers with, that he heard gunshots during a science class, followed by a fire alarm going off. After initially trying to run away, Hogg was gathered with other students in a classroom by a culinary instructor. While there, he interviewed fellow students about what was happening, and about their views on gun control.At least 17 people were killed in the attack. The suspect, a former student, was detained by police.
Seventeen people were killed when suspected gunman Nikolas Cruz opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Students said they heard the fire alarm go off and thought it was a drill. "We went outside," said student Manuel Barraza, "I heard gunshots. I thought it was firecrackers. But after I heard the last shot I was like oh, no." Cruz, a 19-year-old former student of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, is in custody.