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.”
The body was found Monday night Fielding Street, in the area of 7 Mile Road and Evergreen appears to be that of missing 24 year old Kajavia Globe. However, positive identification needs to be confirmed by the medical examiner. Family members filed a missing persons report Saturday, December 12.
The police are stating that there was evidence of foul play in the disappearance of Kajavia Globe. Her vehicle was found abandoned on Chatham Street, near Telegraph Road and Fenkel, early Monday morning, 3 days after she went missing and surveillance video showed a masked man using Globe’s bank card to withdraw cash at an ATM at 7 Mile Road and Telegraph, late Friday afternoon.
Detroit police are working to confirm whether a body found Monday on the city’s west side is that of a missing 24-year-old woman.
The body was found early Monday evening on Fielding Street, in the area of 7 Mile Road and Evergreen. Police and family members were at the scene.
Assistant police chief Steve Dolunt told reporters that though authorities believe the body belongs to Globe, confirmation by the medical examiner is required.
Image of masked person who allegedly took an unspecified amount of money from Globe’s bank account. (Photo: DPD)
“We’ve got the body of a black female, appears to be in her 20s, in the backyard of this location,” Dolunt said. “At this time, it appears to be our missing [person], we can’t confirm it until the medical examiner gets here. At this time, we cannot confirm the cause of death.”
Earlier Monday, police said there was evidence of foul play in the disappearance of Kajavia Globe.
Globe’s car was found abandoned on Chatham Street, near Telegraph Road and Fenkel, early Monday morning — three days after she went missing.
About two miles from that location, police say surveillance video shows a masked man using Globe’s bank card to withdraw cash at an ATM at 7 Mile Road and Telegraph, late Friday afternoon.
Anyone with information should call Detroit police at (313) 596-5840.
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.
GOOD RIDDANCE TO BAD RUBBISH …
The manhunt is over over 62 year old fugitive rapist and cop killer Floyd Ray Cook. Law enforcement tracked Floyd Ray Cook to a wooded area near near Burkesville, Kentucky, with the help of a police helicopter’s thermal camera. The fugitive was then shot and killed by law enforcement as Floyd Ray Cook exchanged gun fire with the police and U.S. Marshall’s. According to accounts, no officers were injured. The 62 year old convicted rapist and robber had been on the run since Saturday afternoon, when he shot and wounded a Tennessee police officer, Ahscari Valencia during a traffic stop Saturday afternoon.
A rapist who was the target of a six-day manhunt after allegedly shooting a Tennessee cop was killed by police early Friday in what officials described as a “scary” conclusion.
Floyd Ray Cook, 62, was fatally shot near Burkesville, Kentucky, after being traced to a wooded area with the help of a police helicopter’s thermal camera.
Law enforcement agents converged on a building in the hunt for Cook, who was accused of shooting a Tennessee police officer during a traffic stop on Saturday.
Kentucky State Police Trooper Billy Gregory said two colleagues and a U.S. Marshal encountered the fugitive on an embankment near Kentucky Route 61 about seven miles south of Burkesville.
“Cook had a handgun and gunfire was exchanged,” Gregory said. “Cook was wounded and was pronounced dead at the scene. No officers were injured.”