U.S. Swimmer Ryan Lochte, Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger & Jimmy Feigen Robbed at Gunpoint in Rio at Olympics
RYAN LOCHTE AND THREE OTHER U.S. SWIMMERS ROBBED AT GUNPOINT IN RIO …
NBC News is reporting that U.S. Olympic swimmers Ryan Lochte, Gunnar Bentz, Jack Conger and Jimmy Feigen were robbed at gunpoint at the Rio Olympics. According to accounts, the four U.S. Athletes left France House early Sunday morning in a taxi headed for the Olympic Village. Their taxi was stopped by individuals posing as armed police officers who demanded the athletes’ money and other personal belongings. This is interesting, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said that the U.S. Committee denied the crime. The investigation is in progress.”
Following conflicting reports — including the IOC denying any incident took place — Lochte himself confirmed with TODAY’s Billy Bush that he and the other swimmers were robbed at gunpoint.
“We got pulled over, in the taxi, and these guys came out with a badge, a police badge, no lights, no nothing just a police badge and they pulled us over,” Lochte said. “They pulled out their guns, they told the other swimmers to get down on the ground — they got down on the ground. I refused, I was like we didn’t do anything wrong, so — I’m not getting down on the ground.
“And then the guy pulled out his gun, he cocked it, put it to my forehead and he said, ‘Get down,’ and I put my hands up, I was like ‘whatever.’ He took our money, he took my wallet — he left my cell phone, he left my credentials.”
TALK ABOUT YOUR BIZARRE STORIES … DOES A CITIZEN HAVE A RIGHT TO DEFEND THEIR HOME?
68 year old Nathaniel Johnson finds himself in some hot water as the alleged burglar he tied to a tree has died. According to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office in Alabama, around 10 p.m., Cleveland Gully broke the lock, and and was when Johnson tackled him to the ground, tied his hands behind his back and brought him to the tree. Washington County Sheriff Richard Stringer said, “He began to tie him to the tree still in the standing up position.” Stringer went on to say, that Johnson used electrical wire and rope from a clothesline to tie him to the tree and then masking tape, “multiple layers of masking tape that he had wrapped around his mouth and all the way around his head.” Johnson called police; however, when police arrived to the scene, the burglar was dead.
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of an alleged burglar who was tied to a tree by a homeowner.
It happened on Spurgeon Road in Leroy late Friday night.
The homeowner is still being questioned.
“I would say this is a very unusual case,” said Washington County Sheriff Richard Stringer.
Stringer has interviewed 68-year-old Nathaniel Johnson all night in the county jail.
Deputies say his attempt to catch an alleged burglar went wrong, killing 31-year-old Cleveland Gully, who lives nearby.
Gully’s uncle is in disbelief his nephew is gone.
“I was surprised that it happened,” Michael Gully said. “He just wasn’t a violent person that I know of.”
According to the story Johnson told deputies, his home had been robbed before, and he wasn’t letting it happen again.
TRY EXPLAINING THIS ONE WHY YOU ARE IN PRISON TO YOUR FELLOW RAPIST AND MURDERING CONS …
THE CANDY MAN THIEF … 35 year old Jesus N. Ibarra was arrested last week and charged with grand theft of a cargo and possessing stolen property. The stolen property was 7,500 pounds of candy! The candy, which had not passed inspection, was supposed to be hauled to a San Bernardino county location for destruction. However, Jesus N. Ibarra decided to steal the candy and put it in his garage. According to the police reports, when the truck arrived to its location, about 7,500 pounds of candy were missing. This is where the greed and stupidity of those that commit crimes once again comes into play. The police were tipped off when they saw an ad turned up on Craigslist and a Facebook site for High Desert Deals.
The Candy man – Sammy Davis Jr.
Candy bars led to jail bars for a 35-year-old desert man caught with a garageful of stolen sweets, say San Bernardino County sheriff’s officials.
Hesperia resident Jesus N. Ibarra was arrested a 1:14 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 7, at his home along the 13100 block of Modesto Court and booked for investigation of a grand theft of a cargo and possessing stolen property, jail records show. He was released on bail.
The trouble started after Excel Corporation — the West Coast distributor for Mars Candy Company — contracted with a trucking company to haul a load of candy that hadn’t passed inspection to a San Bernardino county location for destruction.
When the truck arrived, about 7,500 pounds of candy were missing, sheriff’s officials said in a written statement.
Deputies caught a break when advertisements turned up on Craigslist and a Facebook site for High Desert Deals. That prompted a search warrant for Ibarra’s home.
I think i wrote on this story just so that I could use the Candy man video by Sammy Davis Jr.
11 Foot Alligator Killed 22 Year Old Matthew Riggins, Accused Burglar Hiding in Pond At the Wrong Time
GATOR JUSTICE: JUST SAY KARMA, BABY …
An 11 foot long alligator in Brevard County, Florida turned out to be judge, jury and executioner of 22 year old Matthew Riggins of Palm Bay, who is an accused burglar. Riggins was reported missing, he called his girlfriend and told her he’d be in the area breaking into homes. The police and the canine unit could not find suspected home robber, Matthew Riggins, but you know who did, the GATOR!
The animal was later found and had to be euthanized by a trapper from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. It turns out that inside the gator’s stomach, the medical examiner found proof of how Riggins was killed. Euthanized? They should have pinned a medal on the gator’s chest for crime prevention!!! Sorry, I have to agree with Barefoot Bay resident Chuck Stokes who said, “I would say it’s poetic justice, you want to sit there and steal from people.”
Matthew Riggins of Palm Bay (Brevard County Sheriff’s Office)
An accused burglar is dead after Brevard County deputies said he hid in a pond while on the run and was killed by an 11-foot-long alligator.
Matthew Riggins, 22, of Palm Bay was reported missing Nov. 13. His body was found 10 days later floating in a pond near Latan Court and Barefoot Circle, in Barefoot Bay. Investigators said it had the makings of a gator attack.
Shortly before Riggins was reported missing, he called his girlfriend and told her he’d be in the area breaking into homes, deputies said.
“He was going to do burglaries in the Barefoot Bay area with another individual,” said Maj. Tod Goodyear, with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.
Neighbors reported to authorities that they saw two men dressed in black lurking behind homes. Deputies began searching the area and were later joined by more deputies, K-9 units and a sheriff’s helicopter.
Investigators said Riggins then called his girlfriend to tell her they were being chased and lying low.
“Do you still hear them hollering, or did they hunker down?” deputies could be heard saying on radio traffic.
Suspected Burglar Tries to Play Santa and Failes Badly … Thief Gets Stuck in Chimney & Dies After Home Owner Lights Fire
WE REFER TO THIS AS THE THINNING OF THE HERD … ONLY SANTA CLAUS KNOWS HOW TO USE A CHIMNEY PROPERLY.
Crime really doesn’t pay … Maybe the following story from the Fresno Bee will be a future deterrent for would-be robbers use of a chimney as a means of entering a home. Then again, maybe not. A man attempting to rob a home in Huron died Saturday after his botched burglary attempt ended in his getting stuck in the chimney and then really ended when the home owners lit a fire in the fireplace. After the fire was set, police reported that the home owner heard screams coming from inside the house. At that point the home owner realized that there was some one n the chimney and put the fire out. Can you say roasted robber? The burglar was pronounced dead at the scene. The man’s identity is being withheld pending notification of his family.
A man who apparently got stuck in the chimney of a Huron home during a botched burglary attempt died Saturday after the homeowners lit a fire in the fireplace, the Fresno County Sheriff’s Office said.
Lt. Brandon Pursell said deputies received a 911 call to the 16000 block of West Gale Avenue just before 3 p.m. After lighting a fire, the male homeowner heard screaming coming from somewhere inside the house. When the resident realized a person was in the chimney, he extinguished the fire.
Deputies and firefighters had to smash the chimney to get the man out. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The Fresno County coroner will perform an autopsy to confirm a cause of death. The man’s identity is being withheld pending notification of his family.
Are you kidding me that they had to bust the chimney to get the dead criminal out? That probably caused more damage and expense to the homeowner than anything the man could have stolen.